Author Archives: Ted Sares

Noted Boxing Buffs Name The Nicest Person They Have Met in Boxing

Noted Boxing Buffs Name The Nicest Person They Have Met in Boxing

I'm back again with another survey. This time I asked more than two dozen noted boxing buffs to name the nicest person they had met in boxing. One could select a boxer, active or retired, but it didn’t have to be a boxer. It could be anyone associated with the sport, living or deceased (but not a ...

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

Anyone with this handle has to be big, and the one I have in mind is very big and very fit with a prominent six-pack, visible vascularity in his biceps and forearms, and broad shoulders featuring deltoids that flow down from an impressive trapezius. But he is not a body builder; he is a boxer—and ...

The Night Oscar Diaz Cried For Help

The Night Oscar Diaz Cried For Help

Golden Johnson, who had fought a veritable who’s who of opponents, was 24-7-3 when he fought a favored Oscar “El Torito” Diaz (26-1) in November 2006 at the Alamodome in Diaz’s hometown of San Antonio with Diaz’s NABF welterweight crown at stake. What started to be an exciting back and for...

Siri: The Last of a Breed

Siri: The Last of a Breed

Over the years, certain fighters had the unique ability to guarantee action as soon as the bell rang. Most of these warriors demonstrated a distinct disdain for defense and that, perhaps, was the key to their “style.” Tony Zale was the quintessential example. Much later, Arturo Gatti hit the ...

A Night to Remember in Gritty Lowell, a City with a Great Boxing Tradition

A Night to Remember in Gritty Lowell, a City with a Great Boxing Tradition

The names of professional boxers who competed in Lowell, Massachusetts, as amateurs read like a who's who of boxing greats. As fellow writer Jeffrey Freeman (KO Digest) writes, “…Lowell is proudly known more for its amateur boxers than for its professionals. Lowell has the annual Golden Glove...

Remembering the Abraham-Miranda Bloodbath: A Profile in Courage

Remembering the Abraham-Miranda Bloodbath: A Profile in Courage

Armenian/German Avetik Abrahamyan, aka Arthur “King” Abraham, is nearing the end of a long career during which he was a three-time world champion in two weight classes. In his prime, he possessed a solid defense using a modified peek-a-boo technique and had extremely heavy hands supplemented by ...

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...