Author Archives: The Sweet Science

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...

Outrage Greets N’Dam N’Jikam’s Decision over Ryota Murata in Tokyo

Outrage Greets N’Dam N’Jikam’s Decision over Ryota Murata in Tokyo

Had you known ahead of time that Saturday’s fight at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum between Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and Ryota Murata would yield a controversial decision, you would have placed your coin on Murata. Historically, the “home field advantage” is stronger in boxing than in any other sp...

Canelo Routs Chavez Jr on “Cinco De Mayo”

Canelo Routs Chavez Jr on “Cinco De Mayo”

One week after one of the most fan-friendly heavyweight title fights in history, the mercurial sport of boxing took a backward step. The heavily-hyped all-Mexican showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was a stinker. Canelo Alvarez thoroughly outclassed Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In a performance t...

Parker Outpoints Cojanu in Auckland Plus Friday Night Recaps

Parker Outpoints Cojanu in Auckland Plus Friday Night Recaps

WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0) successfully defended his belt on Saturday at the Vodofone Events Centre in the Manukau district of New Zealand with a 12-round unanimous decision over late sub and former sparring partner Razvan Cojanu. Parker won by scores of 119-108 and 117-110 ...

Stitch Duran at Wembley: Just Another Day At The Office

Stitch Duran at Wembley: Just Another Day At The Office

BOXING’S EXPERT “CUT MAN” BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT LUIS CORTES III -- Last Saturday night at London’s Wembley Stadium, Jacob “Stitch” Duran plied his trade before an electric crowd of 90,000 fans that were there for the most part to support the fighter in the opposite corner. But for Dur...