by Johnny Walker Tonight at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Haitian-Canadian (and soon to be American) Bermane Stiverne fought a strategic, patient fight against a very game Californian in Cristobal Arreola, knocking him out in round six of their rematch to become the WBC heavyweight champion, supplanting the now retired Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine. The [...]
Heavyweight Scene: David Price’s Redemption Tour Continues Saturday: Hughie Fury, Manuel Charr Also In Action
by Johnny Walker UK heavyweight giant David Price of Liverpool was, at this time last year, still reeling from being knocked off of his perch as “the next heavyweight champion of the world” after American veteran Tony Thompson shockingly stopped him in the second round of what was supposed to be another routine KO for [...]
by Johnny Walker At the age of 41, US heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson had a resurgent year in 2013, making the trip to Liverpool, the back yard of 6′ 9″ heavyweight giant David Price twice to stop the man many had already anointed as the successor to the world champion Klitschko brothers, at least in [...]
12/13 – Lucas Browne (19-0, 17 KO’s) vs. Clarence Tillman (11-15-2, 6 KO’s) II – Victoria, Australia Aussie heavyweight Browne has gained quite a following recently. After a one sided decision over James Toney in April, he stopped Travis Walker and Richard Towers in just over a three month period. He’s been lobbying for a [...]
Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KO’s) retained the EBU and WBO International light heavyweight titles with a one sided unanimous decision over Italy’s Stefano Abatangelo (17-3-1, 6 KO’s) in tonight’s main event at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Abatangelo was a tough and durable opponent, but was simply outclassed by Braehmer, who [...]
Germany hosts a big triple header Saturday night at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Three regional title bouts taking place with all three possibly leading to world title contention for the winners. Headlining the card is hometown favorite Juergen Braehmer (40-2, 31 KO’s) defending the EBU and WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight titles [...]
What does the return of David Haye mean to the heavyweight division?
It was hard to tell if Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17 KOs) was that good, Hasim Rahman (50-8-2, 41 KOs) was that bad, or if it was a combination of both, but the defending WBA “regular” heavyweight champ had no trouble walking through the 40-year-old former world titlist en route to his third defense of the WBA’s paper title.
Ben Randall takes a look at the state of the heavyweight division.
Marco Huck successfully defended his WBO cruiserweight title tonight when he boxed a majority draw with Britain’s Ola Afolabi at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany.
A look at Saturday’s action from Germany.
Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev (14-0, 6KOs) will step in the ring to face Michael Sprott (36-17, 17KOs). Pulev was originally scheduled to face Taras Bidenko (28-4, 12KOs), who was forced to withdraw from the bout in early December/late January due to a cut he received during sparring. With little more than a week’s notice, experienced British fighter Michael Sprott takes the fight.
Arena, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany– As is usually the case when an unknown, untested challengers meets a long-reigning world titlist, a mismatch was in the air long before the fighters entered the ring. Marco Huck (34-1, 25KOs), making the eighth defense of his WBO cruiserweight title in his adopted home country, turned the probable into fact. [...]