Author Archives: The Sweet Science

Results From Manchester: Linares Too Classy for Crolla

Results From Manchester: Linares Too Classy for Crolla

JORGE LINARES RETAINS HIS TITLE -- Jorge Linares was in hostile territory last September when he opposed Manchester’s Anthony Crolla in Manchester with Crolla’s WBA world lightweight title at stake. But Linares, competing in his 10th world title fight, emerged victorious, copping a unanimous dec...

The New Pound-for-Pound Rankings: A Comparison of Three Polls

The New Pound-for-Pound Rankings: A Comparison of Three Polls

POUND-FOR-POUND TOP 10 -- In the last few days, three tribunals – The Ring, ESPN, and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board – issued a new set of ratings. The consensus #1 pound-for-pound fighter heading into last weekend – Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez – dropped to #3, #4, and #5, depe...

Fast Results From MSG: Golovkin Nips Jacobs; Chocolatito upset in a Bloodbath

Fast Results From MSG: Golovkin Nips Jacobs; Chocolatito upset in a Bloodbath

A BIG NIGHT OF BOXING AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN -- Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs entered the ring at Madison Square Garden with a combined record of 68-1 with 62 knockouts. No matter how the fight played out, said the pundits, it was certain to end inside the distance. But that opinion...

TSS Mainstay Bernard Fernandez Captures Three BWAA Writing Awards

TSS Mainstay Bernard Fernandez Captures Three BWAA Writing Awards

BERNIE AWARDS -- The Boxing Writers Association of America has announced the winners of the 16th annual Bernie awards. The awards acknowledge outstanding writing in six categories. The Sweet Science garnered two second place awards and a third place award, all thanks to Bernard Fernandez. A New O...

Quick Results from Brooklyn: Thurman Upends Garcia by Split Decision

Quick Results from Brooklyn: Thurman Upends Garcia by Split Decision

KEITH THURMAN WINS BY SPLIT DECISION -- The welterweight title unification showdown between undefeated title-holders Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia attracted a crowd of 16,553, a record high for a boxing event at the Barclays Center. Those in the building anticipated a zesty encounter comparable to ...

Team DSG: Beyond the Boxing Ring

Team DSG: Beyond the Boxing Ring

THE DANNY GARCIA STORY BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT LUIS CORTES III – “Success is one thing, impact is another,” is a quote attributed to former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. These words spoken by the greatest inside linebacker in NFL history give a clearer insight to the story between cu...

Mayweather vs. McGregor a 99 Percent Done Deal Say U.K. Tabloids

Mayweather vs. McGregor a 99 Percent Done Deal Say U.K. Tabloids

'MONEY MAY" VS. McGREGOR -- The boxing and MMA worlds went gaga on social media on Tuesday morning with reports that the long-rumored mega-fight between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was close to being finalized. A formal announcement, says the Daily Sun, will be forthcoming ...

A Look at the Undercards of some Big Boxing Shows on the Horizon

A Look at the Undercards of some Big Boxing Shows on the Horizon

UNDERCARDS BOLSTER BIG BOXING SHOWS -- The undercards are slowly taking shape for some of the big shows coming down the pike in the next few months. The latest dispatch from Golden Boy Promotions contains the news that Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) has been added to the big Cinco de Mayo card on Ma...

Friday Boxing Recap: Zhakiyanov Dethrones Rau’shee Warren and More

Friday Boxing Recap: Zhakiyanov Dethrones Rau’shee Warren and More

ZHAKIYANOV UPSETS WARREN -- Zhanat Zhakiyanov, a well-traveled Kazakh making his U.S. debut, went into hostile territory and emerged with a piece of the world bantamweight title on Friday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. In a see-saw battle that begs for a rematch, Zhakiyanov overcame...

Weekend Boxing Recap

Weekend Boxing Recap

WEEKEND BOXING RECAP -- There were no mega-fights on the first weekend of February, but there were a number of noteworthy fights scattered around the globe. The  weekend began on Friday (Thursday in the United States) at the Adelaide Oval in North Adelaide, Australia, where 43-year-old Danny Gre...