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Three Punch Combo: An Unexpectedly Strong PPV Undercard and More

Three Punch Combo: An Unexpectedly Strong PPV Undercard and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Aug 14 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, the pay-per-view undercard for Mayweather-McGregor was formally announced. As much as I hate the main event, I must applaud the organizers for putting together a pay-per-view undercard that delivers. I feared we’d get another Mayweather-Pacquiao type undercard with a couple of showcase bouts leading into the main event, but we didn’t. A strong undercard wasn’t...

Floyd Mayweather Meets the Media: Quick Takeaways

Floyd Mayweather Meets the Media: Quick Takeaways

By: Arne K. Lang Aug 11 2017

The boxers going through their exertions weren’t the only ones working up a sweat at the Mayweather Boxing Club gym in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 10. The air conditioning wasn’t working properly or perhaps it was simply overwhelmed by the number of bodies on the premises. It was Media Day and the joint was packed. This Mayweather dude sure knows how to draw a crowd. The Vegas-bas...

Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley Retires After 13 Years as a Pro

Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley Retires After 13 Years as a Pro

By: David A. Avila Aug 09 2017

Corona is a small town that once was home to one of the greatest bantamweights who ever lived back in the 1940s. But one sweltering hot summer day another boxer stepped foot in a boxing ring there to make his pro debut. Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley entered the prize ring on Aug. 20, 2004 and embarked on a sizzling pro career that saw him grab numerous world titles and after 37 pro bouts i...

Wladimir Klitschko: A Career Appreciation

Wladimir Klitschko: A Career Appreciation

By: Frank Lotierzo Aug 08 2017

He participated in 29 heavyweight title bouts compiling a record of 25-4. Yes, Wladimir Klitschko 64-5 (53) fought with a version of the title on the line more than any other champion who has yet lived. To put his title bout record in perspective, Joe Louis was 27-1, Muhammad Ali 22-3, Larry Holmes 21-5, Lennox Lewis 15-2-1 and Mike Tyson 12-4. On top of that, you can make the case without much tr...

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Aug 08 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This past week, we saw Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s) move a step closer to another crack at a world title belt with his majority decision win against tough contender Bryan Vasquez (35-3, 19 KO’s). Beltran’s story is a unique one in modern day boxing. He suffered several losses, including some by knockout, before finally finding himself and earning a world title shot...

Tony Middleton: From Fighting to Singing

Tony Middleton: From Fighting to Singing

By: Thomas Hauser Aug 07 2017

The sports heroes and the music of our youth have a particularly evocative hold on us as we grow older. Recently, I was watching The Willows - one of the quintessential 1950s doo-wop groups - on YouTube. They were performing at a revival concert in the late-1990s, singing their signature song: Church Bells May Ring. I wanted to know more about their lead singer, Tony Middleton. So I Googled him...

Middleweight Iron Men: GGG, Canelo and Others

Middleweight Iron Men: GGG, Canelo and Others

By: Jeffrey Freeman Aug 06 2017

It’s never a good thing for a fighter to look past his next opponent but for fans and boxing writers it’s perfectly acceptable to consider what comes down the road. In the middleweight division, all eyes are currently fixed on September 16 in Las Vegas. It’s a month and a half to go before we know who the universally recognized middleweight champion of the world really is. Gennady Golovki...

Ringside in L.A.: Lomachenko Bedazzles Overmatched Marriaga

Ringside in L.A.: Lomachenko Bedazzles Overmatched Marriaga

By: David A. Avila Aug 06 2017

LOS ANGELES-Vasyl “High Tech” Lomachenko bedazzled the technically challenged Miguel Marriaga to win by technical knockout and retain the WBO junior lightweight world title on Saturday before an adoring crowd. Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) defused Colombia’s Marriaga (25-3, 21 KOs) with his speed, dabbing and assortment of blows that sometimes connected with a thud and mostly tapped. But it was...

Wladimir Klitschko Retires

Wladimir Klitschko Retires

By: Arne K. Lang Aug 03 2017

Today (Thursday, August 3) Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement. “As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of and now I want to start my second career after sports,” said Klitschko in his formal press release. “I would never have imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful career. I’m very thankful for this. Thanks to everyone...

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Is More Than Just Big

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Is More Than Just Big

By: Frank Lotierzo Aug 02 2017

Nothing stimulates boxing like an exciting heavyweight division. Even a scrap between second tier heavyweights can be somewhat exciting, as we saw between Jarrell Miller 19-0-1 (17) and Gerald Washington 18-2-2 (12) this past weekend on the Mikey Garcia-Adrien Broner undercard. Washington weighed in at 248 pounds for the fight and looked like a stick-man while trading punches with Miller who weigh...