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London Prize Ring Rules: Regaining a Lost Empire

London Prize Ring Rules: Regaining a Lost Empire

By: Jeffrey Freeman Jul 21 2017

Forget Brexit. A lost Empire is now regained. The Revolutionary War avenged. It might be hard to fathom today in the land of Donald J. Trump and Deontay Wilder, but boxing’s bloody roots are firmly planted in the old country; England to be exact and London in particular. It was there in 1865, during our bloody Civil War here over the future of slavery, that John Douglas, the 9th Marques...

Robert Guerrero’s Journey from Gilroy to Las Vegas

Robert Guerrero’s Journey from Gilroy to Las Vegas

By: David A. Avila Jul 20 2017

When Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero first stepped into the prize ring, all I remember was a camel was involved. Thinking back on that day on April 22, 2001, a fighter by the name of Hector Camacho Jr. rode on the back of a camel into the outdoor lot of Fantasy Springs Casino. He was dressed like some kind of Arabian knight. On that same fight card Guerrero fought Alejandro Cruz who was also...

Don’t Listen to the Parroting Promoters: No Chance of Wilder-Ortiz

Don’t Listen to the Parroting Promoters: No Chance of Wilder-Ortiz

By: Frank Lotierzo Jul 20 2017

In a year when a lot of fights that we thought we'd never see are being made and some are actually coming to fruition, there's another one being thrown out that at one time was thought to be a pipe dream. And that's WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder 38-0 (37) fighting Cuban defector Luis Ortiz 27-0 (23). If you believe what has been circulated by the promoter parrots, Wilder is going to ...

Career Definers: These Boxers Will Always Be Identified With These Bouts

Career Definers: These Boxers Will Always Be Identified With These Bouts

By: Ted Sares Jul 19 2017

Most boxers have that one (or two) fights that define their careers. Of course none can top Buster Douglas when it comes to that one fight that was the diamond sparkling in the sand. But others stand out as well. Here is a sampling: Rene Jacquot Frenchman Rene Jacquot (that’s him on the right) shocked the boxing world in 1989 when he upset WBC welterweight champion Donald Curry in Grenoble...

Fighters as Writers

Fighters as Writers

By: Thomas Hauser Jul 18 2017

“It’s easy to like Las Vegas the same way it’s easy to like an honest hooker. Neither one pretends to be anything but what they are. They just flash you a little thigh, give you an honest price, and then screw you. You might blow your paycheck in an afternoon, but you just keep smiling because you’re having a good time spending it and you knew you were going to get ripped off when you got ...

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jul 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- There were several significant bouts this past weekend and with that several good performances. Let’s get the crystal ball out and look to what may lie in store in the near future for some of the winners. Omar Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KO’s) may have had the best performance of the weekend with his third round knockout victory against Robert Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KO’s) ...

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

By: Thomas Hauser Jul 16 2017

THE HAUSER REPORT -- It was a good night for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island in New York but a bad night for fighters from Long Island. That in a nutshell summarizes the fight cards that were televised on July 15 by HBO and FOX. Seanie Monaghan and Joe Smith are “throwback fighters.” Each man grew up on Long island and still lives there. In the 1940s, they would have be...

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jul 16 2017

INGLEWOOD, CALIF.-WBC super featherweight titlist Miguel Berchelt proved his win was not a fluke and led the fight card with a successful defense of his world title against the super aggressive Takashi Miura of Japan on Saturday. A crowd of 5,846 at the Forum saw two super featherweight title fights including Mexico’s Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) retain the belt with a 12 round unanimous decision ...

Berchelt vs Miura Go To War in Los Angeles

Berchelt vs Miura Go To War in Los Angeles

By: Miguel Iturrate Jul 16 2017

Berchelt vs Miura Go To War in Los Angeles  Golden Boy Promotions was at the Inglewood Forum for the second night of a doubleheader in Southern California. WBC world super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt took on Japan's Takashi Miura in the evening's main event. The pair looked to be on their way to deliver fireworks as expected as Miura hit the canvas in the opening round. Miura got up...

Figueroa Jr vs Guerrero Results From New York

Figueroa Jr vs Guerrero Results From New York

By: Miguel Iturrate Jul 15 2017

Figueroa Jr vs Guerrero Results From New York - The Premier Boxing Champions took live boxing back to Long Island's Nassau Coliseum this past Saturday evening. The main events turned the show into a "night of knockouts" as all three fights on the FOX broadcast ended before the distance. Undefeated Omar Figueroa Jr made a triumphant comeback after a long layoff by stopping veteran former world c...