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Top Flyweights Clash in Ukraine: Dalakian Slaughters Thaiyen

Top Flyweights Clash in Ukraine: Dalakian Slaughters Thaiyen

By: Matt McGrain Jun 17 2018

You know there’s money involved when the promoters have flown Michael Buffer in, but in fairness Artem Dalakian, born in Azerbaijan and now fighting out of Ukraine, 16-0 with eleven knockouts going in, is a flyweight deserving of some pomp and ceremony. His opponent tonight was the Thai Sirichai Thaiyen, at twenty-seven years of age the younger man by three years but with an impressive 50-3 reco...

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

By: Ted Sares Jun 17 2018

When applied to boxing, the term "Old School" has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked our respondents which boxer of the modern era -- active or retired – struck them as most Old School, limiting the choice to just one. Here are their picks. As always, the respondents are listed alphabetically. MATT ANDRZEJEWSKI--TSS boxing writer: Emanuel Augustus. Augustus was a g...

Fast Results from Frisco, Texas: Spence Demolishes Ocampo

Fast Results from Frisco, Texas: Spence Demolishes Ocampo

By: Arne K. Lang Jun 16 2018

It didn’t take long for Errol Spence Jr. to expose Carlos Ocampo as an unworthy title challenger. In a ring pitched in the indoor practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys, not quite 40 miles from Spence’s current home in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) successfully defended his IBF welterweight title on Showtime with a first round stoppage of his Mexican foe who was making hi...

Mercito Gesta and Manny Robles III Win North American Titles at Indio

Mercito Gesta and Manny Robles III Win North American Titles at Indio

By: David A. Avila Jun 15 2018

INDIO, Calif.-Mercito Gesta knocked off Robert Manzanarez and crosstown rivals Manny Robles III and Edgar Valerio put on a show in the desert 100 miles away from their Los Angeles roots on Thursday. Gesta (32-2-2, 17 KOs) captured the vacant NABO lightweight title with dogged determination against the taller counter-punching Manzanarez (35-2, 28 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Casino. A small crowd of ...

Jermell Charlo Didn’t Shine In His Breakout Fight Against Austin Trout

Jermell Charlo Didn’t Shine In His Breakout Fight Against Austin Trout

By: Frank Lotierzo Jun 14 2018

He entered the ring wearing a Lion's head, thus signifying that he is one of the young Lions of boxing. And when he left the ring after winning a 12-round majority decision over former junior middleweight title holder Austin Trout, I had more doubts and more questions as to how authentically good he really is and a more firm belief that his twin brother Jermall is the better fighter of the two. Ye...

News Flash! Canelo-GGG II Finally a Done Deal

News Flash! Canelo-GGG II Finally a Done Deal

By: Arne K. Lang Jun 13 2018

Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, recently gave those involved in the management of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, an ultimatum: Agree to our terms by noon PT Wednesday, June 13, or the fight is dead. Noon came and went and the fight was dead, or so it seemed, but hold the phone. Two hours later the stalemate was finally broken and we have a fight. Canelo-GGG II, origina...

The Avila Perspective: Chapter 1 – Las Vegas Notebook and More Boxing

The Avila Perspective: Chapter 1 – Las Vegas Notebook and More Boxing

By: David A. Avila Jun 13 2018

Traveling to Las Vegas can be arduous and expensive. My photographer Al Applerose and I drove up Cajon Pass around noon and headed up and mountains through the desert. Not a lot of traffic for a Friday. After checking in to our Vegas hotel we ventured to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in search of margaritas. The Border Grill inside near the pool has pretty decent margaritas, but rather sma...

Look For Spence to ‘Do a Crawford’ on Ocampo, Only Sooner

Look For Spence to ‘Do a Crawford’ on Ocampo, Only Sooner

By: Frank Lotierzo Jun 13 2018

WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford looked All World last week in stopping former title holder Jeff Horn. This Saturday, it’s Errol Spence’s turn. The presumed Sonny Liston of the division, Spence 23-0 (20) will make the second defense of his IBF welterweight title. His opponent is third ranked IBF contender Carlos Ocampo 22-0 (13) who, in all honesty after watching video of his recent b...

The Hauser Report: Four Fights

The Hauser Report: Four Fights

By: Thomas Hauser Jun 10 2018

There were a lot of fights available for viewing in the United States on Saturday, June 9. Anyone who was on the job and watched them all would have put in a full eight-hour shift and been eligible for overtime pay. The festivities began in England at the Manchester Arena where Tyson Fury returned to the ring after a 924-day absence. Fury will go down in history as one of boxing’s oddest h...

Ringside at the MGM Grand: Crawford TKOs Brave but Outclassed Horn

Ringside at the MGM Grand: Crawford TKOs Brave but Outclassed Horn

By: David A. Avila Jun 10 2018

Terence Crawford ripped the WBO welterweight world title away from Jeff Horn with a dominating performance in conquering his third weight division before a largely partisan crowd on Saturday. The end came at the 2:33 mark of round nine when referee Robert Byrd rescued Horn as he was being punished against the ropes. Any doubts about size differences faded quickly round by round. Crawford (33...