Articles of 2010

IT'S OFFICIAL: Pacquiao-Mosley Is ON!

IT'S OFFICIAL: Pacquiao-Mosley Is ON!

By: Michael Woods Dec 22 2010

Top Rank confirmed that Manny Pacquiao will fight Shane Mosley on May 7, in Las Vegas. How do you feel about this? Could you warm up to this matchup? Could Mosley do the impossible, the unthinkable? Are you crushed that Juan Manuel Marquez didn't get another crack? Sad that Manny didn't go for his ninth belt in a ninth class, maybe against Sergio Martinez? Have at it, in our brand, s...

Don King’s Turkey Tradition Trots Onward

Don King’s Turkey Tradition Trots Onward

By: TSS Press Dec 22 2010

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 Florida, New Jersey and New York. Four thousand turkeys were distributed near King’s Deerfield Beach, Fla., headquarters, fanni...

Avila’s Best of 2010 In Boxing

Avila’s Best of 2010 In Boxing

By: David A. Avila Dec 21 2010

Boxing fans saw three consecutive classic prizefights in back-to-back-to-back weekends contend for fight of the year including this past week as ageing Bernard Hopkins proved he’s among the best of all time. Every year it seems the last three months provide the most riveting action for the sport of professional boxing. This year especially as elite boxers showed what they can do in a number o...

KIMBALL: Robbery? Tell It To The Judge

KIMBALL: Robbery? Tell It To The Judge

By: George Kimball Dec 21 2010

Let’s see: According to a WBC communication which landed on our desk two days after Saturday night’s affair in Quebec City, Jean Pascal is still the light-heavyweight champion and Bernard Hopkins is still the “Emeritus Champion.” (The coveted Diamond Belt presumably remains vacant.) The eminent philosopher Leon Spinks considered the draw a fair and honorable result in a close fight. ...

Report: Pacquiao-Mosley Is A Nearly Done Deal

Report: Pacquiao-Mosley Is A Nearly Done Deal

By: TSS Press Dec 21 2010

You didn't ask for it, but you're gonna get it. The Manilla Bulletin reports that Pacquiao-Mosley is a done deal, save for a few contractual touchups. The date is May 7, the site is the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Freddie Roach says Mosley won't be easy, and Larry Merchant told us a few days ago that Temm Pacquiao considered Mosley the stiffest test of the final three in consideration, th...

HOPKINS: “The Film Doesn’t Lie, Pascal Lost The Fight”

HOPKINS: “The Film Doesn’t Lie, Pascal Lost The Fight”

By: TSS Press Dec 21 2010

Quebec City, CAN (December 20)...Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins knew going to Quebec, Canada could prove fatal for a history-making victory over Jean Pascal if the fight was close.  In fact he knew this from his own experience when, almost 16 years to the date of Saturday night's robbery, he received a similar verdict in Quito, Ecuador on December 17, 1994 when he battled Segundo Mercado to...

BORGES: That Robbery Was Misdemeanor, Not Felony

BORGES: That Robbery Was Misdemeanor, Not Felony

By: Ron Borges Dec 20 2010

Bernard Hopkins knows more about robbery than most people do, having spent 7 ½ years in Graterford State Prison in Pennsylvania for committing the strong-armed version, so he understands what happened to him Saturday night in Quebec City was no robbery. It was more like being pick-pocketed at the packed Pepsi Coliseum. If you come into a young man’s hometown, get knocked down twice in the fi...

The Most Stubborn Man In Boxing, Holyfield, To Fight In January

The Most Stubborn Man In Boxing, Holyfield, To Fight In January

By: TSS Press Dec 20 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 20, 2010) – Living legend Evander “The Read Deal” Holyfield returns to the ring January 22, headlining “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View Event, live from America’s resort, The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Holyfield (43-10-2, 218 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title ...

The 2010 Hauser Awards

The 2010 Hauser Awards

By: The Sweet Science Dec 20 2010

The holidays are a time for reflection. They’re also the time of year when awards are handed out. Thus, the 2010 Hauser Awards: MOST EMBARRASSING HIGH-PROFILE MISMATCH OF THE YEAR: Vitali Klitschko vs. Albert Sosnowski for the WBC heavyweight “championship.” Sosnowski had never fought, let alone beaten, a world-class fighter. Last year, he fought to a draw against Francesco Pianeta. Eight...

ALL HAIL HOPKINS: The Legend Schools Pascal, Gets Draw

ALL HAIL HOPKINS: The Legend Schools Pascal, Gets Draw

By: Michael Woods Dec 19 2010

He finally made a full-on believer of this writer with his stunningly solid performance at the Pepsi Center in Quebec on Saturday night Bernard Hopkins has to be elevated into the mix as an all time pound for pound great, off the clinic he put on against WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, on Pascal's home turf. The old professor of pugilism, who I knew was great but not to the extent that...