‘He’s a f***ing idiot… I’ll give him a spanking’ – Josh Taylor rips into Adrien Broner after controversial American teases UK fight

12 Feb

Scotland’s great boxing hope Josh Taylor has called for a bout against the man who used to be America’s top prospect – Adrien Broner.

The super-lightweight contender is currently competing in the World Boxing Super Series tournament, but is already eyeing potential opponents for once he is finished with the competition.

Josh Taylor has established himself as one of the world’s top contenders in his first 14 fights

Loud-mouthed Broner was comprehensively beaten by eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao last month, but insisted he won the bout in an explosive post-fight interview – not out-of-character for the 29-year-old.

When asked about the interview, Taylor told Boxing Social: “I really don’t think that he believes he won that fight [against Pacquiao]. He’s a f***ing idiot.

“My personal opinion of him, I think he’s an a***hole, he’s really disrespectful.

“He’s an idiot, he’s an idiot.”

Adrien Broner is infamous for his brash, ignorant persona

Adrien Broner recently teased the possibility of his next fight taking place in the UK.

Upon hearing this suggestion, Taylor said: “I’ve seen that, I would love to fight him, why not?

“After this tournament, if he wants to come over I’ll give him a wee spanking as well. I’d love to.”

LIVE ON TALKSPORT

James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr is live on talkSPORT, February 23 from the O2 Arena.

You can watch the full Josh Taylor interview with Boxing Social below.

Adrien Broner teases UK fight with hilariously ‘stupid’ comment about how he wants to be paid

12 Feb

Loud-mouthed American boxer Adrien Broner has declared he wants his next fight to be in the UK.

However, the 29-year-old – infamous for his brash and ignorant persona – couldn’t manage to do this without causing some kind of controversy.

Broner was once seen as the ‘Next Mayweather’, but has now lost four times

Broner was comprehensively beaten by eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao last month, but insists he won the bout and is intending to return in June.

When asked by a group of reporters about a potential homecoming in Cincinnati, the American replied: “I’d love to fight in my city, but I wanna go get some of that UK money.”

He then added: “I want them to pay me in euros.”

40-year-old Manny Pacquiao defeated Adrien Broner with ease

Adrien Broner’s lack of currency awareness in the UK provoked a big reaction from the nation’s boxing fans, with many entertained by his comments.

LIVE ON TALKSPORT

James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr is live on talkSPORT, February 23 from the O2 Arena.

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner result: 40-year-old Filipino dominates loudmouthed American, calls out Floyd Mayweather

20 Jan

Manny Pacquiao gave Adrien Broner a comprehensive drubbing and then proceeded to call Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night.

However, retired, 50-0 legend Mayweather took no notice of the challenge from Pacquiao ringside at the MGM Grand, and it looks as though that rematch won’t be happening any time soon.

It was a comfortable victory for Manny Pacquiao

As for the fight itself, it began tentatively as the 40-year-old Pacquiao made a few offensive lunges and Broner countered in the opener.

Manny utilised his jab to break through his foe’s guard, hurling combinations at the American who had little answer early on.

Adrien Broner attempted to tie up his opponent and frustrate him in the third, but still ate multiple southpaw straight left hands.

He fired his own right counters, but could not land with much consistency throughout the bout, except in the fourth which was seemingly his best session of the night.

In the middle rounds, the Filipino pursued Broner around the ring with mixed success, but was still comfortably outscoring his opponent who simply wasn’t throwing enough leather.

Adrien Broner had no answer for his opponent’s quickness

Come the seventh, Manny Pacquiao made a major breakthrough.

The sequence started with one clean left hand which had Adrien Broner badly hurt up against the ropes. He clung on for dear life to avoid being relentlessly blasted with combinations.

The American survived the round and then seemed content to merely survive the fight, as he saw out the remaining minutes in a similar fashion to how he did in his last defeat to Mikey Garcia – with little apparent desire to turn things around.

Come the final bell, the 29-year-old was soundly beaten and the judges declared Pacquiao a 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous decision victor.

Pacquiao retained his secondary WBA ‘regular’ welterweight belt

“I feel so happy that I did my best in the fight. I thank God for this victory,” said the winner in his post-fight interview.

“At the age of 40 I just want to give my best.

“I proved it again, at the age of 40, Manny Pacquiao shall continue.”

The eight-weight world champion was then asked about a rumoured potential rematch with former rival Floyd Mayweather, to which he answered: “Tell him to come back to the ring and we will fight, I’m willing to fight again.”

Mayweather, sat ringside, gave no response.

On the undercard, Badou Jack suffered a horrific gash and was beaten by light-heavyweight contender Marcus Browne.

Earlier in the night, Nordine Oubaali bested Rau’shee Warren to claim the WBC bantamweight world title.

Boxer Badou Jack suffers horror cut during defeat to Marcus Browne on Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner undercard

20 Jan

Badou Jack suffered a shocking gash on his head during his defeat to Marcus Browne on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

On the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner, former super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion Jack was beaten for the second time in his career, as he was severely hindered by a seventh-round headbutt.

Jack lost with scores of 117-110, 116-111, 119-108, but admirably managed to complete the final five rounds amid blood raining down from his forehead.

The gash provoked much reaction on social media and you can read a round-up below.

 

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: American calls legendary broadcaster Al Bernstein a ‘b**** a** n****’ during press conference

17 Jan

Adrien Broner hurled expletive-laden insults at ‘Hall of Fame’ Showtime broadcaster Al Bernstein during a press conference on Wednesday.

The American is due to face Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night in Las Vegas, but first started another fight in the build-up.

Adrien Broner wasn’t keen to be interviewed by Al Bernstein

Near the end of the press conference with Pacquiao, Broner was asked a question by Showtime host Bernstein, however, he refused to answer it having taken issue with previous comments made by the 68-year-old.

“I don’t f*** with you, bro,” Broner responded, “You’ve been talking too much s*** about me on Twitter, bro.

“Yeah you, b*** a** n****, I’mma let you know. I’m just being real. I already feel like you against me.”

Al Bernstein accepted the 29-year-old’s decision and then attempted to quiz his trainers instead, only to be interrupted by the fighter.

“It’s gang gang,” Broner continued, “If I don’t f*** with you, they don’t f*** with you.

“Gang gang, you don’t know what that means?

“Take the L out of lover, it’s over, brother.”

Pacquiao and Broner faced off at the end of their presser

Broner fights Pacquiao with the spectre of Floyd Mayweather looming large over the bout.

The retired boxer is rumoured to be coming back for a rematch with Pacquiao later this year, with some even having suggested this will be announced on Saturday night, assuming the Filipino is victorious.

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner will take place on January 19 in Las Vegas

Infographic Credit: GentingBet

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: Floyd Mayweather to be ringside as rematch speculation continues

16 Jan

Floyd Mayweather will be watching closely from ringside when Manny Pacquiao fights Adrien Broner on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

It was confirmed at the fighters’ grand arrivals on Tuesday that the 50-0, retired boxing great is set to be in attendance for the bout between his old foe and his old mentee.

Floyd Mayweather insists he is still retired

Mayweather fought Pacquiao in May 2015, beating him by comfortable unanimous decision in what was financially the biggest fight in boxing history.

After the bout – which underwhelmed in the ring – the Filipino claimed to have been suffering from a shoulder injury that hampered his performance.

However, there was little interest shown in the rematch until recently, when the pair met at a music event in Japan.

Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will meet on January 19 in Las Vegas

Mayweather told Pacquiao he would come out of retirement to fight him in December, however this didn’t come to pass.

The American instead won an exhibition bout against the massively overmatched Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo, Japan and insists he remains retired.

Regardless, there is still speculation that he will return for the rematch, especially following his encounter with Manny at an NBA game last week, and now with this confirmation that he will be ringside for this weekend’s fight.

Boxing schedule 2019: All major upcoming bouts and results including Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

1 Jan

After a thrilling year for boxing, here’s hoping 2019 proves equally as entertaining.

Here is the full list of major fights scheduled to take place this year…

April 20, O2 Arena, London, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

🇬🇧📺 Sky Sports // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Dereck Chisora vs Senad Gashi (Heavyweight)
  • Dave Allen vs Lucas Browne (Heavyweight)
  • Joe Cordina vs Andy Townend (British Lightweight Title)
  • Josh Kelly vs Przemyslaw Runowski (Welterweight)
  • Conor Benn vs Josef Zahradnik (Welterweight)

April 20, Dignity Health Sports Park, California, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

🇬🇧📺 ITV4 // 🇺🇸📺 FOX

  • Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados (Welterweight)
  • Andy Ruiz Jr vs Alexander Dimitrenko (Heavyweight)
  • Brandon Figueroa vs Yonfrez Parejo (Super-Bantamweight)

April 20, MSG, New York, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

🇬🇧📺 BT Sport PPV // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN PPV

  • Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan (WBO Welterweight Title)
  • Teofimo Lopez vs Edis Tatli (Lightweight)
  • Shakur Stevenson vs Christopher Diaz (Featherweight)
  • Felix Verdejo vs Bryan Vasquez (Lightweight)

April 26, The Forum, LA, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom USA

🇬🇧📺 Sky Sports // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Juan Francisco Estrada II (WBC Super-Flyweight Title)
  • Daniel Roman vs TJ Doheny (WBA & IBF Super-Bantamweight Titles
  • Jessie Vargas vs Humberto Soto (151lbs Catchweight)
  • Scott Quigg vs Jayson Velez (Super-Featherweight)

April 27, SSE Arena Wembley, London, UK – Frank Warren’s Queensberry

🇬🇧📺 BT Sport // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN+

  • Daniel Dubois vs Richard Lartey (Heavyweight)
  • Lerrone Richards vs Tommy Langford (Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Title)
  • Jack Catterall vs Opponent TBC (Super-Lightweight)
  • Sunny Edwards vs Opponent TBC (Super-Flyweight)

April 27, The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

🇬🇧📺 None Confirmed // 🇺🇸📺 Showtime

  • Robert Easter Jr vs Rances Barthelemy (WBA ‘Regular’ Lightweight Title)
  • Viktor Postol vs Mohamed Mimoune (Super-Lightweight)
  • Efe Ajagba vs Michael Wallisch (Heavyweight)

April 27, Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA – World Boxing Super Series Semi-Final

🇬🇧📺 None Confirmed // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Regis Prograis vs Kiryl Relikh (WBA Super-Lightweight Title)
  • Nonito Donaire vs Zolani Tete (WBA & WBO Bantamweight Titles)
Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan will take place on April 20

May 4, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA – Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

🇬🇧📺 Sky Sports // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs (WBA, WBC & IBF Middleweight Titles)
  • David Lemieux vs John Ryder (WBA ‘Interim’ Super-Middleweight Title)
  • Jojo Diaz vs Opponent TBC (Super-Featherweight)
  • Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Mauricio Herrera (Super-Lightweight)
  • Salam Ali vs Anthony Young (Welterweight)

May 4, Stockton Arena, California, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

🇬🇧📺 BoxNation // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN

  • Artur Beterbiev vs Radivoje Kalajdzic (IBF Light-Heavyweight Title)
  • Jerwin Ancajas vs Ryuichi Funai (IBF Super-Flyweight Title)

May 10, Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

🇬🇧📺 Sky Sports // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Leigh Wood vs Ryan Doyle (Commonwealth Featherweight Title)
  • Jordan Gill vs Enrique Tinoco (Featherweight)

May 11, EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

🇬🇧📺 None Confirmed // 🇺🇸📺 FOX

  • Jarrett Hurd vs Julian Williams (WBA & IBF Super-Welterweight Titles)

May 11, Tucson Arena, Tucson, Arizona, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

🇬🇧📺 BoxNation // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN

  • Miguel Berchelt vs Francisco Vargas II (WBC Super-Featherweight Title)
  • Emanuel Navarrete vs Isaac Dogboe II (WBO Super-Bantamweight Title)

May 17, Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK – MTK Global

🇬🇧📺 iFL TV // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN+

  • Ryan Burnett vs Jelbirt Gomera (Super-Bantamweight)

May 18, SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, UK – World Boxing Super Series Semi-Final

🇬🇧📺 None Confirmed // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Josh Taylor vs Ivan Baranchyk (IBF Super-Lightweight Title)
  • Naoya Inoue vs Emmanuel Rodriguez (IBF Bantamweight Title)

May 18, Lamex Stadium, Stevenage FC, UK – Frank Warren’s Queensberry

🇬🇧📺 BT Sport // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN+

  • Billy Joe Saunders vs Shefat Isufi (WBO ‘Interim’ Super-Middleweight Title)

May 18, Barclays Center, New York, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

🇬🇧📺 Sky Sports // 🇺🇸📺 Showtime

  • Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale (WBC Heavyweight Title)

May 25, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester UK – Mick Hennessy’s Hennessy Sports

🇬🇧📺 Channel 5 // 🇺🇸📺 None Confirmed

  • Hughie Fury vs Opponent TBC (Heavyweight)

May 25, MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom USA

🇬🇧📺 Sky Sports // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Oleksandr Usyk vs Carlos Takam (Heavyweight)
  • Michael Hunter vs Opponent TBC (Heavyweight)
Canelo Alvarez’s next outing will be on May 4

June 1, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

🇬🇧📺 Sky Sports PPV // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Anthony Joshua vs Jarrell Miller (WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles)
  • Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon (WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO Lightweight Titles)

June 8, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA – Gennady Golovkin’s GGG Promotions

🇬🇧📺 None Confirmed // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Gennady Golovkin vs Steve Rolls (164lbs Catchweight)

June 15, FD Arena, Leeds, UK – Frank Warren’s Queensberry

🇬🇧📺 BT Sport // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN+

  • Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad (IBF Featherweight Title)

June 15, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

🇬🇧📺 BT Sport // 🇺🇸📺 ESPN+

  • Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz (Heavyweight)

June 15, Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia – World Boxing Super Series Semi-Final

🇬🇧📺 None Confirmed // 🇺🇸📺 DAZN

  • Mairis Briedis vs Krzysztof Glowacki (WBO ‘Interim’ Cruiserweight Title)
  • Yunier Dorticos vs Andrew Tabiti (Cruiserweight)

June 19, Osaka Prefectural Gym, Osaka Japan

🇬🇧📺 None Confirmed // 🇺🇸📺 None Confirmed

  • Kazuto Ioka vs Aston Palicte (WBO Super-Flyweight Title)
Anthony Joshua will be back on June 1

Results

January 13, Microsoft Theater, LA, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Caleb Plant UD Jose Uzcategui (IBF Super-Middleweight Title)
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux KO1 Giovanni Delgado (Super-Bantamweight)

January 18, Turning Stone, New York, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

  • Oscar Rivas TKO12 Bryant Jennings (Heavyweight)

January 18, MSG Theater, New York, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom USA

  • Demetrius Andrade TKO12 Artur Akavov (WBO Super-Middleweight Title)
  • TJ Doheny TKO11 Ryohei Takahashi (IBF Super-Bantamweight Title)
  • Pablo Cesar Cano TKO1 Jorge Linares (Super-Lightweight)

January 19, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Manny Pacquiao UD Adrien Broner (WBA ‘Regular’ Welterweight Title)
  • Marcus Browne UD Badou Jack (WBA ‘Interim’ Light-Heavyweight Title)
  • Nordine Oubaali UD Rau’shee Warren (WBC Bantamweight Title)

January 26, Toyota Center, Houston, USA – Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

  • Jamie Munguia UD Takeshi Inoue (WBO Super-Welterweight Title)
  • Can Xu UD Jesus Rojas (WBA ‘Regular’ Featherweight Title)

January 26, Barclays Center, New York, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Keith Thurman MD Josesito Lopez (WBA Welterweight Title)
  • Adam Kownacki TKO2 Gerald Washington (Heavyweight)
Manny Pacquiao beat Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas

February 2, O2 Arena, London, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

  • Sergio Garcia UD Ted Cheeseman (European Super-Welterweight Title)
  • Craig Richards TKO3 Jake Ball (Light-Heavyweight)
  • Lawrence Okolie TKO3 Tamas Lodi (Cruiserweight)

February 2, Ford Center, Texas, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank/Kathy Duva’s Main Events

  • Sergey Kovalev UD Eleider Alvarez II (WBO Light-Heavyweight Title)
  • Oscar Valdez TKO7 Carmine Tommasone (WBO Featherweight Title)
  • Richard Commey TKO2 Isa Chaniev (IBF Lightweight Title)
  • Teofimo Lopez KO7 Diego Magdaleno (Lightweight)

February 9, Vitality Health Center, LA, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Gervonta Davis KO1 Hugo Ruiz (WBA Super-Featherweight Title)

February 9, Fantasy Springs Casino, California, USA, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

  • Rey Vargas UD Franklin Manzanilla (WBC Super-Bantamweight Title)
  • Andrew Cancio KO4 Alberto Machado (WBA ‘Regular’ Super-Featherweight Title)

February 10, Save Mart Arena, Fresno, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

  • Jose Ramirez UD Jose Zepeda (WBC Super-Lightweight Title)
  • Ray Beltran KO9 Hiroki Okada (Lightweight)

February 15, Grand Casino, Minnesota, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

  • Rob Brant TKO11 Khasan Baysangurov (WBA ‘Regular’ Middleweight Title)

February 16, Microsoft Theater, LA, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Leo Santa Cruz UD Rafael Rivera (WBA Featherweight Title)
  • Omar Figueroa Jr UD John Molina Jr (Welterweight)

February 23, O2 Arena, London, UK – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Chris Eubank Jr UD James DeGale (Super-Middleweight)
  • Joe Joyce TKO6 Bermane Stiverne (Heavyweight)
  • Lee Selby UD Omar Douglas (Lightweight)

February 23, Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Anthony Dirrell TD Avni Yildirim (WBC Super-Middleweight Title)

February 23, Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom USA/Zanfer

  • Humberto Soto UD Brandon Rios (Welterweight)
Chris Eubank Jr retired James DeGale on February 23

March 2, East of England Arena, Peterborough, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

  • Jordan Gill TKO3 Emmanuel Dominguez (Featherweight)

March 2, Barclays Center, New York, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Brian Castano SD (Draw) Erislandy Lara (WBA ‘Regular’ Super-Welterweight Title)
  • Luis Ortiz UD Christian Hammer (Heavyweight)

March 8, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK – Frank Warren’s Queensberry

  • Daniel Dubois KO2 Razvan Cojanu (Heavyweight)
  • Anthony Yarde TKO5 Travis Reeves (Light-Heavyweight)
  • Liam Williams KO2 Joe Mullender (British Middleweight Title)
  • Chris Jenkins UD Johnny Garton (British Welterweight Title)

March 9, Turning Stone, New York, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom USA

  • Dmitry Bivol UD Joe Smith Jr (WBA Light-Heavyweight Title)
  • Maurice Hooker UD Mikkel LesPierre (WBO Super-Lightweight Title)
  • Callum Johnson TKO3 Sean Monaghan (Light-Heavyweight)

March 9, Dignity Health Sports Park, California, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Shawn Porter SD Yordenis Ugas (WBC Welterweight Title)

March 15, Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom USA

  • Tevin Farmer UD Jono Carroll (IBF Super-Featherweight Title)
  • Katie Taylor TKO9 Rose Volante (WBA, IBF & WBO Lightweight Titles)
  • Maciej Sulecki UD Gabriel Rosado (Middleweight)
  • Luke Campbell TKO5 Adrian Young (Lightweight)

March 16, Gifu Memorial Center, Gifu, Japan – Kiyoshi Hatanaka’s Promotions

  • Kosei Tanaka UD Ryoichi Taguchi (WBO Flyweight Title)

March 16, AT&T Stadium, Texas, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Errol Spence UD Mikey Garcia (IBF Welterweight Title)
  • David Benavidez TKO2 J’Leon Love (Super-Middleweight)
  • Luis Nery RTD4 McJoe Arroyo (Bantamweight)

March 17, MSG Theater, New York, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

  • Michael Conlan UD Ruben Garcia Hernandez (Featherweight)
  • Luis Collazo SD Samuel Vargas (Welterweight)
  • Oscar Mojica SD Paddy Barnes (Bantamweight)

March 23, Copper Box Arena, London, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

  • Charlie Edwards UD Angel Moreno (WBC Flyweight Title)
  • Joshua Buatsi TKO3 Liam Conroy (British Light-Heavyweight Title)
  • Lawrence Okolie TKO4 Wadi Camacho (British & Commonwealth Cruiserweight Titles)
  • Lewis Ritson UD German Argentino Benitez (Super-Lightweight)

March 23, Leicester Arena, Leicester, UK – Frank Warren’s Queensberry

  • Sam Bowen TKO Jordan McCorry (British Super-Featherweight Title)
  • Nathan Gorman UD Kevin Johnson (Heavyweight)

March 23, Palenque, Metepec, Mexico – Osvaldo Chavez’s Clase Y Talento Boxeo

  • Julio Cesar Martinez KO5 Andrew Selby (Flyweight)

March 23, The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

  • Kubrat Pulev KO7 Bogdan Dinu (Heavyweight)
  • Jessie Magdaleno UD Rico Ramos (Featherweight)

March 24, MGM National Harbor, Maryland, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Sergey Lipinets TKO10 Lamont Peterson (Welterweight)

March 30, M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom

  • Liam Smith TKO5 Sam Eggington (Super-Welterweight)
  • Scott Fitzgerald SD Anthony Fowler (Super-Welterweight)
  • David Price DQ Kash Ali (Heavyweight)
  • Robbie Davies Jr UD Joe Hughes (British & European Super-Lightweight Titles)

March 30, Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Spain – MGZ Promotions

  • David Avanesyan TKO9 Kerman Lejarraga (European Welterweight Title)

March 30, 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

  • Oleksandr Gvozdyk TKO5 Doudou Ngumbu (WBC Light-Heavyweight Title)
  • Ray Robinson MD (Draw) Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Welterweight)

March 30, Fantasy Springs, California, USA – Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

  • Ryan Garcia RTD2 Jose Lopez (Lightweight)
  • Angel Acosta KO8 Ganigan Lopez (WBO Light-Flyweight Title)
Errol Spence dominated Mikey Garcia

April 6, Spodek, Katowice, Poland – MB Promotions

  • Martin Bakole TKO8 Mariusz Wach (Heavyweight)

April 12, Staples Center, LA, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank

  • Vasyl Lomachenko KO4 Anthony Crolla (WBA & WBO Lightweight Titles)
  • Gilberto Ramirez RTD4 Tommy Karpency (Light-Heavyweight)

April 13, Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC

  • Caleb Truax ND Peter Quillin (Super-Middleweight)
  • Sergiy Derevyanchenko UD Jack Culcay (Middleweight)

April 13, Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico – Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

  • Jaime Munguia MD Dennis Hogan (WBO Super-Welterweight Title)

April 13, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA – Dmitry Salita

  • Claressa Shields UD Christina Hammer (WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO Middleweight Titles)

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman’s comeback and the biggest boxing matches to look out for in January

1 Jan

After a thrilling 2018 for boxing, the upcoming year has high standards to live up to.

January is often a quiet month for the sport and that remains the case in the UK with no major shows taking place in the opening month of 2019.

Now 40, Manny Pacquiao continues to fight on

However, thanks to America’s ever-broadening broadcast landscape, there will still be plenty of fights to watch in the first few weeks of the year.

You can read a full rundown of the upcoming boxing schedule below.

January 13: Jose Uzcategui vs Caleb Plant (IBF Super-Middleweight Title) – Microsoft Theater, LA, USA

The year begins with a Sunday night show in which IBF super-middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui defends his title against mandatory challenger Caleb Plant. The Venezuelan picked up the belt in far from ideal fashion after James DeGale vacated it and so will be looking to prove his world level legitimacy in his next few fights.

January 18: Bryant Jennings vs Oscar Rivas (Heavyweight) – Turning Stone, New York, USA

American heavyweight Bryant Jennings will face an intriguing test in the form of unbeaten Oscar Rivas to kick of his 2019. The heavyweight division is thrilling at present, though Jennings has become a forgotten man in this mix – something he will need to change in order to secure a second title shot.

Bryant Jennings was beaten by Wladimir Klitschko in 2015

January 18: Demetrius Andrade vs Artur Akavov (WBO Middleweight Title) – MSG Theater, New York, USA

While there are no UK shows in January, British promoter Eddie Hearn is still working as he will be hosting this card in the US. Newly crowned WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade fights former Billy Joe Saunders opponent Artur Akavov in the main event, while Jorge Linares continues to build his super-lightweight record on the undercard.

January 19: Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner (WBA ‘Regular’ Welterweight Title) – MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA

It’s rare to see a card of this magnitude so early in the calendar, as January is not an ideal month for PPV events. Nonetheless, eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao will defend his welterweight belt against four-weight king Adrien Broner on a show which features a light-heavyweight clash between Badou Jack and Marcus Browne, plus a vacant bantamweight title fight – Nordine Oubaali vs Rau’shee Warren.

Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will meet on January 19 in Las Vegas

January 26: Jamie Munguia vs Takeshi Inoue (WBO Super-Welterweight Title) – Toyota Center, Houston, USA

Having only recently turned 22, Mexico’s Jaime Munguia is one of the youngest world champions in boxing. As such, he is still learning his trade and will take on Japanese challenger Takeshi Inoue in his next bout. On the undercard, Jesus Rojas defends his WBA ‘Regular’ Featherweight Title against Can Xu.

January 26: Keith Thurman vs Josesito Lopez (WBA Welterweight Title) – Barclays Center, New York, USA

After almost two years out of the ring, former unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman will return to defend the one belt he has left against the overmatched Josesito Lopez. Thurman is one of the world’s best at his weight and was missed while absent, but now must work to prove again that he’s a welterweight king. Earlier in the night, we’ll see a heavyweight clash between Adam Kownacki and  Gerald Washington.

Keith Thurman vacated his WBC title, but retained the WBA belt

Adrien Broner reportedly arrested just weeks before career defining fight against Manny Pacquiao

27 Dec

Adrien Broner was reportedly arrested on Sunday, just under four weeks before his fight with Manny Pacquiao.

The Cincinnati welterweight is said to have been picked up by police on December 23 in Broward County, Florida, after a warrant for his arrest was issued earlier in the month.

Broward County’s mug shot of the arrested Adrien Broner

According to TMZ, the warrant relates to a case dating back to last December, when Broner was arrested for having no driver’s licence, no registration, no proof of insurance and for speeding.

He was supposedly meant to appear in court multiple times over the past 12 months to settle the issues, however, he has failed to do so.

It’s understood he was booked and then released, and his fight with Manny Pacquiao will be unaffected by the situation.

Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will meet on January 19 in Las Vegas

Broner is a four-division world champion while Pacquiao is an eight-weight king and the pair are set to fight on January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The bout will be shown on Showtime PPV in the US, while it’s live and free on ITV in the UK.