Jaron Ennis predicts dominant, eventual KO win over Custio Clayton overnight

Welterweight contender Jaron Ennis trains during a media workout for his upcoming fight against Custio Clayton at Churchill Boxing Club on May 11,...

Ahead of his heavily-anticipated return to the ring against Custio Clayton tonight, 24-year-old welterweight rising star Jaron Ennis has doubled down on his desire to make 2022 the best year yet: believing he will dominate and eventually stop an unbeaten Canadian (19-0-1, 12 KOs) who at 34, has a golden opportunity to skip the line, proving himself against the best at 147lbs. Continue reading

Eimantas Stanionis refutes Hearn’s claim on prospective Benn fight, eyes Errol Spence next

After dethroning Radzhab Butaev on the Spence-Ugas undercard last month, Lithuania’s unbeaten WBA (Regular) welterweight world champion responded to Eddie Hearn’s comments on a prospective Conor Benn matchup while targeting three-belt titlist Errol Spence Jr next. Continue reading

Spence Jr unifies WBA, WBC, IBF welterweight titles with R10 TKO win vs. Ugas

Errol Spence Jr. Connects with a punch against Yordenis Ugas at AT&T Stadium on April 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Errol Spence Jr endured an iffy start but made subtle adjustments on-the-fly and produced a tenth-round stoppage win over Manny Pacquiao’s conqueror Yordenis Ugas, unifying three of the sport’s four welterweight titles. At long last, surely a highly-anticipated clash against WBO champion Terence Crawford to see one true titlist reign supreme cannot be avoided any longer. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 51: Muhammad stakes claim with disciplined all-round display, overwhelms Luque

Belal Muhammad kicks Vicente Luque of Brazil in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 16, 2022 in Las Vegas,...

Things came full circle for welterweight contender Belal Muhammad (#6), as he extended his unbeaten streak to eight fights with a composed all-round showing, swarming Vicente Luque (#5) and executing his tactical plan brilliantly against the same man who knocked him out in 79 seconds six years ago. Afterwards, he called out two-time title challenger Colby Covington (#1). Continue reading

Demolition job: Conor Benn batters Chris van Heerden with startling second-round TKO

Conor Benn punches Chris Van Heerden during the WBA Continental Welterweight Title fight between Conor Benn and Chris Van Heerden at AO Arena on...

An emotional, angry fighter? More like calculated with spiteful bite. Chris van Heerden experienced that first-hand as Conor Benn started aggressively and made the south African pay with some blistering punch combinations, scoring a second-round knockout in Manchester’s main event tonight to make the seventh defence of his WBA Continental welterweight belt. Continue reading

He’s angry, emotional power puncher: Van Heerden dismisses Benn ahead of Saturday’s bout

Ahead of their welterweight bout on Saturday, Chris van Heerden has dismissed Conor Benn’s boxing ability by describing the 25-year-old unbeaten prospect as an emotional, angry fighter who he doesn’t rate very highly – insisting a reliance on power will not do him any good this weekend in a matchup many aren’t exactly excited to see given Benn’s lofty title aspirations.
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After successful arm surgery, Ugas looks to produce another upset in Spence’s backyard

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After confirming he subsequently underwent successful surgery on the torn bicep injury which had many questioning whether he’d be okay to fight Manny Pacquiao as a late-notice replacement last August, WBA champion Yordenis Ugas is putting the finishing touches to a training camp with unbeaten two-belt titlist Errol Spence Jr awaiting him next on April 16. Continue reading

40 days on: After his Amir Khan KO win, what’s next for Kell Brook still remains unclear

Kell Brook celebrates victory over Amir Khan during their Welterweight contest at AO Arena on February 19, 2022 in Manchester, England.

Referee Victor Loughlin compassionately saved Amir Khan from further punishment 40 days ago today, in a long overdue grudge match between two of the country’s best boxers since 2000. While Khan is reportedly plotting a bold comeback, there’s speculation aplenty but no clarity over who Kell Brook’s next opponent will be – after confirming he won’t retire last month. Continue reading

UFC 272: Covington mauls Masvidal, after big victories for Mitchell and Holland

Colby Covington punches Jorge Masvidal in their welterweight fight during the UFC 272 event on March 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Colby Covington’s wrestling proved key en route to a dominant decision win against Jorge Masvidal, in a grudge match between friends turned foes. Elsewhere, there were big wins for surging featherweight contender Bryce Mitchell and Kevin Holland on his debut at 170lbs, while Marina Rodriguez (#3) asserted her case for a shot at Rose Namajunas’ strawweight strap.
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Ahead of rebooked Jack Catterall 140lb title defence, Josh Taylor eyes welterweight move

Undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor poses after the press conference with Jack Catterall prior to their undisputed super lightweight...

Despite insisting he isn’t overlooking WBO mandatory challenger Jack Catterall ahead of Saturday night’s showdown, undisputed light-welterweight champion Josh Taylor has continued to hint at moving up to welterweight while stressing there’s only one opponent he’s currently interested in fighting at 147lbs: unbeaten WBO titlist Terence Crawford. Will he? 
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