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The Joshua-Klitschko Blockbuster: Birth of a New Era?

The Joshua-Klitschko Blockbuster: Birth of a New Era?

By: Matt McGrain Apr 25 2017

The narrative surrounding Anthony Joshua is the most familiar in all of boxing. Here is a young man caught up in the endless cycle of drugs and gangs that afflicts every major city in the world. A young man who hit the weights so he would continue to command the respect of his peers and who wound up in a boxing gym for similar reasons; a man whose own mother speculates darkly as to the path he wou...

The Hauser Report: Shawn Porter, Jermell Charlo, and More

The Hauser Report: Shawn Porter, Jermell Charlo, and More

By: Thomas Hauser Apr 24 2017

THE HAUSER REPORT -- The latest installment of “Brooklyn Boxing” was contested at Barclays Center on April 22. The main fight of the evening was a WBC “elimination” bout between Shawn Porter (26-2, 18 KOs) and Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) to determine the mandatory challenger for Keith Thurman’s 147-pound crown. In a co-featured bout, WBC 154-pound title-holder Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 ...

Ringside at the StubHub: Valdez, Ramirez, Magdaleno Triumphant

Ringside at the StubHub: Valdez, Ramirez, Magdaleno Triumphant

By: David A. Avila Apr 23 2017

CARSON, CALIF.-WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez wanted a thriller and Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga helped with 12 rounds of back and forth high level action that saw the champion retain the title by unanimous decision on Saturday. And once again an arena seemed to bring out the best in a world title fight. Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) walked into the StubHub Center looking to improve on a pre...

Quick Results from Brooklyn: Porter Wins Bloody Brawl on TKO 9

Quick Results from Brooklyn: Porter Wins Bloody Brawl on TKO 9

By: The Sweet Science Apr 22 2017

In a bloody and rather messy fight between two former 147-pound titlists, Shawn Porter improved to 27-2-1 with a ninth round stoppage of Andre Berto (31-5) in the main event of Saturday’s card at the Barclays Center. With the win, Porter put himself in line for a rematch with WBC/WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman. In his typical fashion, Porter repeatedly bull-rushed Berto into the rope...

Ringside Report: WBC #1 Heiland Dismantles Veron in a Corker

Ringside Report: WBC #1 Heiland Dismantles Veron in a Corker

By: Diego Morilla Apr 22 2017

QUILMES, BUENOS AIRES, ARG. -- It is difficult to expect something new when two fighters have faced each other in five previous opportunities, but that's exactly what Jorge Sebastian Heiland and Mateo Damian Veron gave us on Friday, April 21st in the town of Quilmes, in a back-and-forth, intense bout capped by a spectacular stoppage that puts Heiland back in the game for bigger challenges in the i...

Ruben Olivares and Chucho Castillo Are Forever Linked by Their Great Rivalry

Ruben Olivares and Chucho Castillo Are Forever Linked by Their Great Rivalry

By: The Sweet Science Apr 21 2017

DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TAMAS PRADARICS -- Rivalries always make boxing more popular. They help the sport borrow the attention of general sport fans who normally do not follow fist-fighting. Rivalries sometimes outlast complete generations of fight fans. Fathers tell tales about them to sons and the lineality flows on. There are celebrated ones. Everybody remembers the Al...

Power Hitters Lead Saturday’s Top Rank Show at StubHub

Power Hitters Lead Saturday’s Top Rank Show at StubHub

By: David A. Avila Apr 21 2017

TOP RANK BOXING AT THE "HUB" -- Power hitters arrive just in time to greet the heat at the venue known for making legendary fights. Spring heat will greet three world champions of Mexican descent and an Olympian plus a few others. WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez (21-0, 19 KOs) headlines the card with another title defense this time against Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga (25-1, 21 KOs) a...

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 21 2017

VERONA, NY -- In a fight of contrasting styles, Michael Perez (25-2-2) scored a somewhat controversial split decision against Marcelino Lopez (32-2-1) in a super lightweight contest. Two judges favored Perez by scores of 97-92 and 96-93 respectively while the other had it for Lopez 96-93. The decision was booed by the crowd at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino who thought that Lopez’s harder p...

Cincinnati Bad Boy Adrien Broner Arrested in a Bullet-Riddled SUV

Cincinnati Bad Boy Adrien Broner Arrested in a Bullet-Riddled SUV

By: The Sweet Science Apr 20 2017

INCORRIGIBLE ADRIEN BRONER -- According to various reports, welterweight contender Adrien Broner was arrested shortly after midnight today (April 20) and spent four hours in police custody before being released on bond. Broner was stopped and arrested by Covington, Kentucky police as he was crossing into Kentucky in a rented Chevrolet SUV and was turned over to Cincinnati police who detained him o...

Andre Berto Returns to Boxing’s Last Chance Corral

Andre Berto Returns to Boxing’s Last Chance Corral

By: Bernard Fernandez Apr 19 2017

In assessing his career, and boxing in general, Andre Berto makes a valid point. There are incredible highs and depressing lows, and those who step inside the ropes long enough and often enough should be prepared for either eventuality. “I’ve always wanted to feel everything that this game has to offer,” said the two-time former welterweight champion, who squares off against another oneti...