Everybody loves a good dust up between two athletes at their physical peak standing on each other’s toes and trading blows like they were going out of fashion. Who isn’t partial to a thrilling war of attrition with two warriors holding their ground in an epic battle of wills? Or seeing a man pick himself up off the canvas to fight his way back from the depths of defeat? And when it all happens in one round, what can be more exhilarating? Here are some of the most entertaining three-minute segments in boxing history…
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has announced that Amir Khan will fight WBC light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia on July 14, a week later than was originally slated for the Briton to return to action.
Morales, who had already lost the title at the weigh-in when he came in two pounds over the limit, lost the fight at the Reliant Arena in Houston to the slick counter-punching style of the younger man.
Erik Morales lost was stripped of his WBC light-welterweight belt on Friday afternoon as he failed to make weight for his first defence against rising star Danny Garcia.
Morales came in looking extremely drawn and clocked in at 142lbs for the 140-pound contest but instead of trying to take off the two extra pounds he just sat down and began drinking water.
Erik Morales and Danny Garcia came together for the final press conference of their Saturday night WBC light-welterweight title showdown at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, live on Sky Sports 1 /HD1.
‘A lot of people asked me why I would take a fight against an opponent that could be very dangerous. I don’t see it that way. I say why would I pick a fight against someone that I know I can’t beat?’ said four-weight legend Morales.
WBC welterweight champion Erik Morales and challenger Danny Garcia went through their paces in front of the media ahead of their WBC light-welterweight title clash at the Reliant Arena in Houston this weekend. The bill, which is to be televised live on Sky Sports, also features light-middleweight juggernaught James Kirkland taking on Carlos Molina in a WBC semi-final eliminator for a shot at Saul Alvarez’s title.
The 49th World Boxing Council Convention came to a close yesterday evening in explosive fashion as it settled many unresolved issues regarding mandatory title fights.
Floyd Mayweather’s September 17 welterweight title clash with Victor Ortiz generated buys from 1.25 million homes according to official figures released today by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions.