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Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr.: Stuck in the sand in Saudi Arabia

By Xavier Porter (Brooklyn – December 7, 2019) Was is exciting? At times. Did it live up to the hype? That’s another discussion for another day. Was the sweet science of boxing displayed? Absolutely. Anthony Joshua successfully defeated previous heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. with superb footwork and a steady jab to keep his opponent at bay. There were glimpses in the fight where one would think that Ruiz Jr. would find a way to land a punch that would change the outcome of the fight. As everyone around the world waited for that punch, it just never came....

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By Xavier Porter (Brooklyn – November 28, 2019) On December 14, Top Rank Boxing will be giving fight fans a stacked list of Christmas gifts, which includes a special Madison Square Garden Triple-header featuring a world title defense from one of the best fighters in the world, WBO Welterweight Champion, a Lightweight Championship bout featuring hot, rising prospect Teofimo Lopez and the young Prince of Ireland, Michael Conlan. For Crawford, he will be taking on undefeated mandatory challenger Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas. Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs), the pride of Omaha, Nebraska, has been impeccable since turning professional, winning world...

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By Xavier Porter (Brooklyn – November 24, 2019) – Deontay Wilder, the undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion, stepped inside his rematch bout against Heavyweight Title contender with one thing in mind and that was to win in stunning and dramatic fashion. Once again, Wilder did not disappointment the many fans in attendance and watching at home as he landed a tremendous right hand, to the left-side of Ortiz’ forehead, that sent the former Cuban National star crashing down to the canvas in round seven. Much of Wilder’s attack throughout the first six rounds was centered on his jab and...

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Gennady Golovkin vs Steve Rolls: Big Drama Show returns with sensational knockout

Gennady Golovkin returns to Madison Square Garden and dominates formerly undefeated Steve Rolls of Toronto, Canada. Rolls gave his best effort but the former middleweight champion was too much to bear with and resulted in scoring a fourth round knockout victory. Afterwards, Golovkin shared that he bout with current unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, live on DAZN, at Madison Square Garden, in September.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman on July 20: Are You Not Entertained

By Xavier Porter | May 11, 2019 Current undefeated WBA Welterweight (Super) Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman is getting his long awaited shot against the legend, the man known simply as “Pacman” aka Manny Pacquiao as both men collide to determine once and for all title WBA Welterweight Champion in the 147lb division. Thurman, who’s considered the official champion of the division, will look to squash all doubt against the current WBA (Regular) Welterweight Champion. With two men staking claim as the champion in their respective division, one can become confused regarding this issue. What’s not to be mistaken...

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Julian “J-Rock” Williams vs Jarrett Hurd: Williams “solid as a rock” in defeating Hurd for world titles

By Xavier Porter | May 12, 2019 Philadelphia’s Julian Williams went into the lion’s den and was able to dethrone the “King of the 154lb Division” in Jarret Hurd, winning a unanimous decision (116-111 and 115-112 twice). With the win, Williams (27-1-1, 16 KOs) walked away with the IBF, IBO, and WBA Super Welterweight Championship belts. In a packed EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA, it was Hurd (23-1, 16 KOs) who took the first loss of his career after being pressured and countered all throughout the fight. Both men stood toe-to-toe, exchanging heavy blows. Williams appeared to have the...

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Jermall Charlo vs Brandon Adams: Champion vs Contender

Jermall Charlo returns back to Houston, TX to face the 2018 Contender series winner Brandon Adams in a middleweight showdown. Their bout is scheduled for June 29, (6) days after his brother (Jermell Charlo) tries to regain his WBC Super Welterweight Championship from current champion Tony Harrison.

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Facebook FightNight Live “Second Anniversary Show” with Murphy’s Boxing prospects to be featured on May 10 fight card

Facebook FightNight Live returns on May 10 to celebrate it’s “2-year” Anniversary with a special fight card promoted by Murphy’s Boxing.

FIGHTNIGHTLIVE will broadcast the first four bouts while the partnership between Murphy’s Boxing and UFC Fight Pass takes over the other half of the fight card, featuring current WBA-NABA 130lb Super Featherweight Titlist

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Canelo Alvarez defeats Daniel Jacobs | seeks to become Thanos of Middleweight Division with all the belts

By Xavier Porter | May 5, 2019 “Chess not Checkers.” – Unknown There’s a saying in life that “size matters.” Well in this case, size really didn’t play a part in this fight. In fact, it was more of a thinking man’s fight between the now WBC, WBA, IBF, RING Middleweight World Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs former IBF Middleweight World Champion with Alvarez defeating the latter by unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 116-112). In the much hyped undisputed middleweight championship three-division world champion Alvarez (52-1-1, 35 KOs)) appeared to have every answer for any offensive strategy that Jacobs (35-3,...

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Gennady Golovkin: Banking on Jonathan to butter Rolls

By Xavier Porter | May 4, 2019 At thirty-seven years old, former WBC, WBA, IBO, IBF Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin has decided to forego his working relationship with previous trainer Abel Sanchez, choosing to work with Johnathon Banks. Banks, who is no stranger to the pressure of working on boxing’s biggest stages, has worked the corners of unified heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko and undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus, just to name a few. For Golovkin to change trainers, at this point in his career, has this writer scratching his head, wondering why. Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), from...

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