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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. ...

Boxers Who Enjoyed Career Success After A Dip

Boxers Who Enjoyed Career Success After A Dip

By: Ted Sares Oct 03 2017

Widely recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez was on the cusp of achieving some major milestones and then disaster struck. Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai outpointed him in a close fight and then knocked him out in the rematch. Can Chocolatito bounce back? Time will tell, but he can take encouragement from the examples of the fighters listed b...

About Mandalay Bay

About Mandalay Bay

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 02 2017

Mandalay Bay sits at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. It is part of the MGM Grand consortium which owns all of the hotel-casinos at this end of the Strip with the exception of the Tropicana. Branded as a 43-story luxury resort, Mandalay Bay is connected by a monorail to the Luxor and the Excalibur, sister properties directly north of it. The Excalibur sits catty-cornered to the gargantuan MGM...

Keeping Boxing in Perspective

Keeping Boxing in Perspective

By: Ted Sares Sep 24 2017

So far, 2017 has been a spectacular year for boxing with the best fighting the best in great fights and with still more to come. Exciting fights seem to occur every week. In short, it’s been an aficionado’s dream year. However, a series of happenings once again has dampened things and has put our country and close neighbors on edge. Unlike the deadly events that occurred in 2016 including the ...

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Sep 18 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Earlier this month, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a stunning knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a 115-pound title fight. The loss capped a disappointing year for Gonzalez who also dropped a disputed decision to Sor Rungvisai in March. When the year began, many in the sport ranked Gonzalez at or near the top of the pound for pound list. The consecutive lo...

Ringside Report: A Sudden End to a Spirited Skirmish as Rojas KOs Marrero

Ringside Report: A Sudden End to a Spirited Skirmish as Rojas KOs Marrero

By: Arne K. Lang Sep 16 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Fight fans in Las Vegas for Saturday’s big boxing event were served appetizers on Friday in an oversized ballroom at the MGM Grand. In the main go of the Golden Boy Promotions card on ESPN, Puerto Rico's Jesus M Rojas (26-1-2, 1 ND,19 KOs) connected with a left hook coming off the ropes late in the seventh round to put a sudden end to an entertaining skirmish with Claudio Marrer...

The Journey of GGG and Canelo Part Two

The Journey of GGG and Canelo Part Two

By: David A. Avila Sep 14 2017

Deep in an area called Mira Loma, near Riverside, California, prizefighters from Mexico regularly congregated in an outdoor gym made of aluminum siding in the early 2000s. Trainer Jose “Chepo” Reynoso often brought his fighters from Guadalajara, Mexico to the gym owned by Willy Silva. They formed a bond and friendship that still lasts to this day. One autumn day the veteran trainer broug...

40 Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their Favorite Round of Boxing

40 Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their Favorite Round of Boxing

By: Ted Sares Sep 06 2017

PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES: In previous stories, we asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing book, favorite fight, and favorite fighter. This article closes the book on this series. Listing our respondents alphabetically, Part Two of “Favorite Round” opens with the contribution of award-winning HBO broadcaster Jim Lampley, a 2015 inductee into the International Boxing Hall o...

Three Punch Combo: Margarito, Roman, Benavidez, Inoue and More

Three Punch Combo: Margarito, Roman, Benavidez, Inoue and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Sep 05 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Last week was a slow week in the sport but there were two significant fights. On Saturday, Sept. 2, Antonio Margarito (41-8, 27 KO’s) scored a somewhat controversial technical decision win against veteran Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KO’s) in a 154-pound contest. Also, Daniel Roman (23-2-1, 9 KO’s) captured a 122-pound belt scoring an impressive ninth round stoppage of the ...

What Was Your Favorite Round of Boxing? 40 Notables Share Their Picks

What Was Your Favorite Round of Boxing? 40 Notables Share Their Picks

By: Ted Sares Sep 02 2017

PART ONE (A-K) OF A TWO-PART SERIES -- This is round four, so to speak, of our survey. We previously asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing book, favorite fighter, and favorite fights. The respondents are listed in alphabetical order, but as the architect of the survey, I have the privilege of weighing in first. My favorite round of boxing was the 10th and last round of the fi...