Author Archives: Matt Andrzejewski

Ringside Report: Yuandale Evans Nips Luis Rosa in a Barnburner

Ringside Report: Yuandale Evans Nips Luis Rosa in a Barnburner

CLEVELAND, OH -- After more than a three-year hiatus, boxing returned to Cleveland, OH with a stirring ShoBox card. The main event featured Cleveland’s own Yuandale Evans (20-1, 14 KO’s) squeaking out a close split decision against Luis Rosa (23-1, 11 KO’s) in a rousing 126-pound fight. Two ju...

Three Punch Combo: Jacobs vs. Arias, Miller vs. Wach and More

Three Punch Combo: Jacobs vs. Arias, Miller vs. Wach and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KO’s) makes his return to HBO as part of a new deal with the network when he faces undefeated upstart Luis Arias (18-0, 9 KO’s) in a 160-pound contest. In addition, heavyweight Jarrell Miller (19-0-1, 17 KO’s) will make his HBO debut when...

Three Punch Combo: Vitali Klitschko’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Vitali Klitschko’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- In December, the International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be unveiled. One of the most heavily debated names on this year’s ballot is Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) who will appear on the ballot for the first time. While at first he seemed a lock for enshrineme...

Ringside Report: Trailing on the Cards, Machado Torpedos Corrales

Ringside Report: Trailing on the Cards, Machado Torpedos Corrales

VERONA, NY --This was a weekend Jezreel Corrales (22-2, 8 KO’s) will probably want to forget. First, he lost his 130 pound belt on the scales the day before squaring off against Alberto Machado (19-0, 16 KO’s) in Verona, NY. Then Corrales, after knocking down Machado and building a lead on the c...

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, it was formally announced that Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KO’s) would be facing Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in what Cotto is claiming will be his final professional fight. The choice of Ali as Cotto’s opponent raised a lot of e...

Crossroads Fights, Tune-Up Fights, and Under the Radar Fights

Crossroads Fights, Tune-Up Fights, and Under the Radar Fights

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- In a pivotal crossroads fight in the 135-pound division, Anthony Crolla (32-6-3, 13 KO’s) scored a unanimous decision against Ricky Burns (41-7-1, 14 KO’s) in a competitive but more tactical contest than what was expected. There’s talk of a rematch, but given the nature of...

Three Punch Combo: Makeable High Stakes Crossroads Fights and More

Three Punch Combo: Makeable High Stakes Crossroads Fights and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, two former world champions battle with their respective careers on the line when Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KO’s) takes on Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KO’s). Such high stakes fights with so much on the line usually bring out the best in both fighters and make for memo...

Three Punch Combo: The Future of Boxing on HBO and More

Three Punch Combo: The Future of Boxing on HBO and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Many have been writing HBO’s obituary in terms of its involvement in boxing. However, HBO is not going anywhere anytime soon though its presence in boxing may not be what it was in the past. A couple of announcements made in recent weeks signified not only HBO’s continued in...

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Earlier this month, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a stunning knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a 115-pound title fight. The loss capped a disappointing year for Gonzalez who also dropped a disputed decision to Sor Rungvisai in March. When the year began, ...

Anthony Joshua vs. Stipe Miocic in 2018? That’s Hardly Far-Fetched

Anthony Joshua vs. Stipe Miocic in 2018? That’s Hardly Far-Fetched

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- After Conor McGregor put up a more spirited effort than most anticipated against Floyd Mayweather Jr. a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, thoughts turned to other UFC fighters possibly facing boxing’s best in the squared circle. As a matter of fact, current UFC heavyweight champion ...