Author Archives: Matt Andrzejewski

Ringside Report From Verona: Ergashev Sparkles and Shields Marches On

Ringside Report From Verona: Ergashev Sparkles and Shields Marches On

Although she did not get the knockout she desired, Clarissa Shields (5-0, 2 KO’s) successfully defended her 168-pound title belts with a dominant unanimous decision win against Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KO’s) on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, NY. Nelson was ga...

Three Punch Combo: Checking Out Robert Easter Jr. and Tori Nelson and More

Three Punch Combo: Checking Out Robert Easter Jr. and Tori Nelson and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Boxing award season has concluded for 2017 with awards being given out in several categories. My favorite each year is the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year as we see someone step up and do something special that catches the eye. For 2017, the TSS award for Breakthrough Fighter wen...

Three Punch Combo: Bold Predictions for 2018 and More

Three Punch Combo: Bold Predictions for 2018 and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- The end of the year is upon us and it is time to look forward to what could happen in 2018. Every year there are at least a few surprises that seemingly come from nowhere in the sport. For example, this year we saw a landmark broadcast deal involving Top Rank and ESPN. So what s...

3 Punch Combo: Truax’s Improbable Upset, a Winky Wright Flashback and More

3 Punch Combo: Truax’s Improbable Upset, a Winky Wright Flashback and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KO’s) stunned the boxing world this past Saturday scoring a majority decision win against the heavily favored James DeGale (23-2-1, 14 KO’s) to win a 168-pound belt. Truax is a great story of perseverance and seizing the moment in this sport. Ironical...

Three Punch Combo: Salido-Roman, Farmer-Ogawa and More

Three Punch Combo: Salido-Roman, Farmer-Ogawa and More

The marque fight of the weekend takes place at Madison Square Garden, a battle between Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KO’s) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO’s), two all-time amateur greats competing for a 130-pound title belt. In Las Vegas on the same night, Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31 KO’s) ba...

3 Punch Combo: Remembering Foreman-Briggs, Kovalev’s Road Map and More

3 Punch Combo: Remembering Foreman-Briggs, Kovalev’s Road Map and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- November 22nd marked the 20th anniversary of the final fight of George Foreman’s storied career when he dropped a majority decision to Shannon Briggs in Atlantic City, NJ. Most boxing experts and fans who watched that bout thought that Foreman was on the wrong side of a classi...

Three Punch Combo: HBO’s Horn of Plenty, Other Instantaneous KOs and More

Three Punch Combo: HBO’s Horn of Plenty, Other Instantaneous KOs and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Starting with Saturday’s triple-header, HBO is beginning a run of four consecutive weeks of boxing. Saturday’s card features the return of Sergey Kovalev, one last opportunity for former Cuban amateur star Yuriorkis Gamboa, and a showcase for 175-pound contender Sullivan Barre...

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...