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ATLAS NOT SHRUGGING Bradley Handles Rios Easily, Scores Stoppage In 9th

ATLAS NOT SHRUGGING Bradley Handles Rios Easily, Scores Stoppage In 9th

In the HBO main event, two name vets, Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios, TV faves, got it on. A possible fight of the year was teased, not even close though. Because Bradley was so dialed in, sharp, and Rios was....not. The WBO 147 crown was up for grabs on Saturday, at Thomas and Mack in Vegas. A ...

Lomachenko Wins KO10 Showcase

Lomachenko Wins KO10 Showcase

Promoter Bob Arum, not one for hyperbole (LOL!) said he thinks Vasyl Lomachenko is the best guy he's ever promoted the other day. That's setting the bar high... We fans could get a look and see for ourselves if Bob is tipping towards the ludicrous or no, on Saturday night, when the Russian met Ro...

Kalenga vs. Gassiev Could Land on #CottoCanelo Card

Kalenga vs. Gassiev Could Land on #CottoCanelo Card

Andre Ward's dropout from the #CottoCanelo card support slot means that another bout could and will get added to that Roc Nation/Golden Boy promotion, portions of which will run on PPV. I'm told that it's quite possible a meaningful cruiserweight tangle, pitting 22-2 Youri Kalenga, a Kinsasha-bor...

WBC Offered VADA Testing For #CottoCanelo

WBC Offered VADA Testing For #CottoCanelo

VADA, USADA, yada-yada... Just who will be doing the testing of the fluids for their Nov. 21 clash is an issue, a minor one, but nevertheless, an element of the leadup to the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez clash. We had heard that USADA will be doing the screening, not VADA. This despite ther...

Rios Trainer Garcia Slings Arrows At Bradley Trainer Atlas

Rios Trainer Garcia Slings Arrows At Bradley Trainer Atlas

Tim Bradley isn't much of a yapper, and as Brandon Rios has gotten older, his propensity to trash talk has lessened. So the lead-up to the Saturday, Nov. 7 welterweight clash between WBO champ Bradley and Rios has not featured much in the way of heated rhetoric. But Rios trainer Robert Garcia ...

Bradley Fires Back At “Haters” Who Chide Him For Disloyalty

Bradley Fires Back At “Haters” Who Chide Him For Disloyalty

Tim Bradley took to the mic at the Wynn today and said he's ready to fight Saturday. He hesitated, during the final presser ahead of his clash with Brandon Rios, and said he wasn't sure if he wanted to deliver a planned monologue..and then did so. He protested that he's a smart person, and said h...

Andre Ward Forced To Withdraw From 11/21 Cotto/Canelo Card

Andre Ward Forced To Withdraw From 11/21 Cotto/Canelo Card

See that look on his face? Yeah...that has to be the mood of Andre Ward right now. Hey, maybe he's shrugged it off, but the Cali boxer has now been hit with another body blow. A bum knee, we are told, keeps him from fighting on Nov. 21, and now Ward, after a long spell of self imposed hiatus, bec...

Who Does Tim Bradley Think Is THE BEST At Welterweight?

Who Does Tim Bradley Think Is THE BEST At Welterweight?

Here's a little tidbit that you might find telling. Our man Timothy Bradley was asked by journo Marcos Villegas, of Fight Hub, who he thinks is top dog at 147, post Mayweather. {youtube}RmfFA2xKFT8{/youtube} He could have picked himself, or Pacman...but no. He picked a PBC guy. Keith Thurma...

BACON, EGGS, and BOXING: Watch Povetkin-Wach in the AM!

BACON, EGGS, and BOXING: Watch Povetkin-Wach in the AM!

Bacon, eggs, and boxing. How does it sound, friends? We at TSS dig this concept; which is why you will be able to sit down with a cup of joe, and watch top-level pro boxing tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, at 8 AM, for a minimal fee. Yes, watch the Alexander Povetkin vs. Mariusz Wach heavyweig...

Maybe the Most Fascinating Thing About Bradley-Rios Is…

Maybe the Most Fascinating Thing About Bradley-Rios Is…

Hall of Famer Jim Lampley has called so many of their bouts, as both Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios have been HBO staples for a goodly number of years. He knows what they bring to the table, skills-wise; so, what about their Saturday clash most excites the blow by blow man? "I'm most interested ...