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22 OCTOBER 2014

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Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Rocky Juarez of the U.S. gets punched in the face in July 2010 by Jorge Linares of Venezuela during their WBA Fedelatin lightweight title fight in Las Vegas. Some researchers believe the human face evolved to take punches - without, of course, the boxing gloves. ... Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander Fight Date and Location Announced

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 13 as the Englishman continues in his quest to eventually face Floyd Mayweather Jr. The bout between Khan and Alexander has been mooted for some time, per BBC Sport , and was finally confirmed Monday, per the Daily Mail : BREAKING: Amir Khan will face Devon Alexander on December 13 in Las Vegas. ... Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander Fight Date and Location Announced

Champ Ryan does it the hard way

Trainer Clifton Mitchell reveals that Dave Ryan defied an elbow injury to land the Commonwealth light-welterweight title. ... Champ Ryan does it the hard way

Walters takes Donaire's title

Nicholas Walters claimed the WBA featherweight title in emphatic fashion, stopping Nonito Donaire in the sixth round. ... Walters takes Donaire's title

Brutal Golovkin hammers Rubio

Gennady Golovkin made light work of Marco Antonio Rubio to successfully defend his WBA middleweight title on Saturday. ... Brutal Golovkin hammers Rubio

Croatian boxer attacks referee after losing fight

Croatian light heavyweight boxer Vido Loncar lost his bout with Algirdas Baniulis in the European Youth Boxing Championships when the referee decided to end the fight after it appeared that Loncar was unable to defend himself. Loncar never hit the canvas and wanted to continue, but the referee counted to ten and waved his arms. ... Croatian boxer attacks referee after losing fight

Basketball: Boxing legend Pacquiao underwhelms in winning pro ball debut

World boxing champion and playing coach of Kia Sorrento, Manny Pacquiao dribbles the ball during a basketball game against Blackwater at the Philippine Arena in Manila. Photo - AFP Manila: World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his pro basketball career in the Philippines on Sunday in a scoreless debut spent mostly as a cheerleader. ... Basketball: Boxing legend Pacquiao underwhelms in winning pro ball debut

Justin Bieber Gets Boxing Lessons

Justin Bieber is getting boxing lessons. From a pro. Yeah, so that'd be his bro Floyd Mayweather. ... Justin Bieber Gets Boxing Lessons

Re: 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Cartoon, The Countdown Begins

The countdown for Mike Tyson's "Mike Tyson Mysteries" cartoon series has officially begun! The 48-year-old heavyweight champion, who as a kid reveled in the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of yester year, has been recast as a detective who's got jokes, an out-of-control flock of 2,000 pigeons, and is tasked to solve mysteries that are swooped in by his flying carrier messengers. Somewhat similar to the classic cartoon series "Scooby Doo," Tyson is joined by a smart-as-a-whip adopted teen Korean daugh ... Re: 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Cartoon, The Countdown Begins

Goodjohn wins English title

Tyler Goodjohn won a majority decision over Ricky Boylan to secure the English light-welterweight title at the O2 Arena. ... Goodjohn wins English title

Selby sets up world title shot

Lee Selby stopped Joel Brunker in nine rounds at the 02 Arena to earn a IBF world title shot. ... Selby sets up world title shot

Anthony Joshua wins in style

Anthony Joshua claimed the WBC International heavyweight title with a second-round stoppage of Denis Bakhtov ... Anthony Joshua wins in style

HBO Boxing Results: Nicholas Walters chops down Nonito Donaire in 6

Nicholas 'Axe Man' Walters announced himself as a major player in the featherweight division with a savage sixth round knockout of former highly-ranked pound-for-pound fighter and decorated champion Nonito Donaire. Nicholas Walters may not have fought too many high-class opponents before tonight, but he proved he belongs on the big stage with a brutal right hand knockout of the former flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight, and until a few minutes ago, the WBA 'Super' f ... HBO Boxing Results: Nicholas Walters chops down Nonito Donaire in 6

DeGale faces Periban test

James DeGale will face Marco Antonio Periban at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22. ... DeGale faces Periban test

Think Twice About Bernard Hopkins

Boxing has always fascinated laymen and intellectuals alike because it is a sport of high contrast, and contrast attracts the intellect, which always enjoys a good long stretch. Of all boxing's contrasts, the most attractive of all is the contradiction between the sport's physical surface and its spiritual depths. ... Think Twice About Bernard Hopkins

Macklin bout announced

Matthew Macklin will face Jorge Sebastian Heiland for the WBC International Middleweight title on November 15. ... Macklin bout announced

Walters stops Donaire in 6th, wins 126-lb title

Nicholas Walters stopped Nonito Donaire with a second left in the sixth round, winning the WBA featherweight title in dramatic fashion Saturday night. Walters , a fairly unknown fighter from Jamaica, punctuated his breakthrough performance by knocking down Donaire for the first two times in the four-division champion's career. ... Walters stops Donaire in 6th, wins 126-lb title

Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. The civil lawsuit filed Thursday in Nevada state court seeks unspecified monetary damages more than $10,000 from the New York-based network and Mayweather, who goes by the nickname "Money." ... Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

KIA's LA Revilla 'overwhelmed' after career game

Kia's LA Revilla leads the court during a fast break play against Blackwater. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines The spotlight was firmly on KIA playing coach Manny Pacquiao as the 40th season of the PBA opened Sunday, but Sorento point guard LA Revilla had stolen his thunder by the time the final buzzer sounded. ... KIA's LA Revilla 'overwhelmed' after career game

Home comforts suit Burns

Former world champion Ricky Burns is hoping he will not have to wait too long to rekindle the glory nights in Glasgow. ... Home comforts suit Burns

Macklin wary of Heiland threat

Matthew Macklin says defeat is not an option in his WBC middleweight eliminator clash with Jorge Sebastian Heiland. ... Macklin wary of Heiland threat

Chisora to challenge licence ban

Dereck Chisora appeals against the withdrawal of his licence by the British Boxing Board of Control. ... Chisora to challenge licence ban

Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Nathan Cleverly receives a boost in his bid for a light-heavyweight unification clash with Bernard Hopkins. ... Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Enzo Maccarinelli is ordered to a rematch against Shane McPhilbin for the British cruiserweight title. ... Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Golovkin stops Rubio in second for 18th KO in a row

Gennady Golovkin stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round Saturday night, defending his WBA middleweight title with his 18th consecutive stoppage victory. Golovkin stops Rubio in second for 18th KO in a row CARSON, Calif. ... Golovkin stops Rubio in second for 18th KO in a row

Barthelemy stays unbeaten

Rances Barthelemy made a successful first defence of his IBF super-featherweight title against Fernando David Saucedo. ... Barthelemy stays unbeaten

Pacman stats: 0 pts, assists; two turnovers

Manny Pacquiao's stat line in his PBA debut raised doubts on whether the boxing icon can really cope up with the level of play in the pros. The celebrated eight-division world boxing champ and Saranggani congressman, as expected, came out the top draw in PBA Season 40 inaugural rites but got a rude welcome playing with the big boys. ... Pacman stats: 0 pts, assists; two turnovers

Bundrage sets sights on Saul

Cornelius Bundrage calls for a fight with Mexican star Saul Alvarez after regaining the IBF light-middleweight title. ... Bundrage sets sights on Saul

Katsidis with plenty to prove

Michael Katsidis says he'll prove he can still be a force in the lightweight division when he takes on Tommy Coyle. ... Katsidis with plenty to prove

Campbell vows to put on show

Luke Campbell has promised to put on a show when he steps up in class to face Daniel Brizuela in Hull on October 25. ... Campbell vows to put on show

Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Cheshunt's Ashley Sexton believes he can become a future world champion, after signing with Frank Warren Promotions. ... Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Tony Bellew's British light-heavyweight title defence against Danny McIntosh is put back two weeks to 27 April after McIntosh pulled out with a chest infection. ... Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Gallagher rules out Kid clash

Scott Quigg's trainer rules out Kid Galahad as a replacement opponent after Shingo Wake pulled out through injury. ... Gallagher rules out Kid clash

Smith denied Abraham rematch

The WBO has denied Paul Smith the chance of an immediate rematch with super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham. ... Smith denied Abraham rematch

Boxer attacks referee

A Croatian boxer has been banned for life after attacking the referee during the European Youth Boxing Championships. ... Boxer attacks referee

Mitchell warning for Coyle

Kevin Mitchell fears that Tommy Coyle will be knocked out if he tries to stand and trade with Michael Katsidis. ... Mitchell warning for Coyle

Pacquiao recalls early 'sideline' with Asi Taulava

Manny Pacquiao joins Asi Taulava and the rest of the NLEX Road Warriors for a selfie during the PBA's 40th season opening. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines When Manny Pacquiao was just starting out as a boxer in the late 1990s, the future eight-division champion had to "moonlight" to make ends meet. ... Pacquiao recalls early 'sideline' with Asi Taulava

Sporting Life boxing schedule

Bernard Hopkins and Manny Pacquiao are both in action before the end of the year - see our 2014 big-fight schedule! ... Sporting Life boxing schedule

Golovkin stops Rubio in 2nd, defends WBA title

Gennady Golovkin climbed into the outdoor ring with an exuberant sellout crowd chanting his name. Just a few minutes later, the middleweight champion stepped down with yet another dramatic win. ... Golovkin stops Rubio in 2nd, defends WBA title

Martin Murray vs. Domenico Spada: Preview and Prediction for Middleweight Bout

This Saturday night in Monte Carlo, top-10 middleweight Martin Murray of England returns to action against Italy's Domenico These are a couple of well-traveled middleweights, and there's a lot on the line here. A win for over Murray would significantly boost the journeyman's career. ... Martin Murray vs. Domenico Spada: Preview and Prediction for Middleweight Bout

Burns back with a win

Ricky Burns won on his light-welterweight debut but was unconvincing in a points decision victory over Alexandre Lepelley ... Burns back with a win

Taylor regains middleweight crown

Jermain Taylor regained the world middleweight title with a convincing points victory over Sam Soliman. ... Taylor regains middleweight crown

Bet £5, get £20 free

Our betting partners Sky Bet are now offering new customers a free £20 bet when they first stake £5. ... Bet £5, get £20 free

Froch: It's Chavez or nothing

Carl Froch says there is "a strong chance" he'll retire if he doesn't get to fight Julio Chavez Junior in Las Vegas. ... Froch: It's Chavez or nothing

Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard implores Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight, for the sake of their own legacies. ... Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

McCloskey has change of opponent

Paul McCloskey has a change of opponent for his contest on 5 May after former IBF champion Julio Diaz pulls out of the bout. ... McCloskey has change of opponent

GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Britain's three female Olympic boxing hopefuls are chosen for next month's World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. ... GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Wladimir Klitschko defends his heavyweight world titles against American Tony Thompson on 7 July. ... Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Lamont Peterson says Amir Khan is incapable of altering his game-plan for their May rematch and that his British rival is mentally "all over the place". ... Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury remains unbeaten as he stops Martin Rogan in five rounds. ... Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout
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