Multiple outlets are reporting that a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in Dublin today was attacked by three men wielding AK-47s.
Sergey Kovalev battered Jean Pascal in retaining his three light heavyweight belts tonight in Montreal, but the Russian wasn’t content to stop landing blows after Pascal’s trainer Freddie Roach threw in the towel after the seventh round. Kovalev brought up the failed attempts at unifying the light heavyweight title by…
Lakers head coach Byron Scott has a reputation to uphold. Not as a smart or even competent NBA coach, but as a tough-talkin’, no-nonsense, these-goddang-kids-and-their-goddang-iGoogles hard ass. This is why, if you get feisty in his Instagram mentions, you might get challenged to a fight.
In the late 1940s, a young Nebraskan actor named Marlon Brando had been starring for several months in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway when he was contracted to play a fighter in a TV pilot, Come Out Fighting! For the role, Brando decided to secretly study the famous New York tough guy with the hoodlum backstory,…
Artur Szpilka left Barclays Center on a stretcher tonight after suffering a crushing defeat at the hands (specifically, the right hand) of Deontay Wilder, who holds one of the 9000 world heavyweight titles.
Fox Sports is, as a whole, garbage, so it’s hardly surprising to learn that the UFC partner’s preview of this weekend’s Fight Night bout between TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz contained material stolen word-for-word from another fight writer.
British boxer Tyson Fury—who became the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight world champion when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in a November unanimous decision—has already lost one of those titles. Fury was stripped of his IBF title after just 10 days because he wouldn’t agree to fight IBF mandatory challenger…
There’s the hometown guy. And then there’s the hometown guy.
In his latest effort to remind everyone of how extravagant his life is, boxer Floyd Mayweather used Instagram to announce that he had received a 2-month-old tiger as a gift while visiting Russia.
Darrell Telisme, a 23-year-old amateur boxer, was arrested after cops say he went to the home of his longtime sparring partner and shot him in the head. According to the arrest report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Telisme was furious that the victim, Stan Stanisclasse, won every fight the two ever had.
Wladimir Klitschko will exercise his right to a rematch after losing his heavyweight titles to Tyson Fury last weekend. It may not be a good fight, but it will be the first heavyweight fight in a while that people will look forward to.
Wladimir Klitschko’s nearly ten-year-long reign as boxing’s heavyweight champion came to an end today as British fighter and 3-1 underdog Tyson Fury defeated the Ukranian in Düsseldorf by unanimous decision. It was Klitschko’s first loss since 2004.
Here is video of the perfoming of national anthems before today’s Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight. It is by something we were told by Michael Buffer is named “The Dark Center.” We’re all very confused by this.
Timothy Bradley knocked out Brandon Rios tonight in the ninth round, shortly after receiving the above, uh, inspiration from his new trainer (and ESPN analyst) Teddy Atlas. Did it work, Tim?
The week in boxing news was dominated by a fighter who isn’t even currently in training: Manny Pacquiao. Even after an uninspired and perhaps compromised performance against Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao remains the biggest, most marketable name in the sport. And the race to be Pacquiao’s next foe—in what Pacquiao claims…
You’ve seen a painting of Norbert Grupe. A heavy, creased brow and shoulder-length hair framing a frightening scowl, the massive work hung in the fictional Manhattan Museum of Art in Ghostbusters II. When the medieval sorcerer pictured within the painting begins to physically manifest, it is on the Ghostbusters to…
The race to identify boxing’s next pay-per-view superstar started up just last week, when middleweight Gennady Golovkin and flyweight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez both delivered brutal knockouts at Madison Square Garden. While both men were hefty favorites, they won like good favorites should, solidly outclassing…
“Had I an enemy whom I wished to ruin, body and soul, I would ask no more than to turn him out into the company of pugilists and their clique, and the matter would be effected without delay.”-The Spirit of the Times, 1832.
Tonight, on HBO pay-per-view, the next great arms race in boxing formally gets underway. Just over five months removed from the biggest financial success in its history, boxing finds itself in a not uncommon but certainly uncomfortable position: without a signature star.