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Media Day in L.A. for the Jan. 27 Fight Card at The Forum

Media Day in L.A. for the Jan. 27 Fight Card at The Forum

By: David A. Avila Jan 18 2018

LOS ANGELES-Ferdinand Kerobyan can’t wait to step inside the boxing ring at the Inglewood Forum. It’s been 13 years in the making for this upcoming moment. “It’s just a dream come true,” said North Hollywood’s Kerobyan (pictured) who has been preparing for more than a decade to fight on a major fight card. Welterweight prospect Kerobyan is part of several tightly matched prize fi...

“Superfly 2” on HBO: The L.A. Kickoff

“Superfly 2” on HBO: The L.A. Kickoff

By: David A. Avila Jan 17 2018

LOS ANGELES - Several of the participants of “Superfly 2” gathered on Tuesday including Juan Francisco Estrada, Brian Viloria, Carlos Cuadras and McWilliams Arroyo at the Palm Restaurant. In the kickoff to 360 Promotions inaugural boxing event Tom Loeffler has compiled another strong boxing card with many of the best super flyweights to face each other on Feb. 24, at the Inglewood Forum in ...

Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 17 2018

According to multiple reports, IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets suffered a hand injury in training and his Feb. 10 bout with Mikey Garcia at the Alamodome in San Antonio is off. Moreover, the entire card – a deep card with an international flavor -- has been postponed. At least that’s the word from co-promoter Richard Schaefer. In a conversation with ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Schaefer said...

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 16 2018

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the Minnesota Vikings advanced to the NFL championship game with a 29-24 triumph over the New Orleans Saints. Minnesota was dead in the water, or so it seemed, when New Orleans kicked a field goal with 29 ticks left on the clock to go up by a point, but the Vikings pulled it out with a 61-yard TD pass-and-run as time expired. The stunning denouement – the first walk-off TD in...

Easter Needs to Shine Against Fortuna to Get Mikey Garcia’s Attention

Easter Needs to Shine Against Fortuna to Get Mikey Garcia’s Attention

By: Frank Lotierzo Jan 15 2018

He's been saying WBC lightweight champ Mikey Garcia fears him, but I believe it's more about money than anything resembling fear. But I understand why IBF lightweight title holder Robert Easter 20-0 (14) has been spouting off, dropping Garcia's name. Easter is undefeated, holds a legitimate title, and the only names you hear regarding the elite lightweights are Garcia 37-0 (30) and WBA title holde...

It’s Official: Joshua vs. Parker Goes March 31 in Cardiff, Wales

It’s Official: Joshua vs. Parker Goes March 31 in Cardiff, Wales

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 14 2018

A heavyweight title unification match between WBA/IBF champion Anthony Joshua and WBO titlist Joseph Parker has been in the works for some time. This morning (Sunday, Jan. 14) it was confirmed. Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) and Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) will lock horns on Saturday, March 31, at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. And, as the cliché goes, someone’s “O” will have to go. Joshua wil...

Errol Spence Should Have Everyone Talking After Fighting Lamont Peterson

Errol Spence Should Have Everyone Talking After Fighting Lamont Peterson

By: Frank Lotierzo Jan 13 2018

It went back and forth between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao until Floyd conclusively beat Manny in May of 2015 and then it was Mayweather. After Mayweather, Andre Ward was considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing after he beat Sergey Kovalev. Ward further endorsed that sentiment when he stopped Kovalev seven months later in their rematch. Shortly thereafter, Ward retired from bo...

Ringside Report From Verona: Ergashev Sparkles and Shields Marches On

Ringside Report From Verona: Ergashev Sparkles and Shields Marches On

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jan 13 2018

Although she did not get the knockout she desired, Clarissa Shields (5-0, 2 KO’s) successfully defended her 168-pound title belts with a dominant unanimous decision win against Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KO’s) on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, NY. Nelson was game throughout but completely outgunned and outclassed by Shields who won by margins of 100-90 on all...

Boxing in the United States 2016-17: A Geographic Breakdown

Boxing in the United States 2016-17: A Geographic Breakdown

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 12 2018

 The U.S. Constitution requires the President to periodically go before Congress and address “The State of the Union.” The oration, customarily delivered in January, always touches upon the state of the economy. What follows are the results of a study that yield something akin to a “State of the Union” address for professional boxing in the United States. I think we can all agree that ...

Media Day in Indio: GGG, Belasco, and Lucas Matthysse at the Forum

Media Day in Indio: GGG, Belasco, and Lucas Matthysse at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jan 11 2018

A new year brings new tidings about mega fights, old venues and an upcoming televised fight card this month. Deep in the Coachella Desert a few prizefighters from the Golden Boy Promotions stable gathered with the media at the Indio Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Jan. 11. Also in attendance was Golden Boy’s president Eric Gomez. The titular head of Golden Boy told various media outlets t...