Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

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...

Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

On January 13th or 20th of next year, the fighter who many believe is the best welterweight in the world, Errol Spence 22-0 (19), will make the first defense of the IBF title he won from Kell Brook this past May in England. His opponent will be former two division title holder Lamont Peterson 35-3-1...

Junior Middleweight Triple Header Should Net Lara vs. Charlo

Junior Middleweight Triple Header Should Net Lara vs. Charlo

There were three outstanding 154-pound title bouts on Showtime this past weekend, and all three title holders made successful defenses and retained their hardware. Jarret Hurd halted Austin Trout when Trout's head trainer Louie Burke called in the referee after the 10th round to request the stoppage...

Gausha Is Erislandy Lara’s Last Chance to Woo Fans

Gausha Is Erislandy Lara’s Last Chance to Woo Fans

He's a versatile and accomplished fighter who has only suffered two setbacks in 28 pro bouts. One was extremely close against a super star fighter, Canelo Alvarez, and the other was such a terrible decision that the judges who scored the fight for his opponent, Paul Williams, were suspended indefini...

The Difference in Self Awareness Between Joshua and Wilder

The Difference in Self Awareness Between Joshua and Wilder

Boxing has enjoyed a great year in 2017 with two and a half months still to go. IBF/WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 19-0 (19) defends his belts against former title challenger Kubrat Pulev 25-1 (13) later this month on October 28th. The following week, on November 4th, WBC champ Deontay Wilder ...

There Never Was Going To Be a Wilder-Ortiz Fight

There Never Was Going To Be a Wilder-Ortiz Fight

Starting in early July this past summer rumors began to emerge that WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder 38-0 (37) was going to defend his title in late October or early November against former interim WBA title holder Luis Ortiz 27-0 (23) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The prospect of W...

Conor McGregor Should Thank Robert Byrd Instead Of Admonishing Him

Conor McGregor Should Thank Robert Byrd Instead Of Admonishing Him

With the 118-110 score submitted for Canelo-Golovkin by judge Adalaide Byrd a few weeks ago, it's been open season on boxing officials. As someone who has found fault with some recent scorecards tabulated by a select few during the past year, I can see why. I disagreed with the decision in the first...

Why Canelo Had A Better Night Than Golovkin

Why Canelo Had A Better Night Than Golovkin

Now that the storm has quelled regarding the decision rendered declaring Canelo-Golovkin a draw, maybe some other aspects of the fight can be examined. If there ever was a big fight in which I had no rooting interest it was this one. As most know who've read this column, as elite world class fighter...

40 years have Passed since Muhammad Ali’s Last Title Defense

40 years have Passed since Muhammad Ali’s Last Title Defense

Forty years ago? That's how long it's been since former undisputed heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali made his last successful defense of the title he won for the second time from George Foreman three years earlier. On September 29th, 1977, Ali 54-2 (37), won a 15-round unanimous decision over dynami...

Andre Ward: A Career Appreciation

Andre Ward: A Career Appreciation

What a year 2017 has been for boxing. We've seen a plethora of fantastic fights where the best have been fighting the best. On the downside, Floyd Mayweather, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley and Timothy Bradley retired. This morning (Sept. 21, 2017) Andre Ward announced that he too was hanging up ...