Category: Feature

Everyone’s A Winner

  Some 55 years ago, back in 1963, my Dad introduced me to the wonderful world of boxing. It was my 7th birthday, and Dad took me down to the Hyde Arms pub in Birmingham where, surrounded by a mainly Irish crowd, we listened intently to the boxing on a huge radio perched above the bar. British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper was...

Fernandez-Foster Headlines ShoBox Tripleheader Live at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT from Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla.

  NEW YORK (August 16, 2018) – Undefeated super featherweight prospect Jon Fernandez will face O’Shaquie Foster in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on Friday, September 21 live on SHOWTIME® at 9:45 p.m. ET/PTfrom Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The telecast, headlined by two ShoBox veterans, is the first of back-to-back ShoBox: The New Generation telecasts on Fridays in September. The following week, September 28, will mark the sixth telecast in...

Bookmakers produce surprise odds for Wilder vs Fury.

It’s the heavyweight fight that has taken us all by surprise. Tyson Fury will step into the ring at Windsor Park on Saturday night. Knowing that victory will virtually guarantee a big money fight. The WBC world heavyweight championship of the world the prize. But taking it away from its current owner is anything but straightforward. One could easily be forgiven...

Quigg aiming for October return, wants Frampton rematch.

  Former world super-bantamweight champion, Scott Quigg is eager to return to action. Quigg has been missing from the ring since suffering the second defeat of his career. Quigg suffered a unanimous points defeat to WBO featherweight champion, Oscar Valdez. The fight itself was brutal. Twelve rounds of battle, that will no doubt leave a lasting impression on both men. Quigg...

Canelo is Mad, Golovkin is Mad, This Could Be Epic

What a year It was a September evening in 2017, the 16th to be exact, that two men entered the ring with a tremendous amount of respect for one another. Both men left their all in the ring, only to fight to a controversial draw. It was a bout that left many discussing judges and two fan bases arguing over who...

Kronk: A Monument to Mayhem

  It was March 2nd of 1980, the battlefield was Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, the boxing world was about to be put on notice. A little gym in the basement of the old recreation center at 5555 McGraw Street in Motown was about to up the ante. Emanuel Steward’s Kronk Gym was just beginning what would be an unprecedented...

What’s Next For Manny Pacquiao?

  Bob Arum flew to the Philippines to meet with Manny Pacquiao earlier this week, in hopes of continuing their longstanding working relationship. Pacquiao has declared himself a free agent and publicity stated that anyone that has his number can call him. According to Arum after speaking with Pacquiao, he is looking to fight three more times and retire. Pacquiao wants...

August 25: Mikaela Mayer Added to ESPN Telecast

  GLENDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 8, 2018) —  Mikaela Mayer turned pro last year intent on helping shine the spotlight on female boxing. Mayer, a Los Angeles native and 2016 U.S. Olympian, will get that opportunity Aug. 25 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, when she takes on Edina Kiss in a six-round super featherweight bout, live on ESPN. Mayer vs. Kiss will be part of...

Joseph Parker to abandon appeal?

  Former WBO heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker is unlikely to appeal against his defeat to Dillian Whyte a few weeks ago. FightZoneNews.com has learned that instead he and his team will work towards a rematch. Parker’s promoter, David Higgins will not make an official complaint. But will look to set up a rematch with ‘The Bodysnatcher’ in November or December. “He’s...

Roman vs McDonnell moved.

  Well, looks like Daniel Roman’s title defence against Gavin McDonnell has been rescheduled. The bout will now be on the first Matchroom USA card on DAZN. The date will be October 6th in Chicago. It will be Roman’s third defence of his title, he was last in the ring when he defeated Moises Fuentes by unanimous decision in June. It...