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Three Consecutive Nights of TV Fights

Three Consecutive Nights of TV Fights

By: David A. Avila Dec 14 2017

Golden Boy Promotions returns to the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 14, with an eight-fight card. The end of the year fight card features Golden Boy Promotions prospects that mostly train in the Riverside County area. ESPN will televise. The card lost luster on Wednesday afternoon when undefeated super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya missed weight and his 10-round matc...

Feisty USA Boxing President John Brown Sees Better Times Ahead

Feisty USA Boxing President John Brown Sees Better Times Ahead

By: Bernard Fernandez Dec 13 2017

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint and moving the same rickety furniture around isn’t enough. Sometimes that perennial fixer-upper needs to have a wrecking ball taken to it to make way for a new and improved structure. And if you’ve taken the lead assignment for an overdue rebuilding project, you either admit that the task figures to be lengthy and daunting or you don’t, parsing your words for ...

Talking Shop With The Inimitable Roy Jones Jr.

Talking Shop With The Inimitable Roy Jones Jr.

By: Kelsey McCarson Dec 12 2017

Ya’ll musta forgot about Roy Jones Jr. I sure haven’t. Roy hasn’t either. Having chatted with him on the phone last week, in fact, I still can’t decide which one of us was more impressed with his outstanding boxing career: him or me. “How do ya’ll dispute [me being the best] when you can go look at the YouTube videos and you’ll see me do things that you’ll never see anybody e...

An Unforgiving Minute

An Unforgiving Minute

By: Springs Toledo Dec 11 2017

At 11:30 Saturday night, as Guillermo Rigondeaux was surrendering in his corner after the sixth round of his fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, BWAA president Joe Santoliquito typed a post on Facebook, “Rigondeaux hurt his left wrist.” Dave Wilcox replied immediately: “I think he hurt his left ego.” He skipped the post-fight press conference and headed to a hospital near Madison Square Gar...

Rigondeaux Never Had a Chance against Lomachenko

Rigondeaux Never Had a Chance against Lomachenko

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 11 2017

What can you say other than he did what he was supposed to do and you look forward to seeing him down the road in a more competitive fight? Yes, Vasyl Lomachenko 10-1 (9) dominated Guillermo Rigondeaux 17-1 (11) so thoroughly that Rigo refused to come out for the seventh round. That's pretty impressive when you think about it. But in watching the fight it only took until about the halfway point of...

Arslanbek Makhmudov, a Big Man with a Big Upside, Turned Pro Last Weekend

Arslanbek Makhmudov, a Big Man with a Big Upside, Turned Pro Last Weekend

By: Matt McGrain Dec 11 2017

Arslanbek Makhmudov is a giant of a heavyweight. Listed anywhere between 6’5 and 6’6 and scaling over 260lbs, this Russian national out of Alania has made hardly a ripple in turning professional this weekend in Toronto, Canada, but it may not be too long before this giant of a man is turning heads right across the world. He has already turned mine. Makhmudov boxed for Russia as an ama...

The Hauser-Report: Lomachenko Shines Against Rigondeaux

The Hauser-Report: Lomachenko Shines Against Rigondeaux

By: Thomas Hauser Dec 10 2017

The third fight card in as many weeks at Madison Square Garden was contested at The Theater on December 9. The promotional hook was the occasion of two two-time Olympic gold medalists facing off in a professional championship fight for the first time. Vasyl Lomachenko, age 29, is the reigning WBO 130-pound champion and at or near the top of most pound-for-pound lists. He lost a disputed split-d...

Lomachenko Continues His “Make-‘Em-Quit” Tour vs. Rigondeaux

Lomachenko Continues His “Make-‘Em-Quit” Tour vs. Rigondeaux

By: Bernard Fernandez Dec 10 2017

NEW YORK – The Vasyl Lomachenko “Make-’Em-Quit” Tour played the Garden here Saturday night, where the headliner of boxing’s strangest and arguably most impressive act extended what has to be some kind of record by getting his fourth straight opponent to surrender rather than offer himself up for continued humiliation and physical punishment. In terms of mathematical improbability, those ...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 8 edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 8 edition

By: Diego Morilla Dec 08 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 New York, NY, Saturday Dec. 9 Vasyl Lomachenko vs. G...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Maidana’s Misdeeds, Mayweather Comes Clean and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Maidana’s Misdeeds, Mayweather Comes Clean and More

By: Diego Morilla Dec 07 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 Maidana Keeps Gunning for Trouble First, he got in trouble by posting a picture o...