Feature Articles

“Tattoo” Brings a New Radio Vibe from the Golden Boy Headquarters

“Tattoo” Brings a New Radio Vibe from the Golden Boy Headquarters

By: David A. Avila Nov 22 2017

A new Los Angeles-based radio show hit the digital air waves last week heralded by Tattoo and the crew that includes Jessica Rosales and DJ Ray. It’s sponsored by Golden Boy Radio and streamed via the Dash Radio app. Long has L.A. been the media capitol of the world with its hold on the movie industry, television, radio, music companies and all struggling to grab an audience in this digital a...

Will Heavyweight Hopeful Mike Coffie Percolate Into the Next Big Thing?

Will Heavyweight Hopeful Mike Coffie Percolate Into the Next Big Thing?

By: Bernard Fernandez Nov 22 2017

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – If you’re traveling by car, the listed distance between Brooklyn, N.Y., and this quintessential Rust Belt city of 75,000 nestled in the Lehigh Valley is a mere 87.1 miles. If you go by estimates posted on the Internet, the trip should take no longer than two hours, but frequent periods of heavy traffic can make it significantly longer in actuality as well as perception. For...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Devon Back on the Beam, Bombastic Tyson Fury and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Devon Back on the Beam, Bombastic Tyson Fury and More

By: Diego Morilla Nov 22 2017

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own short commentary on this week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com . Alexander Overcomes His Addiction First, Then Castillo In a fight that took pla...

Devon Alexander Returns With A “W”

Devon Alexander Returns With A “W”

By: Miguel Iturrate Nov 21 2017

Devon Alexander Returns With A "W" - The PBC's "Toe to Toe Tuesdays" series featured the return of Devon Alexander on November 21st, as he returned to face veteran Walter Castillo. Alexander (26-4) was returning after a layoff of over two years and fight fans wanted to see what Alexander had left after battling injury and personal problems. Castillo (26-4-1) was considered a serviceable opponen...

They Said It….Dewdrops from 35 Years on the Boxing Beat

They Said It….Dewdrops from 35 Years on the Boxing Beat

By: Bernard Fernandez Nov 21 2017

During a recent conversation I had with Randy Gordon, the ex-editor of The Ring magazine, ex-chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission and current co-host, with former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney, of a Sirius radio show about boxing, he described a terrible live interview with an up-and-coming fighter whose manager had almost begged to have his guy come on as a guest. That request ...

Three Punch Combo: HBO’s Horn of Plenty, Other Instantaneous KOs and More

Three Punch Combo: HBO’s Horn of Plenty, Other Instantaneous KOs and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Nov 21 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Starting with Saturday’s triple-header, HBO is beginning a run of four consecutive weeks of boxing. Saturday’s card features the return of Sergey Kovalev, one last opportunity for former Cuban amateur star Yuriorkis Gamboa, and a showcase for 175-pound contender Sullivan Barrera. In the main event, Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO’s) faces Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 ...

WBO Heavyweight Champ Joseph Parker is Good, Just Not Good Enough

WBO Heavyweight Champ Joseph Parker is Good, Just Not Good Enough

By: Frank Lotierzo Nov 20 2017

Call him the odd man out or maybe even the heavyweight division’s Rodney Dangerfield, because WBO title holder Joseph Parker 24-0 (18) doesn't get much respect. Parker (pictured with his trainer Kevin Barry) has been the WBO champ for nearly a year. He's made two quiet defenses of the title, beating Razvan Coganu in May and Hughie Fury in September, both by decision. Yet for the last year Parker...

Monday Morning Cornermen (Nov. 20 edition)

Monday Morning Cornermen (Nov. 20 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Nov 20 2017

In this new section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend, we compare our own previews with the way the actual fights went on, and we take your opinions and questions (along with those of special guests) to create a final analysis to another weekend of boxing. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TheSweetScience , and ...

No Foolin’: The “Smarts” Bet on Bob Foster When He Fought Muhammad Ali

No Foolin’: The “Smarts” Bet on Bob Foster When He Fought Muhammad Ali

By: Arne K. Lang Nov 20 2017

On Nov. 21, 1972, forty-five years ago this week, Muhammad Ali fought reigning light heavyweight champion Bob Foster in a non-title bout (actually there was an NABF belt at stake) at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in picturesque South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This was Ali’s 41st pro fight and his ninth fight since suffering his lone defeat at the hands of Joe Frazier. Bob Foster, three years older than Ali a...

East L.A. Thanksgiving Goes Both Ways for the De La Hoyas

East L.A. Thanksgiving Goes Both Ways for the De La Hoyas

By: David A. Avila Nov 19 2017

Growing up in East Los Angeles one learns immediately that the main artery of the unincorporated town remains and always has been Whittier Boulevard. It’s a busy street that was first paved as part of the El Camino Real when the Spaniards first visited California in 1769. Now it’s still a main road in East L.A. On Saturday morning, three blocks down from Whittier Boulevard, hundreds of f...