Revenge is sweet: Dillian Whyte clinical in R4 TKO win vs. Alexander Povetkin

Image

He had a seven-month wait and three rescheduled dates, but heavyweight title hopeful Dillian Whyte (28-2) produced a much-needed display to avenge his shock summer KO loss by Alexander Povetkin (36-3-1) with a fourth-round TKO win, reclaiming the WBC interim title as 500-odd fans cheered him on from Gibraltar’s Europa Point Sports Complex.
Continue reading

David Benavidez itching for more activity, having eased past durable Ronald Ellis

david-benavidez (4)_1615709520

As far as activity and potential opponents are concerned, time is of the essence for two-time WBC super-middleweight champion David Benavidez, after he ended a seven-month layoff with a TKO win over Ronald Ellis at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. The 24-year-old, who namechecked Canelo Álvarez and Jermall Charlo among others, is willing to take on anybody. Continue reading

Eddie Hearn insists Billy Joe Saunders is toughest divisional test for Canelo Álvarez

Billy Joe Saunders takes part in a workout session at The Lamex Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Stevenage, England.

Having watched his last two fights ringside, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t need convincing Canelo Álvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) is seemingly unbeatable. But if he’s to become boxing’s undisputed super-middleweight champion, he must beat Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) after beating Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) on May 8th – a fight Hearn feels may be an upset.
Continue reading

Shawn Porter refusing to give up on potential Terence Crawford title bout

Shawn Porter at SiriusXM Studios on September 16, 2019 in New York City.

Five months removed from his last in-ring appearance, where he eased to a UD win over Germany’s Sebastian Formella, former two-time welterweight world champion Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) has publicly reaffirmed his desire for another shot at gold this year: current WBO title-holder and undefeated champion Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs). Will he get it? Continue reading

Ryan Garcia survives knockdown, stops Luke Campbell with R7 body shot

Image

Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) survived the first knockdown of his career, extending his unbeaten record, while also becoming the first boxer to stop Luke Campbell with an impressive seventh-round body shot earning him the vacant WBC interim lightweight title. He called out Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) post-fight, although Devin Haney (25-0) is his next mandatory challenger. 
Continue reading

Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

Photos: Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin - Show Off Moves at Open Workout - Boxing News

After seeing domestic rival Anthony Joshua retain his world titles with a R9 KO victory against Kubrat Pulev inside Wembley Arena last weekend, Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) is in no mood to wait much longer for a proposed rematch against WBC interim heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs), four months after a surprise fifth-round knockout defeat. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua earns R9 KO victory over Kubrat Pulev, retains his HW titles

Anthony Joshua (24-1) shook off ring rust and occasional nervy moments after an explosive third-round to blast IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-2) – retaining his heavyweight titles with a ninth-round KO win. Naturally, the attention turns towards WBC champion Tyson Fury: there’s clear determination from their promoters to make a unification bout in 2021.

Continue reading

Errol Spence Jr retains WBC, IBF welterweight titles with UD win vs. Danny Garcia

Boxing pros react to Errol Spence Jr's return win over Danny Garcia - Bad Left Hook

434 days since beating Shawn Porter in his last bout before his serious car crash, Errol Spence Jr (27-0, 21 KOs) returned with a reassuring display against Danny Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) to retain his two welterweight titles while standing in good stead for tougher challenges to come next year. He won via unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 117-111) but wasn’t satisfied post-fight. Continue reading

Joe Joyce beats Daniel Dubois via R10 stoppage, claiming five heavyweight titles

Joe Joyce defeats Daniel Dubois: Result, video, report, Dubois quits, boxing news, heavyweight KO beast takes a knee | Fox Sports

Joe Joyce (12-0) silenced his critics to end Daniel Dubois’ 15-0 unbeaten record with an abrupt tenth-round knockout victory at Church House in Westminster, winning five heavyweight titles – including the WBC Silver and vacant European strap –  before calling out #1 ranked WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (18-0) for a rematch that has been seven years in the making. Continue reading