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Tugstsogt Nyambayar is an Odd Name, but a Name to Remember

Tugstsogt Nyambayar is an Odd Name, but a Name to Remember

By: Arne K. Lang May 29 2018

On Saturday, May 26, there were two televised boxing shows running head-to-head in the United States. Top Rank’s card on ESPN+, which featured two title fights in the super flyweight division, commanded more interest among hardcore boxing fans than the PBC show on Fox Sports 1 where the main go was a rather uninteresting pairing of junior welterweights Eddie Ramirez and Argenis Mendez. But the P...

The Once Vibrant Atlantic City Boxing Scene Looks Poised for a Rebound

The Once Vibrant Atlantic City Boxing Scene Looks Poised for a Rebound

By: Bernard Fernandez May 29 2018

In the world of fashion, it has been said that what was “in” and then “out” eventually becomes “in” again. At least that’s the hope of all those who have vintage Nehru jackets, loud Madras trousers and the lapel-less suit coats once favored by the Beatles stashed in their attics should those trends ever come full circle. The same might be said of certain cities as destinations for...

Hard Rocks & Super Men: Kovalev vs. Alvarez Headed to Atlantic City

Hard Rocks & Super Men: Kovalev vs. Alvarez Headed to Atlantic City

By: Jeffrey Freeman May 13 2018

START SPREADING THE NEWS — The rebuilding of former unified world light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev continues August 4 in Atlantic City at the soon to be open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; a boxing rich entertainment venue formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal. Kovalev, the 35-year-old defending WBO light heavyweight champion (32-2-1 with 28 knockouts) will face undefeat...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

By: Matt McGrain Apr 02 2018

Research for the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time was more time consuming and expensive than even the Fifty Greatest Featherweights of all time. Expensive because online resources don’t stock footage of the greatest fighters to have mixed it at 118lbs in the same way they do the other divisions, meaning I had to hunt down more footage; more time consuming because my personal knowledge...

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Wins Big at the ‘360’ Premiere in Hollywood

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Wins Big at the ‘360’ Premiere in Hollywood

By: David A. Avila Mar 28 2018

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-Nothing like a Hollywood premiere to introduce a new star on the horizon as Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin produced a knockout in front of a star-studded crowd on Tuesday evening. Martin (21-0,12 KOs) tantalized a crowd of several hundred people at the world famous Avalon theater in knocking out Luis Florez (23-9, 19 KOs). It was also 360 Promotions opening fight show in the city...

Boxing Hits Hollywood Behind Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions

Boxing Hits Hollywood Behind Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions

By: David A. Avila Mar 26 2018

Hooray for Hollywood! That could be the theme for the new boxing series “Hollywood Fight Nights” by 360 Promotions that begins on Tuesday, March 27. A fight card led by super lightweight contender Ryan Martin (pictured with Abel Sanchez) is the brain child of promoter extraordinaire Tom Loeffler and if you know his history, he has a knack for success. Loeffler was selected Promoter of...

Lucas Matthysse KOs Kiram; Jorge Linares Beats Gesta at the Forum

Lucas Matthysse KOs Kiram; Jorge Linares Beats Gesta at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jan 28 2018

INGLEWOOD, Calif.-After lulling the crowd to sleep Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse finally put Thailand’s Tewa Kiram to sleep in the eighth round to win the WBA welterweight title by knockout on Saturday. In an earlier world title fight Jorge Linares maintained the WBA world lightweight title. Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) grabbed his first world title by catching up to the always moving Kiram (37-1...

Fast Results from Brooklyn: Errol Spence Jr Shines; Easter Escapes

Fast Results from Brooklyn: Errol Spence Jr Shines; Easter Escapes

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 20 2018

Errol Spence Jr. likely moved up a couple of notches on the various pound-for-pound lists with a dominant showing against Lamont Peterson before an announced crowd of 12,107 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Making the first defense of the IBF world welterweight title he won in England with an 11th round stoppage of Kell Brook, Spence won every round before Peterson's trainer Barry Hunter instructed ...

Three Punch Combo: Checking Out Robert Easter Jr. and Tori Nelson and More

Three Punch Combo: Checking Out Robert Easter Jr. and Tori Nelson and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jan 08 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Boxing award season has concluded for 2017 with awards being given out in several categories. My favorite each year is the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year as we see someone step up and do something special that catches the eye. For 2017, the TSS award for Breakthrough Fighter went to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for his two wins against pound for pound darling Roman Gonzalez. In 2018...

A Final 10-Count For Boxing Notables Who Left Us In 2017

A Final 10-Count For Boxing Notables Who Left Us In 2017

By: Bernard Fernandez Dec 22 2017

For all the undeniably positive things that have happened in boxing in 2017, one of the best years for the sport in recent memory, there also were corresponding moments of sad reflection. The Grim Reaper is the one opponent that even the toughest and most resilient practitioners of the pugilistic arts cannot stave off forever, and his scythe cut down several legendary figures whose lives and caree...