Author Archives: Matt Andrzejewski

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...

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Thursday’s ESPN Event, Julius Indongo and More

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Thursday’s ESPN Event, Julius Indongo and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- It’s a point I keep harping on but good matchmaking makes good fights. And good fights bring back buzz to the sport which brings back the fans. Though the participants on Thursday’s Golden Boy show on ESPN are not the biggest names, they are solid fighters who are well match...

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next for Boxing’s Ukrainian Hit Squad?

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next for Boxing’s Ukrainian Hit Squad?

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Oleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk each scored solid wins on Saturday night in their respective showcases on HBO. The future looks bright for both and they have interesting options for their next big engagements. On his rise up the cruiserweight division, Usyk (pictured) re...

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Luis Ortiz, Miguel Cotto and More

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Luis Ortiz, Miguel Cotto and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz announced last week he was signing with Al Haymon. Previously, Ortiz had been working on a fight by fight deal with England’s Eddie Hearn. The signing with Haymon should open some interesting doors for the feared Ortiz. Look for Haymon to keep...

Three Punch Combo: Pro Boxing at the 2017 Quarter Pole, Linares-Garcia and More

Three Punch Combo: Pro Boxing at the 2017 Quarter Pole, Linares-Garcia and More

THE 2017 YEAR IN BOXING, A QUARTERLY REPORT -- The first quarter of the year is complete. Here are a few nuggets and observations I have compiled from what has been an eventful three months. On January 14th, an evenly matched bout between prospects Ievgen Khytrov and Immanuwel Aleem turned into s...

Three Punch Combo: Notes on GGG, the World Boxing Super Series and More

Three Punch Combo: Notes on GGG, the World Boxing Super Series and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Boxing can be a funny sport. Often it is not if a fighter wins but how he looks in winning that determines his future fights. Sometimes, not looking sharp in winning can open the door to bigger fights more than looking impressive in victory. This may be the case for Gennady Golovk...

Ringside at Turning Stone: David Lemieux Capsizes Curtis Stevens

Ringside at Turning Stone: David Lemieux Capsizes Curtis Stevens

VERONA, NY -- In a shootout between two big punchers, David Lemieux scored an impressive one punch highlight reel knockout of Curtis Stevens in the third round of their scheduled twelve round middleweight fight in Verona, NY on Saturday night. As Stevens was throwing a left hook, Lemieux caught him ...

What if Keith Thurman Had Faced Marcos Maidana in 2012?

What if Keith Thurman Had Faced Marcos Maidana in 2012?

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- In July of 2012, a young newcomer in the sport named Keith Thurman was seeking out his first big professional fight. His advisor, Al Haymon, had negotiated a spot for him on HBO to presumably face Marcos Maidana on the undercard of the Adrien Broner-Vicente Escobedo fight. Maida...

Three Punch Combo: Hurd vs. Harrison, Ugonoh-Breazeale and More

Three Punch Combo: Hurd vs. Harrison, Ugonoh-Breazeale and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Jarrett Hurd puts his undefeated record on the line this Saturday when he faces once beaten Tony Harrison for the vacant IBF Junior Middleweight title. Hurd, considered by many boxing insiders as a future star, has put on some scintillating performances in his most recent bouts....

Three Punch Combo: Broner-Granados, Showtime Banks on Claressa and More

Three Punch Combo: Broner-Granados, Showtime Banks on Claressa and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Adrien Broner returns to the ring following a ten month layoff to face veteran Adrian Granados this Saturday in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, OH. Broner will be heavily favored as he hopes to use this fight as a springboard toward bigger things down the road but Granados (p...