Asia & Oceania

Mickey Roman Ends Orlando Salido’s Career by TKO in Las Vegas

Mickey Roman Ends Orlando Salido’s Career by TKO in Las Vegas

By: David A. Avila Dec 10 2017

LAS VEGAS-In a battle of Mexican gladiators Mickey Roman knocked out Orlando “Siri” Salido to unceremoniously end the old war horse’s long and fiery era on Saturday. A 20-year career came to a sudden end. After many wars and bloody battles Salido (44-14, 31 KOs) simply ran out of bullets against the younger warrior Roman (58-12, 45 KOs) in the non-title fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort...

Three Punch Combo: Salido-Roman, Farmer-Ogawa and More

Three Punch Combo: Salido-Roman, Farmer-Ogawa and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Dec 04 2017

The marque fight of the weekend takes place at Madison Square Garden, a battle between Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KO’s) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO’s), two all-time amateur greats competing for a 130-pound title belt. In Las Vegas on the same night, Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31 KO’s) battles Miguel Roman (57-12, 44 KO’s) in a bout that is also being contested on the 130-pound divisi...

Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Dec 04 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 @TSSboxingnews , and se...

Sunday Report Card, Dec. 3: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday Report Card, Dec. 3: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

By: Diego Morilla Dec 03 2017

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...

Ringside in Providence with Evander Holyfield: Toka TKOs Moralde

Ringside in Providence with Evander Holyfield: Toka TKOs Moralde

By: Jeffrey Freeman Dec 02 2017

PROVIDENCE,​ ​R.I.​ ​—​ ​Forgive​ ​me​ ​if​ ​this​ ​strikes​ ​you​ ​as​ ​fake​ ​news​ ​or​ ​even​ ​a​ ​true​ ​form​ ​of​ ​divine providence,​ ​but​ ​55​ ​year-old,​ ​former​ ​four-time​ ​world​ ​heavyweight​ ​champion​ ​Evander​ ​Holyfield​ ​is now​ ​officially​ ​retired​...

One Last Bow from Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto

One Last Bow from Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto

By: David A. Avila Dec 01 2017

It was two months before the World Trade Towers would no longer exist following a horrendous terrorist attack in New York City. A Los Angeles boxing card featured Roy Jones Jr. at the height of his power against Julio Gonzalez, a unification title fight in the light heavyweight division. On the same card making his California debut was Miguel Cotto. The Puerto Rican was being touted as the n...

Golden Boy on ESPN: Lamont Roach Retains His Belt and Other Results

Golden Boy on ESPN: Lamont Roach Retains His Belt and Other Results

By: David A. Avila Dec 01 2017

Lamont Roach survived a severe body attack early in the fight with Philippine’s Rey Perez to kick into overdrive and win convincingly in retaining the WBC Youth Silver super featherweight title on Thursday. But for a brief hiccup it was touch and go. Roach (16-0, 6 KOs), with a little help from the referee, was able to ward off further body attacks by Perez (21-9, 6 KOs) in winning by unan...

Liberated From the Dustbin, Yuandale Evans is Making Up For Lost Time

Liberated From the Dustbin, Yuandale Evans is Making Up For Lost Time

By: Sean Nam Nov 30 2017

Sometimes, a loss in boxing really can set you back. In the case of Yuandale Evans, the first defeat of his career led to a near four-year absence from the ring, characterized by legal bungles, financial hardship, and enough downtime to cause rust to collect on the knuckles. “Boxing is a cruel sport, a cruel game,” Evans, 28, told The Sweet Science in a recent phone interview. “One los...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – 2018 Opens Strong, Tainted Fistic Feats and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – 2018 Opens Strong, Tainted Fistic Feats and More

By: Diego Morilla Nov 30 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 2018 Starts with a Bang The year that is about to end has produced some great fig...

Monday Morning Cornermen (Nov. 27 edition)

Monday Morning Cornermen (Nov. 27 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Nov 27 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 @TSSboxingnews , and se...