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Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

By: Frank Lotierzo Oct 18 2017

On January 13th or 20th of next year, the fighter who many believe is the best welterweight in the world, Errol Spence 22-0 (19), will make the first defense of the IBF title he won from Kell Brook this past May in England. His opponent will be former two division title holder Lamont Peterson 35-3-1 (17). Peterson vacated his WBA (regular) title so he can challenge for Spence's IBF belt. The bout ...

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 17 2017

Looking at the “opening day” rosters for the double-barreled World Boxing Super Series, a 16-man lineup, it appears that Rob Brant was an after-thought. As the fields were being finalized, it dawned on the selection committee that there wasn’t a single fighter in either bracket who was actually born and bred in the United States. “Hey, this won’t look right,” someone said, “who can w...

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Oct 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, it was formally announced that Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KO’s) would be facing Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in what Cotto is claiming will be his final professional fight. The choice of Ali as Cotto’s opponent raised a lot of eyebrows as many believed Cotto would select a more high profile opponent for his farewell fight. ...

Junior Middleweight Triple Header Should Net Lara vs. Charlo

Junior Middleweight Triple Header Should Net Lara vs. Charlo

By: Frank Lotierzo Oct 16 2017

There were three outstanding 154-pound title bouts on Showtime this past weekend, and all three title holders made successful defenses and retained their hardware. Jarret Hurd halted Austin Trout when Trout's head trainer Louie Burke called in the referee after the 10th round to request the stoppage. Jermell Charlo retained his WBC title with a devastating one-punch first round knockout over undef...

The Hauser Report: The Barclays Buzz

The Hauser Report: The Barclays Buzz

By: Thomas Hauser Oct 16 2017

The first fight card at Barclays Center was contested on October 20, 2012, and featured four world title fights: Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales, Paulie Malignaggi vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, Devon Alexander vs. Randall Bailey, and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs. Peter Quillin. For good measure, Danny Jacobs, Luis Collazo, Dmitriy Salita, Eddie Gomez, and Boyd Melson were on the undercard. Barclays is sti...

West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Honors Its Own on Sunday

West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Honors Its Own on Sunday

By: David A. Avila Oct 15 2017

Luminaries from the boxing world hit North Hollywood when the doors open for the third annual West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Sunday. The Banquet of Champions event is sold out. A number of prizefighters from the past and those associated with the world of boxing in different capacities will be honored at the Garland Hotel Event Center. Aside from notable boxers will b...

Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays

Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays

By: Miguel Iturrate Oct 15 2017

Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays - The Premier Boxing Champions put on a terrific night of fights at the Barclays Center Saturday night as the 154 lbers took center stage. WBA "super world" champion Erislandy Lara faced off against undefeated American Terrell Gausha in the final bout of the evening. The 34-year-old Lara has held the title for a long time but he was in need of a...

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

By: The Sweet Science Oct 14 2017

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are former sparring partners who engaged in one of the best fights in recent years, a lusty 12-round battle at LA’s Staples Center in August of 2015 that was decided in favor of Santa Cruz by a majority decision. That fight begged for a rematch and it will likely materialize in March of next year. The SoCal rivals won their respective bouts as expected on Saturday ...

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

By: The Sweet Science Oct 14 2017

Venezuela’s Ismael Barroso, a 34-year-old veteran, proved to be too strong and too tough for Albuquerque’s Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a battle of southpaws on Friday night at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA. Barroso knocked Maldonado down with a left to the jaw in the third round and then ended the junior welterweight contest in the sixth with a wicked left to the liver. Barroso, a former interim ...

Gausha Is Erislandy Lara’s Last Chance to Woo Fans

Gausha Is Erislandy Lara’s Last Chance to Woo Fans

By: Frank Lotierzo Oct 12 2017

He's a versatile and accomplished fighter who has only suffered two setbacks in 28 pro bouts. One was extremely close against a super star fighter, Canelo Alvarez, and the other was such a terrible decision that the judges who scored the fight for his opponent, Paul Williams, were suspended indefinitely. And to his chagrin, he's been avoided by some of the big name fighters in his division since t...