Tonight’s main event features Bruce Scott of Tulsa Vs Marvin Babe of Oklahoma City. Will Babe bring the Thunder? Or will he drizzle? Stay tuned for your main event.
Hernandez wins by second round knockout.
For the Super Middleweight Championship belt, Rocky Gonzalez wins by split decision.
Fight ends in a majority draw!!!!
This heavyweight bout went the distance as Andrew Todhunter proves victorious in a split decision.
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Tonight’s fights feature local favorites Alfred “Freight Train” Walker, Bruce Scott, Mayra Hernandez, and Demarco McCoy.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor and UFC Brass reportedly met to discuss McGregor’s future with the company. After a very confusing month in which McGregor tweeted about an impending retirement and subsequent “unretirement” got all the people excited, shocked and just plain confused. The fiasco was reportedly due to McGregor’s insistence in foregoing his media responsibilities for a longer training camp.
Everybody’s waiting to see whether Floyd Mayweather, JR. will come out of retirement to box Conor McGregor, the UFC featherweight champion. To make things even more spectacular this is supposed to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada. Well, where else rather than the capital of gambling and everything that is flashy, the city that has inspired many online gambling sites with five star casino bonuses and reviews.
More and more rumors come out that this is very much real and is going to happen so it must be true, right? One of the problems towards this happening is McGregor’s exclusive contract with UFC. He can’t just show up in Sin City and fight whoever he pleases. However, reality has not always been what it is.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez recently had to make a very important decision. To fight or refuse to fight Gennady Golovkin – his No.1 mandatory contender – in his next professional contest?Maybe the Gods of boxing’s Mount Olympus will grant the fans of the sweet science this one wish and the fight we all want to see takes place later this year. But let’s not get our hopes up too high. This is not the 1980’s. Behind the scenes Golden Boy Promotions have been scrambling like rats in a cage to find their guy some wiggle room to get out of this thing. And they’ve found it. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has decided to vacate and drop the lineal middleweight championship belt into a barrio trash can somewhere. That’s right. It’s a disgraceful and shameless ducking tactic. A blatant swerve! It has given him a way out of the fight and allows him to safely walk away from the ominous shadow of “GGG” darkening his doorway. But you know what? There’s a price to pay for running.
By Dave “Madcap” Mroczek
Everything that can be going wrong, is going wrong, fight fans. The ink is hardly dry on the press and already the boxing world is erupting in chants of “DUCK! DUCK! DUCK!” Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has vacated his WBC trinket so he can apparently continue to negotiate a fight with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Fat chance! The WBC was trying to force a purse bid, but the Canelo team wants no part of that. Once again, the paying public get shafted in another matchup that can only truly be believed if the two men are in the ring and the bell sounds. We have the two best middleweights in the world, in their prime, and chances of that fight happening in the foreseeable future is slim to none, despite what Canelo has to say.
Packy’s World: Memo to Canelo Alvarez – You’re an Embarrassment to Tony Zale, Marcel Cerdan, Rocky Graziano, Sugar Ray Robinson & Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Michael Caine, My Pal Al, & The Chutzpah Award Posthumously Goes to Old School Boxing!
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… Sadie is on vacation for a few days with our son and daughter at what they are calling, “An Undisclosed Location”. If I know my dear Sadie, she is breaking my son’s bagels twice a day – every day! But hey, that gives me time to write and I love that as much as a great boxing match, so let’s get to it RSR Readers on this, my first year on the best boxing site on the internet today, Ringside Report.com.
Unbeaten light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) will battle veteran Argentine Olympian Ezequiel Maderna (23-2, 15 KOs) in a 12-round showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Saturday, June 4 from Bell Center in Montreal.
Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and features an exciting co-main event that sees a pair of undefeated rising contenders enter the ring as Florida’s Bryant Perrella (13-0, 12 KOs) squares-off against Washington, D.C.’s David Grayton (14-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout. PBC on ESPN returns for the first of seven fight nights between June 4 and August 12 that will feature exciting and competitive battles.
Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez & Oscar De La Hoya Go on Record about Vacating WBC Middleweight Strap! – Breaking Boxing News
“After much consideration, today, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible. I also informed the WBC that I will vacate its title.
For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man. Never has that been more true than today. I will fight ‘GGG,’ and I will beat ‘GGG’ but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.
Beibut Shumenov Defends Title Against Junior Wright this Saturday Night in Las Vegas – Breaking Boxing News
World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Cruiserweight World champion Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) makes his first title defense this Saturday night (May 21) against WBA No. 11-rated Junior “Hurricane” Wright (15-1-1, 12 KOs) at The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
“I’m happy to get the opportunity to fight this Saturday night,” Shumenov said, “but I wish that I could fight more often. I’ve been ready since January. Every training session I gain new knowledge. I am a completely different fighter than in my last fight.”
Undefeated blue-chip featherweight prospect Toka “T-Nice” Kahn-Clary (17-0, 11 KOs) continues to show improvement in each and every fight. Last weekend, the 23-year-old Liberia-native knocked out seasoned veteran Orlando Rizo (19-7) in the fourth round at Sportsman Lodge in Studio City, California.
Kahn-Clary, fighting out of Providence, may still be flying under the radar but he’s getting closer to becoming a breakout star. His most recent fight was his first scheduled 10-rounder.
By Roy “Sharpshooter” Bennett
(Publisher Note: As of this article, Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez has VACATED his WBC Middleweight Title. Real SHOCKER… Not! “Sharpshooter” called it in this column that was written before “Catchweight” gave up his useless trinket!)
You can try to shake me down but it won’t work. I know exactly what I want. And for my money Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Vs Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is the biggest fight that can be made in boxing right now. It’s the perfect dish. All the ingredients are there. Like a celebrity chef’s Michelin star restaurant special – left overnight to soak in a secret marinade – this thing doesn’t need any more flavor. Ask for the salt and pepper when the dish arrives at your table and the chef will personally throw you out onto the street. In other words, this fight has everything it needs to wet the appetite. Nothing extra is required.
Heavyweight boxing champion David Haye has proved that he’s as kind as he is strong by starring in a new PETA U.K. campaign promoting the knockout power of vegan meals. In the ad (available here), he appears with his fists up in a boxing stance next to the words “I’m David Haye, and I Eat Vegan.” In an exclusive video interview with PETA U.K.—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—Haye speaks passionately about his performance in the ring since ditching meat: “I’ve put on good lean muscle, feel strong, healthy, no injuries.” He explains how he made the decision to eat vegan after watching the documentary Earthlings, which “kind of hit home about … the unnecessary amounts of killing of animals.”
Legendary Boxing Writer Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein Celebrates One Year on Ringside Report Team – Breaking Boxing News
Oy Vay are you going to hear today… When you hear that phrase, you know you’re in for a pull no punches hilarious column “PACKY’S WORLD” by the legendary Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein. Today, marks Packy’s one year anniversary on RSR. On behalf of the entire team, we congratulate Packy on one year in the can with us and hope that Sadie is not breaking his bagels too much today.
Last weekend Lee Haskins, 33-3, 14 KO’s retained his IBF super bantamweight title by beating Ivan Morales, 29-2, 17 KO’s on points. In the end this was a contest that Haskins dominated from the first bell to the last. It had been suggested that Morales was not the calibre of opponent that should be in the ring with a world champion and being one of those who thought Morales might not last, I was surprised and delighted when the Mexican heritage kicked in and we got a bit of a contest.
It has to be said that Haskins was never in trouble and managed the fight well; like a champion in fact. Just to remind us of how inexperienced, Morales was, it was the first time that he had gone beyond 8 rounds and the superior experience that Haskins possesses was enough to see him through. Coupled with the awkward stance, even for a southpaw and an awkward style that troubles most opponents, Haskins turned that win into a very comfortable one.
Manny Pacquiao is best known for his moves in the ring. But many people do not know that he is not just a professional athlete. Pacquiao is also involved in acting, basketball, and singing. And he still has time to be a successful Filipino politician! He has already been a congressman in the Philippines for two terms, and he is not stopping there! He is now running for senate in the Philippines. The elections are this month, and if Pacquiao wins, it is doubtful that he will be able to pursue boxing due to his political commitments. The congress position is for six years. In addition, Pacquiao will have to learn the ropes of his new position. It would also look very bad for him to take off time from his public service position to make a lot of money boxing, while everyone else continues to work hard in the Filipino government.
Growing up on the streets of Nicaragua can be difficult for anyone. In a country with a large percentage of its population living in poverty, Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Food for many is hard to come by, and most people do not have access to clean drinking water, or basic amenities that so many of us are accustomed to having. Out of those streets comes 26 year old boxing prospect Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza, 11-0, 10 KO’s. I recently had the opportunity to interview Arriaza and get a better understanding of who he is.
Is Boxing Becoming a Side Show Act? Floyd Mayweather, JR Vs Conor McGregor Can Lead to that Verdict if it Happens!
Conor McGregor runs boxing. Or so he says on social media. How you can run something without having any involvement in it as of yet is questionable, if not a total farce. The rumors of a fight between him and retired welterweight champion of the world Floyd “Money” Mayweather, JR. have been rampant for weeks. First it was some quiet whispers about what would happen. Then it became news when Mayweather, JR. was asked about it and would not rule out the possibility. Now it appears both men are in full-fledged promotional mode and are beginning to talk as if this is a done deal. Though it seems like a great idea, that it will go a long way to settling the age old question of Boxing vs MMA, it does nothing of the sort. In reality here on earth this fight should never be made, the money be damned, it will be a black eye for boxing and cheapen the sport in a way that might put it down for the final ten count.
Floyd Mayweather, JR the NEW PT Barnum of Boxing! Conor McGregor Really? Wasn’t the Andre Berto Pay Per Screw Bad Enough?
By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
When did the former P4P fighter decide he wanted to be a Circus Clown? Look nobody has given Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR more shit than me outside of the ring for his antics and at the same time, he got props for being the best of his generation from me in the ring. Now we have Floyd saying a boxing match with Conor McGregor will happen. WTF Alert? I predicted he would come back for fight 50, but this bullshit is like the recent Pay Per Screw that had pick a fan to knock out Roy “3rd Person” Jones, JR and win $100,000. That was disgusting and this ties it for the let me puke in my barf bag!
One of the most often used phrases in boxing is, “man that guy’s got a great chin”, or, “dude’s got a glass jaw”. For a new fan being introduced to boxing, what does that mean? Having a good “chin” in boxing is referred to a fighter’s ability to absorb a hard punch and recover quickly. “Glass jaw” on the other hand, is the opposite. When you smash glass, it almost always breaks. So when a fighter is prone to crumbling, the moment a hard punch hits him, he develops a reputation as a fighter with a “glass jaw”. It has long been a mystery and subject of much debate. Why are some fighters so resistant to punches, while others are not? We all train the same. We all harden our bodies and prepare for every possible scenario, mentally and physically. Yet, the moment certain fighters are on the receiving end of a hard punch, game plan goes out the window and the fight changes, or ends. Most recent example of this was Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan on May 7.
Those of you who followed boxing in the early 1980’s will certainly remember Kenny “Bang Bang” Bogner. His wild swinging style made him a fan favorite and a contender in the Lightweight division during that time. Kenny Bogner was born on January 9, 1961 in Trenton, NJ. He overcame a severe ankle injury as an adolescent to become an excellent amateur. The highlight of his amateur career was winning the Silver Medal as a Featherweight in the 1977 Maccabiah Games.
Kenny turned professional in 1980 at the tender age of 19, scoring a second round knockout over Robert Johnson in his debut. Bogner went on to win his first three fights by stoppage. In his fourth professional fight, Kenny was held to a four round draw by non-descript Jose Ortiz on July 6, 1980. Just one week later, Bogner gained revenge and won a decision over Ortiz in the rematch.