On March 31, Unbeaten British prospect Josh Kelly takes a step-up bout with ex-154-pound titlist Carlos Molina – and ‘King Carlos’ isn’t coming to roll over.
Tags: Bill Tibbs, boxing, Cardiff, Carlos Molina, Eddie Hearn, Josh Kelly, junior middleweight, Lou Askanette, March 31, Matchroom Boxing, preview, Principality Stadium, Wales, welterweight
Undefeated WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez might not return to the ring in 2018 but, when he does, he’s still gunning for big names in his division.
Tags: Abner Mares, Bill Tibbs, boxing, California, Carl Frampton, Carson, Frank Espinoza, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Leo Santa Cruz, Oscar Valdez, Recap, results, Scott Quigg, StubHub Center, Valdez-Quigg, WBO featherweight title
It won’t be in Fresno, California, but unbeaten 140-pound contender Jose Ramirez is gearing up for his first world title shot on March 17.
Tags: Amir Imam, Bill Tibbs, Bob Arum, boxing, ESPN, Imam-Ramirez, Jose Ramirez, Madison Square Garden, Madison Square Garden Theater, March 17, New York City, preview, Ramirez-Imam, The Theater, Top Rank, Top Rank Boxing on ESPN, vacant WBC junior welterweight title
On March 2, former 160-pound contender Joey Giambra passed away at the age of 86. Here’s to a great contender who fought in an age of great middleweights.
Tags: Bill Tibbs, Bobo Olson, boxing, Death Notice, Denny Moyer, In memoriam, Joey Giambra, Joey Giardello, middleweight, Obituary, Remembering a true champion
On March 10, the only direction for WBO 126-pound titlist Oscar Valdez and challenger Scott Quigg is forward, as they’re both amped for their ESPN showdown.
Tags: Bill Tibbs, boxing, California, Carson, ESPN, Freddie Roach, Oscar Valdez, preview, Scott Quigg, StubHub Center, Top Rank, Top Rank Boxing on ESPN, Valdez-Quigg, WBO featherweight title
Super middleweights Jose Uzcategui and Andre Dirrell’s first bout ended in a disqualification. Their rematch last Saturday told an entirely different tale.
Tags: Andre Dirrell, Barclays Center, Bill Tibbs, boxing, Brooklyn, IBF interim super middleweight title, Jose Uzcategui, New York, Recap, results, Sean Gibbons, showtime, Uzcategui-Dirrell II
Already the IBF titleholder at 115 pounds, Donnie Nietes has his sights on the best and brightest at flyweight and super flyweight. Bill Tibbs reports.
Tags: Bill Tibbs, boxing, California, Donnie Nietes, HBO, IBF flyweight title, Inglewood, Juan Carlos Reveco, Nietes-Reveco, Recap, results, Sean Gibbons, SuperFly 2, The Forum
Brian Viloria may have come up short in his latest attempt at a major title but, if he hangs up the gloves, he can walk away with his head held high.
Tags: Artem Dalakian, Bill Tibbs, boxing, Brian Viloria, California, Dalakian-Viloria, Inglewood, Recap, results, SuperFly2, The Forum, vacant WBA flyweight title
On March 3, 168-pound contender Jose Uzcategui looks to undo a controversial loss, when he faces Andre Dirrell at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.
Tags: Andre Dirrell, Bill Tibbs, boxing, Deontay Wilder, Dirrell-Uzcategui II, Hugo Centeno Jr., IBF interim super middleweight title, Jermall Charlo, Jose Uzcategui, Leon Lawson Jr., Luis Ortiz, March 3, PBC, Premier Boxing Champions, preview, rematch, Sean Gibbons, showtime
Our own Bill Tibbs recently caught up with WBC super middleweight titlist David Benavidez, who faces Ronald Gavril in a rematch, this Saturday night.
Tags: Alex Ariza, Benavidez-Gavril I, Benavidez-Gavril II, Bill Tibbs, boxing, Brandon Rios, Danny Garcia, David Benavidez, February 17, Garcia-Rios, Jose Benavidez Sr., Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, Nevada, preview, Rios-Garcia, Robert Garcia Boxing Academy, Ronald Gavril, WBC super middleweight title
Ray “Boom Boom” Manciniand Steve Kim in UCN's "Gloves Off"
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