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The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part 4, 20-11

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part 4, 20-11

By: Matt McGrain Apr 24 2018

I need to talk to you about George Dixon. I placed him at number four on my featherweight list. He made double-figures for title defenses at this poundage and he conquered many excellent featherweights in what was a stacked era. The weight limit is a confusing issue around this time as the featherweight and bantamweight limits seem almost interchangeable as various champions and promoters shuff...

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up, April 22

Sunday Report Card: The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up, April 22

By: Diego Morilla Apr 22 2018

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...

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

Spike O’Sullivan Got Stranded at the Altar Once Again

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 20 2018

Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan knows what it’s like to be stranded at the altar. Back in January, it was announced that O’Sullivan would fight Daniel Jacobs at Barclays Center on April 28, but then Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn did an about-face and dumped Spike in favor of Poland’s Maciej Sulecki. More recently, it seemed that Sullivan was a virtual shoo-in to challenge middleweight kingpin...

Sunday Report Card, April 8 : The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday Report Card, April 8 : The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up

By: Diego Morilla Apr 08 2018

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...

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Wins Big at the ‘360’ Premiere in Hollywood

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Wins Big at the ‘360’ Premiere in Hollywood

By: David A. Avila Mar 28 2018

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-Nothing like a Hollywood premiere to introduce a new star on the horizon as Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin produced a knockout in front of a star-studded crowd on Tuesday evening. Martin (21-0,12 KOs) tantalized a crowd of several hundred people at the world famous Avalon theater in knocking out Luis Florez (23-9, 19 KOs). It was also 360 Promotions opening fight show in the city...

3 Punch Combo: The Indomitable Don King, a Red Flag for Ryan Garcia and More

3 Punch Combo: The Indomitable Don King, a Red Flag for Ryan Garcia and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Mar 27 2018

Three Punch Combo -- Earlier this month, Don King promoted fighter Amir Imam (21-2, 18 KO’s) dropped a hard fought 12-round unanimous decision to Jose Carlos Ramirez (22-0, 16 KO’s) for a vacant 140-pound title belt. Many in boxing believed Imam was King’s last stand in the sport and his defeat would essentially send the bombastic promoter away from boxing. But much like when a similar ob...

Teenage Sensation Ryan Garcia Sparkles at Fantasy Springs

Teenage Sensation Ryan Garcia Sparkles at Fantasy Springs

By: David A. Avila Mar 22 2018

INDIO, Ca.-Crowds gathered hours before the sold out event opened its doors and then saw Ryan Garcia unload a lethal left hook to end the fight in less than three minutes against Mexico’s Fernando Vargas on Thursday. Fans erupted in cheers. Teenage sensation Garcia (14-0, 13 KOs) continued the knockout streak and repelled challenger Vargas’ (33-16-3, 24 KOs) attempt to wrest the Junior N...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket — Argilagos Defects, Trinidad’s Travails and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket — Argilagos Defects, Trinidad’s Travails and More

By: Diego Morilla Mar 21 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 Cuban two-time amateur champ Joahnys Argilagos defects to the US The defection of young amateur star Joahnys Argilagos (pictured) and the sudden illness of his teammate Yosbany Veitia conspired a...

This Day in Boxing History: Sammy Angott Defeats 62-0 Willie Pep

This Day in Boxing History: Sammy Angott Defeats 62-0 Willie Pep

By: Tamas Pradarics Mar 19 2018

75 years ago today, on March 19, 1943, two of the best fighters in boxing faced off in a 10-round non-title bout. Willie Pep was the reigning featherweight titleholder while Sammy Angott was a former lightweight king returning from a very brief retirement. On this day, a Friday, the sun rose on a special fight day in New York. When the day was over, another memorable event had been added to the ri...

The Hauser Report: St. Patrick’s Day at Madison Square Garden

The Hauser Report: St. Patrick’s Day at Madison Square Garden

By: Thomas Hauser Mar 18 2018

Some observations on the St. Patrick’s Day fight card promoted by Top Rank. Irish Olympian Michael Conlan (the only Irishman on the card) was the big ticket seller. Super-lightweight Jose Ramirez (pictured on the left) was the big winner. And everything unfolded in the shadow of the announcement that ESPN will stream twelve Top Rank fight cards (including Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn) on ES...