Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Golovkin’s Fear Realized as Canelo Escapes With a Draw

Golovkin’s Fear Realized as Canelo Escapes With a Draw

Fight fans waited two years to find out who was the better fighter between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 49-1-2 (34) and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin 37-0-1 (33) and, at least officially, they'll have to wait a little longer. This past weekend, with the bragging rights and titles on the line in the middleweight d...

Why Power and Chin Will Decide Canelo-Golovkin

Why Power and Chin Will Decide Canelo-Golovkin

The fight that fans couldn't wait to see is about to come to fruition - Canelo vs. Golovkin for middleweight bragging rights with all the titles and hardware going to the winner. The biggest star in boxing, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 49-1-1 (34), fighting the perceived biggest puncher in boxing Gennady "...

Golovkin’s Career Legacy Rides On Beating Canelo

Golovkin’s Career Legacy Rides On Beating Canelo

For years I've maintained fighters who are perceived as being a certified life-taker because of their overload of punching power, are often overrated. And they often get the benefit of the doubt in hypothetical match ups with future opponents they'll eventually meet down the road. Their impressive k...

Chocolatito Ready To Go Through Hell To Reclaim Title

Chocolatito Ready To Go Through Hell To Reclaim Title

Prior to his last bout in March he was undefeated, closing in on Floyd Mayweather's record and was ranked no lower than number two on most pound-for-pound lists of the best fighters in boxing. Yes, the four division title winner Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez 46-1 (38) was on a roll defending his titl...

Could Pacquiao vs McGregor Be Next?

Could Pacquiao vs McGregor Be Next?

Pacquiao vs McGregor? - The fight was excoriated before the fact, but it ended up being somewhat entertaining even though the result was never in question. Although the numbers haven't been finalized yet, at the worst Mayweather-McGregor will be the second most watched combat sporting event in histo...

Did Mayweather Carry McGregor? No, That Doesn’t Pass the Eye Test

Did Mayweather Carry McGregor? No, That Doesn’t Pass the Eye Test

The thought that Floyd Mayweather carried Conor McGregor last Saturday night is something I'm not on board with. I'd like to believe it was true, but I've watched too much boxing and am confident of what I saw. No, I never felt while watching the fight that Mayweather was in jeopardy of losing, but ...

Mayweather Overcomes McGregor’s Size, Youth and Awkwardness to Notch 50th

Mayweather Overcomes McGregor’s Size, Youth and Awkwardness to Notch 50th

It wasn't a charade, nor was it exactly a good fight although it had drama. Boxing didn't absorb a hit and it wasn't a work! In what was no doubt his last fight, Floyd Mayweather 50-0 (27) stopped UFC champ Conor McGregor 0-1 in the 10th round of an entertaining bout. After nine completed rounds I h...

Mayweather-McGregor: What Everybody Has Overlooked

Mayweather-McGregor: What Everybody Has Overlooked

Floyd Mayweather, who a few years ago most considered the best fighter in boxing, is fighting the best striker in MMA, Conor McGregor, this weekend under the Marquess of Queenberry rules. Anyone who tells you they can handicap this spectacle, aside from stating the obvious in that if Mayweather isn'...

Don’t Be Surprised If Crawford Dominates at Welterweight Too

Don’t Be Surprised If Crawford Dominates at Welterweight Too

The fight was no contest. Nobody predicted it would be that easy, but it was said in this space there was a chance undisputed junior welterweight champ Terence Crawford 32-0 (23) might turn in his best career performance, and the consensus is he very well may have. Crawford dropped previously und...

Indongo May Provide A Scary Moment Against Crawford, But That’s It

Indongo May Provide A Scary Moment Against Crawford, But That’s It

It's been 14 years since we've seen an undisputed unified champion atop the junior welterweight division. The last time the unified champ defended all the titles was back in January of 2003 when Kostya Tszyu defended the WBA-WBC-IBF titles against Jessie James Leija. The fight concluded when Leija's...