Feature Articles

Will There Be a Changing of the Guard?

Will There Be a Changing of the Guard?

By: Thomas Hauser Apr 23 2018

13,964 fans were at Barclays Center on April 21 to witness what might someday be looked upon as a step toward boxing’s changing of the guard. Three fights – Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar, Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno, and Adrien Broner vs. Jesse Vargas – headlined the show. Davis age 23, has a wealth of talent. He briefly held the IBF 130-pound belt before surrendering it on the ...

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up, April 22

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up, April 22

By: Diego Morilla Apr 22 2018

The Sweet Science’s Diego Morilla compiles a full weekend wrap-up of the most relevant boxing events in the worldwide scene with short recaps, links to videos and other articles, and all the info you need to keep up with the week’s most important results. Every fight that matters is right here, in one place, and at one click away. Follow us every Sunday on Twitter at #SRCatTSS @TheSweetScience...

Fast Results – Carl Frampton & Amir Khan Win U.K. Homecomings

Fast Results – Carl Frampton & Amir Khan Win U.K. Homecomings

By: Jeffrey Freeman Apr 21 2018

On a very busy international weekend for the Sweet Science, popular former two-division world champion Carl Frampton​ paid his immense respect to 35 -year-old Nonito Donaire​ by conclusively defeating the former four-division world champion via unanimous decision on Saturday night at the packed SSE Arena in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland. There were no knockdowns. All three official...

Rahkmankulov and Damien Lopez Win at Burbank

Rahkmankulov and Damien Lopez Win at Burbank

By: David A. Avila Apr 21 2018

In a rare battle between prized prospects Sagadat Rahkmankulov out-dueled Jhon Leon by unanimous decision in a fight much closer and intense than the scores indicated on Friday. Kazakhstan’s Rahkmankulov (2-0), now fighting out of Oxnard, proved to be slightly better than Colombia’s Leon (3-1) in a seesaw skirmish at the Burbank Marriott Hotel in Burbank, California. Rahkmankulov, who is...

‘Rock’ Rahman and ‘The Rock,’ Marciano, Shared a Common Personality Quirk

‘Rock’ Rahman and ‘The Rock,’ Marciano, Shared a Common Personality Quirk

By: Bernard Fernandez Apr 21 2018

In at least one very significant way, two-time former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman has something in common with his more renowned predecessor upon boxing’s big-man throne, Rocky Marciano. Both held firm to the belief that cash in hand is actual money, but checks, bank drafts and even secured guarantees of future payments for their services constituted something of lesser valu...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 20 edition)

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 20 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 20 2018

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by the writing staff of Zona de Boxeo and The Sweet Science, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TSSboxingnews @Morillaboxing Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday April 21 Car...

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 20 2018

Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan knows what it’s like to be stranded at the altar. Back in January, it was announced that O’Sullivan would fight Daniel Jacobs at Barclays Center on April 28, but then Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn did an about-face and dumped Spike in favor of Poland’s Maciej Sulecki. More recently, it seemed that Sullivan was a virtual shoo-in to challenge middleweight kingpin...

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 19 2018

Well, it's official, former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, 29, who hasn't fought since November of 2015, announced he'll be returning to the ring on June 9th at the Manchester Arena. The last time Fury laced them up he zigged and zagged and feinted the recognized top dog in the heavyweight division, Wladimir Klitschko, out of his IBF/WBO/WBA titles. No, Fury didn't remind anyone of Joe Louis, or Le...

Diego’s Spit Bucket: A Clumsy Come-Hither for GGG-Martirosyan and More

Diego’s Spit Bucket: A Clumsy Come-Hither for GGG-Martirosyan and More

By: Diego Morilla Apr 19 2018

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Follow us every week at #SBatTSS and @TSSboxingnews Somewhere Beyond the Sea We hear a lot about Mexico vs. Puerto Rico, or Argentina vs. Colombia, or… well… real Mexicans vs. California Mexicans. But there’s a rivalry flying under the radar...

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

By: David A. Avila Apr 18 2018

The San Fernando Valley heats up again this weekend as Bash Entertainment brings back-to-back fight cards. A pair of super featherweights headline the card on Friday April 20, at the Marriott Burbank Hotel in Burbank, California. Jarret Jeter (7-2-1) meets Samuel Yniquez (5-6-4) in the main event. It will not be televised. Both Jeter and Yniquez had engaged in many close encounters with othe...