Europe & Africa

Jennings vs. Dawejko is in Keeping With The Philly Sports Rebirth

Jennings vs. Dawejko is in Keeping With The Philly Sports Rebirth

By: Bernard Fernandez Apr 24 2018

If you remove boxing from the equation, the term “City of Champions,” or at least near-champions, has not really applied to Philadelphia since the magical year of 1980, when the Phillies won the World Series over the Kansas City Royals and the other three professional sports franchises all came tantalizingly close to also enjoying the view from the pinnacle of their respective sports’ summit...

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...

Adrien Broner’s Career Legacy Will Be One of What Could Have Been

Adrien Broner’s Career Legacy Will Be One of What Could Have Been

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 23 2018

"I'm on a different level than him. I'm going to prove it on Saturday. I don't worry about any of the negativity that surrounds my name. I'm just ready to go put on a show. I'm taking over this year. It all starts with Jessie Vargas on Saturday night. I'm going to be myself and put on a great show,” said Adrien Broner the day before fighting Jessie Vargas this past Saturday. In Broner's world...

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up, April 22

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up, April 22

By: Diego Morilla Apr 22 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...

‘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...

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 20 2018

Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan knows what it’s like to be stranded at the altar. Back in January, it was announced that O’Sullivan would fight Daniel Jacobs at Barclays Center on April 28, but then Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn did an about-face and dumped Spike in favor of Poland’s Maciej Sulecki. More recently, it seemed that Sullivan was a virtual shoo-in to challenge middleweight kingpin...

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 19 2018

Well, it's official, former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, 29, who hasn't fought since November of 2015, announced he'll be returning to the ring on June 9th at the Manchester Arena. The last time Fury laced them up he zigged and zagged and feinted the recognized top dog in the heavyweight division, Wladimir Klitschko, out of his IBF/WBO/WBA titles. No, Fury didn't remind anyone of Joe Louis, or Le...

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

By: David A. Avila Apr 18 2018

The San Fernando Valley heats up again this weekend as Bash Entertainment brings back-to-back fight cards. A pair of super featherweights headline the card on Friday April 20, at the Marriott Burbank Hotel in Burbank, California. Jarret Jeter (7-2-1) meets Samuel Yniquez (5-6-4) in the main event. It will not be televised. Both Jeter and Yniquez had engaged in many close encounters with othe...

The Sweet Science Comes Up Big in the Annual BWAA Writing Awards

The Sweet Science Comes Up Big in the Annual BWAA Writing Awards

By: The Sweet Science Apr 18 2018

Over the years The Sweet Science has performed well in the annual writing competition sponsored by the Boxing Writers Association of America. 2017 was no exception. Venerable Thomas Hauser, the author of more than 50 books including the definitive biography of Muhammad Ali, led the way in the “Bernie Awards” named in honor of TSS mainstay Bernard Fernandez, a former five-time BWAA president...