“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Wrestling Canada Lutte,” UFC Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright said. “Wrestling continues to be a major cornerstone of mixed martial arts, shaping countless UFC champions over the years. UFC is fully committed to supporting the development and growth of wrestling, from coast to coast. Our sports share the same core values of discipline, integrity and sportsmanship. We have a tremendous amount of respect for wrestlers as some of the most dedicated athletes in the world.”
By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
Yes, I wrote this title to lure you into my article. Like you, I would love to see this title actually be the real deal! Are you sick and tired of this fight not being made? Are you tired of the BS organizations who say if “GGG” gets past so and so and then if Donald Trump picks Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez as his VP, than the fight will be made. What the hell happened to the best fighting the best???????
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin Possible Next OPPONENT Named? – Breaking Boxing News – Vote In POLL Your Thoughts
By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
Sky Sports is reporting that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s next opponent could possibly be undefeated IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook. They are basing this on a statement made by Tom Loeffler who is the manager of Triple G.
Last month, Eddie Hearn Brook’s promoter was quoted as saying, IBF Welterweight champion Brook would be interested in moving as high as 157lbs for a catch-weight fight against a big-name opponent.
Look my wrestling flock, if “BRJ” says it, it’s so. As my followers know, Roman Reigns is in Aces in “BRJ’s” book. So to hear that the snot nosed little mommy’s little boys WWE wrestling fans have turned on my “Brother In a Speedo” has me fuming! Turned on what? He beat your company man, The Undertaker, so what is your problem? Come to Independence Kansas and I will come off the top rope on top of your head if you say one thing about my main man RR.
I wish Curtis Stevens would say: “GGG” be scared, be very scared!”–Simba Judeson, Coffeyville, Kansas (President of Curtis Stevens New Nickname is Funky Like a Donkey Fan Club – 64,234,003 members who are grooving like it’s Sunday morning)
As Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) prepares to step into the ring against Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) on the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard for the May 7 Canelo-Khan telecast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he has a new trainer, a new nickname and new plan of attack.
Andre Dirrell, Blake Caparello, Anthony Dirrell, Caleb Truax, Jonathan Guzman & Daniel Rosas Media Roundtable Quotes – Breaking Boxing News
With just two days until they enter the ring, Premier Boxing Champions on Spike fighters participated in media roundtables Wednesday in Atlantic City and discussed their respective Friday, April 29 showdowns taking place at Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.
The card is headlined by the return of the Dirrell brothers as Olympic Bronze medalist Andre “The Resurrected” Dirrell battles Australia’s Blake Caparello and former world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell takes on Minnesota’s Caleb “Golden” Truax. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT with knockout artist Jonathan Guzman against Mexico’s Daniel Rosas in a 122-pound eliminator.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $50, are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and are on sale now.
Ramazan Emeev Vs Alexander Shlemenko M-1 Global Grand Prix Middleweight Championship – Breaking MMA News
M-1 Global has announced a blockbuster M-1 Challenge 68 event as Ramazan Emeev and Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko battle in the M-1 Global Grand Prix Middleweight Championship, while M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Alexander “Drago” Volkov makes his first title defense against Attila “Pumuklo” Vegh, Thursday night, June 16, at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
M-1 Challenge 68 will be streamed live from St. Petersburg in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Current WBA & WBO Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury continues to provide hilarious soundbites. Read and watch video HERE.
Fight week began Wednesday for the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader taking place Saturday, April 30 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. as fighters toured monuments throughout the nation’s capital before they enter the ring for their respective world title fights on Saturday night.
In the main event live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Badou Jack will take on former world champion Lucian Bute while IBF Super Middleweight World Champion James DeGale prepares to take on top rated contender Rogelio Medina. The winners will meet in a super middleweight world-title unification fight later this year.
Tommy Zbikowski (5-0, 3KO) made a splash in front of a sold-out hometown crowd last Friday night, when he defeated Keith Jackson by unanimous decision in the four round, crowd pleasing main event at the Belvedere in Chicago. Zbikowski a former Notre Dame and NFL footballer, and now Chicago Firefighter, looks to keep the momentum going when he returns May 14th at the Horseshoe in Hammond, Indiana, in the next installment of Hitz Boxing’s long-running fight series, Fight Night at the Horseshoe.
Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba SHOCKS Reporters at Press Conference: “I Will Crush the Krusher!” – Breaking Boxing News
“I want to thank Main Events for making this fight possible. Thanks to Sergey Kovalev for giving me this challenge.”
On Kovalev’s Recent Opponents
“I believe Kovalev he is a hard-working fighter. There is no such thing as an easy fight. I believe Kovalev worked hard to get where he is. I don’t think he would say any of his opponents weren’t tough. He has never fought me or someone like him though. This will be a very different fight for Kovalev.”
Person to Person Call to Anyone Wanting to Step Up and Face Gennady “GGG” Golovkin & Hughie Fury to Face the All Too Mysterious Nobody Knows this Weekend!
There are fighters who cause mayhem and devastation and there are fighters who define it. Increasingly we are seeing the phenomenon of a man who is bringing his fists into a continued ascendancy that is sweeping all before him. Gennady Golovkin, 35-0, 32 KO’s, at the weekend went into the ring and, in two rounds, destroyed Dominic Wade 18-1, 12 KO’s to go 22 fights won by knockout in a row.
All attention is now turned to who wins between Saul Canelo Alvarez, 46-1-1, 32 KO’s and Amir Khan 31-3, 19 KO’s. But let’s be honest, who in their right mind is sitting at home thinking, well if I get through this next fight I hope I get Golovkin!
I had this down as a decent fight between a brilliant champion and an up and coming young gun. Judging by the images the young ‘un came with no gun!
Wait, what, a photog is writing? Yes, I am, and in this new column for Ringside Report, I named Canvas Talk, where I’ll give you the weekly run down of boxing talk from the world of social media. What are the fans saying, not just the true boxing purist but the casuals as well?
This past week as every boxing fan knows “Kazakh Thunder” Triple G entered the ring in Los Angeles, and Gennady did what he was supposed to. “GGG” came away with a big 2nd round knockout over the slightly outclassed Dominic Wade. I had the opportunity to take in the fight as fan this time, and I can tell you the reaction in the Forum from true “GGG” fans were the complete opposite from the reaction of the haters on Facebook and other social media outlets.
RSR Photographer Cynthia “Cindy Lou” Saldana is Now Also Our Newest Feature Writer on Ringside Report “The Heart of Boxing”
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a photographer or is it? Yes, an RSR Photographer, but now, also a RSR Feature Writer…. You know her great boxing pictures seen around the world and now, you’re going to know her writing ability. Cynthia “Cindy Lou” Saldana has stepped up her game and will bringing the RSR readers her new column called “Canvas Talk” with “Cindy Lou”. I can tell you this, she doesn’t pull any punches and that is just the way we do it here at Ringside Report “The Heart of Boxing”.
On behalf of the writing side of the house here at RSR, we welcome her to our ranks.
Welterweight world champion Keith Thurman and former champion Shawn Porter went face-to-face Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan as they hosted a press conference to discuss their highly anticipated Saturday, June 25 showdown on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar defending his title against former three-division world champion Abner Mares.
Prince Tribute, Victor Ortiz Vs Andre Berto 2 Fight Pick, Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR Vs Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor & Anthony Joshua Returns! – RSR Video Email Bag Show
UFC 197 was a great event, despite the fact that Daniel Cormier was not able to fight Jon Jones, the event itself turn out to be quite good and raised the stock of the winning fighters.
UFC 197 was also the measuring stick for two guys at the top of the sport but on different weight classes, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, the flyweight champion defeated Henry Cejudo in the co-main event while Jon Jones defeated Ovince St. Preux for the interim light heavyweight title.
The Annual NFL Draft will begin this Thursday Night. Millions of fans will watch with hopes of their team making an impactful draft choice, either addressing the needs of the team or getting the best player available. Many fans watch the draft, and see the college players that draft experts like Mike Mayock, Mel Kiper, and Todd McShay have prognosticated with high potential using everything from film to forty times and sports science. You will hear words like intangibles and character, hand size and playmaking ability. Some fans will feel like their team got some promising picks this year. Others will feel like their GM needs to be fired. Like many fans have I’ve partaken in this ritual for a number of years and have had the same basic and rudimentary aspect of the NFL draft. However, an analytical and introspective look into this event has lead me to the conclusion that this is only a single step in a 2 to 3 year process where success can be measured. A process that has many different nuances and aspects, and will involve trades, free agency signings, and salary cap considerations, and where almost 60% of draft choices will not make it in the NFL.
The Chilean MMA Federation (Federation Chilena de MMA) is certified by the national Ministry of Sports. Its inner-structure will be comprised of 15 branches, representing one for each region of Chile. There are currently eight MMA organizations with a goal to unite all under the umbrella of the Federation.
The Federation has developed MMA in various ways, from hosting regional amateur MMA championships to conducting seminars and educating officers. The Chilean MMA Federation is headed by President Alberto Maturana Rodriguez and Vice President Christian Parra Campos.
By Dave “Mythical” Siderski
Divas collide as Money squares off against Sugar Ray in our next mythical matchup. Sugar Ray was boxing’s brightest star in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Leonard was a flashy boxer with incredible speed of hand and foot. At the same time, he wasn’t afraid to mix it up when circumstances warranted. Sugar Ray was a vicious body puncher, possessed a lethal left hook and was an outstanding finisher. Leonard enters this fight coming off of his historic 14th round TKO victory over Thomas Hearns in September 1981. The 25 year old Sugar Ray has an excellent professional record of 31-1, 22 KO’s.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin Vs Sergey Kovalev?, Anthony Joshua Vs Tyson Fury?, Floyd Mayweather, JR, Conor McGregor & More – RSR Video Email Bag Show
WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) today hosted a media workout at the House of Boxing in San Diego, just a week before he departs for Las Vegas for his upcoming showdown with Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday, May 7 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Canelo was joined by Eddy Reynoso, head trainer, Jose ‘Chepo’ Reynoso, manager and trainer, and Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya at today’s media workout. Canelo and his team spoke onsite about his matchup with Khan and his training leading up to the mega event for his middleweight titles. Below is what Canelo and his team had to say at today’s workout: