CANELO ALVAREZ has dethroned Vasiliy Lomachenko as the world's best boxer after becoming a four-weight champion earlier this month. The Mexican superstar beat WBO light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas to cement his legacy in the list of the sport's immortals. Boxing bible Ring Magazine has now seen fit to adorn Alvarez with another accolade less than two weeks after Lomachenko was crowned King of the Ring. Familiar faces behind the Ukrainian include Terence Crawford, who will be hoping another winning performance in his final fight of the year will spearhead him back into the top three. Here is Ring Magazine’s top ten boxers... 1. Canelo Alvarez - 53–1–2 (36 KO) Mexican hero Saul Alvarez has quickly taken over as boxing’s biggest star since former foe Mayweather walked away from the sport.With only a sole loss - to Mayweather in 2013 aged 23 - "Canelo" has gone on to rule the super-welterweight and middleweight divisions as well as winning a … [Read more...] about Ring Magazine update pound-for-pound top ten boxer list with Canelo Alvarez taking over top spot ahead of Lomachenko
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ANTHONY JOSHUA is the bookies' massive favourite to beat Andy Ruiz Jr... despite most of the boxing world tipping the Mexican to win their highly-anticipated rematch. AJ was made the overwhelming favourite to retain his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against the 25-1 underdog on June 1 before he was floored four times on route to a first professional loss. Eddie Hearn has since claimed the Brit star has upped his game and refocused ahead of the ‘Clash On The Dunes’ bout on December 7. And it seems the bookies have agreed that the defeat in New York was an anomaly and backed the 2012 Olympian to get the better of Ruiz at the second time of asking. Ladbrokes, William Hill and Betfair have all priced a Joshua win at 4/11, with Ruiz somewhat surprisingly 11/5 to retain. This is in stark contrast to the boxing world, with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield believing Ruiz can stop AJ again.Tyson Fury also revealed that he is "one million per cent" confident the Mexican … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua is huge favourite with bookies to beat Andy Ruiz Jr despite boxing world tipping Mexican to win rematch
TYSON FURY'S boxing career has seen a huge turnaround in recent years thanks to his trainer Ben Davison. While the controversial Irishman will not be in the Gypsy King's corner in his WWE bout at Crown Jewel - the Brit owes much of his newfound fame to him. Fury used to be trained by his uncle Peter Fury but since his comeback to the sport he has been trained by Davison. And Davison has been key in devising strategies on how the Manchester giant would tactically approach bouts with the world’s leading heavyweights. Here is SunSport's lowdown on the young trainer: So, tell me about Ben Davison? Who else has he trained? Davison, 27, boxed as an amateur and also played for for Stevenage Borough.He made his name as a boxing trainer after teaming up with long-time chum Billy Joe Saunders. He first met Fury just over three years ago in Marbella in Spain and they had their first conversation in the back of a car. How highly does Davison rate Fury? Davison reckons Fury can do … [Read more...] about Who is Tyson Fury’s trainer Ben Davison, and which fighters has he worked with before?
BRITISH cruiserweight boxer Lawrence Okolie has been pictured sat next to a gun while sat at a table on a night out. The European and WBA Continental champion, 26, is currently on holiday in California and posted several snaps of a night out on Instagram. One friend, posting on the account gurdasgold93, filmed Hackney-born fighter Okolie sat at a table with a gun in front of him. The weapon was owned by a security guard employed to look after the boxer and his friends after they enjoyed a spending spree in jewellery shops, Sun Sport understands. Okolie, seen in the clip enjoying some music with his hands in the air, had never been on a night out in LA and wanted to ensure his safety with plenty of expensive items on show. Various other objects are seen on the table, including drinks, playing cards and someone's wallet.It is legal to possess firearms in California with a specific license required for the "open carry" of guns in such areas. Boxing fans may remember how Anthony Joshua has … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua protege and Brit boxer Lawrence Okolie seen with GUN on table in front of him after partying at LA club
SAUL “CANELO” ALVEREZ is stepping up two weight divisions to fight Sergey Kovalev on November 2 in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old, who holds titles at 160lbs, will try to become a champion in his fourth weight class when he moves up to light heavyweight. Golden Boy Promotions announced the showdown this weekend. Canelo heads into the clash on the back of a points victory over Daniel Jacobs in May. Russian Kovalev defended his piece of the light heavyweight title on August 24 by stopping Anthony Yarde in his homeland. Kovalev (34-3-1) is known as a big puncher with knockouts in 29 of his wins.But the 36-year-old has suffered two defeats at the hands of Andre Ward. And he struggled at times against Yarde before eventually stopping him in the 11th round. Alvarez (52-1-2) has only tasted defeat once. That came in 2013 when he lost by a majority decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr.The star has held titles in three weight classes, beginning at 154 pounds. Kovalev’s promoter, Kathy … [Read more...] about Canelo Alvarez steps up TWO weight divisions to take on Sergey Kovalev in blockbuster November showdown