Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Canelo-Chavez: A Fun Fight Unlikely to Alter Boxing’s Landscape

Canelo-Chavez: A Fun Fight Unlikely to Alter Boxing’s Landscape

CANELO vs CHAVEZ JR ---- It was recently announced by Golden Boy Promotions that Canelo Alvarez 48-1-1 (34) will fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 50-2-1 (32) in a catch weight 12-round bout with a maximum weight of 164.5 pounds. It will take place on May 6, Cinco de Mayo weekend, on HBO PPV, with Las Ve...

Floyd Mayweather on ESPN: Another Boring and Boorish Interview

Floyd Mayweather on ESPN: Another Boring and Boorish Interview

FLOYD MAYWEATHER ON ESPN -- I've always maintained that as great as he was on the basketball court, there was nothing more boring or condescending than a Michael Jordan Sunday night conversation on ESPN. Move over Michael, because Floyd Mayweather is in da house and he's every bit your equal, perhap...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn: Bob Arum’s “Morality Play”

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn: Bob Arum’s “Morality Play”

MANNY PACQUIAO EYEING JEFF HORN -- If the rumors are true and WBO welterweight title-holder Manny Pacquiao 59-6-2 (38) ends up fighting little-known Australian Jeff Horn 16-0 (11) in his next fight, it's a definite switch in strategy for Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum. As of this writing, the te...

Boxing’s Most Bankable Fighter Isn’t Even the Best in His Weight Class

Boxing’s Most Bankable Fighter Isn’t Even the Best in His Weight Class

  JERMALL CHARLO, ANDRADE, AND CANELO -- The second weekend of December was one of the best weekends of professional boxing in the last couple of years.  It started off in New Zealand with two undefeated young heavyweights, Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz, clashing for the vacant WBO title. Parker...

Comparing B-Hop and Roy Jones Jr.: The Tortoise and the Hare

Comparing B-Hop and Roy Jones Jr.: The Tortoise and the Hare

HOPKINS AND JONES; THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE -- This Saturday night, perhaps the most unique all-time great fighter in history will make his final ring walk. I say most unique because no other past great who came from the modest background Hopkins did, ended up self-managing his career so successful...

The Parker-Ruiz Fight Wasn’t As Close As The Scoring Suggested

The Parker-Ruiz Fight Wasn’t As Close As The Scoring Suggested

  THE PARKER-RUIZ FIGHT WASN'T THAT CLOSE -- This past weekend, a new WBO heavyweight champion was crowned in Auckland, New Zealand. The title was vacated by former champ Tyson Fury, who won it from Wladimir Klitschko this time last year, but was unable to defend it for well-documented reasons. ...

Molina Didn’t Compete With Adrien Broner, so Forget About Crawford

Molina Didn’t Compete With Adrien Broner, so Forget About Crawford

CRAWFORD vs MOLINA -- In his last bout he literally took apart a giant for the weight and an undefeated fighter in Viktor Postol who entered the fight 28-0, highly touted, and in possession of the WBC and lineal junior welterweight titles. Prior to the bout there were many who openly stated that Pos...

Anthony Joshua Won’t Look Past Eric Molina

Anthony Joshua Won’t Look Past Eric Molina

JOSHUA vs. MOLINA -- When the IBF's 8th ranked contender, Eric Molina, takes on IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua this weekend, most will view the bout as being nothing more than another highly paid sparring session for Joshua. And sadly they're probably going to end up being right. It also doesn...

What the Poor Kovalev-Ward PPV Numbers Reveal

What the Poor Kovalev-Ward PPV Numbers Reveal

KOVALEV-WARD PPV NUMBERS -- It was said in this space that it was the best fight that could be realized in boxing. Both guys were legitimate world champions and undefeated. Moreover, they were in their respective primes. Sure, Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin has much more sizzle, but not near...

Lomachenko May Not Hit the Wall Until 140

Lomachenko May Not Hit the Wall Until 140

VASYL LOMACHENKO IS THE REAL DEAL -- In his last bout, only his eighth pro bout, he totally took apart and broke the will of a former world champion. His opponent was the unbeaten and former two division champ Nicholas Walters, now 26-1-1. Of course I'm speaking of WBO junior lightweight champ Vasyl...