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An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

Looking at the “opening day” rosters for the double-barreled World Boxing Super Series, a 16-man lineup, it appears that Rob Brant was an after-thought. As the fields were being finalized, it dawned on the selection committee that there wasn’t a single fighter in either bracket who was actually born and bred in the United States. “Hey,...

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, it was formally announced that Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KO’s) would be facing Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in what Cotto is claiming will be his final professional fight. The choice of Ali as Cotto’s opponent raised a lot of eyebrows as many believed Cotto would select a...

retained

Junior Middleweight Triple Header Should Net Lara vs. Charlo

There were three outstanding 154-pound title bouts on Showtime this past weekend, and all three title holders made successful defenses and retained their hardware. Jarret Hurd halted Austin Trout when Trout's head trainer Louie Burke called in the referee after the 10th round to request the stoppage. Jermell Charlo retained his WBC title with ...

It’s Official: Takam is In, Pulev is Out vs. Anthony Joshua on Oct. 28

It’s Official: Takam is In, Pulev is Out vs. Anthony Joshua on Oct. 28

Earlier today (Monday, Oct. 16) reports surfaced that Kubrat Pulev had suffered a shoulder injury and would be forced to withdraw from his Oct. 28th fight with Anthony Joshua at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. That report has been confirmed. Principality Stadium, a domed stadium with a retractable roof, is best known for hosting int...

good measure

The Hauser Report: The Barclays Buzz

The first fight card at Barclays Center was contested on October 20, 2012, and featured four world title fights: Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales, Paulie Malignaggi vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, Devon Alexander vs. Randall Bailey, and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs. Peter Quillin. For good measure, Danny Jacobs, Luis Collazo, Dmitriy Salita, Eddie Gomez, an...

tripleheader

With Big Wins, Hurd and Charlo Convey That Blonds Really Do Have More Fun

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It has been a tough season for Odell Beckham Jr., the New York Giants’ superstar wide receiver who has popularized both the seemingly impossible one-handed catch and a hairstyle, bleached-blond on top of the wearer’s naturally dark roots, that more and more African-American athletes have adopted as a mark of distinction ...

West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Honors Its Own on Sunday

West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Honors Its Own on Sunday

Luminaries from the boxing world hit North Hollywood when the doors open for the third annual West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Sunday. The Banquet of Champions event is sold out. A number of prizefighters from the past and those associated with the world of boxing in different capacities will be honored at the Garla...

Super Welterweight Showcase

Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays

Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays - The Premier Boxing Champions put on a terrific night of fights at the Barclays Center Saturday night as the 154 lbers took center stage. WBA "super world" champion Erislandy Lara faced off against undefeated American Terrell Gausha in the final bout of the evening. The 34-year-old Lara has...

sparring partners

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are former sparring partners who engaged in one of the best fights in recent years, a lusty 12-round battle at LA’s Staples Center in August of 2015 that was decided in favor of Santa Cruz by a majority decision. That fight begged for a rematch and it will likely materialize in March of next year. The SoCal riv...

Groves Stops Cox

WBSS Results From Wembley – Groves Stops Cox

Groves Stops Cox - London's Wembley Arena hosted George Groves vs Jamie Cox on Saturday, the third World Boxing Super Series 168-pound tournament quarterfinal. A packed Wembley Arena greeted both men as they entered the ring to an impressive light show. Cox came out putting serious pressure on Groves, who stayed calm under fire and fired ba...