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‘Rock’ Rahman and ‘The Rock,’ Marciano, Shared a Common Personality Quirk

‘Rock’ Rahman and ‘The Rock,’ Marciano, Shared a Common Personality Quirk

By: Bernard Fernandez Apr 21 2018

In at least one very significant way, two-time former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman has something in common with his more renowned predecessor upon boxing’s big-man throne, Rocky Marciano. Both held firm to the belief that cash in hand is actual money, but checks, bank drafts and even secured guarantees of future payments for their services constituted something of lesser valu...

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

Two Schools Of Thought on Tyson Fury’s Comeback

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 19 2018

Well, it's official, former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, 29, who hasn't fought since November of 2015, announced he'll be returning to the ring on June 9th at the Manchester Arena. The last time Fury laced them up he zigged and zagged and feinted the recognized top dog in the heavyweight division, Wladimir Klitschko, out of his IBF/WBO/WBA titles. No, Fury didn't remind anyone of Joe Louis, or Le...

Three Punch Combo: Davis vs. Cuellar Harks to Broner-Maidana and More

Three Punch Combo: Davis vs. Cuellar Harks to Broner-Maidana and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 16 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s) will look to regain a 130-pound title belt when he faces Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) this Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY. The brash young Davis is heavily favored but this fight has a lot of similarities to that of Adrien Broner’s upset defeat to Marcos Maidana in 2013. Make no mistake about it. Davis has an elite set of skills compared ...

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 12 2018

Longtime British boxing promoter Frank Warren has announced that former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 19 KOs) will return to the ring on June 9 at the Manchester Arena against an opponent to be named. Fury, who is 29 but looks older than his years, last fought on Nov. 25, 2015, when he ended the Wladimir Klitschko era, outpointing the Ukrainian in Dusseldorf, Germany. In Great B...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, April 6 edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, April 6 edition

By: Diego Morilla Apr 06 2018

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, April 6 edition The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by the writing staff of Zona de Boxeo and The Sweet Science, 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 @TSSboxingnew...

Diego’s Spit Bucket – Mauricio’s Olive Branch, Argentina’s Trailblazer and More

Diego’s Spit Bucket – Mauricio’s Olive Branch, Argentina’s Trailblazer and More

By: Diego Morilla Apr 05 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 STRANGE STEAKFELLOWS -- Canelo Alvarez has had his share of outside-the-ring fights, including an alleged aggression on a fellow boxer that almost landed him in jail. But his most public and bitter ...

Joshua-Wilder: The Fight that Everyone Wants to See That May Not Happen

Joshua-Wilder: The Fight that Everyone Wants to See That May Not Happen

By: Matt McGrain Apr 03 2018

Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder is the fight that everyone wants to see, a fight that both boxers are calling for, a fight that according to Joshua’s promoter and Wilder’s manager will be easy to make if the other side wants to do it. And yet it really might not happen. Here we take a look at why. Alphabet Politics “If this fight doesn’t happen in 2018,” Eddie Hearn has begun t...

Random Thoughts on PEDs Cheats, Dithering Referees and More

Random Thoughts on PEDs Cheats, Dithering Referees and More

By: Bernard Fernandez Apr 02 2018

Somewhat lost in the boxing world’s understandable fascination with this past weekend’s Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker heavyweight unification  showdown in Cardiff, Wales, was the result of the top undercard bout, in which Russian heavy Alexander Povetkin, ranked No. 1 by both the WBA and WBO, totally dominated David Price, the former contender from England, en route to a fifth-round stoppage. ...

With Joshua-Wilder Now Close to a 50-50 Fight, It Must Be Next

With Joshua-Wilder Now Close to a 50-50 Fight, It Must Be Next

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 01 2018

This past weekend WBA/IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua 21-0 (20) won a lackluster unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 119-109) over WBO title holder Joseph Parker 24-1 (18) in what may have been one of the worst officiated fights ever. Joshua now holds three of the four major title belts with only the WBC version held by Deontay Wilder 40-0 (39-0) eluding him. I saw it 117-111 Joshua. For...

Fast Results from Cardiff: Joshua Outpoints Parker

Fast Results from Cardiff: Joshua Outpoints Parker

By: Arne K. Lang Mar 31 2018

Today’s match between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in Wales was the first unification bout between undefeated title holders since Mike Tyson defended his WBA and WBC belts against IBF title-holder Tony Tucker in 1987. When it was over, Joshua had a third strap to wrap around his waist, but the Kiwi achieved a moral victory of sorts by becoming the first man to go the ...