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Mayweather vs. McGregor a 99 Percent Done Deal Say U.K. Tabloids

Mayweather vs. McGregor a 99 Percent Done Deal Say U.K. Tabloids

'MONEY MAY" VS. McGREGOR -- The boxing and MMA worlds went gaga on social media on Tuesday morning with reports that the long-rumored mega-fight between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was close to being finalized. A formal announcement, says the Daily Sun, will be forthcoming ...

A Look at the Undercards of some Big Boxing Shows on the Horizon

A Look at the Undercards of some Big Boxing Shows on the Horizon

UNDERCARDS BOLSTER BIG BOXING SHOWS -- The undercards are slowly taking shape for some of the big shows coming down the pike in the next few months. The latest dispatch from Golden Boy Promotions contains the news that Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) has been added to the big Cinco de Mayo card on Ma...

Friday Boxing Recap: Zhakiyanov Dethrones Rau’shee Warren and More

Friday Boxing Recap: Zhakiyanov Dethrones Rau’shee Warren and More

ZHAKIYANOV UPSETS WARREN -- Zhanat Zhakiyanov, a well-traveled Kazakh making his U.S. debut, went into hostile territory and emerged with a piece of the world bantamweight title on Friday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. In a see-saw battle that begs for a rematch, Zhakiyanov overcame...

Weekend Boxing Recap

Weekend Boxing Recap

WEEKEND BOXING RECAP -- There were no mega-fights on the first weekend of February, but there were a number of noteworthy fights scattered around the globe. The  weekend began on Friday (Thursday in the United States) at the Adelaide Oval in North Adelaide, Australia, where 43-year-old Danny Gre...

Weekend Boxing Recap: From New Jersey to China and Points In-Between

Weekend Boxing Recap: From New Jersey to China and Points In-Between

WEEKEND BOXING RECAP -- The month of January tends to be a slow month for boxing. This weekend was consistent with the historical pattern. However, there were a few noteworthy boxers in action, most notably former two-division world champion Zab Judah who returned to the ring after a 37-month hiatus...

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Professional boxing returned to New York after a 176-day absence on Saturday, Jan. 14, with a nine-fight card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. A co-promotion of DiBella Entertainment and Mayweather Promotions, the main event saw IBF 168-pound champion James DeGale square off against his WBC counterp...

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

LARA AND ANTHONY DIRRELL WIN EASY -- Friday night’s featured attractions at the Hialeah Park racino in Miami were widely panned as mismatches and played out as expected. Erislandy Lara (pictured) retained his WBA Super World 154-pound title with a fourth round TKO over Yuri Foreman and former WBC ...

Canelo vs. JCC Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6? Weed Potentially No Barrier

Canelo vs. JCC Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6? Weed Potentially No Barrier

CHAVEZ JR vs CANELO -- It’s no secret that Golden Boy Promotions has been eyeing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as the next opponent for their cash cow Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. By all appearances, the all-Mexican showdown, which many speculated was headed to AT&T Stadium in Texas, will instead come ...

The TSS 2016 Round of the Year: Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora, Round 5

The TSS 2016 Round of the Year: Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora, Round 5

2016 Round of the Year - Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora locked horns in Manchester on Dec. 10. Their 12-round go was part of a mammoth 10-bout show promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. The main event, an IBF heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina, was a dud, a stro...

Joe Smith Jr. is the 2016 TSS Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

Joe Smith Jr. is the 2016 TSS Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

JOE SMITH JR'S BREAKTHROUGH YEAR -- At the onset of 2016, an Irish-American light heavyweight from Long Island was attracting some buzz. His name was Seanie Monaghan. Farther out on Long Island, another Irish-American light heavyweight was laboring in obscurity. His name was Joe Smith Jr. As we ente...