Author Archives: The Sweet Science

Luis Nery Demolishes Long-Reigning Bantamweight Champ Yamanaka

Luis Nery Demolishes Long-Reigning Bantamweight Champ Yamanaka

The last few weeks have produced two big upsets involving fighters from the Orient. On July 28, Chinese superstar Zou Shiming was stopped in the 11th round by unheralded Sho Kimura. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, long-reigning world bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka suffered a brutal fourth round stoppa...

Nonito Donaire Ready For Another Run at Featherweight

Nonito Donaire Ready For Another Run at Featherweight

NONITO DONAIRE UPDATE BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TAMAS PRADARICS – Nonito Donaire last fought in November 2016 when he lost a decision along with his WBO super bantamweight title to undefeated Jessie Magdaleno. Soon after the Filipino fighter’s long-term partnership with Top Rank Promotions came t...

In a Shocker, Sho Kimura TKOs Chinese Superstar Zou Shiming in Shanghai

In a Shocker, Sho Kimura TKOs Chinese Superstar Zou Shiming in Shanghai

In a shocker, Japan’s Sho Kimura has won the WBO flyweight title with an 11th round stoppage of Zou Shiming in Shanghai. Shiming was making the first defense of the title he won in November when he out-pointed Prasitsak Phaprom at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Kimura overcame a bad c...

The Pundits Weigh in On the Pacquiao-Horn Decision

The Pundits Weigh in On the Pacquiao-Horn Decision

In what several writers dubbed the eighth installment of the Rocky series, Jeff Horn upset Manny Pacquiao before 50,000-plus fans in his hometown of Brisbane. But this fairytale story was marred by the scoring of the judges. The social media page of the Queensland police was reportedly swamped with ...

A Pier 6 Brawl in Philly Enlivens a Soft Boxing Weekend

A Pier 6 Brawl in Philly Enlivens a Soft Boxing Weekend

WEEKEND BOXING RECAPS -- On an otherwise quiet weekend for boxing, there was a corker in South Philadelphia that would have undoubtedly commanded Fight of the Year discussion if witnessed by more eyeballs. The match at the 2300 Arena, billed for the Pennsylvania State 154-pound title, paired Philade...

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

The Ward-Kovalev rematch overshadowed everything else, but on a night when Nevada’s referees did not put their best feet forward, there was plenty of activity around the globe. There was even a world title fight in Germany where native son Tyron Zeuge (pictured on the left) prevailed in the fourth...

Quick Results from Montreal: Stevenson Destroys Fonfara

Quick Results from Montreal: Stevenson Destroys Fonfara

The first meeting between Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara was staged at Montreal’s Bell Centre on May 24, 2014. Stevenson won a wide decision, prevailing by 5 points on two of the scorecards and by 7 points on the other, but Fonfara, who was then looked upon as nothing more than a fringe cont...

Quick Results from Bramall Lane: Errol Spence Jr. Dethrones Kell Brook

Quick Results from Bramall Lane: Errol Spence Jr. Dethrones Kell Brook

A crowd estimated at 27,000 surged into Sheffield’s venerable Bramall Lane soccer stadium in hopes of seeing hometown hero Kell Brook turn away Errol Spence Jr. in Brook’s fourth defense of the IBF welterweight title he won in 2014 with a majority decision over Shawn Porter. They left disappoint...

Friday Boxing Recaps: Storylines from Chicago, Boca Raton, and Cardiff

Friday Boxing Recaps: Storylines from Chicago, Boca Raton, and Cardiff

Hampered by the twin detriments of bad weather and a card consisting of foreseeably one-sided fights, Friday’s Top Rank show at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion played to a sea of empty seats. Perhaps 4,000 were in attendance when Northern Ireland’s Michael Conlan stepped into the ring for his second pr...

May 20th Boxing Scorecard: Davis, Uzcategui, Crawford, Benavidez and More

May 20th Boxing Scorecard: Davis, Uzcategui, Crawford, Benavidez and More

The action was hot and heavy on the third Saturday of May. The festivities got under way at the Copper Box Arena in London where Gervonta Davis (pictured on the right) had an easy go in the first defense of his IBF 130-pound title. With Floyd Mayweather shouting encouragement, Davis TKOed Liam Walsh...