Gervonta Davis's talent and charisma have earned him backing from some of the most powerful people in boxing. Now, as he prepares to defend his world title Saturday, he's trying to convince them of his professionalism.
Anyone who's been reading these "Dancing With the Stars" recaps for any length of time knows that "My Most Memorable Year" is my least favorite of the theme nights. And I'm already feeling a bit cranky anyway. I'm like Len when he hasn't had his porridge that morning.
Jones is normally one of the oldest mixed martial arts combatants on any fight card. He'll be the very oldest Saturday night at Shogun Fights X at Baltimore Arena, where he's scheduled to face 34-year-old Noe Quintanilla in the sixth of 10 scheduled bouts.
There was no easing into the first UFC event in Baltimore. Chris Beal jolted the sold-out crowd to attention with a flying-knee knockout of Patrick Williams in the second round of the night's first fight.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship could have chosen a more traditional location for tonight's pay-per-view fight, UFC 172. The event features a title defense for Jon Jones, its top pound-for-pound fighter and light-heavyweight champion.
Mixed martial arts star Jon "Bones" Jones said Friday that he has been told he will headline UFC 172 in Baltimore, raising the possibility of the city's first-ever hosting of a pay-per-view Ultimate Fighting Championship event.