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Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 20 edition)

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 20 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 20 2018

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by the writing staff of Zona de Boxeo and The Sweet Science, 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 @TSSboxingnews @Morillaboxing Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday April 21 Car...

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 20 2018

Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan knows what it’s like to be stranded at the altar. Back in January, it was announced that O’Sullivan would fight Daniel Jacobs at Barclays Center on April 28, but then Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn did an about-face and dumped Spike in favor of Poland’s Maciej Sulecki. More recently, it seemed that Sullivan was a virtual shoo-in to challenge middleweight kingpin...

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 19 2018

Well, it's official, former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, 29, who hasn't fought since November of 2015, announced he'll be returning to the ring on June 9th at the Manchester Arena. The last time Fury laced them up he zigged and zagged and feinted the recognized top dog in the heavyweight division, Wladimir Klitschko, out of his IBF/WBO/WBA titles. No, Fury didn't remind anyone of Joe Louis, or Le...

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

Hot Prospects on Display in Back-to-Back SoCal Fight Cards

By: David A. Avila Apr 18 2018

The San Fernando Valley heats up again this weekend as Bash Entertainment brings back-to-back fight cards. A pair of super featherweights headline the card on Friday April 20, at the Marriott Burbank Hotel in Burbank, California. Jarret Jeter (7-2-1) meets Samuel Yniquez (5-6-4) in the main event. It will not be televised. Both Jeter and Yniquez had engaged in many close encounters with othe...

The Sweet Science Comes Up Big in the Annual BWAA Writing Awards

The Sweet Science Comes Up Big in the Annual BWAA Writing Awards

By: The Sweet Science Apr 18 2018

Over the years The Sweet Science has performed well in the annual writing competition sponsored by the Boxing Writers Association of America. 2017 was no exception. Venerable Thomas Hauser, the author of more than 50 books including the definitive biography of Muhammad Ali, led the way in the “Bernie Awards” named in honor of TSS mainstay Bernard Fernandez, a former five-time BWAA president...

Adrien Broner is Again at the Crossroads and Saying All the Right Things

Adrien Broner is Again at the Crossroads and Saying All the Right Things

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 17 2018

His nickname is "The Problem" and I can’t think of another fighter whose nickname is a better fit. After winning world titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 by the age of 28, Broner has created more problems for himself than mostly anyone else in boxing. Since suffering his first setback against hard hitting Marcos Maidana back in December of 2013, Broner has gone 6-2 (2). And what mostly stands ou...

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 16 edition)

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 16 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 16 2018

In this section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend to create a final wrap-up of all the major boxing events. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TSSboxingnews   Boxing is Back in the Wrong Section of the News Even considering the amount of information traveling around the world at light speed, it is unusual ...

Three Punch Combo: Davis vs. Cuellar Harks to Broner-Maidana and More

Three Punch Combo: Davis vs. Cuellar Harks to Broner-Maidana and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 16 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s) will look to regain a 130-pound title belt when he faces Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) this Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY. The brash young Davis is heavily favored but this fight has a lot of similarities to that of Adrien Broner’s upset defeat to Marcos Maidana in 2013. Make no mistake about it. Davis has an elite set of skills compared ...

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 15 2018

The Sweet Science’s Diego Morilla compiles a full weekend wrap-up of the most relevant boxing events in the worldwide scene with short recaps, links to videos and other articles, and all the info you need to keep up with the week’s most important results. Every fight that matters is right here, in one place, and at one click away. Follow us every Sunday on Twitter at #SRCatTSS @TheSweetScience...

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 15 2018

On a card that showcased world middleweight titlist Ryota Murata, Cristofer Rosales, a 23-year-old Nicaraguan, stole the show with a ninth round stoppage of Japan’s undefeated knockout artist Daigo Higa to claim the WBC world flyweight title. The slender Rosales, who had a 4-inch height advantage, delivered a performance that reminded veteran Asia Pacific boxing scribe Joe Koizumi of Alexis Argu...