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Remembering the Abraham-Miranda Bloodbath: A Profile in Courage

Remembering the Abraham-Miranda Bloodbath: A Profile in Courage

By: Ted Sares Nov 23 2017

Armenian/German Avetik Abrahamyan, aka Arthur “King” Abraham, is nearing the end of a long career during which he was a three-time world champion in two weight classes. In his prime, he possessed a solid defense using a modified peek-a-boo technique and had extremely heavy hands supplemented by late power and great stamina. The “King” could roughhouse with the best and his illegal DQ KO of...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 17 edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 17 edition

By: Diego Morilla Nov 17 2017

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by Zona de Boxeo editor and TSS writer Diego Morilla, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TheSweetScience @Morillaboxing Flint, Michigan, Friday Nov. 17 Anthony Dirrell vs....

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...

Zarate and Esquivel Fight to Technical Draw in Ontario, Calif.

Zarate and Esquivel Fight to Technical Draw in Ontario, Calif.

By: David A. Avila Oct 21 2017

ONTARIO, Calif.-A head clash ended the night prematurely for a bantamweight showdown between Isaac Zarate and Christian Esquivel and a super lightweight fight lived up to expectations on Friday night. San Pedro’s Zarate (13-3-3) was just getting warmed up when a clash of heads with Mexico’s Esquivel (29-12-1) caused a cut above the right eye and ended the bout in the second round at the Dou...

Anthony Joshua vs. Stipe Miocic in 2018? That’s Hardly Far-Fetched

Anthony Joshua vs. Stipe Miocic in 2018? That’s Hardly Far-Fetched

By: Matt Andrzejewski Sep 11 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- After Conor McGregor put up a more spirited effort than most anticipated against Floyd Mayweather Jr. a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, thoughts turned to other UFC fighters possibly facing boxing’s best in the squared circle. As a matter of fact, current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic went as far as challenging Anthony Joshua on Twitter to a fight in the immediate afterm...

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...

Ringside in L.A.: Lomachenko Bedazzles Overmatched Marriaga

Ringside in L.A.: Lomachenko Bedazzles Overmatched Marriaga

By: David A. Avila Aug 06 2017

LOS ANGELES-Vasyl “High Tech” Lomachenko bedazzled the technically challenged Miguel Marriaga to win by technical knockout and retain the WBO junior lightweight world title on Saturday before an adoring crowd. Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) defused Colombia’s Marriaga (25-3, 21 KOs) with his speed, dabbing and assortment of blows that sometimes connected with a thud and mostly tapped. But it was...

Back to Back Fight Cards in SoCal: Herrera, Lomachenko, Mayer

Back to Back Fight Cards in SoCal: Herrera, Lomachenko, Mayer

By: David A. Avila Aug 03 2017

Two of boxing’s powerhouse promoters are presenting back-to-back fight cards in Southern California. Two welterweights with impressive fight ledgers meet each other for possible last hurrahs when Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (that’s him on the left) fights Jesus Soto Karass in the main event at Fantasy Springs Casino on Friday Aug. 4. Golden Boy’s fight card will be televised by ESPN...

Ryan Burnett Wins the IBF 118-pound Title by a Unanimous/Split Decision

Ryan Burnett Wins the IBF 118-pound Title by a Unanimous/Split Decision

By: Arne K. Lang Jun 12 2017

WEEKEND BOXING RECAPS -- Folks in Belfast went gaga over native son Carl Frampton who was 5-0 in world title fights before getting nudged off his perch by Leo Santa Cruz this past January. Now Frampton’s popularity has been diluted as sports fans in Northern Ireland’s largest city have a new hero to root for in local lad Ryan Burnett who wrested the IBF bantamweight title from Lee Haskins on S...

After Crushing Fonfara, Will Stevenson Seek Out the Ward-Kovalev II Winner?

After Crushing Fonfara, Will Stevenson Seek Out the Ward-Kovalev II Winner?

By: Bernard Fernandez Jun 04 2017

In a boxing landscape littered with alphabetized fiefdoms and multiple titleholders in the same weight class, identifying an indisputable world champion is a quest as seemingly hopeless as that undertaken by the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes, who wandered about for years holding aloft a lit lantern, even in daylight, in search of anyone who met his exacting criteria for being an honest man. ...