1. Badou Jack Focused on Outsmarting James DeGale Amid Pre-Fight Trash Talk

    Badou Jack believes he has plenty of advantages coming into his super middleweight unification fight with James DeGale Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Showtime Championship Boxing ...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 6 months ago 1,657 reads 7 comments

  2. Under-the-Radar Boxers to Watch in 2017

    Despite such important bouts as Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward, Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter and Terence Crawford vs...

    Briggs Seekins Written by Briggs Seekins about 6 months ago 8,327 reads 4 comments

  3. Mike Tyson Confirms He Will Train Chris Brown for Fight vs. Soulja Boy

    The anticipated bout between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy will have an added level of intrigue, with Mike Tyson siding with Brown...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 6 months ago 51,365 reads 84 comments

  4. The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of January 8

    It's the first fight week of 2017! Badou Jack and James DeGale will clash Saturday night at the Barclays Center with the WBC and IBF Super Middleweight Championships on the line...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 6 months ago 5,070 reads 22 comments

  5. HBO Boxing Faces an Uphill Battle After a Tough 2016

    By any objective measure, 2016 will go down as a trying one for the folks at HBO Boxing . The network, which has long prided itself—and not without merit—as the home ...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 10,683 reads 37 comments

  6. 2017 Wish Lists for Boxing's Top Stars

    With the holidays now in the rearview mirror and another 12 months of boxing ahead of us, we decided it would be a good time to take a look at some of the wish list items for boxing's top stars...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 5,809 reads 22 comments

  7. Boxer Victor Ortiz Reportedly Charged with 2 Misdemeanor Counts of DUI

    Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has reportedly been charged with two counts of driving under the influence after being arrested in September last year. That's according to TMZ , which reported the boxer was detained on Sept...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 7 months ago 11,597 reads 7 comments

  8. 10 Things for Boxing Fans to Look Forward to in 2017

    The new year might have only just begun, but the boxing calendar is filling up fast. January is usually a slow month for the Sweet Science, but 2017 will feature a rematch of last ...

    Briggs Seekins Written by Briggs Seekins about 7 months ago 10,245 reads 44 comments

  9. Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz Tops the 10 Fights to Watch in January

    While January is normally a quiet time in the boxing world, several fights are worth seeing during the opening month of 2017...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 7 months ago 2,453 reads 0 comments

  10. An A-to-Z of Boxing in 2016: An Alphabetical Review of the Year

    While 2016 didn't quite live up to expectations, it still turned out to be an eventful year in the boxing world. Star names sadly stayed apart from each other, leaving an expectant audience still waiting to see the bouts it desperately craves...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 7 months ago 2,100 reads 4 comments

  11. Burning Questions for Boxing in 2017

    Burning boxing questions come in two basic varieties: "Will they fight?" and "Who will win when they do fight?" Will Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin finally meet in the ring ...

    Briggs Seekins Written by Briggs Seekins about 7 months ago 4,417 reads 25 comments

  12. British Pound-for-Pound Rankings at the End of 2016

    As 2016 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the past 12 months in British boxing. In truth, it has been an up-and-down year...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 7 months ago 3,375 reads 6 comments

  13. Nick Blackwell Awakes from Coma: Latest Details, Reaction

    British boxer Nick Blackwell has regained consciousness from a coma brought about by life-threatening brain injuries, per BBC Sport ...

    Stuart Newman Written by Stuart Newman about 7 months ago 3,781 reads 7 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2016

    There's something special about fighters — men and women who are willing to step into the spotlight and test their will, stamina, courage and skill against each other...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 7,137 reads 15 comments

  15. Bold Predictions for Boxing in 2017

    It's that time of year again! Out with the old and in with the new. So, here at Bleacher Report, that means it's time for our year-end tradition of making bold (and hopefully accurate) ...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 10,730 reads 63 comments

  16. Wladimir Klitschko Sees His Past Self When Looking at Anthony Joshua

    Stop us if you've heard this one before. A mammoth heavyweight boxer parlays Olympic gold into a quick professional championship and sets his sights on long-term domination of the sport's most glamorous division...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 months ago 2,676 reads 9 comments

  17. Deontay Wilder vs. Andrzej Wawrzyk: Fight Date Announced, Comments, Reaction

    WBC heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder will reportedly next defend his title against Andrzej Wawrzyk on Feb. 25, 2017, at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Aaron Suttles of the Tuscaloosa News first reported the fight details Tuesday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 7 months ago 5,515 reads 30 comments

  18. Chris Eubank Jr. Features in 5 British Fighters Whose Stocks Fell in 2016

    Having already picked out the Brits who saw their stocks rise in 2016 , the time has come to take a look at those who have seen their standings dip over the same period of time...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 7 months ago 3,945 reads 10 comments

  19. 5 British Fighters Whose Stock Has Risen over the Course of 2016

    While a week is said to be a long time in politics, a year is definitely a long time in boxing. When Bleacher Report compiled this list at the end of 2015 , Anthony Crolla, Tyson Fury and Liam Smith were all included...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 7 months ago 2,150 reads 2 comments

  20. Boxing's Biggest 'What Ifs' from 2016

    As boxing fans, we must live with our "what ifs." There are always certain matchups that fail to materialize or fall through at the last minute. But every year, certain near misses sting more than the rest...

    Briggs Seekins Written by Briggs Seekins about 7 months ago 3,991 reads 24 comments

  21. The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of December 18

    Joe Smith Jr. emphatically ended the career of Bernard Hopkins with an eighth-round knockout victory Saturday night at the Forum in Los Angeles...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 5,844 reads 63 comments

  22. Kell Brook and Amir Khan Feature in 3 Christmas Wishes for British Boxing Fans

    Socks. It is a certainty at Christmas that someone will give you socks. There are no such certainties when it comes to British boxing, however. Despite a topsy-turvy year in terms of results on the world stage, the future continues to look bright...

    Rob Lancaster Written by Rob Lancaster about 7 months ago 3,772 reads 3 comments

  23. Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith: Winner, Recap and Knockout Reaction

    Joe Smith Jr. has retained his WBC international light heavyweight title and sent Bernard Hopkins into retirement with an eighth-round TKO victory in California on Saturday night...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 months ago 207,145 reads 96 comments

  24. Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith Jr.: Live Round-by-Round Results and Highlights

    Joe Smith Jr. knocked Bernard Hopkins out of the ring and onto the arena floor in the eighth round to end the all-time great's career with a brutal stoppage loss on Saturday night at the Forum in Los Angeles on HBO...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 7 months ago 23,192 reads 15 comments

  25. Gennady Golovkin vs. Danny Jacobs: Fight Date Announced, Comments, Reaction

    The middleweight title bout between WBC, IBF and WBA champion Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs has officially been announced for March 18, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 7 months ago 14,646 reads 71 comments