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Edwin Pope’s Death Further Contracts Fraternity of Great Boxing Writers

  EDWIN POPE DIES AT 88 -- There are some stories that I never wanted to write, and this is one of them. One of the finest and most iconic of American sports writers, longtime Miami Herald columnist Edwin Pope, was 88 when cancer claimed him the evening of Jan. 19, with his family by his side, in Okeechobee, Fla. Mr. Pope – briefl...

Time is Running Out for Trouble Plagued ex-Champ Zab Judah

Time is Running Out for Trouble Plagued ex-Champ Zab Judah

TOUGH TIMES FOR ZAB JUDAH -- Heading into his 2001 match in Las Vegas with Kostya Tszyu, IBF 140-pound champion Zab Judah was on top of the world. The baby-faced boxer from Brooklyn, recently turned 24, was undefeated in 27 pro fights and seemingly every bit as good as he had been cracked up to be when he left the amateur ranks. “Zab Judah i...

Ringside at the Worcester Palladium: A Mostly Entertaining Sockfest

RINGSIDE REPORT FROM WORCESTER — For the (not so) United States of America, the future starts Friday with the inauguration of newly elected President Donald J. Trump. For the lame duck New England boxing scene, that future started the night before the inauguration in Worcester, Massachusetts with a Rivera Promotions Entertainment fight card ...

Two Big March Cards Prove Boxing is Still a Major League Sport in NYC

Two Big March Cards Prove Boxing is Still a Major League Sport in NYC

BOXING IN THE BIG APPLE -- Residents of New York City, even those who have arrived there from somewhere else, either are born with or soon acquire an attitude of superiority endemic to the five boroughs. They tend to regard inhabitants of such relatively nearby East Coast metropolises as Philadelphia and Boston as veritable rubes from the stic...

SoCal’s Danny Roman Faces Texan Adam Lopez in Atlantic City

SoCal’s Danny Roman Faces Texan Adam Lopez in Atlantic City

ROMAN vs LOPEZ ON SHOWTIME -- Danny Roman fought his way through some of Southern California’s best. Now he’s ready to face one of Texas best fighters. Roman (21-2-1, 7 KOs) meets San Antonio’s Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) in a title eliminator for the WBA super bantamweight division on Friday, Jan. 20. California meets Texas in Atlanti...

Look Out Lomachenko, Mikey Garcia Is About To Enter Your Radar

Look Out Lomachenko, Mikey Garcia Is About To Enter Your Radar

  MIKEY GARCIA, THE FORGOTTEN MAN -- Time heals all wounds and makes us forget, so they say. In less than two weeks, the highly anticipated rematch between WBA featherweight title holder Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. However, there is a fighter on the undercard challenging for the WBC light...

Remembering Luna vs. Luna: A Closet Classic Extraordinaire

Remembering Luna vs. Luna: A Closet Classic Extraordinaire

THE LUNA VS. LUNA CLASSIC: When it comes to closet classics, I defer to fellow writer and friend Lee Groves. Lee wrote a fine book titled: TALES FROM THE VAULT: A Celebration of 100 Boxing Closet Classics. Lee may even have coined the phrase “Closet Classic” and in my opinion is the best authority on such fights. Some of his favorites are:...

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Matchmaking, Mayweather-McGregor, and Zab Judah

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Matchmaking, Mayweather-McGregor, and Zab Judah

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- When done well, the art of matchmaking in boxing can produce very entertaining fights that make fans want to watch again. When done poorly, it can produce such fights that make fans wonder if they should tune in again. This past weekend we saw perfect examples of matchmaking done well and, to put it kindly, not so well. ...

The Hauser Report: Gervonta Davis Steals the Show

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...

RECENT BOXING RESULTS

Date: Friday, January 20th, 2017

Location: Bally’s Event Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Super Bantam Daniel Roman (W)

Adam Lopez

RTD RD 9 of 12 @3:00
Super Middle Ronald Ellis (W)

Christopher Brooker

UD RD 8 of 8 (79-73,79-73,77-75)
Super Light Kenneth Sims Jr (W)

Emmanuel Robles

UD RD 8 of 8 (79-72,79-72,78-73)
Bantam Stephon Young (W)

Olimjon Nazarov

UD RD 8 of 8 (77-75,78-74,78-74)