Articles of 2010

Solid Prospect Rios Rises To 13-0

Solid Prospect Rios Rises To 13-0

By: Ralph Gonzalez Dec 19 2010

Featherweight Ronny Rios (13-0, 6 KO’s) used his quick footwork and blistering combinations to dominate the very tough veteran Adolfo Landeros (20-17-1, 9 KO’s) of Ensenada, Mexico at the San Diego Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Friday night. The bout was the main event of the Telefutura network program “Solo Boxeo by Tecate”. 20 year old Rios is considered by many as one of the hotte...

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: “The Fighter,” Reviewed

THE KIMBALL CHRONICLES: “The Fighter,” Reviewed

By: George Kimball Dec 18 2010

In a scene depicted in “The Fighter,” a fat-cat boxing promoter makes Micky Ward an offer that should have been hard to refuse: Come to Vegas. Train year-round, all expenses paid. Implicit in this generous offer is that the promoter, who is plainly based on Bob Arum, can see what is obvious to everyone else, including the audience, save Irish Micky, which is that if he hopes to revive a box...

Solis, Cloud, Mayorga Win In Miami

Solis, Cloud, Mayorga Win In Miami

By: TSS Press Dec 18 2010

Odlanier Solis:  "I wanted to make Austin suffer for the things he said at the press conferences leading up to the fight.  I didn't like it when he said that when he was done with me, they were going to send me back to Cuba.  Now I sent him back to Cleveland where all they have are cows." DON KING PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: WBC World Heavyweight Final Championship Eliminator: Ray Austin vs. O...

After Hopkins, Trinidad, Taylor And Pavlik  Were Never The Same

After Hopkins, Trinidad, Taylor And Pavlik Were Never The Same

By: Ron Borges Dec 18 2010

WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal has the advantage of youth going for him tonight when he tries to frustrate Bernard Hopkins' effort to become the oldest man ever to win a significant world championship when they meet at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. What he doesn't have going for him is history or an understanding of the danger Hopkins can be for a prideful young man not y...

Al Bernstein Heads Up Showtime Year in Review

Al Bernstein Heads Up Showtime Year in Review

By: TSS Press Dec 17 2010

Showtime broadcasters Al Bernstein, Mauro Ranallo and Frank Shamrock co-host Sho Sports 2010: A Year Reviewed, which will have its debut airing on Showtime at 8:30 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, December 22. Al, Mauro and Frank look back on the great moments and stories in boxing and mixed martial arts that have been chronicled on Showtime in 2010. “The show is something kind of unique, because ...

Hopkins, Pascal Make Weight; Also, Floyd Arrested

Hopkins, Pascal Make Weight; Also, Floyd Arrested

By: Michael Woods Dec 17 2010

WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal weighed 174.1 and challenger Bernard Hopkins was 174.6 ahead of their Saturday night clash on Quebec, which will air on Showtime. Pascal irked Hopkins, maybe playing a bit of the BHop mind effin game, when he blew Hopkins a kiss. Hopkins reacted angrily. Pascal has been learning from the ace trash talker. He reminded Hopkins of his lack of pop when he ...

Christmas & Holiday Gift Suggestions By TSS

Christmas & Holiday Gift Suggestions By TSS

By: David A. Avila Dec 17 2010

Not much time is left before Christmas Day or the other holidays. For boxing fans or friends and spouses of boxing fans here are some suggestions of interest: My Life Among the Icons If you’re a boxing fan living in the West Coast than you should know who Johnny “Flash” Ortiz is and why he’s important in the sport of boxing. Ortiz is best known for being the last owner of the worl...

Donaire-Montiel Tix Info

Donaire-Montiel Tix Info

By: TSS Press Dec 17 2010

FERNANDO MONTIEL and NONITO DONAIRE COLLIDE FOR THE WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AND MIKE JONES – JESUS SOTO-KARASS ENCORE RUMBLE IN WELTERWEIGHT TITLE REMATCH FEBRUARY 19 at MANDALAY BAY in LAS VEGAS LIVE on HBO BOXING AFTER DARK ******************************** Tickets Go On Sale Next Thursday! December 23 at Noon PT LAS VEGAS, NEV (December 17, 2010) – Las Vegas hosts...

White Collar Brawler Today On Web TV

White Collar Brawler Today On Web TV

By: David A. Avila Dec 17 2010

One thing I abhor is when a boxing promoter pumps up a pro debut fight of some collegiate football player and matches him with an easy opponent. It’s not indicative of the sport of boxing. Boxing is extremely difficult. A pair of Ivy League graduates, Nate Houghteling and Kai Hasson, aim to prove that point and more when they meet on Friday in Berkeley at Westwind Boxing Gym and show off t...

REIN: “The Fighter” Catches Lightning In A Bottle

REIN: “The Fighter” Catches Lightning In A Bottle

By: Joe Rein Dec 17 2010

Bogart will always have Paris, ‘n Irish Micky Ward will ALWAYS have London, November 3, 2000, when the Lowell, Mass. journeyman/road-paver wrecked home-town favorite Shea Neary, winning the WBU 140-pound crown, spiking the blood pressure of fight fans ‘round the globe. As Churchill might’ve said, it was Ward’s finest hour; though boxing purists feel it heresy that his epic wars with Art...