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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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Aussie boxers to keep an eye on in 2018 Part 2: Junior welterweight to flyweight

Aussies on the rise in 2018 Part 2: Junior welterweight to flyweight By Anthony Cocks Aussie boxers to keep an eye on in 2018 Part 2: Junior welterweight to flyweight

Aussie Wrap-Up: Browne to face Mundine in January, Akkawy and Foley win in Punchbowl, Johnson wins first title in Warrnambool, Pegoraro wins big in China, Ritchie and Scharper victorious, Lovett back with win in Canberra, Dunn KOs Spera

Aussie Wrap-up: Tommy Browne to face Anthony Mundine in January, Bilal Akkawy & Darragh Foley win in Punchbowl, Cherneka Johnson wins first title in Warrnambool, Kurtis Pegoraro wins big in China, Dwight Ritchie & Sylvia Scharper victorious at Melbourne Pavilion, Steve Lovett back with a win in Canberra, Zac Dunn KOs Cedric Spera Aussie Wrap-Up: Browne to face Mundine in January, Akkawy and Foley win in Punchbowl, Johnson wins first title in Warrnambool, Pegoraro wins big in China, Ritchie and Scharper victorious, Lovett back with win in Canberra, Dunn KOs Spera

Connor McGregor: Notorious

Aussie Wrap-up: Trent Broadhurst fights for WBA title against Dimitry Bivol, Mark Flanagan and Liam Paro return to Townsville

Aussie Wrap-up: Trent Broadhurst gets golden opportunity against Dmitry Bivol for WBA strap, Mark Flanagan and Liam Paro return to Townsville By Anthony Cocks Aussie Wrap-up: Trent Broadhurst fights for WBA title against Dimitry Bivol, Mark Flanagan and Liam Paro return to Townsville

The amazing Mr. Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the spotlight: Analysis of his toughest opponent

On more than one occasion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has named Emanuel Augustus as his toughest opponent. This may be a surprise to some boxing fans, as Mayweather stopped Augustus in nine heats, winning virtually every round of the contest. By Anthony "Zute" George Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the spotlight: Analysis of his toughest opponent

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

Guerrero and Angulo should exit stage left

By John J. Raspanti: Most fighters hate the "R" word. To them, retiring is akin to quitting. Boxers fight to survive and refuse to give up. They spend their best days in the ring. Out of it, many of them feel lost. It’s all they know. Passionate as a boxer’s love affair with the ring can be, his career can be over in a flash. For most of us, it is hard to imagine being told to retire before reaching the age of forty. Last Saturday night, I watched Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero Guerrero and Angulo should exit stage left

Raymond Merrill II lives his dream

By John J. Raspanti: Raymond Merrill II will not allow the fact that he was born deaf to stop his dream of pursuing a boxing career. Merrill made a promise to himself. No pity, no excuses. Growing up, he participated in sports, while inside, he raged. His father was sent to prison when he was two years old. He finally met him when he was seven. He watched his dad self-destruct on crack and PCP. He hated his father and began to rebel by taking to street fighting. Merrill enrolled at Cal S Raymond Merrill II lives his dream

Retro throwback: Ruslan Provodikov vs. John Molina Jr.

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoing): When they met in the center of the ring fifty-seven-years ago, Gene Fullmer and Carmen Basillo attacked each other like there was no tomorrow. For them, there wasn’t. Every fight was about life and death. Losing wasn’t an option. Ruslan Provodnikov, and John Molina Jr., who collide June 11 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y, are cut from the same hardscrabble cloth. They only know one way to fight. Hard. P Retro throwback: Ruslan Provodikov vs. John Molina Jr.

Khan might be quicker, but Alvarez has the equalizer

By John J. Raspanti: Amir Khan has always been something of an enigma. Nobody doubts his skills. Khan is a former Olympic silver medalist as well as a two-time world champion. =He can punch (23 knockouts in 31 professional fights) and box. Khan is athletic. He can use the ring when needed. His jab can sting. But there are flaws in his game. Khan has lost three fights, two by knockout. He’s kissed the canvas many times... His chin has been suspect for years. He takes too many chances, Khan might be quicker, but Alvarez has the equalizer

A sequel five years too late: Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto do it again

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing.com): Trying to predict what will happen in the ring this Saturday night, when former world champions Victor Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) and Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) meet for the second time, is equivalent to predicting the outcome of this year’s election. One thing is certain--it’s likely to be a train wreck, but an extremely entertaining one... A sequel five years too late: Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto do it again

Manny Pacquiao meets Timothy Bradley for the third time: Do you care?

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Many were surprised when promotional company Top Rank announced a few months ago that former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao would fight WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley for the third time at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday. Even Bradley, who impressively dispatched Brandon Rios in his last bout, didn’t expect the phone to ring. “Honestly, I didn’t think he’d call,” Bradley said at a press Manny Pacquiao meets Timothy Bradley for the third time: Do you care?

Adrien Broner stops Ashley Theophane in nine

By John J. Raspanti: Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem Child” Broner (32-2, 24 KOs), who lost his junior welterweight title on the scale for the second time in four years, scored a ninth round TKO over Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane (39-7-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the D.C. Armory in Washington, DC. Saturday night. In round one, Theophane pressed Broner, but the weight-challenged former champion fought back effectively--using his jab and combinations. Rounds two and Adrien Broner stops Ashley Theophane in nine

Ask Gerry Cooney – April 2nd, 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.... Ask Gerry Cooney – April 2nd, 2016

Ask Gerry Cooney – February 3rd, 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... Ask Gerry Cooney – February 3rd, 2016

Pascal rewarded with rematch against Kovalev, but will he regret it?

​By John J. Raspanti: On January 30th, Jean Pascal will meet Sergey Kovalev for the second time in a boxing ring. Last year Kovalev, the WBA, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titleholder, stopped former champion Pascal in Round eight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The call for a rematch was hardly deafening. Kovalev was comfortably ahead on the judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage. He floored Pascal for the first time in his career and hurt him on numerous occasions... Pascal rewarded with rematch against Kovalev, but will he regret it?

Does Robert Guerrero have enough left in the tank to defeat Danny Garcia?

By John J. Raspanti Former two-division world champion Robert Guerrero is 32, considered young in just about every profession, except boxing. Two years ago, he fought the then pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, NV. The judges had Guerrero losing nine out of twelve rounds. The roughly three million dollars Guerrero pocketed likely helped to heal his wounds. Thirteen months later, Guerrero tangled with Yoshihiro Kamegai at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. Guerrero was... Does Robert Guerrero have enough left in the tank to defeat Danny Garcia?

Maxboxing 2015 Fighter of the year: Roman Gonzalez

By John J. Raspanti: Picking a “Fighter of the Year” can be a thankless job--especially when, at first glance, there’s no clear-cut winner. This year, four candidates deserved consideration. Gennady Golovkin dominated Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr., and David Lemieuz in 2015. His consecutive knockout streak has now reached 21. Canelo Alvarez blitzed James Kirkland in eight minutes and out-pointed future Hall Of Famer Miguel Cotto. Floyd Mayweather finally faced Manny Pacquiao, and beat the P Maxboxing 2015 Fighter of the year: Roman Gonzalez

"A Born Teacher Returns"

By Allan Scotto (Photo © German Villasenor): On November 7th, 2015, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley did something that he hasn’t done since November 12th, 2011. He knocked someone out. But, not just anyone, he knocked out Brandon Rios, a rough and tumble fighter who had never been knocked out before! The loss was so devastating for Rios; he emotionally announced his retirement before he even left the ring. That is a very different story than what happened when Bradley... "A Born Teacher Returns"
Floyd Jr responds to Canelo - New Interview

Floyd Jr responds to Canelo - New Interview

In this fresh new exclusive audio interview from FightHype.com, retired boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. answers Saul ’Canelo’ Alvarez’ request for a rematch... Floyd Jr responds to Canelo - New Interview

“Hollywood” Jimenez rebound shows his character

By John J. Raspanti: When Mike Jimenez was stopped by Jesse Hart on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout in Las Vegas, NV last May, he could have done what a lot of fighters do, disappear. Losing was something Jimenez had never experienced. At the time, his fight with Hart was the most important of his career. The loss was painful. “It (losing) definitely hurt my pride a little bit, but that was it,” Jimenez told this writer via email. “It was a learning experience for “Hollywood” Jimenez rebound shows his character

Cotto vs. Canelo: The next chapter of an historic rivalry

By Nicholas Phillipowsy: In just a few days, we will perhaps be witnessing the biggest fight that can be made in a post Mayweather/Pacquiao era of boxing. Aside from the record breaking Mayweather/Pacquiao super fight, this bout will prove to be second to none. Even though it will be remembered in history as the second biggest fight of 2015, many would argue it as the most significant fight that can be made to determine the future landscape of boxing. On Saturday, November 21, 2015... Cotto vs. Canelo: The next chapter of an historic rivalry

Could legs be the difference for Alvarez and Cotto on November 21?

By John J. Raspanti: There’s an old way of thinking that women weaken legs. No less an authority than Mickey Goldmill, the grouchy trainer of Rocky Balboa, espoused this thinking 38 years ago in the classic film Rocky. Surprisingly, Goldmill is not alone. Freddie Roach, whose fighter, Miguel Cotto, meets former champion Canelo Alvarez on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV., basically agrees women can be a distraction... Could legs be the difference for Alvarez and Cotto on November 21?

Ask Gerry Cooney – November 16th, 2015

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 “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman of the New York State... Ask Gerry Cooney – November 16th, 2015
Broner Fires Back At Mayweather

Broner Fires Back At Mayweather

He can’t get Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the phone, so Adrien Broner has done the next best thing (or the best thing possible for us Fans), he has taken his beef with Mayweather to the internet... Broner Fires Back At Mayweather
Floyd Jr. on Golovkin, Andre Ward

Floyd Jr. on Golovkin, Andre Ward

Check out this brand new audio interview with the retired pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr... Floyd Jr. on Golovkin, Andre Ward
Oscar De La Hoya rips Floyd Mayweather

Oscar De La Hoya rips Floyd Mayweather

"It wasn’t going out not with a big bang, it was kind of more like going out with a little firecracker," rips Oscar De La Hoya in regards to Floyd Mayweather Jr’s... Oscar De La Hoya rips Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Jr saya: "Let that man smoke weed"

Floyd Jr saya: "Let that man smoke weed"

Floyd Mayweather defends Nick Diaz: "Let that man smoke weed and enjoy his life" - Video. Floyd Jr saya: "Let that man smoke weed"
JMM on Manny, Floyd, Salt Water &...

JMM on Manny, Floyd, Salt Water &...

Juan Manuel Marquez on Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Salt Water & more - Video Interview JMM on Manny, Floyd, Salt Water &...
Arum on Floyd: "Something smells fishy!"

Arum on Floyd: "Something smells fishy!"

Bob Arum on Floyd Mayweather: "Something smells fishy about those tests!" - VIDEO Arum on Floyd: "Something smells fishy!"

Badou Jack: World Champion

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): There’s a belief held in the boxing world that once a fighter wins a world championship, pride takes over and performance changes. Most boxers start with the dream of winning a world championship, a dream that only they, and perhaps a trusted trainer, believe in. Their goal is always the same. To be a champion. Not many reach their goal.The going is hard and arduous. Only the special ones eventually make their way to the Badou Jack: World Champion
The Barbershop – September 17th, 2015

The Barbershop – September 17th, 2015

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... The Barbershop – September 17th, 2015

Ask Gerry Cooney – September 17th, 2015

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 “The Commish” Gordon... Ask Gerry Cooney – September 17th, 2015

Mayweather dominates Berto over 12 rounds

By John J. Raspanti (Photos © German Villasenor) Five-time division world champion Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated by winning a wide 12-round decision over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night. The scores were 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108 for Mayweather. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing had Mayweather winning the fight by a 118-110 score. Mayweather, 38, who repeated after the fight that he’s now officially retired, took control... Mayweather dominates Berto over 12 rounds

A tale of two chins: Jack vs. Groves

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions): When they meet on September 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, newly-crowned WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack and challenger George Groves could be playing a game of "Who’s Got The Stronger Chin?" Jack was shockingly knocked out in the first round by journeyman Dereck Edwards last year—while Groves was laid out by Carl Froch before 80,000 rabid boxing fans at... A tale of two chins: Jack vs. Groves

The Barbershop – September 9th, 2015

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’s here! This Saturday Floyd Mayweather will fight what he has said will be his last fight. Squaring up against him will be Andre B The Barbershop – September 9th, 2015
Floyd Jr speaks in-depth on retirement

Floyd Jr speaks in-depth on retirement

In this audio interview (embedded to the left), Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks in-depth about retirement and his final fight.Regarding why he wants to hang up the gloves, Mayweather Jr. states: "No one is in my shoes. I think my health is more important, you know. If you stick around anything too long, anything can happen." ... Floyd Jr speaks in-depth on retirement
Floyd Sr. rips Manny Pacquiao's Heart

Floyd Sr. rips Manny Pacquiao's Heart

In this new video interview, Floyd Mayweather Sr. says, "I think (Andre) Berto can probably give a better fight than (Manny) Pacquiao... Floyd Sr. rips Manny Pacquiao's Heart

Ask Gerry Cooney – August 23, 2015

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 “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman... Ask Gerry Cooney – August 23, 2015

The Barbershop – August 11th, 2015

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): In a recent interview with Steven A. Smith on ESPN, Floyd Mayweather stated that he is a much better boxer than Muhammed Ali... The Barbershop – August 11th, 2015
Britain’s brightest? What’s next for Amir Khan

Britain’s brightest? What’s next for Amir Khan

Amir Khan is one of Britain’s brightest boxing stars who has been the unfortunate victim of poor choices, politics and problems that have limited and hindered his rise to stardom. Following Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, Khan was touted as a potential challenger for Mayweather. As of yet, however, the fight hasn’t materialised. So what is the fate of the 31-3 welterweight? Britain’s brightest? What’s next for Amir Khan
The Barbershop – July 13th, 2015

The Barbershop – July 13th, 2015

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... The Barbershop – July 13th, 2015

"One-Time" is no one-hit wonder

By Jason Gonzalez: Tampa, FL-- Keith Thurman’s homecoming was a huge success. Thurman, who is regarded by many as the heir to throne once Floyd Mayweather retires, had to dig deep in order to overcome adversity halfway into his scrap with former world champion Luis Collazo. The Brooklyn southpaw, nearly upended Thurman, via a vicious body assault that nearly prompted the champion to take a knee. But besides looking shaky in the 5th round, Thurman dominated the fight en route... "One-Time" is no one-hit wonder

Lara pitches a 12 round shutout over Rodriguez

By John J. Raspanti: Talented WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (21-2, 12 KOs) regained his title for the third time by dominating game Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4, 16 KOs) over 12 rounds Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. All three judges scored the fight 120-107 for Lara, who also floored Rodriguez in round six. Rodriguez wasn’t expected to give Lara much of a fight, but he tried everything he could think of against his skilled opponent... Lara pitches a 12 round shutout over Rodriguez

HARD DOG BITES: Hunter's Stock Drops & Broner's Dubious Career Arc

By Blake Chavez: Virgil Hunter usually comes off as a cool customer, but in the second half of Amir Khan’s fight vs Chris Algieri, the Bay Area hipster trainer was literally sweating bullets while begging his charge to dig to Algieri’s body. He pleaded with Amir to stay in close when the going got tough, and to avoid running. Interesting to see Hunter in what appeared to be sheer panic-mode. It’s a good thing that Amir followed his own instincts and boxed his way to the win to HARD DOG BITES: Hunter's Stock Drops & Broner's Dubious Career Arc

Amir Khan wins 12 round decision over game Chris Algieri

By John J. Raspanti: With his rumored dream fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the line, former two-time champion Amir Khan did just enough to win a hard fought 12 round unanimous decision over boxer turned brawler Chris Algieri at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Scores were 117-111 (twice) and 115-113. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing had Khan winning the bout by a 115-113 score. The fight started fast... Amir Khan wins 12 round decision over game Chris Algieri

The 48th Farce - When Boxing Sells Itself Short

By Jason Petock (Photo © Esther Lin / SHOWTIME): Boxing writers, "experts," pundits, journalists, bloggers or whatever else they are calling themselves these days really ate their words when considering and even contemplating the recent fiasco between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The main players are familiars so I’m not adding the colorful nicknames or records even at this point. We all know who they are. And we also know what a mess fans were subjected to on that PPV... The 48th Farce - When Boxing Sells Itself Short

“FAR FROM OVER”

By Allan Scotto: “I am down, but I am far from over!” So goes a line from the chorus of Frank Stallone’s number one smash appropriately entitled, “Far From Over.” Well, in today’s world of boxing, one might think that Stallone was singing about Chris Algieri, who is scheduled to fight Amir Khan on May 29th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. On social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other forms of mass communication out there, it almost seems that Chris Algieri... “FAR FROM OVER”
Ask Gerry Cooney – May 14th, 2015

Ask Gerry Cooney – May 14th, 2015

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 “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission... Ask Gerry Cooney – May 14th, 2015
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