Articles of 2008

The Bernies! 1st Annual Year-End Awards

The Bernies! 1st Annual Year-End Awards

By: Bernard Fernandez Dec 31 2008

Editor Michael Woods has requested that I write an article listing my personal end-of-the-year awards in boxing for posting on TSS. Normally, there would be no problem with such an assignment, except that I have been in Los Angeles since just after Christmas to chronicle the 95th  Rose Bowl between the Penn State Nittany Lions and USC Trojans. As I increasingly tend to concentrate on one thin...

The Ronnies! The First Annual Year End Awards

The Ronnies! The First Annual Year End Awards

By: Ron Borges Dec 31 2008

The end of the year is a time for nostalgia and remembrance and so it is in the boxing world as well. We pine for the Golden Days when boxing was king and we remember back to a time when the heavyweight division really made a difference rather than being in such a sorry state that it is a part of the business largely ignored by the sporting public. Clearly boxing has begun to lose the attention...

Avila’s List Of Boxing’s Best In 2008

Avila’s List Of Boxing’s Best In 2008

By: David A. Avila Dec 30 2008

Fighter of the YearIn 2008, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao accomplished something that was last seen in October 1937 to October 1938 when the great Henry Armstrong won the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight titles in a year’s span. Pacquiao won junior lightweight, lightweight world titles and beat an elite welterweight boxer all in the same year. Many said that Armstrong’s feat would...

TSS Boxer Of The Year: Manny Pacquiao

TSS Boxer Of The Year: Manny Pacquiao

By: Michael Woods Dec 30 2008

It wasn’t supposed to go down this way. The little guy who started out as a 106 pounder was supposed to be outweighed by about 15 pounds come fight night. The script, of the Little Guy Fights Hard, Comes Up Short, Is Admired For His Massive Pluck-genre, called for Manny Pacquiao to fight in valiant fashion for a few rounds, and then succumb to his brawnier foe, Oscar De La Hoya. It would be a mo...

Horgan's Heroes: 10 Best Heavies

Horgan's Heroes: 10 Best Heavies

By: Dan Horgan Dec 29 2008

For boxing as a whole, 2008 was a great year that saw the sport grow exponentially thanks to dynamic matchmaking and accompanying fistic fireworks. But for the heavyweight division, the past twelve months have been as abysmal as ever. It seems that with every passing year, the state of boxing’s big men gets worse and worse.  Just when the fight world thinks they’ve found a ray of heavy...

Rashad, Rampage, Mir Win At UFC 92

Rashad, Rampage, Mir Win At UFC 92

By: Michael Woods Dec 28 2008

It says something about a fighter when they take on the “Sugar” nickname. When you compare yourself to the Robinsons and Leonards and even the Mosleys, you best have some talented hands. Rashad “Sugar” Evans does indeed have some useful fists, we saw on Saturday at UFC 92, and he put them to good use in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Evans, who is in the top ...

20 Boxer Rules

20 Boxer Rules

By: Peter Wood Dec 27 2008

This is a collection of rules that every boxer must live by. The rules are to be followed at all times. They can only be changed by the creators at Ringside Books and even that requires a majority vote. Please read them, learn them and live them. 1)      When walking into a dressing room, under no circumstances shall a boxer choose a locker adjacent to a locker already ...

Amid Recession, Quinonez & Others Need Fights

Amid Recession, Quinonez & Others Need Fights

By: David A. Avila Dec 27 2008

These are the worst of times for Steve Quinonez Jr.For the past six months the Indio prizefighter has been hard-pressed to earn money in the prizefight ring to offset the losses sustained in his construction business that is wobbling along with the rest of the country’s economy. Quinonez needs a job badly to put food on his table and to keep the utilities in his Indio household running. Like ...

JMM Vs. Juan Diaz–It's ON!

JMM Vs. Juan Diaz–It's ON!

By: TSS Press Dec 25 2008

JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ VS. JUAN DIAZ SET FOR FEBRUARY 28TH EDITION OF HBO'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING LOS ANGELES, December 22 - In 2008, Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez solidified his place among boxing's elite and became Mexico's number one fighter by knocking out Joel Casamayor and winning a championship in a third weight class. As 2009 opens, Marquez will not be resting on h...

The Whole, Wide, Real Deal World

The Whole, Wide, Real Deal World

By: Phil Woolever Dec 23 2008

ZURICH -  Boxing may be dying in the United States, but anyone doing any squawking about the sport's immediate demise in the wake of Nikolai Valuev - Evander Holyfield most likely hasn't been around the European fight scene lately. Pugilism for pay is a global enterprise, much more so than the NFL at this point, and the same goes for baseball here. And believe me, very few of the m...