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Before There Was Terence Crawford, There Were the Hernandez Brothers

  THE FIGHTING HERNANDEZ BROTHERS -- In Omaha where he was born and bred, Terence Crawford is a hot commodity. The undefeated junior welterweight, who risks his WBA and WBO belts against John Molina Jr. in Omaha on Nov. 10, has singlehandedly resuscitated boxing in his hometown, the city with which he proudly identifies. But there was a pe...

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Abraham Lopez Retains NABA Title in Downtown L.A.

ABRAHAM LOPEZ RETAINS NABA TITLE - If looks can be deceiving, Abraham Lopez may be the most deceiving of all. Once again the La Puente featherweight matched fighting wits with a tough customer and before more than 500 fans at Belasco Theater broke down Ensenada-born Sergio Lopez (20-12-1, 13 KOs) to win going away on Friday night. Lopez ...

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Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Reveres Past, Looks to Future

ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME -- The Roman Empire isn’t going to rise again, a fact of life that apparently extends to boxing at Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and, sadly, for East Coast aficionados of  the pugilistic arts, Atlantic City. But notable periods in history can and should be commemorated, and espec...

KOVALEV-WARD PPV NUMBERS

What the Poor Kovalev-Ward PPV Numbers Reveal

KOVALEV-WARD PPV NUMBERS -- It was said in this space that it was the best fight that could be realized in boxing. Both guys were legitimate world champions and undefeated. Moreover, they were in their respective primes. Sure, Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin has much more sizzle, but not nearly the authentic substance. Sergey Kovalev an...

Guillermo Rigondeaux

Where is Guillermo Rigondeaux?

WHERE IS GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX? -- That’s the question racing through my mind last weekend as I finished watching Vasyl Lomachenko’s easy-breezy boxing exhibition against Nicholas Walters. As expected, Lomachenko’s combination of fluid movement and fast-twitch muscle movement was way too much for the hard punching but outgunned Walters. T...

Womens Boxing News

Women’s Boxing News at Theprizefighters.com

Womens Boxing News - Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, was among five athletes honored on Monday evening, Nov. 29, at the annual bash of Boston’s Sports Museum. The event, dubbed The Tradition, was held at TD Garden, the home of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and NHL’s Boston Bruins. Laila Ali, now 38 years old, competed from 1999 t...

LOPEZ vs LOPEZ

Undefeated Abraham Lopez Tops Friday’s Belasco Fight Card

ABRAHAM LOPEZ vs LOPEZ -- Professional boxers are unique. They walk into street corner boxing gyms with a look in their eyes that spells hunger in one form or another. If they were all the chatty type they could tell you stories that make you shakily cringe or cry big peanut sized tears. It’s not like MMA where most of the fighters are...

HOPKINS FAREWELL

Trainer Switch Adds Intrigue to Hopkins’ Farewell Bout

BERNARD HOPKINS FAREWELL FIGHT -- Some fighters change trainers as often as they change their underwear, so when they shuffle the deck it doesn’t seem like that big a deal. But Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins’ unexplained switch from longtime chief second Naazim Richardson to John David Jackson, less than a month before the nearly-52...

Real Deal

Lomachenko May Not Hit the Wall Until 140

VASYL LOMACHENKO IS THE REAL DEAL -- In his last bout, only his eighth pro bout, he totally took apart and broke the will of a former world champion. His opponent was the unbeaten and former two division champ Nicholas Walters, now 26-1-1. Of course I'm speaking of WBO junior lightweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko 7-1 (5) who won his second weight...

SAMUEL PETER RESURFACES

Samuel Peter Shambles Into Bulgaria; Kubrat Pulev Awaits

SAMUEL PETER RESURFACES IN BULGARIA -- Samuel Peter knows the feeling of a gun being pressed against his head; it is alleged that this was how a family altercation ended, an in-law understandably feeling he needed some iron to back his play in separating the furious Peter from his defenseless victim during an alleged incident of domestic viole...

RECENT BOXING RESULTS

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Location: Luna Park, Sydney, Australia

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Light / WBA Oceania George Kambosos Jnr (W)

Brandon Ogilvie

UD RD 12 of 12
Middle / WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Wade Ryan (W)

John Halabi

KO RD 5 of 12 @2:41
Super Light / WBA Oceania Darragh Foley (W)

Sergio Eduardo Gonzalez

UD RD 10 of 10
Light Heavy Damien Hooper (W)

Nader Hamdan

UD RD 8 of 8