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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. ...

Quick Results from Montreal: Stevenson Destroys Fonfara

Quick Results from Montreal: Stevenson Destroys Fonfara

By: The Sweet Science Jun 03 2017

The first meeting between Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara was staged at Montreal’s Bell Centre on May 24, 2014. Stevenson won a wide decision, prevailing by 5 points on two of the scorecards and by 7 points on the other, but Fonfara, who was then looked upon as nothing more than a fringe contender, won legions of new fans with his gritty performance. On the deck in round one and again in ro...

In an Under the Radar Fight, Orlando Salido Takes a Risky “Tune-Up”

In an Under the Radar Fight, Orlando Salido Takes a Risky “Tune-Up”

By: Arne K. Lang May 26 2017

It’s a fight that’s gone almost completely under the radar in the English-speaking world, but Orlando Salido returns to the squared circle on Saturday, May 27, in the city of Obregon in Sonora, Mexico. A true warrior in the mold of such legendary hell-for-leather fighters as Stanley Ketchel, Rocky Graziano, Mathew Saad Muhammad, and Arturo Gatti, Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs) opposes Columbia’s A...

The Hauser Report: The Best and Worst of Boxing

The Hauser Report: The Best and Worst of Boxing

By: Thomas Hauser May 21 2017

Saturday, May 20, saw a six-hour window with multiple fights on HBO and Showtime, five of which were notable for varying reasons. First up, 22-year-old Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) defended his IBF 130-pound belt against challenger Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs) in London. Davis, who’s promoted by Mayweather Promotions, is an exciting fighter and a good one. He has breakout potential, which he...

Business-Minded Russell Family Brings Class to a Wild Night of Fisticuffs

Business-Minded Russell Family Brings Class to a Wild Night of Fisticuffs

By: Ronan Keenan May 21 2017

OXON HILL, MD -- Saturday night’s Showtime-televised boxing event at the MGM National Harbor promised to be a night of fist-flying, but the plan was for punches to be thrown only by the prizefighters. Unfortunately, one-twos were launched by a variety of people who didn’t have the gloves on, making it a busy night for the local police force. The most notable non-sanctioned action occurred a...

May 20th Boxing Scorecard: Davis, Uzcategui, Crawford, Benavidez and More

May 20th Boxing Scorecard: Davis, Uzcategui, Crawford, Benavidez and More

By: The Sweet Science May 21 2017

The action was hot and heavy on the third Saturday of May. The festivities got under way at the Copper Box Arena in London where Gervonta Davis (pictured on the right) had an easy go in the first defense of his IBF 130-pound title. With Floyd Mayweather shouting encouragement, Davis TKOed Liam Walsh in the third frame. After two feeling-out frames, Davis cranked up the juice and the overmatched Wa...

Ringside Report: Erick Ituarte Wins NABF Title in Ontario, Calif.

Ringside Report: Erick Ituarte Wins NABF Title in Ontario, Calif.

By: David A. Avila May 20 2017

ONTARIO, CA -- A night of split decisions saw Erick Ituarte survive a knockdown and slide by Isaac Zarate in the main event on Friday. Split decisions ruled the night and Ituarte (17-1-1, 2 KOs) did just enough to beat Zarate (12-3-2, 2 KOs) in an eight round fight for the vacant NABF junior featherweight title on the Thompson Boxing Promotions card. Ituarte, 22, fights out of Santa Ana, Cal...

A Grand Feast Awaits Fight Fans on the Third Saturday of May

A Grand Feast Awaits Fight Fans on the Third Saturday of May

By: Arne K. Lang May 18 2017

SATURDAY'S FISTIC FEAST -- What a difference a year makes! In May of last year, boxing fans in North America were moaning over a sport that was mired in the doldrums. Today those fans are whistling a happy tune, gratified that the slack was short-lived. The last Saturday of April brought us a scintillating see-saw rumble between the two men generally recognized as the top two heavyweights in th...

Remembering Diego “Chico” Corrales, Gone 10 Years This Month

Remembering Diego “Chico” Corrales, Gone 10 Years This Month

By: David A. Avila May 17 2017

Outside of the boxing ring Diego “Chico” Corrales was a mixture of wide-eyed kid and aw shucks mentality. Inside the ropes he was a locked-in human surface-to-surface missile armed with a nuclear warhead. Ten years have passed since the boxing world and sports lost the Las Vegas prizefighter to a horrific motorcycle accident. Despite his early passing, many will never forget him. My firs...