American Boxing News for 24 Mar 2017
By Scott Gilfoid: #13 IBF Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting former heavyweight world title challenger Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) in a World Boxing Council title eliminator on May 27... in a rematch at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The winner of the Chisora vs. Helenius rematch will be the mandatory […] The post Robert Helenius vs. Dereck Chisora on May 27 appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Jorge Linares ready for Anthony Crolla, preparing for Lomachenko and Garcia
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) weighed in successfully at 134 ¼ pounds for his weigh-in on Friday for his rematch against former WBA belt holder Anthony... Crolla (31-5-3. 13 KOs) his Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Crolla weighed in at 134 ½ lbs. here […] The post Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II – Official weights appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Chat: Dan Rafael talks boxing, noon ET
Now that sanction has officially been granted, the next fight for red-hot undefeated super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez will be an eliminator for the #2 mandatory challenger spot... in the WBC’s world rankings against highly regarded contender Rogelio “Porky” Medina, of Sonora, Mexico. WBC #1-rated Callum Smith and WBC #2-rated Anthony Dirrell will […] The post DAVID BENAVIDEZ AND ROGELIO MEDINA to fight in WBC eliminator appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Anyone who knows boxing understands the history and prestige of the famed green belt, the coveted prize for winning a World Boxing Council (WBC) championship. Established in 1963, the WBC has reigned... supreme as one of boxing’s elite sanctioning bodies, representing 164 countries and sanctioning more than 2,000 world championship bouts, many under the guidance […] The post “This is the real deal!”: WBC belt on display in Worcester appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) are set for a huge heavyweight rematch on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. There is a lot of the line for both men,... in what promises to be the biggest fight on Finnish soil in recent history, with both the […] The post Helenius vs Chisora II on May 27 in Helsinki appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Marauding Midlander Martin Gethin is salivating at the prospect of getting stuck into feted prospect Jack Catterall on the talent stacked value for money bill at Manchester Arena on April 8th. The 23... year old Chorley starlet - unbeaten in 17 - has cruised to Central Area, WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental glory since debuting […] The post Martin Gethin: "Catterall's Not Been In With Anyone Proper Yet." appeared first on Boxing News 24.
A clean sweep of wins saw the British Lionhearts put a taxing week behind them as they inflicted a 5-0 defeat on Italia Thunder in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) last night at York Hall in London.... It ended a difficult week for both teams, who had been at the House of Commons on […] The post British Lionhearts End Difficult Week With 5-0 Whitewash Of Italia Thunder appeared first on Boxing News 24.
By Joseph Hirsch – Gennady Golovkin's twenty-three knockout streak ended after he won a close but unanimous decision over Danny "the Miracle Man" Jacobs. For Golovkin's faithful fans, this is proof... only that Danny Jacobs' decision to skip a mandatory weigh-in was a sneaky tactic to come in bigger than his opponent, and that Jacobs […] The post Golovkin, Tyson, and the Myth of the Indestructible Boxer appeared first on Boxing News 24.
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya says that if Gennady Golovkin goes ahead and fights Billy Joe Saunders for his WBO middleweight title in June, it would be disrespectful to... them and his fighter Saul Canelo Alvarez. De La Hoya wants Golovkin to sit idle waiting for the fight in […] The post De La Hoya says Golovkin fighting Saunders in June is disrespectful appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Quigley outlasts Tapia on 'Golden Boy' card
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN debuted with a bang Thursday night as rising middleweight contender Jason “El Animal” Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) took home the NABF middleweight championship, earning a... hard-fought 10-round unanimous decision over a game Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) in the main event before a sold out crowd at Fantasy […] The post Jason Quigley defeats Glen Tapia appeared first on Boxing News 24.
By Jim Dower: Unbeaten middleweight prospect Jason "El Animal" Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) was forced to battle hard to defeat Glen Tapia (23-4, 5 KOs) by an unimpressive 10 round unanimous decision on... Thursday night in a fight televised by ESPN at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The final judges' scores were 100-90, […] The post Jason Quigley vs. Glen Tapia – Results appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Esparza cruises to victory in professional debut
By Eric Baldwin: Adam Booth, the trainer for WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, says that he feels that Gennady Golovkin did enough to earn his 12 round decision victory over Daniel Jacobs... last Saturday night. While Booth did see the fight as a close affair, he felt that Golovkin's jabs and the knockdown in […] The post Golovkin deserved win over Jacobs says Saunders' trainer appeared first on Boxing News 24.
By Allan Fox: #2 IBF Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) will be facing #5 IBF Enrico Koelling (23-1, 6 KOs) in an IBF light heavyweight eliminator fight. This is a fight to determine the mandatory... challenger to IBF champion Andre Ward. The 27-year-old Koelling has reportedly agreed to face Beterbiev in the eliminator bout. Beterbiev, […] The post Artur Beterbiev to face Enrico Koelling in IBF eliminator appeared first on Boxing News 24.
Mikey Garcia wants Linares-Crolla II winner for unification fight
By Jeff Aranow: Amir Khan has started training camp for his next fight in April or May against an opponent still to be determined. Khan was hoping to face Manny Pacquiao, but the money from the UAE... didn't come through for the match. Khan is still hoping that a fight against Pacquiao can get made. […] The post Khan training for next fight appeared first on Boxing News 24.
By Allan Fox: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is thinking of giving middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin the percentage that he wanted for him to face their star Saul "Canelo"... Alvarez in September. De La Hoya says he's going to speak to Canelo about the idea, according to Dan Rafael. Golden Boy […] The post Golden Boy considering giving Golovkin split of revenue for Canelo fight appeared first on Boxing News 24.