Author Archives: Raymond Markarian

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado: Live round-by-round updates

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado: Live round-by-round updates

Mike Alvarado walks in the ring wearing a smirk on his face. Juan Manuel Marquez is in the ring and means business. Michael Buffer is doing his thing, the main event is moments away. Round 1: The action takes place in center ring. The fighters are sizing each other up in the first minute, shoo...

Mayweather vs. Maidana –  Live round-by-round updates

Mayweather vs. Maidana – Live round-by-round updates

Both fighters are in the ring. Jimmy Lennon Jr. is ready to announce. we 're almost ready! OK. Let's go. Round 1 Action in center ring, Floyd Maidana is circling to his left action in first minute. Maidana is rushing Mayweather. Floyd is against the ropes and the crowd is going crazy. Floyd...

Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 2: Live round-by-round updates

Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 2: Live round-by-round updates

OK. Let's do this! Timothy Bradley walks towards the ring. He looks tense and supremely focused. Both fighters are in the ring. The crowd boos Bradley When He walks in the ring. Pacquiao comes out first, sporting a robe with Filipino colors. Pacquiao looks relaxed, but clam. He is smiling and ...

THE TSS Q ‘n A: Referee Kenny Bayless

THE TSS Q ‘n A: Referee Kenny Bayless

Referees in sports are there to protect the athletes and a byproduct of that objective is that sometimes the quest to protect the participants disappoints the fans. You might not like it and they don’t do it intentionally, but it’s the referee’s job to, especially in boxing, protect the fighte...

Source: Two-City Floyd PPV Extravaganza WAS In the Works

Source: Two-City Floyd PPV Extravaganza WAS In the Works

This one would be, or maybe would have been a doozy, fight fans. A source told me that Showtime was planning to put together a dual city show in Las Vegas and New York for Floyd Mayweather’s next fight on May 3rd. The original plan was to have four championship fights sold on pay per view in tw...

TSS EXCLUSIVE: Amir Khan Talks About The Poll, and Why He’d Beat Floyd

TSS EXCLUSIVE: Amir Khan Talks About The Poll, and Why He’d Beat Floyd

You might have heard that Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana are the two fighters thought to be the two possibilities for Floyd Mayweather to fight in his next bout, which will unfold on May 3 in Las Vegas. I had the opportunity to talk at length with Khan, who resides in England and also in the US, wh...

Here’s My Position On The Mayweather Poll

Here’s My Position On The Mayweather Poll

From what I know, Floyd Mayweather does not answer to anyone. Floyd does not answer to his business partners, to Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank, Golden Boy, or Showtime. Floyd Mayweather is his own boss. Remember? Since when did Floyd Mayweather need a poll from the fans to tell him what to do? Mayb...

How Can Tony Brady Help Andre Ward and Amir Khan?

How Can Tony Brady Help Andre Ward and Amir Khan?

Boxing sounds so scientific sometimes, and I’m even not a fan of science. And science is the study of skill, not chemistry. And understanding body chemistry is what makes some of the best boxers stronger on fight night. Nutrition and exercises is all made easier with the help of a strength and ...

Abel Sanchez on The Boxer-Trainer Relationship

Abel Sanchez on The Boxer-Trainer Relationship

There is an unwritten code of ethics among boxing trainers that I am just now starting to learn. It’s not easy to see. And the trainers might not speak of it frankly. But they know it’s true. You don’t step on another man’s toes. You don’t mow another man’s lawn. Abel Sanchez speak...

Marquez Will NEVER Fight Pacquiao Again

Marquez Will NEVER Fight Pacquiao Again

Juan Manuel Marquez will never fight Manny Pacquiao again. Think about the journey Marquez took to beat Pacquiao. It was not one of those  ‘Fighter A got beat and came back one year later to get his revenge against Fighter B’ type of situations. And it was not one of those  ‘Fighter A ...