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Watching Mayweather Pilot Gervonta Davis’s Career Will Be Fascinating

Watching Mayweather Pilot Gervonta Davis’s Career Will Be Fascinating

By: Frank Lotierzo May 22 2017

His promoter and friend is the recently retired pound-for-pound champ, Floyd Mayweather, and he's known in some boxing circles as "Mini Mike Tyson." His name is Gervonta Davis 18-0 (17) and he currently holds the IBF junior lightweight title. This past weekend he made his first title defense and destroyed the UK's Liam Walsh in three-rounds. Walsh entered the bout 21-0 but he was no threat to Davi...

May 20th Boxing Scorecard: Davis, Uzcategui, Crawford, Benavidez and More

May 20th Boxing Scorecard: Davis, Uzcategui, Crawford, Benavidez and More

By: The Sweet Science May 21 2017

The action was hot and heavy on the third Saturday of May. The festivities got under way at the Copper Box Arena in London where Gervonta Davis (pictured on the right) had an easy go in the first defense of his IBF 130-pound title. With Floyd Mayweather shouting encouragement, Davis TKOed Liam Walsh in the third frame. After two feeling-out frames, Davis cranked up the juice and the overmatched Wa...

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...

James Toney, Heavyweight Champion of the World

James Toney, Heavyweight Champion of the World

By: Matt McGrain May 14 2017

You wake into a world this Sunday the fourteenth of May, 2017, which James Toney rules as heavyweight champion of the world. Toney picked up the vacant World Boxing Foundation strap, the worthlessness of which is underlined by the heavyweights to have held it. Audley Harrison is probably the most well-known name on my side of the Atlantic to have thrown it aloft, while forty-year old former Mik...

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...

Avila’s Pound for Pound List Spring 2017

Avila’s Pound for Pound List Spring 2017

By: David A. Avila May 11 2017

MY TOP DOZEN POUND FOR POUND -- Most of the major fights have taken place for 2017 with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s win over Julio Cesar Chavez marking the last of the pound for pound fighters. A couple more take place within a month’s span including England’s Kell Brook meeting with American Errol Spence Jr. But for the most part, we have a semblance of those who belong on the dozen top ...

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...