Former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad, who was abandoned as a child and rose to become “one of the most exciting boxers of all time” and later an advocate for the homeless after a stay in a shelter himself, has died. He was 59.
Raised on the hardcore streets of Germantown, so reluctant to throw a punch that he was the object of ridicule as a kid, 6-foot-4, 250-pound Rock has all the components to possibly represent the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marcos Maidana did everything Saturday night but beat Floyd Mayweather, taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision.
For the first time in its 50 year history, the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame will be inducting a woman.
Floyd Mayweather feels confident, as he should, for his May 3rd challenge from Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But there’s someone that always seems to haunt the undisputed best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and that’s the constant specter of Manny Pacquiao.
Bernard Hopkins wants it known he’s not chasing Floyd Mayweather, just that there is a viable option out there for a huge pay-per-view fight if the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world wants it.
Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 knockouts) gave the 30-year-old Shumenov (14-2, 9 KO) his first loss since 2009.
Once it was over, the temptation was easy to go there: Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed “back” by his multitude of minions after he vanquished the game, though out-skilled Tim Bradley last week, avenging the grave injustice that was done to “Pac-Man” the first time they fought.
Boxing has a way of eating everything around it. It deflates bodies, bank accounts, fan interest, but it never had a chance to sink its teeth into Hopkins’ marrow.
The Pennsylvania Golden Gloves regional tournament returns to South Philadelphia Saturday night.
The old man is at it again, railing against the tethers of time, and all the doubters. Doing all of the unusual things he usually does, like defying all logic and commonsense.
Danny Garcia flickers into the spotlight more often these days. The North Philadelphia fighter should. He’s earned the right. “Swift” is the junior welterweight world champion and the heir apparent to the legendary Bernard Hopkins to uphold the mantle of Philly fighters.
Call this the twilight of Mayweather’s countdown tour. The pound-for-pound king announced that he’s going to take on power puncher Marcos Maidana.
The original version of the film called for Rocky Balboa to die after a severe in-ring beating by Tommy Gunn, played by boxer Tommy Morrison.
Damon Feldman has made a name for himself over the years promoting many celebrity boxing matches, from Danny Bonaduce to Jose Canseco to Dustin Diamond. His newest fight is likely to be his most explosive yet.