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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...

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Thursday’s ESPN Event, Julius Indongo and More

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Thursday’s ESPN Event, Julius Indongo and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- It’s a point I keep harping on but good matchmaking makes good fights. And good fights bring back buzz to the sport which brings back the fans. Though the participants on Thursday’s Golden Boy show on ESPN are not the biggest names, they are solid fighters who are well matched and should provide excellent action in competitive fights. The main event is a super lightweig...

Malfunctioning Radar: The Tragic Fate of Wilfred Benitez

Malfunctioning Radar: The Tragic Fate of Wilfred Benitez

By: Jose Corpas Apr 11 2017

WILFRED BENITEZ, BOXING'S BOY WONDER -- They said he possessed radar. The military uses radar to detect enemy aircraft and guided missiles. Air traffic controllers and pilots rely on radar during heavy fog and darkness to keep 300,000-ton 747s from landing anywhere other than the runway. Traffic court judges say it’s infallible. Wilfred Benitez used his radar to slip the punches of some of the b...

Manny’s World Tour: What’s Next for the Pac-Man After Brisbane?

Manny’s World Tour: What’s Next for the Pac-Man After Brisbane?

By: Ted Sares Apr 05 2017

PACQUIAO'S FAREWELL TOUR -- Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) seems to be embarking on his final tour, but like the entertainer Cher, “final” doesn’t seem to mean final. After his April 2016 bout with Timothy Bradley where he bankrolled a $20 million purse plus his cut of Filipino TV money, Manny said he was retired "as of now.” Sure he was. Speaking of Cher, a 2002 Rolling Stone article estimate...

Golovkin-Jacobs: A Bigger “Drama Show” Than Expected

Golovkin-Jacobs: A Bigger “Drama Show” Than Expected

By: Thomas Hauser Mar 22 2017

GOLOVKIN-JACOBS -- On March 18, Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs met in the ring at Madison Square Garden in a middleweight title-unification bout. It was supposed to be an orderly coronation for Golovkin. But fights are unscripted, and this one unfolded in defiance of expectations. Outside the ring, Golovkin is one of the least-imposing elite fighters imaginable. His face is largely unmarked....

R.I.P. Rodrigo Valdez, Former World Middleweight Champion

R.I.P. Rodrigo Valdez, Former World Middleweight Champion

By: Arne K. Lang Mar 15 2017

RODRIGO VALDEZ DEAD AT AGE 70 -- Former world middleweight champion Rodrigo “Rocky” Valdez died today (March 15) at his home in Cartagena, Columbia. His death was attributed to a heart condition complicated by diabetes. He was 70 years old. Born Rodrigo Valdes on Dec. 22, 1946, Valdez was two months shy of his 18th birthday when he made his pro debut in Cartagena. He went on to win the WBC ...

Bernard Hopkins, Channeling his Inner Peter Marciano, Picks Jacobs over GGG

Bernard Hopkins, Channeling his Inner Peter Marciano, Picks Jacobs over GGG

By: Bernard Fernandez Mar 13 2017

Bernard Hopkins has never been a shrinking violet when it comes to offering strong opinions, on anything, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he is making a somewhat bold prediction concerning Saturday night’s big middleweight title fight between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) and Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) at Madison Square Garden. The bout, w...

The Two Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s

The Two Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s

By: Kelsey McCarson Mar 09 2017

THE ENIGMATIC JCC JR. -- There have been two Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s over the course of his professional boxing career. Let’s refer to them here as Chavez the Decent and Chavez the Aloof. Neither fighter is all that great, but neither is middling either. Chavez is a fierce competitor. He’s a large-framed, strong-willed, hereditarily advantaged predator who does not possess his Hall of Fa...

What if Keith Thurman Had Faced Marcos Maidana in 2012?

What if Keith Thurman Had Faced Marcos Maidana in 2012?

By: Matt Andrzejewski Mar 07 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- In July of 2012, a young newcomer in the sport named Keith Thurman was seeking out his first big professional fight. His advisor, Al Haymon, had negotiated a spot for him on HBO to presumably face Marcos Maidana on the undercard of the Adrien Broner-Vicente Escobedo fight. Maidana ended up rejecting the fight after much negotiation. But what if the Argentine fighter had gone f...