Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Why Joshua Will Beat Wilder Regardless of Where They Fight

Why Joshua Will Beat Wilder Regardless of Where They Fight

Both fighters are well built and always look fit, one stands 6-6 and the other 6-7 and both have stopped every opponent they've faced. Their collective record is a resounding 59-0 (58), almost identical to Frazier and Ali 57-0 (48) before their first fight. One has some detractors because he was dro...

“Big Baby” Lost Momentum in His Time to Shine

“Big Baby” Lost Momentum in His Time to Shine

"Big Baby" Lost Momentum in His Time to Shine He weighed a svelte 283 pounds, 15 pounds less than he did for his last televised fight. And that led many, including me, to accept the possibility that he just might make a statement in another high profile bout on national television….especially w...

There’s a New Crop of Elite Light Heavys, But Don’t Forget Sergey Kovalev

There’s a New Crop of Elite Light Heavys, But Don’t Forget Sergey Kovalev

On November 4th, Dmitry Bivol 12-0 (10) won the vacant WBA light heavyweight title with a first round knockout over Trent Broadhurst. The following Saturday night Artur Beterbiev 12-0 (12) won the vacant IBF title with a 12th round stoppage over Enrico Koelling. And on November 25th at Madison Squar...

Shawn Porter Is the Easiest Guy in Boxing to Root For

Shawn Porter Is the Easiest Guy in Boxing to Root For

Being an obsessed follower of the sweet science since 1964, when I was five years old, there have been a plethora of fighters that I've rooted for and some I've rooted against. I don't mind guys who are cocky and braggadocio, as long as they always show up in top condition and mostly back up their w...

Beating Wach Convincingly Would Be “Big Baby’s” Coming Out Party

Beating Wach Convincingly Would Be “Big Baby’s” Coming Out Party

Who can take someone nicknamed "Big Baby" all that serious, especially if he's a fighter? I'll tell you who, the three men who hold most of the heavyweight hardware and are considered to be at the top of the food chain in the division, namely IBF/WBA title holder Anthony Joshua 20-0 (20), WBC belt h...

Wilder and Joshua Do Their Part…..Now “Let’s Go Champs!”

Wilder and Joshua Do Their Part…..Now “Let’s Go Champs!”

Prior to his rematch with Bermane Stiverne this past Saturday night, there was a lot of pressure on WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder to not only win, but to score a knockout and look impressive over the only fighter who had gone the distance with him. Deontay was ornery, uptight and focused on b...

Can Wilder Escape Joshua’s Shadow With a Strong Showing vs. Stiverne?

Can Wilder Escape Joshua’s Shadow With a Strong Showing vs. Stiverne?

Deontay Wilder is defending his WBC heavyweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend, a place that's starting to attract some of boxing's most high profile fighters and title bouts. Wilder 38-0 (37) won the title in January of 2015 and has defended it successfully five times, winnin...

Now Joshua Needs To Go Challenge Wilder

Now Joshua Needs To Go Challenge Wilder

This past Saturday night WBA/IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 20-0 (20) stopped challenger Carlos Takam 35-4-1 (27) in the 10th round to make his fourth successful title defense. Most of the 78,000-plus in attendance thought the fight was halted a little prematurely, as did I. The seemingly quic...

It’s Not In Anthony Joshua’s DNA to Look Past Carlos Takam

It’s Not In Anthony Joshua’s DNA to Look Past Carlos Takam

When IBF/WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 19-0 (19) enters the ring this weekend at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to make the fifth defense of his title against replacement opponent Carlos Takam 35-3-1 (27), it's a safe assumption he'll have the eyes of the boxing world on him…not becaus...

Andrade Made a Statement Against Fox, But the Wrong One

Andrade Made a Statement Against Fox, But the Wrong One

Some fighters are blessed at birth with immense physical gifts and boxing skill. Couple that with determination and hard work and you could be looking at a special fighter. Some fighters who were remarkably gifted busted their rear end and went onto greatness and others, for whatever reason, squande...