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With Mayweather and Ward Retired, Boxing’s P4P Throne is Vacant

As of September 21, 2017, there is no pound-for-pound king in boxing. With Floyd Mayweather retiring again after knocking out MMA star Conor McGregor earlier this month and undefeated unified light heavyweight champion Andre Ward inexplicably retiring later in the month, boxing officially has no pound-for-pound No. 1. The list of “mayb...

Andre Ward

Andre Ward: A Career Appreciation

What a year 2017 has been for boxing. We've seen a plethora of fantastic fights where the best have been fighting the best. On the downside, Floyd Mayweather, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley and Timothy Bradley retired. This morning (Sept. 21, 2017) Andre Ward announced that he too was hanging up his gloves. Ward, who hasn't lost a fight ...

In a Shocking Development, Andre Ward Calls it Quits

In a Shocking Development, Andre Ward Calls it Quits

Andre Ward, the reigning WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion, America’s last Olympic gold medalist, and the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport according to several polls, shocked the boxing universe today, Sept. 21, by announcing his retirement. “From the bottom of my heart,” said the 33-year-old Ward on his web site, “thank y...

Heavyweights Collide in Manchester: Breaking Down the Parker-Fury Fight

Heavyweights Collide in Manchester: Breaking Down the Parker-Fury Fight

This weekend in the UK’s Manchester Arena, beltholder Joseph Parker (23-0) and rookie Hughie Fury (20-0) are set to squabble over a bauble sanctioned by a rankings organization that sees Christian Hammer as the world’s number two heavyweight contender. As a heavyweight championship match it is a bad joke; as a crossroads fight for two o...

LaMotta

Remembering Jake LaMotta….one of Boxing’s Most Colorful Characters

On Wednesday morning, Sept. 20, flags at the International Boxing Hall of Fame were lowered to half-staff in memory of former world middleweight champion Jake LaMotta who passed away the previous day at age 95 in a Florida nursing home following a bout with pneumonia. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, LaMotta had been induc...

Oscar Valdez Straddles Two Worlds….Plus Other Fight Notes

Oscar Valdez Straddles Two Worlds….Plus Other Fight Notes

Oscar Valdez straddles two worlds as deftly as he handles incoming fire from top contenders inside the prize ring. Whether it’s Tucson, Arizona or Nogales, Mexico the WBO featherweight world titlist glides through the differences confidently like breathing in and out. But confidence is not cockiness. Though undefeated after five yea...

This Title Shot is a Hart-to-Hart Production

This Title Shot is a Hart-to-Hart Production

As much a political activist as a boxing promoter, Top Rank founder and chairman Bob Arum is providing 500 free tickets for Friday night’s ESPN-televised fight card at the Tucson Convention Center to so-called “Dreamers,” children of illegal immigrants, mostly from Mexico, whose status for remaining in the United States has been called i...

How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

During the early days of the gloved era and probably before, managers and promoters would slip reporters money or buy them dinners and drinks - with a wink and a smile -- to get their fighters some needed positive publicity. Today things are too regulated to go that route, although it seems some writers give certain fighters, for one reason or...

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

Henry Armstrong, active from 1931 to 1945, won the featherweight, welterweight, and lightweight world titles, in that order, in a day when there were only eight widely recognized weight classes. He briefly held all three belts simultaneously. During the course of his career he had a run of 27 straight knockouts and, in October of 1939, success...

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Earlier this month, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a stunning knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a 115-pound title fight. The loss capped a disappointing year for Gonzalez who also dropped a disputed decision to Sor Rungvisai in March. When the year began, many in the sport ranked Gonzalez at or near ...