Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Who’s #1 on Today’s P4P List? It Has to Be Either Ward or Crawford

Who’s #1 on Today’s P4P List? It Has to Be Either Ward or Crawford

A few weeks back it was pretty up in the air as to who the best pound-for-pound fighter was in boxing. Some polls had Gennady Golovkin at the top while others had Andre Ward number one with a few outliers having Vasyl Lomachenko at the top. In the mix, nipping at their heels, were Sergey Kovalev, Ro...

Mayweather-McGregor: “The Sting”

Mayweather-McGregor: “The Sting”

Floyd Mayweather is one of a kind and I don't mean as a fighter. Starting the night of February 25th 1964, when I saw Cassius Clay for the first time in my life on the 6:00 PM news, two-months shy of my 6th birthday, I've been obsessed with the sport of boxing and have adamantly followed it from eve...

Ward Was Better Prepared for the Rematch and Erased All Doubts

Ward Was Better Prepared for the Rematch and Erased All Doubts

When the "boxer" beats the "puncher" the first time they fight - the rematch is usually a repeat of the first fight. When light heavyweight champ Andre Ward 32-0 (16) won a disputed unanimous decision over Sergey Kovalev 30-2-1 (26), the man he dethroned for the title last November, he had to get up...

Ward-Kovalev II: I’m Going With My First Instinct

Ward-Kovalev II: I’m Going With My First Instinct

Handicapping the rematch in boxing should be easier than handicapping the first meeting between two elite championship caliber fighters. And in some ways it is and other times, because of factors involving more than just who is the greater combatant, it isn't. This is in play this weekend when light...

Ward vs. Kovalev: This Time, All the Pressure is on Kovalev

Ward vs. Kovalev: This Time, All the Pressure is on Kovalev

It was the signature fight of his career. He fought an undefeated opponent in the opponent’s home country. In spite of being undefeated and two years earlier beating the great Bernard Hopkins so decisively that all boxing fans finally knew Hopkins was finished as a championship caliber fighter, he...

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia are Polar Opposites In and Out of the Ring

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia are Polar Opposites In and Out of the Ring

Boxing in the year 2017, so far, has been experiencing an upswing with a slew of fights in which it was pretty hard to decipher the opponent from the A-side. On March 4th, two top welterweight titlists squared off in Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia. Two weeks later, Gennady Golovkin won a close decis...

Why I’d take Errol Spence over Anybody at Welterweight

Why I’d take Errol Spence over Anybody at Welterweight

With IBF welterweight title holder Errol Spence's dazzling showing and stoppage of former title holder Kell Brook, many are speculating as to where Spence fits within the pecking order among the current elite welterweights.... a list consisting of Keith Thurman 28-0 (22), who holds the WBA/WBC title...

Crawford is Boxing’s P4P King. As for Number 2, Let the Debate Begin

Crawford is Boxing’s P4P King. As for Number 2, Let the Debate Begin

I've been at this point for over a year now, and for the past five months on the Boxing Channel with host Miguel Iturrate, I've been making the case that Terence Crawford, not Vasyl Lomacheno, Andre Ward or Gennady Golovkin, is the most complete and best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. After watc...

Watching Mayweather Pilot Gervonta Davis’s Career Will Be Fascinating

Watching Mayweather Pilot Gervonta Davis’s Career Will Be Fascinating

His promoter and friend is the recently retired pound-for-pound champ, Floyd Mayweather, and he's known in some boxing circles as "Mini Mike Tyson." His name is Gervonta Davis 18-0 (17) and he currently holds the IBF junior lightweight title. This past weekend he made his first title defense and des...

A Joshua-Klitschko Rematch Seems Inevitable, and that’s Distressing

A Joshua-Klitschko Rematch Seems Inevitable, and that’s Distressing

 If the reports leaking out are true, Wladimir Klitschko will activate his rematch clause with Anthony Joshua and the two will meet again in the fall. I didn’t want to see that happen, but I can't say I blame Wladimir because it's really hard to walk away from millions of dollars doing something ...