Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver tested positive for synthetic testosterone, a banned substance, in a drug test before his heavyweight draw with Steve Cunningham. “I have no idea how my urine sample tested positive because I didn’t take anything illegal,” Tarver said. “Either the test was contaminated or mixed up with another sample. We […]
Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez strengthened his claim as the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world with his one-sided, ninth-round destruction of former unified titleholder. Gonzalez dominated, much to the delight of a raucous cheering section of fans from his home country of Nicaragua, as he retained the title for the third time fighting in […]
Murphy set a major league record with homers in six straight postseason games, snapping a tie with Carlos Beltran, who homered in five straight games during the 2004 postseason with the Houston Astros.
These are good days for fighters aged over 30, so much so that even some of boxing’s up-and-comers, such as Gennady Golovkin and light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, are into their third decade. But here is a list of the young men who might quest upwards – in marketability, ring esteem or both – in […]
After 12 meetings this season, the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays are as familiar with each other’s approaches, tendencies, strengths and weaknesses as they’re ever going to be. With one or possibly two games remaining in the American League Championship Series, it basically comes down to the Royals’ killer instinct vs. the Blue […]
Unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is on the verge of being stripped of one of his title belts because of inactivity. You might recall in July that Demetrius Andrade, who had not defended his WBO junior middleweight belt in 13 months, was sent a letter by the organization and ordered to “show cause” why […]
When Gennady Golovkin came to the United States in 2012, largely unknown despite owning a middleweight world title, he and Tom Loeffler. It sounded far-fetched as they met with various network executives and Madison Square Garden officials — because Golovkin dreamed of fighting in the famed arena — and Loeffler called boxing media members regularly, […]
Steve Cunningham twice won world titles in the cruiserweight division before doing what most cruiserweights eventually do, which is move up for greater glory and money at heavyweight. A heavyweight since making the move in 2012, Cunningham has gone 4-3-1, which is a deceptive record. In his second heavyweight fight, Cunningham rematched with Tomasz Adamek and […]
The HBO boxing season has a good chance to end the year with a bang. Heavyweight knockout artist Luis Ortiz and top contender Bryant Jennings will meet in a toss-up fight Dec. Ortiz’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy, and Jennings’ promoter, Gary Shaw, made the deal Wednesday, just days after Ortiz scored […]
Gennady Golovkin delivered yet another big drama show, and another one-sided one, as he knocked out David Lemieux in the eighth round to unify middleweight world titles Saturday night before a raucous, sold-out crowd of 20,548 at Madison Square Garden.