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Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 17 2018

According to multiple reports, IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets suffered a hand injury in training and his Feb. 10 bout with Mikey Garcia at the Alamodome in San Antonio is off. Moreover, the entire card – a deep card with an international flavor -- has been postponed. At least that’s the word from co-promoter Richard Schaefer. In a conversation with ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Schaefer said...

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 16 2018

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the Minnesota Vikings advanced to the NFL championship game with a 29-24 triumph over the New Orleans Saints. Minnesota was dead in the water, or so it seemed, when New Orleans kicked a field goal with 29 ticks left on the clock to go up by a point, but the Vikings pulled it out with a 61-yard TD pass-and-run as time expired. The stunning denouement – the first walk-off TD in...

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

By: Ted Sares Jan 14 2018

Anyone with this handle has to be big, and the one I have in mind is very big and very fit with a prominent six-pack, visible vascularity in his biceps and forearms, and broad shoulders featuring deltoids that flow down from an impressive trapezius. But he is not a body builder; he is a boxer—and boxer/puncher at that, capable of one-punch KO’s. He is 6’ 6” and weighs anywhere from 245-...

Boxing in the United States 2016-17: A Geographic Breakdown

Boxing in the United States 2016-17: A Geographic Breakdown

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 12 2018

 The U.S. Constitution requires the President to periodically go before Congress and address “The State of the Union.” The oration, customarily delivered in January, always touches upon the state of the economy. What follows are the results of a study that yield something akin to a “State of the Union” address for professional boxing in the United States. I think we can all agree that ...

2017 Latino Boxing Round-Up: The Good, the Bad and the Rest

2017 Latino Boxing Round-Up: The Good, the Bad and the Rest

By: Diego Morilla Jan 03 2018

The year of 2017 is gone, and it has been a bittersweet one for Latino fighters across the world. We’ve gone from having a Nicaraguan flyweight at the very top of the pound-for-pound ranks to seeing some of the biggest names in boxing in decades retire without affording us the pleasure of one last epic battle to watch. Sure, the future looks as bright as ever, but 2017 will be remembered as one ...

Vasyl Lomachenko is the TSS Fighter of the Year

Vasyl Lomachenko is the TSS Fighter of the Year

By: Bernard Fernandez Jan 02 2018

Forget, at least for a moment, all those comparisons to Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali. As far as the 2017 boxing awards season is concerned, Vasyl “High-Tech” Lomachenko would rather channel  his inner Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and, for those really familiar with United States history, William Tecumseh Sherman. Widely hailed as a strong candidate for 2017 Fighter of the Year by ...

Boxing’s Best of the West for 2017

Boxing’s Best of the West for 2017

By: David A. Avila Dec 29 2017

Fractured relationships and splintered audiences didn’t stop prizefighting from surpassing all expectations in the year 2017. The sport of pro boxing kept moving forward like a rogue wave on the Pacific Ocean. Once again California led the way for staging pro boxing cards and once again had more cards than any other state in the union. Up and down the long shaped state pro boxing cards too...

Parker Is Step One for Joshua Getting All The Titles

Parker Is Step One for Joshua Getting All The Titles

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 29 2017

IBF/WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 20-0 (20) of the U.K., perhaps the biggest star in boxing, is about to take another step toward reaching his goal as undisputed champ. By all indications, he will fight WBO champ Joseph Parker 24-0 (18) of New Zealand this coming April. Joshua, 28, has made four title defenses. His last two bouts, stoppages of Wladimir Klitschko and former Parker foe Car...

Siri: The Last of a Breed

Siri: The Last of a Breed

By: Ted Sares Dec 24 2017

Over the years, certain fighters had the unique ability to guarantee action as soon as the bell rang. Most of these warriors demonstrated a distinct disdain for defense and that, perhaps, was the key to their “style.” Tony Zale was the quintessential example. Much later, Arturo Gatti hit the scene and spine-tingling, fan-friendly action would start from the get-go. A young Tony Ayala dispen...

Two Big Fights Certain to Happen in 2018…and The Winners Are….

Two Big Fights Certain to Happen in 2018…and The Winners Are….

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 23 2017

There are two big fights in the discussion stage for 2018 that I believe will soon be announced. The first is the heavyweight title bout between WBC champ Deontay Wilder 39-0 (39) and formidable contender Luis Ortiz 28-0 (24). As most know Wilder and Ortiz (shown exchanging words after Ortiz knocked out no-hoper Daniel Martz on Dec. 8) were scheduled to fight this past November but the bout fell t...