|The Eccentric Juan Carlos Gomez|
- March 17, 2009
In the fight game, publicity is not always directly proportionate to talent. Just ask Juan Carlos Gomez.
|Boxing Commissioner Loses Sparring Partner|
- August 15, 2004
As the curtain was set to come down on the month of July, two big heavyweight matches loomed. One was Danny Williams vs. Mike Tyson. You know about the stunning ending to that bout. The other bout matched New Jersey State Boxing Commissioner, Larry Hazzard against New Jersey Gov., James McGreevey. That bout has been cancelled, not due to lack of interest, but because McGreevey is soon to become EX-Gov. McGreevey.
|Rivera Writes To Margarito/Arum|
- July 26, 2006
Dear Antonio & Bob,How can you be the most feared fighter in the world? I’ve made it well known several times that I’ll fight you for my WBA super welterweight title. Just name the time and place, as long as the deal is right.
|Coleman Takes Out Lopez In ShoBox Mainer|
- October 01, 2010
SANTA YNEZ, CALIF (Oct. 1, 2010) – Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation fights were scheduled for 20 rounds, but prospects Tim Coleman and Archie Ray Marquez only needed a total of six to score quick KOs on SHOWTIME® from Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif.
|Joan Guzman Apologizes|
- September 15, 2008
Joan Guzman screwed up royally when he came into his Saturday bout with Nate Campbell overweight, didn't shave off the 3 1/2 pounds he was over, and then refused to fight Campbell over the weight, even though Campbell agreed to glove up anyway.
|Golden Boy Brings Rubio-Kodzoev to Chicago|
- January 09, 2006
LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2006) – Rapidly becoming one of the best fight regions in the United States, the Chicago area is the place to be for boxing fans on Friday, January 27th, when Golden Boy Promotions, in association with 8 Count Productions, presents “Ring of Fire”, an exciting evening of world-class fight action which will be televised live on Telefutura’s ‘Solo Boxeo’ from Cicero Stadium in Cicero, Illinois.
|Rocky’s Brushes With Reality|
- May 29, 2005
Although recent films like Million Dollar Baby and Cinderella Man are providing competition, the Rocky quintet still stands as the Mecca of boxing movies. It is common knowledge that Sylvester Stallone got the idea for the first film while watching a closed-circuit broadcast of Muhammad Ali’s bout with Chuck Wepner. When Stallone saw the “Bayonne Bleeder,” a career journeyman, knock Ali down in the ninth round, the inspiration for Rocky came to him.
|Iran Barkley and Junior Jones: After the Final Bell, The Real Fight Began|
- August 16, 2010
The stifling heat of Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn makes for an unforgiving environment, and it seems to be taking its toll on the grunting heavyweights sparring in the main ring.
|GET TIX NOW! 13th Annual Atlas Dinner Is Nov. 19|
- October 11, 2009
Boxing trainer/ESPN2 Fight analyst Teddy Atlas Fights Good Fight in Memory of his father
|Boxing News: Larry Mosley Signs with Golden Boy|
- October 12, 2005
LOS ANGELES (October 4, 2005) – Golden Boy Promotions, home to one of the largest collections of established talent and rising stars in the boxing world today, is pleased to announce the signing of welterweight standout Larry Mosley to a promotional deal.
|Is Oscar Too Thin? He Weighs 145|
- November 12, 2008
PRESS RELEASELOS ANGELES (November 13, 2008) . . . Olympic Gold Medalist and 10-time world champion in six weight classes, Oscar de la Hoya opened his training camp yesterday to over 100 media members who made the trip up to the secluded mountains of Big Bear, CA to observe the boxing legend’s training regiment first hand as he prepares for his December 6 “Dream Match” against The Ring Magazine pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on HBO Pay-Per-View. Along with head trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, training consultant Angelo Dundee and the rest of his team, De La Hoya welcomed the impressive turnout of media members and gave his insight on his upcoming bout.
- June 19, 2004
|Boxing on Broadway courtesy of Dibella|
- March 28, 2004
New York, NY - For quite some time now boxing promoter Lou DiBella has been stating the need for a change in regards to the current state of the boxing game - and business.
|Mayweather's Too Professional To Be Taken Down By Turmoil|
- September 01, 2009
During Floyd Mayweather's conference call with the boxing media this week, a popular topic of discussion centered on the distractions he's had surrounding him this training camp as he's prepared for his 144 catch-weight bout with WBO lightweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez. The first set back occurred when Mayweather suffered a rib injury (which to this day he's never fully admitted as to how it happened exactly) which caused the fight to be in limbo for awhile before it was ultimately re-scheduled for this coming September 19th.
|24/7 Reality Show Ends, True Reality Looms|
- May 03, 2007
The hype hurricane is nearly over. The time for talking is almost over, and we are a day away from boxing's World Cup, a fight that has landed the fading game back in every sports section in every paper, in every language you can name.
|THE TSS TAKEAWAY: Readers' Cleanest, Hardest Shots Post Vitali-Briggs|
- October 17, 2010
As the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing, right? You had a fight featuring maybe the top 168 pounder on the planet, Lucian Bute, on Friday, yet far and away the most feedback from TSS Universe comes from the Saturday demolition display by Vitali Klitschko, who banged on Shannon Briggs drum all night in Hamburg Saturday, and put such a hellacious beating on the proud/stubborn Brooklyn native, that doctors feared he suffered brain damage. Yep, we are still fascinated by the behemoths, even if by and large the models on display draw yawns and dismissive chatter.
|Ringside Report: Khan Rarely Ruffled, Impresses Roach|
- July 18, 2009
Ten months ago at Manchester’s MEN Arena, Amir Khan was lying stretched on the canvas, having been starched in 54 seconds by an obscure lightweight. On Saturday the Briton returned to the venue of his humiliation by Breidis Prescott and exuded self-assurance in defeating one of the world’s premier 140-pounders, Andreas Kotelnik, to capture the WBA championship.
|Objectively Weighing In On Marciano vs Ali|
- October 16, 2003
A few weeks back I wrote about my remembrance of the day a plane crashed carrying former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, killing him instantly. Growing up I heard a lot about Marciano from my grandfather, who thought he was unbeatable. Like I said, he was one of those old school Italians who viewed Marciano with blinders on.
|Respecting Robin Reid|
- August 05, 2005
The smile of Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy has unofficially been missing these past few days. Sure, there have been rare sightings of an occasional grin, maybe a quick laugh. But for the most part, Lacy has put away the affable demeanor that always marked him as one of boxing’s good guys.
|Pongsaklek-Arce Bout on the Horizon|
- October 19, 2005
Big news in the flyweight division out of Bangkok, Thailand. Negotiations are now underway for a WBC flyweight championship showdown between longtime champion Pongsaklek Wongjamkam and “interim champion” Jorge Arce. According to WBC representative and Bangkok Post journalist Edward Thangarajah, WBCPresident Jose Sulaiman has given the two fighters until October 30th to negotiate the specifics of the fight. If an agreement can’t be reached the contest will go to a purse bid.
|Why Lennox vs. Vitali Is The Best Possible|
- June 13, 2003
It will be one year and two weeks since we last saw heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in the ring when he defends his title against top ranked contender Vitali Klitschko on June 21st. The last time we saw Lewis in the ring, he was administering a beating to Mike Tyson so bad, it's doubtful he will ever recover psychologically from it.
|THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: Bidding Adieu To John Ruiz, Boxings Quiet Man|
- April 26, 2010
I wasn’t even in Atlantic City on the night of March 15, 1996. Mike Tyson was fighting Frank Bruno in Las Vegas the following evening, and Don King had dressed up the undercard with four other world title fights (plus Christy Martin-Dierdre Gogarty), so even though I worked for a Boston newspaper and Johnny Ruiz, who lived across the river in Chelsea, was one of ours, there was never any question in my mind where I should be that weekend, even though there might have been in Stoney’s.
|Let’s Hear From Referee Dick Flaherty|
- September 06, 2006
At the September 6 New York City press conference to announce the upcoming fight between welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir and Floyd Mayweather Jr., promoter Dan Goossen and casino executive Bob Halloran were still grousing about Samuel Peter’s split decision victory over James Toney in the WBC heavyweight title elimination bout that occurred four days later.
|Jorge Gonzalez meets Derrick Findley Friday night|
- February 13, 2006
Chicago middleweight prospect Jorge Gonzalez (3-0) will take on Derrick Findley (2-0) of Gary, Indiana in a six-round bout this Friday night at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.
|Mayweather-Gatti Echoes Jones-Pazienza|
- June 25, 2005
What is past is prologue. It was 10 years ago this weekend that Roy Jones Jr. put on a virtuoso performance against Vinny Pazienza – a fighter that probably didn’t belong in the same ring as the then-super middleweight king.
|Chavez Loses WBC Belt, Wins a Purple Heart|
- March 01, 2004
Last week one of my friends who is a managing editor at USA Today, who does freelance work for several boxing publications like 'the Ring' and 'KO', was lamenting the fact that his paper had put out a list of the ten toughest athletes in sports and despite his plea's, none of them were boxers.
|Ruiz vs. Toney: Turning Point Hits Boiling Point at the Garden|
- March 29, 2005
New York (March 29) - James Toney, the three-time world champion and future hall-of-famer, made his first trip to Madison Square Garden an unforgettable one.
|Donaire Without A Care--Fighter Rolls With Foe Switch|
- February 12, 2010
When Mexico’s Gerson Guerrero (34-8, 26 KOs) had to pull out of tonight’s fight against Nonito Donaire at the last minute because of a failed eye exam, you have to figure there was a little mad scrambling going on in the offices of Top Rank. After all, tickets were sold, pay-per-view was set, the Las Vegas Hilton was booked, and Donaire - fighting the main event - had his game plan figured out and memorized.
|David Haye Dumps ANOTHER Klitschko At The Altar|
- July 22, 2009
There was a certain allure to this David Haye, with his sculpted form, and his gangsta-rap level trash talking, though he sometimes skirted lines of decency, which is saying something in this red light district of a sport. But after pulling out of a second fight with a Klitschko brother, Haye’s star has dimmed in the eyes of many fight fans.
|Calzaghe Calls Hopkins A Phony|
- April 15, 2008
Of two things we can be sure. Joe Calzaghe has had quite enough of Bernard Hopkins and Saturday night’s fight at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas never should have been contested on this side of the Atlantic.
|Chambers' Only Chance Is To Neutralize Wladimir's Jab|
- February 08, 2010
WBO/IBF heavyweight title holder Wladimir Klitschko 53-3 (47) will defend his belts against American Eddie Chambers 35-1 (18) on March 20th at Dusseldorf's Esprit Arena in Germany. Klitschko's last defense resulted in him stopping Ruslan Chagaev in the ninth round. The last time Chambers fought he out-boxed the 6'7" undefeated Alexander Dimitrenko to capture a 12-round majority decision verdict.
|The Best in Chicago Boxing Returns|
- December 31, 2004
Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum's Top Rank Incorporated along with Miller Lite presents SOLO BOXEO DE MILLER, THE ARAGON RUMBLE, another installment of The Best in Chicago Boxing on Friday, January 14th, broadcast live internationally as part of Telefutura's Friday night professional boxing series.
|Penn, Silva Score Stops At UFC 101; Florian And Griffin Can't Hang|
- August 08, 2009
Pundits and fans wondered if we’d see the inspired BJ Penn, or the lackluster, overly cocky BJ, coming off his ugly loss to Georges St-Pierre six months ago, in the main event of UFC 101 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday evening.
|Corrie Sanders: Is He Really All That ?|
- April 21, 2004
This coming Saturday night former WBO Heavyweight Champion Corrie Sanders fights top ranked contender Vitali Klitschko. This fight is for the WBC title recently left vacant by the retirement of former champ Lennox Lewis. This fight was made basically because of the two strong showings both fighters had in their last outing.
|Too Quick Andre Ward In Cayman Islands|
- June 17, 2008
CAYMAN ISLANDS-Surrounded by serene water, it’s difficult to imagine that in a few days super middleweight hopeful Andre Ward will be under fire from an opponent who grew up on an island.
|Pavlik, Rigo, Jones To Head Up Manny-'Rito Undercard In Texas|
- September 26, 2010
THE DUKES OF DALLAS!KELLY PAVLIK RETURNS;GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX FIGHTS FOR WORLD TITLE;
|IMPOSSIBLE COMEBACKS HOLD THE MAGIC OF SPORTS|
- May 16, 2010
The joke is nearly as old as the one-liner in which standup comedian Henny Youngman would tell audiences, “Take my wife … please.
|Giant Steps For Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola|
- April 07, 2009
Build it and they will come. It wasn’t intended to happen in the hillside boxing gym overlooking the western portion of Riverside County but boxing fans of Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola poured into the “secret camp” on a daily basis.
|The Glass is Half Full in 2006|
- January 01, 2006
The New Year brings us hope for peaceA new day for boxing kindWhere we can all live hand in handAnd leave all the B.S. of boxing behind The Coming YearCorrales vs. Castillo IIIResident gluttons for punishment, Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo, give us their third, modern-day version of Graziano-Zale when the duo meets once again February 4th. Say what you will, but a third fight with Castillo is all wrong for Corrales. Weight issues aside, Corrales persevered in the first fight thanks to his enormous heart and a little luck and these sorts of performances are hard to duplicate. Castillo will make weight without the assistance of an errant foot, and take out Corrales before round six, providing an anti-climatic finish to the trilogy.
|Bombs Away For Melissa Hernandez & Jeri Sitzes|
- May 07, 2009
It’s not often that a six round bout has the possibility of outshining a world title match but that’s what you have when Melissa “Hurricane” Hernandez meets Jeri “Fists of Fury” Sitzes in a featherweight contest in Las Vegas.
|Boxing Being Run Smoothly—Right Into The Ground|
- October 20, 2009
The selfishness of the men who have bled boxing dry seemingly is the one thing about the sport that is still boundless.
|Pavlik Waiting On Answer From Calzaghe|
- June 10, 2008
So maybe Gary Lockett had no business being in a title fight. But it must be said, Kelly Pavlik looked mightily impressive as he utterly destroyed the Welshman on Saturday night in Atlantic City. One has to wonder, though, how would the pride of Youngstown look against the fighting pride of Wales, Joe Calzaghe, in a super middleweight tussle?
|Loris Stecca, One of the Best Fighters of the 1980s|
- January 26, 2006
Loris Stecca is one of the few Italian boxers who faced mostly foreign fighters. It was a strategy that legendary manager Umberto Branchini employed exclusively for the best men in his stable. From 1980 to 1988, Loris compiled a record of 55 wins (37 KOs), 2 losses and 2 draws. He won the Italian and European featherweight titles and the WBA super bantamweight crown. His two battles with Victor Callejas are in the Italian boxing history books. Unlike his brother Maurizio (a former Olympic bantamweight and WBO featherweight champion, who works as a coach of the Italian national team), Loris decided to keep away from boxing after his retirement. Today, he works for the company who runs the private dock (the one where the millionaires leave their yachts) of Rimini. I called Loris at his office and he was kind enough to grant me this interview.
|If Michelangelo Had Been A Boxing Manager|
- July 04, 2009
He'd be the first to tell you he made his share of mistakes in the 64 years he spent on this earth, but rescuing Peter McNeeley that night in Vegas wasn't one of them.
- October 04, 2005
“This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.” (Rudyard Kipling 1898)
|Elena Reid Fights Nadia Hokmi For Vacant Title|
- June 01, 2010
Former flyweight world champion Elena “Baby Doll” Reid travels to France to grab another world title at a higher weight class. Traveling abroad is nothing new.
|The Side Of Bernard Hopkins NOBODY Knows|
- October 21, 2008
RARE AIR - Bernard Hopkins is the Fighter of the Year, unless Manny Pacquio knocks out Oscar de la Hoya within five rounds, or unless Vitali Klitschko signs for a quick return and does the same to Nicolay Valuev.
|Showtime, Gimme An Upset!|
- January 03, 2008
One of my resolutions for 2008, beyond the obvious drop of 10 (OK, 15 pounds) and watch less reality TV, and read more classic literature, is upsets.
|Stephan Pryor Sets His Sites on Ronald Hearns and the Middleweight Division|
- July 11, 2005
Following in the footsteps of an all-time great is both complex and difficult. Typically, when a son follows in the footsteps of a great fighter, the ambivalence of high hopes and cynicism comes from the boxing establishment and fans alike. Whether it’s Joe and Marvis Frazier, the Chavezes, the Camachos, or the Durans, it’s difficult no matter how you cut it. In fact, fellow Sweet Science writer Robert Cassidy Jr. beautifully explained why he didn’t pursue a boxing career in the footsteps of his father, former contender “Irish” Bobby Cassidy, in his recent article, “Shadow Boxing with Dad.” Boxing is a tough business, and family ties often exacerbate the inherent adversity a young fighter faces while carving his own path.
|Money Hits WWE-Good Or Bad For Boxing?|
- February 27, 2008
Okay, so I’ll admit it. I can’t make up my mind about whether I love or hate the idea of Floyd Mayweather signing with the WWE.
|Pacquiao-Cotto: The Definition Of A Fight|
- July 20, 2009
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. are both back in the ring. Unfortunately, not against each other, but that’s not all bad news either.
|TSS Take 2: Vic Rolls Over Arce, TKO11|
- February 06, 2009
Evil Vic talks a mean game, and even Darchinyan haters have to agree that most nights, he backs up his smack talk with his fists. Jorge Arce absorbed Vic’s wicked wordplay before the super flyweight title scrap, and ate copious helpings of Darchinyan tosses over the course of 11 lopsided rounds at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday. Darchinyan ate a few left hooks, but apart from that, used his superior mobility and accuracy to bust up the game Arce’s face, and force the ringside doctor to halt the fight after 11 rounds in a bout televised on Showtime.
|Floyd Mayweather Steamrolls Mexico’s JM Marquez|
- September 19, 2009
LAS VEGAS-It was a sadist’s delight as Floyd Mayweather made his return to basically prove that it was a pipedream to believe that Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez had the tools to beat the former Pound for Pound champion on Saturday.
|TSS Presents: Memories With Mladinich|
- November 04, 2007
If not for Edward Gersh’s gloriously battered nose, he would look more like a regal gentleman than an ex-prizefighter. Besides being the most youthful looking 87-year-old man you will ever meet, Gersh is soft-spoken, erudite, and extremely polite. He also has one of the most unusual boxing stories you’ll ever read about.
|The WBC Sort Of Gets It Right|
- July 27, 2006
For once in its pathetic existence, the WBC has something right.Yes, you read correctly. The WBC has something right.Hard to believe, I know.Jose Sulaiman and his committee of corrupt clowns actually recognize Carlos Baldomir as the welterweight champion of the world. They haven’t stripped him of the title yet. They haven’t designated a new champion (the WBC interim super-fresh, inter-galactic world welterweight champion) yet.
|Rest In Peace, John Arum|
- September 03, 2010
The body of John Arum, the 49-year-old son of boxing promoter Bob Arum, was found on Friday afternoon on Storm King mountain near Seattle, a North Cascades National Park spokeswoman announced.
|Casamayor Says He's P4P Worthy|
- September 03, 2008
As deals and desires to fight upper echelon boxers like Miguel Antonio Barrera and Floyd Mayweather fell through in late 2006 into 2007, Joel Casamayor found himself growing a bit bored with a sport he’d engaged in as a pro since 1996. He was 35, and had boxed thousands of rounds in Cuba, and then in the US, after he defected in summer 1996. His mastery of craft wasn’t appreciated, he felt, as he saw himself as worthy of being in the top pound-for-pound mix.
|Roman Karmazin Rallies From Deck To Win IBF Eliminator|
- January 08, 2010
GLENDALE-Facing sure retirement if he lost Russia’s Roman Karmazin survived a 10th round knockdown and rallied bravely to win the IBF middleweight elimination fight by knockout against Colombia’s Dionisio Miranda before a largely partisan crowd on Friday.
|When to retire: Now or never?|
- January 28, 2007
After beating Archie Moore, Rocky Marciano walked out of the Yankee Stadium ring into retirement and boxing legend as the only heavyweight champion never to have lost a fight.
|Chris Smith Tries To Get Back on Track|
- October 20, 2005
Once upon a time, New York City’s Chris Smith was a celebrated prospect on the fast track to boxing glory. He was immensely likeable, had a marketable nickname (“The Mechanic”), and was backed by a formidable promoter in Lou DiBella who was guiding him to the top of his profession. Then on Jan. 21, a weary looking Smith was knocked out by David Estrada and his smooth ride to stardom took a frightening detour. The Mechanic, the joke went, was in dire need of a tune-up. But before he could polish off his artillery, Smith was summoned into the ring on two weeks notice to fight former champion, Sharmba Mitchell, on June 11. A slow starter, Smith gave away too many rounds before an incidental headbutt opened a cut under Mitchell's left eye. The fight was stopped, and Mitchell, in is hometown of Washington, D.C. won a five-round technical decision.
|Pito Cardona’s Comeback Starts Friday|
- March 16, 2006
HARTFORD – Former USBA & NABF lightweight champion Israel “Pito” Cardona (34-6, 26 KOs) begins his long awaited comeback Friday night (March 17) in a six-round match against veteran Bobby McAndrews at Worcester (MA).
|Two Nice Consolation Prizes|
- March 03, 2010
It is the age-old question, one that has puzzled mankind for what seems like forever. All right, so maybe the foremost such puzzler is “Why did the chicken cross the road?,” but right behind it is the little matter of whether ’tis better to have a bird in the hand or two in the bush.
|Mayweather Weighs 146, Mosley Is 147|
- April 29, 2010
No surprises at the weigh in for Saturday nights welterweight clash between undefeated Floyd Mayweather, whos seeking to grab pound for pound top billing and wider acclaim as an all-time great, and Shane Mosley, seeking the signature win as his career winds down.
|Howard Eastman’s 5th Round Stoppage of Bernard Hopkins|
- February 08, 2005
Apparently, the number “five” is lodged somewhere deep in the recesses of Howard Eastman’s brain, buried there beneath all the hype, hard facts and silly chatter that surrounds a fight this size.
|MANNY: I Think I Can Handle His Power|
- November 23, 2008
The man is just a darned decent soul, isn’t he? He spent six hours doing a turkey giveaway in LA on Sunday. His copious donations to various charities in his native Philippines has some people concerned that he’ll give away “too much” of his earnings from prizefighting. And when given the opportunity to toss a verbal haymaker or two at the man he’ll be battling on December 6, Manny Pacquiao can only muster a limp implication that Oscar De La Hoya wasn’t being fair when he implied that Freddie Roach was a large cause in his loss to Floyd Mayweather.
|Ana Julaton-Dominga Olivo For WBC Title|
- August 18, 2008
With less than one year of professional boxing on her ledger, Daly City’s Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton steps into the ring ready to work in her first title fight against Dominga Olivo, a highly regarded boxer from New York.
|Boxing News: Three Providence, RI Title Fights August 26|
- July 19, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI (July 20, 2005) – Professional boxing returns to Providence August 26, featuring three championship fights at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc (CES) president Jimmy Burchfield announced today.
|K-West, Mares and Salcido Keep Os|
- June 27, 2008
CABAZON, Calif.-Kaliesha West brought the crowds and showed she could be the next female boxing star and Abner Mares didn’t disappoint with a riveting performance to keep their winning streaks going on Friday night.
|Why Vitali Klitschko's Size Does Matter|
- April 24, 2004
Over the last few years I have been very adamant about the size of today's top Heavyweight fighters. I believe that this so called era of Super-heavyweights is way overblown. I believe that the top ten from other era's could've fought with and beat the top ten of today. Don't take this wrong, size is definitely a factor, but it's only huge if a fighter can't fight.
|Boxing News: Oscar De La Hoya Does Real Estate|
- April 27, 2005
LOS ANGELES (April 27) – Golden Boy Enterprises, led by Oscar De La Hoya, and Highridge Partners, an international real estate developer and investor headed by John Long, today announced the formation of a new company, Golden Boy Partners, to revitalize and redevelop urban Latino communities.
|Mayweather, Marquez Invite Presidents To Watch Their Scrap|
- June 10, 2009
MAYWEATHER AND MARQUEZ INVITE RESPECTIVE PRESIDENTS TO THEIR JULY 18 NUMBER ONE/NUMERO UNO BOUT AT THE MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
|Chasing Titles: Chris Arreola & Travis Walker|
- November 27, 2008
Riverside’s Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola and Florida’s Travis “Freight Train” Walker remember when Americans used to dominate the heavyweight division.
|Be Quiet, Man|
- June 12, 2005
It’s bad enough that I have to watch John Ruiz fight again, but now I’m getting spam from him too. This week I received “An Open Letter from John Ruiz to the WBA" (and James Toney) in my Inbox.
|TSS Prediction Central: Pacquaio/Marquez II|
- March 12, 2008
In May 2004, Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines knocked down Juan Manuel Marquez, who then held the IBF and WBA featherweight titles, three times in the first round of their epic 12 round encounter.
|What world are you living in Joe Calzaghe?|
- September 09, 2005
Joe Calzaghe continues to puzzle boxing fans with his odd opponent choices, all the while publicly wondering why he doesn’t get enough respect, and by his equally odd comments on fellow British star Ricky Hatton.
|Who Cares, So What, This is Boxing – Part 1|
- September 21, 2006
The big news out of Thailand, of course, is the bloodless coup that took place in the early morning hours of September 20th. For the eighteenth time since WWII, the Thai government has been overthrown, this time by the “Political Reform Council for Democracy.”
- October 19, 2006
Manny Pacquiao Leads the Ring Wars at the Wild CardThat sonic boom you heard Wednesday in Southern California was a collective collision of a few of the best punchers in the west including Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Victor Ortiz, Miguel Garcia and Vicente Escobedo.
|Demetrius Hopkins Cuts Chord From Bernard|
- September 01, 2008
“It’s not hard. I don’t need a manager because I can manage myself,” said Demetrius Hopkins. The unbeaten junior welterweight had little need for career guidance advice when he made that comment to ESPN in 2006. At the time, Hopkins was contracted to Golden Boy Promotions and his uncle, Bernard, happened to be a partner in the company.
|Vince Lombardi Was Wrong|
- January 30, 2006
The mainstream media’s sports pages, magazines, TV, radio shows and websites will be overstuffed this week with stories about this coming Sunday’s Super Bowl, or just about anything which tangentially touches on any particle of that spectacle. The winning team, or at least its fancy-pants owner, will be presented with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after the legendary football coach of yore. Yet all the Seahawks’ horses and all the Steelers’ men will fail to reveal a truth which you can only find on this online oasis of boxing journalism: Vince Lombardi was wrong, and his main thesis has been time and again disproved by a guy way too small even to return kickoffs, a five foot, seven and one-half inch welterweight named Arturo Gatti.
|Houston Mayor Proclaims Juan Diaz Day|
- August 10, 2006
HOUSTON, TX (August 11, 2006) – Houston Mayor Bill White has declared Tuesday, August 15, 2006, as Juan Diaz Day in the city of Houston, TX, it was announced today by Main Events CEO Kathy Duva. The undefeated WBA Lightweight Champion who hails from Houston will receive a proclamation from the mayor at the following location:
|Boxing Reform Scuttled by Don King|
- July 22, 2004
Professional boxing looks like it's on the verge of being regulated by the federal government, but despite a deal being cut by opposing Senators John McCain and Harry Reid, promoter Don King has ladled out plenty of money to make sure that President Bush never signs the historic bill.
|Another Castillo Weigh-In Fiasco|
- March 06, 2008
It’s boxing’s equivalent of being left at the altar. Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley was all by his lonesome at today's official weigh-in for Saturday’s WBC super lightweight title elimination bout that he was SUPPOSED to be engaging in with Jose Luis Castillo.
|TSS First Person: Robert The Ghost Guerrero|
- August 15, 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!
|Chris ?Nightmare? Arreola Overpowers Manuel Quezada|
- August 13, 2010
ONTARIO-Chris Arreola got the victory after pounding out 12 gritty rounds against the sturdy and determined Manuel Quezada on Friday.
|Risking Proposition – Betting on Fernando Vargas|
- August 19, 2005
Saturday night on HBO “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas makes his return to the junior middleweight ranks after two bouts at middleweight. He tests his creaky back, dented chin and new style against former champion Javier Castillejo.
|NO CONTEST: Pacquiao Dominates Clottey Rounds 1-12|
- March 13, 2010
51,000 fight fans jammed into Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Saturday night, eager to see if Ghanian Joshua Clottey, advertised as a full fledged welterweight, could use a strength and poundage advantage to end Manny Pacquiao's streak of pugilistic superiority.
|Ecstatic Arum Cleared Of Wrongdoing|
- June 27, 2006
Feds drop inquiry of Top Rank honcho The 2Â½ year probe into the business dealings of Top Rank and its CEO Bob Arum is at end and no indictments are forthcoming. An FBI sting operation, a raid of the Top Rankâ€™s offices in Las Vegas, and a 20 month investigation revealed that there was nothing illegal going on.
|Pacquiao's Sparring Is Becoming Legendary|
- March 08, 2010
Watching two upper-tier fighters/contenders spar while preparing for an upcoming fight is the highlight of any activity in a boxing gym. Sparring was my favorite part of training back in the day. So much so, that on the days I didn't spar I felt as though my workout was incomplete and was one day further away from getting to where I wanted to be. There's only one way for a fighter to improve and that is for him to spar and fight.
|Junior Witter Wants Floyd Mayweather|
- January 12, 2006
Commonwealth and European light welterweight champion Junior Witter is another Hennessy Sports fighter set for a massive 2006 after being officially installed by the WBC as the mandatory contender to their light welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather.
|Gerald McClellan: A Fallen Warrior In Need of Forgiveness and Support|
- February 24, 2005
Those who hold boxing near and dear to their hearts will be the first to tell you that the sport is like no other. It requires the most dedication, is the most physically demanding, and more often than people would like to believe it is also the least rewarding.
|Roy Jones Slams Merchant, Who Shrugs It Off|
- October 28, 2008
Counting down to the sternest test he’s taken on in three years, Roy Jones was in mostly upbeat form on a Wednesday afternoon conference call. He predicted that he’d beat Calzaghe, insisted that he wouldn’t bother giving Bernard Hopkins a rematch and, shades of George Bush during a 2004 press conference, said he could not/would not cite a single career regret.
|Tarver Talks While Roy Jones Plays It Cagey|
- May 14, 2004
You've got to like a guy with the in-your-face bravado of Antonio Tarver. He actually believes he can win this fight the second time around, that he won it the first time. He believes he's the real, true-blue, honest-to- God, authentic, light-heavyweight champ of the world. All he's missing is the title.
|Zab Judah BARELY Escapes Jersey With A Win Over Solid Lucas Mattysse|
- November 06, 2010
That noise you heard Sunday morning, around 1:15 AM, if you live in the Tri State area, was a sigh of relief from Main Events and Team Judah when they heard their guy Zab escaped with a split decision win from Lucas Matthysse in the main event of an HBO card from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night.
|Wright and Mosley Nice Guys Who Can Fight|
- March 07, 2004
How did this happen? Who dreamed up this silly stunt? How did two legitimate, honest-to-God, can-I-open-the-door-for-you-ma'am, good guys get booked to actually go out and fight each other? Usually, there is at least one bad guy in a big fight, an ex-con or a future felon or just some hard-assed opponent who threatens your life and the lives of all those around you.
|Carl Froch Boxing In Hollywood|
- April 14, 2005
British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl "The Cobra" Froch landed in Los Angeles with promoter Mick Hennessy and trainer Robert McCracken on Tuesday, nine days ahead of his American debut on April 21st when he appears in the live co-feature of a HBO Latino boxing bill at the Avalon venue in Hollywood.
|Monte Barrett Replaces Klitschko in Fight with Hasim Rahman|
- May 04, 2005
LAS VEGAS—Don King recently announced that former unified heavyweight world champion and current WBC No. 1 ranked heavyweight contender Hasim “The Rock” Rahman will face No. 2 ranked Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett for the interim WBC heavyweight championship on July 23 at a venue and broadcast network to be determined.
|In Boxing News: Joe Mesi, Leon Spinks, Tszyu, The Kronk Gym & More|
- December 21, 2005
Interesting developments this week with heavyweight Joe Mesi. Today in the Buffalo News TheSweetScience.com's own Tim Graham reports Mesi has been cleared by a Nevada judge to resume his career - on what has been termed elsewhere a legal "technicality". This means Mesi is free to apply to state athletic commissions to resume his career, but by no means is assured of being approved as many concerns still exist about Mesi's health within the game. Mesi still has one fight remaining on his deal with HBO, but concerns of a fighter possibly dying in the ring on live television could discourage HBO from moving forward with Mesi in its stable, says Graham.
|Destiny, Strange Relationships, Slicing Tongues: Red November Flares Up|
- October 18, 2006
PHOENIX– If Sergei Liakhovich and Shannon Briggs show up to throw punches like they barked about heading into their November 4th contest at Chase Field, downtown Phoenix could steal the slugging spotlight on a night also scheduled for Floyd Mayweather Jr and Carlos Baldomir.
|Pulling A Fork Out of the Super Six|
- November 25, 2010
MONACOORHELSINKIOR BUST - Justa few weeks back,the Super Six tournament wasin danger of becominga well intentioned disaster zone. Nowtheres light at the end of the tournament tunnel. What a difference a day and a few Glen Johnson hooks make. Johnsonprovided jump start revitalization with a knockout the tourney wassorely inneed of after recent repeated disappointments and cancellations.Now, with some class acts returning to the square stage this weekend, Showtime andoptimistic fans may get a well deservedrumbling reward.
|Sosnowski Promises To Shock Vitali, Boxing World|
- May 11, 2010
HOBOKEN, N.J. (May 12, 2010) – WBC title challenger Albert “The Dragon Sosnowski plans to become the first Polish Heavyweight Champion of the World when he fights defending champion Vitali “Dr. Ironfist Klitschko on May 29, headlining the “Fists Of Steel pay-per-view event, live from the 61,000-seat Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.