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2015 Fight of the Year – Francisco Vargas vs Takashi Miura

2015 Fight of the Year – Francisco Vargas vs Takashi Miura

By: The Sweet Science Jan 04 2016

The WBC World Super Featherweight title bout between Francisco Vargas and Takashi Miura came on one of the biggest boxing stages of 2015, as the bout served as the HBO pay-per-view's co-main event on November 21st, in support of Miguel Cotto vs Saul Alvarez. Miura entered the fight with a (29-2-2) record and he was making the fifth defense of his world title, while Vargas entered the fight with...

Jan 9 in Germany – Feigenbutz and De Carolis To Settle Score

Jan 9 in Germany – Feigenbutz and De Carolis To Settle Score

By: The Sweet Science Jan 04 2016

This coming Saturday, January 9th, the stage is set at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany for a re-match between Vincent Feigenbutz and Giovanni De Carolis. The highly anticipated re-match is set to air on SAT.1 in Germany, and Feigenbutz will once again be defending his GBU and interim WBA World titles at Super Middleweight. The first meeting between the two was less than three months ago, ...

2015 Knock Out of the Year – Saul Alvarez KO’s James Kirkland

2015 Knock Out of the Year – Saul Alvarez KO’s James Kirkland

By: The Sweet Science Dec 29 2015

On May 9th of 2015, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez delivered a resonant knock-out of James Kirkland on HBO that wins the 2015 KO of the Year. The knock-out itself came in the third round, after slightly more than two minutes of action. The end came when Alvarez delivered a single, big right hand that caught Kirkland on the jaw and left him flat on his back after spinning to the canvas.Alvarez was clearl...

2015 Most Improved Fighter – Andrzej Fonfara

2015 Most Improved Fighter – Andrzej Fonfara

By: The Sweet Science Dec 28 2015

The December of 2014 rankings saw Poland's Andrzej Fonfara end the year ranked #4 as a Light Heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings. Ending 2015, he has moved up to #2 and he is crowding Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson at the top of the rankings. Fonfara was a very solid boxer before this year. He really rose to prominence in May of 2014 when he fought valiantly in a losing effort...

Promoter of the Year – “Premier Boxing Champions”

Promoter of the Year – “Premier Boxing Champions”

By: The Sweet Science Dec 26 2015

The Boxing Channel recognizes Premier Boxing Champions as the 2015 Promoter of the Year. Some may protest, stating that the Al Haymon project labeled "Premier Boxing Champions" is not a true promoter. They may argue that Bob Arum's Top Rank, Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy, or another more traditional promotional company would be a more appropriate winner. Boxing continues to be a beautiful, yet ...

12 Rounds of Christmas: Santa Cruz vs Mares – Round 2

12 Rounds of Christmas: Santa Cruz vs Mares – Round 2

By: The Sweet Science Dec 22 2015

In the spirit of the season, Premier Boxing Champions is gifting fight fans with video clips from 12 of the year's most exciting rounds, all from bouts staged under the PBC banner. Presented in chronological order from Round 1 through Round 12, the series debuted December 14 and continues daily through December 25. Round 2 comes from the all-out war between 126-pound brawlers Leo Santa Cruz ...

A Little Holiday Cheer From The “Premier Boxing Champions”

A Little Holiday Cheer From The “Premier Boxing Champions”

By: Miguel Iturrate Dec 21 2015

You have got to hand it to the Premier Boxing Champions for their body of work in 2015. In their first year, they put boxing back on television in a big way, producing 46 shows that aired on a variety of stations from CBS and NBC to Fox Sports 1, ESPN and SpikeTV to name a few. Only with a body of work like that could the "PBC" sift through their libraries and bring us "The 12 Rounds of Christm...

Eye on the Heavyweights – Erkan Teper Named in Doping Scandal?

Eye on the Heavyweights – Erkan Teper Named in Doping Scandal?

By: The Sweet Science Dec 21 2015

The German news website (www.br.de) is reporting that undefeated Heavyweight prospect Erkan Teper has had his name come up around a growing investigation surrounding doping. Teper, who is (15-0) and holds several regional titles, is an emerging heavyweight prospect, but he had to pull out of his scheduled fight against Robert Helenius of Finland on December 19th due to a shoulder injury which w...

Canastota, New York HOF Announces The Class of 2016

Canastota, New York HOF Announces The Class of 2016

By: The Sweet Science Dec 18 2015

The votes have been tallied, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the Class of 2016. The traditional ceremony of induction is part of "Hall of Fame" weekend, scheduled from June 9th to the 12th in Canastota, New York. The inductees include: Puerto Rico's Hector "Macho" Camacho, who held world titles as a Super Featherweight, Lightweight and Light Welte...

WBA Convention Hits Full Swing in Panama City

WBA Convention Hits Full Swing in Panama City

By: The Sweet Science Dec 17 2015

The World Boxing Association's 94th convention is in full swing as guests and participants have been arriving since Monday in the Panamanian capital. Some of the guests that have arrived so far include Miguel Cotto, Gennady Golovkin, Javier Fortuna, Jesus Cuellar, Jorge Linares, Daniel Jacobs, David Avanesyan, Ray Mancini and Kohei Kono. The big news around the conference is the elevation of...