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A Sudden Surge of Retirements: Uchiyama, Miura, and Juan Manuel Marquez

A Sudden Surge of Retirements: Uchiyama, Miura, and Juan Manuel Marquez

By: David A. Avila Aug 16 2017

No other sport or entertainment industry compares to prizefighting. When its participants retire it’s a time for celebration of their noble contributions. Every year a few even give their lives for the sport. Across the globe three professional boxers hung up their gloves this past week, two from the island nation of Japan and one from Mexico. Two countries that when mixed together in the ...

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Aug 08 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This past week, we saw Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s) move a step closer to another crack at a world title belt with his majority decision win against tough contender Bryan Vasquez (35-3, 19 KO’s). Beltran’s story is a unique one in modern day boxing. He suffered several losses, including some by knockout, before finally finding himself and earning a world title shot...

Juan LaPorte and the Mysterious Death of Salvador Sanchez

Juan LaPorte and the Mysterious Death of Salvador Sanchez

By: Jose Corpas Jul 23 2017

It was close to noon on August 12, 1982 when the radio blurted out four times in Spanish, “Salvador Sanchez is dead - I repeat – Salvador Sanchez is dead!” Each time the announcer repeated those words, my jaw sank lower and lower. Weeks later, at the corner store, at Vinny’s barbershop around the corner, and on every stoop on the block, everyone still shook their heads in disbelief. In our...

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jul 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- There were several significant bouts this past weekend and with that several good performances. Let’s get the crystal ball out and look to what may lie in store in the near future for some of the winners. Omar Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KO’s) may have had the best performance of the weekend with his third round knockout victory against Robert Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KO’s) ...

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

By: Thomas Hauser Jul 16 2017

THE HAUSER REPORT -- It was a good night for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island in New York but a bad night for fighters from Long Island. That in a nutshell summarizes the fight cards that were televised on July 15 by HBO and FOX. Seanie Monaghan and Joe Smith are “throwback fighters.” Each man grew up on Long island and still lives there. In the 1940s, they would have be...

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jul 16 2017

INGLEWOOD, CALIF.-WBC super featherweight titlist Miguel Berchelt proved his win was not a fluke and led the fight card with a successful defense of his world title against the super aggressive Takashi Miura of Japan on Saturday. A crowd of 5,846 at the Forum saw two super featherweight title fights including Mexico’s Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) retain the belt with a 12 round unanimous decision ...

So Who’s Your Favorite Boxer? 15 Sage Boxing Buffs Make Their Picks

So Who’s Your Favorite Boxer? 15 Sage Boxing Buffs Make Their Picks

By: Ted Sares Jul 12 2017

Recently this question was posed to me and my answer was almost Pavlovian. Vasyl Lomachenko is my favorite because of his athleticism and reflexes. I was then asked who my all-time favorite was and again I answered without hesitation: Bob Satterfield, a Chicago heavyweight back in the day. He was a chill-or-be chilled type and that made him Mr. Excitement and therefore my favorite. As a matter ...

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next for Boxing’s Ukrainian Hit Squad?

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next for Boxing’s Ukrainian Hit Squad?

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 11 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Oleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk each scored solid wins on Saturday night in their respective showcases on HBO. The future looks bright for both and they have interesting options for their next big engagements. On his rise up the cruiserweight division, Usyk (pictured) received a lot of buzz from hardcore fans. Though his last three performances have all been relatively...

Sosa Isn’t On Lomachenko’s Level But Won’t Be Awed By The Moment

Sosa Isn’t On Lomachenko’s Level But Won’t Be Awed By The Moment

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 05 2017

LOMACHENKO VS SOSA -- No, he's not nearly as big of an underdog as Buster Douglas was the night he shocked the boxing world with a stunning 10th round knockout of undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, but no one gives Jason Sosa 20-1-4 a chance to upset WBO junior lightweight title holder Vasyl Lomachenko 7-1 (5). Today boxing is more of a business than anything else - something that doesn't...

Looking Back With Fresh Eyes, the Right Guy Won the Hagler-Leonard Fight

Looking Back With Fresh Eyes, the Right Guy Won the Hagler-Leonard Fight

By: Jeffrey Freeman Apr 04 2017

MY HAGLER-LEONARD NOTEBOOK REVISITED -- Thirty years later, some people still can't understand why Marvelous Marvin Hagler walked away from boxing in total disgust after losing his world middleweight championship by split decision to a comebacking Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 6, 1987. Was it as simple as Leonard's apparent refusal to ever grant Hagler a rematch? That was surel...