If this is truly Manny Pacquiao’s final year as a professional fighter, could we see a world tour, which would kick off against Australia’s Jeff Horn?
Tags: April 23, Bob Arum, Jeff Horn, Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao-Horn, steve kim, Top Rank Promotions, WBO welterweight title, world tour
On Jan. 28, HBO will broadcast a doubleheader from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California – but that’s it for awhile. Steve Kim reports.
Tags: California, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Francisco Vargas, HBO, Indio, Miguel Berchelt, Miguel Roman, pay-per-view, Peter Nelson, showtime, Stephen Espinoza, steve kim, Takashi Miura, The Soapbox, UFC, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vargas-Berchelt, WBC super featherweight title
In a new (and LONG-anticipated) edition of ‘The Soapbox,’ Steve Kim welcomes new opinions on what’s powering UFC’s success in pay-per-views over boxing.
Tags: Amanda Nunes, Commerce Casino, HBO, HBO Pay-Per-View, Hugo Cortez, Mark Taffet, Mark Taffet Media, Mike Sana, MMA, Nunes-Rousey, Ronda Rousey, showtime, steve kim, The Soapbox, UFC, Ultimate Fighting Championship
So when it comes to having to pay WAY more than you should for certain fights in 2017, Top Rank Promotions’ Bob Arum advises to buy what you want. Uh, OK…
Tags: Andre Ward, Bob Arum, Cotto-Kirkland, Daniel Jacobs, Danny Garcia, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Garcia-Thurman, Gennady Golovkin, Golovkin-Jacobs, HBO, James Kirkland, Jeff Horn, Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather-Pacquiao, Michael Koncz, Miguel Cotto, Roc Nation Sports, showtime, steve kim, Terence Crawford, Thurman-Garcia, Top Rank Promotions
Now that 2016 is in the rear-view mirror, how about those fights for 2017, eh?
Tags: Abner Mares, Adonis Stevenson, Adrien Broner, Artur Beterbiev, Canelo-Golovkin, Danny Garcia, Egis Kavaliauskas, Francisco Vargas, Frank Espinoza, Garcia-Thurman, Gary Russell Jr., Gennady Golovkin, Jorge Linares, Joseph Diaz Jr., Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, Mikey Garcia, Murat Gassiev, Naoya Inoue, Oleksandr Usyk, Orlando Salido, Oscar Valdez, Petr Petrov, Rashidi Ellis, Ray Beltran, Roman Gonzalez, Saul Alvarez, Sergey Kovalev, steve kim, Sullivan Barrera, Terence Crawford, Thurman-Garcia, Tom Loeffler, Top Rank Promotions, Vargas-Salido II
Shutting the doubters down, Jessie Magdaleno showed serious discipline in beating Nonito Donaire for the WBO 122-pound title. But can he keep it up in 2017?
Tags: 2017, Bob Arum, Frank Espinoza, Jessie Magdaleno, Magdaleno-Donaire, Manuel Robles, New Year's resolution, Nonito Donaire, Top Rank Promotions, WBO super bantamweight title
Undefeated heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller doesn’t seem to be happy with his Christmas bounty – or lack thereof. Steve Kim reports.
Tags: Andy Ruiz Jr., Anthony Joshua, Bob Arum, David Haye, Deontay Wilder, Dmitriy Salita, Frank Warren, Greg Cohen, heavyweight, Hughie Fury, Jarrell Miller, Joseph Parker, steve kim, Steve Nelson, Top Rank Promotions
We hate to say it but some of the most interesting fights in 2017 are going to have to cost you a little extra wampum. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger, man!
Tags: Alvarez-Chavez, Andre Ward, Ann Wolfe, Canelo Alvarez, Canelo-Chavez, Chavez-Alvarez, Chavez-Canelo, Conor McGregor, Cotto-Kirkland, Daniel Jacobs, Danny Jacobs, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Gennady Golovkin, Golovkin-Jacobs, HBO Pay-Per-View, James Kirkland, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Kirkland-Cotto, Main Events, Manny Pacquiao, MasterCard, Miguel Cotto, pay-per-view, Roc Nation Sports, Saul Alvarez, Sergey Kovalev, steve kim, Ward-Kovalev II
By now, you’ve heard of the common man, light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr., who’s had anything but the common year in boxing. Steve Kim reports.
Tags: Adonis Stevenson, Andrzej Fonfara, Bernard Hopkins, Golden Boy Promotions, HBO, Huntington, Joe DeGuardia, Joe Smith Jr., New York, Paramount Theatre, PBC, Premier Boxing Champions, Ron Katz, Sean Monaghan, Seanie Monaghan, Sergey Kovalev, Smith-Hopkins, Star Boxing, steve kim
The biggest middleweight championship fight not involving a certain redheaded superstar is signed and sealed: Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs is on.
Tags: Abel Sanchez, Daniel Jacobs, Danny Jacobs, Gennady Golovkin, HBO, IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight titles, K2 Promotions, Madison Square Garden, March 18, New York, New York City, steve kim, Tom Loeffler, WBA
Ray “Boom Boom” Manciniand Steve Kim in UCN's "Gloves Off"
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov turns pro with Top Rank Promotions
The return of Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN results: Perez outduels Lopez in 10
Jessie Magdaleno assesses his present…and future
Oscar Valdez yearns for unification opportunities
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