Asia & Oceania

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part 4, 20-11

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part 4, 20-11

By: Matt McGrain Apr 24 2018

I need to talk to you about George Dixon. I placed him at number four on my featherweight list. He made double-figures for title defenses at this poundage and he conquered many excellent featherweights in what was a stacked era. The weight limit is a confusing issue around this time as the featherweight and bantamweight limits seem almost interchangeable as various champions and promoters shuff...

‘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...

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 16 edition)

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 16 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 16 2018

In this section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend to create a final wrap-up of all the major boxing events. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TSSboxingnews   Boxing is Back in the Wrong Section of the News Even considering the amount of information traveling around the world at light speed, it is unusual ...

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 15 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...

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 15 2018

On a card that showcased world middleweight titlist Ryota Murata, Cristofer Rosales, a 23-year-old Nicaraguan, stole the show with a ninth round stoppage of Japan’s undefeated knockout artist Daigo Higa to claim the WBC world flyweight title. The slender Rosales, who had a 4-inch height advantage, delivered a performance that reminded veteran Asia Pacific boxing scribe Joe Koizumi of Alexis Argu...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

By: Matt McGrain Apr 14 2018

From the dusty streets of Algeria to old school British cobbles, to the heartland of the American dream and back again, Part 3 of the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time continues the international flavor of this list, but always, always, we return to those familiar back allies in Mexico. If Mexican fighters remain the beating heart of boxing then bantamweight is the blood that pumps it. ...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 12 edition)

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 12 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 12 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 Editor's Note: We're going to deviate from our us...

Boxing 2018: Some Thoughts on the Powers That Be

Boxing 2018: Some Thoughts on the Powers That Be

By: Thomas Hauser Apr 04 2018

We’re living in an age of vertical integration and corporate consolidation. The path to power in today’s economy lies through the merger of powerful economic interests. Every content provider in boxing (and elsewhere) would like a partnership with Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, or Facebook. That has been unattainable for those who make their living from the sweet science. But three other al...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

By: Matt McGrain Apr 02 2018

Research for the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time was more time consuming and expensive than even the Fifty Greatest Featherweights of all time. Expensive because online resources don’t stock footage of the greatest fighters to have mixed it at 118lbs in the same way they do the other divisions, meaning I had to hunt down more footage; more time consuming because my personal knowledge...