Articles of 2007

Ornelas Takes NABF Title From Bronco

Ornelas Takes NABF Title From Bronco

By: David A. Avila Dec 08 2007

LAS VEGAS-It looked bad for Enrique Ornelas who suffered two knockdowns in the first two rounds, but he rallied back with a roar to stop Bronco McKart and captured the NABF middleweight title on Friday. “I wasn’t worried about the two knockdowns,” said Ornelas (26-4, 16 KOs). “I just thought I’m going to have to kick his butt.”Body shots proved the secret formula for Ornelas who sto...

Odds And Ends For PBF/Hatton

Odds And Ends For PBF/Hatton

By: Phil Woolever Dec 07 2007

Mayweather TKO 10 Hatton (1:38).That’s my call and I’m sticking to it. The Vegas vibe, often misleading, tells me Hatton will make it bloody damned interesting however. The last minute odds figured to stay at a little less than two and a half to one favoring Mayweather, up until when the colorful combatants clashed. Based on respective resumes and experience around the 147-pound division, H...

TSS Prediction Squad on PBF/Hatton

TSS Prediction Squad on PBF/Hatton

By: TSS Press Dec 07 2007

The Prediction Squad has looked into their crystal balls, summoned all their powers of prognostication, and offered up their thoughts on how PBF/Hatton will go down on Saturday evening in Las Vegas. Feel free to agree, or disagree, readers, in the comment section.Jason Gonzalez: Ricky Hatton doesn't a have a chance in hell when he steps into the ring against Floyd "Money" Mayweather. Hatton...

A Plea To The Casual Fan

A Plea To The Casual Fan

By: Mike Lynch Dec 07 2007

Now, a plea to the casual fan: Tonight’s “Undefeated” card caps an unbelievable run of fall fights. Pitting two undefeated stars, including the #1 pound-for-pound pugilist, makes this a logical terminus to the stretch, which has hopefully breathed fresh life into the sport. The bottom line is that we enter 2008 with even more mouth-watering match-ups promised. And perhaps the biggest vict...

Floyd Mayweather's Youtube Disgrace

Floyd Mayweather's Youtube Disgrace

By: Michael Woods Dec 06 2007

While he was fending off legal woes stemming from bar fights and domestic beefs, while he was a fighter without a homebase to attract a rabid throng of paying customers, while he proclaimed himself the world's best pound for pound fighter, and many of us yawned, Floyd Mayweather was on his way to being what he is now: a legitimate pay per view attraction. PBF explained his popularity in a r...

Floyd Will Never Be Beloved

Floyd Will Never Be Beloved

By: John Scully Dec 06 2007

So today I get an instant message with a link attached that says, "This is why people hate boxing." I see the heading and assume it might have something to do with too many sanctioning bodies or something. I click it and it leads me to a video of Floyd Mayweather Jr. talking into a microphone (looks like he is on a radio program) and without going into too much detail (the majority of his words...

Who's Better, Hatton Or Calzaghe?

Who's Better, Hatton Or Calzaghe?

By: Ronan Keenan Dec 06 2007

Even a superlative performance from Ricky Hatton on Saturday may not be enough for him to topple the exceptional Floyd Mayweather, yet it should see the Englishman earn recognition as one of the premier fighters on the planet. If such a scenario transpires, 2007 would nonetheless represent a stellar year for Hatton and one of the best of any modern-day British fighter. His twelve-month résumé...

Manfredo’s Brain Vs. Jeff Lacy’s Muscles

Manfredo’s Brain Vs. Jeff Lacy’s Muscles

By: David A. Avila Dec 06 2007

Big hitting, big muscles Jeff Lacy steps in the ring against cool thinking Peter Manfredo in a fight that possibly provides the seesaw to who proceeds to the world championship level and who drops down to gate-keeper. It’s up or down for Lacy and Manfredo the two super middleweights who both were beaten by the great Joe Calzaghe. On Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, one of the fighters ...

Duddy Gets Stiffest Test To Date

Duddy Gets Stiffest Test To Date

By: Ronan Keenan Dec 06 2007

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Kings Hall venue in Belfast has witnessed nights of unbridled passion over the years, but the local boxing fans have had little to cheer about since the successes of Barry McGuigan and Dave McAuley two decades ago. Their frustrations were heightened last week when Wayne McCullough’s bout with Kiko Martinez was cancelled after the Spaniard failed to make the co...

No More Jokes For Mayweather And Hitman

No More Jokes For Mayweather And Hitman

By: David A. Avila Dec 05 2007

LAS VEGAS-A recent visit to Las Vegas to see WBC welterweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather and challenger Ricky Hatton prepare for their anticipated encounter was nothing like their opening press conferences of two months ago. It’s serious now.If fans expect the two world champions to emerge clowning and spitting out controversial dialogue to hype the fight, that’s all over now.When Mayweat...