Author Archives: Ted Sares

Gabe Rosado: “I’m Never Ever Gonna Quit……..”

Gabe Rosado: “I’m Never Ever Gonna Quit……..”

Gabriel "Gabe" Rosado could well finish this refrain from the late singer Barry White by saying “Cause quitin' just ain't my stick.” Gabe has been called a lot of things but quitter has never been one of them and if ever a fighter needs to be saved from himself it’s this tough-as-nails Phil...

The Current Crop of Light Heavyweights: How Do They Stack Up?

The Current Crop of Light Heavyweights: How Do They Stack Up?

November will be a very interesting month in the light heavyweight division. On November 4, Russia's Dmitry Bivol (pictured) meets Australia's Trent Broadhurst in Monte Carlo for the vacant WBA belt. A week later, the IBF version of the 175-pound title is up for grabs when Russia's Artur Beterbiev, ...

The Boxer that had the Most Charisma? Ali in a Romp but Not Unanimous

The Boxer that had the Most Charisma? Ali in a Romp but Not Unanimous

In previous surveys, we asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing book, favorite fighter, favorite fight, and favorite round. This survey asks respondents to name the boxer -- living or dead -- that had the most charisma. In common with the previous surveys, the contributors are li...

Boxers Who Enjoyed Career Success After A Dip

Boxers Who Enjoyed Career Success After A Dip

Widely recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez was on the cusp of achieving some major milestones and then disaster struck. Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai outpointed him in a close fight and then knocked him out in the rematch. Can Chocolatito b...

Keeping Boxing in Perspective

Keeping Boxing in Perspective

So far, 2017 has been a spectacular year for boxing with the best fighting the best in great fights and with still more to come. Exciting fights seem to occur every week. In short, it’s been an aficionado’s dream year. However, a series of happenings once again has dampened things and has put ou...

Remembering the Other Santa Cruz and the Night He Was Robbed in New York

Remembering the Other Santa Cruz and the Night He Was Robbed in New York

Human punching machine Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1) edged Carl Frampton (23-1) on January 28, 2017 by majority decision at the MGM Grand. The win allowed Leo to recapture the featherweight crown that he lost six months earlier and displayed how sticking to a well-thought-out fight plan can reap success. ...

40 Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their Favorite Round of Boxing

40 Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their Favorite Round of Boxing

PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES: In previous stories, we asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing book, favorite fight, and favorite fighter. This article closes the book on this series. Listing our respondents alphabetically, Part Two of “Favorite Round” opens with the contributio...

What Was Your Favorite Round of Boxing? 40 Notables Share Their Picks

What Was Your Favorite Round of Boxing? 40 Notables Share Their Picks

PART ONE (A-K) OF A TWO-PART SERIES -- This is round four, so to speak, of our survey. We previously asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing book, favorite fighter, and favorite fights. The respondents are listed in alphabetical order, but as the architect of the survey, I have t...

30 Boxing Notables Recall Their All-Time Favorite Fight(s)

30 Boxing Notables Recall Their All-Time Favorite Fight(s)

This completes the participative trilogy involving a favorite boxer, a favorite boxing book, and now a favorite fight (though a favorite round still looms as a possibility). I’ll weigh in first. Using the criteria of ebb and flow, controlled violence, courage, imposition of will, superiority of...

Twenty-Five Noted Boxing Buffs Name Their Favorite Boxing Book

Twenty-Five Noted Boxing Buffs Name Their Favorite Boxing Book

I recently asked a number of sage boxing people the following: “If you had to select ONE boxing book as your favorite, what would it be?” Some chose more than one. Though not particularly sage myself, I’ll start it off with Ralph Wiley’s "Serenity: A Boxing Memoir." I also enjoyed Mike Si...