Author Archives: Steve Kim

Ricardo Mayorga Courts Trouble While Trinidad Waits

Ricardo Mayorga Courts Trouble While Trinidad Waits

As you watched the Showtime doubleheader this past weekend from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the ubiquitous Don King was in his customary seat ringside in full view of the audience. But what was even more eye-opening was the presence of one Ricardo Mayorga sitting right next to him, who on October...

Boxing Returns, But Are These Title Fights?

Boxing Returns, But Are These Title Fights?

The game of boxing is back this Saturday night, after its late summer hiatus, with a doubleheader from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas that features WBO heavyweight titlist Lamon Brewster against Kali 'Checkmate' Meehan, and undisputed welterweight king Cory Spinks facing Miguel Angel Gonzalez...

A Summer of Discontent for Boxing Fans

A Summer of Discontent for Boxing Fans

As we close the book on August we can look forward to the fall, which means two things: the beginning of football season and the resumption of world class boxing. As a kid I used to love the summer months. And why not? It meant liberation from school and the summer vacation was the most anticipated ...

Acelino Freitas Did The Right Thing, The Wrong Way

Acelino Freitas Did The Right Thing, The Wrong Way

This past weekend Acelino Freitas did the unforgivable in the game of boxing. He quit. After taking his third knockdown from a hard-charging Diego Corrales, Freitas, instead of fighting on in a close contest and defending his WBO lightweight title and unblemished record, decided to call it a day. ...

This or That? A Boxing Dilemma

This or That? A Boxing Dilemma

If you want to watch both of the pay-per-view cards being offered this weekend, you'll need to pony up about 85 of your hard earned bones. On Friday night, Mike Tyson makes his latest comeback against hand-picked Brit, Danny Williams in Louisville, Kentucky. That'll cost you $44.95. Then ...

It's Gatti Time Again

It's Gatti Time Again

This Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, boxing's version of 'the Human Highlight Film' (with all due respect to one Dominique Wilkins) gets back into action when he faces the rugged Leonard Dorin in defense of his WBC junior welterweight title. But with Gatti, it's never...

Do We Need a Heavyweight Limit?

Do We Need a Heavyweight Limit?

I can see why lower weight fighters are jealous of their heavyweight colleagues. I mean think about it, while a dominant lightweight champion would need to fight numerous times to make several million dollars, a heavyweight champion can take home that much for a single title defense. Even a nominal ...

Augustus Robbed In Michigan

Augustus Robbed In Michigan

Courtney Burton and Emanuel Augustus quit punching each other more than a week ago. Immediately thereafter, Michigan boxing started absorbing its own whipping, and the ...

For Boxing's Sake – Five Fights That Need to Happen

For Boxing's Sake – Five Fights That Need to Happen

There's nothing more compelling in sports in my (admittedly biased) opinion than a big fight with evenly matched, world-class fighters. The anticipation and the drama that builds up to these types of events are unparalleled in sports. When you look at other sports, their biggest events - such...

The Half-Year Awards in Boxing

The Half-Year Awards in Boxing

We're heading into the last days of June and into the thick of a long, hot summer. Which means that half the year is over and if the second half of the year is anything like the first, boxing will have had quite an eventful year. Who knows what the next six months holds in store for boxing? F...