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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...

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...