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Moses Itauma landed two punches in his heavyweight professional debut as he knocked out Marcel Bode in fourteen seconds.
WBO #3, WBC #9, IBF #12 heavyweight Otto Wallin (25-1, 14 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Helaman Olguin (9-5-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night
John Cantrell talks about his upcoming fight against Missouri Heavyweight Champion Brandon Carmack on Showttime Boxing
British heavyweight champion, Fabio Wardley, wants to take on all-comers in the domestic heavyweight scene after winning the title
Brown's next bout on Saturday at Pickering (Ont.) Casino Resort against Cruz Duran Sarmiento (4-0-2) of Mexico might be his toughest yet.
Cuban heavyweight force Leneir Pero returns to action on February 11 in San Antonio against undefeated Ukrainian Viktor Faust
Don King billed the bout between Wepner and Ali, at the Richfield Coliseum in 1975, as the "Give the White Guy a Chance" fight.
Wilder & Ruiz will be fighting for the chance to become the mandatory challenger to WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Top heavyweight contender Otto Wallin will return to action for his first fight of 2023, as he takes on Mexico’s Helaman Olguin in an eight-round fight
Promoter Dmitriy Salita hopes to finalise terms soon for Jermaine Franklin to face Anthony Joshua in London on April 1st
Justis Huni is weighing up a decision that will shape his boxing future after promoters presented their bids to the rising heavyweight talent.
There wasn’t much action in the fight last night, with Guidry being by far the busier man in a slow affair
Joseph Parker beat Jack Massey but went the full 10 rounds as Frazer Clarke outclassed Kevin Espindola
The world’s heavyweight championship is becoming cluttered as the top two, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, continue to negotiate.
If I can come out of this ahead, I should be able to go on to bigger fights,” Guidry said. “I’ve got to prove it other people, and I’ve got to prove it"
On Jan. 22, 1973, George Foreman took the championship from Joe Frazier in a bout that staggered the world of boxing
Zhang Zhilei may get the opportunity to face the Joe Joyce for his WBO Interim Heavyweight Title in April
Heavyweight contender Otto Wallin (24-1, 14 KO’s) will stay busy when he meets Helaman Olguin (9-4-1, 4 KO’s) in an eight round fight on Friday, January 27
BoxingScene.com has confirmed that an interim IBF heavyweight title fight has been ordered between Hrgovic and Ruiz, with a 30-day free negotiation period
“Let’s face it, if I lose I will be way down [the standings]. It will be like ‘where is Joseph Parker?’ I’ll be out of the picture,” the Kiwi admitted.
Leading the chorus from the US was a sorrowful Khalilah Ali, wife of 'The Greatest', the late Muhammad Ali. Last January, Khalilah Ali visited Coetzee
“I do believe I am more of a contender, but on paper, if I am going to keep it real, I am more of a gatekeeper,” said Rice
When the heavyweight division is booming. Bigger shows lead to more opportunities for others to shine in front of bumper audiences.
Jonnie Rice realizes that his seventh-round stoppage of Guido Vianello could lead to an offer for him to fight Jared Anderson next.
Both men are coming off of losses, Tony Yoka to Martin Bakole and Carlos Takam to Arslanbek Makhmudov
From 1930-1937, five men held the Heavyweight Championship, and none held onto the title for more than two years
Efe Ajagba fared better against an unbeaten boxer-puncher Saturday night than the last time he fought one.
Jonnie Rice stopped previously undefeated Guido Vianello in round seven due to a cut over the left eye.
Bad Left Hook Breakdown: Efe Ajagba and Stephan Shaw meet in a heavyweight main event Saturday on ESPN. Who wins?
Jermaine Franklin, a once-defeated American heavyweight contender, has reportedly emerged as a serious candidate to face British star Anthony Joshua
“It’s a tough fight,” DiBella said. “But if [Shaw] wins the way I think he’ll win, I think he’s ready for anybody."
In the 10-round main event, puncher Efe Ajagba 16-1 (13 KOs) looks upend the unbeaten run of St. Louis native Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw 18-0 (13 KOs)
South African boxing icon Gerrie Coetzee, the country’s first ever world heavyweight champion, has reportedly died at the age of 67.
Parker’s return against Jack Massey will be the first time one of Parker’s bouts has been broadcast on free-to-air TV in New Zealand
As fans await an announcement regarding Anthony Joshua’s April opponent, his promoter, Eddie Hearn, has made it clear how important this next fight is
Stephan Shaw has waited for, talked about and worked toward this moment since he was a kid, punching the walls of his St. Louis home.
WORLD YOUTH HEAVYWEIGHT champion Moses Itauma formally announced his professional debut today when he met the media ahead of his big night on January 28th
Australian heavyweight, Demsey McKean, has found himself in the headlines this week as a potential opponent for Anthony Joshua’s ring return.
Olympic gold medalist, world heavyweight champion, and a lean, mean knockout machine. The great George Foreman turns 74 today.
The winner of the WBA Mandatory defence will be ordered to defend the IBF title within 180 Days of the bout.
World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his predecessor Deontay Wilder currently sit outside the all-time WBC Top 10 list.
What a journey it has been for Jack Massey so far in his boxing career and he is now on the precipice of something great.
Due to a very severe flu with a several-week ban on training, heavyweight Agit Kabayel's intensive preparation had to be interrupted
In an interview with Seconds Out, when asked if he had concerns about putting Dubois up against the top heavyweights, Warren backed his man.
Don King sent out information about his latest heavyweight boxing promotion. It’s a clear indication that his efforts to stay relevant are waning.
Joe Joyce was told by Oleksandr Usyk to be patient after messaging him to demand a heavyweight showdown.
The incredibly popular heavyweight became something of a cult hero in British boxing between 2016 and 2019
Patterson is of course most famous, most celebrated, for becoming the first man in history to win the heavyweight championship twice.
The life of a fighter is not easy. The idea of surviving the struggle to become an elite level fighter seems almost insurmountable.
Undefeated Prospect Damian “Polish Hussar” Knyba, a 6-foot-7 behemoth with an 86-inch reach, has inked a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank
“We are down to three or four opponents,” said Hearn, such names as Zhilei Zhang, Jermaine Franklin, Otto Wallin, and Dillian Whyte are in the mix
Some 154,000 fans bought tickets to watch Tyson in his domestic battles against Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora, which is an incredible number
Justis Huni has avoided the need for more hand surgery and is eyeing a return to the ring, possibly against Lucas Browne in March.
Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield has advised Anthony Joshua to throw more punches and use his size to his advantage.
‘When Carnera won the title, there were celebrations everywhere. It gave every Italian a sense of pride and hope.’ Rocky Marciano
Promoter Lou DiBella says his fighter heavyweight prospect & two-time Olympian Bakhodir Jalolov (12-0, 12 KOs) will return to the ring in May or June
“The booming British heavyweight division has now got a new player and this one is going right to the very top,” said the promoter.
Michael Hunter has now announced that, moving forward, he will be working with Egis Klimas, who also manages Unified Champion Oleksandr Usyk
Dmitriy Salita, promoter for heavyweight contender Otto Wallin, has continued to push for a fight with former two-time world champion Anthony Joshua.
Back in May, Bakole picked up the biggest win of his career with an impressive ten round decision win over unbeaten Olympic gold medal winner Tony Yoka.
Stephan Shaw has accepted a more daunting assignment than he had for January 14. St. Louis’ Shaw was scheduled to box Italian heavyweight Guido Vianello
Parker is scheduled to return to the ring on January 21 in Manchester, when he faces big underdog Jack Massey in a crossroads fight.
Riddick Bowe has revealed how he ranks the three other great heavyweights of his era: Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield.
Joshua's next fight is being targeted for the month of March. Currently, he's hunting for a new head trainer
Heavyweight contender and number-one-ranked Michael Hunter is again the odd man out as a top event begins to come together in the United Kingdom.
Hall of Fame trainer Teddy Atlas does not expect former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to ever step in the ring with Joe Joyce.
On December 21, Charr fought 45-year-old Nuri Seferi (42-11 and a good cruiserweight a few years ago) and won on a stoppage in the second round.
The film will focus on Foreman’s journey to become the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history at the age of forty-five.
The two hold all four of the major heavyweight world title belts between them and their richly anticipated fight would decide the Undisputed Championship
Parker will square off against British cruiserweight Jack “One Smack” Massey in Manchester on January 21
Bad news for the scheduled headlining heavyweight contender fight for Top Rank Boxing in January as Oscar Rivas is out of the bout with Efe Ajagba
Smoger had reportedly been ill for some time before passing away. There’s no reported cause of death.
A luxurious mansion once owned by one the greatest boxers ever has landed on the real estate market in Los Angeles, California for $16.9 million.
Unbeaten WBC #4, WBA #5 heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov (16-0, 15 KOs) scored an easy first round TKO over Michael Wallisch (23-6, 16 KOs) on Friday night
Efforts are ongoing to reschedule Charr-Browne, with hopes of getting the fight on the books before year’s end.
Blackburn had the perfect fighting machine in Louis, but the Brown Bomber needed time to get his engine warmed up to throwing his dynamite
Oleksandy Usyk vs Daniel Dubois has been ordered by the WBA, and that could break down in any number of ways.
Makhmudov intends to put a marker down for against his German opponent and push for world honors next year.
There was no arguing that Bowe had physical advantages. But many people in the boxing world had questioned Riddick’s heart and will to win.
The undefeated rising heavyweight prospect turned away a determined but limited Dajuan Calloway in claiming a six-round, unanimous decision victory.
Sitting World Boxing Association President Gilberto Mendoza promised a review of events at the Dubois vs Lerena fight last weekend.
Jared Anderson never gave Jerry Forrest a chance. Anderson battered his overmatched opponent from the opening bell until finally stopping him in the 2nd
Jerry Forrest doesn’t think any of Jared Anderson’s first 12 opponents were equipped to take the young knockout artist where Forrest will lead him Saturday
Guidry, 18-1-2(11) and never stopped, is coming off an impressive KO win over the unbeaten Dacarree Scott.
The emerging knockout artist was Fury’s primary sparring partner for Fury’s second and third fights with Deontay Wilder.
There were exactly 5 men who held the heavyweight championship between January 1st, 1950 and December 31st, 1959.
Rising from a prospect, and one of boxing’s most promising up-and-comers, to a contender is the next step in Jared Anderson’s rise.
Lane had suffered a stroke that rendered him incapacitated back in 2002, and was paralyzed and severely limited in his mobility during the past 20 years.
WBC world champion Tyson Fury and WBA, WBO and IBF title holder Oleksandr Usyk have faced off ringside after Fury's win over Chisora.
Daniel Dubois retained the meaningless secondary WBA heavyweight title due to a loophole in the rules of his fight with Kevin Lerena.
The title has been vacant since Joe Joyce parted ways with the title after he stopped countryman Daniel Dubois in 10-rounds in November 2020.
Bakhodir Jalolov believes he is already among the top ten best heavyweights in the world - as he warned his rivals not to make him angry.
Derek Chisora essentially thanks Tyson Fury for giving him a big payday when no one else was inclined to.
More than 60,000 tickets have already been sold for Fury’s unforeseen third fight against British rival Dereck Chisora on Saturday night in London
This past weekend, in front of a jam-packed crowd at Wembley Arena, the 22-year-old American was glued to his television set.
“It’s a massive occasion, 70,000 people at the Tottenham stadium. It’s crazy; it’s surreal,” Lerena (28-1, 14 knockouts) told The Ring.
Ajagba (16-1, 13 KOs), a 2016 Nigerian Olympian, quickly established himself as one of the division’s heaviest hitters following his pro debut in July 2017
Even if Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) accomplishes his goal by unifying all four titles, he indicated his career could continue for years