Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins, the Loyal One, Addresses the Media at the Inglewood Forum

INGLEWOOD, CALIF. - When it was announced Bernard Hopkins was going to engage in his final fight, that was reason enough for me to drive the 70 miles one way to the Inglewood Forum. A couple of years ago when more than half of the Golden Boy Promotions stable deserted the Los Angeles-based company in favor of an upstart company, many predic...


Lopez vs. Vazquez Jr. on Oct. 29th: Juanma’s Last Hurrah?

Lopez vs. Vazquez Jr - Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and fellow Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. tangle on Saturday, Oct. 29 in San Juan Puerto Rico in a battle billed as Guerra En El Clemente. Both are native Puerto Ricans. Both are former world champions who have seen better days. Carlos Maldonado, President of Black Tiger Promotions, ...


Three Punch Combo: Some Forgotten Moments from B-Hop’s Amazing Career and More

  By Matt Andrzejewski Golden Boy Promotions announced this week that Bernard Hopkins will face Joe Smith on December 17th. This is being billed as Hopkins’ farewell fight in what has been a truly remarkable career. I would like to highlight a few moments from his amazing career that have sort of gone forgotten during the course of ti...


Evander Holyfield: A Sure HOF’er and one of the All-Time Greats

  By Frank Lotierzo The biggest mistake Evander Holyfield made during his stellar 27-year career was, like Roy Jones, fighting beyond his prime. He suffered a majority of his career defeats when he was on a gradual decline during the tail end of his career. Sadly, because he continued to fight so long after scoring his career defini...


Weekend Boxing Recaps: No Men’s World Title Fights, but a Rich Buffet

  There were no men’s world title fights on the next-to-last weekend of October, at least none sanctioned by any of the major sanctioning bodies, but there were plenty of interesting matches with major implications heading down the line. The appetizers were served up in U.S. rings on Friday and the Saturday docket commenced “down u...


Undefeated LaRon Mitchell Wins Jr. NABF Heavyweight Title in SoCal

  By David A. Avila ONTARIO, CALIF.-The north beat the south as San Francisco’s LaRon Mitchell out-hustled Moreno Valley’s Scott Alexander to win the vacant junior NABF heavyweight title on Friday on a bustling boxing card. Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) used his experience to defeat the younger more athletic Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs) b...


Is Claressa Shields the Beacon that will lift Women’s Boxing into a Brighter E...

By Arne K. Lang All told, nineteen U.S. boxers competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Only one brought home a gold medal. That would be Claressa Shields. She actually grabbed two, winning the middleweight competition in London at the age of 17 and then winning the coveted medal again this summer in Rio. She is the first U.S. box...

Amanda Serrano

Amanda Serrano’s Victory May Open the Door to Female Fights on TV

Amanda Serrano - On the throes of Amanda Serrano’s record-breaking fourth world title in four weight divisions, her win could also break the barrier that has kept female fighters from television screens. Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment that promotes Serrano, said talks of opening up the door for women's boxing on televisio...

Elude Anthony Joshua

Thoughts on why Wladimir is using the WBA Title to elude Anthony Joshua

Elude Anthony Joshua - This time last week it looked certain that IBF heavyweight title holder Anthony Joshua 17-0 (17) was going to defend his title against former lineal champ Wladimir Klitschko 64-4 (53) on December 10th. But Klitschko went off in a different direction, spurning Joshua for a Dec. 10th match with Lucas Browne in Hamburg, Ge...


The 50 Greatest Lightweights of All Time: Part Five (10-1)

   By Matt McGrain Welcome to the final part of this series and to the top ten at lightweight. #10 Lou Ambers (91-8-7) The hook Ambers generally hangs his contendership for top ten status on is his win over Henry Armstrong, but this 1939 victory was tarnished somewhat by the fact that Armstrong was penalized so many rounds for lo...


Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Location: Hotel caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Super Bantam / WBO Women’s World Amanda Serrano (W)

Alexandra Lazar

TKO RD 1 of 10  @:44
Super Feather/ WBO Int’l Jose Lopez (W)

Edgar Lopez Sasso

KO RD 2 of 10 @:16
Welter Derrieck Cuevas (W)

Zsigmond Vass

KO RD 1 of 8 @1:41
Super Light Jean Carlos Torres (W)

Johnathan Cruz

TKO RD 1 of 6 @2:49