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Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Dec 04 2017

In this new section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend, we compare our own previews with the way the actual fights went on, and we take your opinions and questions (along with those of special guests) to create a final analysis to another weekend of boxing. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TSSboxingnews , and se...

Cotto’s Farewell Fight Reminiscent of Other Disappointing Goodbyes

Cotto’s Farewell Fight Reminiscent of Other Disappointing Goodbyes

By: Bernard Fernandez Dec 03 2017

NEW YORK – It ended the way many had expected it would. There was Ali, moving well, landing crisp, clean shots, putting on the kind of performance the naysayers didn’t believe he was capable of delivering. Shortly after the final bell had rung, his hand was raised in victory in a historic bout that marked the conclusion of a legendary, Hall of Fame career. Except that this was not Dec. 11, ...

Sunday Report Card, Dec. 3: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday Report Card, Dec. 3: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

By: Diego Morilla Dec 03 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...

Fast Results From New York City: Sadam Ali Shocks Miguel Cotto

Fast Results From New York City: Sadam Ali Shocks Miguel Cotto

By: Arne K. Lang Dec 03 2017

Everything was in place for Miguel Cotto's farewell party. Here he was back at Madison Square Garden where he scored two of his most satisfying triumphs, avenging his bitter loss to Antonio Margarito in 2011 and capturing the lineal middleweight title with a dominant performance over Sergio Martinez in 2014. In the opposite corner was a hand-picked opponent, Sadam Ali, a sacrificial lamb said the ...

Ringside in Providence with Evander Holyfield: Toka TKOs Moralde

Ringside in Providence with Evander Holyfield: Toka TKOs Moralde

By: Jeffrey Freeman Dec 02 2017

PROVIDENCE,​ ​R.I.​ ​—​ ​Forgive​ ​me​ ​if​ ​this​ ​strikes​ ​you​ ​as​ ​fake​ ​news​ ​or​ ​even​ ​a​ ​true​ ​form​ ​of​ ​divine providence,​ ​but​ ​55​ ​year-old,​ ​former​ ​four-time​ ​world​ ​heavyweight​ ​champion​ ​Evander​ ​Holyfield​ ​is now​ ​officially​ ​retired​...

One Last Bow from Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto

One Last Bow from Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto

By: David A. Avila Dec 01 2017

It was two months before the World Trade Towers would no longer exist following a horrendous terrorist attack in New York City. A Los Angeles boxing card featured Roy Jones Jr. at the height of his power against Julio Gonzalez, a unification title fight in the light heavyweight division. On the same card making his California debut was Miguel Cotto. The Puerto Rican was being touted as the n...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 1st edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 1st edition

By: Diego Morilla Dec 01 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 Providence, R.I., Friday December 1st Toka Kahn Clary...

Golden Boy on ESPN: Lamont Roach Retains His Belt and Other Results

Golden Boy on ESPN: Lamont Roach Retains His Belt and Other Results

By: David A. Avila Dec 01 2017

Lamont Roach survived a severe body attack early in the fight with Philippine’s Rey Perez to kick into overdrive and win convincingly in retaining the WBC Youth Silver super featherweight title on Thursday. But for a brief hiccup it was touch and go. Roach (16-0, 6 KOs), with a little help from the referee, was able to ward off further body attacks by Perez (21-9, 6 KOs) in winning by unan...

Liberated From the Dustbin, Yuandale Evans is Making Up For Lost Time

Liberated From the Dustbin, Yuandale Evans is Making Up For Lost Time

By: Sean Nam Nov 30 2017

Sometimes, a loss in boxing really can set you back. In the case of Yuandale Evans, the first defeat of his career led to a near four-year absence from the ring, characterized by legal bungles, financial hardship, and enough downtime to cause rust to collect on the knuckles. “Boxing is a cruel sport, a cruel game,” Evans, 28, told The Sweet Science in a recent phone interview. “One los...

Ireland’s Aaron McKenna Debuts in NYC and Other Fight Chatter

Ireland’s Aaron McKenna Debuts in NYC and Other Fight Chatter

By: David A. Avila Nov 29 2017

Aaron McKenna, a tall rangy welterweight from Ireland, makes his pro debut on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Just two months after signing a contract with Golden Boy Promotions, the former amateur star from Monaghan, Ireland will enter the ring largely unknown to boxing fans in the U.S. but in the amateur world he was well known. McKenna, 18, fights Victor Eddy ...