|More Matchmaking Frustration for British Boxing|
- Wednesday, 18 August 2004
‘If you wish to be a success in the world,promise everything, deliver nothing.’ Napoleon The old general would have made a decent boxing promoter by the sounds of it. His words certainly strike a chord with this beleaguered British fight fan fresh from the news Ricky Hatton will face Mike Stewart on October 1st and not Paul Spadafora or Vivian Harris as promised by Frank Warren back in June.
|Is the Third Time the Charm for Golota?|
- Monday, 18 April 2005
Andrew Golota’s journey through boxing, while commendable, has never been viewed as successful. He began at the age of thirteen in Poland and amassed 111 victories as a Polish amateur champion, culminating with his winning a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics.
|Ouch! Floyd Senior Says Manny Isn't Even A Good Fighter|
- Wednesday, 09 September 2009
After a scouting session in Mexico to check out Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar De La Hoya says he's convinced that the Mexican sharp-shooter will shock the world, and hand Floyd Mayweather his first loss as a pro when they tangle inLas Vegas on Sept. 19.
|MEMORIES WITH MLADINICH: Brian O'Melia|
- Sunday, 21 February 2010
Brian O’Melia was admittedly a passive child while growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey. That changed when he was 14, and had gone to a local garage to find some after-school work. The owner took advantage of O’Melia in the worst of ways, which set in motion the youngster seeking to regain his lost dignity by becoming an amateur boxer.
|It Is All Over Now But The Fighting|
- Friday, 13 November 2009
LAS VEGAS – It is all over now but the fighting, which has always been the only thing of importance between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.
- Monday, 19 January 2004
I don't want to say that veteran Sam Garr was robbed on national television this past Friday night on ESPN2, but after local boxer Matt Vanda was awarded a scandalous decision in his home state of Minnesota, I fully expected the 'Bad Boys' theme song from 'Cops' to be played as soon as the decision was rendered.
|How About Mayweather-Gatti, If Gatti beats Dorin ?|
- Thursday, 22 July 2004
Once again the return of Mike Tyson is dominating the talk of the Boxing World. It's been 17 months since Tyson has fought and over 25 months since he faced a World-class fighter. It's hard to ignore all the news and the new attitude coming out of the Tyson camp. Tyson has been saying all the right things lately, something he has done many times before. However, it seems due to his financial duress, many, including myself, believe that we'll see the best of whatever he has left as a fighter this time.
|Boxing one option for Chazz Witherspoon|
- Friday, 10 December 2004
The college kid has a pretty big name to live up to, but maybe the legacy of former heavyweight champ "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon has been left in good hands.
|THE GRADUATE: Ward Makes The Grade, Schools Miranda|
- Friday, 15 May 2009
Andre Ward probably should’ve come into the ring at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA dressed in a cap and gown, and he should’ve tossed a mortaboard in the air after earning a unanimous decision win over bruising banger Edison Miranda on Saturday night. Because Ward graduated from prospect to full-fledged contender and player in the 168 pound class.
|Jason Litzau Hits Hbo's B.A.D.|
- Thursday, 02 November 2006
Featherweight Jason Litzau makes first appearance on HBO Undefeated featherweight Jason â€œThe American Boyâ€? Litzau (20-0, 18 KOs) makes his first appearance on HBO on December 16 when he battles Jose Hernandez in a 10-round co-feature on Boxing after Dark.
|Possible Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales Rematch In Jeopardy|
- Sunday, 24 April 2005
A possible Manny Pacquiao - Erik Morales rematch is in jeopardy, according to the LA Daily News.
|Showtime Boxing: Lacy, Pemberton, Marquez, Mabuza Discuss Matchups|
- Tuesday, 25 October 2005
Undefeated Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy will defend his IBF and IBO super middleweight titles against IBF No. 5 contender Scott “The Sandman” Pemberton on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). In a second world title fight, IBF bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez will defend against IBO/IBF No. 1 contender, Silence Mabuza.
|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.
|Juan Diaz: In Search of Mega-Fights and a Promoter|
- Thursday, 02 November 2006
Undefeated WBA Lightweight champion Juan Diaz (30-0) has got a lot things on his plate.
|Boxing Results: Arturo Gatti KOs James Leija|
- Saturday, 29 January 2005
Arturo Gatti, hoping for a multi-million dollar showdown with Floyd Mayweather this summer, made quick work of Jesse James Leija Saturday, recording an impressive fifth-round knockout at Convention Hall in Atlantic City.
|Showtime Boxing’s Big Two-O and Zab Judah|
- Tuesday, 13 December 2005
NEW YORK – The events of last Monday suggest that Don King may be forced to rethink his decision to stage his Jan. 7 ‘Undisputed’ card in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The promoter might have to move the fight into the main arena just so he can accommodate Zab Judah’s posse.
|TSS First Person: Robert The Ghost Guerrero|
- Wednesday, 15 August 2007
For those who don't know me, they've call me "The Ghost" since I was little. I started as an amateur at about nine years old, and I was so fast, I'd be there and I'd be gone. One of the coaches said, 'You can't see the punches coming, he's there and then he's not! He's like a ghost!' And the name stuck!
|Terry Washington Monument|
- Sunday, 29 October 2006
Boxing came easier than breathing at one point in Terry Washington’s life.The trainer spent part of 2000 learning how to breathe again after a surgeon removed a blood clot that allowed him only 20 percent of the oxygen his lungs really needed.
|Tony Thompson Vows To Be Back|
- Monday, 21 July 2008
Hello fellow bloggers and blog readers, No one asked me to write this addition but I found it therapeutic and I am hoping it has the same affect for you because if I ever needed therapy it would be now. But since I still can’t afford it, this will have to do (see, it’s working already).
|Alessandro Duran, Second Generation Champion|
- Monday, 09 January 2006
Duran is a name that brings to memory many great fights. In the United States, it is synonymous with “Hands of Stone” Roberto Duran. In Italy, you have to specify who you are talking about, because three Durans made it big in the ring: Juan Carlos Duran and his sons Massimiliano and Alessandro. While the Argentinian-born Juan Carlos was a true legend of the 1960s and early ‘70s, Massimiliano won the WBC cruiserweight title in 1990 and Alessandro enjoyed his golden moment from 1996 to 2002. Alessandro faced, among others, Thomas Damgaard, who will fight Arturo Gatti next January 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
|In This Corner, a Reason to Believe in Malignaggi|
- Thursday, 08 June 2006
LAS VEGAS, June 9 – There’s a specter over the Miguel Cotto-Paulie Malignaggi fight tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden and his name is Billy Giles. He’s 56 and I haven’t seen one mention of him in all the prefight hype, but if Malignaggi scores the huge upset, it’ll be largely due to Billy Giles, one of the best trainers you’ve probably never heard of.
|Mijares Is All About One-Car Accidents|
- Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Many people see boxing as a brutal, even primordial, exercise. Super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares doesn’t even recognize the sport they describe.
|Hughes gets sweet revenge|
- Saturday, 23 September 2006
Matt Hughes had beaten every relevant UFC Welterweight that he’d faced but one. Last night at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Hughes laid claim to the undisputed title with an impressive stoppage of B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn. It was a rough start as Hughes came out willing to trade and paid the price for it in the first round as Penn landed the better shots including a straight left that drew blood from Hughes’ mouth. Hughes tried to take down Penn but the Hawaiian was having none of it. His takedown defense was in effect and it looked like Hughes’ would be fighting Penn’s fight. An accidental thumb in the eye of Hughes further complicated matters for the Hillsboro, Illinois native. Penn started off round two landing some nice strikes that turned the round into a continuation of the first. Hughes eventually gained the advantage by putting Penn on his back and landing some elbows. Penn reversed the takedown and mounted Hughes. He had the current Welterweight champion in trouble as he almost locked in an arm-bar and then a choke hold. The third round came and Hughes again chose to strike and beat Penn at his own game as he landed several shots to Penn’s face that hurt him enough to...
|Pacman And Cotto Make Weight|
- Thursday, 12 November 2009
Manny Pacquiao weighed 144 pounds, while Miguel Cotto weighed 145 in the Friday late afternoon weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
|Paulie Next For Best Junior Welter, Witter?|
- Thursday, 13 September 2007
After recording the most impressive victory of his career, Junior Witter has good reason to be pleased with himself. “I am the best light-welterweight in the world, bar none,” he proclaimed after his seventh round knock out of Vivian Harris in Doncaster, England last Friday.
|Sturm Gets UD12 Over Lorenzo In Germany-Check Back For Wooly Report|
- Saturday, 04 September 2010
Felix Sturm retained his WBA middleweight crown with a 12-round unanimous decision over Dominican-born New Yorker Giovanni Lorenzo in Cologne, Germany.
|Vitali Klitschko To Fight Euro Champ Albert Sosnowski|
- Monday, 08 March 2010
Vitali Klitschko to face European Champion Albert Sosnowski in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on May 29
|A Few More Rounds|
- Sunday, 21 August 2005
I guess I don't blame them for not returning phone calls. I wouldn't want to admit my fingerprints were on this train wreck either.
|Zab Judah: I'll Fight Arturo Gatti On June 11th|
- Wednesday, 09 March 2005
Undisputed 147-Pound Champion Will Take On Arturo Gatti at Any Weight BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Newly crowned undisputed world welterweight champion Zab “Super” Judah has learned that World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Arturo “Thunder” Gatti was unable to reach an agreement to fight “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather on June 11 on HBO Pay-Per-View and is calling out Gatti to fight at any weight.
|DIRRELL-ABRAHAM: Who Will Win?|
- Monday, 01 March 2010
FACT SHEET DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010
|Boxing Video: Buddy McGirt's Elite Boxing Gym|
- Thursday, 31 March 2005
It's not exactly what you would call a boxing hotbed, but Buddy McGirt has turned Vero Beach into the fistic capital of the south.
|Showtime Boxing On Demand features Judah and Mormeck|
- Sunday, 18 December 2005
NEW YORK (Dec. 19, 2005) – SHOWTIME On Demand will replay two exciting SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecasts from 2005 featuring the undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah and WBC/WBA cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck as they prepare to do battle on the opening telecast of 2006 live on SHOWTIME Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Judah will defend against mandatory challenger and No. 1 WBC contender Carlos Baldomir while Mormeck will face IBF champion O’Neil Bell for the undisputed world cruiserweight championship.
|Boxing Predictions: Gatti vs. Leija|
- Wednesday, 26 January 2005
The boxing writers at TheSweetScience.com return with their picks for Saturday night's main event - Arturo Gatti vs. Jesse James Leija.
|The Mysterious Birth of Sonny Liston|
- Wednesday, 02 February 2005
Mystery always surrounded Sonny Liston. Conspiracy theorists say his death in 1970, ruled as a drug overdose, was foul play. Boxing historians look at his underachieving career and criminal past and wonder if he had mob ties. While those cases may never be closed, a recently released clue sheds more light on one of Liston’s many mysteries: his birth.
|Librado Andrade Q 'n' A|
- Monday, 30 March 2009
SIX QUESTIONS WITH LIBRADO ANDRADE________________________________________________ Andrade to Face Vitali Tsypko In IBF Elimination Saturday, April 4, 2009SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING—Live at 10:45 p.m. ET/PTNEW YORK (March 31, 2009) – The overwhelming fan underdog in his last fight in Montreal, Canada--a controversial loss to Lucian Bute--30-year-old Librado Andrade is looking forward to the cheers that will undoubtedly rain down on him Saturday night from the boxing-crazed Bell Centre crowd.
|The Legacy of Roy Jones Jr.|
- Wednesday, 19 October 2005
All sports enshrine or damn its participants far too soon. Boxing is no different. A fighter often finds his career facing definition in some blockbuster extravaganza. His past accomplishments are meaningless. His place in history comes down to this fight that you must pay $49.95 to see. The intensity gives the event melodrama, but in the end borders on the ridiculous.
|Boxing in Ireland|
- Monday, 17 October 2005
DUBLIN, Ireland – The fighters were already in the ring when they struck up the music for the respective anthems, and if there had been any doubts in Sean Hughes’ mind about his role on this night they were quickly erased by the crowd’s reaction to the opening chords of “God Save the Queen.”
|Put Him On The TSS Ones To Watch List! Jacobs Stops Walton On FNF|
- Thursday, 25 June 2009
Fight fans will be able to check out two of the top tier of prospect/contenders on Saturday, in Juan Manuel Lopez and Victor Ortiz. One rung down is New Yorker Danny Jacobs, who showed that he’ll be one to watch in the middleweight ranks as he became the first man to stop George Walton in the main event of Friday Night Fights at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona.
|NO BULL: Sheriff Greenburg Of HBO Made Sure Of Paulie-Diaz II|
- Wednesday, 09 December 2009
The only sheriff in town brought justice to boxing and to Paulie Malignaggi this weekend.
|Is Brock Ready For Klitschko?|
- Tuesday, 29 August 2006
Calvin Brock negotiating for Klitschko title fight Rumors have been swirling as to who Wladimir Klitschkoâ€™s (IBF) next opponent will be. It was supposed to be Shannon Briggs, presumably, but not actually, a done deal; then it was Oleg Maskaev (WBC), fresh off his win over Hasim Rahman; then it was Sergei Liakhovich (WBO), who captured the crown from Lamon Brewster.
|Who can claim the big one?|
- Tuesday, 21 March 2006
That heavyweight division is a separate animal, meandering along at its own pace, so many times chasing its own tail.
|TSS Scouting Report: Jones/Trinidad Examined|
- Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Six or seven years ago the prospect of a Roy Jones Jr – Felix “Tito” Trinidad showdown would have had boxing fans reaching for their wallets for a chance to see the two future Hall of Fame fighters do battle. A dream match it would have been, and most likely a great fight as well.
|RIP, Diego Corrales|
- Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Former world champion Diego "Chico" Corrales, who engaged in one of the most memorable come-from-behind wins in boxing history, died in a motorcycle crash Monday night in Las Vegas. He was 29 years old.
|PAVLIK: I Can Win This Fight Convincingly|
- Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Perspective is often in short supply three days before a major boxing match but even by that limited standard undefeated middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik went around the bend a little bit recently in discussing the importance of achieving his true aim Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall.
|THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL COMMISSION|
- Thursday, 14 August 2003
The 87th RoundCertainly I wouldn't laugh you out of the room if you concluded that the last 186 chapters of the "Operation Cleanup" series provided a mountain of evidence to support the establishment of a national commission.
|John O’Donohue Takes Risks|
- Wednesday, 27 July 2005
Nobody can ever accuse John O’Donohue of not being a risk taker. He has always been brave enough to dream big, and fortunate enough to have seen many of his dreams come true.
|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.
|Two Old Pros-Can They Still Deliver?|
- Monday, 26 November 2007
No, it’s not a dream matchup that everyone was clamoring for. Roy Jones vs. Tito Trinidad would’ve made more sense about seven, eight years ago, when both guys were still in or around their prime. Weight wise, not so much, even though dreamers thought Roy could drop down and Tito could beef up to make it happen, pre 9-11.
|Kessler, Ward React To Saturday's Fights|
- Monday, 19 October 2009
Kessler & Ward Weigh In On Saturday’s Results Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward were just spectators and fans on Saturday night as their fellow Super Six World Boxing Classic competitors battled in the first stage of the groundbreaking tournament, but the two fighters have plenty of thoughts about the exciting fights.
|Prospecting Hot Prospects On ShoBox|
- Wednesday, 07 February 2007
The whole concept of Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation series is to showcase two prospects with as much to lose as they have to gain. The program has certainly succeeded on that front and numerous ShoBox performers have already graduated to superstar status.
|THE NABF RULE|
- Tuesday, 02 July 2002
If one suspects that a sanctioning organization is engaging in corrupt activities, what is the model by which it should be dealt with?
|Bute Faces Q 'n' A, Zuniga|
- Monday, 09 March 2009
SIX QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH LUCIAN BUTE ____________________________________________________________________________________ Montreal hero defends IBF title against hard-hitting Fulgencio ZunigaFriday, March 13, On a Special Edition of ShoBox: The New GenerationLive on SHOWTIME, 11 p.m. ET/PT, From The Bell Centre, Montreal, CanadaNEW YORK (March 10, 2009) – Montreal-based Romanian Lucian Bute took time out of his busy fight-week training schedule to answer a few questions from SHOWTIME. The 29-year-old undefeated Bute risks his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight crown against hard-hitting Fulgencio Zuniga on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, March 13 (live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
|Calzaghe In Glen Johnsonâ€™S Corner|
- Monday, 28 August 2006
Joe Calzaghe backs Glen Johnson over Clinton Woods According to the BBC, IBF/WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe wants Glen Johnson to defeat Clinton Woods in their IBF light heavyweight title bout scheduled for Sept. 2.
|Giacobbe Fragomeni, Italian Cruiserweight Sensation|
- Monday, 12 December 2005
Giacobbe Fragomeni is one the most promising newcomers on the Italian boxing scene. He is 36 years old and started fighting professionally only four years ago, but in an era where fighters in their 40s can still win world titles and defend it many times you cannot count Fragomeni out – especially because he had an outstanding amateur career, becoming European champion and winning the bronze medal at the 1997 world championships in the heavyweight division. He faced, among others, DaVarryl Williamson.
|Carlos Molina Decisively Beats John Figueroa In L.A.|
- Thursday, 18 November 2010
LOS ANGELES-Carlos Molina lost his original opponent but found granite chinned John Figueroa tough enough to give him a test on Thursday.
|HEY, HAYE: APOLOGIZE, OR WE WON'T COVER YOUR FIGHT|
- Wednesday, 08 September 2010
Hes not within sniffing distance of top pound for pounder Floyd Mayweather, but heavyweight David Haye titlist has Money beat in one department: the ability to insert both feet in his mouth.
|Superman’s Greatest Opponent: Muhammad Ali|
- Wednesday, 28 June 2006
Superman, who returned to the silver screen yesterday, has had a tumultuous superhero career since his debut in 1938. He has been forced to walk the Earth as the boring Clark Kent and suffered the stress of battling villains like Lex Luthor and Braniac. In 1992, he was even killed by another foe, Doomsday, before returning a year later.
|The Best Damn Comeback, Period - Or So Team Bowe Hopes|
- Saturday, 12 March 2005
It was just a little over a month ago that the proposed comeback plans for former undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe were slowly creeping toward improbable.
|Molina Gets Upset Win On FNF|
- Thursday, 12 February 2009
I’m pretty sure there are one or two other pro boxers who amassed a 17-1 mark within the last several years who are worse than Alexis Camacho, but none of them had the unfortunate disservice of being exposed, violently, on ESPN’s Friday Night fights, which unfolded at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan’s theater district.
|Dogs Of War: Angulo Vs. Tsurkan|
- Thursday, 02 October 2008
Growing up in places like East L.A. or South-Central you figure out things real quick. One thing that I realized on the streets as a youngster was that looks can be deceiving and the toughest looking guys aren’t necessarily as rugged as the baby-faced guys.
|ShoBox Friday Night Fights|
- Friday, 30 December 2005
Hot bantamweight prospect Raul “The Cobra” Martinez heads back to Chicago next Friday night as he is featured in the co-main event of SHOBOX “THE NEW GENERATION,” an action packed evening of professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions,’ HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, Kathy Duva’s Main Events Inc., along with Miller Lite and TCF Bank.
|Chin Test For Ricky Hatton|
- Thursday, 22 May 2008
England’s Ricky Hatton, boxing’s most gifted speaker and considered one of the sport’s best fighters pound for pound, might be wondering if the armament he once had still exists.
|It Was Almost As If There Were Two Of Him In The Ring|
- Saturday, 14 November 2009
LAS VEGAS – Freddie Roach had predicted an early knockout for Manny Pacquiao Saturday night. Miguel Cotto wishes he was right.
|In Boxing News: Calzaghe On Lacy, Nba's Stephon Marbury, Seven Questions & More|
- Thursday, 12 January 2006
In Boxing News: Calzaghe Sees Lacy Flaws The Western Mail finds Joe Calzaghe in a confident mood ahead of his March 4th showdown with Jeff Lacy (Showtime Boxing): Lacy is a very good fighter, but I've seen flaws and the only way he can beat me if he hits the lottery and catches me with a big punch. I've got a great chin, but that is his only chance. He can't out-box me so he's got to go looking for a lottery ticket. I've got the hand speed and tools to beat him, but I've got to be careful I don't get too much of an adrenalin rush. If I keep my range and stay offensive - like I did in the Omar Sheika fight, which was probably my best performance - and use my boxing skills then I should be fine. He'll be waiting for me to load up with the left, so he can land that big right-hand shot over the top. I've been caught with that in the past, so I've got to make sure that doesn't happen, but I know he doesn't like southpaws. I've heard it said that I was chicken and I didn't want to want to fight Lacy, but those things just make me more determined to win. In fact, most of those quotes seem to have been taken from a video interview with Calzaghe that can be seen at BBC (Real Media). The...
|Sanders officially back and targeting titles|
- Sunday, 26 November 2006
There are not many heavyweights around today who can be described as having an exciting boxing style, and in all honesty Corrie Sanders is the only one who immediately comes to mind. Although the former WBO and WBU world heavyweight champion claims not to be a fan of fighting, when he climbs in the ring he's ready to rumble. It's not a case of let's play tag for 12 rounds or jab, jab, jab, please don't hit me. His intentions are clear and if you’re not ready to swing some leather, watch out! Sanders comes to fight.
|F--- Toney’s Physique: The Man’s a Boxer, Not a Model|
- Wednesday, 15 March 2006
Nathan’s hot dogs, the Breakfast of Champions. Doesn’t really flow as a slogan, does it? Yup, Wheaties is still safe. But if heavyweight James Toney beats Hasim Rahman on Saturday night in Atlantic City, may I suggest the noted purveyor of processed meat in a tube contact Toney, and hash out an endorsement deal?
|The Key To A Win Saturday Is...|
- Thursday, 17 April 2008
LAS VEGAS - The right hand will tell the story. Whose right hand is the unresolved issue. Despite the fact that the bulk of boxing insiders are favoring undefeated super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe over RING magazine light heavyweight belt holder Bernard Hopkins Saturday night most seem to be doing it uneasily. Ask most anyone for their take on things and first you’ll hear them extol the many virtues of Calzaghe, who at 36 has not lost a fight in 18 years and is 44-0 as a professional with 21 successful defenses of the 168-pound title before deciding to move up to 175 pounds to challenge Hopkins.
|Boxing at Foxwoods and on ShoBox: The New Generation May 6|
- Thursday, 21 April 2005
NEW YORK (April 20, 2005) – Four undefeated fighters will put their perfect records on the line when “ShoBox: The New Generation” returns to Connecticut on Friday, May, 6, 2005. The main event will feature “ShoBox” veteran Sechew Powell against Cornelius Bundrage in a 10-round middleweight showdown. In the co-feature from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, junior middleweights Yuri Foreman and Kevin Cagle will square off in an eight-rounder.
|O’Neil Bell Ready to Take On Dale Brown, Cruiserweight Division|
- Thursday, 19 May 2005
For the first time in a long time, there is plenty to look forward to in the cruiserweight division. With the heavyweight division currently in disarray, fighters are now having second thoughts about surpassing the 200 lb. weight limit in favor of heavyweight dollars. Unlike the heavyweight division, the cruiserweights have a true consensus leader to aim for in Jean-Marc Mormeck, who presently owns the WBA and WBC belts.
|Godfrey Gets Off Floor, Saves Ranking|
- Thursday, 28 August 2008
Matt Godfrey knew what he could not afford Friday night. He could not afford to stay on the floor. It had been five months since Godfrey tasted defeat for the first time, losing a less than close decision to undefeated Rudolf Kraj in Germany in a WBC cruiserweight elimination fight for the No. 1 ranking. Now here he was in his first time back in the ring, sitting on his backside, his head swimming for the third or fourth time but clear enough to understand that a second consecutive defeat would send his career tumbling backwards, as he just had.
|Korean-Born Fighter Learns About MSG|
- Monday, 10 March 2008
Featherweight Jae-Sung Lee of Hanam City, Korea, a suburb of Seoul, looks more like a university engineering student than a boxer. But don’t let the 24-year-old Lee’s boyish appearance fool you.
|Where Does Roy Jones Rank|
- Saturday, 08 November 2003
Now that Roy Jones has regained his light heavyweight title belts, where does he go? In defeating Antonio Tarver, he beat the top light heavyweight in the world, after him. And yes, Jones did deserve the decision over Tarver. He didn't take Tarver apart, but he showed he's more of a champion than Tarver. When the fight was on the line, Jones did what all-time greats do. He sucked it up in the last two rounds, and clearly won them. By Jones winning the last two rounds, it made the fight 115-113 Jones, or 7-5 in rounds.
|Fighter From Queens Suffers From Heat Exhaustion|
- Wednesday, 02 August 2006
A promising young boxer getting ready for an upcoming fight nearly lost consciousness on Monday in his working-class neighborhood due to the high temperatures pummeling the city after training in Brooklyn.
|Hunter On Ward-Bika: This Is A Dangerous Fight|
- Monday, 22 November 2010
TSS recently spoke with Andre Ward’s trainer Virgil Hunter to get the final word on why the Andre Dirrell fight did not take place. Hunter gives his thoughts on what really transpired when Dirrell pulled out of the Super Six, the foolishness of boxing, and the possibility of fighting Lucian Bute in the near future.
|The CJ Line: Big Cards In Reno And Tampa Lead The Way Tonight|
- Friday, 30 September 2005
SATURDAY Tampa -- World 175-lb. title ANTONIO TARVER -260 ROY JONES +240 The question: Does Roy have anything left?
|Heavy Hands at Lightweight - Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo|
- Tuesday, 11 January 2005
One of the more intriguing fights of the year is set for March 5th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. WBO Lightweight Champion Diego Corrales challenges WBC ruler Jose Luis Castillo.
|Countdown To Tarver-Aguilera|
- Thursday, 30 September 2010
Antonio Tarver will test Nagy Aguilera and the heavyweight division on Friday, Oct. 15, at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla., on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
|Boxing Predictions: Hopkins vs. Eastman|
- Thursday, 17 February 2005
The Sweet Science writers offer their predictions on the big fight in LA. Hopkins by decision.Mitch Abramson Hopkins hasn't shown signs of wear and tear, but the rugged, aggressive Eastman may be strong enough to expose "Ex" as a 40-year-old waiting to be taken. But don't count on it. Hopkins is a well-preserved 40, and may be the one 160-pounder who is stronger and tougher than Eastman. An entertaining scrap through the first eight rounds turns into a rout through the championship rounds - as Eastman takes a William Joppy-style whuppin'. Hopkins by unanimous decision.Matt Aguilar
|Sean Fitzgerald’s Love/Hate Relationship With Boxing|
- Sunday, 08 October 2006
Sean “The Irish Express” Fitzgerald of Worcester, Massachusetts, was exhorting his fighter, undefeated middleweight Enrique Palau, to stay calm as Palau feverishly tried to stop durable journeyman James North at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on September 23.
|Matchmaker Chris Middendorf|
- Wednesday, 23 March 2005
Boxing is the original Rainbow Coalition. Men and women, blacks and whites, Hispanics and Asians, Christians, Muslims and Jews found a home sweet home in the sweet science. Everyone from stone cold killers to Harvard grads has been seduced by the manly art.
|Mcneeley Arrested In Armed Robbery|
- Thursday, 29 June 2006
Former Tyson foe busted for driving getaway car â€œIâ€™m going to wrap you in a cocoon of horror.â€? â€“ Peter McNeeley trash talk before his 1995 fight with Mike Tyson
|Less Is Best For These Fighters|
- Tuesday, 16 January 2007
Following along the lines of the two-part series on boxers who I look forward to seeing more of in the new year, I felt it only fitting to look at some of the fighters who have entertained us so well over the years, but whose time may have come. Perhaps not as long a list as it could be, here are some boxers who maybe have, or should have, punched the clock for the last time.
|Dawson Shows His Skills With KO Win|
- Saturday, 29 September 2007
No, Epifanio Mendoza on twelve-days notice isn't the sternest test a fight fan could hope for to see if Chad Dawson is all that, and truly at the top of the list of the best young American boxers.
|Scott Harrison: Scottish Boxing's Rising Star|
- Saturday, 02 August 2003
Scott Harrison is a small man with big plans. He plans to rule the talent rich featherweight division before too many more suns set on his hometown of Cambuslang, Scotland.
|Jeremy Yelton Hits New York|
- Monday, 05 September 2005
About an hour after being shutout over eight rounds on all three judges scorecards by undefeated local hotshot Paulie Malignaggi at the Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown Manhattan on August 25th, a bruised and battered Jeremy “Carolina Kid” Yelton of Forrest City, North Carolina (population 12,000) was walking towards the New Yorker Hotel on West 34th Street, where he had spent the past three nights.
|Marquez Wants New Champ Caballero|
- Friday, 03 November 2006
Bantam and super bantamweight champions' war of words No sooner did Celestino Caballero (25-2, 18 KOs) of Panama win the WBA super bantamweight title with a crushing third round stoppage of Somsak Sithchatchawal (46-1-1) in Thailand than bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez started making noise about moving up in weight to 122 to fight Caballero.
|Juan Diaz/Paulie Malignaggi Is On|
- Tuesday, 09 June 2009
Fight fans will be getting some clarity in the lightweight division, as former champions Juan Diaz and Paulie Malignaggi, each still smarting from marquee fight defeats, are set to tangle on Aug. 22.
|Cherish Felix Trinidad While You Can|
- Wednesday, 06 October 2004
So much for Felix Trinidad being rusty. The former welterweight and junior middleweight champion was such a formidable offensive machine Saturday in an 8th-round knockout of Ricardo Mayorga that you would have thought he last fought in May 2004 - not May 2002. Not only did the riveting victory breathe new life into Trinidad's career, it provided boxing with a shot in the arm and gave the sport a new - or make that old - star to cherish for at least a few more years.
|Don't Do It Lennox|
- Sunday, 02 May 2004
Let me just say that if Lennox Lewis comes out of his brief retirement to fight newly crowned WBC Champ Vitali Klitschko, nobody will have been more wrong than me! If Lewis fights Klitschko, I will have completely misjudged him. I for one felt that Lewis got out of boxing at the perfect time. He is one of the few Heavyweight's Champions who came out on top in every way possible. I really believed and thought he was different then the others and could resist the lies that his healed body and mind are whispering to him.
|A White Heavyweight Contender: So What|
- Monday, 01 December 2003
Now that Joe Mesi has scored an impressive knockout in his HBO debut, look out! The HBO-Mesi relationship is about to begin. Muhammad Ali had a saying about Jerry Quarry and Duane Bobick in the early 1970's, who were the main white heavyweight contenders during that era. It went something like this when referring to Quarry and Bobick, "They Have The Complexion and The Connection To Get The Protection!" No doubt that HBO see's the market out there for a white heavyweight contender. Just for the record there hasn't been a white American Heavyweight Champion since Rocky Marciano in 1952-1955!
|James Toney Talks S*%#, And We Will Miss It When He’s Gone|
- Monday, 07 August 2006
There will be a time, in the not that distant future, when he will not be around to entertain you any more.
|Good Days And Bad Daze|
- Monday, 12 January 2009
For boxing the new year has opened with some good days and some bad daze. Naturally, the good days haven’t come in the heavyweight division.
|Pavlik Blasts Out Overmatched Lockett|
- Friday, 06 June 2008
If Gary Lockett was brought in to give Kelly Pavlik sparring for a title fight, I suspect he’d be sent home fairly quickly, as Team Pavlik determined right quick that Lockett was too small and unskilled to give their man useful work. Sadly, Lockett faced off with Pavlik in the main event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on HBO with Pavlik’s WBO and WBC middleweight crowns up for grabs on Saturday. The 31-year-old Lockett had zero business being in a title fight against a fighter the likes of Pavlik, and he ate a load of shots as he was sent to the mat three times before his corner tossed in the towel in the third.
|Andre Ward Dominates Listless Allan Green|
- Saturday, 19 June 2010
Allen Green screamed to the heavens that hed been screwed when Showtime didnt invite him into their Super Six super middleweight tournament. But he showed against Andre Ward that the network made the right call when they left him behind during the bracket formation. Andre Ward won just about every second of every round at his hometown Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on Saturday night, and skated to a simple unanimous decision win, by scores of 120-108, 120-108, 120-108.
|“Two Ton, One Fight, One Night, Tony Galento v. Joe Louis”|
- Saturday, 09 December 2006
by Robert MladinichIn his newly published book, “Two Ton, One Fight, One Night, Tony Galento v. Joe Louis” (Steerforth Press), author Joseph Monninger describes the 5’9”, 230-pound “Two Tony” Galento as “beetle-browed, nearly bald, with a head that rode his collarbones like a bowling ball returning on the rails.
|Dimitriy Salita Beats Raul Munoz In Desert|
- Sunday, 24 May 2009
PRIMM, NEVADA-New York’s Dimitriy “Star of David” Salita shook out the dust of inactivity and found himself staring at the physically bigger Kansas steak sized Raul Munoz who had designs of an upset on his plate on Sunday.
|BOXING BILL? BIG FRIGGIN' DEAL|
- Wednesday, 18 September 2002
A lot of people ask me why I'm not giving a lot of coverage to the "Professional Boxing Amendments Act of 2002", the new legislation that is currently in circulation in Congress. No doubt it's a legitimate question. And so I like to think I have a legitimate answer for you.
|Atlas Maps Out Grant's Future|
- Wednesday, 12 May 2004
This Friday night former heavyweight challenger Michael Grant takes on journeyman Carlton Johnson. Outside the couple of thousand folks that are expected to show up at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, not too many others will be able to see Grant (currently riding a five fight winning streak) back in action.
|TSS As PI: Searching 24/7 For Clues To Cotto-Pacquiao|
- Monday, 02 November 2009
Examining HBO's 24/7 for clues which might affect the outcome of the upcoming fight is one of the most enjoyable aspects of watching the expertly crafted infomercial. In the second installment of the Pacquiao-Cotto docudrama miniseries, TSS played PI, and looked for anything in the fighters' actions, physiques or behaviors that might inform a fight fan what is likely to unfold on Nov. 14, when Manny Pacquiao tries to secure a seventh title in a seventh weight class from WBO welterweight titlist Miguel Cotto in a 145 pound "catchweight" clash.
|Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Replaced; Fight Card Goes On|
- Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was forced off the main event fight card after 103-degree temperatures followed brisk training.