UCN Week in Review – HBO Day-Night Doubleheader

After another quiet summer, boxing is back with a vengeance.  HBO opened an action packed rest of the year with a day-night doubleheader headlined by Gennady “GGG” Golovkin heading to London to take on Kell Brook and his giant balls in front of a sold out O2 Arena filled with some of the world’s most […]

UCN Week In Review – “He Hit Like You Owe Him Money”

A few weeks ago, when UCN got some exclusive early access to Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, we ran into a new character in Big Bear as Abel Sanchez and Team GGG prepare for next week’s fight against Kell Brook in London.  Sparring parter to the middleweight champion of the world, Kenneth McNeil, came up with our […]

UCN Week in Review – #KovalevWard is On & #UCNinBigBear

A few weeks ago, after Andre Ward was a no-show for what was supposed to be the opening press conference announcing #KovalevWard, UCN’s Steve Kim appropriately asked “We have a fight…right?”   As we readied ourselves for a Saturday full of NFL pre-season action, Steve answered his own question.   You can all book ur […]

UCN Week in Review – Another Dope, Olympics Tainted & a King Turns 85

This week, super-agency WME-IMG officially took the reigns of the UFC, after purchasing it for a mere $4B, and watched Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz battle for 5 intense, bloody rounds in their first event as ownership.   Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of WME-IMG (and the inspiration for Entourage character Ari Gold) was smiling ear-to-ear at […]

UCN Week in Review – Where’s Ward(o)?

Oh, boxing, let’s face it.  You are as compelling outside of the ropes as you are inside the ring.  Sure, we love when two masters of The Sweet Science step into the ring and put on a show.  Hell, we love it when two guys who don’t know technique but know how to let their […]

UCN Week in Review – Boom Boom is Back

Following his induction to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame last weekend, the former WBA lightweight strap holder, and UCN friend and contributor, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini stopped by the office/studio for a lively Facebook Live version of Gloves Off with UCN’s Steve Kim.  Wide ranging and hard hitting, as always, Ray let his hands (and mouth) […]