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Crawford vs Indongo Undercard Results

Crawford vs Indongo Undercard Results

By: Miguel Iturrate Aug 19 2017

Crawford vs Indongo Undercard Results- Top Rank Boxing takes center-stage in the pugilistic world this Saturday night as they present Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo on ESPN. Promoter Bob Arum put together a solid 10 fight boxing card set for the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Ommaha, Nebraska and TSS isbrining you results as they come in. The action got underway early as the evening got started wit...

A Closer Look at the Officials in the Mayweather-McGregor Fight

A Closer Look at the Officials in the Mayweather-McGregor Fight

By: Arne K. Lang Aug 19 2017

No matter one’s feelings about the integrity of the Mayweather-McGregor fight, this is a huge international sporting event. By my loose calculation, the match has already shattered the mark set by the Johnson-Jeffries fight for the most words showered on a boxing match. That 1910 bout at Reno was promoted by Tex Rickard who named himself the referee, theoretically working gratis, and saw no reas...

Daniel Franco Update: The Struggle Continues

Daniel Franco Update: The Struggle Continues

By: David A. Avila Aug 17 2017

Daniel Franco remains battling in a Pomona hospital after several brain surgeries and a recent bout against infection. It’s been two months since Rancho Cucamonga’s Franco was rushed to a hospital after suffering a knockout loss against Utah’s Jose Haro and a subsequent “brain bleed” in Iowa. He underwent two surgeries in Sioux City Iowa, and recently another in Pomona. After a mon...

30 Boxing Notables Recall Their All-Time Favorite Fight(s)

30 Boxing Notables Recall Their All-Time Favorite Fight(s)

By: Ted Sares Aug 17 2017

This completes the participative trilogy involving a favorite boxer, a favorite boxing book, and now a favorite fight (though a favorite round still looms as a possibility). I’ll weigh in first. Using the criteria of ebb and flow, controlled violence, courage, imposition of will, superiority of technical skills, and pure savagery, my selection is Yvon "The Fighting Fisherman" Durelle vs. Arch...

A Sudden Surge of Retirements: Uchiyama, Miura, and Juan Manuel Marquez

A Sudden Surge of Retirements: Uchiyama, Miura, and Juan Manuel Marquez

By: David A. Avila Aug 16 2017

No other sport or entertainment industry compares to prizefighting. When its participants retire it’s a time for celebration of their noble contributions. Every year a few even give their lives for the sport. Across the globe three professional boxers hung up their gloves this past week, two from the island nation of Japan and one from Mexico. Two countries that when mixed together in the ...

Indongo May Provide A Scary Moment Against Crawford, But That’s It

Indongo May Provide A Scary Moment Against Crawford, But That’s It

By: Frank Lotierzo Aug 16 2017

It's been 14 years since we've seen an undisputed unified champion atop the junior welterweight division. The last time the unified champ defended all the titles was back in January of 2003 when Kostya Tszyu defended the WBA-WBC-IBF titles against Jessie James Leija. The fight concluded when Leija's corner stopped the bout after the sixth round due to his perforated right eardrum. That'll change t...

Luis Nery Demolishes Long-Reigning Bantamweight Champ Yamanaka

Luis Nery Demolishes Long-Reigning Bantamweight Champ Yamanaka

By: The Sweet Science Aug 15 2017

The last few weeks have produced two big upsets involving fighters from the Orient. On July 28, Chinese superstar Zou Shiming was stopped in the 11th round by unheralded Sho Kimura. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, long-reigning world bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka suffered a brutal fourth round stoppage at the hands of Mexico’s Luis “Pantera” Nery at Kyoto’s Shimazu Arena. The 34-year-old...

Three Punch Combo: An Unexpectedly Strong PPV Undercard and More

Three Punch Combo: An Unexpectedly Strong PPV Undercard and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Aug 14 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, the pay-per-view undercard for Mayweather-McGregor was formally announced. As much as I hate the main event, I must applaud the organizers for putting together a pay-per-view undercard that delivers. I feared we’d get another Mayweather-Pacquiao type undercard with a couple of showcase bouts leading into the main event, but we didn’t. A strong undercard wasn’t...

Boxing and the Movies: Here’s an Anthology Series That Packs a Punch

Boxing and the Movies: Here’s an Anthology Series That Packs a Punch

By: Arne K. Lang Aug 14 2017

The late Stanley Weston, who had a long association with The Ring magazine, rising from copy boy to publisher, once said that he really didn’t like boxing but he liked to write about boxing because it was the sport with the best storylines. Over the years, those compelling storylines have captured the attention of some of the world’s best filmmakers. Before Hollywood got around to making good ...

Crawford and Indongo Seek 140-Pound Four-Title-Belt Sweep

Crawford and Indongo Seek 140-Pound Four-Title-Belt Sweep

By: Bernard Fernandez Aug 13 2017

Some say the hardest thing in sports is to hit a major league slider. And maybe that is so, if the slider was thrown by Hall of Famer lefthander Steve Carlton, master of the pitch. But even Carlton gave up the occasional home run on his signature delivery, which made a given batter’s chance of smacking one over the fence very difficult but not impossible. Contrast that with the herculean task...