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Fast Results from Frisco, Texas: Spence Demolishes Ocampo

It didn’t take long for Errol Spence Jr. to expose Carlos Ocampo as an unworthy title challenger. In a ring pitched in the indoor practice facility of the Dallas

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Ten Intriguing Heavyweight Prospects

Right now, the United Kingdom’s heavyweight division is alive with exciting possibilities, but the following list is not a British list. Heavyweight is where

Manny Robles

Mercito Gesta and Manny Robles III Win North American Titles at Indio

INDIO, Calif.-Mercito Gesta knocked off Robert Manzanarez and crosstown rivals Manny Robles III and Edgar Valerio put on a show in the desert 100 miles

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Top Flyweights Clash in Ukraine: Dalakian Slaughters Thaiyen

You know there’s money involved when the promoters have flown Michael Buffer in, but in fairness Artem Dalakian, born in Azerbaijan and now fighting out of Ukraine, 16-0 with eleven knockouts going in, is a flyweight deserving of some pomp and ceremony. His opponent tonight was the Thai Sirichai Thaiyen, at twenty-seven years of age the youn...

Old School

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

When applied to boxing, the term "Old School" has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked our respondents which boxer of the modern era -- active or retired – struck them as most Old School, limiting the choice to just one. Here are their picks. As always, the respondents are listed alphabetically. MATT ANDRZEJEWSKI...

Expose

Fast Results from Frisco, Texas: Spence Demolishes Ocampo

It didn’t take long for Errol Spence Jr. to expose Carlos Ocampo as an unworthy title challenger. In a ring pitched in the indoor practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys, not quite 40 miles from Spence’s current home in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) successfully defended his IBF welterweight title on Showtime with a fi...

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Ten Intriguing Heavyweight Prospects

Is there anything in boxing more exciting than the next Mike Tyson? Right now, the United Kingdom’s heavyweight division is alive with exciting possibilities, but the following list is not a British list. Heavyweight is where the blurring of the lines laid down by nationalism become the most unsure. Jack Johnson was beloved by the French....

Manny Robles

Mercito Gesta and Manny Robles III Win North American Titles at Indio

INDIO, Calif.-Mercito Gesta knocked off Robert Manzanarez and crosstown rivals Manny Robles III and Edgar Valerio put on a show in the desert 100 miles away from their Los Angeles roots on Thursday. Gesta (32-2-2, 17 KOs) captured the vacant NABO lightweight title with dogged determination against the taller counter-punching Manzanarez (35-...

Lions

Jermell Charlo Didn’t Shine In His Breakout Fight Against Austin Trout

He entered the ring wearing a Lion's head, thus signifying that he is one of the young Lions of boxing. And when he left the ring after winning a 12-round majority decision over former junior middleweight title holder Austin Trout, I had more doubts and more questions as to how authentically good he really is and a more firm belief that his tw...

ultimatum

News Flash! Canelo-GGG II Finally a Done Deal

Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, recently gave those involved in the management of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, an ultimatum: Agree to our terms by noon PT Wednesday, June 13, or the fight is dead. Noon came and went and the fight was dead, or so it seemed, but hold the phone. Two hours later the stalemate was fin...

Las Vegas

The Avila Perspective: Chapter 1 – Las Vegas Notebook and More Boxing

Traveling to Las Vegas can be arduous and expensive. My photographer Al Applerose and I drove up Cajon Pass around noon and headed up and mountains through the desert. Not a lot of traffic for a Friday. After checking in to our Vegas hotel we ventured to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in search of margaritas. The Border Grill inside nea...

Ocampo

Look For Spence to ‘Do a Crawford’ on Ocampo, Only Sooner

WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford looked All World last week in stopping former title holder Jeff Horn. This Saturday, it’s Errol Spence’s turn. The presumed Sonny Liston of the division, Spence 23-0 (20) will make the second defense of his IBF welterweight title. His opponent is third ranked IBF contender Carlos Ocampo 22-0 (13) w...

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Joshua vs. Wilder is on the Cusp of Being Finalized, or Maybe Not

The boxing world was all astir on Monday with the news that Deontay Wilder had accepted the terms set forth by Matchroom Sport honcho Eddie Hearn for a match between him and Anthony Joshua. “The ball is now in their court,” wrote Wilder on social media. Shelly Finkel, who is Wilder’s co-promoter along with Al Haymon, confirmed the new...