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The Hauser Report: Gervonta Davis Steals the Show

GERVONTA DAVIS COMES UP BIG -- The first weekend of note for boxing fans this year saw a Showtime doubleheader featuring Badou Jack vs. James DeGale and Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis at Barclays Center on January 14. The card was a hard sell. None of the featured fighters has a significant fan base in New York. The momentum that promoter ...

Ringling Bros. Throws in the Towel: Should Boxing’s Ringmasters be Concerned?

Ringling Bros. Throws in the Towel: Should Boxing’s Ringmasters be Concerned?

THE CIRCUS IS SHUTTING DOWN -- Two definitions of “tradition,” as listed in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, describe it as “cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs and institutions,” as well “an inherited, established or customary pattern of thought, action or behavior.” At 69 years of age, I consider myself a staunch p...

Canelo-Chavez: A Fun Fight Unlikely to Alter Boxing’s Landscape

Canelo-Chavez: A Fun Fight Unlikely to Alter Boxing’s Landscape

CANELO vs CHAVEZ JR ---- It was recently announced by Golden Boy Promotions that Canelo Alvarez 48-1-1 (34) will fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 50-2-1 (32) in a catch weight 12-round bout with a maximum weight of 164.5 pounds. It will take place on May 6, Cinco de Mayo weekend, on HBO PPV, with Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Arlington, Texas in the...

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Professional boxing returned to New York after a 176-day absence on Saturday, Jan. 14, with a nine-fight card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. A co-promotion of DiBella Entertainment and Mayweather Promotions, the main event saw IBF 168-pound champion James DeGale square off against his WBC counterpart Badou Jack in a unification fight. Whe...

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

LARA AND ANTHONY DIRRELL WIN EASY -- Friday night’s featured attractions at the Hialeah Park racino in Miami were widely panned as mismatches and played out as expected. Erislandy Lara (pictured) retained his WBA Super World 154-pound title with a fourth round TKO over Yuri Foreman and former WBC 168-pound champion Anthony Dirrell scored a s...

As The Boxing World Turns: The Reflections of a Man Who Went Home Again

As The Boxing World Turns: The Reflections of a Man Who Went Home Again

REFLECTIONS -- They say you can never go home again, a phrase that harks to “You Can’t Go Home Again,” the title of Thomas Wolfe’s famous 1940 novel. We can’t recapture our lost youth because things are never as they were. In life the only constant is change. This reporter put Wolfe’s dictum to the test in 2016. After being out ...

Floyd Mayweather on ESPN

Floyd Mayweather on ESPN: Another Boring and Boorish Interview

FLOYD MAYWEATHER ON ESPN -- I've always maintained that as great as he was on the basketball court, there was nothing more boring or condescending than a Michael Jordan Sunday night conversation on ESPN. Move over Michael, because Floyd Mayweather is in da house and he's every bit your equal, perhaps even surpassing you. Is he going to figh...

documentary entitled Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali: A Life – Insights Culled from a New Documentary

ALI -- Last year, I was involved in the making of a documentary entitled Muhammad Ali: A Life that will be televised by Epix on January 17 to mark the 75th anniversary of Ali’s birth. Robert Lipsyte and Randy Roberts are featured prominently in the documentary. Lipsyte covered Ali as a journalist for the New York Times and other publicati...

Danny Jacobs Hit

GGG and Danny Jacobs Hit L.A.

LOS ANGELES-After a long seven-hour flight from New York, the “Middleweight Madness” fight contingent arrived in Southern California ready to meet the local media horde on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs met at the Conga Room in L.A. to talk about their pending confrontation in Mar...

CHAVEZ JR vs CANELO

Canelo vs. JCC Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6? Weed Potentially No Barrier

CHAVEZ JR vs CANELO -- It’s no secret that Golden Boy Promotions has been eyeing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as the next opponent for their cash cow Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. By all appearances, the all-Mexican showdown, which many speculated was headed to AT&T Stadium in Texas, will instead come to fruition in Las Vegas. At Friday’s meeti...

RECENT BOXING RESULTS

Date: Friday, January 8th, 2016

Location: City Gym, Okinawa, Japan

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Light Fly / WBC Youth Seita Ogido

Jonathan Refugio

Draw RD 10 of 10 (94-96,95-95,95-95)
Super Fly Go Anaga

Ryan Lumacad

Draw RD 8 of 8 (77-75,76-76,76-77)
Super Feather Masatoshi Kotani (W)

Ray Laspinas

UD RD 8 of 8 (78-74,78-75,77-76)
Feather Morihisa Iju (W)

Yuta Sasaki

TKO RD 3 of 8 @0:59