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Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?

By: Matt Andrzejewski May 28 2017

 THREE PUNCH COMBO: Errol Spence Jr. scored an impressive knockout victory against Kell Brook on Saturday to take Brook’s IBF welterweight title. Both fighters now face interesting possibilities as they move forward in their respective careers. Spence, who entered the fight with a lot of questions, not only showcased his tremendous skills but proved he has a very good chin as well as the wil...

Friday Boxing Recaps: Storylines from Chicago, Boca Raton, and Cardiff

Friday Boxing Recaps: Storylines from Chicago, Boca Raton, and Cardiff

By: The Sweet Science May 27 2017

Hampered by the twin detriments of bad weather and a card consisting of foreseeably one-sided fights, Friday’s Top Rank show at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion played to a sea of empty seats. Perhaps 4,000 were in attendance when Northern Ireland’s Michael Conlan stepped into the ring for his second professional fight. Conlan had no difficulty disposing of Tijuana’s Alfredo Chanez. A body shot coll...

In an Under the Radar Fight, Orlando Salido Takes a Risky “Tune-Up”

In an Under the Radar Fight, Orlando Salido Takes a Risky “Tune-Up”

By: Arne K. Lang May 26 2017

It’s a fight that’s gone almost completely under the radar in the English-speaking world, but Orlando Salido returns to the squared circle on Saturday, May 27, in the city of Obregon in Sonora, Mexico. A true warrior in the mold of such legendary hell-for-leather fighters as Stanley Ketchel, Rocky Graziano, Mathew Saad Muhammad, and Arturo Gatti, Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs) opposes Columbia’s A...

Crawford is Boxing’s P4P King. As for Number 2, Let the Debate Begin

Crawford is Boxing’s P4P King. As for Number 2, Let the Debate Begin

By: Frank Lotierzo May 25 2017

I've been at this point for over a year now, and for the past five months on the Boxing Channel with host Miguel Iturrate, I've been making the case that Terence Crawford, not Vasyl Lomacheno, Andre Ward or Gennady Golovkin, is the most complete and best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. After watching him dismantle former Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz, whose corner stopped the massacre after ...

Golden Boy Prospects Pass Tests in Santa Monica Beach

Golden Boy Prospects Pass Tests in Santa Monica Beach

By: David A. Avila May 25 2017

It’s a collaboration that happens annually now between Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya during the end of spring. For the eighth time Sugar Ray Foundation and Golden Boy Promotions staged the benefit for diabetes but this time at the Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Last year it was in Hollywood, but the change in location to the beach hotel didn’t diminish the star quality. The ...

Maybe Errol Spence is the `Phenom’ Who Truly Deserves That Moniker

Maybe Errol Spence is the `Phenom’ Who Truly Deserves That Moniker

By: Bernard Fernandez May 24 2017

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “phenom” as “A person of phenomenal ability or promise.” The Oxford dictionary more or less employs the same terminology: “A person who is outstandingly talented or admired, especially an up-and-comer.” Meet welterweight contender Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr., boxing’s phenom of the moment. Fight fans who have seen him in action are willi...

The Year 2009 Was a Year of Shock and Sadness in Boxing

The Year 2009 Was a Year of Shock and Sadness in Boxing

By: Ted Sares May 24 2017

It started in the early morning hours of April 27, 2009, when former WBA heavyweight champion Greg Page, 50, died at home in Louisville. His death was consistent with positional asphyxia, an inability to breathe because of body position. "He had a hospital bed at home, and he slid out, which he has done before," said Jim Wesley, a Jefferson County deputy coroner. "His head was lodged between the r...

Inoue Treads Water, Yaegashi Betrayed by Old Legs in Japan

Inoue Treads Water, Yaegashi Betrayed by Old Legs in Japan

By: Matt McGrain May 24 2017

Another big weekend of boxing has passed in Japan but it seems the boxing juggernaut that is The Land of the Rising Sun is losing steam. Pound-for-pounder and super-flyweight number one Naoya Inoue fought the main event in the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo on Sunday night but his opponent reeked of alphabet-strap mandatory. Mexican Ricardo Rodriguez was 16-3 going in and his marginal claim to fame b...

Loews Santa Monica Hosts the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Fight Card

Loews Santa Monica Hosts the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Fight Card

By: David A. Avila May 23 2017

Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the great icons of boxing, remains a powerful figure in the sports world. Though he has not fought in 20 years the former great remains an ambassador for prizefighting and as a fighter for a great cause. Riley & Co. presents its eighth annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” charity boxing night in Santa Monica, Calif. on Wednesday May 24. Proceeds from the event w...

Watching Mayweather Pilot Gervonta Davis’s Career Will Be Fascinating

Watching Mayweather Pilot Gervonta Davis’s Career Will Be Fascinating

By: Frank Lotierzo May 22 2017

His promoter and friend is the recently retired pound-for-pound champ, Floyd Mayweather, and he's known in some boxing circles as "Mini Mike Tyson." His name is Gervonta Davis 18-0 (17) and he currently holds the IBF junior lightweight title. This past weekend he made his first title defense and destroyed the UK's Liam Walsh in three-rounds. Walsh entered the bout 21-0 but he was no threat to Davi...