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Hollywood Fight Results: Giyasov and Martinez Win By KO on a Deep Card

Hollywood Fight Results: Giyasov and Martinez Win By KO on a Deep Card

By: The Sweet Science Jul 15 2018

RINGSIDE REPORT BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TARRAH ZAEL --A crowd filled the room to support local prospects in what would be a long night of Bash Boxing promotions on Saturday night at the Florentine Gardens on Hollywood Boulevard. The fight card was a long list of upcoming talent in the area and showcased boxers in almost every weight class. Each bout had the crowd engaged in the action as the n...

Prograis Wins ‘Battle of New Orleans’ With Crunching Body Attack

Prograis Wins ‘Battle of New Orleans’ With Crunching Body Attack

By: Bernard Fernandez Jul 15 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Before one of his division-record 25 heavyweight title defenses, Joe Louis was approached by a fan who advised him that the “Brown Bomber’s” upcoming opponent did not like to get hit to the body. “Who do?” Louis famously replied. If there was ever any doubt beforehand, this much was established during New Orleans native Regis “Rougarou” Prograis’ much-hyped, E...

Why Lomachenko, not Spence, is the Fight the Fans Want for Mikey Garcia

Why Lomachenko, not Spence, is the Fight the Fans Want for Mikey Garcia

By: Frank Lotierzo Jul 13 2018

Later this month WBC lightweight champ Mikey Garcia 38-0 (30) will fight a unification bout with IBF titlist Robert Easter 21-0 (14). Some observers seem to be over-thinking the fight, nothing new there, suggesting Easter could be Garcia's stumbling block - but don't buy into it. Under the best case scenario, Easter goes the distance and loses a lopsided decision, but it's more likely that Mikey w...

Regis Prograis Will Soon Be the Fighter to Beat at 140

Regis Prograis Will Soon Be the Fighter to Beat at 140

By: Frank Lotierzo Jul 10 2018

Roughly this time last year WBC/WBO junior welterweight/super lightweight champ Terence Crawford was preparing to fight IBF/WBA champ Julius Indongo. On August 19th Crawford knocked out Indongo in the third round to become the undisputed champ at 140. With the victory, Crawford became a two-division titlist, having previously won the WBO lightweight title. He then set his sights on capturing a wor...

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 4: Streaming, JC Ramirez, and Canelo

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 4: Streaming, JC Ramirez, and Canelo

By: David A. Avila Jul 04 2018

The eyes of streaming are upon us all the livelong day. Recent announcements by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events about streaming fights on Facebook follows a number of other groups that have pledged to this alternative media venture. It’s nothing new. Streaming of prizefights has been around since at least 2005 when this company’s sister web site WWW.Boxingchannel.com  first lau...

Common Sense Dictated that GGG-Canelo Not Be Limited to a One-and-Done

Common Sense Dictated that GGG-Canelo Not Be Limited to a One-and-Done

By: Bernard Fernandez Jul 04 2018

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, as well as their respective support crews, apparently have found something they can agree on. “Of course, we were all disappointed (the scheduled May 5 rematch didn’t come off),” Golovkin, speaking in Russian from Big Bear, Calif., with his words relayed to the media through a translator, said during a restrainedly civil teleconference in which all the...

Povetkin’s Style is Perfectly Suited for Anthony Joshua to Shine Against

Povetkin’s Style is Perfectly Suited for Anthony Joshua to Shine Against

By: Frank Lotierzo Jul 03 2018

Soon it will be official that unified heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua 21-0 (20) will be facing his WBA mandatory, former title holder Alexander Povetkin 31-4 (24), this September. Joshua and Povetkin were last in action on the same card in March. Before Joshua won a 12-round decision over Joseph Parker to unify the WBO, WBA, and IBF titles, Povetkin registered a fifth round knockout over David ...

3 Punch Combo: Gilberto Ramirez’s Options, Potential July Upsets and More

3 Punch Combo: Gilberto Ramirez’s Options, Potential July Upsets and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jul 01 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO—This past Saturday, June 30, in the fourth defense of his 168-pound title, Gilberto Ramirez (38-0, 25 KO’s) won a wide unanimous decision over Columbian challenger Roamer Alexis Angulo (23-1, 20 KO’s). This was also the second straight time that Ramirez (pictured on the left) faced an opponent with questionable credentials. Ramirez expressed a desire afterward to unify and ...

Literary Notes: “Joshua” —  Book Review by Thomas Hauser

Literary Notes: “Joshua” — Book Review by Thomas Hauser

By: Thomas Hauser Jun 30 2018

Given the popularity of boxing in England, we can expect a stream of books about Anthony Joshua from across the pond. Joshua by John Dennen (Yellow Jersey Press) is one of the early arrivals. Dennen has had access to Joshua from Anthony’s early days as an amateur. The book is a thorough recounting of AJ’s life in the ring from his first visit to a boxing gym in 2004 through his April 29, 20...

Best Still Yet to Come: The TSS 2018 Mid-Year Awards & Review

Best Still Yet to Come: The TSS 2018 Mid-Year Awards & Review

By: Jeffrey Freeman Jun 28 2018

While some of the biggest and most important fights in boxing continue to get pushed to the back burner of 2019 and beyond by greedy promoters and selfishly avoidant fighters, calendar year 2018 came out swinging with some excellent results inside and outside the ring. In March, World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua added another belt to his growing collection, decisioning Joseph Parker in ...