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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. ...

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...