Author Archives: Phil Woolever

Sturm-Chudinov 2:  Fine Fight, Questionable Call

Sturm-Chudinov 2: Fine Fight, Questionable Call

Sturm-Chudinov 2 - OBERHAUSEN - Those who agreed with Felix Sturm’s majority decision over Fedor Chudinov, around ringside at least, were in the minority. Most people did agree that it was an exciting, hard fought contest. The controversial rematch for Chudinov’s WBA Super-middleweight title...

Fury’s Future after Klitschko :  Praise Thee Who Praise Themselves

Fury’s Future after Klitschko : Praise Thee Who Praise Themselves

DUSSELDORF, A FURY WONDERLAND - Is it too far a stretch to envision Tyson Fury as the boxer to assume Money Mayweather’s mantle? Not as far today as many people, including myself, thought it was, going into ESPIRIT Arena on a rainy Saturday evening. It will take many moons to assess Fury’s su...

Klitschko – Fury : Mind Games Part 2  :   Word Association

Klitschko – Fury : Mind Games Part 2 : Word Association

DUSSELDORF – Germany continues to adjust and adapt to strains of their admirable attempt to provide humanitarian relief to a sea of desperation, while events like Wladimir Klitschko versus Tyson Fury pale in significance but remain vital as evidence of mankind’s better social instincts. From ...

Abraham- Murray :  Final Euro-Bureau Odds

Abraham- Murray : Final Euro-Bureau Odds

A DEUTSCH COIN FLIP – Miguel Cotto – Canelo Alvarez isn’t the only excellent event unfolding in the middleweight range tonight. Arthur Abraham’s pick ‘em tilt against Martin Murray doesn’t have that Vegas glitz, but their battle in a relatively subdued Hannover, Germany could produce jus...

Golovkin – Lemieux : Super Night, Not Super Fight

Golovkin – Lemieux : Super Night, Not Super Fight

RAIN ON THE PUNCHING PARADE ? – Regarding fistic history, not much of fresh significance will be revealed after Gennady Golovkin and Roman Gonzalez have respectively scored middle rounds TKOs on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Is Golovkin – Lemieux an equivalent Hagler – Hearns or ...

Klitschko – Fury:  Mind Games, Round One

Klitschko – Fury: Mind Games, Round One

DUSSELDORF - “Some things are always the same at these press conferences, but some things are also always new,” said Wladimir Klitschko at some point during the extended conversation, some incendiary, between he and Tyson Fury at their initial media gathering. That statement is quite true, an...

Teper Rises, Price Drops

Teper Rises, Price Drops

PRICE REDUCTION - Much of the critical reaction to Erkan Teper’s surprising two round butt kick of David Price for the vacant EBU (European) heavyweight title related to the unfulfilled expectations of Price, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, overly hyped as a strong candidate for the real world c...

Abraham Scrambles Stieglitz In Their Fourth Fight

Abraham Scrambles Stieglitz In Their Fourth Fight

HALLE, WESTFALEN – Arthur Abraham brought his three-year, four-fight rivalry with Robert Stieglitz to an indisputable conclusion with a mesmerizing 6th round TKO. Until just moments before that, the contest had been typically close and typically exciting. “At this level there are no easy figh...

Anthony Joshua Jackhammers Kevin Johnson

Anthony Joshua Jackhammers Kevin Johnson

SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALL RIGHT INDEED - It says a lot about the resurgent division that a heavyweight bout provided the biggest fireworks on the excellent, full house card at London’s O2 Arena this weekend. It was not so much the contest, but Anthony Joshua alone, who created the excitement. W...

Mayweather – Pacquiao : Today

Mayweather – Pacquiao : Today

DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT – At the stroke of the midnight, a day many felt would never come arrived at last. Today. Floyd Mayweather, Jr versus Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Today, Mayweather – Pacquiao is called The Fight of the Century. Today, according to some well-written...