Author Archives: The Sweet Science

TSS Mainstay David Avila and the New BWAA Christy Martin Award

TSS Mainstay David Avila and the New BWAA Christy Martin Award

PRESS RELEASE-- Throughout boxing history, women have made a significant contribution to the sport, both in and out of the ring. These contributions have often been met with little recognition from the media and the public at large, including those within the boxing world. But today, the Boxing Writ...

Bivol Demolishes Broadhurst; Chisora Comes Up Short in Monaco

Bivol Demolishes Broadhurst; Chisora Comes Up Short in Monaco

The luxurious Casino de Monte Carlo was the setting for a seven-bout card promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions. Two world title fights were on the program, which played to a select audience, but much of the interest centered on a 12-round heavyweight contest between Dereck Chisora and Ag...

Undercard Action From Cardiff: The Brits Prevail in Workmanlike Fashion

Undercard Action From Cardiff: The Brits Prevail in Workmanlike Fashion

Dillian Whyte hoped to steal the thunder from his countryman Anthony Joshua, but had to be content with a “W” and a minor WBC trinket after outpointing Robert Helenius over 12 rather dreary rounds. Whyte’s fight last year with Dereck Chisora was a humdinger. The see-saw battle was the consensu...

Fast Result From Schwerin: In a Mild Upset, Braehmer Turns Away Brant

Fast Result From Schwerin: In a Mild Upset, Braehmer Turns Away Brant

In a mild upset, veteran Juergen Braehmer turned away Rob Brant in the final WBSS quarterfinal match in the World Boxing Super Series 168-pound tournament. Braehmer moves on the semifinals where he will meet 22-0 Callum Smith, the youngest, biggest, and most talented of Liverpool’s four fighting S...

Terry Flanagan Vacates His Lightweight Title and Other Fight News

Terry Flanagan Vacates His Lightweight Title and Other Fight News

Terry Flanagan, who reportedly was close to signing for a unification match with WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares, has switched gears, abandoning his WBO belt to compete as a junior welterweight. This was of the nature of a domino effect, prompted by the understanding that fearsome Terence Cra...

Fast Result From Belfast: Burnett UD 12 Zhakiyanov

Fast Result From Belfast: Burnett UD 12 Zhakiyanov

Fighting in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ryan Burnett successfully defended his IBF world bantamweight title and added Zhanat Zhakiyanov’s WBA “Super” world bantamweight title to his dossier with a unanimous 12-round decision. The scores (119-110, 119-109, and 116-112) seemed a b...

It’s Official: Takam is In, Pulev is Out vs. Anthony Joshua on Oct. 28

It’s Official: Takam is In, Pulev is Out vs. Anthony Joshua on Oct. 28

Earlier today (Monday, Oct. 16) reports surfaced that Kubrat Pulev had suffered a shoulder injury and would be forced to withdraw from his Oct. 28th fight with Anthony Joshua at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. That report has been confirmed. Principality Stadium, a domed stadium with a re...

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are former sparring partners who engaged in one of the best fights in recent years, a lusty 12-round battle at LA’s Staples Center in August of 2015 that was decided in favor of Santa Cruz by a majority decision. That fight begged for a rematch and it will likely mat...

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

Venezuela’s Ismael Barroso, a 34-year-old veteran, proved to be too strong and too tough for Albuquerque’s Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a battle of southpaws on Friday night at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA. Barroso knocked Maldonado down with a left to the jaw in the third round and then ended the jun...

Fast Result From Stuttgart: Eubank Demolishes Yildirim

Fast Result From Stuttgart: Eubank Demolishes Yildirim

Chris Eubank Jr. advanced to the semi-final round of the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament with a smashing third round knockout over previously undefeated Avni Yildirim. Eubank set the tone in the opening round when he landed a vicious uppercut that knocked his Turkish adversar...