Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Jorge Linares Puts on a Clinic, Setting Up a Likely Showdown with Mikey Garcia

Jorge Linares Puts on a Clinic, Setting Up a Likely Showdown with Mikey Garcia

You had to have seen it to really appreciate it. If you love offensive boxing blended with technical mastery, then I suggest you watch a replay of this past weekend’s WBA lightweight championship bout between defending title holder Jorge Linares 42-3 (27) and the man he won it from last September,...

Golovkin’s Showing versus Jacobs Means Nothing Regarding Canelo

Golovkin’s Showing versus Jacobs Means Nothing Regarding Canelo

GOLOVKIN-CANELO IN LIGHT OF GOLOVKIN-JACOBS -- If you've been a follower of the sport of boxing or, say, even the NFL, hopefully you've gleaned that no fighter or team is as bad as they looked during their most recent setback, nor are they as spectacular as they performed on their recent best day. W...

15 Rounds and a Few Other Changes Might Quell These Controversial Decisions

15 Rounds and a Few Other Changes Might Quell These Controversial Decisions

A FORMULA FOR QUELLING CONTROVERSIAL DECISIONS -- During this month of March we've seen two high profile title bouts in New York City in boxing's two most glamor divisions outside of heavyweight. On March 4th we saw WBA welterweight title holder Keith Thurman win a 12-round split decision over WBC t...

In Case You Hadn’t Noticed, Chocolatito is Gaining on Rocky and Floyd

In Case You Hadn’t Noticed, Chocolatito is Gaining on Rocky and Floyd

ROMAN GONZALEZ APPROACHES AN ICONIC MILESTONE -- Many forget but there was a time when the great Julio Cesar Chavez fought on Mike Tyson undercards to get exposure. At the time Tyson was the biggest draw in boxing. Conversely Chavez was one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport but wasn't...

Fighting McGregor Just Another Easy Step to Immortality for Mayweather

Fighting McGregor Just Another Easy Step to Immortality for Mayweather

Fighting McGregor - Has any fighter’s road to boxing immortality been easier or come with more surefire wins than Floyd Mayweather's? Floyd just turned 40 years old. He is officially retired but there can be no doubt that he will be seen in a boxing ring sometime this year, against a man who is an...

No Angel, Thurman Didn’t Run. The Onus Was on Danny and He Failed to Deliver

No Angel, Thurman Didn’t Run. The Onus Was on Danny and He Failed to Deliver

THURMAN-GARCIA REWIND -- Hey Angel...if Keith Thurman is such a P***Y, why didn't your son, Danny, get off and open up more during a bout he was losing 10 seconds after the bell rang for the first round? Oh, you can't answer? I can. Because Thurman planted a few bombs on Danny in the first round.......

Why I Like Garcia Over Thurman

Why I Like Garcia Over Thurman

SATURDAY'S WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN -- There was Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns in 1981, the standard by which all other welterweight unification bouts are measured. Then there was Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad in 1999, and lastly in 2015 we had Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. All three...

Deontay Wilder’s Vulnerabilities Were on Display vs. Gerald Washington

Deontay Wilder’s Vulnerabilities Were on Display vs. Gerald Washington

Deontay Wilder's Vulnerabilities - This past Saturday night WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder 38-0 (37) made the fifth successful defense of his title. His opponent, Gerald Washington 18-1-1 (12) was in command of the fight and was clearly getting the better of it until Wilder froze him wi...

Adrian Granados is a Live Underdog vs. Broner The Clown

Adrian Granados is a Live Underdog vs. Broner The Clown

NO SHOCK IF ADRIAN GRANADOS UPSETS THE ODDS -- Saturday’s bout between former multiple division title holder Adrien Broner 32-2 (24) and fringe contender Adrian Granados 18-4-2 (12) offers a multitude of conundrums. And that's not even including how Broner couldn't make the contract weight of 142 ...

Fundamental Boxing (Mikey Garcia) vs. Athleticism (Vasyl Lomachenko)

Fundamental Boxing (Mikey Garcia) vs. Athleticism (Vasyl Lomachenko)

MIKEY GARCIA AND LOMACHENKO -- With the re-emergence of Mikey Garcia 36-0 (30), much of the talk in many boxing circles has centered on him facing WBO junior lightweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko 7-1 (5), perhaps later this year for Garcia's WBC lightweight title. Both have publicly addressed the prosp...