- December 30th, 2012
Going into Saturday night’s UFC Heavyweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, not many gave Cain Velasquez a chance to regain his title against Junior dos Santos. 13 months earlier Velasquez had been destroyed by the same opponent in 64-seconds. Therefore, a dominant comeback victory seemed unlikely.
However, Velasquez (11-1) proved everyone wrong by winning a one-sided unanimous decision against dos Santos (15-2).
Since the Olympics, boxing has seen a massive increase in popularity again, with more people both watching and also taking part in the sport. There has always been a large following of the sport but with this new influx of people there are many more eyes watching each match. Boxing has always had big ties with betting and with new fans who watch the sport this is no different as betting on the sport has slowly been rising also.
Betting on sports has grown in popularity due to the ...December 27th, 2012
Fight of the Year – Brandon Rios TKO7 Mike Alvarado
Runner Up – Juan Manuel Marquez KO6 Manny Pacquiao
KO of the Year – Juan Manuel Marquez KO6 Manny Pacquiao
Runner Up – Randall Bailey KO11 Mike Jones
Round of the Year – Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV (Round 5)
Runner Up – Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado (Round 5)
Upset of the Year – Sonny Boy Jaro TKO6 Pongsaklek Wonjonkam
Runner Up – Josesito Lopez TKO9 Victor Ortiz
Worst ...December 17th, 2012
The UFC has announced that reigning welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will defend his title against Nick Diaz on March 16 at UFC 158 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
The bout has been a few years in the making. In fact, it's the third time the UFC has booked the fight. In the past both bouts fell through due to a torn ACL injury suffered by St. Pierre.
Johny Hendericks is slated to face ...December 15th, 2012
Top p4p fighter, WBO Super Bantamweight titlist, Filipino superstar Nonito “The Flash” Donaire crushed Mexican boxing fan favorite Jorge "Travieso” Arce in three quick rounds of work at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on the HBO Boxing telecast.
Respecting Donaire’s power, Arce (61-7-2, 46 KOs) fought cautiously in the first round before picking it up in the second. The moment he tried to mount any ...December 15th, 2012
Tonight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on the Showtime Boxing telecast, Amir Khan got back to his winning ways with a tenth round TKO victory over game but overmatched Carlos Molina.
The previously unbeaten Molina (17-1, 7 KOs) suffered a bad cut early in the fight yet found a way to fight through it. Khan (27-3, 19 KOs), who was coming off back to back losses, used his superior speed and footwork to befuddle his much slower opponent.
...December 15th, 2012
Roy “Big Country” Nelson was originally scheduled to face fellow Ultimate Fighter coach Shane Carwin, but a knee injury suffered by Nelson canceled their bout. Elated to fill in, Matt Mitrione took the assignment against Nelson.
In this evening's TUF 16 Finale from the Hard Rock Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nelson (18-7) needed but one round to destroy Mitrione (5-2). Both fighters traded from the start of the bout, but it was Nelson who eventually landed ...December 10th, 2012
By J.R. Zurita - Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez scored a career defining vicious sixth round knockout over Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It was a knockout which will go down as one of the greatest and most memorable in the history of boxing. It was quite a sight to behold alongside the 16,000 or so in attendance.
With one perfectly timed right counter, Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) turned the boxing world upside down. ...
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