Author Archives: Arne K. Lang

Fast Results from Brooklyn: Errol Spence Jr Shines; Easter Escapes

Fast Results from Brooklyn: Errol Spence Jr Shines; Easter Escapes

Errol Spence Jr. likely moved up a couple of notches on the various pound-for-pound lists with a dominant showing against Lamont Peterson before an announced crowd of 12,107 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Making the first defense of the IBF world welterweight title he won in England with an 11th rou...

Is Regis Prograis the Best 140-Pound Boxer in the World?

Is Regis Prograis the Best 140-Pound Boxer in the World?

Who is the best boxer who identifies as a junior welterweight? If this question were asked a few months ago, the answer would be a no-brainer. Terence Crawford was not only regarded by many as the top pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, but he also owned all of the significant 140-pound hardware. Cu...

Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

According to multiple reports, IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets suffered a hand injury in training and his Feb. 10 bout with Mikey Garcia at the Alamodome in San Antonio is off. Moreover, the entire card – a deep card with an international flavor -- has been postponed. At least that’s the ...

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the Minnesota Vikings advanced to the NFL championship game with a 29-24 triumph over the New Orleans Saints. Minnesota was dead in the water, or so it seemed, when New Orleans kicked a field goal with 29 ticks left on the clock to go up by a point, but the Vikings pulled it out ...

It’s Official: Joshua vs. Parker Goes March 31 in Cardiff, Wales

It’s Official: Joshua vs. Parker Goes March 31 in Cardiff, Wales

A heavyweight title unification match between WBA/IBF champion Anthony Joshua and WBO titlist Joseph Parker has been in the works for some time. This morning (Sunday, Jan. 14) it was confirmed. Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) and Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) will lock horns on Saturday, March 31, at Principality Sta...

Boxing in the United States 2016-17: A Geographic Breakdown

Boxing in the United States 2016-17: A Geographic Breakdown

 The U.S. Constitution requires the President to periodically go before Congress and address “The State of the Union.” The oration, customarily delivered in January, always touches upon the state of the economy. What follows are the results of a study that yield something akin to a “State ...

Amir Khan Returns to the Ring on April 21 and This Isn’t More Fake News

Amir Khan Returns to the Ring on April 21 and This Isn’t More Fake News

As widely rumored, Amir Khan will return to boxing in 2018 under the aegis of Great Britain’s leading promoter, Matchroom Sport. Khan and Matchroom honcho Eddie Hearn officially came to terms on Wednesday, Jan. 10. It’s a three-fight deal that will commence on April 21 in Liverpool when Khan opp...

Eddie Hearn is the TSS Boxing Promoter of the Year

Eddie Hearn is the TSS Boxing Promoter of the Year

Last year at this juncture we noted that future historians may look back on 2016 as the year in which pro boxing returned to its roots and acquired a distinct British patina. Eddie Hearn was in the forefront of the British wave and for his efforts was named the TSS 2016 Promoter of the Year. In 2...

Jermell Charlo Forged the Knockout of the Year

Jermell Charlo Forged the Knockout of the Year

One would be hard-pressed to name a year in which there were as many scintillating knockouts. The first arrived in January when Mikey Garcia captured his third title in as many weight classes and showed he was more than a solid technician with a brutal third round knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin. The f...

Caleb Truax Forged the Upset of the Year

Caleb Truax Forged the Upset of the Year

“Caleb Truax is a True Cinderella Man” read the headline above Chip Scroggins article in the Dec. 12 edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The allusion to Jimmy Braddock, the original Cinderella Man, wasn’t too far off the mark. Braddock’s 15-round decision over defending heavyweight c...