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In Boxing, David Beating Goliath is Not Such a Rarity

In Boxing, David Beating Goliath is Not Such a Rarity

By: Bernard Fernandez Jun 21 2017

There is a saying in football that “good and big beats good and little.” That’s usually true, but, as in the case with almost everything in life, there are exceptions to widely accepted rules. If not, why is there also a saying that “good things come in small packages”? The second truism is a common reference to the tiny boxes that hold engagement rings, which can be exorbitantly expensi...

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia Meet the Press in L.A.

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia Meet the Press in L.A.

By: David A. Avila Jun 21 2017

Several years have passed since I last heard Adrien Broner face-to-face and nothing has changed. He’s still a funny and honest guy. Broner met his upcoming adversary Mikey Garcia at the Conga Room in downtown L.A. where the media was predominantly Latino on Tuesday afternoon. They will be meeting each other in the boxing ring on July 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Showtime will televis...

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

By: The Sweet Science Jun 18 2017

The Ward-Kovalev rematch overshadowed everything else, but on a night when Nevada’s referees did not put their best feet forward, there was plenty of activity around the globe. There was even a world title fight in Germany where native son Tyron Zeuge (pictured on the left) prevailed in the fourth defense of his WBA 168-pound title, winning a wide 12-round decision over Paul Smith. Zeuge (21-...

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia are Polar Opposites In and Out of the Ring

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia are Polar Opposites In and Out of the Ring

By: Frank Lotierzo Jun 08 2017

Boxing in the year 2017, so far, has been experiencing an upswing with a slew of fights in which it was pretty hard to decipher the opponent from the A-side. On March 4th, two top welterweight titlists squared off in Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia. Two weeks later, Gennady Golovkin won a close decision over Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight title bout. In April, IBF heavyweight title holder Anthony ...

Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

By: Matt Andrzejewski May 28 2017

 THREE PUNCH COMBO: Errol Spence Jr. scored an impressive knockout victory against Kell Brook on Saturday to take Brook’s IBF welterweight title. Both fighters now face interesting possibilities as they move forward in their respective careers. Spence, who entered the fight with a lot of questions, not only showcased his tremendous skills but proved he has a very good chin as well as the wil...

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...