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Giovanni Santillan Keeps NABO Welterweight Title in Ontario

Giovanni Santillan Keeps NABO Welterweight Title in Ontario

By: David A. Avila Nov 18 2017

Giovanni Santillan Keeps NABO Welterweight Title in Ontario, Calif. ONTARIO, Calif.-NABO welterweight titlist Giovanni Santillan knew nothing about Ghana’s Dodzi Kemeh but knew enough to retain his newly won title by stoppage on Friday. Santillan (23-0, 13 KOs) won every round and looked in complete control in front of more than 800 fans at the Doubletree Hotel. The visiting challenger Kem...

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....

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Oscar Tests our Patience, Rigo-Loma Draws Near and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Oscar Tests our Patience, Rigo-Loma Draws Near and More

By: Diego Morilla Nov 16 2017

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own short commentary on this week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com. Oscar Asks Boxing for a Love Test A few days ago, retired former champion and cur...

After Final Fight With Sadam Ali, It’s All Kids’ Play for Miguel Cotto

After Final Fight With Sadam Ali, It’s All Kids’ Play for Miguel Cotto

By: Bernard Fernandez Nov 15 2017

The same question keeps coming at Miguel Cotto with the regularity of a metronomic jab. Is the 37-year-old Puerto Rican legend’s announced farewell fight, against Sadam Ali on Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden, really the final time his many fans will see the four-division world champion in the ring? Or is his sincere-sounding intention to retire, win, lose or draw, subject to a change of heart, a...

Esteemed Cut Man and Trainer Rafael Garcia Passes Away at Age 88

Esteemed Cut Man and Trainer Rafael Garcia Passes Away at Age 88

By: Arne K. Lang Nov 15 2017

Rafael Garcia, a fixture on the Las Vegas boxing scene for decades, passed away Tuesday morning (Nov. 13) from complications of leukemia at age 88. In recent years, Garcia was best known as Floyd Mayweather's cut man and hand wrapper. He was instantly recognizable by his ever-present beret which was decorated with pins. A 45-year resident of Las Vegas, Garcia was born in Puebla, Mexico. During ...

Cletus Seldin Brought the Hammer to the Nassau Coliseum

Cletus Seldin Brought the Hammer to the Nassau Coliseum

By: Arne K. Lang Nov 14 2017

The most impressive performance last weekend -- when measured against the level of expectation – was turned in by Cletus Seldin. Fighting at the Nassau Coliseum in an undercard bout that was part of the HBO telecast, Seldin knocked his opponent Roberto Ortiz to the canvas in the first 30 seconds and continued his assault into the third frame when the bout was stopped. The 31-year-old junior w...

Monday Morning Cornermen, Nov. 13 –  Taylor’s Cheers, Verdejo AWOL and More

Monday Morning Cornermen, Nov. 13 – Taylor’s Cheers, Verdejo AWOL and More

By: Diego Morilla Nov 13 2017

In this new section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend, we compare our own previews with the way the actual fights went on, and we take your opinions and questions (along with those of special guests) to create a final analysis to another weekend of boxing. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TheSweetScience , and ...

Jose Ramirez Blows by Reed: Beterbiev Wins IBF Title in Fresno

Jose Ramirez Blows by Reed: Beterbiev Wins IBF Title in Fresno

By: David A. Avila Nov 12 2017

Jose Ramirez Blows by Reed: Beterbiev Wins IBF Title in Fresno Hurricanes don’t happen in California but Jose Ramirez brought one to Mike Reed to win by knockout in a battle of undefeated super lightweight contenders on Saturday. Northern California’s Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs) brought those hurricane forces promised by his team against Maryland’s Reed (23-1, 12 KOs) in front of more than ...

Fast Results From Long Island: Miller, Jacobs, and Seldin Triumphant

Fast Results From Long Island: Miller, Jacobs, and Seldin Triumphant

By: Arne K. Lang Nov 12 2017

Matchroom Boxing honcho Eddie Hearn made his first foray into the U.S. market on Saturday, Nov. 11. With an assist from local promoters Dmitry Salita and Joe DeGuardia, Hearn promoted a nine-fight card at the renovated Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island. Three of those fights were part of the HBO telecast. Although it wasn’t the main event, the bout that generated the most buzz ...

Fight Night Guide — The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 11 edition

Fight Night Guide — The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 11 edition

By: Diego Morilla Nov 10 2017

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 11 edition By Diego Morilla 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 @T...