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Hey, Frank, Not So Fast With That Canelo Over GGG Prediction

Hey, Frank, Not So Fast With That Canelo Over GGG Prediction

By: Bernard Fernandez Jun 20 2018

Everyone loves a spirited debate, and I suppose I am no different. But although I tend to agree with my TSS colleague Frank Lotierzo’s well-thought-out analyses of most upcoming fights, his reasoning for “Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion,” posted on this site on Monday, is at least somewhat flawed in my opinion. I have a few counter-points to the points he ma...

Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion

Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion

By: Frank Lotierzo Jun 19 2018

In slightly less than three months the most anticipated fight of 2018 will be taking place. Yes, with Joshua vs. Wilder not happening this year (and it won’t) Canelo vs. Golovkin II becomes the biggest fight of the year. And unless it comes out that Canelo was using performance enhancing drugs the first time they met, I can't see my thoughts changing. Sometimes fights are made that the public...

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 2: GGG, Danny Roman and More

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 2: GGG, Danny Roman and More

By: David A. Avila Jun 19 2018

LOS ANGELES-Can pugilistic bliss be attained by Gennady “GGG” Golovkin post-Canelo? It’s a question that was rendered to Mexican style prizefighter Golovkin before various media on Monday at the Palm Restaurant. Golovkin received a trinket from one of the other boxing publications and a variety of questions on Monday. It’s following his announcement last week that he will again fight...

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

By: Ted Sares Jun 17 2018

When applied to boxing, the term "Old School" has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked our respondents which boxer of the modern era -- active or retired – struck them as most Old School, limiting the choice to just one. Here are their picks. As always, the respondents are listed alphabetically. MATT ANDRZEJEWSKI--TSS boxing writer: Emanuel Augustus. Augustus was a g...

Ten Intriguing Heavyweight Prospects

Ten Intriguing Heavyweight Prospects

By: Matt McGrain Jun 15 2018

Is there anything in boxing more exciting than the next Mike Tyson? Right now, the United Kingdom’s heavyweight division is alive with exciting possibilities, but the following list is not a British list. Heavyweight is where the blurring of the lines laid down by nationalism become the most unsure. Jack Johnson was beloved by the French. Floyd Patterson was admired by the Swedish. The Britis...

News Flash! Canelo-GGG II Finally a Done Deal

News Flash! Canelo-GGG II Finally a Done Deal

By: Arne K. Lang Jun 13 2018

Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, recently gave those involved in the management of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, an ultimatum: Agree to our terms by noon PT Wednesday, June 13, or the fight is dead. Noon came and went and the fight was dead, or so it seemed, but hold the phone. Two hours later the stalemate was finally broken and we have a fight. Canelo-GGG II, origina...

The Case for Michael Moorer

The Case for Michael Moorer

By: Ted Sares Jun 11 2018

This past weekend, the International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted three new members in the Modern Boxer category. Michael Moorer has yet to get the call and perhaps never will, but one can certainly build a case for him. Moorer’s name doesn’t comes up all that much in boxing conversations anymore and that’s a shame given his accomplishments and the remarkable events that shaped his career...

World Boxing Powers Gather in L.A. to Investigate Weight Cuts

World Boxing Powers Gather in L.A. to Investigate Weight Cuts

By: David A. Avila Jun 08 2018

LOS ANGELES-When WBO featherweight world titlist Oscar Valdez opted to fight a vastly overweight Scott Quigg of England, little did he foresee the future consequences of a broken jaw, bloody mouth and two badly swollen eyes. His manager Frank Espinoza feared the worst for his fighter Valdez and those fears materialized in blood and pain that rainy evening on March 10. “Quigg looked huge th...

Jermell Charlo is the Full Package but is Playing Second Fiddle Once Again

Jermell Charlo is the Full Package but is Playing Second Fiddle Once Again

By: Kelsey McCarson Jun 04 2018

Jermell Charlo defends his 154-pound WBC title against Austin Trout at the Staples Center on Saturday night in Los Angeles, but he’s not packaged as the promotion’s main event attraction. Instead, the Showtime telecast beginning at 10 p.m. ET is headlined by a featherweight title rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. Shouldn’t Jermell Charlo be headlining his own events by now? ...

What Fighting Sefer Seferi Suggests About Tyson Fury’s Mindset

What Fighting Sefer Seferi Suggests About Tyson Fury’s Mindset

By: Frank Lotierzo Jun 04 2018

With former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury 25-0 (18) returning to the ring this weekend after not fighting since November 2015, much has been written and mostly negative regarding his opponent Sefer Seferi 23-1 (21). And that's mostly because Seferi has fought mainly as a cruiserweight and he's not a well-known name even among hardcore fight fans. However, I'm on board with Fury's selection and happ...