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Boxing’s Best and Most Complete Fighters

Boxing’s Best and Most Complete Fighters

By: Frank Lotierzo Aug 13 2017

I've never been much of a pound-for-pound list guy. Until recently I never placed any stock in those lists because they serve no real purpose. Everyone has their own personal thoughts as to what constitutes the best pound-for-pound fighters. The only thing I was ever absolutely certain of was that Sugar Ray Robinson was – and still is -- the greatest combination of elite boxing, speed, power-pun...

Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley Retires After 13 Years as a Pro

Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley Retires After 13 Years as a Pro

By: David A. Avila Aug 09 2017

Corona is a small town that once was home to one of the greatest bantamweights who ever lived back in the 1940s. But one sweltering hot summer day another boxer stepped foot in a boxing ring there to make his pro debut. Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley entered the prize ring on Aug. 20, 2004 and embarked on a sizzling pro career that saw him grab numerous world titles and after 37 pro bouts i...

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Aug 08 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This past week, we saw Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s) move a step closer to another crack at a world title belt with his majority decision win against tough contender Bryan Vasquez (35-3, 19 KO’s). Beltran’s story is a unique one in modern day boxing. He suffered several losses, including some by knockout, before finally finding himself and earning a world title shot...

Vasyl Lomachenko Is Much More Experienced Than You Realize

Vasyl Lomachenko Is Much More Experienced Than You Realize

By: Frank Lotierzo Aug 07 2017

The fandom is over the top with the emergence of boxing's next must-see fighter. He is Vasyl Lomachenko 9-1 (7), the current holder of the WBO junior lightweight title. This past weekend Lomachenko completely dominated an outclassed Miguel Marriaga 25-3 (21) who withdrew from the fight after the seventh round. Prior to fighting Vasyl, Marriaga lost a unanimous decision to Oscar Valdez for the WBO ...

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...

Don’t Listen to the Parroting Promoters: No Chance of Wilder-Ortiz

Don’t Listen to the Parroting Promoters: No Chance of Wilder-Ortiz

By: Frank Lotierzo Jul 20 2017

In a year when a lot of fights that we thought we'd never see are being made and some are actually coming to fruition, there's another one being thrown out that at one time was thought to be a pipe dream. And that's WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder 38-0 (37) fighting Cuban defector Luis Ortiz 27-0 (23). If you believe what has been circulated by the promoter parrots, Wilder is going to ...

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jul 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- There were several significant bouts this past weekend and with that several good performances. Let’s get the crystal ball out and look to what may lie in store in the near future for some of the winners. Omar Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KO’s) may have had the best performance of the weekend with his third round knockout victory against Robert Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KO’s) ...

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

By: Thomas Hauser Jul 16 2017

THE HAUSER REPORT -- It was a good night for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island in New York but a bad night for fighters from Long Island. That in a nutshell summarizes the fight cards that were televised on July 15 by HBO and FOX. Seanie Monaghan and Joe Smith are “throwback fighters.” Each man grew up on Long island and still lives there. In the 1940s, they would have be...

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jul 16 2017

INGLEWOOD, CALIF.-WBC super featherweight titlist Miguel Berchelt proved his win was not a fluke and led the fight card with a successful defense of his world title against the super aggressive Takashi Miura of Japan on Saturday. A crowd of 5,846 at the Forum saw two super featherweight title fights including Mexico’s Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) retain the belt with a 12 round unanimous decision ...

Joe Smith Jr: Right Place, Right Time….or Real Deal?

Joe Smith Jr: Right Place, Right Time….or Real Deal?

By: Frank Lotierzo Jul 13 2017

The last time we saw him, he was looking down at former middleweight and light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins, who he knocked out of the ring with an offensive assault. And with that, Hopkins, who was a dominant fighter between 160 and 175 pounds from 1995-2014, was finished. Yes, we knew the day was out there....the day when Hopkins would hang on for one fight too many and get beaten up. The d...