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Two Big Fights in England Embellish a Grand Boxing Weekend

Two Big Fights in England Embellish a Grand Boxing Weekend

By: Arne K. Lang Sep 15 2017

Saturday’s big shebang in Las Vegas has diverted the spotlight from two important boxing shows in England. At the Copper Box Arena in London, Billy Joe Saunders defends his version of the middleweight title against Willie Monroe Jr. in a battle of southpaws. At the Echo Arena in Liverpool, hometown hero Callum Smith meets Sweden’s Erik Skoglund in a battle of unbeatens. The winner advances to ...

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...

GGG-Canelo: The Relative Silence Has Been Deafening

GGG-Canelo: The Relative Silence Has Been Deafening

By: Bernard Fernandez Sep 13 2017

No matter what happens Saturday night when Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez square off in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, there will be comparisons drawn between a showdown eagerly anticipated by so-called boxing purists and the one that occurred three weeks earlier, in which the sport’s reigning pay-per-view king, Floyd Mayweather Jr., scored a 10th-round stoppage of UFC sensation Conor McGrego...

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...

Usyk-Huck Redux: The Ukrainian Has It All

Usyk-Huck Redux: The Ukrainian Has It All

By: Matt McGrain Sep 11 2017

It is fitting that the Cruiserweight World Boxing Super Series tournament opened with a brutal and impressive Oleksandr Usyk victory because barring injury it will also end with one. The Ukrainian, full of the swagger and poise that was missing from his points victory over Mike Hunter five months ago, stopped the veteran Serbian Marco Huck in ten rounds in the Max Schmeling Halle in Germany on ...

Golovkin’s Career Legacy Rides On Beating Canelo

Golovkin’s Career Legacy Rides On Beating Canelo

By: Frank Lotierzo Sep 11 2017

For years I've maintained fighters who are perceived as being a certified life-taker because of their overload of punching power, are often overrated. And they often get the benefit of the doubt in hypothetical match ups with future opponents they'll eventually meet down the road. Their impressive knockouts leave an unforgettable impression on those watching them, and until they've been defeated i...

Oleksandr Usyk Halts Marco Huck : Not Close, But Here’s a Cigar

Oleksandr Usyk Halts Marco Huck : Not Close, But Here’s a Cigar

By: Phil Woolever Sep 10 2017

BERLIN- Oleksandr Usyk displayed the overall excellence. Marco Huck provided the heart. Their entertaining, though generally one-sided battle got the World Boxing Super Series off to a solid start as Usyk notched a TKO at 2:18 of the 10th round and snuffed Huck’s comeback dream. “I promised to finish it inside the distance and I did,” said Usyk, flashing the tight grin he displayed all we...

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...

Usyk – Huck Preview: Two Way Fireworks or One Way Down?

Usyk – Huck Preview: Two Way Fireworks or One Way Down?

By: Phil Woolever Aug 31 2017

BERLIN BRAWLING: Whatever glories or debacle may unfold when cruiserweights Oleksandr Usyk and Marco Huck collide September 9th, opening night of the World Boxing Super Series promises a big bang kick off. Whether related noise comes from the substantial underdog Huck making a real fight of it or from his torso slamming onto the canvas, there will definitely be decibels of destruction. A maj...

Will GGG’s Patience Pay Off on Sept. 16 vs. Canelo?

Will GGG’s Patience Pay Off on Sept. 16 vs. Canelo?

By: Bernard Fernandez Aug 31 2017

Abel Sanchez was recalling his first fight as the new trainer of Gennady Golovkin, who had come to him at the relatively advanced age of 28 in the hope of turning around a professional boxing career that had seemingly stalled. Oh, sure, the silver medalist for Kazakhstan at the 2004 Athens Olympics was 18-0 with 15 knockouts, but he felt his German promotional company, Universum, was not treating ...