After Wladimir Klitschko’s loss, Deontay Wilder sees opportunity to reinvigorate the heavyweight division
It took a snoozer to awaken the heavyweight division from its slumber.
His words were as accurate as his punches. “We kicked off the year with a great brawl,” Miguel Flores said after his savage, all-action take down of Mexico’s Mario Briones, as the 2016 debut of Fox Sports 1’s "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays" lived up to its name on this night.
He broke his hand and another man at once, the damage begetting more damage still.
Undefeated 147-pound prospect Jamal James returns to the ring against former Olympian Javier Molina on January 19
Minnesota’s Jamal “Shango” James takes his nickname from the African god of thunder, lightning and fire, brandishing his fists in place of flames.
Turns out your girlfriend was lying: Size does matter. At least in the sport of boxing, where it pays to have arms as long as your opponent’s legs, especially when you’re trying to fend off a dude coming at you like a bowling ball destined for a strike.
Rances Barthelemy ready to put his skills to the test in 135-pound title fight against Denis Shafikov
A long piece of masking tape lines the floor, smudged in places from errant feet producing errant fists. You don’t want to step on the thing, and Rances Barthelemy never does, his shoes crisscrossing the partition without ever touching it. Back and forth his feet go, and where they land, his punches follow, fired in the direction his toes are pointed. This is the symmetry of knocking dudes stiff.
Isiah Thomas intent on putting an American face atop the 200-pound division as he prepares for Murat Gassiev
Tiny meal portions, tinier Speedos, a strange aversion to ice cubes, an even stranger infatuation with David Hasselhoff’s singing voice: Some things are distinctly European. Add boxing’s 200-pound division to that list—just not for long, if Isiah Thomas has his way.
Music blares, but the man in the ring is dancing to a beat of his own, the rhythmic thwack of fist to mitt the percussion that soundtracks his movements.