Boxing

Regis Prograis has heard all the excuses, but he’s ready to reclaim a world title and prove his greatness

Former world champion Regis Prograis shadows boxing at an open practice ahead of his WBC super lightweight title fight Saturday against Jose Zepeda in Carson, Calif. (Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos) Regis Prograis has long been one of boxing’s most exciting fighters. He’s a knockout puncher who isn’t afraid to test his own chin to get in and …

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All credit to Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia for standing their ground and ensuring they will fight in 2023

Ryan Garcia called out Gervonta Davis on July 16, insisting the fight go ahead. On Thursday it ended in a big win for boxing fans. (Photo by Sye Williams/Getty Images) That doesn’t usually happen in 21st century boxing. When two fighters play at a high level for a period of time and are in the …

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Seniesa Estrada is looking to continue the big year for women’s boxing with her debut for Top Rank

Seniesa Estrada will face Jazmin Gala Villarino on Saturday after a pay dispute with her former promoter left her sidelined for almost a year. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images) One of the stories of the year in professional boxing was the rise of women in sports. Finally, after years of being …

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Here’s a hot dozen of bakers our guy would love to see next year

Tyson Fury will fight Derek Chisora ​​on December 3 but there are many great options for him in 2023. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside via Getty Images) The level of talent in boxing is extraordinary, and at one point it hasn’t been seen in a quarter of a century, maybe longer. There are big-name fighters who …

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Bivol is one of three undefeated fighters on the DAZN map

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (above) will defend his belt against undefeated Mexican Gilberto Ramirez on DAZN on Saturday. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters). Three of the four fighters on Saturday’s card on DAZN from the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE have perfect records and the one who doesn’t is 12-2 and holds the undisputed championship. …

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Gilberto Ramirez will shed the cloak of anonymity if he can do what Canelo Alvarez couldn’t

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya (L) believes Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (R) has what it takes to win the WBA light heavyweight title ahead of Dmitry Bivol on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Images) Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez possibly the most anonymous 44-0 former world champion in boxing history. He …

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Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. prove boxing’s business model is broken and in serious trouble

Terence Crawford took to social media to explain why he’s fighting David Avanesyan next and not Errol Spence Jr. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images) If you’re wondering why boxing is losing ground week by week, month by month, year by year, and sadly, decade by decade, head to Twitter and check …

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Jake Paul shows he may be more than just a social media sideshow in boxing, but he still has a long way to go

Jake Paul exits the ring after his unanimous decision victory over Anderson Silva in their cruiserweight boxing match at Gila River Arena on October 29, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The vast majority of boxers enter the sport virtually unknown and remain so throughout their careers. Even the majority of those …

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Jake Paul’s boxing skills are legitimate, insists ex-light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson

When Chad Dawson first got the call to spar for Jake Paul, he was skeptical. Dawson is a fighter’s fighter. Once a mainstay on pound-for-pound lists, he had two stints as a light heavyweight champion, fought the best of his era and has two wins each over Glen Johnson and Antonio Tarver, as well as …

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After a near-death experience, Nico Robledo Jr. will work Anderson Silva’s corner on Jake Paul

Anderson Silva will head to the ring on Saturday at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Ariz. to fight YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in a fight that has oddly become a rallying point for MMA fans fed up have Paul finish off their heroes. One of the greatest fighters in UFC history, Silva wasn’t ready to give …

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