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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

Goliath

David vs. Goliath: Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

The Biblical battle of David vs. Goliath has endured for thousands of years as an inspiration for underdogs in one-on-one combat. But few people have written of that storied confrontation in a more intriguing fashion than Malcolm Gladwell.

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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...

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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...

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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...

Pacquiao TKOs

Fast Results from Kuala Lumpur: Vintage Pacquiao TKOs Matthysse

It was late Sunday morning in Kuala Lumpur when Lucas Martin Matthysse stepped into the ring against Manny Pacquiao to defend his WBA welterweight title. The 39-year-old Pacquiao, who can be called a living legend without exaggeration, is not the Pacquiao of old, but tonight he turned back Father Time and made his opponent look older than his ...

Joet Gonzalez

Joet Gonzalez Wins NABO; Seniesa and Maricela KO Foes in L.A.

RINGSIDE REPORT BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TARRAH ZAEL --Judges gave a surprising split decision to Glendora, California’s Joet Gonzalez (20-0, 11 KO) over Tijuana, Mexico’s Rafael Rivera (25-2-2) on Friday on a Golden Boy Promotions card at The Novo at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The judges scored the 10-round main event 97-93 and 96-94 fo...

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Why Lomachenko, not Spence, is the Fight the Fans Want for Mikey Garcia

Later this month WBC lightweight champ Mikey Garcia 38-0 (30) will fight a unification bout with IBF titlist Robert Easter 21-0 (14). Some observers seem to be over-thinking the fight, nothing new there, suggesting Easter could be Garcia's stumbling block - but don't buy into it. Under the best case scenario, Easter goes the distance and loses...

Goliath

David vs. Goliath: Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

The Biblical battle of David vs. Goliath has endured for thousands of years as an inspiration for underdogs in one-on-one combat. But few people have written of that storied confrontation in a more intriguing fashion than Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell authored a collection of essays published under the title David and Goliath (Little Brown and...