Author Archives: Jeffrey Freeman

Looking Back With Fresh Eyes, the Right Guy Won the Hagler-Leonard Fight

Looking Back With Fresh Eyes, the Right Guy Won the Hagler-Leonard Fight

MY HAGLER-LEONARD NOTEBOOK REVISITED -- Thirty years later, some people still can't understand why Marvelous Marvin Hagler walked away from boxing in total disgust after losing his world middleweight championship by split decision to a comebacking Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 6, 1...

New England’s Future 2 Ringside Report: Remillard and Carita Victorious

New England’s Future 2 Ringside Report: Remillard and Carita Victorious

WORCESTER — When boxing last laid eyes on Matt Remillard in a professional prize ring, the year was 2011. The then undefeated Connecticut featherweight prospect was on HBO Boxing After Dark suffering his first loss via corner stoppage to future world champion Mikey Garcia after ten predominately...

Danny Jacobs Inspired for GGG by Nutritionist Chris Algieri’s Rocky Story

Danny Jacobs Inspired for GGG by Nutritionist Chris Algieri’s Rocky Story

DANNY JACOBS INSPIRED BY ALGIERI -- If your name is "Miracle Man" Danny Jacobs and you're fighting undefeated middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden on HBO Pay-Per-View a week after seeing fellow Brooklynite Curtis Stevens knocked out cold in upstate New York by left hooker Dav...

Ringside at the Worcester Palladium: A Mostly Entertaining Sockfest

Ringside at the Worcester Palladium: A Mostly Entertaining Sockfest

RINGSIDE REPORT FROM WORCESTER — For the (not so) United States of America, the future starts Friday with the inauguration of newly elected President Donald J. Trump. For the lame duck New England boxing scene, that future started the night before the inauguration in Worcester, Massachusetts with ...

For Whom The 10-Count Bells Tolled: 2016 Boxing Obits

For Whom The 10-Count Bells Tolled: 2016 Boxing Obits

2016 BOXING OBITS -- The year that wasn't started off slowly last January, gaining little momentum as the months passed by, terminating in December with 51-year-old Bernard Hopkins being knocked out of the ring in his "farewell bout" by an obscure Long Island laborer named Joe Smith Jr. The "Exec...

An Open Letter to Tyson Fury

An Open Letter to Tyson Fury

  Dear Champ, We need to talk. As Angelo Dundee would say, “you’re blowing it, son.” Even though the bout was boring as hell, your historically important victory over Wladimir Klitschko for the championship brought new life to the heavyweight division. You shook up the world ...

The Case For Marlon Starling: Why “Moochie” Belongs in Canastota

The Case For Marlon Starling: Why “Moochie” Belongs in Canastota

  By Jeffrey Freeman — It's hard for the typical fight fan to understand exactly what the current criteria are for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Boxing, unlike baseball or professional football, does not rely on a cold and calculated interpretation of statistics to d...

Foxwoods Ringside Report: Derevyanchenko Destroys Soliman; Khytrov Stops Mendez

Foxwoods Ringside Report: Derevyanchenko Destroys Soliman; Khytrov Stops Mendez

Foxwoods Ringside Report -  With undisputed middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin casting an ominous shadow over the entire 160 pound division, boxing's history-rich weight class looked to a pair of Ukrainian Olympians tonight at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut for future consideration. Promoted by...

The Best of the Best: The TSS Mid-Year Awards

The Best of the Best: The TSS Mid-Year Awards

TSS Mid-Year Awards - Ask your average boxing fan about the first half of 2016 and he or she will probably complain about the lack of meaningful fights taking place. Fans are not particularly happy with the PBC bait-and-switch or with bouts on PPV that should be on regular cable TV. They're sick t...

10 Guys GGG Did Not Fight & WHY

10 Guys GGG Did Not Fight & WHY

10 Guys - IF you happened to see Shane Mosley's social media posting on Wednesday, May 11, you might have read Sugar Shane's cyber claim that the biggest fight in boxing is a "done deal" for September 17. We're all now Tweeting about Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin for the undisputed middlewe...