Why It Makes No Sense For Danny Garcia To Fight Keith Thurman

  By Frank Lotierzo   Danny Garcia fights Samuel Vargas 25-2-1 (13) on November 12th in his hometown of Philadelphia. The undefeated Garcia, who holds the WBC welterweight title, will then oppose undefeated WBA title holder Keith Thurman on March 4th of 2017. That’s the word from Showtime which formally announced their win...


Literary Notes: “Rope Burns” and “Dangerous”

  by Thomas Hauser In 1998, Ian Probert authored a book entitled Rope Burns that took readers on an autobiographical journey through the prism of boxing. Probert had dabbled with being an artist and film-maker. There was a time when he worked the beat as a boxing writer. Eighteen years ago in Rope Burns, he wrote, “Ultimately, ...


Meet Casey Ramos, the Other Politician in Bob Arum’s Top Rank Barn

    By Arne K. Lang On Saturday, Nov. 5, WBO world welterweight champion Jessie Vargas risks his title against Senator Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines. Senator Pacquiao, a former Congressman who won election to the upper chamber of the Filipino legislature this past May, needs no introduction. But he’s not the only politician he...


Lesser-Known Nuggets From Bernard Hopkins’ Gold Mine of Memories

  By BERNARD FERNANDEZ Now that his incredible, 28-year boxing journey is approaching its end, ageless wonder Bernard Hopkins took time to recall some of his most cherished memories with a writer that was there at the beginning. And no, they aren’t necessarily the ones with which his fans are most familiar. Nearly 12 years afte...


What if Rocky Marciano had met Joe Louis in Joe’s Prime?

  By Frank Lotierzo   Sixty-five years ago, on October 26th, 1951, Joe Louis fought Rocky Marciano. It was a crossroads bout for both. Louis was 37-years-old and needed to beat Marciano in order to get one last shot at the title. For the 28-year-old Marciano, who was in his fourth year as a pro, Louis was his first big name ...

James DeGale vs Badou Jack Finally Set

James DeGale vs Badou Jack Finally Set – Showtime Jan 14

James DeGale vs Badou Jack Finally Set - The long awaited super middleweight title unification bout between IBF world titlist James DeGale and WBC champion Badou Jack has finally been made official. The match has been in the works since at least the beginning of the year, as both Jack and DeGale headlined Showtime's April 30th card at the D.C....

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins, the Loyal One, Addresses the Media at the Inglewood Forum

INGLEWOOD, CALIF. - When it was announced Bernard Hopkins was going to engage in his final fight, that was reason enough for me to drive the 70 miles one way to the Inglewood Forum. A couple of years ago when more than half of the Golden Boy Promotions stable deserted the Los Angeles-based company in favor of an upstart company, many predic...


Lopez vs. Vazquez Jr. on Oct. 29th: Juanma’s Last Hurrah?

Lopez vs. Vazquez Jr - Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and fellow Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. tangle on Saturday, Oct. 29 in San Juan Puerto Rico in a battle billed as Guerra En El Clemente. Both are native Puerto Ricans. Both are former world champions who have seen better days. Carlos Maldonado, President of Black Tiger Promotions, ...


Three Punch Combo: Some Forgotten Moments from B-Hop’s Amazing Career and More

  By Matt Andrzejewski Golden Boy Promotions announced this week that Bernard Hopkins will face Joe Smith on December 17th. This is being billed as Hopkins’ farewell fight in what has been a truly remarkable career. I would like to highlight a few moments from his amazing career that have sort of gone forgotten during the course of ti...


Evander Holyfield: A Sure HOF’er and one of the All-Time Greats

  By Frank Lotierzo The biggest mistake Evander Holyfield made during his stellar 27-year career was, like Roy Jones, fighting beyond his prime. He suffered a majority of his career defeats when he was on a gradual decline during the tail end of his career. Sadly, because he continued to fight so long after scoring his career defini...


Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Location: Hotel caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Super Bantam / WBO Women’s World Amanda Serrano (W)

Alexandra Lazar

TKO RD 1 of 10  @:44
Super Feather/ WBO Int’l Jose Lopez (W)

Edgar Lopez Sasso

KO RD 2 of 10 @:16
Welter Derrieck Cuevas (W)

Zsigmond Vass

KO RD 1 of 8 @1:41
Super Light Jean Carlos Torres (W)

Johnathan Cruz

TKO RD 1 of 6 @2:49