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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. ...

Saquon Barkley Might Surpass Athletic Feats of Great-Uncle Iran Barkley

Saquon Barkley Might Surpass Athletic Feats of Great-Uncle Iran Barkley

By: Bernard Fernandez Oct 11 2017

The All-America junior tailback for the Penn State Nittany Lions, strong and swift at 5-foot-11 and a chiseled 229 pounds, is a force to be reckoned with when he runs inside the tackles, gaining impressive yardage after first contact and occasionally taking it all the way to the end zone if he finds a bit of open space. He is no less impressive when he goes wide, where his 4.38 speed in the 40-yar...

The Journey of Triple G and Canelo Part 1

The Journey of Triple G and Canelo Part 1

By: David A. Avila Sep 12 2017

Two warriors, one from Kazakhstan and the other from Mexico, are poised to battle before thousands in an arena and millions on television. It shows the international power of professional boxing. Many Americans will be watching and millions of other nationalities from around the world will be joining too when WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO middleweight titlist Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) c...

Remembering the Great Lightweight Champ Joe “Old Bones” Brown

Remembering the Great Lightweight Champ Joe “Old Bones” Brown

By: Bernard Fernandez Aug 21 2017

He had a common name and an elegant ring manner. His career is justly celebrated but also largely forgotten. Anyone seeking to summarize in a few concise sentences the life and times of long-reigning lightweight champion Joe “Old Bones” Brown, who was 71 when he passed away on Dec. 4, 1984, is apt to be frustrated. The New Orleans native who held the division record with 11 successful lightwei...

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 ...