Will Lomachenko’s Boxing Negate Nicholas Walters’ Power?

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    When you understand that Tom Molineaux was a black American slave who won his freedom fighting and then travelled to England to contest  the mythical title of champion of the world in the year 1810, you immediately want to know more. Kudos to author Bill Calogero for unearthing a character from more than 200 years ago. Calogero spent seven...


    Lightweights Michael Perez and Petr Petrov Clash in Indio, Ca.

      By David A. Avila Southern California reinforces its place as a bastion for world championship caliber prizefighting when New Jersey’s Michael “The Artist” Perez (pictured) meets Russia’s Petr “Zar” Petrov in an elimination bout for a top spot in the lightweight rankings on Friday. It’s further proof that regardless o...

    The 50 Greatest Lightweights of all Time Part Two: 40-31

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    by Matt McGrain Rules are everything. Whether it's the laws of physics describing the impact of a left hook upon a granite jaw or the Sweet Science's editor applying the rules of grammar to the work we writers “bless” him with, they describe what we see, do and feel.  The process of ordering the Fifty Greatest Lightweights of all ti...


    15 Years Ago Today: Hopkins Thrashes Trinidad; The Apex of B-Hop’s Amazing Car...

      By BERNARD FERNANDEZ                Revenge is a dish best served cold.—Unknown There are great artists whose work is routinely excellent, but even they are apt to say there was one shining moment when they were at the absolute peak of their powers, when they found a way to reach deep inside themselves and achieve p...


    Nonito, Oscar and Jesse Ready for Gunfight at Thomas and Mack

      By David A. Avila Standing on the stage Nonito Donaire, Oscar Valdez and Jesse Magdaleno all mugged for a photo looking like a trio of gunslingers for a wanted poster. Minus Japan’s Hiroshige Osawa, another notorious puncher, that’s serious firepower. All four will be exchanging shells when they meet for two world titles on ...


    Three Olympic Boxers Reprimanded for Betting on Fights

      Three boxers who competed in the Rio Olympics – Ireland’s Michael Conlan (pictured) and Steven Donnelly and Great Britain’s Anthony Fowler – have been given “severe reprimands” by the International Olympic Committee for betting on fights at the Rio games. According to the IOC, “there was no intent to manipulate any event....


    40 Years Ago Today: The Judges Got it Right in the Ali-Norton Rubber Match

      By Frank Lotierzo   Joe Frazier and Ken Norton were sparring partners, friends, elite heavyweight fighters circa 1967-75 and were both trained by Eddie Futch at some point during their prime. And perhaps the biggest link between them is that they both fought Muhammad Ali three times and beat him the first time they met. No...


    Luis Carlos Abrego brutally KOed in Argentina…and then things got feisty

      By Diego Morilla. Returning to the ring after an absence of more than 22 months, former welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregú endured a disastrous, career-ending loss in front of his local crowd in Salta, Argentina this past Saturday, Sept. 24. In a shocker, Abregu was dropped  three times by Juan Carlos Pedrozo before being kno...

    Top Rank Goes Outside the Box

    Top Rank Goes Outside the Box for the Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcasting Crew

    Top Rank Goes Outside the Box - On Monday, Sept. 26, Bob Arum announced the broadcasting team for the Top Rank show on Nov. 5 featuring Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas. In the press release, ESPN sports personality Stephen A. Smith is accorded top billing. Smith will be joined by Brian Kenny, Charissa Thompson, and Top Rank fighter Timothy ...


    Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

    Location: Buffalo Thunder Casino, Pojoaque, New Mexico

    Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
    Welter Yordenis Ugas (W)

    Bryant Perella

    TKO @2:20 RD 4 of 10
    Welter Ryan Karl (W)

    Jose Felix Quesada

    RTD RD 4 of 8
    Light Cesar Alan Valenzuela (W)

    Dennis Galarza

    SD 8 of 8 (77-75, 77-75, 75-77)
    Welter Emmanuel Medina (W)

    Francisco Medel

    TKO @1:24 RD 2 of 6