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Boxing and the Movies: Here’s an Anthology Series That Packs a Punch

Boxing and the Movies: Here’s an Anthology Series That Packs a Punch

By: Arne K. Lang Aug 14 2017

The late Stanley Weston, who had a long association with The Ring magazine, rising from copy boy to publisher, once said that he really didn’t like boxing but he liked to write about boxing because it was the sport with the best storylines. Over the years, those compelling storylines have captured the attention of some of the world’s best filmmakers. Before Hollywood got around to making good ...

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...

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...

Former Heavyweight Champ Chris Byrd Sizes Up the Cruiserweight Tourney

Former Heavyweight Champ Chris Byrd Sizes Up the Cruiserweight Tourney

By: Bernard Fernandez Jul 13 2017

At just 46 years of age, two-time former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd (pictured with Don King following his 2002 victory over Evander Holyfield) is a broken man. Literally. “I’m paying a price for having fought as a heavyweight,” the 6-1½ Byrd, a silver medalist for the United States in the middleweight division at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, said from San Diego, where he now trai...

Three Punch Combo: Smith vs Barrera, Under the Radar Fights and More

Three Punch Combo: Smith vs Barrera, Under the Radar Fights and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jul 10 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- After pulling two stunning upsets in 2016, light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KO’s) returns to the ring on Saturday to face Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KO’s). This is a high stakes, high reward fight for Smith who can solidify his position in what is becoming a deep light heavyweight division with a victory. Entering 2016, Smith was known mostly as a fun...

Weekend Boxing Update: WBSS Quarterfinals, Copper Box Chaos and More

Weekend Boxing Update: WBSS Quarterfinals, Copper Box Chaos and More

By: Arne K. Lang Jul 09 2017

On the second Saturday of July, boxing in the U.S. was at a near-standstill. There were two noteworthy shows in the U.K., but these events were overshadowed by developments in Monaco where the pairings were announced for the opening rounds of the World Boxing Super Series. The WBSS, which is slated to begin in September, consists of two single-elimination tournaments, one for cruiserweights and...

The World Boxing Super Series: Meet the Contestants

The World Boxing Super Series: Meet the Contestants

By: Arne K. Lang Jul 07 2017

The contestants in the World Boxing Super Series will be officially announced tomorrow (Saturday, July 8) in Monaco, but the event will be anticlimactic as the names have already leaked out. There are two separate single-elimination tournaments, one for cruiserweights and one for super middleweights. At stake, say the sponsors, is $50 million in total prize money. In addition, the winners of each ...

A Pier 6 Brawl in Philly Enlivens a Soft Boxing Weekend

A Pier 6 Brawl in Philly Enlivens a Soft Boxing Weekend

By: The Sweet Science Jun 25 2017

WEEKEND BOXING RECAPS -- On an otherwise quiet weekend for boxing, there was a corker in South Philadelphia that would have undoubtedly commanded Fight of the Year discussion if witnessed by more eyeballs. The match at the 2300 Arena, billed for the Pennsylvania State 154-pound title, paired Philadelphia’s Tyrone "Young Gun" Brunson (25-6-2) against Reading’s Kermit Cintron (39-6-3). Knocked d...

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

By: The Sweet Science Jun 18 2017

The Ward-Kovalev rematch overshadowed everything else, but on a night when Nevada’s referees did not put their best feet forward, there was plenty of activity around the globe. There was even a world title fight in Germany where native son Tyron Zeuge (pictured on the left) prevailed in the fourth defense of his WBA 168-pound title, winning a wide 12-round decision over Paul Smith. Zeuge (21-...

Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

By: Matt Andrzejewski May 28 2017

 THREE PUNCH COMBO: Errol Spence Jr. scored an impressive knockout victory against Kell Brook on Saturday to take Brook’s IBF welterweight title. Both fighters now face interesting possibilities as they move forward in their respective careers. Spence, who entered the fight with a lot of questions, not only showcased his tremendous skills but proved he has a very good chin as well as the wil...