Wilder vs. Ortiz is set for Nov 4

It’s official. On Wednesday in New York City, undefeated WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) and unbeaten top contender Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) will announce their Showtime Championship Boxing showdown taking place Saturday, November 4 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

It’s official. On Wednesday in New York City, undefeated WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) and unbeaten top contender Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) will announce their…
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NSAC: Adalaide had a bad night

The controversial 118-110 scorecard in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight submitted by veteran Las Vegas boxing judge Adalaide Byrd has received widespread criticism from media and fans alike. She shockingly awarded only two rounds to Gennady Golovkin Saturday night in a fight many thought he won or at least was very close.

However, despite the blowing the scoring, NSAC executive director Bob Bennett defended her. He acknowledged her score was “a little wide,” but he stated that she is an outstanding judge and he still has full confidence in her. “I’ll go over the fight with Adalaide round by round,” Bennett told the press. “She’ll have to articulate to me what she saw, how she saw it, why she scored each round the way she did, and then we’ll continue to move forward from there.” Continue reading “NSAC: Adalaide had a bad night”

The controversial 118-110 scorecard in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight submitted by veteran Las Vegas boxing judge Adalaide Byrd has received widespread criticism from media and fans alike. She shockingly awarded only…
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Golovkin and Canelo battle to a draw

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo used his speed and movement, while Golovkin delivered tremendous pressure. In the end, judges scored it 118-110 Canelo, 115-113 Golovkin, 114-114. Continue reading “Golovkin and Canelo battle to a draw”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) battled…
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Saunders tops Monroe, still WBO middle champ

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Willie Monroe, Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. It was a dull, tactical fight with Saunders simply the busier man in most rounds. Monroe closed stronger in rounds eleven and twelve…too little, too late. Scores were 117-111, 115-114, 117-112. After the fight, Saunders handed the mic to his young son, who told Monroe “Sorry for punching you in the nuts!”

Unbeaten WBO #8 light heavyweight Anthony Yarde (13-0, 12 KOs) battered Norbert Nemesapati (25-7, 18 KOs) for three rounds, after which the fight was halted.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Willie Monroe, Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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Smith decisions Skoglund in WBSS opener

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #1 rated Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #11, IBF #4 (at light heavyweight) Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs) in the first 168lb quarterfinal of the $50 million World Boxing Super Series at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. After a close ten rounds, Smith dropped Skoglund to a knee in round eleven. Scores were 116-112, 117-110, 117-111. Smith claimed the vacant WBC diamond belt.

Super middleweight Martin Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs) stopped Arman Torosyan (18-4-1, 15 KOs) with a shot to the body in round four. Three straight wins now for the four-time former world title challenger Murray.

Heavyweight David Price pulled out of his fight due to illness.

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #1 rated Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #11, IBF #4 (at light heavyweight) Erik…
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Melindo edges Budler to retain IBF jr fly title

IBF jr flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (37-2, 13 KOs) retained his title by bloody twelve round split decision over former two-time world champion Hekkie “The Hexicutioner” Budler (31-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines. Melindo overcame two cuts from accidental headbutts to win 117-110, 115-112 on two cards, while Budler was up 115-113 on the third card.

A ten round clash between WBO #3 junior welterweight Jason “El Nino” Pagara (40-2-1, 25KOs) and James “Onyi” Onyango 23-11-2, 19 KOs) ended in a split draw.

In an IBF junior bantamweight eliminator, #8 Jonas “Zorro” Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over #3 John Riel Casimero (24-3, 15 KOs).

WBC #12 bantamweight “King” Arthur Villanueva (31-2, 16 KOs) was victorious when Richie “Magnum” Mepranum (31-7-1, 8 KOs) didn’t come out for round five.

IBF jr flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (37-2, 13 KOs) retained his title by bloody twelve round split decision over former two-time world champion Hekkie “The Hexicutioner” Budler (31-3,…
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Rojas KOs Marrero for WBA interim belt

Photos: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

In an entertaining scrap, featherweight Jesus Rojas (26-1-2, 19 KOs) scored a seventh round KO to dethrone WBA interim 126lb champion Claudio Marrero (22-2, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas. Rojas dropped Marrero with a combination punctuated by a left hook and a dazed Marrero was counted out by referee Russell Mora. Time was 2:59.

“I’m super happy and super emotional,” said Rojas. “We knew that he [Marrero] was going to be aggressive and we purposely worked on our counterpunching, and that was what did the trick.” Continue reading “Rojas KOs Marrero for WBA interim belt”

Photos: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions In an entertaining scrap, featherweight Jesus Rojas (26-1-2, 19 KOs) scored a seventh round KO to dethrone WBA interim 126lb champion Claudio Marrero (22-2,…
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Lomachenko-Rigondeaux is on for Dec 9

Top Rank has confirmed that Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux will meet December 9 in a clash of two-time Olympic champions. The fight will be for Lomachenko’s WBO super featherweight world title and take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ESPN will televise.

Vasyl Lomachenko: We are giving the fans what they want.

Guillermo Rigondeaux: Lomachenko didn’t take the easy way out like some cowards in boxing.

Bob Arum: Matching Lomachenko and Rigondeaux, each winners of two gold medals, is a milestone in my career.

Top Rank has confirmed that Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux will meet December 9 in a clash of two-time Olympic champions. The fight will be for Lomachenko’s WBO super featherweight…
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WBO requests neutral referee for Parker-Fury

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO President Paco Valcarcel has responded to the appointment of Terry O’Connor as referee to the WBO heavyweight title bout Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury on September 23 by Robert Smith, General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control requesting that neutral referee and judges be appointed from countries other than England or New Zealand according to WBO rules. Continue reading “WBO requests neutral referee for Parker-Fury”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO President Paco Valcarcel has responded to the appointment of Terry O’Connor as referee to the WBO heavyweight title bout Joseph Parker vs.…
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[Updated] GGG-Canelo purses, rematch, officials…

Update on purses: Per Yahoo Sports, the amounts reported to the NSAC were $6 million for Canelo, $3 million for GGG.

Both WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former champ Canelo Alvarez had been reportedly guaranteed $15 million each with Canelo taking the lion’s share of the PPV upside.

If Golovkin wins, Canelo can enforce a contractual rematch clause. However, if Canelo wins, he’s under no obligation to grant “GGG” a rematch.

The NSAC has assigned Kenny Bayless to referee the bout. Judges are Adalaide Byrd, Dave Moretti and Don Trella.

Update on purses: Per Yahoo Sports, the amounts reported to the NSAC were $6 million for Canelo, $3 million for GGG. Both WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former champ…
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Srisaket beats Chocolatito again, this time by KO

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Sunio Yamada

Headlining “Superfly,” Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40KO) annihilated Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2-1, 38KO) by fourth round knockout to retain his WBC super flyweight title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Srisaket won by controversial decision in their first fight, this time he beat up Chocolatito, dropping him twice in round four to end it. A right hook left Gonzalez out cold. Continue reading “Srisaket beats Chocolatito again, this time by KO”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Sunio Yamada Headlining “Superfly,” Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40KO) annihilated Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2-1, 38KO) by fourth round knockout to retain his WBC super…
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Usyk punishes and stops Huck in WBSS opener

In the first cruiserweight quarter-final contest of the $50 million World Boxing Super Series, WBO world champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a brilliant tenth round TKO over long time former champion Marco Huck (40-5-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. Huck tried to bring the pressure and rough up Usyk early on, but Usyk’s class showed in his fierce and brutal attacks. Huck was deducted a point in round eight for hitting Usyk while he was on the deck after a slip. The bout waved off in round ten by referee Robert Byrd after Usyk launched a non-stop assault battering Huck. Time was 2:18.

Next up for Usyk is the winner of September 30th clash in Latvia between WBC champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) and Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs).

In the first cruiserweight quarter-final contest of the $50 million World Boxing Super Series, WBO world champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a brilliant tenth round TKO over long…
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Horn Opponent: Bradley Skeete?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s next opponent for a November 25 bout in Brisbane should be known very soon. Horn’s trainer and manager Glenn Rushton talked to Fightnews.com®. “We should have an opponent’s name very soon. It should be resolved today. I will have to talk to Dean (Lonergan). There are a lot of moving parts. We will have to have the opponent sign off on the fight but I’m sure he will.”

Update: According to Anthony Marx of the Courier Mail, WBO #3 Bradley Skeete will be named as Jeff Horn’s next opponent in November. Expect a formal announcement within days about the latest challenger getting ready to climb in the boxing ring with Jeff Horn.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s next opponent for a November 25 bout in Brisbane should be known very soon. Horn’s trainer and manager…
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Joshua-Pulev clash in Cardiff Oct 28

Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his World Heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Joshua returns to the ring following his epic battle with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April where the Brit added the WBA strap to his IBF belt in an enthralling contest with the future hall-of-fame legend, climbing off the canvas to record an 19th straight KO win in front of a record-breaking crowd in London.

The unbeaten Olympic gold medal hero will now tackle his IBF mandatory Pulev, the Bulgarian rated number one in the IBF facing his second world title challenge having faced Klitschko for the IBF title in November 2014. Continue reading “Joshua-Pulev clash in Cardiff Oct 28”

Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his World Heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Joshua returns to…
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Margarito: Rivalry with Cotto isn’t over

At Friday’s weigh-in in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito again stated that his goal is a rubber match with WBO jr middleweight world champion and archrival Miguel Cotto.

Photo: Zanfer

Antonio Margarito: “I reiterate: I will win Saturday. It will be a great fight and then I’ll force Miguel Cotto to retire in December. That rivalry isn’t over. He hits like a girl and knows that he was helped in the second fight, but right now my focus is Jones.”

At Friday’s weigh-in in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito again stated that his goal is a rubber match with WBO jr middleweight world champion and archrival Miguel Cotto.…
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Takuma Inoue returns victorious

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Takuma Inoue (9-0, 2 KOs), 118, returned to action after a one-year hiatus and defeated three-time world challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (25-17-1, 11 KOs), 117.5, winning a unanimous decision (98-92, 98-93, 97-94) over ten on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. WBC#9/WBA#11/IBF#15 Takuma, the younger brother of WBO 115-pound champ Naoya, was then scheduled to have a shot at the WBO bantam diadem against then reigning Marlon Tapales, but unfortunately suffered a hand fracture during his strenuous training, and it was unfortunately postponed. While waiting for Takuma’s recovery, Tapales forfeited his belt because of his failure to make weight against Shohei Omori.

Takuma, a brilliant speedster, displayed eye-catching hand speed and steadily piled up points, but the bloodied veteran campaigner Hisataka showed his last surge in the final three sessions. Takuma is very much willing to follow his brother’s footstep and gain the world belt next year. Continue reading “Takuma Inoue returns victorious”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Takuma Inoue (9-0, 2 KOs), 118, returned to action after a one-year hiatus and defeated three-time world challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (25-17-1, 11…
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Margarito seeks 3rd fight with Cotto

Thursday in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito (40-8-0, 27 KOs) and Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) faced off in advance of their clash on Saturday night. The 39-year-old Margarito is aiming at a rubber match with archival Miguel Cotto, who just reclaimed the vacant WBO jr middleweight world title last Saturday. Cotto stated he will retire at the end of the year after one more big fight in December. Margarito wants that fight.

Photo: Zanfer

Antonio Margarito: “I’m at my best level in years and in condition to fight ten strong rounds. This fight is important for my plan to again become world champion. I want to fight Miguel Cotto in a third and final fight and Jones will not stop me. Continue reading “Margarito seeks 3rd fight with Cotto”

Thursday in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito (40-8-0, 27 KOs) and Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) faced off in advance of their clash on Saturday night. The 39-year-old…
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Terence Crawford vacates IBF 140lb title

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford officially vacated the IBF title today. The leading available contenders according to the current list of IBF junior welterweight rankings are #1 Sergei Lipinets and #3 Akihiro Kondo. Both boxers have indicated in writing they are willing to participate in the fight for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title. The IBF has ordered Lipinets and Kondo to fight for the vacant title and their respective teams should start negotiating immediately. They have until September 30, 2017, to come to an agreement. If an agreement isn’t reached by then, the IBF will order a purse bid.

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford officially vacated the IBF title today. The leading available contenders according to the current list of IBF junior welterweight…
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Superwelters: Lara, Charlo, Hurd defend Oct 14

HBO has “Superflys” coming on September 9. Showtime now has “Superwelters” in the pipeline. It was announced today that a trio of 154-pound world champions will defend their titles as part of a Showtime boxing tripleheader on Saturday, October 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, will potentially pave the way for an undisputed king of the 154-pound division.

Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs), the super welterweight division’s longest reigning champion, will defend his WBA title against undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs).

In the co-main event, unbeaten WBC champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) takes on top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs) while IBF champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs) will make his first title defense against former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (30-3, 17 KOs).

HBO has “Superflys” coming on September 9. Showtime now has “Superwelters” in the pipeline. It was announced today that a trio of 154-pound world champions will defend their titles as…
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Arum: Horn-Pacquiao rematch could be in 2018

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is uncertain if boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in 2017 due to Pacquiao’s political obligations and also the 38-year-old Pacman may need more time to recover from the brutal July loss to Horn. The rematch could happen early in 2018. “Manny is deciding if he wants a rematch this year or next year,” Arum told ESPN Deportes. “If he decides to postpone it, we will make a fight for Jeff in November against a good opponent in Brisbane…we’ll know in the next few days.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is uncertain if boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in 2017 due…
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Mayweather advises McGregor to stay in UFC

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Floyd Mayweather is confident that Conor McGregor’s future is in the UFC and not boxing, as he thinks the Irishman would be comprehensively defeated and kayoed much quicker by younger boxers. “Conor McGregor is a hell of a fighter and I want to see him continue to stay in the UFC and do what he does best,” Mayweather told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna. “Because you must realize, that I’m 40 years old and I’ve been off almost 800 days….he’s active, he’s training, he’s competing. These other fighters, these young lions, they’re throwing a lot more combinations than I’m throwing. I was just in the pocket, shooting one shot here and there, and breaking him down slowly. Whereas you got these young active guys who are throwing a lot of combinations and would get him out of there a lot earlier!”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Floyd Mayweather is confident that Conor McGregor’s future is in the UFC and not boxing, as he thinks the Irishman would be comprehensively…
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Golovkin-Canelo PPV undercard set

Here’s the latest on the undercard line-up in support of the Sept. 16 showdown between WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) in Las Vegas.

In the co-main event, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) takes on Jorge “Pilon” Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) in a 12-round WBC featherweight title eliminator.

Also on the pay-per-view telecast will be a battle between two undefeated Golden Boy stablemates as former IBF world bantamweight champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) faces Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight battle. Opening the telecast, lightweight contenders Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 KOs) and Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 KOs) clash. Continue reading “Golovkin-Canelo PPV undercard set”

Here’s the latest on the undercard line-up in support of the Sept. 16 showdown between WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former world champion Canelo…
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Horn-Pacquiao rematch in jeopardy

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s co-promoter Dean Lonergan is reassessing his options regarding the rematch with future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao, who has now said he doesn’t want the fight Horn until 2018. “Two weeks ago Manny Pacquiao confirmed to Bob Arum of Top Rank that he wanted to exercise his option to rematch with Jeff Horn for the WBO world welterweight championship,” said Lonergan. “November 12 was the date Pacquiao agreed to the rematch. Up until late this week that was the outcome Top Rank, DUCO promotions, TEQ and Brisbane Marketing were working towards in good faith to achieve having the rematch in Brisbane late this week. Continue reading “Horn-Pacquiao rematch in jeopardy”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s co-promoter Dean Lonergan is reassessing his options regarding the rematch with future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao, who…
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Mayweather: Tonight was my last fight

Floyd Mayweather Quick Quotes: “I think we gave the fans what they wanted to see. I owed them for the Pacquiao fight. I had to come straight ahead and give the fans a show. That’s what ​I​ gave them​.​

“He’s a lot better than I thought he’d be. He’s a tough competitor, but ​I​ was the better man tonight. Our game plan was to take our time, go to him, let him shoot his shots early and then take him out down the stretch. We know in MMA he fights for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, he started to slow down. I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn’t go the distance. Continue reading “Mayweather: Tonight was my last fight”

Floyd Mayweather Quick Quotes: “I think we gave the fans what they wanted to see. I owed them for the Pacquiao fight. I had to come straight ahead and give…
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Mayweather dominates and stops McGregor in ten

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

It may not have been a matchup of two pound-for-pound boxers, but Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor put on an entertaining show, which is never a given in the squared circle, and always appreciated when it happens. Mayweather eventually forced a stoppage, pounding an exhausted McGregor into the ropes before referee Robert Byrd stepped in to protect McGregor from further punishment at 1:05 of round ten in a scheduled twelve-round super welterweight contest.

But before then, McGregor won some rounds (even if Mayweather might have let him), Mayweather had stretches where he treated McGregor like a bobblehead, and amazingly, the whole exercise might have actually been worth the $100 for the fans that paid to watch on television. Continue reading “Mayweather dominates and stops McGregor in ten”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME It may not have been a matchup of two pound-for-pound boxers, but Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor put on an entertaining show,…
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