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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...

Canelo-Chavez: A Fun Fight Unlikely to Alter Boxing’s Landscape

Canelo-Chavez: A Fun Fight Unlikely to Alter Boxing’s Landscape

CANELO vs CHAVEZ JR ---- It was recently announced by Golden Boy Promotions that Canelo Alvarez 48-1-1 (34) will fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 50-2-1 (32) in a catch weight 12-round bout with a maximum weight of 164.5 pounds. It will take place on May 6, Cinco de Mayo weekend, on HBO PPV, with Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Arlington, Texas in the...

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Professional boxing returned to New York after a 176-day absence on Saturday, Jan. 14, with a nine-fight card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. A co-promotion of DiBella Entertainment and Mayweather Promotions, the main event saw IBF 168-pound champion James DeGale square off against his WBC counterpart Badou Jack in a unification fight. Whe...

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

LARA AND ANTHONY DIRRELL WIN EASY -- Friday night’s featured attractions at the Hialeah Park racino in Miami were widely panned as mismatches and played out as expected. Erislandy Lara (pictured) retained his WBA Super World 154-pound title with a fourth round TKO over Yuri Foreman and former WBC 168-pound champion Anthony Dirrell scored a s...

RECENT BOXING RESULTS

Date: Friday, January 14th, 2016

Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Super Middle / WBC, IBF Word Badou Jack

James DeGale

Draw RD 12 of 12 (112-114.113-113,113-113)
Super Feather / IBF World Gervonta Davis (W)

Jose Pedraza

TKO RD 7 of 12 @2:36
Super Bantam / WBO Women’s World Amanda Serrano (W)

Yazmin Rivas

UD RD 10 of 10 (99-91,98-92,87-93)
Middle / WBC SIlver Immanuel Aleem (W)

Ievgen Khytrov

TKO RD 6 of 10 @1:20