Author Archives: Steve Kim

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Much was made about the recent incident this past weekend in Puerto Rico between Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones. Jones, was in town to support his little buddy, Derrik Gainer, who was defending his WBA featherweight ...

Tapia Gets Up  																  From Another  																  Knockdown

Tapia Gets Up From Another Knockdown

Some fighters routinely brush off knockdowns and continue ...

It'll Kostya

It'll Kostya

Beating undisputed jr. welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu doesn't ...

Smoked Out.

Smoked Out.

It's entirely respectable for a fighter to lose a fight while giving his best effort. There's something noble out a boxer who continues to give his best in the face of insurmountable odds. It's entirely another to give a performance so putrid, that it borders on farcical and defraudin...

Oops, I Did it Again

Oops, I Did it Again

Part of our jobs as columnists is to not only give facts, but to dispense opinions on certain subjects. Being a columnist is much different than being a beat writer. A beat writer or reporter tells you that fighter A, hit fighter B with a right cross, and so on. Now, from atop our soapbox, as col...

Too Big, Too Old?.

Too Big, Too Old?.

It was just a few years ago that Mark 'Too Sharp' Johnson was among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the game. This slick southpaw was blessed with blinding speed and quickness, defensively he could disappear right in front of his opponents and he w...

A Rank Heavyweight Division

A Rank Heavyweight Division

After a flurry of heavyweight title fights in the month of April we've gotten a little clearer picture of just how this division stacks up. Lamon Brewster, would start things off by stunning Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO belt. Then a week later in Madison Square Garden, Chris Byrd would bare...

I Like Mosley- Again

I Like Mosley- Again

This Saturday night in Las Vegas Oscar De La Hoya gets his shot at redemption against Shane Mosley, who defeated 'the Golden Boy' in June of 2000. In that time Oscar, who took a bit of a hiatus from boxing after suffering two losses in three fights in that period, has rehabilitated his statu...

Pacquiao-Marquez and Other Random Thoughts

Pacquiao-Marquez and Other Random Thoughts

Every once in awhile a few things come to my noggin that I just have to get off my chest. Not anything earth shattering or too revealing, but just a few things that have me thinking aloud to myself. Like for instance.... Isn't this upcoming bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez ...

A Heavyweight Staple

A Heavyweight Staple

Ok, have you gotten over just how bad the fight was between John Ruiz and Fres Oquendo for the WBA title? Just how bad was it? Well, it had me whimsically looking back at fights like Tony Tubbs-Tim Witherspoon. Now, you know when your waxing nostalgically about that particular era of heavyweight box...