Author Archives: Arne K. Lang

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan knows what it’s like to be stranded at the altar. Back in January, it was announced that O’Sullivan would fight Daniel Jacobs at Barclays Center on April 28, but then Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn did an about-face and dumped Spike in favor of Poland’s Maciej Sul...

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

On a card that showcased world middleweight titlist Ryota Murata, Cristofer Rosales, a 23-year-old Nicaraguan, stole the show with a ninth round stoppage of Japan’s undefeated knockout artist Daigo Higa to claim the WBC world flyweight title. The slender Rosales, who had a 4-inch height advantage,...

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

Longtime British boxing promoter Frank Warren has announced that former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 19 KOs) will return to the ring on June 9 at the Manchester Arena against an opponent to be named. Fury, who is 29 but looks older than his years, last fought on Nov. 25, 2015, when ...

Ringside at the Hard Rock: DeGale, Hurd, and Williams Triumphant

Ringside at the Hard Rock: DeGale, Hurd, and Williams Triumphant

The nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas provided the setting for Saturday’s SHOWTIME tripleheader. In a rarity, all three televised matches were highly competitive, befitting the odds. James DeGale, a consensus 13/5 favorite, ranked as the biggest favorite on the board and as ...

Joshua-Parker Was a Carbon of Lewis-Tua in More Ways than One

Joshua-Parker Was a Carbon of Lewis-Tua in More Ways than One

Anthony Joshua’s victory over uninspired Joseph Parker brought to mind another big fight that played out in a similarly monotonous fashion, generating no fireworks to the great disappointment of those in attendance and those tuning in on television. The parallels between Saturday’s fight in Wale...

Fast Results from Cardiff: Joshua Outpoints Parker

Fast Results from Cardiff: Joshua Outpoints Parker

Today’s match between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in Wales was the first unification bout between undefeated title holders since Mike Tyson defended his WBA and WBC belts against IBF title-holder Tony Tucker in 1987. When it was over, Joshua had a third strap to wrap a...

‘Bad Boys’ Mike Tyson and Canelo: Comparing Apples and Oranges

‘Bad Boys’ Mike Tyson and Canelo: Comparing Apples and Oranges

On April 10, the Nevada Athletic Commission will decide the fate of the Cinco de Mayo showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. If the commission elects to extend Alvarez’s suspension, the fight is dead. For the uninitiated, trace amounts of clenbuterol were found in Cane...

Fast Results From London: Dillian Whyte Demolishes Lucas Browne

Fast Results From London: Dillian Whyte Demolishes Lucas Browne

The O2 Arena in London was the site of today's heavyweight showdown between Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne. The contest matched two men with kickboxing and MMA backgrounds, both of whom had been suspended for "juicing." Whyte was suspended for two years when a banned stimulant was found in his syste...

Sorting Out the Canelo Alvarez PED Mess

Sorting Out the Canelo Alvarez PED Mess

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has slapped Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with a temporary suspension because of two failed drug tests last month. The suspension will be re-visited at the next meeting of the commission on Tuesday, April 10. At that meeting, Canelo will be interviewed. However, he i...

Fast Results From NYC: Ramirez UD 12; Lozada Shocks Verdejo

Fast Results From NYC: Ramirez UD 12; Lozada Shocks Verdejo

The 12-round match for the vacant WBC 140-pound title between Jose Carlos Ramirez and Amir Imam was talked-about as a 50/50 fight, but the online bookmakers weren’t fooled. Ramirez, the 2012 Olympian from dusty Avenal, California, was a consensus 11/2 favorite and brought home the bacon, scoring a...