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Current WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Scott Quigg is 27 years old today, having been born on October 9th, 1988. Quigg is undefeated at 29-0-2, and he is scheduled to fight this coming November 22nd, 2014 as one of the main attractions on the Matchroom Boxing Promotions card scheduled for Liverpool's Echo Arena. Though his opponent is yet to be announced, the card will also feature the highly anticipated Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew re-match, so Quigg will be looking to impress on the 22nd.
Quigg seems to be on a collision course with...
CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING TICKETS FOR
MIGUEL COTTO VS. CANELO ALVAREZ
ON SALE TODAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
MEGA-FIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGASPRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 9, 2015) - Due to high demand from fans across the country, tickets for closed circuit viewings of the highly anticipated November 21 battle between WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former Two-Time Super Welterweight World Champion...
“2 Days: Canelo Alvarez”
Premieres Saturday, Oct. 24 on HBO®
Oct. 9, 2015 – HBO Sports® debuts an all-new installment of “2 Days” when the feature segment returns Saturday, Oct. 24 at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) with a behind-the-scenes look at boxing sensation Canelo Alvarez, one of the sweet science’s brightest superstars.
“2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in the lead-up to one of his fights and the next edition will focus on Mexican native Canelo Alvarez. HBO cameras followed...
After Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squared off in their classic rubber match, the “Thrilla in Manila,” Ali biographer Thomas Hauser framed the importance of the confrontation in a manner that left no doubt that what was at stake transcended the possession of any sanctioning body’s bejeweled belt.
“They weren’t fighting so much for the heavyweight championship of the world,” Hauser noted. “They were fighting for the heavyweight championship of each other.”
In some ways, the Showtime-televised turf war that Daniel “Miracle...
Last weekend he looked terrific. The speed was apparent, the flash and the pot-shot punching was there too. He picked his spots and fought as the prey to set up his opponent, then when he felt he had things under control, he came on and pushed the fight assuming the role as the predator.
Basically, he dominated the bout and did what he wanted to whenever he wanted to. That's called jogging to victory.
Yes, I'm talking about Adrian Broner 31-2 (23), who stopped Khabib Allakhverdiev 19-2 (9) in the 12th round to win the vacant WBA...
JAMES DEGALE & LUCIAN BUTE TWO-CITY, TWO-COUNTRY KICKOFF PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
FOR NOV. 28 SHOWDOWN ON SHOWTIME®
No. 1-Ranked Issac Chilemba Faces No. 2 Eleider Alvarez
In WBC Light Heavyweight Elimination Bout
“My journey is just beginning, his will be ending.” – James DeGale
“I am the underdog...but the pressure is on him. The belt will remain in Quebec” – Lucian Bute
NEW YORK (Oct. 8, 2015)– Super middleweight world champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs), of England, and former world champion Lucian Bute (32-2,...
PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBCSN FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES & PHOTOS
Photos Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
BOSTON (October 8, 2015) - Fighters took part in a media workout today at Welch's Gym in South Boston to kick off fight week for this Saturday night's Premier Boxing Champions onNBCSN card at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA, headlined by Danny "Bhoy" O'Connor (26-2, 10 KOs) vs. Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (23-2, 4 KOs) with triple-header coverage starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the live...
Former Light Heavyweight World Champion Billy Conn was born on October 8th, 1917 in East Liberty, Pennsylvania.
In his youth, Billy Conn met a Pittsburgh boxer named Johnny Ray, a celebrated Lightweight from the Pittsburgh area that had fought professionally from 1913 to 1924. Ray had also been a sparring partner for the legendary Harry Greb, and it was Ray who would guide Conn's career as his manager in the professional ranks. Author Paul Kennedy described Ray, whose real name is Howard Pitler, as a father figure for Conn, and they would...
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez Blog: Thursday, Oct. 8
Discuss what is was like making your HBO debut back in May, making HBO PPV debut on Oct. 17 & fighting on the same card as GGG
“It was an honor to fight on HBO for the first time in May. For many years I’ve wanted my fights to be telecast to my fans in America and I was very happy that this was possible. Fighting at the Forum was also an honor as my late mentor and friend Alexis Arguello had fought there four times.”
‘To see so many Nicaraguan fans support me that night...
A kind of giddiness surfaces from even the most stoic people when you mention the sudden rise of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the WBA and IBO middleweight titleholder.
In three years, the slightly boyish-looking boxer from Kazakhstan has evolved from European mish-mash to powerhouse marvel, in little more time than it takes to prepare for the Olympics.
Has there ever been a European fighter that captured the attention of the American fight public like Golovkin?
Undefeated records alone cannot guarantee the fickle boxing public will attach...