Former world champion Barry McGuigan has insisted there are no doubts over the courage of Amir Khan following his defeat by Terence Crawford. Saturday's WBO welterweight title fight ended in controversial fashion when champion Crawford, who had knocked Khan down in the first round, won with a sixth-round stoppage after his British opponent was unable to continue following an illegal low blow. The American, who had been on top for much of the bout, accused Khan of quitting but the beaten fighter was adamant he could not continue.
Amir Khan's career could be on the ropes after throwing in the towel against Terence Crawford. The controversial ending leaves Crawford with several options, and Khan possibly with none.
Dereck Chisora laboured to victory over Senad Gashi at the O2 Arena as he fought for the first time since his defeat to Dillian Whyte. Chisora, in his first bout under trainer Dave Coldwell, won by a unanimous decision - 100-90, 100-91, 99-91 - on the judges' scorecards. Chisora improved his career record to 30-9 but it was a far-from-entertaining victory against an opponent who frustrated the Briton with his elusive style.
Jennifer Taggart stood in the center of a ring, pointing to a mat painted with grids, diamonds and dots, and instructed her boxer to position his feet parallel to a line. She demonstrated a pair of quick jabs, narrated them with a “Pop! Pop!” and looked her trainee in the eye. He's a tall, silvery haired man dressed in black UnderArmour shorts, his hands cocooned in leather boxing gloves. This is not his usual uniform. This is Jack Quinn, the former Republican congressman-turned-college president, a man who spent a career in suits and ties and being the boss. But he's not in command anymore. Parkinson's disease is. Quinn was diagnosed with the disease in December 2014, while still president of
It's an age-old question that like it or not, doesn't really have an answer ... but that won't stop fight fans far and wide debating the topic. From Vasyl Lomachenko's record-breaking feats to the longevity of Manny Pacquiao to the sport's biggest name in Canelo Alvarez, there are a plethora of options who could be considered the best but there can only be one crowned king.
The long wait for the World Boxing Super Series card Saturday at the Cajundome is now down to less than a week. The most anticipated fight brings together New Orleans native Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) and Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) for the unified light welterweight title of the world. The other co-main event WBSS semifinal, however, figures to also be a memorable confrontation. It's Nonito Donaire of the Phillipines against Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) of South Africa for the unified bantamweight crown. Shelita Martinez crumbled into her cousin's grasp as she tried to step between the ropes and out of the boxing ring at the University of New O… Donaire is an eight-time world champion who shocked
Featherweight Erick Ituarte (21-1-1, 3 KOs) dominated seasoned veteran Jose Estrella (20-16-1, 14 KOs) in the “Locked n' Loaded” main event Friday night from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Ituarte, 24, fought an intelligent fight, often times baiting Estrella into bad positions, which ultimately cost him the bout. “What Erick did really well was set traps and have Estrella walk into his punches,” said Doug Fischer, color commentator for TB Presents. “As a result, Erick did a great job timing his punches all night.” Indeed, Ituarte loaded up on his right hand for most of the fight, and Estrella failed to make the necessary adjustments to make it a competitive night. “I knew he would try
On Saturday night, the Butte Civic Center transformed into a fighting arena. A large, hexagon cage sat in the center, illuminated by flood lights shining down from each corner. Three movie theater-like screens on the east side of the main floor showed the empty cage and crowd bustling about it, settling in before the 9-bout mixed martial arts and boxing “Homecoming” fight card began. Just after 6:30 p.m., Terrill Bracken, the owner of the fight card's sponsor Fusion Fight League, stepped into the cage and invited the first 10 athletes facing off to join him. The amateur fighters of all shapes and sizes made their way onto an elevated runway stretching out from the giant screens, onto the main
Jarrell Miller is due to fight Anthony Joshua on June 1 Jarrell Miller has recorded an adverse finding with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), according to Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn. The American is due to fight IBF, WBA, and WBO champion Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Hearn said on Twitter: "We have been informed by VADA that there has been an adverse finding in Jarrell Miller's sample collected on March 20, 2019. "We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon. "AJ's preparation continues for June 1 at MSG." Miller's co-promoter Dmitry Salita confirmed the news, saying his boxer would
The newly crowned Nairobi County boxing champions are fit and raring to go for the three-day Kenya Open Championships that were to be hosted in the coastal city of Mombasa but whose venue is now being contested. The Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) president, John Kameta, had earlier on announced that Mombasa would host the national championships from April 24-27 but the Nairobi County Boxing Association secretary Musa Benjamin Saturday disagreed. He said: “The 2019 boxing calendar was drawn up in January after a meeting at the Ministry of Sports boardroom attended by the former Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Rashid Echesa and representatives of the two camps, one led by Jamal Otieno and the
Felix Verdejo picked up his second straight win and the first significant win he's scored since his March 2018 loss to Antonio Lozada Jr, outpointing Bryan Vasquez over 10 rounds in a lightweight bout on the Crawford-Khan undercard. Verdejo (25-1, 16 KO) won on scores of 97-93, 97-93, and 98-92. BLH had the fight 96-94 and 98-92 for Verdejo, the 25-year-old Puerto Rican who was once seen as the successor to Miguel Cotto as Puerto Rico's top boxing star, but has sort of fizzled over the last few years. Reviews of Verdejo's performance were mixed. While he did deserve the win, there also didn't seem to be anything particularly special about his performance. ESPN analyst Tim Bradley suggested that
Carlo Pamintuan Knowing the fight against Ricardo Espinoza was a make-or-break for him, John Riel Casimero performed with a kind of desperation that made him a world champion the first time around. Now he's knocking on the door once more after picking up the interim WBO bantamweight title with a scintillating 12th round technical knockout win over Espinoza Sunday morning (Manila time) at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. With the result of the match hanging in the balance, Casimero knocked Espinoza down to start the 12th and final round. The gallant Mexican youngster made it back to his feet but the former IBF flyweight champion went for the kill and forced the referee to
"It's a prestigious belt. The world title is what I want to win, but this is what I've got to win to get to that" By Peter Gilbert An impressive Joe Cordina stopped Andy Townend in six rounds to unify the British and Commonwealth lightweight titles on the undercard of Allen-Browne Joe Cordina stopped Any Townend inside six rounds to add the British lightweight title to his Commonwealth belt at The O2 on Saturday night. Cordina outclassed his experienced rival from the first round and dropped the Barnsley boxer three times in the sixth round to extend his record to nine straight wins with his seventh knockout. Joe Cordina says the British belt is an important step towards a world title "It's a