|Heavyweight John Ruiz calls out Chris Byrd|
- Wednesday, 22 December 2004
World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz (41-5-1, 28 KOs) has responded to derogatory remarks recently made about him by International Boxing Federation heavyweight title-holder Chris Byrd (38-2-1, 20 KOs).
|Superfight: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns|
- Thursday, 16 September 2004
Your anniversary. Your wife’s birthday. Valentine’s Day. Your kid’s birthday(s). These are dates you had best remember. Or, put another way, these are dates you had better not forget!
|Fighting Irishmen: A Celebration of Celtic Warriors|
- Sunday, 12 March 2006
NEW YORK (March 13, 2006) – “Fighting Irishmen: A Celebration of Celtic Warriors,” an eclectic collection of boxing photography and artifacts exhibit, will be launched in mid-August at the Irish Arts Center, located at 553 West 51st Street, it was announced today by curator Jim Houlihan, at Gallagher's Steak House in midtown Manhattan.
|Fana Ready for Erik Morales|
- Tuesday, 01 June 2004
When Erik "El Terrible" Morales takes on Carlos Hernandez in a WBC - IBF super featherweight unification bout on July 31, he'll be feeling the gaze of a lot of South African fight-fans. If successful, Morales is expected to defend against South African boxer of the year 2002, Mzonke Fana (22-2-9), the current # 1 contender for the WBC crown.
|Joyce Carol Oates On Boxing|
- Monday, 24 January 2005
The archetype of a boxing writer is some hardboiled guy brimming with cynicism and chomping on a cigar. But that description only goes so far. Guys named Homer, Virgil, Egan, Byron, Hemingway and Mailer wrote about boxing, and some of them never touched tobacco.
|Ghost Guerrero To Rocky Martinez: BRING IT!|
- Tuesday, 08 September 2009
(Gilroy CA, September 9, 2009) - Newly crowned IBF Jr. lightweight champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (25-1-1, 17 KO's), had a smile on his face when he heard the news that undefeated WBO super-featherweight champion, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KO's), is seeking a unification bout with him.
|Boxing News: Don King and Lamon Brewster Go USO|
- Friday, 23 September 2005
WASHINGTON, DC (September 24, 2005) – Legendary boxing promoter Don King will bring the World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion “Relentless” Lamon Brewster to “meet and greet” service members stationed at Ramstein Air Base on USO tour. Brewster’s manager Sam Simon, a veteran television director and co-creator of “The Simpsons,” also will be on hand for autographs and pictures. Don King’s son, Carl King, was the youngest boxing manager in history and will be accompanying the tour as well. The group also is scheduled to visit USO Centers and spend time with troops recuperating from injuries at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The tour is co-hosted by the 435th Services Squadron.
|A Little Ebo Room at 140|
- Thursday, 15 July 2004
Ebo Elder. It's not a name you hear often but one that should be remembered easily enough. There just aren't many guys named "Ebo" around and the number of fighters with that first name would be limited to . . . one. Still, despite a sparkling 20-1-0 record, Ebo Elder is the forgotten man in boxing's Light Welterweight division and only has himself to blame.
|Arum's Concern Over Clottey Is Believable|
- Tuesday, 09 March 2010
Manny Pacquiao's head trainer Freddie Roach was recently quoted in a few Philippine papers saying he believes his fighter, Manny Pacquiao, can knock out Joshua Clottey in nine rounds when they meet at Dallas Cowboys Stadium Saturday. As most boxing fans know Roach is one of Pacquiao's biggest advocates. Roach also said on a recent conference call that Manny will knock out Floyd Mayweather if they ever fight. Okay, we all get it -- Roach believes that Pacquiao is a special fighter. And Roach seems to be basically a standup guy so we can all live with what he says about most fighters.
|Pacman Is The TSS Fighter of the Year and the Decade|
- Tuesday, 15 December 2009
It’s been a decade since Manny Pacquiao thrust into the American boxing scene with his flashing fists and aggressive attacking style. In the last 10 years he’s proven to be as captivating as he is good.
|Boxing Hilary Swank at Gleason’s Gym|
- Thursday, 24 February 2005
In the spring of 2004, Bruce Silverglade, the proprietor of the fabled Gleason’s Gym, which sits like a pugilistic bastion under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, received several cryptic calls from a film company representative. The caller asked if the facility, which is the oldest active boxing gym in the United States, trained celebrities, and if so, could the still unnamed celebrity work there out of the glare of the spotlight? Silverglade explained that, from a boxing standpoint, Gleason’s was true to its roots. All 850 members—regardless of whether they are teenage delinquents looking for an alternative from the streets, white collar warriors, preliminary kids, top contenders or renowned world champions—are treated equally.
|Boxing News: Hasim Rahman Meets the Press|
- Tuesday, 01 November 2005
Hasim "The Rock" Rahman, in anticipation of his November 12 showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, met with the press on November 1, 2005. He was joined by his trainer Thell Torrance, Lee Samuels and Bob Arum of Top Rank, and this is what they had to say.
|THE TELEVISION PRIMER|
- Friday, 25 July 2003
The 74th Round Any discussion of the regulation of television interests in boxing has to start with a little perspective on just how TV affects the industry and the fighters in it, not to mention an exploration on just what kinds of abuses are possible.
|Remembering the Great Boxing in the 1980's|
- Sunday, 24 October 2004
Written originally in 2002, this remembrance of Boxing in the 80's was updated and revised on October 22, 2004.
|Styles Do Make Fights|
- Sunday, 02 March 2003
When Roy Jones moves up to face 'the Quiet Man' John Ruiz, Jones will be facing daunting odds as he's giving away as much as 40 pounds to the naturally heavier Ruiz. But while there may be a great disparity in weight,Teddy Atlas, the noted trainer and ESPN2 boxing analyst, says that there's a greater disparity in the opposite direction when it comes to talent and hand-speed that favors Jones.
|Another Big Weekend As Boxing Gets Busy|
- Monday, 31 July 2006
If the state of boxing can be measured by the number of quality bouts taking place each week, the sweet science is absolutely bursting with promise once more. Across the globe many significant fights took place this past week and continue in the weeks ahead.
|Ricky Hatton: Tszyu in his future, Oliveira in his face|
- Thursday, 25 November 2004
After stopping Michael Stewart in five rounds this past October, undefeated junior welterweight Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton earned a mandatory ranking among the IBF rankings. Such an honor guaranteed him first dibs at the winner of the then‑forthcoming rematch between consensus champ Kostya Tszyu and interim titlist Sharmba Mitchell.
|SUGAR - HIS PLAN AIN'T SO SWEET|
- Tuesday, 04 June 2002
This Friday night, ESPN2 will televise another in its continuing series of fights promoted by Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing. In fact, this will be the Leonard group's second show in as many weeks, which, considering there are many capable promoters out there who don't receive ANY shows, is remarkable indeed.
|Boxing News: Don King and George Foreman Join Hands in Chicago|
- Sunday, 31 July 2005
CHICAGO (August 1, 2005)—Promoter Don King announced today his longtime friend “Big” George Foreman has accepted his invitation to be an analyst for his pay-per-view boxing telecast of "Global Glory" at the United Center on Aug. 13. The main event, for the interim World Boxing Council heavyweight championship, pits former unified heavyweight world champion and No. 1-ranked WBC contender Hasim “The Rock” Rahman against WBC No. 2-ranked contender Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett.
|TSS Holiday Gift Guide Selection|
- Monday, 08 December 2008
A sophomore jinx is a term that refers to a second (sophomore) effort that fails to live up to the first effort. This can happen in ones sophomore year in college, a second year of playing professional sports, or a second attempt at writing a book. With his second book, “Reelin’ In The Years: Boxing And More,” Ted Sares has landed a solid left hook to the body.
|Josesito Lopez De-fangs “Vampiro” Arceo|
- Saturday, 18 August 2007
SAN JACINTO, CALIF.-Riverside’s Josesito Lopez kept his WBC Continental America’s lightweight title by knockout over Tijuana’s Luis “Vampiro” Arceo on Saturday and each of the California Wild Bunch scored knockout victories.
|“Mean” Joe Greene Means What He Says|
- Monday, 15 May 2006
When super middleweight “Mean” Joe Greene of Jamaica, Queens, steps into the ring in the main event on Thursday night, May 18, at the Huntington Hilton on Long Island, he will be returning to the town where he scored his biggest win to date.
|Joel Casamayor Only Wants to Fight the Best|
- Wednesday, 01 December 2004
It was not the scales that drove Joel Casamayor out of the junior lightweight division. And it was not the competition. No, Casamayor left for a better opportunity.
|Flyweight Champs Ducking Darchinyan?|
- Monday, 21 August 2006
IBF champion Vic Darchinyan wants to unify titles IBF flyweight champion Vic â€œRaging Bullâ€? Darchinyan (26-0, 21 KOs) is slated to fight on the Oct. 7 undercard of the Diego Corrales/Joel Casamayor at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
|Failure to Launch: Dodson Finally Meets Froch|
- Wednesday, 22 November 2006
Following close to two years of verbal sparring, three postponements and a catalogue of obstacle and misfortune, Liverpool’s former British Super-Middleweight champion Tony Dodson finally exchange blows with current champion Carl Froch in Nottingham, England tonight.
|Wright-Quartey Fight Predictions|
- Thursday, 30 November 2006
Live Saturday night from the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (HBO), hometown hero Winky Wright, riding high but riding low after the questionable draw to Jermain Taylor, faces the Comeback Kid, Ike Quartey from Ghana, also smarting a recent questionable decision of his own. Winky’s got the goods, the whole package, but Mr. Excitement he’s not, while Ike’s got heart and punch, but he’s in tough in Tampa. This is how The Sweet Science writers see Winky Wright vs. Vernon Forrest.
|Steroids Found In Toney's System|
- Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Professional prizefighters James Toney and Dan Batchelder were found to have traces of steroids, said the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
|Margarito/Williams In Pipeline|
- Monday, 04 December 2006
Antonio Margarito/Paul Williams penciled in for next year? WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito (34-4, 24 KOs), fresh off his victory over hardcore Ghanaian Joshua Clottey at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Saturday night, says heâ€™s ready to takes on all comers in the division, but would especially like to get it on with undefeated mandatory Paul "The Punisher" Williams (32-0, 24 KOs). "If he's the number one ranked contender,â€? Margarito said, â€œthen I have to fight him next."
|5 Thrilling Boxing Matchups for 2005|
- Sunday, 02 January 2005
The year 2004 proved to be an interesting year for boxing. Glencoffe Johnson upset Antonio Tarver in the best light heavyweight fight in a few years. Felix Trinidad and Ricardo Mayorga engaged in a "Hispanic Hagler-Hearns". Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales fought a thrilling rubber match. And Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez produced one of the best featherweight fights in history.
|Will Taylor do Wright by Ouma?|
- Tuesday, 05 September 2006
Yes, we know that cable pay masters at HBO have a monogrammed play-day all made out for middleweight champion Jermain Taylor on November 25, a Lou DiBella endorsed home court special for the honorary razorback at the Alltell Arena, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The pride of Arkansas boxing would like to think he’s the kind of man of method and mayhem who could realize the serious project of filling a 20,000 seat arena. Yet, though trainer Manny Steward and promoter Lou DiBella want the champion of the middleweights to get in some punch for pay time, get a very public knockout win live on HBO and solidify the symbolic claims of his being champion – before stepping into the contractual webbing of the rematch clause with Ronald “Winky” Wright… well… da champ don’t!
|Boxing News: Showtime To Rebroadcast Epic Battle|
- Monday, 09 May 2005
“Let the record show that on the night of May 7, 2005, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, a spectacular boxing match was seared into legend.” – Tim Graham/TheSweetScience.com
|Black Boxing Back in Milwaukee|
- Tuesday, 20 September 2005
Jack Johnson wasn¹t the only boxer to suffer from “Unforgivable Blackness,” to use the haunting title of the Ken Burns documentary about the first African-American heavyweight champion.
|Boxing News: Heavyweight Roman Greenberg Fights June 11 in Las Vegas|
- Wednesday, 01 June 2005
LAS VEGAS (June 2, 2005) – Heavyweight prospect Roman Greenberg (18-0, 13 KOs) is on a mission to establish himself as the first Jewish world champion in more than a quarter-century, since light heavyweight champ Mike Rossman.
|Boxing in Germany: Winter Sturm Advisory|
- Sunday, 06 March 2005
Felix Sturm (23-1) has fought most of his professional career behind the spotlight rather than in front of it. And judging by the way he’s been taking out his frustrations on his opponents, he doesn’t seem too happy about it.
|William Rosinsky Pleasing The Crowd|
- Wednesday, 26 April 2006
Although he only started boxing five years ago, 21-year-old William Rosinsky is already one of the most talked about amateurs in the country.
- Sunday, 11 July 2004
For those of you who think boxing promoters and their operatives just sit back and wait for the cash to roll in, prepare to be a little better informed.
|KATSIDIS: “In The Ring There Are No Lies|
- Thursday, 20 March 2008
Michael Katsidis often does his roadwork at 3 a.m. because he believes no one else in his profession – which is the profession of pain – is willing to do so. That’s how he sees boxing really – as a collection of decisions to do what others will not or cannot do themselves.
|Bernard Hopkins Can’t Win, Even If He Does|
- Wednesday, 01 September 2004
The De La Hoya – Hopkins super-fight on September 18 carries with it all the ingredients of a legendary confrontation, with one unusual twist. The underdog is also the favourite.
|Improved Shumenov Shrugs Off Heat, Manhandles Uzelkov On FNF|
- Friday, 23 July 2010
There was nothing but winners in the main event, and on the undercard of ESPNs Friday Night Fights, which took place at the Tachi Palace in, Lemoore, California. Thats because nobody melted during the night of fights, somewhat amazing considering that the temp ringside at the start of the card was around 112 degrees.
|Rodney Toney Hits Dorcester June 3|
- Tuesday, 24 May 2005
BOSTON (May 25, 2005) – Boston-native Rodney Toney is returning to his roots for a proverbial crossroads fight against Jameel “Black Gold” Wilson, headlining “Expressway Jam” on June 3, presented by NER Promotions, at Freeport Hall (IBEW) in Dorchester (MA).
- Wednesday, 31 May 2006
In the good old summertime, back when boxing rivaled baseball as the most popular sport in the nation, major heavyweight fights took place in the New York ballparks of Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds, home of the Giants.
|Tampa Treat For Dawson And Tarver|
- Friday, 11 April 2008
Antonio Tarver and Clinton Woods should have been in the co-feature slot at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on Saturday evening, and the Chad Dawson/Glen Johnson barnburner should have been the headliner, but all in all, it was an enjoyable set of prizefights that unfolded on Showtime, with Tarver and Dawson exiting with wins tucked under their belts.
|Timothy Bradley & Alfredo ?Perro? Angulo In L.A.|
- Thursday, 08 July 2010
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA.-Reporters from as far as 130 miles away gathered in a boxing gym surrounded by the Hollywood Hills and all were there to see Timothy ?Desert Storm? Bradley and Alfredo ?Perro? Angulo.
|Sharmba Mitchell: I have to be fast against Tszyu|
- Monday, 25 October 2004
On Saturday, November 6th, Sharmba Mitchell is ready to finish the fight he started with Kostya Tszyu almost four years ago, on February 3rd, 2001. The title fight for Kostya Tszyu’s Jr. Welterweight belt was stopped when Mitchell was unable to answer the bell for the eighth round due to a leg injury. Kostya Tszyu was declared the winner by TKO.
|New TSS Heavyweight Rankings|
- Tuesday, 29 September 2009
BIG BOY BEAN COUNTING - It's been almost half a year since TSS's last Heavyweight Top Ten List. While these days that seems barely enough time for current, convoluted contract negotiations compared to better remembered eras when true contenders might engage again and again, there was still enough meaningful activity among upper echelon talent to shake up the scene.
|Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton & Donna Biggers Clash In WBO Title Fight|
- Sunday, 29 November 2009
In the loaded junior featherweight division Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton seeks to anchor herself with another world title when she faces North Carolina’s Donna “Nature Girl” Biggers for the vacant WBO junior featherweight belt.
|The Deed and Teddy Blackburn|
- Wednesday, 07 December 2005
Teddy B. Blackburn has been one of boxing’s premier photographers for the past 15 years. Prior to moving to New York in 1990, the 47-year-old native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, had lived in various parts of the country.
- Tuesday, 10 December 2002
It was like going to the movies and expecting to see 'The Godfather' and coming out thinking you had seen 'Ishtar'. Ok, it wasn't THAT much of a letdown when Floyd Mayweather out-boxed Jose Luis Castillo to retain his WBC lightweight title and Wladimir Klitschko took ten rounds to stop Jameel McCline.
|Jermain Taylor Won And Lost With Class|
- Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Jermain Taylor is one of the better people you'll meet among the professional boxing landscape. When he ended Bernard Hopkin's ten-year run as middleweight champ I was very critical of the decision in the immediate aftermath. And that's because I thought Hopkins pulled the fight out down the stretch and my displeasure was more aimed at Jermain's promoter Lou DiBella, who I have nothing against. It's just that I thought DiBella's connections had a lot to do with the decision.
|Francesco Pianeta: Heavyweight Prospect|
- Monday, 04 September 2006
Sauerland Event knows how to turn a fighter into a world champion on the five continents; just look at Nicolay Valuev. If Sauerland Event decides to invest in a boxer, it’s best to keep an eye on him. That’s why I called media director Heiko Mallwitz asking him for the phone number of heavyweight Francesco Pianeta.
|Interview: Corrales and Castillo Look Back At Showtime Thriller|
- Wednesday, 11 May 2005
World Boxing Organization/World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion Diego Corrales and former WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo fought one of the great fights of all time last Saturday on Showtime Boxing.
|Ian Gardner Posts Easy Decision|
- Tuesday, 05 July 2005
Middleweight Ian Gardner, 19-2 (7 KOs), Brockton, Mass. (via Canada), cruised to a shutout ten-round decision over Mohamad Said, 16-4 (10 KOs), 162 1/2, Brazil (via Syria), never leaving any doubt about any round in Boston, Mass. Tuesday night.
|Antonio Margarito License Denied By CSAC|
- Wednesday, 18 August 2010
LOS ANGELES-In the roomy auditorium of the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown L.A. sat Antonio ?Tijuana Tornado? Margarito with his black spiky hair expressing his regrets for allowing his trainer to apply an illegal filler to the knuckle pad before his fight with Shane Mosley nearly 20 months ago.
|Friday Night Fights and Frights|
- Saturday, 04 March 2006
There was plenty of action on Friday night as Fox Sports, ESPN, Telefutura and Showtime all got into the act of feeding fight fans with competitive bouts as an appetizer to an even bigger day Saturday. Some have talked about the sport and business of boxing struggling, but with four networks broadcasting the night before HBO and Showtime events it seems we are doing just fine after all.
|Dawson/Diaconu Purse Bid Results Are In|
- Thursday, 12 June 2008
A Chad Dawson/Antonio Tarver scrap has been in the works for a couple of years. The fans want to see the old lion take on the light heavyweight division’s young lion. But sanctioning body politcs may postpone the inevitable awhile longer.
|THE WORLDWIDE LEADER IN DOUBLE STANDARD|
- Friday, 09 August 2002
On Friday night in Atlantic City, ESPN2 televised a scheduled ten-round junior welterweight fight between Michael Stewart and Brad Jensen in one of its featured slots.
|Going to the Well Once Too Often - The Case For Cotto Over Pacquiao|
- Tuesday, 10 November 2009
I am a big fan of Manny Pacquiao’s. Unlike almost any veteran champion, he has taken the style that brought him to the title and relatively late in his career refined it in noticeable ways. In the past few years he’s developed into a two handed puncher. His balance has improved. He’s now a threat whether leading or counter-punching. He moves his head. Success hasn’t caused him to slack off in his training either and he’s still almost as fierce a presence now as when he was a hungry junior lightweight.
|Antonio Margarito Vs. Sugar Shane In January|
- Sunday, 05 October 2008
BEVERLY HILLS-Alongside the swimming pool at the plush Beverly Hills Hotel, the top administrators of Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions met on Monday afternoon to discuss a few upcoming events on the horizon and to drop one new bombshell: WBA welterweight titleholder Antonio Margarito will be meeting Sugar Shane Mosley early next year.
|Calvin Brock vs. Zuri Lawrence on Vargas-Mosley undercard|
- Wednesday, 11 January 2006
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 12, 2006) - The televised undercard of the "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas and "Sugar" Shane Mosley "SHOWDOWN" will treat boxing fans to two career-defining battles. WBO Bantamweight Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defends his title against the legendary Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson, and undefeated Calvin Brock puts his unblemished heavyweight record on the line against Zuri Lawrence.
|Boxing News: Mike Tyson Back? Duck and Cover|
- Tuesday, 12 April 2005
WASHINGTON, DC (April 13, 2005) – The nation’s capital is abuzz with the prospect of former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson (50-5 2 NC 44 KOs), still on the comeback trail, coming to town to fight in a fight called, of all things, “Redemption.”
|For Winky, it’s lonely at the top.|
- Wednesday, 30 April 2003
The loneliest guy in the house Saturday night won’t be sitting alone at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. He won‘t be in the cheap seats or worrying about the paycheck he just lost at the tables or wondering where his girlfriend is while he’s at the fights.
|Donaire Happy To Be Part Of Pinoy Power|
- Sunday, 09 August 2009
He’s that other top-rated fighter from the Philippines, the one with the catchy nickname, the perfect English and the left hook that can drop an elephant.
|COTTO: I'm Completely Recovered From The Margarito Fight|
- Wednesday, 04 November 2009
After so many press conferences, there‘s not much left to say. All the good questions have been asked and answered. And asked again and answered again.
|Rip Trainer George Washington|
- Saturday, 17 June 2006
Boxing loses one of its great trainers Boxing trainer George Washington died in Brooklyn earlier this week of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.
|Pound For Pounder Calzaghe Downs Kessler|
- Saturday, 03 November 2007
The significance of the super middleweight division has been called into question throughout its two decade history, but it now lays claim to one of the sport’s most decorated champions.
|“Irish” Pat Lawlor Won’t Quit|
- Monday, 14 March 2005
This week’s feature on “Irish” Pat Lawlor of San Francisco, California, is the second profile of a colorful Irish or Irish-American boxer to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The 41-year-old Lawlor, who turned pro in October 1987, recently embarked on an ill-advised comeback after a nearly three year hiatus from the ring. Although he began his career with 12 straight wins, his record now stands at an unenviable 23-16-1 (7 KOs). Always known for his candor, wit, and outspokenness, there is no question that Lawlor always has, and always will, march to the sound of his own drummer.
|One (A Measly Bronze) And Done|
- Thursday, 21 August 2008
The US went out with a whimper, a weak one at that, instead of a bang in Beijing. The last remaining United States boxer, heavyweight Deontay Wilder, was bounced in the semifinals Friday by Italy’s Clemente Russo in a 7-1 decision.
|Hopkins, Pugilism's Oratorical Champ, Will Be Missed When (If?) He Goes|
- Monday, 06 December 2010
Yes indeed, we will miss him when hes gone, because no boxer today is close to Bernard Hopkins in the arena of oratory.
|Carlos “Elegante” Bojorquez Meets Kronk Fighter in Middleweight Showdown|
- Wednesday, 28 June 2006
Those grains of sand are slowly dropping down the hourglass for 34-year-old Carlos Bojorquez.A win or loss will decide the Mira Loma, Californian’s fate on June 29, Thursday at the San Manuel Casino when he meets Detroit’s Marlon “Trouble Man” Thomas (35-6-1, 21 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout.
|Body Attack Key For Marquez-Juarez|
- Wednesday, 31 October 2007
In the 1960s whenever a native Mexican like Juan Manuel Marquez fought a Mexican-American like Rocky Juarez, it was a civil war in the ring. But now it happens far too often and is not special anymore.
|In Boxing News: Freitas Wins, Blue Blood Boxing, Chris Eubank Peacenik|
- Monday, 01 May 2006
In Boxing News: Freitas-Raheem ugly mess of a fight Saturdayâ€™s Acelino Freitas-Zahir Raheem title bout on HBOâ€™s newly refurbished Boxing After Dark was disappointing fare for those of us watching the bout live at Foxwoods, but was even more disappointing, according to some websites, for those glued to the tube watching the new B.A.D. broadcast team of Max Kellerman, Fran Charles and Lennox Lewis.
|Boxing Chatter: Molina, Smith and other boxing bits|
- Thursday, 26 April 2007
Hot lightweight prospect John Molina in Southern California signed a contract with Ben Lira to make it official.Lira, one of the more esteemed trainers in California who developed former world champion Lupe Aquino among many others, is now officially the trainer and co-manager of Molina.
- Saturday, 03 July 2004
|Pryor vs. Arguello: “Hawk Time”|
- Monday, 21 November 2005
Perfect foils make classic fights; the boxer versus the puncher, the gentleman versus the savage. Seeing complete opposites face off in the ring elevates a simple boxing match into something grandiose. That is one of the many reasons 23,800 came to Miami’s Orange Bowl on November 12, 1982, to watch Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor face Alexis Arguello.
|Lazcano's Back, But Best Fights Might Be In Vegas, Jersey|
- Friday, 19 August 2005
FRIDAY Whippany, NJ -- Bantamweights STEVE MOLITOR -220 DEBIND THAPA +200 Molitor, 20-0, was Canadian Olympian
|Castillo KOs Corrales with Perfect Punch|
- Saturday, 08 October 2005
Last time out, these two warriors gave us one of the best fights of the modern era (or any era), so this rematch needed no hype. All one had to do was watch the first fight; that was hype enough. Incredibly, at the weigh-in Castillo failed to make the weight and came in heavy twice. I could go on about the weight issue, but I’ll leave that to someone else.
|Diaz Stiffs Oscar/Signs With Dkp|
- Monday, 18 September 2006
Juan Diaz pulls fast one and signs with Don King Lightweight champion Juan Diaz's manager, Willie Savannah, recently announced that the â€œBaby Bullâ€? was leaving Main Events to accept a promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions â€“ before pulling the ultimate switcheroo by signing with Professor Longhair, Don King.
|TSS Where Are They Now: Harold Brazier|
- Saturday, 08 November 2008
Quick, name a contemporary boxer who retired with more than 100 victories. How many guys can you name? Did you come up with Harold Brazier? Brazier got a late start in boxing, turning pro in 1982 at the age of 26. A real throwback to fighters of an earlier era, he would fight 124 times during his career. Brazier was a well respected fighter during his day and tough as nails. During his long career he was stopped only twice in those 124 bouts. Along the way he would win several titles, however, a world title eluded him. Brazier won the Indiana State Light Welterweight Title, NABF Light Welterweight Title, Indiana State Welterweight Title, and the IBF Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title. Brazier fought such notables as Kevin Pompey, Livingstone Bramble, Micky Ward, Pernell Whitaker, Roger Mayweather, Meldrick Taylor, Juan Coggi and Lloyd Honeyghan. Brazier retired in 2004 with a final record of 105-18-1 with 64 KOs.
|In Boxing News: Toney And Steroids, Don King Plaza, Shakespeare In Glove|
- Friday, 10 March 2006
In Boxing News: James â€œLights Outâ€? Toney Comes Clean James Toney and steroids seems to be the story that wonâ€™t go away, especially with his big fight with Hasim Rahman in Atlanic City next Saturday, but when compared to baseballâ€™s Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa, â€œLights Outâ€? Toney comes off as candid and no-nonsense as ever.
|IS THE TEN-POINT SYSTEM A 'MUST'?|
- Monday, 14 July 2003
The 68th Round You know, I sit here and read e-mails from people who complain about some of the "lousy" decisions that have come down in major fights. People have come up with all kinds of suggestions through the years, but thinking that all the while, one of the potential solution is right there in front of us. It's something I wanted to address in the first "Operation Cleanup" book, because it's something I feel unusually inflexible about, and unfortunately, we just didn't have enough room.
|Toney and Holyfield: A Good ol’ Fist Fight.|
- Wednesday, 16 July 2003
Strap yourself in, James Toney. Clench your teeth, close your eyes and say a prayer. Grab tight to the arms of your chair and hold on. You’re in for a wild ride.
|Israel Vazquez & Juanma Compete For Fans Saturday|
- Tuesday, 06 October 2009
Mexico’s Israel Vazquez or Puerto Rico’s Juan Manuel Lopez, take your pick.One a current pound for pound champion returning to the ring wars, and the other a quick-rising power-punching mini giant headed for stardom.
|Two Fighters Meet After 34 Years|
- Sunday, 11 December 2005
My index finger slides down the page of the New York City phone book. It stops on Herbert Goings. There’s only one on 215 Madison Avenue. Is this my Herb Goings? I doubt it.
|Marco Antonio Barrera: What’s Done . . . What’s Left To Do|
- Friday, 08 April 2005
After fifteen plus years and sixty pro fights, most fighters would be winding down their careers, and reflecting on all that they accomplished over the years. Some would have long ago enjoyed their best moments and are either contemplating retirement or stubbornly hanging around, reluctantly forced to play the role of steppingstone for the next generation of fighters.
|Boxing News: Jermain Taylor Says He's Ready For Hopkins|
- Friday, 01 July 2005
This week Jermain Taylor, middleweight boxing's rising star, participated in a national media conference call to promote his upcoming showdown with Bernard Hopkins. The two will meet in a fight being billed as “NeXt in Line” on Saturday, July 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be televised on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9pm EST/6pm PST.
|Pacquiao Made Clottey Submit: The Stoppage Wasn't Necessary|
- Sunday, 14 March 2010
On a night when the HBO broadcast crew of Max Kellerman, Emanuel Steward and especially Jim Lampley were even harder to stomach than usual, the network’s marquee fighter, Manny Pacquiao, bailed them out. He fought the most complete fight of his career, and cemented his claim as boxing’s pound for pound best fighter. This past weekend WBO welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao outclassed Joshua Clottey like he's never been outclassed before in his long career.
|Jesus “El Matador” Chavez Returns|
- Wednesday, 02 April 2008
Former two-division champion Jesus “El Matador” Chavez returns to the ring after a year absence due to injuries. The Texan is ready to buck the injury bug and years of Murphy’s Law.
|Exclusive Interview with Joe Calzaghe|
- Monday, 08 May 2006
After his annihilation of Jeff Lacy, everybody knows Joe Calzaghe. Magazines, newspapers and websites even put him in their pound-for-pound rankings. This shows how important promotion is in making a boxer world-famous. There so many fighters who couldn’t clean Calzaghe’s shoes yet are hyped as being special, while Joe held the WBO super middleweight title for eight years and still most people believed that he wasn’t in the same class as Jeff Lacy. Like real champions do, Joe shut them all up with a superb performance dominating Jeff Lacy for twelve rounds.
|Boxing News: Jeff Lacy Still Challenging Bernard Hopkins|
- Sunday, 27 March 2005
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 28, 2005) - Undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy reiterated his offer to defend his title against undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins in light of comments made to the Las Vegas Review-Journal by Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Hopkins' promotional company, that there is still no deal for a fight against Jermain Taylor.
|Matthew Thirlwall at Hard Rock Friday|
- Wednesday, 22 March 2006
Matthew Thirlwall is in upbeat mood ahead of his American debut at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena in Florida this Friday on the undercard of Howard Eastman’s IBF Middleweight final eliminator against Edison Miranda.
|SATURDAY BOXING BOUNTY|
- Tuesday, 03 July 2007
Whether desired or not heavyweights such as Wladimir Klitschko dictate the state of boxing with their ponderous movement like human dinosaurs.
- Monday, 22 November 2010
“And there was boxing, wrote Louis Golding in 1940, “Thank the Lord, despite the thousand barriers, there was boxing. For I have been a boxing fan just as much as I have been a ballet fan and for similar reasons...
|Hopkins/Tarver or Cotto/Malignaggi: We Choose, We Lose|
- Sunday, 26 March 2006
Picture a world, please, with no TiVo. Horrific, I know. I'm severely hooked on "God's machine" myself. On June 10, in this mental imaging scenario, you will not be able to tape one boxing card while you watch another.
|It’s Rafael Marquez This Time; Yonnhy & Mares Draw|
- Saturday, 22 May 2010
LOS ANGELES-It wasn’t decisive but Rafael Marquez got his revenge with a third round stoppage over the cut and bleeding Israel Vazquez as he had predicted and IBF bantamweight titleholder held on to his title with a majority draw on Saturday at the Staples Center.
|Maybe You Missed This...|
- Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Some of you print fans might not be accustomed to clicking on our video section. See it over there to your right? We put videos up over there every now and again.
|Prince Badi Ajamu Ready For Roy Jones|
- Thursday, 27 July 2006
BOISE, Idaho (July 29, 2006) – Some boxing insiders believe Prince Badi “The Boxing Prince” Ajamu will dethrone the contemporary king of boxing, five-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr., tomorrow night (Saturday) in Boise, Idaho.
|The CJ Line: Contender Rematch Show On Tap Tonight|
- Saturday, 15 October 2005
SATURDAY Los Angeles -- Jr. Middleweights SERGIO MORA -255 PETER MANFREDO JR. +235 Rematch of "Contender" final
|EXPOSED: John Duddy Beaten By 'B' Fighter Lyell In New Jersey|
- Friday, 24 April 2009
NEWARK, N.J. --- “He got his a** handed to him tonight by a ‘B’ fighter,” said Jack Loew in what you’d have to admit is a fairly scathing indictment of John Duddy’s performance, considering that Loew happens to be the trainer of the ‘B’ fighter.
|THE BEST IS BACK: Mayweather To Return To Ring|
- Friday, 01 May 2009
FLOYD MAYWEATHER RETURNS TO THE SWEET SCIENCE Las Vegas, NV (May 2, 2009) - Sixteen months after one of the greatest fighters ever to grace the sport of boxing had his last fight and subsequently announced his retirement, the former six-time world champion and 2007 Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year, Floyd "Money" Mayweather announced his return to the sweet science at a press conference today in Las Vegas.
|ESPN’s Got Barrera and Bernardo Osuna|
- Tuesday, 03 February 2009
Two names linked to boxing for decades are venturing into a new show called “Golpe a Golpe.”