Hearns and Roach elected to Hall of Fame

Middleweight great Thomas Hearns and legendary trainer Freddie Roach head the list of 13 people elected on Tuesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the Class of 2012.

Hearns, who used the nickname ‘Hitman’, compiled a 155-8 amateur record and was 61-5-1 with 48 knockouts as a professional, collecting a total of five titles and becoming the first boxer to win titles in four different divisions.
 

Mayweather vs Ortiz weigh-in pictures and video

Tempers flared at the Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday night as the pair took to the scales ahead of their heavily promoted showdown this weekend.

There was a huge crowd turnout for WBC welterweight champion Ortiz who weighed in at 147lbs on the button, and hometown fighter Mayweather was roundly booed when he took to the scales to be recorded at 146.5lbs.

Sturm vs Macklin weigh-in pictures

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and challenger Matthew Macklin both made weight at Friday’s official weigh-in for their world title showdown at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on Saturday night.

Sturm easily made the 160 pound limit, tipping the scale at 158lbs while Macklin weighed in at 159lbs. Both fighters looked to be in tremendous physical shape and ready to go.

Khan vs McCloskey weigh-in pictures

Amir Khan and Paul McCloskey came together for the last time ahead of their title fight at the MEN Arena tomorrow night, when the pair met at the weigh-in earlier this afternoon.

Khan and McCloskey took to the scales in the Triangle Shopping Centre in front of hundreds of fans as the pre-fight excitement reached fever pitch. Both men made the weight with ease, coming in at 139lbs for the light-welterweight contest.