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Jermall Charlo Lying In Wait for Canelo-Golovkin Winner

Jermall Charlo Lying In Wait for Canelo-Golovkin Winner

By: Frank Lotierzo Jul 24 2017

In most boxing circles it's as if things are pretty much settled in the middleweight division, and it's just a matter of who comes out on top this coming September 16th. Yes, the winner of the title bout between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 49-1-1 (34) and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin 37-0 (33) will be assumed to be the fighter who reigns atop the food chain among boxing's elite 160-pounders.....or maybe not. ...

Robert Guerrero’s Journey from Gilroy to Las Vegas

Robert Guerrero’s Journey from Gilroy to Las Vegas

By: David A. Avila Jul 20 2017

When Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero first stepped into the prize ring, all I remember was a camel was involved. Thinking back on that day on April 22, 2001, a fighter by the name of Hector Camacho Jr. rode on the back of a camel into the outdoor lot of Fantasy Springs Casino. He was dressed like some kind of Arabian knight. On that same fight card Guerrero fought Alejandro Cruz who was also...

Career Definers: These Boxers Will Always Be Identified With These Bouts

Career Definers: These Boxers Will Always Be Identified With These Bouts

By: Ted Sares Jul 19 2017

Most boxers have that one (or two) fights that define their careers. Of course none can top Buster Douglas when it comes to that one fight that was the diamond sparkling in the sand. But others stand out as well. Here is a sampling: Rene Jacquot Frenchman Rene Jacquot (that’s him on the right) shocked the boxing world in 1989 when he upset WBC welterweight champion Donald Curry in Grenoble...

Mikey Garcia Prepares for Adrien Broner, a Weighty Challenge

Mikey Garcia Prepares for Adrien Broner, a Weighty Challenge

By: David A. Avila Jul 08 2017

There are champions and then there are champions. Some are content with protecting their title and their domain with the satisfaction of a fat cat with a ball of yarn. But others aren’t satisfied with ball of yarn content. Instead they constantly push the degree of danger in their lives. They invade other divisions where the opponents are bigger and hit much, much harder. Mikey Garcia like...

A Tale of Two Continents: Pacquiao and De La Hoya

A Tale of Two Continents: Pacquiao and De La Hoya

By: David A. Avila Jul 05 2017

In a tale of two continents two prizefighters of varying degrees fought in foreign lands: one a dimming superstar in the Australian continent and the other a brilliant prospect in the southern portion of South America. One was sent home bloodied and bowed, the other victorious and departing with pockets full of knowledge. Fighting overseas can be dangerous but fruitful. Manny “Pacman”...

The Pundits Weigh in On the Pacquiao-Horn Decision

The Pundits Weigh in On the Pacquiao-Horn Decision

By: The Sweet Science Jul 02 2017

In what several writers dubbed the eighth installment of the Rocky series, Jeff Horn upset Manny Pacquiao before 50,000-plus fans in his hometown of Brisbane. But this fairytale story was marred by the scoring of the judges. The social media page of the Queensland police was reportedly swamped with reports that a robbery had been committed. Both Horn and Pacquaio’s Wikipedia pages were vandalize...

In Boxing, David Beating Goliath is Not Such a Rarity

In Boxing, David Beating Goliath is Not Such a Rarity

By: Bernard Fernandez Jun 21 2017

There is a saying in football that “good and big beats good and little.” That’s usually true, but, as in the case with almost everything in life, there are exceptions to widely accepted rules. If not, why is there also a saying that “good things come in small packages”? The second truism is a common reference to the tiny boxes that hold engagement rings, which can be exorbitantly expensi...

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia Meet the Press in L.A.

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia Meet the Press in L.A.

By: David A. Avila Jun 21 2017

Several years have passed since I last heard Adrien Broner face-to-face and nothing has changed. He’s still a funny and honest guy. Broner met his upcoming adversary Mikey Garcia at the Conga Room in downtown L.A. where the media was predominantly Latino on Tuesday afternoon. They will be meeting each other in the boxing ring on July 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Showtime will televis...

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

Weekend Boxing Recaps Apart From Kovalev-Ward

By: The Sweet Science Jun 18 2017

The Ward-Kovalev rematch overshadowed everything else, but on a night when Nevada’s referees did not put their best feet forward, there was plenty of activity around the globe. There was even a world title fight in Germany where native son Tyron Zeuge (pictured on the left) prevailed in the fourth defense of his WBA 168-pound title, winning a wide 12-round decision over Paul Smith. Zeuge (21-...

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia are Polar Opposites In and Out of the Ring

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia are Polar Opposites In and Out of the Ring

By: Frank Lotierzo Jun 08 2017

Boxing in the year 2017, so far, has been experiencing an upswing with a slew of fights in which it was pretty hard to decipher the opponent from the A-side. On March 4th, two top welterweight titlists squared off in Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia. Two weeks later, Gennady Golovkin won a close decision over Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight title bout. In April, IBF heavyweight title holder Anthony ...