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Boxing and poker – maybe a start on something new?

Even though both sports are known for intense action and rough characters, boxing and poker aren’t usually combined. This didn’t stop Gus Hansen (known as one of the biggest full tilt poker names)and Danish poker pro Theo Jorgensen from duking it out. Both know as skilled poker players in both the online poker and live tournament circuit, did quite well as shown in the video.


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Rohan Murdock puts the super middleweight division on notice

When Gold Coast super middleweight Rohan “No Mercy” Murdock 19-1 (14 KOs) steps back into the ring at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14 October there will be only one result that counts. Rohan Murdock puts the super middleweight division on notice

Draw leaves many questions unanswered

By Jason Gonzalez Draw leaves many questions unanswered

A number of questions surrounding the Alvarez vs. Golovkin showdown

With Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin set to collide this Saturday at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, there are a few questions that still remain, and hopefully we will get the answers to them when it’s all said and done. The first question at hand is who will be the victor of this epic encounter? By Jason Gonzalez A number of questions surrounding the Alvarez vs. Golovkin showdown
GGG and Canelo coming off very different performances

GGG and Canelo coming off very different performances

Golovkin: "I am not Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Canelo is no Danny Jacobs" GGG and Canelo coming off very different performances

Aussie boxing wrap-up: Toussaint and Moloney discuss latest victories, J-Mitch-Akkawy clash postponed, Opetaia returns, Navagero's exceptional people

Aussie wrap-up: Toussaint and Moloney discuss latest victories, J-Mitch-Akkawy clash postponed, Opetaia returns, Navagero’s exceptional people Aussie boxing wrap-up:   Toussaint and Moloney discuss latest victories, J-Mitch-Akkawy clash postponed, Opetaia returns, Navagero's exceptional people

Garcia defeats underachieving Broner

The time for bickering and hollering has ceased for Adrien Broner. By Jason Gonzalez Garcia defeats underachieving Broner

Knockouts galore at the historic Nassau Coliseum

Knockouts galore at the historic Nassau Coliseum By Jason Gonzalez at ringside Knockouts galore at the historic Nassau Coliseum
Brunson Dropped Twice Before Stopping Cintron In Thriller

Brunson Dropped Twice Before Stopping Cintron In Thriller

By Jason Pribila – Ringside – 2300 Arena, Philadelphia: Even the most dedicated boxing fan would need to have the maps in their GPS updated in order to find the crossroads that led to the Kermit Cintron – Tyrone Brunson match-up that served as the main event of a nine bout card presented by Kings Promotions taking place in Philadelphia. Brunson Dropped Twice Before Stopping Cintron In Thriller

Jason Gonzalez from ringside: Terence Crawford does his thing

Guess what folks? Terence Crawford is better than what we had thought. The unified (WBC/WBO) and Ring junior welterweight champion showcased his tremendous skillset against Felix Diaz, of the Dominican Republic, in the main event at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. By Jason Gonzalez Jason Gonzalez from ringside: Terence Crawford does his thing

Downunder Wrap-Up: Pacquiao wins friends on promo tour, Mundine threatens to return to rugby, Balla-Kambosos set to steal the show from Parker vs. Cajanu

Global superstar Manny Pacquiao 59-6-2 (38) completed his whirlwind promotional tour of Australia last week ahead of his July clash with Brisbane’s Jeff Horn 16-0-1 (11), impressing local media with his laid-back personality and good sense of humor. By Anthony Cocks Downunder Wrap-Up: Pacquiao wins friends on promo tour, Mundine threatens to return to rugby, Balla-Kambosos set to steal the show from Parker vs. Cajanu

History of Hip Hop and pugilism

The genre of Hip Hop has always been intertwined with the sport of boxing. The flair, swag, and bravado of rapping typically resonates with most fighters. Usually rappers will engage in combat on wax, while a boxer employs physical aggression on his counterpart standing across from him in the ring. By Jason Gonzalez History of Hip Hop and pugilism

Boxing double header: Guerrero vs. Ruiz and Salgado vs. Gallo at Cache Creek Casino Resort on Saturday, April 15

Boxing Championship Double Header Guerrero vs. Ruiz and Salgado vs. Gallo at Cache Creek Casino Resort on Saturday, April 15th Boxing double header: Guerrero vs. Ruiz and Salgado vs. Gallo at Cache Creek Casino Resort on Saturday, April 15

A miracle almost happened on 34th street

The ‘Big Apple’ is known to be the type of city where your dreams can become a reality. However, in the case of the middleweight kingpin Daniel Jacobs, his aspiration of becoming the “Top Dawg” at 160 pounds seemed less authentic and more fictional. In front of him stood his toughest task to date, well at least in the squared circle that is. By Jason Gonzalez A miracle almost happened on 34th street

Revolutionary $50-million "World Boxing Super Series" tournament introduced by Sauerland and Schaefer

Comosa AG are pleased to announce the launch of the World Boxing Super Series, a revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament featuring the world`s best boxers and a total of $50 million in prize money. Revolutionary $50-million "World Boxing Super Series" tournament introduced by Sauerland and Schaefer

Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia fail to deliver the goods

Unfortunately the crowd of 16,533 that witnessed the two best welterweights in the world left the Barclays Center yearning for more. By Jason Gonzalez Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia fail to deliver the goods

DeGale and Jack go to war at Barclays

After a six-month drought, boxing finally returned to ‘Gotham City’ By Jason Gonzalez at ringside DeGale and Jack go to war at Barclays

The decline and fall of boxing's pay-per-view model

What in the world is up with the recent dreary PPV numbers? The first and foremost reason is Money Mayweather’s retirement. Pure and simple, he was the man you loved to hate. By Blake "Racehorse" Chavez The decline and fall of boxing's pay-per-view model

Rising star: Robert Brant

Robert Brant is a middleweight boxer who’s undefeated in 21 bouts. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brant about his upcoming fight and his stellar 2016. By Anthony George Rising star: Robert Brant

This is the end: When legends die hard

As Bernard Hopkins toppled backward through the ring ropes, landing on the cement floor, a collective gasp rose throughout the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, CA. By John J. Raspanti This is the end: When legends die hard

Downunder wrap-up: Parker defeats Ruiz, but Arum steals the show, Horn, O'connell and Dogboe shine, Zappavigna falls short, Carr passes away

While much of the media focused on the historic WBO heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr that took place in New Zealand this past weekend, there was another story brewing on the sidelines that seemed to involve everyone in boxing from the southern hemisphere and one of the most notorious names in the sport from the past 50 years. By Anthony Cocks Downunder wrap-up: Parker defeats Ruiz, but Arum steals the show, Horn, O'connell and Dogboe shine, Zappavigna falls short, Carr passes away

Joshua retains heavyweight title, Parker edges Ruiz to win WBO version

If challenger Molina had a game plan entering the match, it wasn’t apparent. He backed into the ropes in the opening stanza and languished like a prisoner awaiting the executioner to pull the switch. By John J. Raspanti Joshua retains heavyweight title, Parker edges Ruiz to win WBO version

The Crawford way

Preview: Terence "Bud" Crawford meets John "The Gladiator" Molina at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The Crawford way

What's next for Vasyl Lomachenko?

A couple of years ago, many opined that Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters would defeat Vasyl Lomachenko. By John J. Raspanti What's next for Vasyl Lomachenko?

Talent, speed and power: Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Nicholas Walters

This Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV, WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his championship belt against former featherweight titleholder Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters. By John J. Raspanti Talent, speed and power: Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Nicholas Walters

All female fight card this Saturday in Pacific, CA

The sweet science returns to the Bay Area on December 3 with an all-female fight card to be held at Pacific Cages in Pacifica, CA. By John J. Raspanti All female fight card this Saturday in Pacific, CA

Ward wins disputed decision, rematch can't happen soon enough

When the highly anticipated matchup between light heavyweights Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward was announced in the late summer, immediately fight fans were buzzing. By Jason Gonzalez at ringside Ward wins disputed decision, rematch can't happen soon enough

GH3 Boxing in South Philly

Adam Lopez Scores Big 8th Round Knockout Against Carlos Valcarcel, Brown Dominates Mensah By Matthew Heasley GH3 Boxing in South Philly

Beast versus brawn: Sergey Kovalev meets Andre Ward

On November 19, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., two undefeated fighting machines will face off in the ultimate "Show me what you got" fight. By John J. Raspanti Beast versus brawn: Sergey Kovalev meets Andre Ward

This Saturday night at the fights...

Danny Garcia’s nickname of “Swift” has always baffled me. By John J. Raspanti This Saturday night at the fights...

Aussie wrap-up: Homeless heavyweights, Katsidis returns, Mundine heads stateside

New Zealand’s premier promoter Duco Events pulled off a major coup by securing a deal to host the vacant WBO heavyweight title fight between Kiwi Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Auckland, New Zealand at the Vector Arena on December 10th. Aussie wrap-up: Homeless heavyweights, Katsidis returns, Mundine heads stateside

Pacquiao knocks Vargas down, wins fight by unanimous decision

Pacquiao knocks Vargas down, wins fight by unanimous decision By John J. Raspanti Pacquiao knocks Vargas down, wins fight by unanimous decision

Vargas fighting with a chip on his shoulder

As he prepares to meet former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas isn’t feeling much love. By John J. Raspanti Vargas fighting with a chip on his shoulder

Aussie wrap up: Horn destroys Mueller in nine, sets sights on Spence Jr.

Aussie wrap up: Horn destroys Mueller in Nine, sets sights on Spence Jr. By Anthony Cocks Aussie wrap up: Horn destroys Mueller in nine, sets sights on Spence Jr.

Looking ahead, boxing returns with a bang in November

Things are somewhat slow in the world of boxing right now. Not dead, but slow, since boxing will never die. The sport is akin to Frankenstein’s monster. By John J. Raspanti Looking ahead, boxing returns with a bang in November

The Barbershop – October 24th, 2016

By Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): There has been some talk on social media about a fight between Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., possibly in 2017. Is this a fight The Barbershop – October 24th, 2016

Ask Gerry Cooney – October 24th, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission. The show airs every Friday on Sirius / XM Rush, Channel 93 from 6-8 Ask Gerry Cooney – October 24th, 2016

Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward fight for boxing supremacy

The “Nature Boy” Ric Flair once said, "To be the man, you got to beat the man." by Jason Gonzalez Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward fight for boxing supremacy

Fight night in South Philly

Garcia And Brunson Draw, Tevin Farmer Wins Hard Fought Unanimous Decision Against Orlando Rizo Fight night in South Philly

Tony Bellew takes out BJ Flores, calls out David Haye after victory

Tony Bellew takes out BJ Flores, calls out David Haye after victory: By John J. Raspanti Tony Bellew takes out BJ Flores, calls out David Haye after victory

A determined Melissa McMorrrow returns to the ring Oct.22

A determined Melissa McMorrow returns to the ring Oct.22: by John J. Raspanti A determined Melissa McMorrrow returns to the ring Oct.22

LaRon Mitchell vs. Scott Alexander for NABF heavyweight title

It’s official. LaRon Mitchell and Scott Alexander will fight for the vacant NABF Jr. Heavyweight Championship on Friday, Oct. 21, Thompson Boxing Promotions announced today. LaRon Mitchell vs. Scott Alexander for NABF heavyweight title

Value for money?

By Allan Cerf: 15, Everton Echo Arena, Liverpool, it’s Cruiserweights Tony “Bomber” Bellow vs. B.J. “El Peligroso” (dangerous) Flores. Value for money?

Ask Gerry Cooney – October 12th, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission. The show airs every Friday on Sirius / XM Rush, Channel 93 from 6-8 Ask Gerry Cooney – October 12th, 2016

The Barbershop – October 10th, 2016

By Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): Well, it certainly looks like Tyson Fury The Barbershop – October 10th, 2016

Remembering Aaron Pryor

By John J. Raspanti: The timing was perfect. My wife and I were in Las Vegas on vacation. She liked to gamble. I could take it or leave it. Mostly leave it. There were two fighters training in Sin City that weekend. I liked one quite a bit. The other, in my opinion, was a showoff. We did the “tourist” thing for a day and returned to our room at the Flamingo Hotel. The Flamingo was fun. It was old and gaudy and loaded with reminders of its notorious history. Old-time gangster Ben “D Remembering Aaron Pryor

Moloney brothers mirror each other with stoppage wins

Boxing twins Andrew and Jason Moloney chalked up near identical wins as the co-headliners of a card titled “The Ones” with both pintsized powerhouses stopping their Filipino opponents with body shots in the 6th and 7th rounds respectively at the Melbourne Park Function Centre in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night. By Anthony Cocks at ringside Moloney brothers mirror each other with stoppage wins

Dimitrenko talks the talk, but Parker walks the walk

Before he stepped into the ring with undefeated heavyweight Joseph Parker last weekend, Russia’s Alexander Dimitrenko oozed confidence. By John J. Raspanti Dimitrenko talks the talk, but Parker walks the walk

Curtis Stevens vs. James De La Rosa

Curtis Stevens takes on James De La Rosa on Kovalev-Ward undercard Curtis Stevens vs. James De La Rosa

Canelo Alvarez's flaw

Make no mistake about it; Canelo Alvarez is a helluva fighter. He’s got power, an iron-jaw, and balls. Those gifts possessed by the reigning Jr. Middleweight Champion are his calling cards. Canelo Alvarez's flaw

Windy City heavyweight David Latoria goes for it

“I don’t fight for me; I fight for my family. I fight for my loved ones.” David Latoria Windy City heavyweight David Latoria goes for it
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