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April 9, 2020

Jarrell Miller expects fight with Tyson Fury

Right now, there has been chatter about Miller facing veteran Carlos Takam (38-5-1, 28 KO), who is co-promoted by Top Rank and Star Boxing

April 8, 2020

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua confirmed as nonsense, fight can’t happen

As World Boxing News confirmed on Tuesday, Eddie Hearn’s persistent talk of a possible Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua clash is absolute nonsense.

April 8, 2020

30 Years Ago – When Donovan Ruddock Detonated his “Smash” on Michael Dokes

Ruddock, largely unknown at the time, faced former WBA Heavyweight champ Dokes at Madison Square Garden and it proved to be the Canadian’s coming out party

April 8, 2020

Fantasy Boxing Matchup: Joe Frazier vs Evander Holyfield

A Heavyweight showdown between two legends from different eras, “Smokin’” Joe Frazier and Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield. Who wins?

April 8, 2020

Top Rank Prez: No indication Wilder would step aside for Fury-Joshua

Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, who co-promotes Tyson Fury, has not been given any indication that Wilder would be willing to step aside

April 8, 2020

The forgotten fight of Tommy Burns

Canadian Burns, who won the heavyweight crown in 1906, is largely remembered today for his comprehensive destruction by Jack Johnson in Australia in 1908

April 8, 2020

Meeting The Rock: Norman Giller interview

Paul Zanon speaks to author Norman Giller about his new Rocky Marciano book, and his experiences of meeting 'The Rock'...

April 7, 2020

Anthony Joshua reveals Wladimir Klitschko is hardest puncher he has ever faced

"I could either win or I'm gonna be laid out on my back. You know when you get carried out on a stretcher?"

April 7, 2020

Joseph Parker: Junior Fa priced himself out, wanted too much

There were negotiations for New Zealand showdown between Joseph Parker and Junior Fa, but the two sides were unable to agree on the money.

April 7, 2020

Robert Helenius now WBA Gold Heavyweight Champion.

Exactly what is means to be Gold champ isn´t clear but the surprise win over Kownacki did earn the Nordic Nightmare a few more big fights.

April 7, 2020

Klitschko brothers' monopoly was ended by a forgotten fight

Don King gambled that he would shave his infamous barnet if his man lost... but instead, he (briefly) became a player in the heavyweight game again

April 7, 2020

Fury-Wilder Trilogy could be moved from Las Vegas

Frank Warren, who along with Top Rank co-promotes Tyson Fury, admits there is a possibility of the Deontay Wilder trilogy fight being moved away from Vegas

April 6, 2020

Anthony Joshua: Everyone wrote me off before Andy Ruiz rematch

The Unified Heavyweight Champion opens up about the Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch and how he felt heading into the return bout.

April 6, 2020

On This Day – Jim Jeffries vs. Jack Finnegan: The Fastest Heavyweight Championship KO in History

How great was Heavyweight King Jim Jeffries? Born James Jackson Jeffries, “The Boilermaker” was an unbeaten heavyweight from 1895 to 1904.

April 6, 2020

Tyson Fury: Deontay Wilder win was so ‘easy’, maybe costume excuse was genuine

The ‘Gypsy King’ won every round as he dethroned the WBC heavyweight champion on February 22, flooring him twice and forcing his corner to throw the towel

April 6, 2020

Joseph Parker to keep bringing postivity

New Zealand Heavyweight Joseph Parker says his mission to provide some positivity during the fight against Covid-19 will continue.

April 6, 2020

Dominic Breazeale remains eager to settle his dispute with Dillian Whyte

Breazeale: "I think I have the upper hand on him as far as strength and athletic ability, of course with size"

April 5, 2020

Kubrat Pulev to donate half of his purse from Anthony Joshua fight to coronavirus medics

Kubrat Pulev said he will donate half of his purse from his world heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua to help medical workers fight COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Lennox Lewis' Greatest Hits: Going the Distance

Through the course of a 14-year professional career, Lewis had more critics than perhaps all his contemporaries combined.

April 3, 2020

Otto Wallin: I’m not sure Deontay Wilder has the tools to adapt to Tyson Fury

“I said in interviews before the fight that there are two ways to take away power and one way is like how Tyson fought the first fight"

April 2, 2020

Mythical matchup round two: Jack Dempsey vs. Rocky Marciano

Each mythical matchup assumes all fighters have equal access to today’s nutritional and training advantages.

April 2, 2020

1984 Olympic Heavyweight Champion Henry Tillman – South Central LA To Gold

Tillman was born and raised in the infamous South Central section of Los Angeles. The 1984 Olympic Summer Games were held in L.A.

April 2, 2020

Boxing fans are debating whether Mike Tyson is overrated

Love him or loathe him, Mike Tyson is one of the biggest names in heavyweight boxing history. Hell, he's one of the biggest names in all boxing history.

April 1, 2020

David Allen secures new trainer, links up with Jamie Moore

David Allen has announced a link-up with a new trainer. The Conisbrough Heavyweight was last in action in Sheffield in February.

April 1, 2020

Joe Joyce staying focused on Daniel Dubois

Heavyweight Joe Joyce was supposed to be facing fellow unbeaten British standout Daniel Dubois in April, but that fight like every other has been postponed

March 31, 2020

Kolbeinn Kristinsson is used to boxing being banned...

Kolbeinn Kristinsson is the only active male professional in Iceland but has lofty ambitions of becoming a Heavyweight World Champion

March 31, 2020

Fantasy Boxing Matchup: Rocky Marciano vs Mike Tyson

Why this matchup? People have romanticized both fighters so long that the memories of them probably only kind of match the realities.

March 31, 2020

''Most Notorious African-American on Earth,'' The Life and Times of Jack Johnson

On 31 March 1878, John Arthur ‘Jack’ Johnson, the man who would come to be known as ‘The Galveston Giant’, was born in the Texas

March 31, 2020

Boxing Without Boxing: The Magnificent Max Baer

Careers end. Characters endure. It’s as true in boxing as in many other walks of life. Lives lived vibrantly, colorfully, often outlive their time

March 30, 2020

Eddie Hearn talks options for Anthony Joshua

Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua would love to fight in the UK next, but that offers the least amount of money.

March 30, 2020

Irishman Kevin McBride reflects on beating Mike Tyson years later

Kevin McBride stunned the world of boxing when he defeated Mike Tyson in 2005. The bout was Iron Mike's last.

March 30, 2020

Olympic Super-Heavyweights Boost British Boxing

In recent times the United Kingdom has had two Olympic gold medalists at the Super-Heavyweight level.

March 30, 2020

Michael Hunter ready to face Charles Martin in IBF Eliminator

Martin won an IBF eliminator, when he knocked out Gerald Washington on the pay-per-view undercard to the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder rematch in Las Vegas

March 29, 2020

Happy Birthday Luis Ortiz – “King Kong” Turns 41

Ortiz, 31-2(26) and beaten only by Deontay Wilder, is keen to get it on with another former Heavyweight Champ in Andy Ruiz

March 29, 2020

Haye: After Witherspoon fight, you wouldn't think Usyk could beat Fury, AJ

Usyk beat Chazz Witherspoon by technical knockout after the seventh round, when Witherspoon’s trainer, Tommy Brooks, stopped their fight in Chicago

March 29, 2020

The Mbare boxer who ruled Africa

Between 1982 and 1987, Kilimanjaro boxed his way out of the slums of Mbare, Zimbabwe and ruled African heavyweight boxing

March 29, 2020

Dream Fights by the Numbers: Mike Tyson vs. Joe Frazier

Of all the dream matches that can be made among heavyweight champions, Tyson vs. Frazier is arguably among the most explosive

March 28, 2020

Mike Tyson Says Deontay Wilder Needs To “Grow Up"

"Listen, he didn’t fight the same fight he fought the first time. The first fight he fought with confidence like he could win” Mike Tyson

March 28, 2020

Joseph Parker Tabs Tyson Fury as The Best

Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion last month, when he dropped Deontay Wilder twice and secured a stoppage victory in the seventh round in Las Vegas

March 28, 2020

Whyte: Joshua wasn't serious about rematch

The two sides were in serious talks in the early part of 2019, for a rematch clash on an April date in the UK.

March 28, 2020

On the Cusp of Marciano’s Record

Michael Spinks climbed up from light heavyweight to deal Larry Holmes his first professional defeat, landing the 1985 Upset of the Year.

March 28, 2020

Roy Jones Jr turned down £33m deal to fight Mike Tyson

Roy Jones Jr had just beaten John Ruiz to win the WBA Heavyweight World title, while Tyson was coming to the end of his rollercoaster career.

March 27, 2020

Some fine boxing documentaries to watch, and watch again

“Thrilla In Manila” – The HBO doc that went out when both Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were still alive, this film caused plenty of controversy.

March 27, 2020

The special bond shared by Muhammad Ali and mum Odessa Clay

She was born in Hopkins County, Kentucky as one of six children. Her paternal grandfather was a white Irishman named Abe O’Grady who emigrated to the USA

March 27, 2020

Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua not until 2021

Frank Warren, who along with Top Rank is the promoter for WBC Champion Tyson Fury, says a unification with Anthony Joshua would not happen until 2021

March 26, 2020

‘Rocky’ is boxing's greatest film success

Rocky is the greatest success in the sport’s rich history on film, and an everlasting cultural phenomenon.

March 26, 2020

'Black Rhino' now a broke city guard

Thomas ‘Black Rhino’ Okusi is one of the many Kenyan boxers who have nothing to show for the many years they juggled between the gym and the ring

March 26, 2020

Joe Joyce left heartbroken over Daniel Dubois fight postponement

Joe Joyce has been left heartbroken at yet another fight being delayed - he takes on Daniel Dubois in July now

March 26, 2020

Remember When? Foreman KOs Norton to set up Ali superfight

On this day in 1974, George Foreman knocked out Ken Norton to remain the unbeaten heavyweight champion of the world.

March 26, 2020

Anthony Joshua predicts Chisora 'will give Usyk problems'

The coronavirus outbreak could very well end up postponing the Oleksandr Usyk vs. Derek Chisora fight scheduled for May 23 at The O2 Arena in London.

March 25, 2020

Sugarhill Steward aims to take Apti Davtaev to the Heavyweight title

“Training in Detroit has made me stronger,” Davtaev told Sky Sports. “I have a fresh new look on boxing. I’m more confident and experienced"

March 25, 2020

Luis Ortiz to Andy Ruiz: Why do you need a tuneup? Let's fight!

Heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz of Cuba will be 41 years old in a few days, but that is an insignificant number according to his way of looking at life.

March 25, 2020

Dave Allen joins MTK Global - 'It was time to bring in professional help'

Doncaster’s ‘White Rhino’ (18-5, 15 KOs) was last seen knocking out Dorian Darch having previously recorded a famous stoppage of Lucas Browne

March 24, 2020

Bronze Bomber: The Greatest Knockouts of Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder remains one of the most dangerous punchers on the planet having amassed a record of 41 knockouts from 42 victories.

March 24, 2020

‘Rocky’ spark came from one punch thrown 45 years ago today

“Most people never heard of me,” Chuck Wepner told me a few years ago. “And those that heard of me thought I didn’t have a prayer.”

March 24, 2020

Otto Wallin fears he may have coronovirus

"So, I felt like I had a fever but I didn't. And then, like I was starting to get better, and then all of a sudden I lost my smell and taste," Wallin said

March 24, 2020

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III being pushed back

The third fight between heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and former titlist Deontay Wilder is still on track to be their next bout

March 24, 2020

Dillian Whyte drives 40 hours to begin camp for Povetkin

Dillian Whyte is approaching his upcoming fight against Alexander Povetkin on May 2 as all systems go despite the coronavirus global pandemic

March 24, 2020

Frank Sanchez: Ajagba is one-dimensional like Wilder - I'd beat him!

Promising Heavyweight prospect Frank "The Cuban Flash" Sanchez (15-0) was in the ring earlier this month when he dominated veteran Joey Dawejko

March 24, 2020

What will the Heavyweight division look like in 2030?

In this COVID-19-climate of nothingness, the start of the next decade only feels like a couple of weeks away.

March 24, 2020

Alexander Povetkin wanted Jermaine Franklin to mimic Dillian Whyte in sparring

Alexander Povetkin's team wanted Jermaine Franklin to mimic Dillian Whyte's aggressive style, but the rising American contender could not travel

March 24, 2020

David Tua described as greatest Heavyweight to miss out on world title

The worldwide hiatus brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has forced fans of all sports to seek different forms of entertainment and debates

March 24, 2020

AJ Warned: Viking invasion is coming!

The former European Heavyweight Champion shattered the unbeaten record of Adam Kownacki in last month's WBA eliminator, demolishing the New York-based Pole

March 23, 2020

Heavyweight Niall Kennedy ‘very proud’ of how Ireland is facing Covid-19

The Gorey heavyweight was due to fight this month in Boston on a card that was ultimately pulled due to the global pandemic.

March 23, 2020

Atlas: Training Ruiz like dealing with drug abuser; has problem with eating

“I haven’t agreed to anything, other than saying that if you’re serious, you come to New York and you spend a couple days with me” Atlas said

March 23, 2020

Evander Holyfield's Greatest Hits

When using the word “warrior” in boxing parlance, you probably think of him more than any other fighter.

March 22, 2020

ESPN to air both Wilder vs Fury fights on March 23

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have become damn good rivals the last year and a half or so, and on Monday night, Mar. 23, ESPN will re-air both matches

March 22, 2020

Dillian Whyte "If Ruiz can knock him out, I can"

Alexander Povetkin is next up for Dillian Whyte, who continues to crave another huge domestic bout with Anthony Joshua.

March 22, 2020

Current Heavyweight Rankings

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have strengthened Britain's dominance over the heavyweight division by collectively holding the top spots in all four belts

March 21, 2020

Muhammad Ali and the complexity of black identity

Ali made both black and white Americans confront the question of what it meant to be black in a majority white society.

March 21, 2020

WBSS announces virtual heavyweight tournament

The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) announces a virtual all-time heavyweight great boxing e-Tournament in conjunction with EA Sports.

March 21, 2020

Usyk talks Isolation in Training Camp, Adjusting to Heavyweight

“I will be isolated for my training camp, I always am,” he said. “But every Sunday I will spend time with my family and go to church.

March 20, 2020

Fury – Joshua Could Go Ahead In December

As fight fans know, the current boxing schedule is all over the place due to the ongoing coronavirus battle.

March 20, 2020

Klitschko vs Chambers 10 years ago: How long-reigning champion destroyed America's dreams

In March 2010, over 50,000 fans gathered in Dusseldorf, Germay to witness the pride of Pittsburgh fight for the Unified Heavyweight title

March 20, 2020

Hearn Hopes to revisit studio shows, cards without fans

Eddie Hearn completely understands that rescheduling boxing shows isn’t important amid this pandemic crisis

March 20, 2020

Whyte vs. Povetkin, Usyk vs. Chisora - Contingency plans in place

Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, his company was forced to cancel all of their boxing events for March and April

March 19, 2020

Frank Warren: Ruiz exposed Joshua badly, showed blueprint

Joshua was stopped in seven rounds by Andy Ruiz back in June of 2019, but he got revenge with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision in their rematch

March 18, 2020

Vitali Klitschko comes out swinging to combat coronavirus

“We have to buy time,” Klitschko said in a statement to The Moscow Times. “Rigorous and timely action is crucial to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19

March 18, 2020

Fury: I don’t think Wilder punches harder than Vladimir Klitschko

After two fights with Deontay Wilder, newly-crowned WBC champion Tyson Fury isn’t ready to back up Wilder’s claims of being boxing's biggest puncher

March 18, 2020

Charles Martin is interested in Whyte vs. Povektin winner

Charles Martin was last in action in February when he stopped Gerald Washington in the chief supporting bout underneath the Wilder-Fury 2 PPV

March 17, 2020

Fallen Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr an 'overwhelmed ghetto boy'

The words come from his former coach Manny Robles who was axed in the wake of Ruiz losing his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

March 17, 2020

Povetkin's promoter: No intention to delay Whyte fight, but....

According to Andrey Ryabinsky, promoter for former world champion Alexander Povetkin, there is no intention to postpone the upcoming fight with Whyte

March 16, 2020

Tyson Fury promoters send message to Eddie Hearn and other rivals

Top Rank, Queensberry Promotions, and MTK Global didn’t take kindly to Eddie Hearn’s recent comments about Tyson Fury.

March 16, 2020

Oleksandr Usyk still plans to demand his mandatory opportunity

Oleksandr Usyk’s team have reiterated their expectation to receive a World Heavyweight title shot in 2020 and insisted Anthony Joshua can't avoid it

March 16, 2020

Former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks is fighting for his life

"He's a champion, he's going to keep fighting,''’ Brenda said recently as her husband maneuvered around their house with a walker.

March 15, 2020

History of the Lineal Heavyweight Championship (1885 – 2020)

Starting with the original top division king John L. Sullivan up to the present day and current number one Tyson Fury.

March 14, 2020

Goossen: When Arreola's jacked up, he works hard... and is hard to beat

“He’s got something big cooking,” Goossen told BoxingScene.com, though refusing to offer names or a potential timeframe for his next fight.

March 14, 2020

Joe Joyce: Dubois hasn't fought anyone like me

The 34-year-old Joyce (10-0, 9 KOs) defeated Philadelphia’s Bryant Jennings (24-4, 14 KOs) by unanimous decision in his last fight, July 13 at O2 Arena.

March 14, 2020

Someone is going to get knocked out - that's for sure - James 'The Beast' Singh

That's the final word from Fiji Heavyweight Boxing Champion James "The Beast" Singh ahead of his showdown with Herman "The Hermanator' Purcell

March 13, 2020

Interview with former WBA Heavyweight Champ Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver gave us perhaps the most shocking and memorable KO of the 1980s with his desperate, come from behind knockout of defending champ John Tate

March 12, 2020

Hasim Rahman still shocked by Tyson Fury's win

"I am still shocked. It was shocking. I would like to see the third fight," Rahman said in reference to Wilder exercising his rematch clause for a trilogy

March 12, 2020

Joshua's camp to be smoother for Pulev fight

In facing Andy Ruiz, especially the first time around, Unified Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua had a tough time getting ready.

March 12, 2020

Shoot the Moon: The Title Reign of Larry Holmes Part VII, Scott LeDoux

Even for his longshot chance at history, LeDoux remained grassroots. LeDoux trained in his home garage.

March 12, 2020

Chisora: I may have to take five punches to land one on Usyk

'WAR' Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) scored a devastating second round knockout over Poland’s Artur Szpilka at The O2 in July 2019

March 11, 2020

Kownacki-Helenius over 1.6 Million Viewers on FOX

The average audience for their short heavyweight bout, the main event of a tripleheader, was 1,675,000.

March 11, 2020

Unbeaten Heavyweights Garcia, Delgado collide on 'Philly Special'

"I’m excited to announce that we’ve added a great co-feature to Raging Babe’s Philly Special, in association with DiBella Entertainment," Lou DiBella

March 11, 2020

Eddie Hearn: Joshua will look to be more destructive with Pulev

Joshua is looking to get back to his knockout ways, when he makes a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

March 11, 2020

Joyce Vows to “Bully The Bully” in Dubois Showdown

“Tyson Fury showed what can happen when you bully a bully,” He said. “I plan to do the same to Daniel!”

March 11, 2020

Lucas Browne: 'Apti Davtaev hasn't gone deep into the rounds'

“He hasn’t gone deep into the late rounds,” he continued. “I believe that is where I strive and get stronger.”

March 11, 2020

Luis Ortiz eyes July return

Heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz still has nothing on the horizon. He knows he's coming back in July, but he doesn't know his opponent's name.