Feature Articles

A Short History of Boxing at the Turning Stone Resort Casino

A Short History of Boxing at the Turning Stone Resort Casino

By: Matt Andrzejewski May 06 2018

On Saturday, boxing returns to the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, when WBO 154-pound champion Sadam Ali defends his belt against undefeated challenger Jaime Munguia. This will mark the 58th live boxing event at the Upstate New York venue which is located about 30 miles east of Syracuse. As we approach the 20th anniversary of the first boxing show, it seems appropriate to look back on t...

Here’s The Man Who Will Dethrone GGG

Here’s The Man Who Will Dethrone GGG

By: Kelsey McCarson May 06 2018

May 5 is finally over. What was supposed to be a hotly contested rematch between unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and The Ring magazine champion Canelo Alvarez fell apart quickly when the Nevada Athletic Commission suspended Alvarez last month when the fighter tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug (clenbuterol) in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. Former ju...

Golovkin KOs Martirosyan; Cecilia Braekhus Survives Knockdown

Golovkin KOs Martirosyan; Cecilia Braekhus Survives Knockdown

By: David A. Avila May 06 2018

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin returned to form with a telling knockout win over veteran Vanes Martirosyan to extend his title defense streak, set a record for gate receipts and show the world he’s still the unified middleweight champion of the world on Saturday. After a brief one round pause Golovkin (37-0-1, 34 KOs) unleashed the cannons in the second round to knock out Martirosyan before 7,837...

Fast Results From London: Tony Bellew Bombs Out David Haye

Fast Results From London: Tony Bellew Bombs Out David Haye

By: Arne K. Lang May 05 2018

Heading into today’s rematch between Tony “The Bomber” Bellew and David Haye at London’s O2 Arena, it was generally acknowledged that Haye had the better tools. But would his body hold up? In the first meeting 13 months ago, Haye ruptured his Achilles tendon in the sixth frame and it was all downhill for him from there. In round 11, the bout was stopped after Haye fell out of the ring. The...

No Knockout, But Ryan Garcia Wins Convincingly

No Knockout, But Ryan Garcia Wins Convincingly

By: David A. Avila May 05 2018

CARSON, CALIF.-As expected Ryan Garcia got stiff competition from hardnosed Puerto Rican Jayson Velez, but retained the NABF and NABO super featherweight titles by unanimous decision on Friday. An unexpectedly large crowd of 6,625 at the StubHub Center showed that the undefeated Garcia (15-0, 13 KOs) has drawing power, and the win by decision over Velez (26-5-1, 18 KOs) proved the Victorville f...

Vanes Martirosyan Likes Mexican Style Too

Vanes Martirosyan Likes Mexican Style Too

By: David A. Avila May 04 2018

Toppling a monster like Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is not for the timid. Enter Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan. Glendale, California’s Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) steps through the ropes against undefeated Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) on Saturday, May 5, at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles. HBO will show the battle for the WBA, WBC, and IBF middleweight world titles. It’s busines...

Golovkin Needs to Start a New KO Streak, Starting With Martirosyan

Golovkin Needs to Start a New KO Streak, Starting With Martirosyan

By: Frank Lotierzo May 04 2018

The Ring magazine rates him as the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. This is something I find much fault with, especially after his last two bouts, one that he barely won and the other declared a split draw, although in fairness it should've gone down as a win. But the fact remains, Gennady Golovkin 37-0-1 (33) didn't look like the killer he was thought to be during his fight with Daniel Jaco...

Jim Murray on Boxing: Tasty Tidbits From the Pantry of a Great Sportswriter

Jim Murray on Boxing: Tasty Tidbits From the Pantry of a Great Sportswriter

By: Arne K. Lang May 03 2018

This coming August it will be 20 years since we lost Jim Murray, America’s most decorated sportswriter. Murray was 78 when he died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles. Murray, who spent most of his working life with the Los Angeles Times, was named the National Sportswriter of the Year 14 times. But forget all the awards -- other than the Pulitzer, for which he was justly proud – be...

The StubHub is the Next Stop on Ryan Garcia’s Race for Fame

The StubHub is the Next Stop on Ryan Garcia’s Race for Fame

By: David A. Avila May 02 2018

Ryan Garcia moves so fast he’s already out-sped two nicknames. First there was “KingRy” then “Flash,” pretty soon it’s going to be “Gone,” as in baseball jargon for a home run. Victorville’s meteoric sensation Garcia has zipped by the competition like a Ferrari racing a Ford Probe. It’s really not a contest at all. Well, now come the speed bumps. Garcia (14-0, 13 KO...

Wanheng Menayothin Equals Mayweather’s 50-0: A Hollow “Achievement”

Wanheng Menayothin Equals Mayweather’s 50-0: A Hollow “Achievement”

By: Matt McGrain May 02 2018

On May 2, in Rachasima, Thailand, Wanheng Menayothin, also known as Chayaphon Moonsri, equalled Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 by dispatching Panamanian Leroy Estrada in five rounds. A youthful and spritely southpaw, Estrada had talked a good fight in the days preceding this contest and probably he delivered on his words in the first, out-working Menayothin and landing several stiff jabs and a clutc...