Blog — boxing

UFC 213 "Nunes vs Shevchenko 2" main card preview

With the initial main event of Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw for the Bantamweight title being scrapped from this card recently as well as the hotly anticipated brawl between two fan favorites in Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler, UFC 213 has remained a solid card, despite losing two of it's marquee bouts. With Nunes defending her title against Shevchenko in the main event, a rubber match from their earlier bout which saw Valentina triumph over the Brazilian, the card is then co-main evented by Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker for the interim Middleweight title, another rubber match in the Heavyweight division follows as Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem in a potential #1 contender decider, the main card starts with a...

Continue reading

Jeff Horn controversially defeats Pacquiao for world title

On a hot Sunday afternoon in Brisbane, 51,000 people inside the spectacular Suncorp stadium witnessed Jeff Horn claim the WBO welterweight title in just his 18th professional fight. In Rocky-esque fashion, former P.E teacher Horn gifted boxing legend Manny Pacquiao his 4th defeat in his last 9 fights to become champion of the world. Although this was supposed to be a routine defence for Manny, it unravelled to be very, very different, leading to whispers of retirement for the smiling Filipino. Although you have to congratulate the underdog on an inspiring victory, it was a hugely controversial decision, with numerous people believing Pacquiao had done enough to win. But, that was just the problem, Pac Man looked as though he...

Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

The pipedream is now official - Floyd Mayweather Jr has officially returned to the world of boxing. His opponent? A man many would never have predicted to be fighting the man who retired in 2015. Conor McGregor's meteoric rise from a cocky up and comer on the dole from Ireland to one of the biggest sporting superstars in the world right now is nothing short of mesmerizing.  With the date confirmed for August 26th and the bout taking place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas - the question on every single person's mind right now, "what can we expect?"    Floyd Mayweather Jr, is quite simply one of the best boxers of his generation. With his immense boxing IQ...

Continue reading