Author Archives: Steve Kim

Wright – Mosley: Repeat or Revenge?

Wright – Mosley: Repeat or Revenge?

This Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Winky Wright and Shane Mosley get it on again for the undisputed jr. middleweight championship of the world. It's been about eight months since they first met, but so much has changed since then. But nothing may change at all in end. ...

Thanksgiving Crow Kostya Tszyu Style

Thanksgiving Crow Kostya Tszyu Style

Like everyone else celebrating Thanksgiving, I usually feast on a big turkey dinner, replete with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, steamed vegetables and pumpkin pie as my dessert. Not this year. Instead, I'll be dining on crow. Something I'm getting used to stuffing my face wi...

Inactivity Will Defeat Kostya Tszyu

Inactivity Will Defeat Kostya Tszyu

Does anyone remember the 1995 NBA Playoffs? That was the year that the Houston Rockets, led by the incomparable Hakeem Olajuwon would sweep the Orlando Magic to win back-to-back titles. But the defining play of that post-season involved Michael Jordan, who after a year-and-a-half sabbatical from ...

The Boxing Drought is Almost Over

The Boxing Drought is Almost Over

Hold on boxing fans, you've nearly made it through this dry spell that rivals any drought that the Sahara Desert has experienced. Since Felix Trinidad's emphatic return to the ring three weeks ago at the Madison Square Garden against Ricardo Mayorga, boxing has taken an early hibernation. ...

Time to Step up for Calzaghe and Hatton

Time to Step up for Calzaghe and Hatton

This weekend in Scotland, WBO super middleweight titlist Joe Calzaghe defends his crown against Kabary Salem. At one time Calzaghe was thought of as a rising star who would carry on the legacy of other European standouts like Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Steve Collins, who all had distinguished runs...

The Comings and Goings in Boxing

The Comings and Goings in Boxing

It seems that folks in the game of boxing can't decide whether they're coming or going. From fighters on down, everyone is having a tough time deciding if they want to stick around the red light district of sports. Case in point, Jose Sulaiman, the dictator of the WBC, who a few weeks ago wa...

The Business of Boxing was the Real Winner

The Business of Boxing was the Real Winner

It was quite a scene this past weekend at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York when Felix Trinidad made a triumphant return to the squared circle, where he stopped the game Ricardo Mayorga in eight exciting stanzas. A crowd of over 17,000 rabid, partisan Puerto Ricans cheered every move of th...

The End of one of Boxing’s All-Time Greats

The End of one of Boxing’s All-Time Greats

This past weekend in Memphis, Tennessee, we saw the conclusion of a Hall-of-Fame career. One of the best prizefighters of this past generation was stopped by a heavy underdog. Oh, wait, you think I'm talking about Roy Jones? Sorry, but the boxer I'm talking about is one Marcellus Joseph J...

Random Ringside Thoughts from De La Hoya – Hopkins

Random Ringside Thoughts from De La Hoya – Hopkins

This past weekend I was in Las Vegas to cover the big fight between Bernard Hopkins and Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand. It was quite a scene as usual in 'Sin City' for the big fight. The hotel was buzzing throughout the weekend with anticipation and activity. There was a menagerie of pers...

Hopkins Should Win, But So Will De La Hoya

Hopkins Should Win, But So Will De La Hoya

This Saturday night Oscar De La Hoya faces his greatest challenge when he takes on the undisputed middleweight champion of the world, Bernard Hopkins. The prevailing thought is the De La Hoya, who was extremely fortunate to even be in this position after struggling mightily with Felix Sturm in June,...