Articles of 2010

Judah To Fight Mbuza March 5 In NJ

Judah To Fight Mbuza March 5 In NJ

By: The Sweet Science Dec 31 2010

Totowa, NJ - Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO, announced their promotional firm won the purse bid held at IBF headquarters in East Orange, NJ, Thursday. The bid was for the right to hold the IBF's junior welterweight title fight between Zab Judah of Brooklyn, NY and Las Vegas, and South Africa's Kaizer Mabuza. IBF Championships Chairman, Lindsay Tucker explained, "It is a 50-50 split of th...

UFC 125 Preview:  Frankie Edgar Vs. Gray Maynard

UFC 125 Preview: Frankie Edgar Vs. Gray Maynard

By: David A. Avila Dec 31 2010

Few predicted Frankie Edgar would grab the UFC lightweight championship last year but he did. Most felt he would eventually win it but Edgar not only took the title, he beat one of the best mixed martial artists in history to do it. Edgar (13-1) has emerged from the milieu of nondescript MMA fighters to become one of the more brilliant performers for Ultimate Fighting Championship. Next comes a...

Borges Looks Back, And Forward With Hope

Borges Looks Back, And Forward With Hope

By: Ron Borges Dec 30 2010

As the end of another year approaches, there’s no need to invoke Charles Dickens to describe what went on in boxing. It was neither the best of times nor the worst of times. It was just too much time spent on The Fight That Never Took Place. For the second straight year the sport could not deliver The Fight, the only one fans universally wanted and even casual fans craved – the mix betwee...

“Stitch” Duran: This Cut Man Gets Priority Position

“Stitch” Duran: This Cut Man Gets Priority Position

By: Raymond Markarian Dec 30 2010

As a young boy, humble and hardworking, work was repetitive for Jacob Duran. Picking cotton, picking peaches, picking tomatoes, in the heart of the summer dry heat of the central valley in California was not exactly the ideal life of the typical teenager boy. But it was all that Duran knew growing up in a family of farmers. His parents, cousins, and uncles all worked that farmland in the outskirts...

Williams' Resolution: Beat Up Holyfield

Williams' Resolution: Beat Up Holyfield

By: The Sweet Science Dec 30 2010

Sherman Williams plans to giveEvander Holyfield a beating‘Redemption In America’ PPV show headliner in West Virginia CHARLOTTE, NC (December 30, 2010) – Battle-tested Sherman “Tank” Williams plans to give living legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield a beating January 22 when they  headline “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View Event, live from Ameri...

Devon Alexander Dedicates Fight To Mrs. King's Memory

Devon Alexander Dedicates Fight To Mrs. King's Memory

By: The Sweet Science Dec 30 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Undefeated World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Devon Alexander ‘The Great’ will dedicate his performance on Jan. 29 to his promoter’s wife of 50 years, Mrs. Henrietta King, who died earlier this month after a lengthy illness at age 87. Alexander (21-0, 13 KOs), from St. Louis, will face undefeated World Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion Timot...

Ricardo’s Brainstorm–Halliburton To Rebuild Heavyweight Division

Ricardo’s Brainstorm–Halliburton To Rebuild Heavyweight Division

By: The Sweet Science Dec 30 2010

Former NFL placekicker Benny Ricardo is a man of many talents. In addition to being a stand-up comic who will play two sold-out shows New Year's Eve in San Diego, Benny is a veteran boxing analyst on television, often teaming with Hall of Fame blow-by-blow announcer Col. Bob Sheridan. Here's a unique look at Ricardo's comedic ideas about how to improve boxing in 2011: Improving Boxing in 2011 ...

Chad Dawson Now Training With Manny Steward

Chad Dawson Now Training With Manny Steward

By: TSS Press Dec 30 2010

TOTOWA, NJ (December 30, 2010) – Former WBC and IBF light heavyweight champion CHAD DAWSON will be under new stewardship when he begins preparations for his rematch against WBC light heavyweight titlist Jean Pascal early next year.  Hall of Fame trainer EMANUEL STEWARD has agreed to join Dawson’s corner as head trainer. Steward has trained 41 world champion fighters, including Tommy ...

Female Fighter Of The Year 2010: Kaliesha West

Female Fighter Of The Year 2010: Kaliesha West

By: David A. Avila Dec 30 2010

Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West not only took the west, but she took the east, south and north in an impressive year of proving she could fight and beat the best. For that, she is the Female Fighter of the Year. West took her “fear no one” attitude and cleaned up several global regions like a modern day paladin. When judges gave her bad decisions for two successive draws, she pulled the trigge...

TSS TIDBITS: Shumenov, Comanche Boy, Tyrone Brunson, Coleman-Paris

TSS TIDBITS: Shumenov, Comanche Boy, Tyrone Brunson, Coleman-Paris

By: Michael Woods Dec 29 2010

Things are a little thin in the fightgame world as most everyone takes a deep breath, ponders the year gone by, sifts thru what went right and what didn't, and looks forward to another year in the red light district of sports, where the unexpected always happens. Here are a few goings on and updates from various pugilists: LOS ANGELES (Dec. 28, 2010) - WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight World Ch...