Author Archives: George Kimball

Did Cornerman, And/Or Commission Drop The Ball In Mosley 'No Mas' Situation?

Did Cornerman, And/Or Commission Drop The Ball In Mosley 'No Mas' Situation?

The bookmakers back in England make Carl Froch a 4-1 favorite to retain his WBC title and, more importantly, move into the final of Showtime’s World Boxing Classic when he meets 42 year-old Glen Johnson in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall Saturday night. He probably will, but if w...

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES The Rematch Ref Was Rotten

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES The Rematch Ref Was Rotten

"And I'm not sure whether to thank or ream the ref, who missed knockdowns that would have helped me, but also allowed me to go Graterford on Pascal." (Hogan) If, as the old adage holds, the best referee is the one who doesn’t call attention to himself, you’d have to deem Ian John-Lewis a mis...

He Was Indeed “Vicious:” Ortiz Hammers Berto…KIMBALL RINGSIDE!

He Was Indeed “Vicious:” Ortiz Hammers Berto…KIMBALL RINGSIDE!

Hogan Photos MASHANTUCKET, Conn. –- This time Victor Ortiz lived up to his nickname. “Vicious Victor” has a nice alliterative ring to it, though far too often in his ring career the 24 year-old Kansan seemed anything but vicious. Saturday night at Foxwoods Casino in the Connecticut woods, tho...

Adamek Easily Wins Tuneup Over McBride, Vitali Is Next…KIMBALL

Adamek Easily Wins Tuneup Over McBride, Vitali Is Next…KIMBALL

Tomasz Adamek tuned up for his September 10 date with WBC champ Vitaly Klitschko by going twelve hard rounds with a heavy bag at the Prudential Center in Newark Saturday night. The bag, in this case was a lumbering giant named Kevin McBride.Although Adamek dominated the bout from start to finish,...

Martinez Batters Dzinziruk…KIMBALL

Martinez Batters Dzinziruk…KIMBALL

TSS U, please weigh in. Give the suits the benefit of your wisdom...Who do you want to see Martinez fight next? (Hogan Photos)The suits at HBO got some splainin’ to do.You may recall that the network’s reward for Sergio Martinez’ Fighter of the Year performance in 2010 was (a) forcing the midd...

KIMBALL: Robbery? Tell It To The Judge

KIMBALL: Robbery? Tell It To The Judge

Let’s see: According to a WBC communication which landed on our desk two days after Saturday night’s affair in Quebec City, Jean Pascal is still the light-heavyweight champion and Bernard Hopkins is still the “Emeritus Champion.” (The coveted Diamond Belt presumably remains vacant.) The e...

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: “The Fighter,” Reviewed

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: “The Fighter,” Reviewed

In a scene depicted in “The Fighter,” a fat-cat boxing promoter makes Micky Ward an offer that should have been hard to refuse: Come to Vegas. Train year-round, all expenses paid. Implicit in this generous offer is that the promoter, who is plainly based on Bob Arum, can see what is obvious t...

Sergio Martinez-Andy Lee Might Land At MSG Theatre In March

Sergio Martinez-Andy Lee Might Land At MSG Theatre In March

Christmas may have come early for Ireland’s Andy Lee. Less than a day after the implosion of the Klitschko-Chiisora card in Germany scratched Lee’s scheduled fight this weekend, the Irish middleweight has been confirmed as the leading candidate to fight world champion Sergio Martinez on HBO next...

DiBella May Well Have Come Up With Another Hidden Gem

DiBella May Well Have Come Up With Another Hidden Gem

NEW YORK – Lou DiBella credits his recent run of good fortune in no small part to Sampson Lewkowicz, who convinced him that a thirtysomething Argentine-born middleweight living in Spain named Sergio Martinez might have a useful career ahead of him yet. So when Lewkowicz touted DiBella on Javier...

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: Kimball Channels Ebert On The Fighter

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: Kimball Channels Ebert On The Fighter

In a scene depicted in “The Fighter, a fat-cat boxing promoter makes Micky Ward an offer that should have been hard to refuse: Come to Vegas. Train year-round, all expenses paid. Implicit in this generous offer is that the promoter, who is plainly based on Bob Arum, can see what is obvious to e...