Argentina

The Current Crop of Light Heavyweights: How Do They Stack Up?

The Current Crop of Light Heavyweights: How Do They Stack Up?

By: Ted Sares Oct 22 2017

November will be a very interesting month in the light heavyweight division. On November 4, Russia's Dmitry Bivol (pictured) meets Australia's Trent Broadhurst in Monte Carlo for the vacant WBA belt. A week later, the IBF version of the 175-pound title is up for grabs when Russia's Artur Beterbiev, a Canadian transplant, meets Germany's Enrico Koelling in Fresno. Later in the month, Sergey "Krushe...

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 17 2017

Looking at the “opening day” rosters for the double-barreled World Boxing Super Series, a 16-man lineup, it appears that Rob Brant was an after-thought. As the fields were being finalized, it dawned on the selection committee that there wasn’t a single fighter in either bracket who was actually born and bred in the United States. “Hey, this won’t look right,” someone said, “who can w...

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

By: The Sweet Science Oct 14 2017

Venezuela’s Ismael Barroso, a 34-year-old veteran, proved to be too strong and too tough for Albuquerque’s Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a battle of southpaws on Friday night at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA. Barroso knocked Maldonado down with a left to the jaw in the third round and then ended the junior welterweight contest in the sixth with a wicked left to the liver. Barroso, a former interim ...

Texicans, Mexicans and More at Fantasy Springs

Texicans, Mexicans and More at Fantasy Springs

By: David A. Avila Oct 12 2017

Deep in the desert region of Southern California a couple of guys from Dallas have made a temporary home in Indio. One of those Texans, Francisco Javier Martinez (3-0), enters the boxing ring in a six round featherweight clash against Mexico City’s Ricardo Arias (1-1-1) at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif on Friday. The Golden Boy Promotions card will be televised by ESPN. Martinez (...

Three Punch Combo: Makeable High Stakes Crossroads Fights and More

Three Punch Combo: Makeable High Stakes Crossroads Fights and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Oct 03 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, two former world champions battle with their respective careers on the line when Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KO’s) takes on Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KO’s). Such high stakes fights with so much on the line usually bring out the best in both fighters and make for memorable fights. With Crolla-Burns in mind, here are two more makeable high stakes crossroads fights th...

“Jess Willard”: A Book Review by Thomas Hauser

“Jess Willard”: A Book Review by Thomas Hauser

By: Thomas Hauser Sep 27 2017

Jess Willard’s ring career was defined by two fights: an April 5, 1915, victory over Jack Johnson in Havana, when he fulfilled his destiny as a “great white hope,” and a brutal knockout defeat at the hands of Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919, that heralded the dawn of a new era in sports. “Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey,” Arly Allen writes, “are remembered as great American heroes. But l...

Did Mayweather Carry McGregor? No, That Doesn’t Pass the Eye Test

Did Mayweather Carry McGregor? No, That Doesn’t Pass the Eye Test

By: Frank Lotierzo Aug 30 2017

The thought that Floyd Mayweather carried Conor McGregor last Saturday night is something I'm not on board with. I'd like to believe it was true, but I've watched too much boxing and am confident of what I saw. No, I never felt while watching the fight that Mayweather was in jeopardy of losing, but there are many reasons why the fight lasted until one-minute into the 10th round. No one will ever k...

3 Punch Combo: Derevyanchenko-Johnson Plus The Big Sham and More

3 Punch Combo: Derevyanchenko-Johnson Plus The Big Sham and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Aug 22 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- It is a busy week for the FS1 network as they will be televising three separate live boxing shows, the best of which will take place Friday night from Miami, OK. In the main event, Sergiy Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KO’s) takes on Tureano Johnson (20-1, 14 KO’s). The winner will be installed as a future mandatory challenger for a 160-pound belt. Derevyanchenko (pictured in ...

Remembering the Great Lightweight Champ Joe “Old Bones” Brown

Remembering the Great Lightweight Champ Joe “Old Bones” Brown

By: Bernard Fernandez Aug 21 2017

He had a common name and an elegant ring manner. His career is justly celebrated but also largely forgotten. Anyone seeking to summarize in a few concise sentences the life and times of long-reigning lightweight champion Joe “Old Bones” Brown, who was 71 when he passed away on Dec. 4, 1984, is apt to be frustrated. The New Orleans native who held the division record with 11 successful lightwei...

Team Maidana 2.0: Argentine Boxing Poised to Make a Comeback 

Team Maidana 2.0: Argentine Boxing Poised to Make a Comeback 

By: Diego Morilla Aug 05 2017

The lush history of Argentine boxing has been replete with almost uninterrupted achievements since the early '70s, but there is a noticeable group of blank pages in very recent memory, at least in the male championship scene. It seems like it was yesterday that Sergio Martinez was among the top three pound-for-pound fighters in the world and that Marcos Maidana was facing the best fighter in th...