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Keeping Boxing in Perspective

Keeping Boxing in Perspective

By: Ted Sares Sep 24 2017

So far, 2017 has been a spectacular year for boxing with the best fighting the best in great fights and with still more to come. Exciting fights seem to occur every week. In short, it’s been an aficionado’s dream year. However, a series of happenings once again has dampened things and has put our country and close neighbors on edge. Unlike the deadly events that occurred in 2016 including the ...

Weekend Boxing Recaps: Dorticos-Kudryashov, Parker-Fury and More

Weekend Boxing Recaps: Dorticos-Kudryashov, Parker-Fury and More

By: Arne K. Lang Sep 24 2017

Cuban refugee Yunier Dorticos rang down the curtain on a busy weekend of professional boxing with a smashing second round knockout of Dmitry Kudryashov. The match was held in the Illusions Theater of the Alamodome in San Antonio, a curious place for a bout between a Cuban and a Russian, especially considering that it was a college football Saturday in football-mad Texas. The skirmish figured to...

Wilberth Lopez Upsets Mystified Jose “Gato” Roman in Ontario, CA

Wilberth Lopez Upsets Mystified Jose “Gato” Roman in Ontario, CA

By: David A. Avila Sep 23 2017

ONTARIO, CA -- It was the case of the southpaw jinx as Wilberth Lopez mystified Jose “Gato” Roman to win by unanimous decision in a super lightweight clash on Friday. Mexico’s lefty Lopez (19-8) ventured to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario and kept the hard-hitting Garden Grove fighter Roman (24-2-1) outside of the firing zone to gain the win. The mostly pro-Roman crowd was stymied. Lop...

Top Rank on ESPN: Valdez and Ramirez Overcome Tough Opponents

Top Rank on ESPN: Valdez and Ramirez Overcome Tough Opponents

By: The Sweet Science Sep 23 2017

Top Rank Boxing was at the Tucson Convention Center in Arizona and on ESPN this past Friday night with a full card of fights headlined by two world title bouts. In the featured attractions, WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez successfully defended their belts via unanimous decisions but both survived anxious moments in tough fights w...

How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

By: Frank Lotierzo Sep 19 2017

During the early days of the gloved era and probably before, managers and promoters would slip reporters money or buy them dinners and drinks - with a wink and a smile -- to get their fighters some needed positive publicity. Today things are too regulated to go that route, although it seems some writers give certain fighters, for one reason or another, more glowing praise than they warrant. Regard...

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

By: Arne K. Lang Sep 18 2017

Henry Armstrong, active from 1931 to 1945, won the featherweight, welterweight, and lightweight world titles, in that order, in a day when there were only eight widely recognized weight classes. He briefly held all three belts simultaneously. During the course of his career he had a run of 27 straight knockouts and, in October of 1939, successfully defended his welterweight title five times in a s...

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Sep 18 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Earlier this month, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a stunning knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a 115-pound title fight. The loss capped a disappointing year for Gonzalez who also dropped a disputed decision to Sor Rungvisai in March. When the year began, many in the sport ranked Gonzalez at or near the top of the pound for pound list. The consecutive lo...

GGG-Canelo: In the Court of Public Opinion the Hung Jury Smacks of Injustice

GGG-Canelo: In the Court of Public Opinion the Hung Jury Smacks of Injustice

By: Bernard Fernandez Sep 17 2017

You don’t have to be a boxing fan to understand the confusion that is sometimes attendant to the intricacies of the legal process. Imagine you’re a regular viewer of Court TV, and you’ve followed a particular case as if it were first-run episodes of your favorite television show. You have dispassionately weighed all the evidence that was presented during the trial and decided that the prosec...

Canelo vs Triple G Results – They Duel To A Draw

Canelo vs Triple G Results – They Duel To A Draw

By: Miguel Iturrate Sep 17 2017

Canelo vs Triple G Results - The T-Mobile Arena in Las vegas hosted HBO pay-per-view on Saturday night as boxing fans finally got the Saul Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin middleweight showdown. The IBF, WBA and WBC belts belonging to Golovkin were on the line and from the start you could see the gravitas on Triple G's face. Alvarez was cool and confident at the outset but as the fight entered the m...

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

By: The Sweet Science Sep 16 2017

Willie Monroe Jr. knew he was in hostile territory at Friday’s weigh-in when the seven-year-old son of his opponent kicked him in the balls. The opponent, Billy Joe Saunders, wasn’t quite as belligerent on the following night at the Copper Box Arena, but the elder Saunders did enough to retain his WBO middleweight title by a unanimous decision, turning away the invader from Rochester, New York...