This Week in Boxing History: May 8-14
This week in boxing history, PBC highlights chapters from two thrilling rivalries, recalls a pair of first-round knockouts and looks back at an action-packed PBC on CBS card.
Jamie McDonnell retains world title in rematch with Tomoki Kameda
It was a fresh start for Tomoki Kameda against Jamie McDonnell, but the end result was—painfully—the same.
Anthony Dirrell ready for a brawl with Mexican tough guy Marco Antonio Rubio
Anthony Dirrell wasn’t fighting a sponge, because we all know that sponges are staunch pacifists. Still, the way the other dude in the ring with him soaked up his punishment and just kept on coming suggested some kind of preternatural absorptive powers.
Tomoki Kameda adding third culture to his international tapestry
Sometimes, fate hands you perfectly placed homophones. Tomoki Kameda le encanta la comida. And Kameda isn’t shy about his love of food, either. The Japanese-born fighter who came into his own in Mexico hit a bit of serendipity between his surname and the Spanish word for “food,” and he’s not shy about his love of the latter. He has the kind of social media channels that are best avoided if you’re in between snacks.
Anthony Dirrell takes on Marco Antonio Rubio and Tomoki Kameda seeks revenge against Jamie McDonnell in Texas throwdown
Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell isn’t licking his wounds after defeat, preferring instead to raise his hackles at a new challenger.
Omar Figueroa Jr. exits fight with hands in good shape
After Omar Figueroa Jr. beat Ricky Burns on Saturday in Hidalgo, Texas, the celebration was on. Surrounded by about 25 friends and family members, Figueroa let off a sly smile from underneath a baseball cap while he tucked into the spread.
Omar Figueroa Jr. wins trench war with Ricky Burns
How do you stop a hard-charging, come-forward fighter? Ricky Burns thought the answer was to tie him up.
Figueroa, Burns get ready for South Texas showdown
The hometown crowd perched in the shade of a tent on the lot of a local car dealership. The chowder-thick humidity probably doesn't get to them anymore. If it did, they didn't show it.