Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

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...

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...