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Top Rank on ESPN: Valdez and Ramirez Overcome Tough Opponents

Top Rank on ESPN: Valdez and Ramirez Overcome Tough Opponents

By: The Sweet Science Sep 23 2017

Top Rank Boxing was at the Tucson Convention Center in Arizona and on ESPN this past Friday night with a full card of fights headlined by two world title bouts. In the featured attractions, WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez successfully defended their belts via unanimous decisions but both survived anxious moments in tough fights w...

The Jake LaMotta Story: Boxing as an Act of Contrition

The Jake LaMotta Story: Boxing as an Act of Contrition

By: Diego Morilla Sep 22 2017

Each time that boxing writers come up with an “all-time list,” the name of Giacobbe “Jake” LaMotta is usually mentioned among the top ten spots in the “chin” category. The legendary “Bronx Bull” had an unusually high tolerance for punishment that has not been seen in a boxing ring too often, and he put it to the test against some of the heaviest punchers in two divisions almost wit...

How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

By: Frank Lotierzo Sep 19 2017

During the early days of the gloved era and probably before, managers and promoters would slip reporters money or buy them dinners and drinks - with a wink and a smile -- to get their fighters some needed positive publicity. Today things are too regulated to go that route, although it seems some writers give certain fighters, for one reason or another, more glowing praise than they warrant. Regard...

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

By: Arne K. Lang Sep 18 2017

Henry Armstrong, active from 1931 to 1945, won the featherweight, welterweight, and lightweight world titles, in that order, in a day when there were only eight widely recognized weight classes. He briefly held all three belts simultaneously. During the course of his career he had a run of 27 straight knockouts and, in October of 1939, successfully defended his welterweight title five times in a s...

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Sep 18 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Earlier this month, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a stunning knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a 115-pound title fight. The loss capped a disappointing year for Gonzalez who also dropped a disputed decision to Sor Rungvisai in March. When the year began, many in the sport ranked Gonzalez at or near the top of the pound for pound list. The consecutive lo...

GGG-Canelo: In the Court of Public Opinion the Hung Jury Smacks of Injustice

GGG-Canelo: In the Court of Public Opinion the Hung Jury Smacks of Injustice

By: Bernard Fernandez Sep 17 2017

You don’t have to be a boxing fan to understand the confusion that is sometimes attendant to the intricacies of the legal process. Imagine you’re a regular viewer of Court TV, and you’ve followed a particular case as if it were first-run episodes of your favorite television show. You have dispassionately weighed all the evidence that was presented during the trial and decided that the prosec...

Canelo vs Triple G Results – They Duel To A Draw

Canelo vs Triple G Results – They Duel To A Draw

By: Miguel Iturrate Sep 17 2017

Canelo vs Triple G Results - The T-Mobile Arena in Las vegas hosted HBO pay-per-view on Saturday night as boxing fans finally got the Saul Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin middleweight showdown. The IBF, WBA and WBC belts belonging to Golovkin were on the line and from the start you could see the gravitas on Triple G's face. Alvarez was cool and confident at the outset but as the fight entered the m...

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

By: The Sweet Science Sep 16 2017

Willie Monroe Jr. knew he was in hostile territory at Friday’s weigh-in when the seven-year-old son of his opponent kicked him in the balls. The opponent, Billy Joe Saunders, wasn’t quite as belligerent on the following night at the Copper Box Arena, but the elder Saunders did enough to retain his WBO middleweight title by a unanimous decision, turning away the invader from Rochester, New York...

Ringside Report: A Sudden End to a Spirited Skirmish as Rojas KOs Marrero

Ringside Report: A Sudden End to a Spirited Skirmish as Rojas KOs Marrero

By: Arne K. Lang Sep 16 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Fight fans in Las Vegas for Saturday’s big boxing event were served appetizers on Friday in an oversized ballroom at the MGM Grand. In the main go of the Golden Boy Promotions card on ESPN, Puerto Rico's Jesus M Rojas (26-1-2, 1 ND,19 KOs) connected with a left hook coming off the ropes late in the seventh round to put a sudden end to an entertaining skirmish with Claudio Marrer...

Prospect Watch in Las Vegas This Weekend

Prospect Watch in Las Vegas This Weekend

By: David A. Avila Sep 15 2017

Usually the month of June is reserved for graduation but in the case of prizefighting September provides the moment of truth for a number of prospects looking to inch toward the big time. Back-to-back fight cards by Golden Boy Promotions, TGB Promotions and K2 Promotions unveil some of their brightest, beginning on Friday Sept. 15, at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, and ending on Saturday Sept....