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Part of Hagler’s Great Legacy Is Remaining at 160

Part of Hagler’s Great Legacy Is Remaining at 160

By: Frank Lotierzo May 24 2018

Marvin Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champ from 1980 to 1987. It's hard to fathom he just turned 64 (May 23rd), but from what I've seen he still looks great. And like most all-time greats, the further away we get from his prime the more dominant he looks in hindsight. Hagler also has a huge fan base and his fans are very adamant about defending his legacy. And if ever there was a fighter ...

A Paean to Sugar Ray Leonard: One of The Greatest Living P4P Boxers

A Paean to Sugar Ray Leonard: One of The Greatest Living P4P Boxers

By: Frank Lotierzo May 15 2018

Sugar Ray Leonard turns 62 on Thursday, May 17th. Beginning in 2007, when Floyd Mayweather emerged as an A-lister, Leonard’s name was often in the news. That’s because he was the man that Mayweather was most often measured against historically. An Olympic gold medalist and five division titlist, Leonard fought consistently between 1977 and 1982 and then sporadically from 1984-97 and had a c...

Wanheng Menayothin Equals Mayweather’s 50-0: A Hollow “Achievement”

Wanheng Menayothin Equals Mayweather’s 50-0: A Hollow “Achievement”

By: Matt McGrain May 02 2018

On May 2, in Rachasima, Thailand, Wanheng Menayothin, also known as Chayaphon Moonsri, equalled Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 by dispatching Panamanian Leroy Estrada in five rounds. A youthful and spritely southpaw, Estrada had talked a good fight in the days preceding this contest and probably he delivered on his words in the first, out-working Menayothin and landing several stiff jabs and a clutc...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Two, 40-31

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Two, 40-31

By: Matt McGrain Apr 09 2018

Most fascinating to me about Part Two is the rude intrusion of no fewer than four great flyweights into the bantamweight mix. At first, I was surprised, and even a little alarmed by this, as though their grouping was part of some unconscious bias either for or against them, but in fact their bunching together like this makes sense. Each of these men did the most serious damage of his career dow...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

By: Matt McGrain Apr 02 2018

Research for the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time was more time consuming and expensive than even the Fifty Greatest Featherweights of all time. Expensive because online resources don’t stock footage of the greatest fighters to have mixed it at 118lbs in the same way they do the other divisions, meaning I had to hunt down more footage; more time consuming because my personal knowledge...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Notes on Roberto Duran Jr, Ismael Salas and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Notes on Roberto Duran Jr, Ismael Salas and More

By: Diego Morilla Mar 30 2018

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Follow us every week at #SBatTSS and @TSSboxingnews Roberto Duran Jr. Begins the Long Road to Emulate his Father With an excessive media fanfare in spite of his young 27 years, Roberto Duran Jr. (pictured) made his professional boxing debut last w...

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....