Boxing News Analysis

Weeks draws Mayweather-Maidana ref duty

Officials have been named by Nevada's commission for the top two fights on the May 3 PPV event from the MGM Grand.

Malignaggi concussed, won't call SHO fights

Paulie Malignaggi's in-ring future is murky thanks to a concussion, which will also keep him out of the broadcast booth this weekend, as he looks to be ready for the May 3 Showtime PPV event.

Floyd not impressed with Pacquiao or Bradley

Floyd Mayweather wasn't "pleased" with Manny Pacquaio's April 12 performance, and thought both he and Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley fought like amateurs.

Donaire aiming to please on May 31

Nonito Donaire is looking to impress again on May 31, which he admits he has not done in recent fights.

Josesito Lopez back on ESPN2 tonight

Josesito Lopez returns to the ring tonight as he looks to work his way back to the high-profile stage.

Sturm wants to prove he is superior to Soliman

Felix Sturm doesn't care if Sam Soliman used performance-enhancers in their first fight. He says he wants to set the record straight with their second fight.

Hopkins - Shumenov does below average rating

The fight between Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov drew a smaller rating than usual for a Hopkins fight. Did fans not have interest in Shumenov as an opponent or is competition with the NBA to blame?

Pac - Canelo possibility? Oscar wants it

Oscar de la Hoya and Bob Arum are reportedly best friends again. The big fight that Oscar wants to do? Manny Pacquiao versus Canelo Alvarez.

Khan looking to steal show against Collazo

Amir Khan thinks he has a chance to steal the show on May 3 when he faces Luis Collazo on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard.


Mayweather talks Maidana, Broner, Khan, more

Floyd Mayweather gives his thoughts on his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana, undercard fighters Adrien Broner and Amir Khan, and more at his media day scrum.


Foreman: Hopkins should retire on top

Bernard Hopkins is 49 years old and still going strong, but George Foreman believes it's time for him to retire.

Rubio-Mayorga possible for July

Ricardo Mayorga could once again be back in the mix, as he's the preferred opponent for Marco Antonio Rubio in July.

Schaefer excited for Porter-Brook fight

Richard Schaefer is looking forward to the ordered matchup between Shawn Porter and Kell Brook, which is due within 90 days.

Charlo-Ota set for May 24 on SHO

Jermell Charlo will face Charlie Ota, rounding out a triple-header broadcast from Showtime on May 24.

Arreola: Time to man up

Chris Arreola doesn't want to let another opportunity slip away, and says he's put in serious work for his May 10 rematch with Bermane Stiverne.


Collazo focused on Khan, not Mayweather

Whether or not Amir Khan is totally focused on Luis Collazo, Collazo says he's got his mind strictly on Khan as he prepares for their May 3 fight.

Leapai training for Klitschko in middle of night

Alex Leapai's trainer Noel Thornberry has his fighter on a late-night regimen to get him ready for his crack at Wladimir Klitschko's belt in Germany's unfamiliar timezone.

Briggs interrupts Klitschko-Leapai press event

Shannon Briggs didn't fare so well the last time he was in the same room with a Klitschko, but it was Wladimir Klitschko who saved Briggs from Alex Leapai when the former champ interrupted the current champ's press event.

Molina believes size will be an advantage

John Molina is the big underdog against Lucas Matthysse, but the California scrapper believes he's got a good shot in his move up to 140 pounds.

IBF officially orders Porter-Brook for July

Shawn Porter must now defend his IBF welterweight title against Kell Brook, and the sides have about a month to put it together before it goes to purse bid.

Matthysse wants title shot after Molina

Lucas Matthysse is keeping focused on John Molina, but he is looking for a title shot after this Saturday's Showtime bout.

Ouma arrested for battery in Los Angeles

Former 154-pound titlist Kassim Ouma was arrested in Los Angeles after allegedly knocking out a man who made repeated romantic passes at him.

Rubin Carter passes away at 76

Rubin Carter, the fighter wrongfully convicted of a 1966 murder and finally freed in 1985, passed away on Sunday.

Hall-Butler set for June 7 in Newcastle

Stuart Hall will defend the IBF bantamweight title against Paul Butler on June 7, looking to win and move on to his mandatory defense against Randy Caballero.

Wladimir wants to fight 10 more years

Wladimir Klitschko says he wants to make history and fight on another ten years.

Hopkins-Mayweather? BHop calls it '50-50'

Bernard Hopkins would still like to make some sort of catchweight fight with Floyd Mayweather.

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