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  • ‘42 is the new 32’: Oscar De La Hoya considering surprise comeback ‘42 is the new 32’: Oscar De La Hoya considering Posted on - Jun 23, 2015 ‘It’s got to be worth my while but this is very serious’ De La Hoya targets Floyd Mayweather or Gennady Golovkin Oscar De La Hoya says the is very serious about making a surprise boxing comeback, more than six years since announcing his retirement. De La Hoya, whose last bout was a defeat to Manny Pacquiao in December 2008, last week ruled out a return after Floyd Mayweather had hinted the six-weight world...

  • Deontay Wilder’s lethargic win shows Anthony Joshua has nothing to fear Deontay Wilder’s lethargic win shows Anthony Joshua has nothing to Posted on - Jun 15, 2015 There is much media agonising about who should be the next man to stand in front of Anthony Joshua on his road to world heavyweight title glory. Here is a foolproof solution: track Deontay Wilder’s opponents, starting with his latest patsy, the underwhelming Eric “The Drummer Boy” Molina, then go looking for the former champion Bermane Stiverne, the only opponent to take Wilder the distance. He won’t be hard to...

  • Middleweight terror Golovkin set for stay-busy fight against Willie Monroe Jr Middleweight terror Golovkin set for stay-busy fight against Willie Monroe Posted on - May 15, 2015 Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, the best middleweight in the world and one of boxing’s pound-for-pound greats, will fight on Saturday in Inglewood, California. Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is one of the planet’s most feared boxers and as such he has had a difficult time finding quality opponents willing to face him. In three days, at The Forum, he will try and extend his knockout streak to 20 straight against unsung challenger, Willie...

  • Deontay Wilder to make first WBC heavyweight title defense in Alabama Deontay Wilder to make first WBC heavyweight title defense in Posted on - May 14, 2015 Deontay Wilder is staying close to home for his first defense of the WBC heavyweight title. Wilder will fight Texan Eric Molina on 13 June at UAB’s Bartow Arena, about an hour from his Tuscaloosa hometown. It will be the first title fight held in Alabama, a state that has produced past champions Evander Holyfield (Atmore) and Joe Louis (Lafayette). The 12-round bout was announced on Friday and will be televised by...

  •  Crowds welcome defiant Manny Pacquiao on return to Philippines Crowds welcome defiant Manny Pacquiao on return to Philippines Posted on - May 13, 2015 An injured Manny Pacquiao arrived back in the Philippines to a hero’s welcome on Wednesday, still adamant that he did enough to win his fight against Floyd Mayweather at the start of the month. The 36-year-old was wearing a sling on his right arm following shoulder surgery on a torn rotator cuff suffered before his unanimous points decision loss in the heavily hyped fight in Las Vegas on 2 May. Pacquiao, a...

  • Anthony Crolla lined up for world title shot after recovering from attack Anthony Crolla lined up for world title shot after recovering Posted on - May 13, 2015 Anthony Crolla will fight Darleys Pérez for a world title in July after recovering from injuries suffered when he was attacked by burglars. Crolla was due to face the Cuban Richar Abril for the WBA world lightweight title in his native Manchester on 23 January but the fight was cancelled after he was hit with a concrete block when confronting burglars who had broken into his neighbours’ property, suffering concussion and...

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao shatters PPV records, could exceed $500m in revenue Mayweather-Pacquiao shatters PPV records, could exceed $500m in revenue Posted on - May 12, 2015 The biggest prizefight in history managed to live up to expectations – at least at the box office. The long-awaited showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated more than 4.4m pay-per-view buys, nearly doubling the previous record of 2.48m for the 2007 fight between Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya. The figures, based on initial reports from distributors, were announced jointly by Showtime and HBO on Tuesday. The welterweight title unification fight...