Author Archives: Phil Woolever

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...

Klitschko – Jennings :  A Lot to Lose

Klitschko – Jennings : A Lot to Lose

IF HE CAN MAKE IT THERE – Anyone who believes Wladimir Klitschko is anything more than a 3 – 1 favorite over Bryant Jennings could be in for a rude awakening tonight. Odds favoring Klitschko by more than 10 -1 are ridiculous. Jennings is a very live underdog, and not because of any specific s...

Mayweather – Pacquiao : The Morning After

Mayweather – Pacquiao : The Morning After

AS OF MAY 3, 2015 – The morning after Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao, whatever the result, the sun will still appear above the horizon. Shadows will stretch across beautiful wonders, both natural and man-made. As usual, hearts will be broken, mended, frozen and thawed. Real justice will no...

Viking Halts Hapless Comanche Boy

Viking Halts Hapless Comanche Boy

DANCES WITH WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING – The Nordic Fight Night’s well-promoted, elaborately hyped “Clash of the Clans” last Saturday was anti-climactic, to put it mildly, in an affair that transpired far too mildly to be considered a tough fight. The totally one-sided encounter in whic...

Abraham – Smith II: The More Things Change

Abraham – Smith II: The More Things Change

SAME STORY, NO COMMOTION - WBO super-middleweight title holder Arthur Abraham and challenger Paul Smith both promised a knockout in their rematch, which pretty much guaranteed a full distance fight at the O2 World in Berlin, a city of attractions. A good crowd of approximately 8,000 fans proved “K...

Golovkin: From Man to Beast, to Monster

Golovkin: From Man to Beast, to Monster

OVER / UNDER : 6.5 ROUNDS - There’s no doubt that as of February 2015, Gennady Golovkin is one of the most formidable boxers in the game. Whether or not he is truly more than an exceptional talent, let alone an all time great, remains unproven. 32-year old Golovkin is still at least a couple...

Martin Luther King Was a Fighter

Martin Luther King Was a Fighter

MEMPHIS, BEFORE AND AFTER – Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important kind of fighter. This is a story about Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, where King was murdered on April 4, 1968. Memphis is much like many places, where both the good and the bad have refused to die. Much...

Hamburger Helper : Klitschko – Pulev Final Odds

Hamburger Helper : Klitschko – Pulev Final Odds

OFF THE REEPERBAHN – That famous stretch of tourist traps, sex shops and rock clubs including some legitimately fine entertainment and dining options, known as Hamburg’s “Sinful Mile” is buzzing as always. Judging from the Motley Crue type cover bands heard recently, it’s a very long shot ...

You Missed A GREAT Fight in Sturm-Stieglitz

You Missed A GREAT Fight in Sturm-Stieglitz

STUTTGART – It may have been the Fight of the Year, and many people who focused only on Atlantic City missed it. Felix Sturm and Robert Stieglitz clashed dramatically, if inconclusively, to create a classic contest in this major manufacturing city that boasts both Mercedes Benz and Porsche fact...