Author Archives: Jeffrey Freeman

London Prize Ring Rules: Regaining a Lost Empire

London Prize Ring Rules: Regaining a Lost Empire

Forget Brexit. A lost Empire is now regained. The Revolutionary War avenged. It might be hard to fathom today in the land of Donald J. Trump and Deontay Wilder, but boxing’s bloody roots are firmly planted in the old country; England to be exact and London in particular. It was there in 1...

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

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

Last year was a challenging twelve months to be a fight fan. In 2016, Muhammad Ali heard the final ten count while former Atlantic City boxing icon Donald Trump won the American Presidency. From my press row seat at ringside, I wrote boxing’s obituary. It seemed like the right thing to do at the t...

McGregor vs. Mayweather Evokes Memories of Other Fiascos

McGregor vs. Mayweather Evokes Memories of Other Fiascos

For better or worse, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor is official for August 26 in Vegas. The strange pairing, a comebacking Mayweather against reigning UFC lightweight champion McGregor, will be a 12-round boxing match in a boxing ring contested at 154 pounds. McGregor will not be allowed to ...

Ringside in Worcester: Irvin Gonzalez Wins a Thriller

Ringside in Worcester: Irvin Gonzalez Wins a Thriller

WORCESTER, MA. — Promoter Jose Antonio Rivera has had himself a very busy rookie year in 2017. Last January, the former WBA welterweight champion put on his first hometown show, ten professional bouts headlined by 2015 New England Golden Gloves featherweight champion Irvin Gonzalez. Then in April,...

Rhode Island Ringside: Vendetti and DeLuca Victorious

Rhode Island Ringside: Vendetti and DeLuca Victorious

TWIN RIVER CASINO, LINCOLN, R.I. ― Boxing fans are well accustomed to the dynamic of promotional paralysis. In simple terms it’s when rival promoters won’t work together to make the fights we want to see. Think Don King and Bob Arum. Or more recently it was Oscar De La Hoya refusing to collabo...

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...