Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Don’t Overanalyze GGG-Martirosyan; GGG Merely Did What Was Expected

Don’t Overanalyze GGG-Martirosyan; GGG Merely Did What Was Expected

Reigning middleweight champ Gennady "GGG" Golovkin hadn’t won a title defense inside the distance since September of 2016, a mere 18 months ago. And that was against IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook who was undefeated at the time and was jumping up two weight classes to take him on. Brook lasted ...

Golovkin Needs to Start a New KO Streak, Starting With Martirosyan

Golovkin Needs to Start a New KO Streak, Starting With Martirosyan

The Ring magazine rates him as the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. This is something I find much fault with, especially after his last two bouts, one that he barely won and the other declared a split draw, although in fairness it should've gone down as a win. But the fact remains, Gennady Gol...

Haye Must Beat Bellew To Cash Out vs. Joshua or Fury

Haye Must Beat Bellew To Cash Out vs. Joshua or Fury

For Tony Bellew, it was the signature win of his career - and for David Haye, it was the most frustrating and humiliating night of his career. Haye was leading on the scorecards after five rounds (although hardly stellar) when he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. After that, he couldn't sustai...

‘Big Baby’ Won and That’s Enough in the Heavyweight Division

‘Big Baby’ Won and That’s Enough in the Heavyweight Division

He's glib and colorful, talks a great game and weighs a few McDonald's happy meals over 300 pounds. He has adequate boxing skill, applies consistent pressure and can put his punches together in succession pretty good. Yes, heavyweight Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller had the eyes of the boxing world on him...

Porter vs. Garcia has “Fight of the Year” Written All Over It

Porter vs. Garcia has “Fight of the Year” Written All Over It

This week unified welterweight titlist Keith Thurman voluntarily relinquished his WBC title while recovering from elbow surgery last year and a recent hand injury suffered in training. Many boxing fans are welcoming the news because in their eyes Thurman has held up the title too long with his injur...

Adrien Broner’s Career Legacy Will Be One of What Could Have Been

Adrien Broner’s Career Legacy Will Be One of What Could Have Been

"I'm on a different level than him. I'm going to prove it on Saturday. I don't worry about any of the negativity that surrounds my name. I'm just ready to go put on a show. I'm taking over this year. It all starts with Jessie Vargas on Saturday night. I'm going to be myself and put on a great show,...

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

Well, it's official, former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, 29, who hasn't fought since November of 2015, announced he'll be returning to the ring on June 9th at the Manchester Arena. The last time Fury laced them up he zigged and zagged and feinted the recognized top dog in the heavyweight division, ...

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 ...