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Weekend Boxing Recap: From New Jersey to China and Points In-Between

Weekend Boxing Recap: From New Jersey to China and Points In-Between

WEEKEND BOXING RECAP -- The month of January tends to be a slow month for boxing. This weekend was consistent with the historical pattern. However, there were a few noteworthy boxers in action, most notably former two-division world champion Zab Judah who returned to the ring after a 37-month hiatus...

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Results From Brooklyn: DeGale vs. Jack Scored a Draw

Professional boxing returned to New York after a 176-day absence on Saturday, Jan. 14, with a nine-fight card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. A co-promotion of DiBella Entertainment and Mayweather Promotions, the main event saw IBF 168-pound champion James DeGale square off against his WBC counterp...

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

Lara and Dirrell Whack out Overmatched Opponents. What’s Next for Them?

LARA AND ANTHONY DIRRELL WIN EASY -- Friday night’s featured attractions at the Hialeah Park racino in Miami were widely panned as mismatches and played out as expected. Erislandy Lara (pictured) retained his WBA Super World 154-pound title with a fourth round TKO over Yuri Foreman and former WBC ...

Canelo vs. JCC Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6? Weed Potentially No Barrier

Canelo vs. JCC Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6? Weed Potentially No Barrier

CHAVEZ JR vs CANELO -- It’s no secret that Golden Boy Promotions has been eyeing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as the next opponent for their cash cow Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. By all appearances, the all-Mexican showdown, which many speculated was headed to AT&T Stadium in Texas, will instead come ...

The TSS 2016 Round of the Year: Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora, Round 5

The TSS 2016 Round of the Year: Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora, Round 5

2016 Round of the Year - Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora locked horns in Manchester on Dec. 10. Their 12-round go was part of a mammoth 10-bout show promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. The main event, an IBF heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina, was a dud, a stro...

Joe Smith Jr. is the 2016 TSS Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

Joe Smith Jr. is the 2016 TSS Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

JOE SMITH JR'S BREAKTHROUGH YEAR -- At the onset of 2016, an Irish-American light heavyweight from Long Island was attracting some buzz. His name was Seanie Monaghan. Farther out on Long Island, another Irish-American light heavyweight was laboring in obscurity. His name was Joe Smith Jr. As we ente...

The TSS 2016 Event of the Year: The World Says Goodbye to The Greatest

The TSS 2016 Event of the Year: The World Says Goodbye to The Greatest

The World Says Goodbye to The Greatest -- On Friday, June 10, 2016, seven days after his death, a hearse bearing the body of Muhammad Ali left the A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home. Leading a procession of black limousines, the hearse rolled through the streets of Louisville on a 19-mile pilgrimag...

An Explosion Creates Havoc at a Boxing Event in the Philippines

An Explosion Creates Havoc at a Boxing Event in the Philippines

EXPLOSION AT BOXING MATCH -- Details are vague, but an explosion today (Wednesday, Dec. 28) at a boxing show in the Philippines reportedly injured at least 23 people. The first reports mentioned that 10 people had died. Subsequent reports mentioned 35 wounded, but no deaths. Most of those wounded we...

The Sweet Science Names Bob Arum the 2016 Boxing Personality of the Year

The Sweet Science Names Bob Arum the 2016 Boxing Personality of the Year

Bob Arum the 2016 Boxing Personality - If our awards menu included a Lifetime Achievement Award, Bob Arum would have won that one too. The year 2016 marked Arum’s 50th year in the boxing business and the Lomachenko-Walters fight marked his 2000th boxing promotion. According to data compiled by mat...

The TSS Award Season Begins: Eddie Hearn is our Promoter of the Year

The TSS Award Season Begins: Eddie Hearn is our Promoter of the Year

THE 2016 BOXING AWARDS -- Over the next several days, we will be handing out our “Best of the Best” awards for 2016. The awards will be accompanied by a video presentation on our sister site, The Boxing Channel. Recipients were chosen by a committee of TSS writers with project coordinator Mig...