Articles of 2010

Pascal Tells Hopkins: “Stop Running Your Mouth”

Pascal Tells Hopkins: “Stop Running Your Mouth”

By: Michael Woods Dec 29 2010

You should not expect Jean Pascal to watch a tape of his bout against Bernard Hopkins, and issue a press release proclaiming the controversial decision, a draw, to be invalid. Pascal told TSS on Wednesday that he wanted to properly soak in the holidays, and savor time with family and friends, before he gets back into fightgame mode, and watches the 12 rounds against the all-time great Hopkins. ...

Rest In Peace, Helen Dundee, Beloved Wife Of Angelo

Rest In Peace, Helen Dundee, Beloved Wife Of Angelo

By: Michael Woods Dec 29 2010

TSS sends heartfelt condolences to famed trainer Angelo Dundee. His beloved wife Helen, who had been ailing for some time, passed away on Thursday. The couple, who lived together in Florida, married in 1952. Angelo had recently been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery to repair a broken hip. Helen, who battled infirmity with the willpower of Arturo Gatti,  had gone into th...

Steve Farhood Snags BWAA Fleischer Award

Steve Farhood Snags BWAA Fleischer Award

By: The Sweet Science Dec 26 2010

The Boxing Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that Steve Farhood is the 2010 recipient of the Nat Fleischer award for "Excellence in Boxing Journalism." Steve Farhood is a 32-year veteran of the sport. In 1980, he launched KO Magazine. From 1989 to 1997, he was Editor in Chief of Ring Magazine. From 1993 to 2008 Farhood served as the BWAA's First Vice-President. Twice, h...

Holiday Greetings From Sergio Martinez

Holiday Greetings From Sergio Martinez

By: The Sweet Science Dec 26 2010

  Sincerely Boxing Friends: 2010 has been a wonderful year for myself, my team, and my family. I have made tens of thousands of new friends and proven myself as one of the greatest fighters in the word. I want to thank each and every one of you for the love and support you have shown me. I would do it in person if I could. As important as boxing is to me, and it is a big part of my l...

AVILA: Where Does Bernard Hopkins Rate With Yesteryear Champs?

AVILA: Where Does Bernard Hopkins Rate With Yesteryear Champs?

By: David A. Avila Dec 26 2010

  Forget about the draw. The big question regarding Bernard Hopkins is where does he rate among the all time greats of professional boxing? Because of his technical and deliberate style Hopkins has both amazed some and disturbed other fans of professional boxing throughout his lengthy career. You either admire or abhor the Philadelphia prizefighter who’s embarking on seldom traveled t...

Twas The TSS Year In Boxing, By Editor Mike

Twas The TSS Year In Boxing, By Editor Mike

By: Michael Woods Dec 24 2010

Twas the year in boxing, and all throughout the TSS abode, Not a creature was stirring, they were in Mayweather mode. The fights were still being made, in the Top Rank, and the Golden Boy lair, OK, so maybe not the big one we wanted, but this year was still fair. Yes, the heavyweights lacked luster, only the Klitschkos showed flair, But neither could force David Haye to take up their dare. Lame...

BORGES: Manny-Mosley Is Why Boxing Has Slipped

BORGES: Manny-Mosley Is Why Boxing Has Slipped

By: Ron Borges Dec 23 2010

So you’re a boxing fan who wants to know how UFC ever took over the combat sports’ arena? Go ask Bob Arum. There are many reasons why mixed martial arts have left boxing in the dust among young fans over the past couple of years but the clearest is this – UFC makes the fights its fans want. Boxing makes the fights its promoters want. In UFC the business is about pleasing the fans. ...

Don King Comes Through In Tough Times

Don King Comes Through In Tough Times

By: TSS Press Dec 23 2010

Don King’s Annual Turkey TourDistributes 15,000 Holiday TurkeysFamilies in Ohio, Florida, New York, and New Jersey Benefit DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.—Promoter Don King has continued his 46-year tradition of giving away turkeys to families during the holiday season with 15,000 birds distributed to those in need during his annual “Turkey Tour” that made stops this year in Cleveland, South Flori...

TSS TIDBITS: Donaire-Montiel Tix Info, La Bomba, Leon Moore, More

TSS TIDBITS: Donaire-Montiel Tix Info, La Bomba, Leon Moore, More

By: Michael Woods Dec 22 2010

LAS VEGAS, NEV (December 22, 2010) – Las Vegas hosts its first world title fight of 2011 when World Bantamweight Champion FERNANDO “Cochulito” MONTIEL defends his title against two-division world champion NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE, in the latest chapter of the storied Mexico-Philippines rivalry, Saturday, February 19, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.  Promoted by Top R...

WOODS: Ring 8 Celebrates The Good In Boxing

WOODS: Ring 8 Celebrates The Good In Boxing

By: Michael Woods Dec 22 2010

Us keyboard tappers tend to do indignancy better than we do uplifting. We like to critique, and bust chops, and shine a light into the crevices, and make the roaches scatter, or at least, let everyone know that roaches are present. But we often overlook the "nice" stories that are present in the sport. On Sunday, Ring 8, the Veteran Boxers Association which is dedicated to assisting boxers in...