Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

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...

Boxing’s Best and Most Complete Fighters

Boxing’s Best and Most Complete Fighters

I've never been much of a pound-for-pound list guy. Until recently I never placed any stock in those lists because they serve no real purpose. Everyone has their own personal thoughts as to what constitutes the best pound-for-pound fighters. The only thing I was ever absolutely certain of was that S...

Wladimir Klitschko: A Career Appreciation

Wladimir Klitschko: A Career Appreciation

He participated in 29 heavyweight title bouts compiling a record of 25-4. Yes, Wladimir Klitschko 64-5 (53) fought with a version of the title on the line more than any other champion who has yet lived. To put his title bout record in perspective, Joe Louis was 27-1, Muhammad Ali 22-3, Larry Holmes ...

Vasyl Lomachenko Is Much More Experienced Than You Realize

Vasyl Lomachenko Is Much More Experienced Than You Realize

The fandom is over the top with the emergence of boxing's next must-see fighter. He is Vasyl Lomachenko 9-1 (7), the current holder of the WBO junior lightweight title. This past weekend Lomachenko completely dominated an outclassed Miguel Marriaga 25-3 (21) who withdrew from the fight after the sev...

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Is More Than Just Big

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Is More Than Just Big

Nothing stimulates boxing like an exciting heavyweight division. Even a scrap between second tier heavyweights can be somewhat exciting, as we saw between Jarrell Miller 19-0-1 (17) and Gerald Washington 18-2-2 (12) this past weekend on the Mikey Garcia-Adrien Broner undercard. Washington weighed in...

Don’t Admonish Adrien Broner; Mikey Garcia Put on a Clinic

Don’t Admonish Adrien Broner; Mikey Garcia Put on a Clinic

Sometimes you see a fighter for the first time and you just know he's the genuine article. And that's exactly what I sensed the first time I watched Mikey Garcia 37-0 (30) fight. In fifty-plus years of watching boxing and observing fighters, Mikey Garcia is easily one of the top10 most fundamentally...

Mikey Garcia Really Is All That, But Don’t Sleep On Broner

Mikey Garcia Really Is All That, But Don’t Sleep On Broner

The year of big name fighters facing each other continues this weekend at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York where former four division title holder Adrien Broner 33-2 (24) meets three division title holder and current WBC lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia 36-0 (30). At stake, as of July 21st,...

Jermall Charlo Lying In Wait for Canelo-Golovkin Winner

Jermall Charlo Lying In Wait for Canelo-Golovkin Winner

In most boxing circles it's as if things are pretty much settled in the middleweight division, and it's just a matter of who comes out on top this coming September 16th. Yes, the winner of the title bout between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 49-1-1 (34) and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin 37-0 (33) will be assumed t...

Don’t Listen to the Parroting Promoters: No Chance of Wilder-Ortiz

Don’t Listen to the Parroting Promoters: No Chance of Wilder-Ortiz

In a year when a lot of fights that we thought we'd never see are being made and some are actually coming to fruition, there's another one being thrown out that at one time was thought to be a pipe dream. And that's WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder 38-0 (37) fighting Cuban defector Luis O...

Joe Smith Jr: Right Place, Right Time….or Real Deal?

Joe Smith Jr: Right Place, Right Time….or Real Deal?

The last time we saw him, he was looking down at former middleweight and light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins, who he knocked out of the ring with an offensive assault. And with that, Hopkins, who was a dominant fighter between 160 and 175 pounds from 1995-2014, was finished. Yes, we knew the day...