Author Archives: Frank Lotierzo

Roy Jones Jr. Says He Was Better Than Mayweather….and Roy’s Right!

Roy Jones Jr. Says He Was Better Than Mayweather….and Roy’s Right!

Undefeated records, especially when it comes to boxing, are very overvalued. If a boxer is a star, he can pretty much pick and choose whom he fights. With four sanctioning bodies (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO) it's easy to find a limited opponent to fight with a title on the line and pass it off as a legit...

Was it a Coincidence That Matthysse Mentioned Pac-Man after TKOing Kiram?

Was it a Coincidence That Matthysse Mentioned Pac-Man after TKOing Kiram?

This past weekend Lucas Matthysse 39-4 (36) fought for the second time in six months, stopping Tewa Kiram 38-1 (28) in the eighth round after having him down twice. Kiram entered the bout undefeated but other than a solid jab he didn't have much to offer. The win over Kiram earned Matthysse, 35, the...

Could Spence vs. Crawford Be Hurt By Their Lack of Personality?

Could Spence vs. Crawford Be Hurt By Their Lack of Personality?

Prior to his fight with Lamont Peterson this past weekend I was certain former unified junior welterweight champ Terence Crawford 32-0 (23) could and would handle IBF welterweight title holder Errol Spence 23-0 (20) when they eventually fought. Based on Spence's eighth round stoppage of Peterson, th...

Easter Needs to Shine Against Fortuna to Get Mikey Garcia’s Attention

Easter Needs to Shine Against Fortuna to Get Mikey Garcia’s Attention

He's been saying WBC lightweight champ Mikey Garcia fears him, but I believe it's more about money than anything resembling fear. But I understand why IBF lightweight title holder Robert Easter 20-0 (14) has been spouting off, dropping Garcia's name. Easter is undefeated, holds a legitimate title, a...

Errol Spence Should Have Everyone Talking After Fighting Lamont Peterson

Errol Spence Should Have Everyone Talking After Fighting Lamont Peterson

It went back and forth between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao until Floyd conclusively beat Manny in May of 2015 and then it was Mayweather. After Mayweather, Andre Ward was considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing after he beat Sergey Kovalev. Ward further endorsed that sentiment w...

Danny Garcia Orders from the Menu but Boxing Fans May be in For a Treat

Danny Garcia Orders from the Menu but Boxing Fans May be in For a Treat

Boxing fans love tough guys and always give them the benefit of the doubt. They usually excel when they have fighters in front of them with adequate but limited skills who they can bully. However, they can never get to the other side of the bridge when it's blocked by a fighter equally as tough who ...

Looking Back Almost As Good as Looking Ahead

Looking Back Almost As Good as Looking Ahead

As we head into 2018, it has been well chronicled just how great 2017 was for the sport of boxing. There were several big fights that captured the public's attention along with the emergence of some special fighters who may be on their way to being remembered as all-time greats. However, there has b...

Summing Up 2017 in Boxing

Summing Up 2017 in Boxing

The year 2017 has been one of the best years in boxing in quite a while. The seventies, eighties and even the nineties were outstanding but the 2000s, especially 2016, not so much.  One of the best and most influential years in boxing was 1976. Muhammad Ali, the undisputed heavyweight champ, ma...

Parker Is Step One for Joshua Getting All The Titles

Parker Is Step One for Joshua Getting All The Titles

IBF/WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 20-0 (20) of the U.K., perhaps the biggest star in boxing, is about to take another step toward reaching his goal as undisputed champ. By all indications, he will fight WBO champ Joseph Parker 24-0 (18) of New Zealand this coming April. Joshua, 28, has mad...

Two Big Fights Certain to Happen in 2018…and The Winners Are….

Two Big Fights Certain to Happen in 2018…and The Winners Are….

There are two big fights in the discussion stage for 2018 that I believe will soon be announced. The first is the heavyweight title bout between WBC champ Deontay Wilder 39-0 (39) and formidable contender Luis Ortiz 28-0 (24). As most know Wilder and Ortiz (shown exchanging words after Ortiz knocked...