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    A Salute to Women Boxers

    A Salute to Women Boxers

    A Salute to Women Boxers - “I hate the term ‘Women’s Boxing.’ This isn’t a team sport. It’s not Basketball. It’s not Baseball. It’s not a Book Club. It’s comprised of freelancers—athletes, coaches, managers, cut men, officials—and gender should have nothing to do with it. So, as far as I’m concerned, there’s only good boxing and bad boxing. Personally, I like good boxing...

    R.IP. Vernon Forrest

    R.IP. Vernon Forrest (Jan. 12, 1971 – July 25th, 2009)

    R.IP. Vernon Forrest - Former two weight division World Champion Vernon Forrest was born on January 12th, 1971 in Augusta, Georgia and died on July 25th, 2009 in Atlanta, a homicide victim at age thirty-eight. After an extensive amateur boxing career, Forrest turned professional on November 25th, 1992, when he knocked out veteran Charles Hawkins in the first round. Forrest boxed frequently, ...

    Rising Stars

    Rising Stars in Boxing: Episode 5

    In the fifth installment of our weekly feature Rising Stars in Boxing, Kid Hersh and Matt Andrzejewski zero in on two promising prospects with different backgrounds. One is a former Olympic teammate of Andre Ward who is making steady gains in a pro career that was late getting started. The other is a young man from Cajun Country who burst on the national scene in his 32nd pro fight with a sensatio...

    Cashing Out On Manny

    If Arum Makes Pacquiao-Crawford, You Know He’s Cashing Out On Manny

    Cashing Out On Manny - In most cases a column on the Crawford-Postol junior welterweight clash this past Saturday night - might begin with the assumption that most boxing fans saw the bout and by now are well informed as to how the fight went. It was Crawford's first PPV bout as the headliner and the buy numbers aren't in as of this writing, but it's a given the numbers won't be anywhere near the ...

    U.S. Olympic Men's Boxing Team

    Is the U.S. Olympic Men’s Boxing Team Looking at Another Humiliating Goose Egg?

    U.S. Olympic Men's Boxing Team - Sports Illustrated is as accurate at making predictions as the rest of us, which is to say not very. Frequently, when a would-be seer attempts to look into the future, that person’s crystal ball or tea leaves send out the wrong message. But those with a forum for offering opinions keep doing so nonetheless, and while it can be gratifying to nail a called shot eve...

    Terence Crawford Wins

    Terence Crawford Wins a Third Belt and Other Post-Fight Notes

    Terence Crawford Wins - Speed kills. It’s an expression often mouthed by college football recruiters. It’s applicable to boxing too as Terence Crawford demonstrated on Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He was simply too fast for his Ukrainian adversary, Victor Postol, who stalked him but couldn’t catch him; Crawford was too elusive. Call it a cat-and-mouse game or a chess...

    Oscar Valdez Steals the Show

    Oscar Valdez Steals the Show at Crawford-Postol

    Oscar Valdez Steals the Show - Omaha’s Terence Crawford now owns two of the world championship belts at 140 pounds after cruising to a unanimous decision over Victor Postol on Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. On the undercard, Oscar Valdez needed little time in overrunning Argentina’s Matias Rueda with every punch in his arsenal to win the WBO featherweight world title i...

    Crawford Schools Postol

    Crawford Schools Postol – Quick Wrap-Up From Vegas

    Crawford Schools Postol - The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted Top Rank for an HBO pay-per-view that featured the 140 pound showdown between Terence Crawford (28-0) and Viktor Postol (28-0). Crawford entered the fight a strong betting favorite as he was making the third defense of his WBO world title, while Postol was defending his WBC world title for the first time. From the start, Crawfo...

    Lucas Browne Court Hearing Postponed

    Lucas Browne Court Hearing Postponed

    Lucas Browne Court Hearing Postponed - Former WBA heavyweight world champion Lucas Browne's scheduled court date of July 21st in Tacoma, Washington was postponed. Attorneys for the two parties agreed to the delay, and the hearing was resheduled for August 4th. Browne won the WBA heavyweight world title March 5th when he defeated Ruslan Chageav in Grozny, Russia by late round, come from behind K...

    Zesty SHOWTIME Boxing Card

    Surprises, Surprises on Friday’s Zesty SHOWTIME Boxing Card

    Zesty SHOWTIME Boxing Card - The SHOWTIME series called "ShoBox: The New Generation” debuted in 2001. Over the years, many promising boxers had their first TV exposure on “Shobox.” Some went on to win world titles. In other cases a seemingly bright career was shipwrecked. Several promising prospects were knocked for a loop on Friday’s “Shobox” show at Foxwoods, the 15th anniversary ed...

    RECENT BOXING RESULTS

    Date: July 23rd, 2016

    Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
    Light Welter / WBC, WBC World Terence Crawford (W)

    Viktor Postol

    UD 12 of 12 RD (118-107, 118-107, 117-108)
    Feather / WBO World Ocar Valdez (W)

    Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda

    TKO @2:18 of RD 2 of 12
    Light Heavy / NABF Olecksander Gvozdyk (W)

    Tommy Karpency

    TKO @2:21 of RD 6 of 10
    Welterweight Leonardo Zappavinga (W)

    Ik Yang

    TKO @:43 RD of 6 of 10