Author Archives: Jeffrey Freeman

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...

2016 Heavyweight Election Season: Champions & Contenders Campaign for Unification

2016 Heavyweight Election Season: Champions & Contenders Campaign for Unification

2016 Heavyweight Election Season Imagine a world where countries have two Presidents presiding. Or innumerable Kings reigning. It seems ludicrous, right? The bizarro world of professional prizefighting is one such place where at least three men now claim the singular title of World Heavywe...

90’s Heavyweight History Redux

90’s Heavyweight History Redux

90's Heavyweight History Redux - Way back in 1989, when another furious Tyson reigned as World Heavyweight Champion, there was a crop of young, up-and-coming heavyweights that Iron Mike was expected to tangle with in the coming decade in defense of his undisputed crown. It didn't quite work out that...

Alexis Santos Gets Revenge KO, Del Valle Destroys Crespo

Alexis Santos Gets Revenge KO, Del Valle Destroys Crespo

SALEM — While undersized Lawrence, Massachusetts heavyweight Alexis Santos (16-1, 14 KOs) was quietly getting prepared for a rematch against 6'7" Daniel "The Mountain" Martz in the locker room of New Hampshire's Rockingham Plaza race track, Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) was across the pond in Lond...