Author Archives: Tamas Pradarics

This Day in Boxing History: Sammy Angott Defeats 62-0 Willie Pep

This Day in Boxing History: Sammy Angott Defeats 62-0 Willie Pep

75 years ago today, on March 19, 1943, two of the best fighters in boxing faced off in a 10-round non-title bout. Willie Pep was the reigning featherweight titleholder while Sammy Angott was a former lightweight king returning from a very brief retirement. On this day, a Friday, the sun rose on a sp...

Naoya Inoue Heading to Bantamweight Where Jamie McDonnell Awaits

Naoya Inoue Heading to Bantamweight Where Jamie McDonnell Awaits

The statement made by Naoya Inoue heading into his last fight in December is now official. The 24-year-old Japanese pugilist vacates his WBO belt and moves north of the super flyweight class to join the bantamweights. The Yokohama-based Inoue made the announcement earlier this month at a formal p...

The Ungrateful Face of Boxing: Shinsuke Yamanaka Bullied by Luis Nery

The Ungrateful Face of Boxing: Shinsuke Yamanaka Bullied by Luis Nery

Time to time fans of the Sweet Science get reminded that their beloved sport can act just as horrifying as glorifying. We like to identify ourselves with the good stories that happen in boxing but hate to see when the rude and unforgiving face of it shows up. When Shinsuke Yamanaka got demolished...

Five World Title Fights Jazzed-Up Japan’s Year-End Boxing Swirl

Five World Title Fights Jazzed-Up Japan’s Year-End Boxing Swirl

Boxers around the world ate fancy dinners and cheered with glasses of champagne on the last days of the past year. But dozens of Japanese pugilists and their opponents first sweated in saunas then got gloved up and walked into prize rings to perform on the island’s traditional year-end boxing show...

Nonito Donaire Ready For Another Run at Featherweight

Nonito Donaire Ready For Another Run at Featherweight

NONITO DONAIRE UPDATE BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TAMAS PRADARICS – Nonito Donaire last fought in November 2016 when he lost a decision along with his WBO super bantamweight title to undefeated Jessie Magdaleno. Soon after the Filipino fighter’s long-term partnership with Top Rank Promotions came t...

Ruben Olivares and Chucho Castillo Are Forever Linked by Their Great Rivalry

Ruben Olivares and Chucho Castillo Are Forever Linked by Their Great Rivalry

DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TAMAS PRADARICS -- Rivalries always make boxing more popular. They help the sport borrow the attention of general sport fans who normally do not follow fist-fighting. Rivalries sometimes outlast complete generations of fight fans. Fathers tell tales abo...