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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...

A Joshua-Klitschko Rematch Seems Inevitable, and that’s Distressing

A Joshua-Klitschko Rematch Seems Inevitable, and that’s Distressing

By: Frank Lotierzo May 19 2017

 If the reports leaking out are true, Wladimir Klitschko will activate his rematch clause with Anthony Joshua and the two will meet again in the fall. I didn’t want to see that happen, but I can't say I blame Wladimir because it's really hard to walk away from millions of dollars doing something you love and were great at. I was hoping Klitschko 64-5 (53) would ride off into the sunset and h...

Canelo’s Drawing Power Will Zoom into the Stratosphere if he Beats GGG

Canelo’s Drawing Power Will Zoom into the Stratosphere if he Beats GGG

By: Frank Lotierzo May 14 2017

With the announcement of the much anticipated middleweight title bout between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 49-1-1 (34) and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin 37-0 (33), I think it's fair to say the boxing community hasn't been this electrified since it became official that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao would meet in May of 2015. The confrontation between Canelo and Golovkin represents a great style contras...

Briggs vs Oquendo and the Odious WBA “Regular” Heavyweight Title Belt

Briggs vs Oquendo and the Odious WBA “Regular” Heavyweight Title Belt

By: Arne K. Lang May 12 2017

BRIGGS VS OQUENDO -- In 1989, at age 40, George Foreman appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The accompanying caption read “A Blast From The Past.” That would be an apt title for the forthcoming match between 45-year-old Shannon Briggs and 44-year-old Fres Oquendo as both men have seemingly been around forever. Their 12-round contest at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollyw...

Why Is Every Fighter Measured Against Perfection?

Why Is Every Fighter Measured Against Perfection?

By: Frank Lotierzo May 11 2017

Have you seen Frank Lotierzo's young heavyweight prospect, Louis Ali? He's like no other fighter you've ever seen fighting at heavyweight or any other weight. He's fast of hand and foot, can adapt to all styles, can fight on the move circling the ring and he can stalk in a subtle fashion capable of cutting off the ring. He's a great inside fighter possessing knockout power in both hands, never was...

Looking Back on Canelo-Chavez and a Brief Look Ahead to Golovkin

Looking Back on Canelo-Chavez and a Brief Look Ahead to Golovkin

By: Frank Lotierzo May 09 2017

After gouging boxing fans by fighting Miguel Cotto, who debuted as a junior welterweight, Amir Khan, who debuted as lightweight, Liam Smith, an undefeated junior-middleweight with the WBO title, but not worthy of watching on PPV, and then a weight-drained Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., it looks as though Canelo Alvarez has run out of opponents. Finally, after keeping the boxing public salivating for a le...

The Hauser Report: Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

The Hauser Report: Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

By: Thomas Hauser May 08 2017

THE HAUSER REPORT: Boxing is on the ropes in the United States. Self-inflicted wounds coupled with external forces have made it a niche sport. But there are places where the sweet science is healthy and has a fervent fan base. In England, 90,000 fans gathered a little more than a week ago to watch Anthony Joshua defend his heavyweight title against Wladimir Klitschko. Mexican boxing fans als...

Stitch Duran at Wembley: Just Another Day At The Office

Stitch Duran at Wembley: Just Another Day At The Office

By: The Sweet Science May 05 2017

BOXING’S EXPERT “CUT MAN” BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT LUIS CORTES III -- Last Saturday night at London’s Wembley Stadium, Jacob “Stitch” Duran plied his trade before an electric crowd of 90,000 fans that were there for the most part to support the fighter in the opposite corner. But for Duran, one of the most respected and sought-after cut men in all of combat sports, it was just another ...