Since the announcement of the new middleweight title fight between champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Amir Khan was made, it has been marred by criticism from fans.
The said fight will take place on May 7 at the newly constructed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As agreed upon, the bout will be at a catchweight of 155-pounds, five pounds below the 160-pound limit. Alvarez will be putting his WBC middleweight belt on the line, a title he won from four-division world champion Miguel Cotto when they fought in November.
Being the more decorated fighter, Alvarez is easily favored to emerge victorious against Khan. However, the British boxer believes he should not be counted out, as he believes he can make history by defeating the Mexican boxing sensation. more >>
Current IBO, WBA (Super), and WBO world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is already aching to have his rematch against the man he won the titles from, former long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury and Klitschko faced each other for the first time on November 28, 2015, where the former was able to win a convincing unanimous decision verdict over "Dr. Steelhammer." Klitschko's loss marked the end of his nine-year world heavyweight title reign.
A few weeks after the fight, the Klitschko camp immediately announced that they would be exercising the rematch clause that was agreed upon during the pre-fight negotiations. Fury agreed, but was subsequently stripped of his IBF title for failing to face the organization's mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov. more >>
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant put on such a solid performance on Saturday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, that he reminded opposing head coach Gregg Popovich of a former player named Michael Jordan.
While the Lakers did end up losing to a narrow 106-102 tally, "The Black Mamba" put on a scorching performance in the third quarter, nailing three consecutive three pointers. He even drew a foul while sinking his third one, which gave him the opportunity to convert it into a four-point play if his free throw enters the basket and scores, which it did.
During the said three-minute period in the third quarter when the scoring surge transpired, Bryant was able to pile in an instant 12 points. Bryant's efforts gave him a total of 25 points, along with four assists in the end game. And while he was playing one of his many memorable performances during his 20th and final NBA season, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich could not help but be in awe of what he had seen. more >>
The Sacramento Kings are planning to let go of head coach George Karl within the coming days, reports have claimed.
According to Marc Stein for ESPN, the Kings team management is looking to pursue their plans of making the major change before the NBA All-Star break this weekend.
The report adds that one of the main reasons for firing Karl, which has already been mounting for several weeks, stems from his inability to provide the stewardship that was expected of him since he was hired to replace former coach Tyrone Corbin during the 2015 All-Star break. more >>
Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin might be headed for either the Atlanta Hawks or the Denver Nuggets.
In a report by Jack Windham for the Inquisitr, the 26-year-old professional basketball player may be traded for 29-year old power forward/center Al Horford.
Horford will be a free agent after the 2015-2016 regular season and the report adds that he has "readily admitted" to wanting to add more to his game, in preparation for his move to another team, if that's the case. more >>
A deal involving a possible trade between franchise players Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin is reported to be in the works.
According to NBA Insider Ken Berger for CBS Sports, the Clippers may decide to let go of their superstar big man if they experience another disappointing season.
The team management had previously declared that they are not willing to let go of Griffin, despite the 26-year-old player's recent altercation with team equipment manager Matias Testi, which resulted to him breaking his right hand and eventually sidelined for a possible four to six-week period. more >>