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Mike Tyson vs James Toney in 2015: What if?

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 18, 2015 - 06:17PM ET
Will two fight legends come out of retirement to face each other in the ring?  

Floyd Mayweather: Next fight against Andre Berto or Karim Mayfield?

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 18, 2015 - 11:23AM ET
After cruising to a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao last month, Floyd Mayweather insisted his final bout would be in September.  

Floyd Mayweather issued challenge by world's most destructive boxer

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 17, 2015 - 08:38PM ET
On May 2, unbeaten lineal welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) earned a twelve round unanimous decision over then-WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) in the highest grossing fight in boxing history.  

Mike Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya comeback fights in 2015? Strike while it's hot

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 17, 2015 - 06:06PM ET
Although Oscar De La Hoya, 42, has given credence to talk of a comeback, Mike Tyson, 49, immediately dismissed recent rumors of his potential return to the ring and a possible showdown with James Toney.  

Frank Cappuccino: Legendary boxing referee dead at 86

Written by Joshua Broom at Jun 15, 2015 - 12:28AM ET
Venerable referee Frank Cappuccino, one of boxing's revered legends, passed away on June 8, 2015 from Alzheimer's complications.  

HBO Boxing: Nicholas Walters and Puerto Rican prospect, Felix Verdejo, shine

Written by Joshua Broom at Jun 15, 2015 - 12:15AM ET
In an intriguing match-up from Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, unbeaten Nicholas Walters 29, 26-0 21 KO of Montego Bay Jamaica defeated fellow unbeaten power puncher Miguel Marriaga 28, 20-1 18KO in bout broadcast live on HBO.  

IBHOF 2015 inductees immortalized in boxing lore

Written by Joshua Broom at Jun 14, 2015 - 11:20PM ET
This weekend marked the annual, ultimate rite of boxing immortality for three modern fighters and a handful of observers, contributors and old-time warriors of the Sweet Science.  

Deontay Wilder vs Molina results and takeaways

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 13, 2015 - 11:57PM ET
Tonight, heavyweight challenger Eric Molina did something 32 of 33 of Deontay Wilder's previous opponents couldn't do.  

Deontay Wilder retains title in wild slugfest

Written by Joshua Broom at Jun 13, 2015 - 11:43PM ET
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder showcased brutal and decapacitating punching power to retain his share of the world title to run his undefeated record to 34-0 with 33 knockouts.  

Wilder vs Molina odds: Greater than Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas?

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 13, 2015 - 07:54PM ET
Tonight, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO) will face unheralded Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO) on Showtime.  

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Don King takes credit for ridiculous purses

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 13, 2015 - 06:52PM ET
History was made as fight legends Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, boxing's best, finally faced each other in the ring on May 2.  

Chris Arreola: Next fight July 18 on CBS

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 13, 2015 - 04:20PM ET
Popular heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (36-4, 31 KO) will fight next on July 18 against an opponent yet to be named.  

Boxing schedule | HBO, Showtime and BoxNation: Jun 13

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 13, 2015 - 02:03PM ET
Boxing returns tonight on HBO, Showtime and BoxNation.  
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Deontay Wilder: A free, mainstream showcase is imperative

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 13, 2015 - 12:00AM ET
Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) recently announced WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO) will face unheralded Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO) on Showtime.  

Eric Molina: A straight right to the title?

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 13, 2015 - 12:00AM ET
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO) will face unheralded Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO) Saturday night on Showtime.  

Wilder vs Molina purses: "A good step in the right direction"

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 11, 2015 - 08:43PM ET
So how much will WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder generate for fighting Eric Molina on Saturday night?  

Bernard Hopkins: Primed and ready for James DeGale

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 11, 2015 - 05:28PM ET
Will 50 year old fight legend Bernard Hopkins face IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale next?  

Chelsea FC and boxing? Football stadium to host biggest heavyweight fight in years?

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 11, 2015 - 03:26PM ET
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea wants to host the fall showdown between lineal and concensus WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory challenger Tyson Fury.  

HBO Boxing: Jim Lampley sounds off on catch-weights

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 10, 2015 - 09:00PM ET
HBO commentator Jim Lampley, in the latest edition of his show 'The Fight Game,' expressed his displeasure with a growing phenomenon in boxing, catch-weights.  

Erislandy Lara: Make 'em forget, dazzle against Delvin

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 10, 2015 - 02:02PM ET
It's being reported ultra-talented WBA World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) would like a shot at the popular, undefeated IBO/WBA middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs).  

HBO BOXING®: Verdejo vs Najera

Written by Press Release at Jun 10, 2015 - 12:18PM ET
HBO BOXING® PRESENTS AN ACTION-PACKED DOUBLEHEADER WHEN HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: NICHOLAS WALTERS VS. MIGUEL MARRIAGA AND FELIX VERDEJO VS. IVAN NAJERA IS SEEN SATURDAY, JUNE 13  

Wal-Mart fight: Women in exciting brawl (video)

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 09, 2015 - 11:12PM ET
Who needs Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao when you have Wal-mart patrons and employees?  
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Canelo vs Cotto: Why PPV buys will eclipse one million

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 09, 2015 - 01:55PM ET
Is Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez, slated to take place in October or November, the biggest fight in boxing?  

Jake Gyllenhaal: Height is appropriate for light heavyweight role in 'Southpaw'

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 08, 2015 - 04:02PM ET
How many times do we see someone cast in a role that's not befitting of their size?  

Jay Z: Will music mogul become the most powerful man in boxing?

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 08, 2015 - 03:06AM ET
On Saturday night, Jay Z's entertainment agency, Roc Nation, made its official debut on the biggest stage of boxing, HBO.  
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Miguel Cotto: More likely to face Oscar De La Hoya than Gennady Golovkin?

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 07, 2015 - 10:12PM ET
Following his knockout o fDaniel Geale last night, lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto didn't seem enthusiastic about the prospect of facing unified middleweight belt-holder Gennady Golovkin.  

Canelo vs Cotto: 50/50 fight or is there a clear favorite?

Written by Joseph Herron at Jun 07, 2015 - 04:00PM ET
After putting on another impressive, knock-out performance under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach on Saturday, June 6, four division world champion Miguel Cotto is once again looking to set up a massive PPV event opposite former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez later this year.  

Miguel Cotto: Next fight even bigger after Geale KO

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 07, 2015 - 11:32AM ET
Perhaps it's best teams representing Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez were unable to negotiate a deal for a Cotto vs Canelo superfight for May or June of this year?  

Caitlyn Jenner: Transgendered boxing promoter insists she would have not stripped down

Written by Wilson Smith at Jun 06, 2015 - 11:14PM ET
Last year, boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, formerly Frank, stunned the boxing world by announcing she had become a woman.