Happy Birthday to Our Very Own RSR Feature Boxing Writer Donald “Braveheart” Stewart (Scotland Time)
Little over a year ago Scotland’s national boxing hero, Ricky Burns 39 – 5 – 1, 13 KO’s was declared bankrupt. With £228 left in his bank account and a debt owed to him in six figures you would think life was rosy. The problem was that after a bitter court battle, even the judge knew the possibility of him getting any of the money he was owed wasn’t just remote; it was never going to happen, so said the judge!
Burns has been in the ring on many occasions and at one point fought the majority of one title fight with a broken jaw but it was down to money that saw him being floored, knocked out and struggling to get himself up off the financial canvass. In the other corner? None other than his promoter and former mentor, Frank Warren.
UFC Fight Night will finally head to Rotterdam, The Netherlands where two of the most decorated heavyweights will face for the main event. Alistair Overeem maybe the most decorated heavyweight fighter in MMA today since he held belts in Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 making him the only fighter to ever hold major MMA title and kickboxing title simultaneously.
Lightweight sensation Devin “The Dream” Haney (5-0, 3 KOs) is a boxing prodigy. The gifted 17-year-old boxer, fighting out of Las Vegas, will make his national television debut May 21, at home, on the “Knockout Night at the D” card.
The “Knockout Night at the D” series, presented by the D Las Vegasand Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions. The May 21st show, airing (8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET) live on CBS Sports Network from under the neon lights at the DLVEC outdoor venue, is presented in association with Main Events and Shamo Boxing Promotions.
Two televised bouts and four non-televised undercard bouts will round out the card when Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0, 16 KOs) of Washington, D.C. returns to the ring on Friday, May 13 to take on Bakersfield, California’s Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (21-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. The fight will headline a throne boxing event that will be televised live on BET beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET and will also be streamed live on global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL.com.
Opening the telecast will be an eight-round featherweight showdown between Orlando “Orlandito” Del Valle (20-2, 15 KOs) and Thomas “KO” Snow (18-2, 5 KOs). The second televised fight will see the professional debut of highly touted Philadelphia heavyweight prospect Darmani “Rock Solid” Rock against the beltway’s own Carlos “DC Diamond Cutter” Black (1-3).
Adrien Broner SHOCKING VIDEO INTERVIEW – Attempt at Getting Media Attention Before Possible Prison Term?
Canelo Alvarez & Amir Khan can agree on one thing. They are not fans of Donald Trump. Read what they had to say HERE.
This year’s NFL Draft will be remembered as the most compelling in its history. It had every component of what we have grown to expect from the NFL Draft, on the highest higher levels, coupled with elements and imagery the likes of which we have never seen before. The night started as predictable as the sun rising in the east, with the two top rated quarterbacks Jared Goff, and Carson Wentz going #1 and #2 without a to the Rams and Eagles respectively. There was a bit of a surprise that Joey Bosa of Ohio State went 3rd to San Diego, but it was understandable given their woes on their defensive line. Then bizarre story that would define the draft for all drafts to come, began to surface and consume both commentators, and tabloids alike.
Andre Ward who has admitted he is not a fan of Genandy “GGG” Golovkin had this to say recently about him.
Former undisputed Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson has been linked with Donald Trump first with his endorsement of him for President and now, with other claims. Read HERE.
Anthony Joshua Quiets Reporters at Press Conference: “I’m Going to Show Tyson ‘Motor Mouth’ Fury What I’m Packing in My Boxers!”
Photo Credit: Matchroom Sport
I wish Anthony Joshua would say: “I’ll show Tyson ‘Motor Mouth’ Fury what I’m packing in my boxers!”–Simba Judeson, Coffeyville, Kansas (President of the Anthony Joshua Is Packing Fan Club – 567,987,345 members who are also packing!)
Undefeated IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua and unbeaten American challenger Dominic Breazeale had an intense face-to-face meeting on Wednesday before a contingent of major sports media outlets in London to formally announce their June 25 showdown. The two were joined by SHOWTIME Sports Executive Vice President & General Manager Stephen Espinoza and Matchroom Sports President Eddie Hearn, as the executives announced Joshua’s new exclusive U.S. television deal. All four participants later took part on a teleconference with U.S. media.
HBO’s unofficial scorer, Harold Lederman has made headlines with his critical comments about Canelo Alvarez. Watch VIDEO.
Canelo Alvarez – Amir Khan STUNNING Pick, Adrien Broner ALERT, Trey Lippe Morrison Vs Kenzie Morrison, James “Quick” Tillis & Floyd “Jumbo” Cummings – RSR Video Email Bag Show
SHOWTIME Sports and Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday a multi-fight licensing agreement for Showtime Networks Inc., to be the exclusive U.S. television partner of undefeated heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua. The announcement was made today at the Hilton Syon Park outside London by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports and Eddie Hearn, President of Matchroom Sports.
The multi-fight agreement kicks-off on Saturday, June 25 when Joshua, a British sensation, attempts to make the first defense of his IBF Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated American challenger Dominic Breazeale at the sold-out The O2 arena in London. The addition of this heavyweight title fight, airing live on Showtime Networks in the late afternoon, bolsters a big day for boxing as later that evening on CBS, SHOWTIME will present the first live primetime boxing event on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years.
In the main event, rising super middleweight Christopher Brooker (8-1, 5 KOs) takes on Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1. 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
In the six-round co-feature, former IBF Welterweight champion, Kermit Cintron (35-5-2, 28 KO’s) is coming full circle when he takes on Eduardo Flores (23-20-3, 15 KO’s) in a junior middleweight bout.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons. Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man. Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and teammates.”
WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and British top fighter and former two-time former world champion Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) made their grand arrivals today at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas ahead of their middleweight championship showdown on May 7 at the new T-Mobile Arena, which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
They were joined by undercard fighters David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) and Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs) who will meet in a 10-round middleweight co-main event; Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-5, 7 KOs) and East Los Angeles’ undefeated star Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (20-0, 13 KOs) who will face off in a 10-round welterweight fight; and Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) and Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) who will open up the Pay-Per-View telecast in a 10-round career-defining middleweight bout. They were also joined by Jason “El Animal” Quigley and Diego De La Hoya, who will fight in respective middleweight and super bantamweight bouts on the non-televised undercard.
Kubrat Pulev (22-1, 12 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs) almost came to blows at today’s final pre-fight press conference ahead of their European Heavyweight title fight and IBF World title eliminator on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
During the customary head-to-head photographs, Chisora lived up to his bad boy reputation by grabbing Pulev by the neck and attempting to pull him to the ground.
Last weekend the heavyweight division was supposed to see the latest British serious contender that would take the world stage by storm. Instead we got a fairly pedantic run through of the lack of true experience that Hughie Fury, 20-0, 10 KO’s has.
Over six rounds, the younger Fury, cousin of Tyson, struggled to put together a compelling case as to why he ought to be mentioned in the same hushed tones as Anthony Joshua, 16-0, 16 KO’s or big cousin, Tyson Fury, 25-0, 18 KO’s. Instead what we got was a wholly unsatisfactory win by technical decision over Fred Kassi, 18-4-1, 10 KO’s for the WBO international belt.
It was an accidental clash of heads between them that led to the referee having to stop the fight, Fury winning on those score cards with the judges scoring the fight 69-66, 70-64 and 69-65 in Hughie’s favor. The disappointment was palpable as this was his big chance – a top of the bill opportunity. Upon his shoulders rested a lot and one of the things that recent events has shown us in the heavyweight division in the UK is that there is no lack of contenders.
Oscar De La Hoya never one to shy away from stirring things up, has went on record about Amir Khan being too brave for his own good. Watch HERE.
Look my wrestling flock, if “BRJ” says it, it’s so. So Vinnie Mac is up to his old crap! My “Brother In a Speedo” Ryback is having contract issues. No surprise. Vinnie is always crank yanking someone. Ryback hit up ole “BRJ” I have some tips for you pal.
“BRJ” has left the building – Ruff Ruff…
UFC® today announced that it will induct its 2016 Hall of Fame class on Sunday, July 10, at the UFC Fan Expo® during the final day of the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. PT on the main stage theater of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event will also be streamed live and available on-demand exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
30 Years Ago Today: Top Ranked Heavyweight & Former Heavyweight Title Challenger James “Quick” Tillis Takes an In His Prime Mike Tyson the Distance for the First Time in his Boxing Career
The 1980’s had so many exciting heavyweights and one of those for sure was “The Fighting Cowboy” James “Quick” Tillis. On October 3, 1981, when he was a highly ranked heavyweight in the WBA he faced then champion, Mike Weaver for his title. In a fight that was close, he would lose on points. In subsequent years, he faced a who’s who of heavyweights, but none was bigger than Mike Tyson. On May 3, 1986, on ABC Sports shooting in upstate New York, “Quick” came into hostile territory and put on a boxing clinic against the young and then, undefeated Tyson, who had won all of his fights via KO.