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Vitali Beats Wlad to the IBHOF; Morales and Wright Complete the Trifecta

Vitali Beats Wlad to the IBHOF; Morales and Wright Complete the Trifecta

By: Bernard Fernandez Dec 05 2017

Boxing fans like to speculate about fights that didn’t happen almost as much as they love offering their opinions, with much conviction and passion, about those that did. With Tuesday’s announcement that three-time heavyweight champion Vitali “Dr. Iron Fist” Klitschko has been voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, a familiar topic—Who was the ...

Filip Hrgovic: Will He Be Croatia’s First World Heavyweight Champion?

Filip Hrgovic: Will He Be Croatia’s First World Heavyweight Champion?

By: Matt McGrain Dec 05 2017

At just 2-0, it may be that Filip Hrgović is a little too green for a detailed look, but all the other numbers are right. Twenty-five years of age and listed at 6’6”, Hrgović has tipped the scales at 223 and 224lbs respectively in his two professional outings to date and although shorn of fat, there is a hint of the raw-boned to his perfectly proportioned frame that will allow for weight ...

Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Dec 04 2017

In this new section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend, we compare our own previews with the way the actual fights went on, and we take your opinions and questions (along with those of special guests) to create a final analysis to another weekend of boxing. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TSSboxingnews , and se...

Holiday Reading: 2017

Holiday Reading: 2017

By: Thomas Hauser Dec 03 2017

Each year during the holiday season, I publish a list of what I consider to be the best books on boxing. That list, updated to accommodate recently published titles, follows. Taken together, the books offer a compelling look at the sweet science from bare-knuckle days to the present. Some of these books are now out of print. But with the proliferation of online services like Abebooks.com and Am...

The Fight Between Bellew and Haye to Fight Tyson Fury First

The Fight Between Bellew and Haye to Fight Tyson Fury First

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 02 2017

They both scored surprise victories in their last bout as underdogs and haven't been heard from since. The first shocker occurred on November 28th 2015 when Tyson Fury beat universally recognized heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko. The second upset took place on March 4th 2017 when Tony Bellew TKOed former two division title holder David Haye in the 11th round. Both Fury and Bellew were sched...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 1st edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 1st edition

By: Diego Morilla Dec 01 2017

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by Zona de Boxeo editor and TSS writer Diego Morilla, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TheSweetScience @Morillaboxing Providence, R.I., Friday December 1st Toka Kahn Clary...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – 2018 Opens Strong, Tainted Fistic Feats and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – 2018 Opens Strong, Tainted Fistic Feats and More

By: Diego Morilla Nov 30 2017

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own short commentary on this week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com 2018 Starts with a Bang The year that is about to end has produced some great fig...

3 Punch Combo: Remembering Foreman-Briggs, Kovalev’s Road Map and More

3 Punch Combo: Remembering Foreman-Briggs, Kovalev’s Road Map and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Nov 28 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- November 22nd marked the 20th anniversary of the final fight of George Foreman’s storied career when he dropped a majority decision to Shannon Briggs in Atlantic City, NJ. Most boxing experts and fans who watched that bout thought that Foreman was on the wrong side of a classic bad decision. But was it really a bad decision? Let’s look back 20 years later on the Foreman-Br...

The Hauser Report: Sergey Kovalev and More at Madison Square Garden

The Hauser Report: Sergey Kovalev and More at Madison Square Garden

By: Thomas Hauser Nov 27 2017

HBO’s triple-header at Madison Square Garden on November 25 marked the start of a unique fifteen-day period. The current Madison Square Garden opened in 1968. This will be the first time ever that the building has hosted boxing in three consecutive weeks. The November 25 card was built around 32-year-old Sergey Kovalev, who held the WBA, IBF, and WBO 175-pound titles until losing a disputed d...

Charr – Ustinov: The Wisdom of Hometown Crowds

Charr – Ustinov: The Wisdom of Hometown Crowds

By: Phil Woolever Nov 27 2017

OBERHAUSEN - As he’s done for much of his life, Manuel Charr overcame serious obstacles on Saturday night, namely a fifty pound weight disadvantage against a taller, determined and favored foe in Alexander Ustinov. Charr came back from an early deficit to rattle Ustinov and drop him in the eighth round, following that with enough sustained punishment to capture the WBA “regular” belt befo...