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The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 16 2018

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the Minnesota Vikings advanced to the NFL championship game with a 29-24 triumph over the New Orleans Saints. Minnesota was dead in the water, or so it seemed, when New Orleans kicked a field goal with 29 ticks left on the clock to go up by a point, but the Vikings pulled it out with a 61-yard TD pass-and-run as time expired. The stunning denouement – the first walk-off TD in...

Media Day in Indio: GGG, Belasco, and Lucas Matthysse at the Forum

Media Day in Indio: GGG, Belasco, and Lucas Matthysse at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jan 11 2018

A new year brings new tidings about mega fights, old venues and an upcoming televised fight card this month. Deep in the Coachella Desert a few prizefighters from the Golden Boy Promotions stable gathered with the media at the Indio Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Jan. 11. Also in attendance was Golden Boy’s president Eric Gomez. The titular head of Golden Boy told various media outlets t...

Fantasy Fisticuffs: The Late Edwin Valero vs. Vasyl Lomachenko. Who Wins?

Fantasy Fisticuffs: The Late Edwin Valero vs. Vasyl Lomachenko. Who Wins?

By: Bernard Fernandez Jan 09 2018

Coulda, shoulda, woulda. It is the stuff dream fights are made of. What would have happened had Jack Dempsey fought Rocky Marciano, prime on prime? Or a Smoke and Iron pairing of Joe Frazier vs. Mike Tyson? Muhammad Ali against three-time Olympic champ Teofilo Stevenson? Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Sugar Ray Leonard from the deliciously rich, high-calorie dessert menu? The possibilities are endless....

Cecilia Braekhus Shatters Another Glass Ceiling (Excerpt)

Cecilia Braekhus Shatters Another Glass Ceiling (Excerpt)

By: Bernard Fernandez Jan 05 2018

Whenever a woman – any woman -- enters a ring, she is fighting for something more than herself.  She is fighting to shatter that figurative glass ceiling, the one that long has kept boxers with two X chromosomes from gaining their full and rightful places at the table of their sport. It remains to be seen whether that barrier has been fully broken through, but recent developments suggest tha...

2017 Latino Boxing Round-Up: The Good, the Bad and the Rest

2017 Latino Boxing Round-Up: The Good, the Bad and the Rest

By: Diego Morilla Jan 03 2018

The year of 2017 is gone, and it has been a bittersweet one for Latino fighters across the world. We’ve gone from having a Nicaraguan flyweight at the very top of the pound-for-pound ranks to seeing some of the biggest names in boxing in decades retire without affording us the pleasure of one last epic battle to watch. Sure, the future looks as bright as ever, but 2017 will be remembered as one ...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – A Forgotten Champion Takes His Act to School and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – A Forgotten Champion Takes His Act to School and More

By: Diego Morilla Dec 22 2017

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com GUSTAVO BALLAS Out of the many champions produced by Argentina, the name of Gustavo Ballas is one of the le...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Maidana’s Misdeeds, Mayweather Comes Clean and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Maidana’s Misdeeds, Mayweather Comes Clean and More

By: Diego Morilla Dec 07 2017

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own short commentary on this week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com Maidana Keeps Gunning for Trouble First, he got in trouble by posting a picture o...

Fast Results From New York City: Sadam Ali Shocks Miguel Cotto

Fast Results From New York City: Sadam Ali Shocks Miguel Cotto

By: Arne K. Lang Dec 03 2017

Everything was in place for Miguel Cotto's farewell party. Here he was back at Madison Square Garden where he scored two of his most satisfying triumphs, avenging his bitter loss to Antonio Margarito in 2011 and capturing the lineal middleweight title with a dominant performance over Sergio Martinez in 2014. In the opposite corner was a hand-picked opponent, Sadam Ali, a sacrificial lamb said the ...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – 2018 Opens Strong, Tainted Fistic Feats and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – 2018 Opens Strong, Tainted Fistic Feats and More

By: Diego Morilla Nov 30 2017

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own short commentary on this week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com 2018 Starts with a Bang The year that is about to end has produced some great fig...

In A Rarity, Miguel Cotto Will Exit Boxing With His Health and Wealth

In A Rarity, Miguel Cotto Will Exit Boxing With His Health and Wealth

By: Frank Lotierzo Nov 29 2017

The prevailing thought is WBO junior middleweight title holder Miguel Cotto 41-5 (33) will retire after he meets Sadam Ali 25-1 (14) this weekend at Madison Square Garden. And if he does, that'll no doubt be the culmination of a surefire Hall of Fame Career. Cotto, who turned pro in February of 2001 after representing Puerto Rico in the 2000 Olympics, is a pro’s pro and knows the fighting and bu...