1. Neutral Officials on Neutral Ground for Diaz-Malignaggi II

    Their first fight was a highly competitive 12-round affair, which featured lots of great back-and-forth action from the combatants, but was ultimately overshadowed by what can only be described ...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about 5 years ago 160 reads 2 comments

  2. The Wait Is Over For Paul "The Punisher" Williams

    The second half of 2009 has been increasingly frustrating for 'the most feared fighter in boxing', Paul "The Punisher" Williams...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about 5 years ago 450 reads 1 comments

  3. Ana Julaton: Eloy Perez Headline 'Fight Night at The Tank' Finale

    This Friday night Roy Englebrecht Events and Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment wrap up their latest season of the Fight Night At The Tank series which will feature two local products in Ana Julaton and Eloy Perez...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about 5 years ago 373 reads 4 comments

  4. Andre Ward Chalks One Up for the Americans with Win Over Kessler

    After the first two bouts in Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic, things were looking grim for the American participants. Jermain Taylor was stopped in devastating fashion in the final seconds of his bout with Germany's "King" Arthur Abraham...

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  5. LIVE Weigh In Results For UFC 102: Couture Vs. Nogueira

    Tomorrow night, live from the Rose Garden Arena, hall-of-famer Randy "The Natural" Couture takes on Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueria in the main event of UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 217 reads 1 comments

  6. Politics Get The Best Of Paulie Malignaggi

    Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi is never at a loss for words. I don't agree with him 100 percent of the time, but I'm with him after Saturday night's controversial loss to Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 364 reads 15 comments

  7. Couture Vs. Nogueira: Better Late Than Never

    Once upon a time, the UFC and Pride FC were two separate entities that boasted their respective heavyweight champions in Randy "The Natural" Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 274 reads 5 comments

  8. Michael Vick Looks to Soar with the Philadelphia Eagles

    Agent Joel Segal announced in a phone interview with the Associated Press that quarterback Michael Vick had once again joined the NFL as he signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles...

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  9. HBO Heads to Canada for Lucian Bute vs. Librado Andrade II

    Left out of the upcoming tournament, IBF super middleweight title holder Lucian Bute was left to once again go to war against hard hitting contender Librado Andrade. Just as the first was, this bout will be held in Bute's adopted homeland of Canada...

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  10. Can Fedor and Strikeforce Rise To the Top?

    It wasn't much of a secret that Fedor Emelianenko was the heart and soul of the Affliction stable of fighters. The very second they closed their doors people in the world of MMA wanted to know where Emelianenko would end up...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 352 reads 5 comments

  11. Blake's Take- UFC 101: Declaration

    It seems as if the dust has finally settled following the UFC's much hyped 100th event, which featured one of the most dominant fighters in the game in GSP as he dominated Thiago Alves to defend his welterweight crown...

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  12. Blake's Take: Tim Bradley Vs. Nate Campbell

    Many contests in boxing are labeled as "pick 'em" fights. Saturday nights bout, featuring WBO jr. welterweight king Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley as he defends his title against former unified ...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 249 reads 3 comments

  13. The Dominance that is Miguel Angel Torres

    When thinking of the most dominant MMA fighters, most fans will no doubt turn to the likes of pound-for-pound favorite Anderson Silva or Georges St. Pierre...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 391 reads 7 comments

  14. Always On The Verge: A Look Back at Vernon Forrest

    They say that deaths come in threes. Such was the case for the boxing world, which, in addition to Alexis Arguello and Arturo Gatti, most recently lost another great fighter in the ring and a greater man outside of it, in Vernon "The Viper" Forrest...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 254 reads 2 comments

  15. Blake's Take: Latin Fury 10

    Tonight Top Rank will distribute their tenth installment of the "Latin Fury" series through an independently produced pay-per-view event live from Mexico. Headliner Julio Cesar Chavez Jr...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 121 reads 3 comments

  16. Bob Arum Officially Announces Pacquiao Vs. Cotto: Let the Spectacle Begin

    Only Shane Mosely will be disappointed upon hearing that Top Rank CEO Bob Arum officially announced today that pound for pound king Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs) will take ...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 776 reads 29 comments

  17. Mikkel Kessler Puts His Title on the Line Before the Super Six Tourney

    Both Mikkel Kessler (41-1, 31 KOs) and Team Sauerland announced today with the winning bid of $2,114,000 (USD) his first fight under his new promotional team will be a mandatory defense ...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 141 reads 3 comments

  18. Boxing: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Injured, But The Show Must Go On

    It was announced today by Top Rank that headliner Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. has withdrawn from the upcoming "Latin Fury 10" PPV...

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  19. Andre Ward Joins Super Six; Looks to Be Last Man Standing

    On Monday July 13 in one of boxing's worst kept secrets it was announced during a press conference that Shotwime would be holding a super middleweight tournament featuring Arthur Abraham, Andre ...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 365 reads 15 comments

  20. Ricardo Cortez Headlines the Next Chapter

    This Thursday night, it's California-based promoter Roy Englebrecht with The Next Chapter, the second installment of the long running AM&I Fight Night at the Tank series, which is held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 126 reads 3 comments

  21. 5 Reasons Why Darchinyan Will Beat Agbeko

    Come July 11 the junior bantamweight champion Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan will move up in weight to challenge IBF bantamweight king Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 42 reads 10 comments

  22. A Pugilist and a Gentleman: Remembering Alexis Arguello

    With the shocking news on July 1 of Alexis Arguello's unfortunate and untimely death the world of boxing lost not only one of its greatest fighters but one of its nicest guys...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 294 reads 7 comments

  23. Mayweather-Marquez Rescheduled For September 19

    Today it was announced by Golden Boy Promotions that the 12-round welterweight bout featuring former pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 922 reads 6 comments

  24. UFC 102 Features Couture Vs. Noguiera In Portland

    The UFC announced today that the main event for UFC 102 will feature five-time champion Randy "The Natural" Couture facing off against former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio "Minotauro" Noguiera on August 29, 2009...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  25. Mayweather Injured; Fight With Marquez Postponed

    Fans will have to wait for the return of Floyd "Money" Mayweather as the July 18 bout has been postponed due to a rib injury Mayweather sustained during training camp. "I am exremely disappointed that this fight has to be postponed," said Mayweather...

    Brian  O. Blake Written by Brian O. Blake about over 5 years ago 164 reads 3 comments