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Three Punch Combo: Fury-Seferi Harks to Foreman-Grimsley and More

Three Punch Combo: Fury-Seferi Harks to Foreman-Grimsley and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski May 28 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Last week, it was announced that Sefer Seferi (23-1, 21 KOs) will be the opponent for Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KO’s) when Fury returns on June 9th from a nearly three year ring absence. Seferi may have a glossy record but is almost a total unknown whose resume has largely been built on extremely suspect opposition. Despite the questionable credentials, Seferi now finds himself i...

Move Over, SMU. Olympic Boxing Could Be Facing the `Death Penalty’

Move Over, SMU. Olympic Boxing Could Be Facing the `Death Penalty’

By: Bernard Fernandez May 25 2018

Drastic wrongdoing would seem to require drastic action to correct. At least that was the position of the NCAA, whose leadership took such action following the 1986 college football season when it imposed the so-called “death penalty” on Southern Methodist University, which had demonstrated an ongoing and blatant disregard for the rules in the recruitment of star players. Yes, the quasi-profes...

In a Shocker, Naoya Inoue Shatters Jamie McDonnell In One

In a Shocker, Naoya Inoue Shatters Jamie McDonnell In One

By: Matt McGrain May 25 2018

Japan’s Naoya Inoue today sent shockwaves throughout the bantamweight division and the wider boxing world with a first round knockout of the highly ranked Jamie McDonnell, out of England. It was the first outing at 118lbs for the Japanese who looked very much home at his new poundage which has brought him his third strap in just his sixteenth fight. McDonnell, a colossal bantamweight, had reh...

Lightweights on Parade: Romero Duno at Fantasy Springs and More

Lightweights on Parade: Romero Duno at Fantasy Springs and More

By: David A. Avila May 16 2018

When the best fight the best you get a Romero Duno who was put on a small fight show and unexpectedly knocked out the hometown favorite easy peasy. On another show, Rey Perez toppled the same hometown fighter and he’s now in the semi-main event. The two Filipinos fighters headline the fight card at Fantasy Springs Casino. It won’t be easy for either but that’s the road they chose. D...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Five, 10-1

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Five, 10-1

By: Matt McGrain Apr 30 2018

Organizing the top three at lightweight was as difficult a task as I have undertaken in finalizing a divisional top ten. There was really no right answer. Each man had a strong case. It was only in putting each of them through the wringer that I came out with an answer that satisfied me. That is, I tried to undermine each man's argument to uncover whose was the most resistant. This is most effe...

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...

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...