Author Archives: The Sweet Science

Quick Results from Brooklyn: Porter Wins Bloody Brawl on TKO 9

Quick Results from Brooklyn: Porter Wins Bloody Brawl on TKO 9

In a bloody and rather messy fight between two former 147-pound titlists, Shawn Porter improved to 27-2-1 with a ninth round stoppage of Andre Berto (31-5) in the main event of Saturday’s card at the Barclays Center. With the win, Porter put himself in line for a rematch with WBC/WBA welterweight ...

Ruben Olivares and Chucho Castillo Are Forever Linked by Their Great Rivalry

Ruben Olivares and Chucho Castillo Are Forever Linked by Their Great Rivalry

DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TAMAS PRADARICS -- Rivalries always make boxing more popular. They help the sport borrow the attention of general sport fans who normally do not follow fist-fighting. Rivalries sometimes outlast complete generations of fight fans. Fathers tell tales abo...

Cincinnati Bad Boy Adrien Broner Arrested in a Bullet-Riddled SUV

Cincinnati Bad Boy Adrien Broner Arrested in a Bullet-Riddled SUV

INCORRIGIBLE ADRIEN BRONER -- According to various reports, welterweight contender Adrien Broner was arrested shortly after midnight today (April 20) and spent four hours in police custody before being released on bond. Broner was stopped and arrested by Covington, Kentucky police as he was crossing...

Indongo Upends Burns in Glasgow, Unifying the 140-pound Titles

Indongo Upends Burns in Glasgow, Unifying the 140-pound Titles

INDONGO UPSETS BURNS -- Julius Indongo has fought only twice outside his native Namibia, but Indongo has become quite the road warrior. In December he burst on the international scene with a shocking one-punch knockout of previously undefeated Eduard Troyanovsky in Moscow. It took only 40 seconds fo...

Quick Results from Oxon Hill: Lomachenko TKOs Overmatched Sosa

Quick Results from Oxon Hill: Lomachenko TKOs Overmatched Sosa

LOMACHENKO TKOs OVERMATCHED SOSA -- The new MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, sits less than 12 miles from the White House. On Saturday, April 8, the resort hosted a Ukrainian boxing convention of sorts in their intimate 3,000-seat Theater. WBO 130-pound champion Vasyl Lomachenko wa...

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 ...