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WBO Heavyweight Champ Joseph Parker is Good, Just Not Good Enough

Call him the odd man out or maybe even the heavyweight division’s Rodney Dangerfield, because WBO title holder Joseph Parker 24-0

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Monday Morning Cornermen (Nov. 20 edition)

In this new section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend

Foster

No Foolin’: The “Smarts” Bet on Bob Foster When He Fought Muhammad Ali

On Nov. 21, 1972, forty-five years ago this week, Muhammad Ali fought reigning light heavyweight champion Bob Foster in a non-title bout

Whittier Boulevard

East L.A. Thanksgiving Goes Both Ways for the De La Hoyas

Los Angeles one learns immediately that the main artery of the unincorporated town remains and always has been Whittier Boulevard.

Don

Trainer Talk: Don Turner Reflects on His Days With Evander and “Krusher”

“I want to ask you a question,” Don Turner said in his slight rasp, as he finished reminiscing about moving to New York in 1959 and watching

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Joseph

WBO Heavyweight Champ Joseph Parker is Good, Just Not Good Enough

Call him the odd man out or maybe even the heavyweight division’s Rodney Dangerfield, because WBO title holder Joseph Parker 24-0 (18) doesn't get much respect. Parker (pictured with his trainer Kevin Barry) has been the WBO champ for nearly a year. He's made two quiet defenses of the title, beating Razvan Coganu in May and Hughie Fury in Se...

critical look

Monday Morning Cornermen (Nov. 20 edition)

In this new section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend, we compare our own previews with the way the actual fights went on, and we take your opinions and questions (along with those of special guests) to create a final analysis to another weekend of boxing. Follow u...

Foster

No Foolin’: The “Smarts” Bet on Bob Foster When He Fought Muhammad Ali

On Nov. 21, 1972, forty-five years ago this week, Muhammad Ali fought reigning light heavyweight champion Bob Foster in a non-title bout (actually there was an NABF belt at stake) at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in picturesque South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This was Ali’s 41st pro fight and his ninth fight since suffering his lone defeat at the hands o...

Whittier Boulevard

East L.A. Thanksgiving Goes Both Ways for the De La Hoyas

Growing up in East Los Angeles one learns immediately that the main artery of the unincorporated town remains and always has been Whittier Boulevard. It’s a busy street that was first paved as part of the El Camino Real when the Spaniards first visited California in 1769. Now it’s still a main road in East L.A. On Saturday morning, t...

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Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (Nov. 19 edition)

The Sweet Science’s Diego Morilla compiles a full weekend wrap-up of the most relevant boxing events in the worldwide scene with short recaps, links to videos and other articles, and all the info you need to keep up with the week’s most important results. Every fight that matters is right here, in one place, and at one click away. Follow u...

Don

Trainer Talk: Don Turner Reflects on His Days With Evander and “Krusher”

“I want to ask you a question,” Don Turner said in his slight rasp, as he finished reminiscing about moving to New York in 1959 and watching an over-the-hill Sugar Ray Robinson still dazzle in the gyms. “How does a fighter know he overtrained? You tell me.” Turner already knows the answer to his own question, but he wants you to mak...

The Jackal Delights the Home Folks on a Card with a World Record KO

Frank Warren’s promotion at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was focused around local hero Carl “The Jackal” Frampton. The former two-division world champion had to work hard to repel Mexico’s Horacio Garcia but prevailed by a unanimous decision. The tallies were 98-93, 97-93, and 96-93. The verdict wasn’t controversial, b...

TSS Mainstay David Avila and the New BWAA Christy Martin Award

PRESS RELEASE-- Throughout boxing history, women have made a significant contribution to the sport, both in and out of the ring. These contributions have often been met with little recognition from the media and the public at large, including those within the boxing world. But today, the Boxing Writers Association of America is pleased to anno...

Bill

“Notes and Nuggets” from Thomas Hauser

What does a journalist do when he retires following a long and storied career that includes 25 years as sports editor for the Los Angeles Times? In Bill Dwyre’s case, he starts a publishing company. When Dwyre was boy, he loved to read. The Hardy Boys and Chip Hilton (two popular series for young readers of that era) topped his list of fa...

NABO

Giovanni Santillan Keeps NABO Welterweight Title in Ontario

Giovanni Santillan Keeps NABO Welterweight Title in Ontario, Calif. ONTARIO, Calif.-NABO welterweight titlist Giovanni Santillan knew nothing about Ghana’s Dodzi Kemeh but knew enough to retain his newly won title by stoppage on Friday. Santillan (23-0, 13 KOs) won every round and looked in complete control in front of more than 800 fa...