Author Archives: Matt Andrzejewski

Three Punch Combo: Matchups We Would Like To See on ESPN and More

Three Punch Combo: Matchups We Would Like To See on ESPN and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Top Rank announced late last week a deal with ESPN to televise Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn on July 2nd. As part of the deal, it is anticipated Top Rank will get a slew of dates from the network to televise bouts that were previously shown on premium cable. With Top Rank’s stable ...

Three Punch Combo: Pacquiao on ESPN, Evander’s Maiden Show and More

Three Punch Combo: Pacquiao on ESPN, Evander’s Maiden Show and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Late Sunday, Top Rank formally announced that ESPN would be televising the welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn. Speculation has been running rampant on social media regarding Top Rank’s future plans and this announcement begins to shed some light as to ...

Canastota Memories and a Look Ahead to the 2018 IBHOF Induction Class

Canastota Memories and a Look Ahead to the 2018 IBHOF Induction Class

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This was the fourth straight year my wife and I made the journey to Canastota, NY for Hall of Fame weekend. Each year I have had memorable experiences and this year was no different. At the annual Boxing Hall of Fame weekend, you just never know who you will bump into. We wer...

Three Punch Combo: Thoughts on Garcia vs. Broner, Brandon Rios, and More

Three Punch Combo: Thoughts on Garcia vs. Broner, Brandon Rios, and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: This week it was announced that Adrien Broner would face Mikey Garcia (pictured following his smashing knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin) in late July in what is a significant fight for both men. The match-up has raised a lot of eyebrows in the boxing community as Garcia is not the typ...

Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

 THREE PUNCH COMBO: Errol Spence Jr. scored an impressive knockout victory against Kell Brook on Saturday to take Brook’s IBF welterweight title. Both fighters now face interesting possibilities as they move forward in their respective careers. Spence, who entered the fight with a lot of quest...

Saturday’s Fight Will Answer a Lot of Questions about Errol Spence

Saturday’s Fight Will Answer a Lot of Questions about Errol Spence

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This coming weekend, star prospect turned contender Errol Spence Jr. (he's the one on the left) takes a massive step up in competition when he faces IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook. Spence has the looks of a potential superstar, but questions remain. We will find out a lot ...

Three Punch Combo: A Live Underdog, Plus Under the Radar Fights and More

Three Punch Combo: A Live Underdog, Plus Under the Radar Fights and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- On Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, undefeated unified super lightweight champion Terence Crawford faces Felix Diaz in an HBO televised main event. Many in the sport are seeing this as a routine defense for Crawford. However, Diaz is a solid pro and has a decent chance o...

Three Punch Combo: Reflections on Canelo, Matthysse, and Yuriorkis Gamboa

Three Punch Combo: Reflections on Canelo, Matthysse, and Yuriorkis Gamboa

THREE PUNCH COMBO – Yuriorkis Gamboa suffered a stunning loss this past weekend to veteran Robinson Castellanos. It was the type of loss that will probably end Gamboa’s days as a top contender. And thinking back on his career, it was just five years ago when Gamboa seemed destined to be the spor...

Three Punch Combo: Golden Boy’s Strong Pay-Per-View Undercard and More

Three Punch Combo: Golden Boy’s Strong Pay-Per-View Undercard and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Often times on big pay-per-view fights, we see a weak undercard leading into the big main event. However, this is not the case for the Canelo-Chavez Jr. undercard this Saturday. The card features a couple fights that are filled with intrigue and should provide good action leading ...

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

VERONA, NY -- In a fight of contrasting styles, Michael Perez (25-2-2) scored a somewhat controversial split decision against Marcelino Lopez (32-2-1) in a super lightweight contest. Two judges favored Perez by scores of 97-92 and 96-93 respectively while the other had it for Lopez 96-93. The decisi...