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Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (Nov. 19 edition)

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (Nov. 19 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Nov 19 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...

Trainer Talk: Don Turner Reflects on His Days With Evander and “Krusher”

Trainer Talk: Don Turner Reflects on His Days With Evander and “Krusher”

By: Sean Nam Nov 19 2017

“I want to ask you a question,” Don Turner said in his slight rasp, as he finished reminiscing about moving to New York in 1959 and watching an over-the-hill Sugar Ray Robinson still dazzle in the gyms. “How does a fighter know he overtrained? You tell me.” Turner already knows the answer to his own question, but he wants you to make a go at it, anyway. Call it a coarse rendition of the...

The Jackal Delights the Home Folks on a Card with a World Record KO

The Jackal Delights the Home Folks on a Card with a World Record KO

By: Arne K. Lang Nov 18 2017

Frank Warren’s promotion at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was focused around local hero Carl “The Jackal” Frampton. The former two-division world champion had to work hard to repel Mexico’s Horacio Garcia but prevailed by a unanimous decision. The tallies were 98-93, 97-93, and 96-93. The verdict wasn’t controversial, but many observers thought the scores were too wide. Tha...

TSS Mainstay David Avila and the New BWAA Christy Martin Award

TSS Mainstay David Avila and the New BWAA Christy Martin Award

By: The Sweet Science Nov 18 2017

PRESS RELEASE-- Throughout boxing history, women have made a significant contribution to the sport, both in and out of the ring. These contributions have often been met with little recognition from the media and the public at large, including those within the boxing world. But today, the Boxing Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2017 award season, the org...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 17 edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 17 edition

By: Diego Morilla Nov 17 2017

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by Zona de Boxeo editor and TSS writer Diego Morilla, 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 @TheSweetScience @Morillaboxing Flint, Michigan, Friday Nov. 17 Anthony Dirrell vs....

Why Joshua Will Beat Wilder Regardless of Where They Fight

Why Joshua Will Beat Wilder Regardless of Where They Fight

By: Frank Lotierzo Nov 17 2017

Both fighters are well built and always look fit, one stands 6-6 and the other 6-7 and both have stopped every opponent they've faced. Their collective record is a resounding 59-0 (58), almost identical to Frazier and Ali 57-0 (48) before their first fight. One has some detractors because he was dropped by the best fighter he fought and the other has detractors because of the level of opposition h...

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco: December 8, 1927 – November 16, 2017

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco: December 8, 1927 – November 16, 2017

By: Thomas Hauser Nov 16 2017

Ferdie Pacheco, who died on November 16, was a doctor, author, artist, and television commentator. He’s best known for having been Muhammad Ali’s personal physician and cornerman from 1960 through 1977. My own relationship with Pacheco began in 1989. I was researching the book that would eventually become Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times and had compiled a list of two hundred people I wante...

Ferdie Pacheco, the Famous Fight Doctor, Dead at Age 89

Ferdie Pacheco, the Famous Fight Doctor, Dead at Age 89

By: Arne K. Lang Nov 16 2017

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, a raconteur and Renaissance man who was Muhammad Ali’s personal physician from 1962 to 1977, died last night in his sleep at his home in Miami. Pacheco was 89 years old. The son of a pharmacist, Pacheco was raised in the Ybor City section of Tampa, also known as Little Havana, a place where cigars are still made by hand. As a teenager he worked as a waiter in the district...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Oscar Tests our Patience, Rigo-Loma Draws Near and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Oscar Tests our Patience, Rigo-Loma Draws Near and More

By: Diego Morilla Nov 16 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. Oscar Asks Boxing for a Love Test A few days ago, retired former champion and cur...

After Final Fight With Sadam Ali, It’s All Kids’ Play for Miguel Cotto

After Final Fight With Sadam Ali, It’s All Kids’ Play for Miguel Cotto

By: Bernard Fernandez Nov 15 2017

The same question keeps coming at Miguel Cotto with the regularity of a metronomic jab. Is the 37-year-old Puerto Rican legend’s announced farewell fight, against Sadam Ali on Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden, really the final time his many fans will see the four-division world champion in the ring? Or is his sincere-sounding intention to retire, win, lose or draw, subject to a change of heart, a...