Manuel Charr will defend his secondary heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Fres Oquendo this spring after POW Sports on Friday won the purse bid to take control of the promotional rights for the fight. POW Sports, which is part of Oquendo’s team, bid $600,000 to easily beat a $101,000 offer from Charr’s camp at the
Standing at the summit of the middleweight division is unified world champion Gennady Golovkin and rival former champion Canelo Alvarez. They are two of the biggest names and most exciting fighters in boxing and are coming off an enthralling fight in September that was ruled a split draw, even if most felt that GGG rightfully
British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for a steroid last year, the sport’s world governing body AIBA has announced. His failed test came when he was fighting for the British Lionhearts in their World Series of Boxing [WSB] match against the Morocco Atlas Lions in Casablanca last
Roy Jones Jr. went out a winner. After 29 years as a professional boxer, winning world titles in four weight divisions and having 75 fights, the all-time great and former pound-for-pound king bowed out with a one-sided rout of journeyman Scott Sigmon in their cruiserweight bout on Thursday night. Jones had always said that his
Lightweight prospect Karlos Balderas, a 2016 U.S. Olympian, is headed for prime time. On Thursday, Balderas’ next fight was added to the televised portion of the Premier Boxing Champions card on Feb. 17 (8 p.m. ET, Fox) at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Balderas (3-0, 3 KOs), 21, of Santa Maria, California,
Junior bantamweights Jose Martinez and Alejandro Santiago will meet in rematch on March 24 at the Complejo Ferial de Puerto Rico in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Thursday. The scheduled 10-round fight will headline the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN card, which will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 8:30
Purse bids were called for a pair of world title bouts on Thursday. The teams for secondary heavyweight titlist Manuel Charr and mandatory challenger Fres Oquendo have not been able to reach an agreement, and the same goes for those representing junior lightweight world titleholder Alberto Machado and mandatory challenger Rafael Mensah. So the promotional
The mandatory fight comes as no surprise because it has been in the works for the past couple of months, but Top Rank on Wednesday made it official: Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam will battle for a vacant junior welterweight world title on March 17 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
UK Anti-Doping [UKAD] spent nearly £600,000 on legal fees in the long-running case involving former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury. The pair accepted backdated two-year bans last December for failing tests for the steroid nandrolone in Feb. 2015, despite continuing to maintain this was the result of eating uncastrated wild boar.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has claimed America does not even know the name of Anthony Joshua and believes ‘AJ’ will never become a global icon without facing him. Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) makes a seventh defence of his belt against Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) March 3 at Barclays Center in New