Articles of 2007

'Twas The Year In Boxing

'Twas The Year In Boxing

By: Michael Woods Dec 23 2007

'Twas the days before New Year's and the year in boxing's nearly done, 2007's been solid, it's been a great run. We heard the sport was on the ropes, that boxing was nearly dead, But the game's got some life in it, as we put '07 to bed. Floyd stands atop the heap, the pound for pound best, Hitman tried to take him down, but fell like the rest. He was Pretty Boy Flo...

Urbano Antillon KOs Valdez

Urbano Antillon KOs Valdez

By: TSS Press Dec 22 2007

Urbano Antillon blasted out Mexico’s Adrian Valdez with immediate impact and should be fighting for a junior lightweight world title in 2008. Before a vocal crowd Antillon (21-0, 15 KOs) showed his pedigree with startling efficiency at Dickerson’s Event Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Friday. Two knockdowns eliminated the need for scoring against Valdez (18-6-3, 10 KOs).From the opening...

Joshua Clottey Wins, Next: Cintron

Joshua Clottey Wins, Next: Cintron

By: David A. Avila Dec 21 2007

Joshua Clottey’s win over New York’s Shamone Alvarez paves the way for a title shot against big-hitting IBF welterweight king Kermit “El Asesino” Cintron early next year. Before a packed crowd at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Clottey (33-2, 19 KOs) bulldozed his way through Alvarez’s flailing punches on Thursday to set up the world title showdown.It was like watching a howitzer versus a...

Boxing Wiz Angelo Dundee’s New Book

Boxing Wiz Angelo Dundee’s New Book

By: David A. Avila Dec 21 2007

Angelo Dundee has carried the torch of professional boxing like a herald from Roman mythology.Boxing is his game and he’s earned the tag as one of the best trainers in prizefighting during the last 50 years.Dundee, 84, recently co-wrote a book with Bert Sugar of his adventures in the world of pugilism called “My View from The Corner” and was in Las Vegas recently attending the Floyd Mayweath...

Rock-Solid MMA Ratings

Rock-Solid MMA Ratings

By: Michael Woods Dec 20 2007

Just what the world of MMA needs, a sanctioning body. It's what all us MMA fans have been clamoring for right? Don't go mocking out of reflex, friends. The people behind the World Alliance for Mixed Martial Arts are painstakingly crafting a single sanctioning body that will rank MMA fighters, establish a set of rules, and sanction world championship bouts. Dave Szady is the CEO of ...

Stunning Allegations Fired At Team Tyson

Stunning Allegations Fired At Team Tyson

By: Michael Woods Dec 19 2007

Mike Tyson has been studied more than the Zapruder film. You probably think you know all there is about the man formerly known as the baddest living being on the planet, but in this month's Playboy, former TSS writer Jonathan Rendall comes up with some new nuggets in a feature, "Mike Tyson Laid Bare." Finally, a reason to buy Playboy for the articles, legitimately. Rendall got time with T...

Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik: Fighter Of The Year

Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik: Fighter Of The Year

By: David A. Avila Dec 18 2007

The decision to pick the Fighter of the Year for 2007 was not easy with so many fighters enjoying good years, but Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik had a great year and he’s the clear-cut choice. “Kelly Pavlik had a great year,” said Cameron Dunkin who manages Pavlik. “No doubt about it.”Attaining recognition as Fighter of the Year means surpassing thousands of other prizefighters that put...

Gonna Make You My Girlfriend

Gonna Make You My Girlfriend

By: Michael Woods Dec 18 2007

This being the holiday season, when we are most mindful of treating our fellow man as we ourselves would like to be treated, I do hope that when Herman Ngoudjo tries to make Paulie Malignaggi his girlfriend in the ring when the two junior welterweights get it on, he’ll at least offer Malignaggi dinner and a movie first. Malignaggi, the 27-year-old Brooklynite who gained the WBC 140 pound belt...

The Mladdies: 2007 Year End Awards

The Mladdies: 2007 Year End Awards

By: Robert Mladinich Dec 18 2007

With mixed martial arts and ultimate fighting nipping at the heels of boxing, promoters were forced to present some compelling matchups in 2007. Although Floyd Mayweather’s victories over Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton were not all that entertaining, they did generate big excitement and even bigger pay-per-view dollars. Mayweather-De La Hoya was actually the most purchased PPV boxing show ...

He Who Sings Last, Sings Best

He Who Sings Last, Sings Best

By: Phil Woolever Dec 16 2007

You can lead a horse’s behind to watered down beer, but you can’t make him stop singing. Most of the British invasion that hit town last week during the fine, fine days of Mayweather – Hatton were wonderful fellows that would probably be welcome just about anywhere. They drained most of the available Guinness beer, and complained with good nature when forced to switch to American lagers. ...