Years ago, a legend of the ring coined a phrase that gradually morphed into a cliché that nowadays rolls off the tongue of athletes in every sport. “To be the man,” pro wrestling icon Ric Flair once said, “you’ve got to beat the man.”
The stories. As much as the action in the ring itself, it’s the stories that have drawn people to the sport of boxing for more than 100 years. And few stories are as compelling as that of Izuagbe Ugonoh.
Adrien Broner insisted from the get-go that Saturday’s fight against former sparring partner Adrian Granados wasn’t going to be easy. Some may have thought Broner was simply trying to hype a bout he was co-promoting. Turns out, the former four-division champion was being 100 percent truthful.
For the better part of a year, hard-core fight fans have been asking some version of this question: What the heck happened to Lamont Peterson? Turns out, Peterson is alive, well and ready to take aim at one of the most stacked divisions in boxing.
Two big men with big power are set to collide on St. Patrick’s Day, with the winner keeping alive his big dream of becoming a heavyweight champion.
Erickson Lubin has seemingly been on a fast track to a 154-pound world title shot since signing a professional contract on his 18th birthday. Now, as he sprints around the final turn on that track, Lubin has the finish line in sight.
It seems like it's becoming more difficult for Deontay Wilder to find clean opponents than it is to knock them out.
Leo Santa Cruz’s aggressive, high-volume punching style helped him win his first three world championships. He won a fourth Saturday night by turning from brawler to boxer.