Category Archives: Boxing

Sergey Kovalev is great but an undercard fighter may be the world’s best light heavyweight

Sergey Kovalev has long been one of the world’s elite light heavyweights, and since routing the great Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City in 2014 has been widely regarded among the finest pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Even given back-to-back losses to Andre Ward, Kovalev has remained among the sport’s elite. He’ll fight the unheralded Igor Mihalkin on Saturday in the main

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New Nevada Boxing Hall of Famer Harry Reid once saw Bob Arum’s volcanic temper up close at ring-side

Former Senator Harry Reid (2nd from right) meets with boxer Manny Pacquiao (center) and Bob Arum (far right). The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced a 14-member class on Thursday, and it includes some of the greatest fighters who ever lived. Of fighters from more recent vintage, Shane Mosley, Chris Byrd, Laila Ali and Kevin Kelley are going in as

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Deontay Wilder wants to unify heavyweight belts; how feasible to keep them together, though?

  Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, was recently in the Yahoo Sports studios in Playa Vista, Calif., where he spoke with our Justin Perry about a variety of topics. One of them was the importance of unifying the titles in the heavyweight division. Wilder made the point that champions in other divisions who unify the belts often then move

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World Boxing Super Series should be on TV in the U.S.

Murat Gassiev (R) battles Yunier Dorticos Saturday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Soshi, Russia during the World Boxing Super Series semifinals. (Photo courtesy World Boxing Super Series)   Two weeks ago, HBO opened its 2018 boxing campaign with a tepid doubleheader that featured victories by Jorge Linares and Lucas Matthysse. On Saturday, ESPN showed a doubleheader from Texas and both

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