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Fast Results from Manchester: Groves UD 12 Eubank in a Donnybrook

Fast Results from Manchester: Groves UD 12 Eubank in a Donnybrook

By: Arne K. Lang Feb 17 2018

In the most eagerly-anticipated fight in the U.K. thus far this year, George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr engaged in a robust fight before a capacity crowd at the Manchester Arena. Groves, the defending WBA 168-pound "super" champion successfully defended his title and advanced to the championship round of the WBSS super middleweight tournament with a unanimous decision. The scores were 117-112, 116...

Southern California: The Soul of Boxing Part 3

Southern California: The Soul of Boxing Part 3

By: David A. Avila Feb 16 2018

It was the biggest Los Angeles fight in decades when Oscar “The Golden Boy” De La Hoya agreed to meet Sugar Shane Mosley for not only the WBC welterweight world title but for status as the best fighter pound for pound. Both prizefighters had been born and raised in the city of Angels and had been rivals throughout their amateur boxing years. Their two roads converged at the sparkling new St...

Notes and Nuggets by Thomas Hauser

Notes and Nuggets by Thomas Hauser

By: Thomas Hauser Feb 11 2018

On September 27, 2014, adult glamour model Jordan Carver and adult film star Melanie Muller entered a boxing ring in Dusseldorf, Germany, and did battle over four heated rounds. Their encounter could be dismissed as taking place far beyond the outer fringe of boxing but for one notable fact. The ring announcer was Michael Buffer. Carver was born in Germany in 1986. According to Wikipedia, sh...

The Cruiserweight Division is Hot, But For How Long?

The Cruiserweight Division is Hot, But For How Long?

By: Bernard Fernandez Feb 08 2018

The cruiserweight division, the perennial unwanted stepchild of professional boxing, will soon crown its first undisputed champion since Evander Holyfield stopped Carlos De Leon in eight rounds to unify the IBF, WBA and WBC titles on April 9, 1988, at the Caesars Sports Pavilion in Las Vegas. (The WBO, which came into existence in 1988, did not crown its first cruiser champ, Boone Pultz, until Dec...

Roy Jones Jr. Says He Was Better Than Mayweather….and Roy’s Right!

Roy Jones Jr. Says He Was Better Than Mayweather….and Roy’s Right!

By: Frank Lotierzo Feb 07 2018

Undefeated records, especially when it comes to boxing, are very overvalued. If a boxer is a star, he can pretty much pick and choose whom he fights. With four sanctioning bodies (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO) it's easy to find a limited opponent to fight with a title on the line and pass it off as a legitimate championship bout and enough fans will buy it, literally and figuratively. Until Floyd Mayw...

Three Punch Combo: Roy Jones Jr.’s Most Scintillating Moment and More

Three Punch Combo: Roy Jones Jr.’s Most Scintillating Moment and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Feb 06 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO: On Thursday, Roy Jones Jr. has what he says will be his last professional fight when he faces journeyman Scott Sigmon in Jones’ hometown of Pensacola, FL. Some are skeptical that this will in fact be the last time Jones sets foot in a boxing ring, but for a variety of reasons I believe this will be his final fight. With that said, I figured it would be a good time to go down m...

Andrew Tabiti Isn’t Your Typical High Grade Cruiserweight

Andrew Tabiti Isn’t Your Typical High Grade Cruiserweight

By: Arne K. Lang Feb 05 2018

These are exciting times for the cruiserweight division. The talent pool has never been deeper. From a global perspective, there has never been a cruiserweight fight as eagerly anticipated as the forthcoming match between Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev. It is expected to transpire in May in Saudi Arabia. One hesitates, however, to call this the golden age of cruiserweights because most of the...

Fast Results From Russia: Gassiev Stops Dorticos in 12

Fast Results From Russia: Gassiev Stops Dorticos in 12

By: Arne K. Lang Feb 03 2018

The 12,000-seat Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia, hosted the second semi-final match in the cruiserweight tournament of the World Boxing Super Series. Murat Gassiev and Yunier Dorticos, both undefeated, met with the IBF and WBA titles at stake. Pundits were expecting a short fight as Gassiev and Dorticos made short work of their first round opponents and were rated the two hardest punchers in ...

Gassiev-Dorticos Promises More Cruiserweight Fireworks

Gassiev-Dorticos Promises More Cruiserweight Fireworks

By: Matt McGrain Jan 30 2018

Having delivered upon its initial promise with the war between Oleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis last weekend in Latvia, the cruiserweight division promises more fireworks with the second semi-final in the World Boxing Super Series which sees Russian Murat Gassiev paired with Cuban exile Yunier Dorticos. Gassiev  (25-0) was doing good work in the middle years of the decade but it was in Decemb...

Oleksandr Usyk Defeats Mairis Briedis in Riga Thriller

Oleksandr Usyk Defeats Mairis Briedis in Riga Thriller

By: Matt McGrain Jan 27 2018

The ringside hostilities were not perhaps as expected tonight in the Riga Arena, Latvia, as Oleksandr Usyk met Mairis Briedis in a high quality clash which comprised the first semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series. Usyk had plenty of support, and they were vocal as the two men met ring center. When Briedis landed some polished looking straight punches in the first round, however, the crow...