Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Adrien Broner is Again at the Crossroads and Saying All the Right Things

Adrien Broner is Again at the Crossroads and Saying All the Right Things

His nickname is "The Problem" and I can’t think of another fighter whose nickname is a better fit. After winning world titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 by the age of 28, Broner has created more problems for himself than mostly anyone else in boxing. Since suffering his first setback against hard...

April 12th Marks the Death of Two Boxers Who Were Giants among Giants

April 12th Marks the Death of Two Boxers Who Were Giants among Giants

Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson are two of the three most significant fighters to ever grace the sport of boxing. The other, of course, is Muhammad Ali. It’s also no coincidence that Louis is the fighter Ali is most measured against and Robinson is the fighter Ali most emulated. April 12th 198...

Winning by Knockout Is the Ultimate Deodorant For a Fighter

Winning by Knockout Is the Ultimate Deodorant For a Fighter

If you want to erase the perception of you as a fighter just win your last fight by stoppage. Conversely, if you want your perception as a killer to be diminished, go the distance after compiling a long KO streak. In the NFL there's a saying among head coaches - it goes something like "we're not as ...

With Joshua-Wilder Now Close to a 50-50 Fight, It Must Be Next

With Joshua-Wilder Now Close to a 50-50 Fight, It Must Be Next

This past weekend WBA/IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 21-0 (20) won a lackluster unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 119-109) over WBO title holder Joseph Parker 24-1 (18) in what may have been one of the worst officiated fights ever. Joshua now holds three of the four major title belts with ...

Wilder Has Served; Can Joshua Return Serve?

Wilder Has Served; Can Joshua Return Serve?

For the year or so that WBA/IBF heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua 20-0 (20) and WBC title holder Deontay Wilder 40-0 (39) have been merging towards colliding, most boxing fans and insiders viewed Joshua as the better and more complete fighter and would favor him if they fought. Then on March 3rd at...

Fairly or Unfairly, Canelo’s Career Will Never Fully Recover

Fairly or Unfairly, Canelo’s Career Will Never Fully Recover

In the court of public opinion you're judged differently by those who like you and those that don't like you. And that's the position Canelo Alvarez is in. Regardless of what the Nevada State Athletic Commission rules on April 10th pertaining to Alvarez twice testing positive for clenbuterol, opinio...

The Young Guns are Heating-Up the Arresting 140-Pound Weight Class

The Young Guns are Heating-Up the Arresting 140-Pound Weight Class

If anyone thought Terence Crawford departing the 140-pound class to fight as a full-fledged welterweight was going to hurt the division, it might have been a premature notion. Crawford held all four of the major belts and his departure left all four up for grabs. At the time most thought of the divi...

Ali Lost the Biggest Fight Ever and is Perhaps the Greatest Because of It

Ali Lost the Biggest Fight Ever and is Perhaps the Greatest Because of It

This past March 8th marked the 47th anniversary of the first fight between Muhammad Ali and "Smokin" Joe Frazier, billed as Frazier vs. Ali being that Joe was the recognized champion going into the fight and the undisputed champ after it. Most boxing observers would agree that this was the most anti...

Linares Could Make Lomachenko Work but Not Much More

Linares Could Make Lomachenko Work but Not Much More

Well it appears to be official that one of the most talked-about emerging stars and top pound-for-pound fighters in boxing is going to get a chance to win a title in a third weight division in just his 12th fight as a pro; truly amazing. Of course I'm talking about WBO junior lightweight title holde...

Old School Lessons Bring Mikey Garcia His Fourth World Title

Old School Lessons Bring Mikey Garcia His Fourth World Title

One of the definitions of the word clinic is "an exemplary display or performance." If you're an avid boxing observer you don't see them as often as you'd like, but when you do, you never forget them or the fighter responsible for the display. This past weekend WBC lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia 3...