Luke Campbell confident he can pull off huge upset against Vasyl Lomachenko

Luke Campbell believes his advantage in height and reach can defeat the huge favourite Vasyl Lomachenko in their world lightweight title fight in London on Saturday They call Vasyl Lomachenko the Matrix because of his preternatural ability to control space, timing and distance in the ring. And he is such a blisteringly hot favourite to defeat Luke Campbell at the O2 Arena on Saturday that a 1,000 bet on the Ukrainian would net only 60 in profit if he walks away with the WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight belts wrapped around his waist. Yet Campbell, a world titles, largely speaks for itself. Maybe, maybe, it will be a hard fight for me, he said. Luke is a tough fighter. Hes …

Vasiliy Lomachenko outpoints Luke Campbell to add WBC lightweight title

Vasiliy Lomachenko comfortably outpointed Britains Luke Campbell to add the WBC lightweight title to the WBA and WBO belts It is boxings oldest adage that a good big man always beats a good little one. But tell that to Vasiliy Lomachenko. The brilliant Ukrainian defied a large height and reach disadvantage to add the WBC world lightweight title to his WBA and WBO belts with a gaping points victory over Luke Campbell. Most boxing experts rate Lomachenko as the worlds best pound-for-pound fighter. Watching the master at work it was again hard to argue. But on a night of jangled nerves and jumbled memories Campbell did himself proud with a brilliant and courageous performance. Two judges made it 119-108, with …

Eddie Hearn defends Joshua v Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia

Eddie Hearn has defended the decision to stage Anthony Joshuas WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saudi Arabia despite the backlash from human rights organisations and predicted that the negative publicity could make more people watch the fight Eddie Hearn has defended the decision to stage Anthony Joshuas WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia despite the backlash from human rights organisations and predicted that the negative publicity could make more people watch the fight. Amnesty International have been Original Article : HERE ;

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez stunned in pro debut

The double Olympic gold medalist was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Denvers Adan Gonzales on Saturday Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Adan Gonzales on Saturday night. Ramirez suffered a stunning split-decision defeat at the Liacouras Center on the North Philadelphia campus of Temple University, a crushing start for one of boxings prized prospects. Gonzales won 40-35 and 39-36 on two scorecards and one judge scored the bout 38-37 for Ramirez. The 25-year-old Ramirez won gold in two weight classes fighting for Cuba in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Games. He defected from Cuba last year …

Dillian Whyte provisionally suspended by WBC over drugs test findings

The heavyweights test returned an adverse finding before his win over scar Rivas and could face a lengthy suspension Dillian Whyte has been provisionally suspended by the World Boxing Council pending an investigation into an adverse finding in a drugs test that took place before his July 26, 2019 Last week Whyte Original Article : HERE ;

Hugo Alfredo Santillan, 23, is second boxer to die from injuries in a week

Boxing has suffered its second death in less than a week after Argentinas Hugo Alfredo Dinamita Santillan died on Thursday from injuries sustained in the ring Professional boxing has suffered its second death in less than a week after Argentinian fighter Hugo Alfredo Dinamita Santillan died on Thursday from injuries sustained in the ring. He was 23. Santillans death comes only days after Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev died from injuries he suffered during a fight last Friday. The 28-year-old was placed into a medically induced coma after the fight @marcosarienti July 25, 2019 Upon admission to the hospital, he had successive kidney failure and he did not come out of his coma, said Dr Graciela Olocco of Hospital Agudos San …

Manny Pacquiao rolls back years in split-decision win over Keith Thurman

Manny Pacquiao knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round and persevered for an exciting split-decision victory Saturday night at the MGM Grand Manny Pacquiao knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round and persevered for an exciting split-decision victory Saturday night, adding a third straight win to his career resurgence after turning 40 years old. Pacquiao (62-7-2) dropped his previously unbeaten opponent with a combination late in the first round, and the Pac-Man dominated the opening rounds with a combination of flair and power that recalled the incredible prime of the only eight-division champion in boxing history. Thurman (29-1) showed remarkable tenacity in rallying through the middle rounds, repeatedly testing Pacquiaos chin with big shots. Neither fighter managed another …

Tyson Fury enjoys Vegas sparkle in reanimated heavyweight division

The British fighter prepares to face Tom Schwarz on Saturday with Andy Ruiz Jrs shock title win fresh in his mind Anthony Joshua handled the burden of being called the worlds best heavyweight with the earnest diligence of a class try-hard determined to get top grades in his A-levels, at least until his boxing the ears of Wilder, frustrating the undefeated American champion with a stubbornly effective jab and deft movement, even surviving a ninth-round knockdown to roar back in the final reel. He was felled a second time by a violent combination in the last round, seemingly unconscious on descent, before making it to his feet in a scene too fantastical for a Rocky movie and settling for a …

Amir Khan defends 7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns

Amir Khan has defended the choice of location, Jeddah, for his next fight, against Neeraj Goyat, in the face of human rights concerns Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant change. The 32-year-old faces the unheralded Indian Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on July 12 less than three months after he was controversially stopped in six rounds by Terence Crawford. Amnesty International have described the Saudi human rights record as abysmal, adding that the nation is in the grip of a sweeping crackdown against critics of the government, and implored Khan to travel there with his eyes …

Julian Williams stuns Jarrett Hurd for unified junior middleweight title

The feisty Philadelphian sprung an emotional upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles on Saturday Julian Williams sprung a shocking upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles on Saturday night at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. Williams, who went off as a 5-1 underdog in Hurds backyard, floored the champion in the second round on his way to a unanimous decision after 12 rounds of mostly close-quarters action by scores of 116-111 and 115-112 (twice) on the campus of George Mason University. The wildly entertaining scrap completed a comeback for the 29-year-old from West Philadelphia known as J Rock, who has won …

Amir Khan rolls the dice against dangerous Terence Crawford

Amir Khan admitted he is aware of the risks posed by Terence Crawford in New York on Saturday There have been unmistakable valedictory overtones in the final run-up to Amir Khans fight with the dangerous Terence Crawford on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The twice former world light-welterweight champion is plainly closer to the end than the start of his fighting days, nearly a decade and a half since he vaulted to stardom with a silver medal for Great Britain at the Athens Olympics aged 17. The professional career that followed has not always complied with the best-laid plans, even if the story has never wanted for drama. Khan mixed it up with the best in the business from an …

Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was pronounced dead on Saturday at a hospital. It says Plant became combative while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver called law enforcement and an arriving deputy shot Plant when she brandished a knife at the officer, according to the report. CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) Love you forever and always momma . You always said work hard bubba …