Joanna Jedrzejczyk Eyeing Two More Title Defenses Before Moving up

By Fernando Quiles Jr. Joanna Jedrzejczyk isn’t prepared to leave the strawweight division until she’s made at least two more successful title defenses. On Nov. 4, Jedrzejczyk will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight title against Rose Namajunas. The title bout is set to be featured on the main card of UFC 217. During a recent appearance on […]

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Parker takes aim at Joshua

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By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is confident he can exploit the flaws in IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and defeat him. After being awarded a majority decision over WBO mandatory contender Hughie Fury by scores of 118-110, 118-110, 114-114 on Saturday night in Manchester, Parker discussed a possible unification showdown against A.J. “I feel I have better movement,” stated Parker. “Joshua has got good power and is a good champion, but if I fight him I can bring out the weaknesses!”

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Badou Jack vacates WBA title

By Patrick L. Stumberg

Jack’s reign lasted for 28 days

Badou Jack’s reign as WBA Light Heavyweight Champion is over after less than a month. “The Ripper” dropped the belt yesterday ahead of a planned purse bid with mandatory challenger Dmitry Bivol.

Going by rankings, this will possibly result in Bivol against either #2 Sullivan Barrera or #3 Oleksandr Gvozdyk for the vacant title.

Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO) pulverized Nathan Cleverly for the belt on the Mayweather-McGregor card in his light heavyweight debut. It’s a bit surprising to see him vacate immediately, especially considering he fought dangerous super middleweights like George Groves and James DeGale, but the ratio between Bivol’s threat and his name recognition seems to have been a bit too much for him.

Bivol (11-0, 9 KO) was last seen demolishing Cedric Agnew on Ward-Kovalev II. He looks like the goods at age 26 and should make for a hell of a fight against someone like Barrera.

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Anthony Smith Wants Bouts With Krzysztof Jotko & David Branch

By Fernando Quiles Jr. Anthony Smith isn’t opposed to fighting his way to the middleweight rankings. Smith is coming off a TKO victory over Hector Lombard. It was his third straight victory and third finish in a row. The “Lionheart” is still in search of a spot on the official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight rankings. Speaking to Bloody […]

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Edmond Tarverdyan Claims Ronda Rousey Took Nunes’ Power Better Than Most

By Adam Haynes Glendale Gym head coach Edmond Tarverdyan has recently discussed some of the details surrounding Ronda Rousey’s painful battering at the hands of Amanda Nunes in Dec. 2016 Rousey was returning to the octagon for the first time since her shocking knockout loss to Holly Holm the year prior at UFC 193. The former dominant women’s […]

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Mike Perry on Colby Covington: “Nobody Likes His Little B*tch Ass”

By Adam Haynes “Platinum” Mike Perry and Colby Covington are widely regarded as two of the rising stars of the UFC’s welterweight division It appears that there is no love lost between both men, however. Perry, fresh off a convincing KO win against Alex Reyes, told BJ Penn Radio, that he would be happy to entertain a bout with “Chaos” […]

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Dominick Cruz Ready to Step in For Garbrandt or Dillashaw at UFC 217

By Adam Haynes Having seen a back injury prevent Cody Garbrandt from defending his bantamweight title against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213, Dominick Cruz is preparing for the unexpected Garbrandt beat Cruz in convincing style last year to take the 135-pound strap back to Team Alpha Male and engaged in a heated war of words prior to their […]

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