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cruiserweight contest

Usyk vs. Gassiev: A Strong Fight of the Year Candidate; Do Not Miss It

Not since 1986 and the legendary war between a young Evander Holyfield and the iron man Dwight Muhammad Qawi has a cruiserweight contest so stirred the imagination of the hardcore boxing fan.

surprisingly easy

Three Punch Combo: Pacquiao-Matthysse Redux, a ‘ShoBox’ Preview and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: This past weekend, Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) returned to the ring after a little more than a year off and made surprisingly easy work of Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KO’s), stopping him in round seven

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This ‘Boots’ is Made for Winning, and That’s Just What He’s Done

If Jaron “Boots” Ennis actually is the best young fighter to come out of Philadelphia since Meldrick Taylor, who was a 17-year-old gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and went on to win world championships as a professional at both junior welterweight and welterweight, he is taking a hoped-for path to the top in an entirely diff...

Rocky Fielding is Boxing’s Newest ‘Rocky’

On a weekend when Manny Pacquiao delivered his best performance in years and 140-pound hotshot Regis Prograis took another leap forward, Rocky Fielding’s triumph in Germany got lost in the shuffle. In a big upset, Fielding snatched the WBA 168-pound title from Tyron Zeuge with a fifth round stoppage. This was quite a turnabout for Fieldin...

cruiserweight contest

Usyk vs. Gassiev: A Strong Fight of the Year Candidate; Do Not Miss It

Not since 1986 and the legendary war between a young Evander Holyfield and the iron man Dwight Muhammad Qawi has a cruiserweight contest so stirred the imagination of the hardcore boxing fan. When Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (14-0 with 11 knockouts) and Russian Murat Gassiev (26-0 with 19 knockouts) meet this Saturday atop a stacked bill in Mo...

surprisingly easy

Three Punch Combo: Pacquiao-Matthysse Redux, a ‘ShoBox’ Preview and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: This past weekend, Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) returned to the ring after a little more than a year off and made surprisingly easy work of Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KO’s), stopping him in round seven to win a welterweight belt. Many, including myself, thought Matthysse just may have been too much for Pacquiao at thi...

Red Cross

Angulo vs. Rosado: ‘This Time Things Will Be Different’

Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-7) and “King” Gabe Rosado (24-11) have a lot in common. Both make the Red Cross take notice (as they openly and easily cut) and both are seldom in a boring fight. In fact, back in 2009 a prime “El Perro” (pictured being held back by the referee) bombed out Rosado in two rounds. Now, they are scheduled ...

Jersey Joe’s Hooking of Ezzard Charles No. 1 on my List of All-Time Kayos

Anyone who’s into sports is also into making lists, and boxing fans are no different. We all tend to update our all-time and current pound-for-pound top 10s, as well as those for our most memorable fights witnessed in person, on television or via vintage film footage. For purposes of this story, the subject is one-punch knockouts, boxing’s...

Pacquiao feels

The Hauser Report: Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse

The more time goes by, the less Manny Pacquiao feels like a feel-good story. On July 14 in Kuala Lumpur, “Pacman” knocked out Lucas Matthysse to claim one more in a long line of sanctioning body belts. But the narrative has changed. Ten years ago, Pacquiao was on the verge of launching a three-fight knockout streak against Oscar De La H...

Boxing promotions

Hollywood Fight Results: Giyasov and Martinez Win By KO on a Deep Card

RINGSIDE REPORT BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TARRAH ZAEL --A crowd filled the room to support local prospects in what would be a long night of Bash Boxing promotions on Saturday night at the Florentine Gardens on Hollywood Boulevard. The fight card was a long list of upcoming talent in the area and showcased boxers in almost every weight class....

Pacquiao won

I Hope My Hunch is Wrong, but Don’t Be Surprised to see Mayweather-PacMan II

Boxing's only eight division titlist Manny Pacquiao won a big fight this past weekend, stopping Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round. In the process, he ended his nine year and 13-fight drought of not winning inside the distance. Manny was intent on showing the boxing world that he's not yet, five months shy of his 40th birthday, a second tier...

New

Prograis Wins ‘Battle of New Orleans’ With Crunching Body Attack

NEW ORLEANS – Before one of his division-record 25 heavyweight title defenses, Joe Louis was approached by a fan who advised him that the “Brown Bomber’s” upcoming opponent did not like to get hit to the body. “Who do?” Louis famously replied. If there was ever any doubt beforehand, this much was established during New Orlean...