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Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

By: Frank Lotierzo Oct 18 2017

On January 13th or 20th of next year, the fighter who many believe is the best welterweight in the world, Errol Spence 22-0 (19), will make the first defense of the IBF title he won from Kell Brook this past May in England. His opponent will be former two division title holder Lamont Peterson 35-3-1 (17). Peterson vacated his WBA (regular) title so he can challenge for Spence's IBF belt. The bout ...

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 17 2017

Looking at the “opening day” rosters for the double-barreled World Boxing Super Series, a 16-man lineup, it appears that Rob Brant was an after-thought. As the fields were being finalized, it dawned on the selection committee that there wasn’t a single fighter in either bracket who was actually born and bred in the United States. “Hey, this won’t look right,” someone said, “who can w...

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Oct 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, it was formally announced that Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KO’s) would be facing Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in what Cotto is claiming will be his final professional fight. The choice of Ali as Cotto’s opponent raised a lot of eyebrows as many believed Cotto would select a more high profile opponent for his farewell fight. ...

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

By: The Sweet Science Oct 14 2017

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are former sparring partners who engaged in one of the best fights in recent years, a lusty 12-round battle at LA’s Staples Center in August of 2015 that was decided in favor of Santa Cruz by a majority decision. That fight begged for a rematch and it will likely materialize in March of next year. The SoCal rivals won their respective bouts as expected on Saturday ...

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

By: The Sweet Science Oct 14 2017

Venezuela’s Ismael Barroso, a 34-year-old veteran, proved to be too strong and too tough for Albuquerque’s Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a battle of southpaws on Friday night at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA. Barroso knocked Maldonado down with a left to the jaw in the third round and then ended the junior welterweight contest in the sixth with a wicked left to the liver. Barroso, a former interim ...

R.I.P. Former World Middleweight Champ Terry Downes

R.I.P. Former World Middleweight Champ Terry Downes

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 12 2017

It has come to light that Terry Downes died last Friday, Oct. 6, in the London suburb of Watford at age 81. At the time of his death, he was England’s oldest surviving world champion. Downes finished his career with a record of 35-9 with 28 KOs. Most of his losses were stoppages that resulted from cuts. He is best remembered for his bloody three-fight series with Paul Pender. Downes won the m...

Crossroads Fights, Tune-Up Fights, and Under the Radar Fights

Crossroads Fights, Tune-Up Fights, and Under the Radar Fights

By: Matt Andrzejewski Oct 09 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- In a pivotal crossroads fight in the 135-pound division, Anthony Crolla (32-6-3, 13 KO’s) scored a unanimous decision against Ricky Burns (41-7-1, 14 KO’s) in a competitive but more tactical contest than what was expected. There’s talk of a rematch, but given the nature of the fight a rematch seems very unlikely. So what is next for both Crolla and Burns? With the win...

The Difference in Self Awareness Between Joshua and Wilder

The Difference in Self Awareness Between Joshua and Wilder

By: Frank Lotierzo Oct 08 2017

Boxing has enjoyed a great year in 2017 with two and a half months still to go. IBF/WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 19-0 (19) defends his belts against former title challenger Kubrat Pulev 25-1 (13) later this month on October 28th. The following week, on November 4th, WBC champ Deontay Wilder 38-0 (37) fights a rematch with the man he beat for the title back in January of 2015, Bermane Stive...

Boxing Broadcaster Ray Flores is a Man on the Move

Boxing Broadcaster Ray Flores is a Man on the Move

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 08 2017

Ray Flores is a man on the move. During a two-week span in September, the affable 31-year-old boxing broadcaster worked five cards on three networks. A week ago, he worked a show in Las Vegas on Tuesday and another in Dallas on Friday. He’s also moving upward. It seems like only yesterday that he was PBC’s invisible ring announcer, the fellow consigned to performing his role off-camera. Nowada...

Crolla vs Burns Quick Results From Manchester

Crolla vs Burns Quick Results From Manchester

By: Miguel Iturrate Oct 07 2017

Crolla vs Burns Results From Manchester - The Manchester Arena hosted an all-British duel in the lightweight division Saturday night as Anthony Crolla faced Ricky Burns. Kudos to the city of Manchester and their boxing fans for creating a raucous atmosphere for the fights, especially the main event. The all-British showdown of former world champions got off to a methodical start, as expected. T...