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Quick Results from Brooklyn: Porter Wins Bloody Brawl on TKO 9

Quick Results from Brooklyn: Porter Wins Bloody Brawl on TKO 9

By: The Sweet Science Apr 22 2017

In a bloody and rather messy fight between two former 147-pound titlists, Shawn Porter improved to 27-2-1 with a ninth round stoppage of Andre Berto (31-5) in the main event of Saturday’s card at the Barclays Center. With the win, Porter put himself in line for a rematch with WBC/WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman. In his typical fashion, Porter repeatedly bull-rushed Berto into the rope...

Ringside Report: WBC #1 Heiland Dismantles Veron in a Corker

Ringside Report: WBC #1 Heiland Dismantles Veron in a Corker

By: Diego Morilla Apr 22 2017

QUILMES, BUENOS AIRES, ARG. -- It is difficult to expect something new when two fighters have faced each other in five previous opportunities, but that's exactly what Jorge Sebastian Heiland and Mateo Damian Veron gave us on Friday, April 21st in the town of Quilmes, in a back-and-forth, intense bout capped by a spectacular stoppage that puts Heiland back in the game for bigger challenges in the i...

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

Ringside in Verona: Perez Wins an Unpopular Decision over Lopez

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 21 2017

VERONA, NY -- In a fight of contrasting styles, Michael Perez (25-2-2) scored a somewhat controversial split decision against Marcelino Lopez (32-2-1) in a super lightweight contest. Two judges favored Perez by scores of 97-92 and 96-93 respectively while the other had it for Lopez 96-93. The decision was booed by the crowd at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino who thought that Lopez’s harder p...

Andre Berto Returns to Boxing’s Last Chance Corral

Andre Berto Returns to Boxing’s Last Chance Corral

By: Bernard Fernandez Apr 19 2017

In assessing his career, and boxing in general, Andre Berto makes a valid point. There are incredible highs and depressing lows, and those who step inside the ropes long enough and often enough should be prepared for either eventuality. “I’ve always wanted to feel everything that this game has to offer,” said the two-time former welterweight champion, who squares off against another oneti...

Porter Needs to Make a Statement and Andre Berto Fits the Bill

Porter Needs to Make a Statement and Andre Berto Fits the Bill

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 19 2017

PORTER vs BERTO -- This Saturday’s WBC welterweight title eliminator between former title holders Andre Berto 31-4 (24) and Shawn Porter 26-2-1 (16) should be a fun fight to watch based on their last bouts. Last April, in his rematch with Victor Ortiz, Berto came off the deck to score a fourth round stoppage. This was five years after losing to Ortiz by a unanimous decision the first time they m...

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Thursday’s ESPN Event, Julius Indongo and More

Three Punch Combo: Notes on Thursday’s ESPN Event, Julius Indongo and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- It’s a point I keep harping on but good matchmaking makes good fights. And good fights bring back buzz to the sport which brings back the fans. Though the participants on Thursday’s Golden Boy show on ESPN are not the biggest names, they are solid fighters who are well matched and should provide excellent action in competitive fights. The main event is a super lightweig...

Let’s Put the Brakes on the Grandiose Statements Regarding Lomachenko

Let’s Put the Brakes on the Grandiose Statements Regarding Lomachenko

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 12 2017

LOMACHENKO MANIA -- In over 50 years of being obsessed by and closely following the sport of boxing I've never seen anything like the Vasyl Lomachenko fandom, by both those whose boxing aptitude and opinion I value and others I don't think so much of. It's mind boggling how so many are over the top for Lomachenko, as if we've never seen an off-the-chart talented fighter or murderous puncher before...

Malfunctioning Radar: The Tragic Fate of Wilfred Benitez

Malfunctioning Radar: The Tragic Fate of Wilfred Benitez

By: Jose Corpas Apr 11 2017

WILFRED BENITEZ, BOXING'S BOY WONDER -- They said he possessed radar. The military uses radar to detect enemy aircraft and guided missiles. Air traffic controllers and pilots rely on radar during heavy fog and darkness to keep 300,000-ton 747s from landing anywhere other than the runway. Traffic court judges say it’s infallible. Wilfred Benitez used his radar to slip the punches of some of the b...

Ringside Report: Ukrainian Invasion A Big Success

Ringside Report: Ukrainian Invasion A Big Success

By: Ronan Keenan Apr 09 2017

OXON HILL, Md. -- It's a tired cliche, but “the more things change, the more they stay the same” was an apt description for the boxing event at the new MGM National Harbor in Maryland on Saturday. Five years ago at the London Olympics three boxers from the Ukrainian team were waving their nation’s flag in celebration after capturing medals. In Maryland on Saturday, three members of that team...

Manny’s World Tour: What’s Next for the Pac-Man After Brisbane?

Manny’s World Tour: What’s Next for the Pac-Man After Brisbane?

By: Ted Sares Apr 05 2017

PACQUIAO'S FAREWELL TOUR -- Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) seems to be embarking on his final tour, but like the entertainer Cher, “final” doesn’t seem to mean final. After his April 2016 bout with Timothy Bradley where he bankrolled a $20 million purse plus his cut of Filipino TV money, Manny said he was retired "as of now.” Sure he was. Speaking of Cher, a 2002 Rolling Stone article estimate...