Month: January 2022

Issue • News • Premium Boxing legend Joe Calzaghe is returning to the sport, but on the safe side of the ropes. He and Darren Barker talk about their new venture BRITISH boxing legend Joe Calzaghe is returning to the sport. He is launching a management agency, International Sports Group, in partnership with Darren Barker,
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Its been 2-years since Keith Thurman suffered his first loss. Where has he been, what has he been doing, and most importantly, what will Keith Thurman look like when he returns the ring on February 5? Watch PBC Fight Camp: Thurman vs Barrios this Sunday at 1PM EST / 10AM PST on FOX. Don’t wait!
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Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez’s quest to step up in class will include a considerable leap in weight. BoxingScene.com has confirmed that San Antonio’s Rodriguez will step in as a late replacement to face Carlos Cuadras for the vacant WBC junior bantamweight titlist this Saturday on DAZN from Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The 22-year-old southpaw accepted
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Posted on 01/31/2022 By: Hans Themistode This weekend’s February 5th, card from Phoenix Arizona has been an injury-hit one. Originally, the main event was set to feature two former titlists in Jessie Vargas and Liam Williams square off in a junior middleweight bout. However, their explosive meeting was ultimately postponed due to Vargas testing positive
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Issue • News • Premium Holly Stein/Allsport Claude Abrams pays tribute to the free-thinking Brian Hughes MBE, a man of value and principle I OWE a lot to Manchester boxing coach Brian Hughes, who passed away on January 25. He was 82. Brian and I go back over 35 years. There was probably no-one who influenced
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Bangkok, THAILAND – World-ranked Thai super flyweight Nattapong Jankaew obliterated former world title challenger Wicha Phulaikhao (a.k.a.  Pigmy Kokietgym) in two stormy chapters to retain his WBA Asia Super Flyweight strap at the Sathian Muay Thai & Fitness Center in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand. Inspired by Thai super flyweight sluggers Khaosai Galaxy and Srisaket Sor
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There’s a fair bit of news from the WBO to get through, so we’ll start a bit that slipped under the radar on Wednesday: bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero’s mandatory title defense against Paul Butler has been rescheduled for April 23rd in Liverpool. The approval report doesn’t end there, however; it also notes that Casimero
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Order #ThurmanBarrios on FOX Sports PPV: https://pbcham.ps/ThurmanBarrios-5 Two-time welterweight world champion Shawn Porter, two-division world champion Danny Garcia, and WBA world welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas chime in with their thoughts on Keith Thurman’s return to the ring on February 5, 2022, against Mario Barrios, live on FOX Sports PPV. Visit PremierBoxingChampions.com for more info. SIGN
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Claressa Shields intends to apply the same trademark determination that has helped make her an elite-level boxer to her return to mixed martial arts later this year. The three-division boxing champion’s split-decision defeat to Abigail Montes in her second MMA match October 28 didn’t demoralize her. Shields considers that close loss an invaluable learning experience
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Posted on 01/30/2022 By: Hans Themistode Ilunga Makabu was initially taken aback when it was revealed that current super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez would challenge him for his WBC cruiserweight crown. Although it was unexpected, Makabu welcomed a possible showdown against the pound-for-pound star with opened arms. However, before Makabu could officially entertain their high-stakes
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DAZN and Social Media, 3:00 pm ET, Rungvisai vs Cuadras 2 weigh-in. PPV, 3:00 pm ET, Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams, Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin. FITE have this one for $30, also airing on Sky Sports for those of you in the United Kingdom. Eubank-Williams is a really good matchup, one I’m excited
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