Author Archives: Arne K. Lang

Fast Results from Quebec: Billy Joe Saunders Puts on a Clinic

Fast Results from Quebec: Billy Joe Saunders Puts on a Clinic

The WBO middleweight title fight tonight at the Bell Center in Laval, Quebec, Canada, was a rare specimen, a true “pick-‘em” contest on the books of U.K. bookmakers. The odds gave promise of a nail-biter, but to the contrary it was a monotonous, one-sided affair, a tour-de-force for defending ...

Fast Results From Ekaterinburg: Povetkin Defeats Uninspired Hammer

Fast Results From Ekaterinburg: Povetkin Defeats Uninspired Hammer

Ekaterinburg, Russia, near the border of Europe and Asia, was the site of an important heavyweight match today (Friday, Dec. 15) pitting former WBC world heavyweight titlist Alexander Povetkin against Christian Hammer (aka Cristian Ciocan). A gold medalist for Russia in the 2004 Olympics, Povetkin i...

Cinderella Man Jeff Horn TKOs Gary Corcoran to Set Up a Mega-fight in Vegas

Cinderella Man Jeff Horn TKOs Gary Corcoran to Set Up a Mega-fight in Vegas

Jeff Horn successfully defended his WBO world welterweight title in his first defense, turning away Gary Corcoran with an 11th round TKO at the Convention and Exhibition Center in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. The victory sets up a mega-fight with Terence Crawford which is expected to transpi...

Fast Results From The Copper Box: Truax Dethrones DeGale in a Massive Upset

Fast Results From The Copper Box: Truax Dethrones DeGale in a Massive Upset

Defending IBF 168-pound champion James DeGale didn’t think much of his opponent Caleb Truax. “He’s no mug,” said DeGale, “but this is the perfect opponent where I can look fantastic.” DeGale was half-right. Truax was no mug, at least not on this evening. In a massive upset, Truax defe...

The TSS Official Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Prediction Page

The TSS Official Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Prediction Page

We surveyed members of our editorial staff to get their thoughts on the historic Lomachenko-Rigondeaux fight being staged Saturday in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Consistent with the odds, there was a Lomachenko tilt but his Cuban adversary also drew support. The respondents are listed alph...

Fast Results From New York City: Sadam Ali Shocks Miguel Cotto

Fast Results From New York City: Sadam Ali Shocks Miguel Cotto

Everything was in place for Miguel Cotto's farewell party. Here he was back at Madison Square Garden where he scored two of his most satisfying triumphs, avenging his bitter loss to Antonio Margarito in 2011 and capturing the lineal middleweight title with a dominant performance over Sergio Martinez...

Famed Trainer and Cut Man Rafael Garcia Laid to Rest in Las Vegas

Famed Trainer and Cut Man Rafael Garcia Laid to Rest in Las Vegas

On Friday, Nov. 24, members of the Las Vegas boxing community gathered at the Davis Funeral Home in Las Vegas to celebrate the life of the famed cut man and trainer and overall good guy Rafael Garcia who died on Nov. 13 at age 88 of complications of leukemia. Among those signing the guest registry w...

No Foolin’: The “Smarts” Bet on Bob Foster When He Fought Muhammad Ali

No Foolin’: The “Smarts” Bet on Bob Foster When He Fought Muhammad Ali

On Nov. 21, 1972, forty-five years ago this week, Muhammad Ali fought reigning light heavyweight champion Bob Foster in a non-title bout (actually there was an NABF belt at stake) at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in picturesque South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This was Ali’s 41st pro fight and his ninth fight s...

The Jackal Delights the Home Folks on a Card with a World Record KO

The Jackal Delights the Home Folks on a Card with a World Record KO

Frank Warren’s promotion at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was focused around local hero Carl “The Jackal” Frampton. The former two-division world champion had to work hard to repel Mexico’s Horacio Garcia but prevailed by a unanimous decision. The tallies were 98-93, 97-93, and...

Ferdie Pacheco, the Famous Fight Doctor, Dead at Age 89

Ferdie Pacheco, the Famous Fight Doctor, Dead at Age 89

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, a raconteur and Renaissance man who was Muhammad Ali’s personal physician from 1962 to 1977, died last night in his sleep at his home in Miami. Pacheco was 89 years old. The son of a pharmacist, Pacheco was raised in the Ybor City section of Tampa, also known as Little Havan...