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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...

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 ...

Mickey Roman Ends Orlando Salido’s Career by TKO in Las Vegas

Mickey Roman Ends Orlando Salido’s Career by TKO in Las Vegas

By: David A. Avila Dec 10 2017

LAS VEGAS-In a battle of Mexican gladiators Mickey Roman knocked out Orlando “Siri” Salido to unceremoniously end the old war horse’s long and fiery era on Saturday. A 20-year career came to a sudden end. After many wars and bloody battles Salido (44-14, 31 KOs) simply ran out of bullets against the younger warrior Roman (58-12, 45 KOs) in the non-title fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort...

Can Gervonta Davis Avoid Becoming The Next Adrien Broner?

Can Gervonta Davis Avoid Becoming The Next Adrien Broner?

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 09 2017

Sometimes you only have to see a clip of a particular fighter and right off the bat you know he's good. And if he's really gifted you picture in your mind what he could become with dedication and the right management to move him along. Countless young boys and men wander into boxing gyms throughout the world to see what it takes to be a fighter and then decide to give it a shot. Others are obsesse...

Fast Results From The Copper Box: Truax Dethrones DeGale in a Massive Upset

Fast Results From The Copper Box: Truax Dethrones DeGale in a Massive Upset

By: Arne K. Lang Dec 09 2017

Defending IBF 168-pound champion James DeGale didn’t think much of his opponent Caleb Truax. “He’s no mug,” said DeGale, “but this is the perfect opponent where I can look fantastic.” DeGale was half-right. Truax was no mug, at least not on this evening. In a massive upset, Truax defeated the reigning champion, winning a well-earned majority decision in the main event of Frank Warre...

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...

Rigondeaux is the Better Boxer, but Lomachenko has all the Edges

Rigondeaux is the Better Boxer, but Lomachenko has all the Edges

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 07 2017

Boxing is ending 2017, a terrific year already, with maybe the best confrontation of the year. That occurs this coming Saturday night when unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux 17-0 (11) moves up two weight divisions to challenge WBO super featherweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko 9-1 (7) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Rigondeaux and Lomachenko, both two-time Olympians and gold medalists are withou...