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Why I Was Slow to Join the Chorus Trumpeting Lomachenko’s Greatness

Why I Was Slow to Join the Chorus Trumpeting Lomachenko’s Greatness

By: Frank Lotierzo May 18 2018

Yes, I certainly grasped how uniquely gifted Vasyl Lomachenko was while watching him in his pro debut versus Jose Ramirez. And in a close but losing effort to Orlando Salido in his next bout, I saw him become an experienced pro during the last four rounds after Salido used every old school and borderline trick in the book against him. And from his third bout against Gary Russell through to his 11t...

‘Big Baby’ Won and That’s Enough in the Heavyweight Division

‘Big Baby’ Won and That’s Enough in the Heavyweight Division

By: Frank Lotierzo May 01 2018

He's glib and colorful, talks a great game and weighs a few McDonald's happy meals over 300 pounds. He has adequate boxing skill, applies consistent pressure and can put his punches together in succession pretty good. Yes, heavyweight Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller had the eyes of the boxing world on him this past weekend facing former title challenger Johann Duhaupas. And the belief of many insiders w...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Five, 10-1

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Five, 10-1

By: Matt McGrain Apr 30 2018

Organizing the top three at lightweight was as difficult a task as I have undertaken in finalizing a divisional top ten. There was really no right answer. Each man had a strong case. It was only in putting each of them through the wringer that I came out with an answer that satisfied me. That is, I tried to undermine each man's argument to uncover whose was the most resistant. This is most effe...

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 19 2018

Well, it's official, former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, 29, who hasn't fought since November of 2015, announced he'll be returning to the ring on June 9th at the Manchester Arena. The last time Fury laced them up he zigged and zagged and feinted the recognized top dog in the heavyweight division, Wladimir Klitschko, out of his IBF/WBO/WBA titles. No, Fury didn't remind anyone of Joe Louis, or Le...

The Sweet Science Comes Up Big in the Annual BWAA Writing Awards

The Sweet Science Comes Up Big in the Annual BWAA Writing Awards

By: The Sweet Science Apr 18 2018

Over the years The Sweet Science has performed well in the annual writing competition sponsored by the Boxing Writers Association of America. 2017 was no exception. Venerable Thomas Hauser, the author of more than 50 books including the definitive biography of Muhammad Ali, led the way in the “Bernie Awards” named in honor of TSS mainstay Bernard Fernandez, a former five-time BWAA president...

Diego’s Spit Bucket — Notes on Mayweather, Hurd-Charlo, GGG and More

Diego’s Spit Bucket — Notes on Mayweather, Hurd-Charlo, GGG and More

By: Diego Morilla Apr 11 2018

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla.  Follow us every week at #SBatTSS and @TSSboxingnews Did Someone Try to Kill "Money" Mayweather? Floyd Mayweather Jr. survived a scary moment recently when one of the vehicles in his motorcade was riddled with bullets in the pre-dawn hours of Mond...

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 9 edition)

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 9 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 09 2018

In this section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend to create a final wrap-up of all the major boxing events. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TSSboxingnews   Maidana is Still Pitching Cookie Sandwiches – Literally The scene may have gone unnoticed to many people across the globe, but it did not go unnot...

Sunday Report Card, April 8 : The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday Report Card, April 8 : The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

By: Diego Morilla Apr 08 2018

The Sweet Science’s Diego Morilla compiles a full weekend wrap-up of the most relevant boxing events in the worldwide scene with short recaps, links to videos and other articles, and all the info you need to keep up with the week’s most important results. Every fight that matters is right here, in one place, and at one click away. Follow us every Sunday on Twitter at #SRCatTSS @TheSweetScience...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, April 6 edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, April 6 edition

By: Diego Morilla Apr 06 2018

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, April 6 edition The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by the writing staff of Zona de Boxeo and The Sweet Science, 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 @TSSboxingnew...

Magomed Abdusalamov: Fantasy vs. Reality

Magomed Abdusalamov: Fantasy vs. Reality

By: Thomas Hauser Apr 02 2018

On November 2, 2013, Russian heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov suffered life-altering brain damage in a fight against Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden. People with injuries like Magomed’s tend to be hidden from view. They fade into the shadows. We conjure up positive images of their condition with phrases like “he’s in rehab” and “he’s doing well.” They come from all walks of lif...