Articles of 2008

Boxing, Valuev, Holyfield All Lose

Boxing, Valuev, Holyfield All Lose

By: Ron Borges Dec 20 2008

Evander Holyfield was right. So were the people who said he can’t fight any more. Holyfield insisted for weeks that he could win the WBA heavyweight title from 7-foot, 310-pound Nikolay Valuev. He was correct. He could have had he not had to go to Switzerland to try and win it away from a German promoter named Wilfred Sauerland, who unfortunately for Holyfield controls both Valuev and the Swiss ...

OH NO! Bowe Is Back

OH NO! Bowe Is Back

By: Phil Woolever Dec 19 2008

THE GONE ZONE OF AULD LANG SYNE - There are new years still soon upcoming, and old years long gone. For fighters who were once near immortal like Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe, ya gotta wonder how time has passed in their minds, hearts, and self perception. For me, seeing Bowe fight last week in Mannheim and getting ready to head for Holyfield's hurrah in Zurich has been an emotional e...

Could Holyfield Pull A Hopkins?

Could Holyfield Pull A Hopkins?

By: Michael Woods Dec 19 2008

Some of us were the slightest bit saddened to see Oscar De La Hoya rendered into a No Mas state of mind by Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 7. Forlorn on his stool. Hopeless and helpless. Unable to answer his brain’s call to respond to a younger, stronger, faster more able foe, De La Hoya was reduced to a state of being that he’d inflicted on more than a few of his foes on his rise up the ladder ...

Ex-Fighter Promoting Karmazin-McKart Fight

Ex-Fighter Promoting Karmazin-McKart Fight

By: David A. Avila Dec 18 2008

Rare is the time when a former world champion and a contender are the main events on a club show, but promoter Kahren Harutyunyan is not your normal small-time promoter. He dreams big.The former prizefighter from Armenia graduated from UCLA and now dreams of not just boxing, but also a number of goals. On Saturday, Dec. 20, former junior middleweight world champion Roman Karmazin (36-3-1, 23 KO...

HAYE=Fresh Face, Fresh Start For The Division

HAYE=Fresh Face, Fresh Start For The Division

By: Ron Borges Dec 18 2008

It’s not easy to make hay in the heavyweight division these days, as Wladimir Klitschko proved last weekend and Nikolay Valuev is about to find out when he faces aged Evander Holyfield Saturday night in Zurich. But one hope of making hay remains and that is if David Haye can make mince meat out of WBC champion Vitali Klitschko next summer at an arena somewhere in London. That, it now appears,...

Glen Johnson Lashes Out At Dawson, HBO

Glen Johnson Lashes Out At Dawson, HBO

By: TSS Press Dec 18 2008

HOLLYWOOD, FL, December 18 – It takes a lot to get Glen Johnson angry, but when he heard that a March 14th rematch between Chad Dawson and Antonio Tarver had been finalized, he couldn’t hold back his feelings. “This is a disgrace to the sport,” said Johnson, the former light heavyweight champ who is currently the most avoided man in boxing. “Didn’t anyone watch the first fight? ...

Evander Fighting Isn't Just About Free Will

Evander Fighting Isn't Just About Free Will

By: Michael Woods Dec 17 2008

Fightwriters get into the business for different reasons. By and large, it is because we enjoy watching boxing, and when offered the honor of following a sport we’d be following anyway, and getting paid to do so, we jump at the chance. It’s a no brainer. But there are other reasons some of us get into fightwriting. We might not consider them before we get into this biz, or even consciously ...

Adios, Solo Boxeo

Adios, Solo Boxeo

By: Ralph Gonzalez Dec 17 2008

So sad to see it go. Telefutura’s excellent boxing series, “Solo Boxeo,” will be broadcasting their final show this Friday night after an eight year run of 410 shows that showcased many of the sport’s contenders and future champions. Fighters like Israel Vazquez, Fernando Vargas, Martin “Gallito” Castillo, Kermit Cintron, Antonio Margarito, Kelly Pavlik, Miguel Cotto, Juan Ma Lopez a...

A Polite Call-Out From Kessler

A Polite Call-Out From Kessler

By: TSS Press Dec 17 2008

Hello Readers,First, I would like to wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my fans, indeed to all boxing fans around the globe. Here’s to a great 2009 with peace and prosperity for one and all. My purpose is to let my fans and all boxing fans around the world know my past and current boxing agenda.I went from Denmark to America THREE TIMES in 2008 trying to drum up a big fight. I att...

He Was Once The Real Deal, A Long Time Ago

He Was Once The Real Deal, A Long Time Ago

By: Ron Borges Dec 16 2008

A not so Holy alliance has been formed in Zurich, Switzerland and its sad ending will be realized this weekend. If you care to be a part of it, just shell out $24.95 on pay-per-view. If you’d like to make far better use of your disposable income try buying a turkey for the food pantry closest to you instead. Either way, you’ll be buying a turkey but at least the latter will be good for somebod...