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Looking back at the Topsy-Turvy Life of Mike Tyson Who Turns 51 This Week

Looking back at the Topsy-Turvy Life of Mike Tyson Who Turns 51 This Week

With the possible exception of the immortal Muhammad Ali, it seems that more words have been written about Mike Tyson than any other boxer. And that's saying a mouthful given the thousands upon thousands of young men with colorful stories and pasts that have stepped into the ring. Tyson, who will celebrate his 51st birthday on Jun...

The Underappreciated Amateur Boxing Career of Ronnie Shields

The Underappreciated Amateur Boxing Career of Ronnie Shields

Ronnie Shields is one of the most successful and well-respected boxing cornermen in the world today. But before Shields was training elite class fighters for world championship runs, even before his own two-time title challenging career as a professional prizefighter, Shields was an outstanding amateur boxer. In fact, Shields amassed an overal...

Three Punch Combo: Matchups We Would Like To See on ESPN and More

Three Punch Combo: Matchups We Would Like To See on ESPN and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Top Rank announced late last week a deal with ESPN to televise Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn on July 2nd. As part of the deal, it is anticipated Top Rank will get a slew of dates from the network to televise bouts that were previously shown on premium cable. With Top Rank’s stable and claim that it will be willing to work wit...

The NSAC Overturns the Verdict in the Rigondeaux-Flores Fight

The NSAC Overturns the Verdict in the Rigondeaux-Flores Fight

On Saturday, June 17, Guillermo Rigondeaux defended his WBA 122-pound world title against Moises Flores in the chief undercard bout on the show headlined by the rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. Rigondeaux was credited with winning by KO 1, but there was some doubt as to whether the knockout punch was legal. Was it delivered befor...

Who’s #1 on Today’s P4P List? It Has to Be Either Ward or Crawford

Who’s #1 on Today’s P4P List? It Has to Be Either Ward or Crawford

A few weeks back it was pretty up in the air as to who the best pound-for-pound fighter was in boxing. Some polls had Gennady Golovkin at the top while others had Andre Ward number one with a few outliers having Vasyl Lomachenko at the top. In the mix, nipping at their heels, were Sergey Kovalev, Roman Gonzalez, Terence Crawford and Canelo Alv...

A Pier 6 Brawl in Philly Enlivens a Soft Boxing Weekend

A Pier 6 Brawl in Philly Enlivens a Soft Boxing Weekend

WEEKEND BOXING RECAPS -- On an otherwise quiet weekend for boxing, there was a corker in South Philadelphia that would have undoubtedly commanded Fight of the Year discussion if witnessed by more eyeballs. The match at the 2300 Arena, billed for the Pennsylvania State 154-pound title, paired Philadelphia’s Tyrone "Young Gun" Brunson (25-6-2)...

GGG and Canelo Take Hollywood by Storm

GGG and Canelo Take Hollywood by Storm

HOLLYWOOD, Ca.-Thousands gathered in the streets of Hollywood below the iconic circular Capitol Records building where music legends Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and many others shelled out successful record careers. On a sweaty Thursday afternoon the musicians stepped aside as boxing took over like an avalanche as fans gathered to glimpse at...

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Ring

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Ring

BOXING IN DANTE’S INFERNO -- Harry S Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, had a lot of pet phrases, probably the most enduring being “the buck stops here.” But there is another of good ol’ Harry’s sayings that has become part of the popular culture and is especially appropriate to the 65th anniversary of the infamous Suga...

Daniel Franco Update: Boxer Returning to California to Continue His Recovery

Daniel Franco Update: Boxer Returning to California to Continue His Recovery

Southern California’s Daniel Franco, who suffered a “brain bleed” following a title fight in Iowa two weeks ago, will be allowed to be moved back to his home area, said a spokesman for the Franco family. “He responded to questions and was able to move his fingers,” said Al Franco, the father of Daniel, 25, who also served as his b...

Mayweather-McGregor: “The Sting”

Mayweather-McGregor: “The Sting”

Floyd Mayweather is one of a kind and I don't mean as a fighter. Starting the night of February 25th 1964, when I saw Cassius Clay for the first time in my life on the 6:00 PM news, two-months shy of my 6th birthday, I've been obsessed with the sport of boxing and have adamantly followed it from every aspect. When I'm asked to recite the names...

RECENT BOXING RESULTS

Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Location: Bramall Lane Football Ground, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Welter / IBF World Kell Brook (L)

Errol Spence Jr

KO RD 11 of 12 @1:47
Super Middle / WBA Super World George Groves (W)

Fedor Chudinov

TKO RD 6 of 12 @1:14
Heavy / Commonwealth (British Empire) David Allen (L)

Lenroy Thomas

SD RD 12 of 12
Super Middle / WBA Continental Jamie Cox (W)

Lewis Taylor

TD RD 9 of 12