Author: Jeandra LeBeauf

Why The Luis Ortiz Move To Haymon Improves His Financial Outlook More Than His Title Hopes

Why The Luis Ortiz Move To Haymon Improves His Financial Outlook More Than His Title Hopes When Ortiz left Golden Boy in August 2016 to sign with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, all signs pointed to a collision course with IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for a high-profile fight and lucrative payday. Instead, he now steps away from Matchroom to join the...

3 Things We Can Take Away From Golovkin vs. Jacobs

3 Things We Can Take Away From Golovkin vs. Jacobs The debate over Gennady Golovkin's unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs last Saturday in New York continues to wage on, with factions of fans divided on the outcome. For those wanting to see the fight again, Jacobs included, your pleas will go unanswered, as the original contract did not include a...

Jacobs Forfeits IBF Title Shot By Missing Same-Day Weigh-in

Jacobs Forfeits IBF Title Shot By Missing Same-Day Weigh-in Saturday morning WBA Regular Middleweight Champion Daniel Jacobs declined to participate in a same-day weigh-in, and effectively ended his opportunity to challenge for Golvokin’s IBF middleweight title. According to IBF rules, fighters must weigh-in the day of the bout and not exceed the weight class limit by more than 10 pounds to...

Richard Schaefer Announces Plans For New Mega-Million World Boxing Super Series

Richard Schaefer Announces Plans For New Mega-Million World Boxing Super Series Last week, Ringstar Promotions Chief Richard Schaefer revealed plans for a new boxing tournament entitled the World Boxing Super Series. Powered by newly-founded Comosa AG, a Swiss-registered company with principal owners from the world of marketing (Highlight Event & Entertainment), broadcasting (Modern Times Group) and boxing (Team Sauerland), the tournament...

Fres Oquendo And Shannon Briggs Agree To Terms; WBA Heavyweight Title Fight On The Horizon.

Fres Oquendo And Shannon Briggs Agree To Terms; WBA Heavyweight Title Fight On The Horizon. It’s 2017, and Shannon Briggs is fighting for the heavyweight title he’s been desperately campaigning for. Boxingscene.com is reporting that Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Entertainment Corporation reached an agreement that will pit Fres Oquendo against Shannon Briggs for the WBA world heavyweight championship belt. “We...

IBF Orders Robert Easter and Denis Shafikov To Reach Terms Or Head To Purse Bid

IBF Orders Robert Easter and Denis Shafikov To Reach Terms Or Head To Purse Bid With his first defense of the lightweight title now in the rearview, Robert Easter has little time to savor the fruits of his labor as the IBF, the body that sanctions the title, looks to move him back into the ring quickly. In a post for BoxingScene.com,...

Leo Santa Cruz Outboxes Carl Frampton To Regain Featherweight Title

Leo Santa Cruz Outboxes Carl Frampton To Regain Featherweight Title Saturday’s highly-anticipated rubber match between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz lived up to and possibly exceeded their first New York meeting. In a closely-fought battle, in front of a raucous crowd of both foreign and domestic fans, Santa Cruz defeated Frampton by majority decision to regain the WBA featherweight title...

James DeGale Loses Teeth Instead of Belt Against Badou Jack; Fight Ends in a Majority Draw

James DeGale Loses Teeth Instead of Belt Against Badou Jack; Fight Ends in a Majority Draw When it was all said done, both had fallen, teeth were lost, but belts remained intact in both corners. In front of a packed house of over 10,000 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the unification bout between super middleweights Badou Jack and James DeGale ended in...

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Lara Stops Foreman

Lara Stops Foreman Erislandy Lara wanted to send a message to the rest of the division on Friday, night and the result was undeniable. Making his first appearance of 2017, Lara successfully defended his WBA super welterweight title, defeating Yuri Foreman by knockout. After a slow start in the opening round, Lara settled into a rhythm over the course of the next three, seemingly...

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Fight of the Year, Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido

Fight of the Year, Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Intelligent Boxing's 2016 Fight of the Year: Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido On June 4, Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido made their separate entrances into the Stub Hub Arena prepared to give boxing fans a needed gift during a time of sadness. The fight took place 24 hours after the passing of Muhammad Ali, boxing...

Joe Smith Jr. Knocks Hopkins Into Retirement!

Joe Smith Jr. Knocks Hopkins Into Retirement! After nearly three decades in the ring as a professional, the illustrious career of Bernard Hopkins came to an end Saturday night in Inglewood, California. In the eighth round of action, Joe Smith Jr. defeated Hopkins by an emphatic knockout that sent Hopkins out of the ring and onto the arena floor. Stepping back in...

Cuellar/Mares Card Recap

Cuellar/Mares Card Recap Before heading into the fight Saturday night, Abner Mares hadn’t seen ring action in nearly 18 months. In a sport where inactivity foreshadows the demise of careers, for Mares the time off and performance looked like a rebirth. At USC’s Galen Center, he looked fresh, fast and fantastic in defeating Jesus Cuellar by split decision to recapture the WBA...