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The Barbershop – May 28th, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Happy Thursday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – May 28th, 2015
Agbeko Returns Against Rubillar

Agbeko Returns Against Rubillar

Three-time World Champion, Joseph Agbeko from Accra, Ghana, will return to the ring for the first time in over 13 months to square off against Philippines’ boxer Juanito Rubillar on Saturday, May 30th at El Paso Memorial Coliseum in El Paso, Texas. Agbeko Returns Against Rubillar
Khan Aims To ‘Look Spectacular’ In Defeating Algieri

Khan Aims To ‘Look Spectacular’ In Defeating Algieri

Amir Khan, opponent Chris Algieri and all the undercard boxers took part in the final press conference and media workouts at Barclays Center on Wednesday before they enter the ring at the same venue on Friday (May 29). Khan Aims To ‘Look Spectacular’ In Defeating Algieri
Wade Takes On Soliman In Shelton

Wade Takes On Soliman In Shelton

Middleweight prospect Dominic “Lights Out” Wade will take on the toughest opponent of his career when he faces former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman on June 26, at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington,USA. Wade Takes On Soliman In Shelton
Cardle And Evans Clash At Press Conference

Cardle And Evans Clash At Press Conference

Scotty Cardle and Craig Evans were involved heated exchange at today’s press conference ahead of their Lightweight title battle at The O2 on Saturday night. Cardle And Evans Clash At Press Conference
Khan Ready To Rumble In New York

Khan Ready To Rumble In New York

Whilst Amir Khan has nothing but respect for Chris Algieri, his opponent at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, Khan believes his improvement under trainer Virgil Hill will see him victorious. Khan Ready To Rumble In New York
Algieri Reports His 'Best And Most Intense Training Camp'

Algieri Reports His 'Best And Most Intense Training Camp'

Chris Algieri has reported ‘the best and most intense training camp of my life’ ahead of his career defining clash with Britain’s Amir Khan at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,New York on Friday. Algieri Reports His 'Best And Most Intense Training Camp'
Cleverly Returns At Light Heavyweight

Cleverly Returns At Light Heavyweight

Nathan Cleverly returns to action at Light Heavyweight on Saturday night – with the Welshman looking to get back on the World title trail at The O2, Arena in London, England. Cleverly Returns At Light Heavyweight

The rise of Jack Johnson

By John J. Raspanti: Of all the books written on legendary former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, none have been able to give the boxing fan an account of Johnson’s early fights from varying points of view. Until now. Adam Pollack’s seventh book, In the Ring with Jack Johnson, Part 1: The Rise is a not only a richly detailed narrative of Johnson’s early career, but a history lesson of the times. Pollack is also able to peek inside the psyche of Johnson—revealing an ambitious and dedicated... The rise of Jack Johnson
Khan Believes Mayweather Jr Wants Him To Look Bad Against Algieri

Khan Believes Mayweather Jr Wants Him To Look Bad Against Algieri

Amir Khan believes Floyd Mayweather Jr wants him to look bad against American former world champ Chris Algieri in Brooklyn, New York this weekend so he has an excuse not to fight him. Khan Believes Mayweather Jr Wants Him To Look Bad Against Algieri
Donaire Takes On Settoul In Macao

Donaire Takes On Settoul In Macao

According to The Cebo Daily News former world champion Nonito Donaire. will face Anthony Settoul in Macao, China on July 18. Donaire Takes On Settoul In Macao
Danish Prospects Return On Nordic Fight Night

Danish Prospects Return On Nordic Fight Night

Danish boxing prospects are back in action on June 20 for another Nordic Fight Night event at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen,Denmark. Danish Prospects Return On Nordic Fight Night
Beterbiev Seeks Ninth Ko Against Ngumbu

Beterbiev Seeks Ninth Ko Against Ngumbu

World ranked light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev will face 33-year-old Doudou Ngumbu at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, USA on June 12. Beterbiev Seeks Ninth Ko Against Ngumbu
Johnson Brands Joshua A 'Hype Job'

Johnson Brands Joshua A 'Hype Job'

Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson has branded Anthony Joshua MBE has a ‘hype job’ ahead of their clash on a bumper night of action The O2 on Saturday May 30. Johnson Brands Joshua A 'Hype Job'

DeGale floors Dirrell twice, wins IBF world title

By John J. Raspanti: James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) became the first British Olympic gold medalist to capture a world championship by winning a 12 round unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) Saturday afternoon at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. The scores were 114-112 (twice) and 117-109 for the new champion. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing also had DeGale winning the fight by a 114-112 tally... DeGale floors Dirrell twice, wins IBF world title
Selby Holds No Fears For Gradovich

Selby Holds No Fears For Gradovich

Evgeny Gradovich received a timely boost ahead of his World title defence against Lee Selby on Saturday night at The O2 in London live on Sky Sports Box Office as the IBF named him their boxer of the year. Selby Holds No Fears For Gradovich
Vargas Defeats Mansito

Vargas Defeats Mansito

World ranked super bantamweight Rey Vargas remained unbeaten by scoring a 10 round unanimous decision win over Edward Mansito at the Centro de Espectaculos del Recinto Ferial de Metepec, Estado de Mexico on Saturday. Vargas Defeats Mansito
DeGale: 'I'll Fight Anyone At 168lbs'

DeGale: 'I'll Fight Anyone At 168lbs'

James DeGale MBE created British boxing history last night when he claimed the vacant IBF World Super Middleweight title in Boston against Andre Dirrell – and told his rivals at 168lbs: “I will fight anyone”. DeGale: 'I'll Fight Anyone At 168lbs'
Dirrell: ‘No Way I Lost The Fight’

Dirrell: ‘No Way I Lost The Fight’

James DeGale narrowly defeated Andre Dirrell via unanimous decision Saturday afternoon at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, USA to claim the super middleweight title. But Dirrell insists he won the fight. Dirrell: ‘No Way I Lost The Fight’
Chavez Jr Returns Against Reyes

Chavez Jr Returns Against Reyes

Former WBC middlewieght champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns to the ring against Marco “Dorado” Reyes on July 18. Chavez Jr Returns Against Reyes
'Tornado' Breezes Past Ramos

'Tornado' Breezes Past Ramos

WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez scored a second round tko win over Walberto Ramos on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico 'Tornado' Breezes Past Ramos
DeGale: 'No Other Super Middleweight Can Beat Me'

DeGale: 'No Other Super Middleweight Can Beat Me'

James DeGale narrowly defeated Andre Dirrell Saturday afternoon on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from Agganis Arena in Boston to earn the super middleweight world title. DeGale: 'No Other Super Middleweight Can Beat Me'
Green and Lattimore Win In Wheeling

Green and Lattimore Win In Wheeling

J.R. Jowett reporting from ringside: West of Pittsburgh, on the Ohio River, is the city of Wheeling, WV. In the river there is Wheeling Island. And on Wheeling Island is the Wheeling Island Casino. Green and Lattimore Win In Wheeling
Lemieux Vs N’Dam Conference Call Quotes

Lemieux Vs N’Dam Conference Call Quotes

David Lemieux and Hassan N’Dam took part in a media conference call Friday ahead of their vacant IBF middleweight title at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada on June 20. Lemieux Vs N’Dam Conference Call Quotes
Commey Stops Mamadjonov/Boone Stopped In 1

Commey Stops Mamadjonov/Boone Stopped In 1

lightweight contender Richard Commey scored an eighth round tko win over southpaw Bahodir “Baha” Mamadjonov at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday night. Commey Stops Mamadjonov/Boone Stopped In 1
Fedosov Defeats Dennis/Thompson Stops Adams

Fedosov Defeats Dennis/Thompson Stops Adams

Andrey Fedosov scored an eighth round knockout win over Donovan Dennis in the Boxino heavyweight final inside the temporary outdoor Arena at the Omega Products Center in Corona, California on Friday night. Fedosov Defeats Dennis/Thompson Stops Adams
Povetkin Crushes Perez In 1/Drozd Retains WBC Crown

Povetkin Crushes Perez In 1/Drozd Retains WBC Crown

Alex Povetkin scored a spectacular first round knockout over the normally durable Mike Perez at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow on Friday night. Povetkin Crushes Perez In 1/Drozd Retains WBC Crown
Phiri Vs Almeida Ends All Square In Lusaka

Phiri Vs Almeida Ends All Square In Lusaka

The WBF Womens Intercontinental Welterweight title remains vacant, as a fight between local favourite Esther Phiri and co-challenger Sandra Almeida from South Africa ended in an unsatisfactory Technical Draw on Friday night, May 22, in Lusaka, Zambia. Phiri Vs Almeida Ends All Square In Lusaka
Tempers Erupt at Dirrell Vs DeGale Weigh In

Tempers Erupt at Dirrell Vs DeGale Weigh In

James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF Super Middleweight title in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on Saturday night. Tempers Erupt at Dirrell Vs DeGale Weigh In
DeGale Is Prepared To Take Dirrell Into a Dark Place

DeGale Is Prepared To Take Dirrell Into a Dark Place

James DeGale MBE has warned Andre Dirrell that he is ready to pour his heart and soul into winning the vacant IBF Super Middleweight title in Boston,Masschusetts,USA on Saturday night. DeGale Is Prepared To Take Dirrell Into a Dark Place

A force to be reckoned with: "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

By John J. Raspanti: When he stepped through the ropes last Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, CA., Roman Gonzalez was still something of a mystery. Though undefeated in 42 fights, with 36 knockouts, the native of Managua, Nicaragua’s career was more “Invisible Man" than the "Incredible Hulk". His fight against former light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa would be only his fourth in the United States. It was being televised on HBO Championship Boxing--as the lead in for middleweight A force to be reckoned with: "Chocolatito" Gonzalez
Jack Vs Groves Confirmed To Take Place In US

Jack Vs Groves Confirmed To Take Place In US

Badou Jack is set to defend his WBC super middleweight title against Britain’s George Groves. The fight was confirmed by Groves’ German promoter Sauerland Events via their Twitter account on Thursday. Jack Vs Groves Confirmed To Take Place In US
Weights From Corona

Weights From Corona

ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” final broadcast features two fights in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will decide the 2015 Boxcino Champions. Weights From Corona
Weights From Las Vegas

Weights From Las Vegas

All the boxers weighed in Thursday ahead of their respective bouts at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas on Friday. Weights From Las Vegas
Ramirez Headlines In Hidalgo

Ramirez Headlines In Hidalgo

Undefeated Mexican knockout artist Gilberto Ramirez, the No. 2 world-rated super middleweight contender, will headline on Friday, June 26, at State Farm Arenain Hidalgo, TX. Ramirez Headlines In Hidalgo
Oscar Expects Linares Vs Mitchell To Be A Thriller

Oscar Expects Linares Vs Mitchell To Be A Thriller

Oscar de la Hoya believes Kevin Mitchell’s WBC World Lightweight title clash with Jorge Linares is a must-watch fight at The O2 in London on May 30. Oscar Expects Linares Vs Mitchell To Be A Thriller
Abraham Vows To Put Feud With Stiegliz To Rest

Abraham Vows To Put Feud With Stiegliz To Rest

Arthur Abraham has vowed to bring an end to his feud with domestic rival Robert Stieglitz when the German super middleweights contest the WBO World title for a fourth time on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle. Abraham Vows To Put Feud With Stiegliz To Rest
Matchroom Sport Announce New Deal With Sky Tv

Matchroom Sport Announce New Deal With Sky Tv

Sky Sports and Matchroom Sport have extended their exclusive UK and Ireland broadcast partnership until 2021, offering up to 120 nights of live boxing over the next six years. Matchroom Sport Announce New Deal With Sky Tv
Hearn In Negotiations For Froch To Face Golovkin

Hearn In Negotiations For Froch To Face Golovkin

Carl Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn is in negotiations for the super middleweight to face fearsome unbeaten puncher Gennady Golovkin in a ‘Super Fight’ at Wembley Stadium in London,England. Hearn In Negotiations For Froch To Face Golovkin
DeGale  Is Out To Make History In Boston

DeGale Is Out To Make History In Boston

James DeGale plans to make history in Boston on Saturday night by becoming the first Olympic Gold medalist from Britain to win a world title. DeGale  Is Out To Make History In Boston
Workout Quotes And Pics From Boston

Workout Quotes And Pics From Boston

All the fighters took part in a media workout at The Ring Boxing Club in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday ahead this Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions event NBC card at Agganis Arena. The show is headlined by American Andre Dirrell, who faces Britain’s James DeGale for the vacant IBF super middleweight title. Workout Quotes And Pics From Boston
Flanagan Vs Zepeda Takes Place In Manchester

Flanagan Vs Zepeda Takes Place In Manchester

Terry Flanagan aims to be crowned WBO Lightweight Champion in front of his home fans when he faces American puncher Jose Zepeda on Saturday, 11th July at the Velodrome (The National Cycling Centre) in Manchester, England. Flanagan Vs Zepeda Takes Place In Manchester

The Barbershop – May 21, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): Well, to no one’s surprise, Gennady Golovkin made short work of Willie Monroe. But, he did get hit quite a bit on his way to victory... The Barbershop – May 21, 2015
Budler To Defend Titles Against Khonco

Budler To Defend Titles Against Khonco

WBA and IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler will defend his titles against Simphiwe Khonco at Emperors Palace in Gauteng,South Africa on September 9. Budler To Defend Titles Against Khonco
Boxing Returns To The Claridge In Atlantic City

Boxing Returns To The Claridge In Atlantic City

This Friday night boxing returns to the Claridge in Atlantic City with a full 10-bout card promoted by King’s Promotions in association with DeeLee Promotions. Boxing Returns To The Claridge In Atlantic City
Linares Is Honoured To Be Defending His Title In London

Linares Is Honoured To Be Defending His Title In London

After claiming his third weight division world championship, Jorge Linares will travel to London, England to defend his WBC Lightweight title for the first time against British contender “Mighty” Kevin Mitchell May 30. Linares Is Honoured To Be Defending His Title In London
Haskins Does Not Envy Ryosuke Iwasa

Haskins Does Not Envy Ryosuke Iwasa

By Lee Haskins, world title challenger: I don’t envy the task facing Ryosuke Iwasa next month. Not only does he have to fight me, he also has to fight me in Bristol of all places. For a man that has never fought outside his native Japan before, this could prove to be one hell of a hurdle to overcome. Haskins Does Not Envy Ryosuke Iwasa
Geale Works Out In New York

Geale Works Out In New York

Miguel Cotto the reigning WBC Middleweight Champion will defend his title against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale of Australia on June 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a 12-rounder. Geale Works Out In New York
Froch: ‘Dirrell Comes Across As A Coward’

Froch: ‘Dirrell Comes Across As A Coward’

Carl Froch has labled Andre Dirrell a ‘Coward’ ahead of the American’s vacant IBF super middleweight title clash against James DeGale in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday night. Froch: ‘Dirrell Comes Across As A Coward’

The 48th Farce - When Boxing Sells Itself Short

By Jason Petock (Photo © Esther Lin / SHOWTIME): Boxing writers, "experts," pundits, journalists, bloggers or whatever else they are calling themselves these days really ate their words when considering and even contemplating the recent fiasco between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The main players are familiars so I’m not adding the colorful nicknames or records even at this point. We all know who they are. And we also know what a mess fans were subjected to on that PPV... The 48th Farce - When Boxing Sells Itself Short
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