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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...

Three Punch Combo: Reflections on Canelo, Matthysse, and Yuriorkis Gamboa

Three Punch Combo: Reflections on Canelo, Matthysse, and Yuriorkis Gamboa

By: Matt Andrzejewski May 08 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO – Yuriorkis Gamboa suffered a stunning loss this past weekend to veteran Robinson Castellanos. It was the type of loss that will probably end Gamboa’s days as a top contender. And thinking back on his career, it was just five years ago when Gamboa seemed destined to be the sport’s next pound for pound king. In March of 2012, HBO put out a press release officially announc...

Ringside Report: Lemieux, Matthysse and More from T-Mobile Arena

Ringside Report: Lemieux, Matthysse and More from T-Mobile Arena

By: David A. Avila May 07 2017

LAS VEGAS-Former middleweight champion David Lemieux pummeled Mexico’s Marco Reyes all 10 rounds but he couldn’t put him down on Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo fight card. Big-hitting Canadian Lemieux just doesn’t have much luck when it comes to Mexican middleweights but though a knockdown or knockout wasn’t attainable, he dominated Reyes in front of a sold out crowd at T-Mobile Arena. T...

Oscar and Julio and Some Thoughts on Saturday’s Lead-In Bouts

Oscar and Julio and Some Thoughts on Saturday’s Lead-In Bouts

By: David A. Avila May 04 2017

Almost 20 years have passed since Oscar “The Golden Boy” De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez last exchanged blows in the boxing ring. I was there for both encounters. Yesterday, photos of the arrivals at the MGM Grand were sent all over the web including one of both Chavez Sr. and De La Hoya joking around and smiling. Time flies. It was June 7, 1996. The temperature in Las Vegas hit 107...

Canelo vs. Chavez Jr: Maybe a Night’s Worth of Entertainment

Canelo vs. Chavez Jr: Maybe a Night’s Worth of Entertainment

By: Frank Lotierzo May 04 2017

Finally it's here, the 164.5 pound catch-weight bout between soaring Mexican sensation Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 48-1-1 (34) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 50-2-1 (32), the son of legendary Julio Cesar Chavez. The fight is getting a lot of hype because in the United States and Mexico, Canelo is the biggest draw in boxing, at least for the moment. But I suspect that won't be the case once IBF/WBA heavyweigh...

Canelo and Chavez: the Mira Loma Connection

Canelo and Chavez: the Mira Loma Connection

By: David A. Avila May 03 2017

While millions argue in bars, gyms, and street corners throughout the North American continent about who wins the battle of Mexico’s heart, the little known common denominator is a tiny town in Southern California. Both of Mexico’s young warriors Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez have strong bonds to a small rural Riverside community known as Mira Loma. Their ties to that...

Three Punch Combo: Golden Boy’s Strong Pay-Per-View Undercard and More

Three Punch Combo: Golden Boy’s Strong Pay-Per-View Undercard and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski May 01 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Often times on big pay-per-view fights, we see a weak undercard leading into the big main event. However, this is not the case for the Canelo-Chavez Jr. undercard this Saturday. The card features a couple fights that are filled with intrigue and should provide good action leading into the feature presentation. In a battle of undefeated featherweight prospects, former U.S. Oly...

Lucas Matthysse returns: “I am not going to be a stepping stone for anybody”

Lucas Matthysse returns: “I am not going to be a stepping stone for anybody”

By: Diego Morilla May 01 2017

A fighter taking a long layoff in his prime is a rare sight to see, unless the situation is forced by physical or legal matters. But after a 17-month-long soul-searching recess right during the pinnacle of his career, former WBC interim 140-pound titlist and fan favorite Lucas Matthysse claims that his reasons for staying away from the spotlight for such a long time were purely personal, and that ...

Ringside Report: WBC #1 Heiland Dismantles Veron in a Corker

Ringside Report: WBC #1 Heiland Dismantles Veron in a Corker

By: Diego Morilla Apr 22 2017

QUILMES, BUENOS AIRES, ARG. -- It is difficult to expect something new when two fighters have faced each other in five previous opportunities, but that's exactly what Jorge Sebastian Heiland and Mateo Damian Veron gave us on Friday, April 21st in the town of Quilmes, in a back-and-forth, intense bout capped by a spectacular stoppage that puts Heiland back in the game for bigger challenges in the i...

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 21 2017

VERONA, NY -- In a fight of contrasting styles, Michael Perez (25-2-2) scored a somewhat controversial split decision against Marcelino Lopez (32-2-1) in a super lightweight contest. Two judges favored Perez by scores of 97-92 and 96-93 respectively while the other had it for Lopez 96-93. The decision was booed by the crowd at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino who thought that Lopez’s harder p...