by David P. Greisman Lucian Bute was one more round away from victory — at least according to the official scorecards. Most observers had Badou Jack clearly winning over Bute this past Saturday in Washington, D.C. Yet two judges had it a 114-114 draw, while the third judge had... Read more
By Elisinio Castillo Argentine puncher Lucas Matthysse revealed that he’s traveling to Las Vegas to meet with his promoter, Oscar de la Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, to begin to outline his ring return. Matthysse told the Chronicle Journal of Argentina that he plans to continue in boxing despite rumors of a possible retirement, but... Read more
By Carlos Boogs This past fight week in Washington, DC saw promoters Eddie Hearn and Floyd Mayweather Jr. sit down and discuss the idea of a joint card in the fall, where there would be several fights pitting fighters from Hearn’s Matchroom Sport and Mayweather’s TMT/Mayweather Promotions banner. Both of... Read more
Video by Declan Taylor WASHINGTON, D.C. – Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday on SHOWTIME, setting up a fall unification with IBF champion James DeGale, who defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout of the SHOWTIME... Read more
Video by Declan Taylor WASHINGTON, D.C. – Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday on SHOWTIME, setting up a fall unification with IBF champion James DeGale, who defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout of the SHOWTIME... Read more
Although Badou Jack landed way more punches than Lucian Bute (278-179) and was supremely accurate (40% overall, 61% power) two of the judges apparently  were swayed by Bute’s activity, which surged from 48.5 punches per round  in the first four rounds to 83 in rounds 5-12. Jack, a noted... Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday on SHOWTIME, setting up a fall unification with IBF champion James DeGale, who defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from... Read more
By Francisco Salazar Thomas Williams put the light heavyweight division on notice Saturday night, scoring a second round knockout win over Edwin Rodriguez at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. It was a back-and-forth affair during the brief, but exciting bout. Williams seemed to stun Rodriguez twice in the... Read more
Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather — who retired after a points decision win against Andre Berto in September last year — stated during a televised interview on Showtime on Saturday night, that he was in talks “with CBS and Showtime” regarding a possible return to the ring, saying... Read more
by David P. Greisman The two fighters who came up short on Saturday night’s super middleweight doubleheader have now been in the ring with both of the men who left with their 168-pound title belts still around their waists. Lucian Bute lost to James DeGale last November and fought... Read more