The boxing world was struck by some more bad news yesterday when it was revealed that former world champion Paul Williams has been left paralysed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident on Sunday.
Frank Warren and the World Boxing Council (WBC) have become embroiled in a war of words after the organising body became the latest boxing authority to wade in the David Haye vs Dereck Chisora debate.
The WBC came out in support of the British Boxing Board of Control yesterday as they threatened to expel any person or organisation involved with the proposed fight between Haye and Chisora.
A breakdown of some of Manny Pacquiao’s best boxing tricks, which he was able to use at will against the always in range Antonio Margarito during their fight at the Dallas Cowboy stadium back in November 2010.
Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto sit across the table from each other and argue the finer points of their upcoming contest. Refereed by Max Kellerman, Mayweather turns it into the ‘Money’ show complementing Cotto’s Cartier watch and checking his bets mid-interview, while Cotto stays straight laced with brief answers.
Earlier this week the WBC declared that they would be banning Brit heavyweight Dereck Chisora indefinitely and scraping him from their rankings following his behaviour in Munich a fortnight ago.
Miguel Cotto retained the WBA light-middleweight world title after avenging his loss to Antonio Margarito with a 10th-round stoppage over the Mexican in front of a packed Madison Square Garden in New York.
And other than the raucous sell-out crowd of 21,239 fans, which roared Cotto’s every move, little seemed different between Saturday’s bout and the pair’s first meeting in 2008.
Champion Cotto scaled in at 152.25lbs for the hotly anticipated grudge match while challenger Margarito who took to the scales to a torrent of boos, clocked in at 152.5lbs.