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Notes and Nuggets by Thomas Hauser

Notes and Nuggets by Thomas Hauser

By: Thomas Hauser Feb 11 2018

On September 27, 2014, adult glamour model Jordan Carver and adult film star Melanie Muller entered a boxing ring in Dusseldorf, Germany, and did battle over four heated rounds. Their encounter could be dismissed as taking place far beyond the outer fringe of boxing but for one notable fact. The ring announcer was Michael Buffer. Carver was born in Germany in 1986. According to Wikipedia, sh...

Time to Get Reel: A Look at Upcoming Boxing Films

Time to Get Reel: A Look at Upcoming Boxing Films

By: Jose Corpas Feb 10 2018

The first elaborate ring entrance by a high-profile fighter took place on the big screen. One year before Muhammad Ali walked down the aisle to face Earnie Shavers to the theme from Star Wars, Apollo Creed put on a George Washington wig, got on a fake boat, and made his way to the ring while the Marine’s Hymn played. More than forty years later, all fighters make grand entrances and the Rocky se...

They Said It…Dewdrops From 35 Years on the Boxing Beat, Part II

They Said It…Dewdrops From 35 Years on the Boxing Beat, Part II

By: Bernard Fernandez Jan 31 2018

When I went through my voluminous files for a compilation of some of the better quotes collected from my many years on the boxing beat, I figured it might be the start of a possible series of such odds ’n’ ends. The first installment was posted on TSS on Nov. 21 of last year. The timing seems about right for Part II. The veracity of any of the following comments is, of course, often a matter o...

Fantasy Fisticuffs: The Late Edwin Valero vs. Vasyl Lomachenko. Who Wins?

Fantasy Fisticuffs: The Late Edwin Valero vs. Vasyl Lomachenko. Who Wins?

By: Bernard Fernandez Jan 09 2018

Coulda, shoulda, woulda. It is the stuff dream fights are made of. What would have happened had Jack Dempsey fought Rocky Marciano, prime on prime? Or a Smoke and Iron pairing of Joe Frazier vs. Mike Tyson? Muhammad Ali against three-time Olympic champ Teofilo Stevenson? Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Sugar Ray Leonard from the deliciously rich, high-calorie dessert menu? The possibilities are endless....

2017 Latino Boxing Round-Up: The Good, the Bad and the Rest

2017 Latino Boxing Round-Up: The Good, the Bad and the Rest

By: Diego Morilla Jan 03 2018

The year of 2017 is gone, and it has been a bittersweet one for Latino fighters across the world. We’ve gone from having a Nicaraguan flyweight at the very top of the pound-for-pound ranks to seeing some of the biggest names in boxing in decades retire without affording us the pleasure of one last epic battle to watch. Sure, the future looks as bright as ever, but 2017 will be remembered as one ...

“What if?” Scenarios Involving Mayweather: It’s a Generational Thing

“What if?” Scenarios Involving Mayweather: It’s a Generational Thing

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 20 2017

In the age of social media there's nothing more common on boxing threads than "What If" polls and discussions pitting great fighters from different eras. One of the more common ones thrown out for banter is pitting prime Sugar Ray Leonard at 147 against Floyd Mayweather on his best night as a welterweight. It always draws a ton of attention and comments. The most recent Leonard vs. Mayweather s...

A Ringside Affair: Book Review by Thomas Hauser

A Ringside Affair: Book Review by Thomas Hauser

By: Thomas Hauser Dec 16 2017

James Lawton calls boxing “the world’s oldest and most embattled sport.” A Ringside Affair (Bloomsbury Publishing) recounts his sojourn through the sweet science as lead sportswriter for The Independent and Daily Express in London. Lawton’s remembrance begins with what he calls “the first significant fight’ he covered, the 1977 match-up between a fading Muhammad Ali and Earnie Shave...

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (Nov. 19 edition)

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (Nov. 19 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Nov 19 2017

The Sweet Science’s Diego Morilla compiles a full weekend wrap-up of the most relevant boxing events in the worldwide scene with short recaps, links to videos and other articles, and all the info you need to keep up with the week’s most important results. Every fight that matters is right here, in one place, and at one click away. Follow us every Sunday on Twitter at #SRCatTSS @TheSweetScience...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 17 edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 17 edition

By: Diego Morilla Nov 17 2017

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by Zona de Boxeo editor and TSS writer Diego Morilla, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TheSweetScience @Morillaboxing Flint, Michigan, Friday Nov. 17 Anthony Dirrell vs....

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Oct 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, it was formally announced that Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KO’s) would be facing Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in what Cotto is claiming will be his final professional fight. The choice of Ali as Cotto’s opponent raised a lot of eyebrows as many believed Cotto would select a more high profile opponent for his farewell fight. ...