Articles of 2003

The War at 154

The War at 154

By: Rick Folstad Dec 30 2003

They're calling it the "War at 154," though no one will confuse it with plucking evil dictators out of dirty rat holes or patrolling the rubble and dark streets of a dying city. Still, they're hoping this fight somehow lives up to its top billing, praying a slugfest breaks out instead of 12 rounds of elevator music. IBF champ Winky Wright (46-3, 25 K0s), versus WBA and WBC champ Shane M...

KILL THE BILL  Volume 7 — ANOTHER REFORMER WHO NEEDS TO BE REFORMED

KILL THE BILL Volume 7 — ANOTHER REFORMER WHO NEEDS TO BE REFORMED

By: admin Dec 29 2003

The 99th Round Earlier this month, in response to what he, and others, considered an excessive amount of "pork" in the latest energy bill, John McCain told his Senate colleagues, "The outbreak of Washington trichinosis will be so severe, we will be forced to have a field office for the Centers for Disease Control right next to the Capitol." In a recent Associated Press wire story, McCain was de...

The Highs and Lows.

The Highs and Lows.

By: Steve Kim Dec 29 2003

In a few days we'll be turning the page on 2003 and looking ahead to another year that is bound to be eventful- they almost always are. But before we go full speed ahead to 2004, let's look back on what we've witnessed the past 12 months in the game of boxi...

The Klitschko Brothers: Definite Lightning Rods

The Klitschko Brothers: Definite Lightning Rods

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 23 2003

Top ranked heavyweight contenders Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are definitely lightning rods, just like Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. When speaking about Tyson and Jones with most fans, you get one of two views. Either Tyson at his best was the greatest heavyweight ever, and Jones at his best was the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time. Or, Tyson was an overrated front runner who was stopped...

With Age, Wisdom

With Age, Wisdom

By: Joey Knish Dec 23 2003

Having seen a mere 25 turns of the calendar, "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas has a lifetime of ring wars under his belt. Here's to hoping that he and his team have learned something from it. Despite a stellar record of 24-2-0, it is the two "L's" that are cause for concern for the former champion. Last week Vargas took on, and dispatched, veteran Tony Marshall, 5 months after having had a b...

Christmas Wishes.

Christmas Wishes.

By: Steve Kim Dec 22 2003

The day is nearly upon us- Christmas. Which means that most of you are probably running around like crazy this time of the year putting the finishing touches on the holiday season. And just days away from December 25th, most of you are doing some last minute X-mas shopping. I was th...

Bernard Hopkins says Ronald Winky Wright is next

Bernard Hopkins says Ronald Winky Wright is next

By: Rick Folstad Dec 21 2003

Whoa, what's this, a little integrity? Some sincerity? Some crazy guy keeping his word? It's a new high for the fight game, a little of the good stuff creeping in among all the bad. At least that's how it sounds, though past history has always served as an ugly reminder that a fighter's word is usually the worst part of his game. Still. Undisputed middleweight champ Bernard Hopk...

Severe Ramifications.

Severe Ramifications.

By: Steve Kim Dec 16 2003

It wasn't just Ricardo Mayorga that lost when he was out-boxed by Cory Spinks this past weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Don King's marathon championship card. Along with Mayorga, Shane Mosley was also a big loser as he was slated to face the wild Nicaraguan on March 13th on a big pay-per-view show. 'El Matador' lost two belts, Mosley lost a big fight and maybe some lever...

Bernard Hopkins: Now What ?

Bernard Hopkins: Now What ?

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 15 2003

He's one month shy of turning 39. He just made the 17th consecutive defense of his world middleweight championship. In his last fight he won a lopsided 12 round decision over former three time champ, William Joppy. In that fight, he for filled his last fight of a three fight deal he signed with promoter Don King when he defeated former three division champ, Felix Trinidad. He is Bernard Hopkin...

Bernard Hopkins: Age, Joppy, No Problem

Bernard Hopkins: Age, Joppy, No Problem

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 12 2003

On Saturday night December 13th, undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins will fight three time middleweight champ William Joppy. On Thursday January 15th 2004, Hopkins will celebrate his 39th birthday. It's unbelievable that Hopkins has been able to maintain so much of his ability at such an advanced age. Thirty nine years is very old for a fighter, very old. What makes Hopkins eve...