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Two Nights in So Cal- Fantasy Springs and The Forum

Two Nights in So Cal- Fantasy Springs and The Forum

By: David A. Avila Feb 21 2018

It’s a new year with new hopes for various promoters in the Southern California region as two nights of prizefighting take center stage. On Thursday, Jojo Diaz (25-0, 13 KOs) defends the NABO featherweight title against Victor Terrazas (38-4-2, 21 KOs) in the 10-round main event at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. The Golden Boy Promotions event will be televised by ESPN. Two days l...

Southern California, The Soul of Boxing: part 4 of a 4-part series

Southern California, The Soul of Boxing: part 4 of a 4-part series

By: David A. Avila Feb 20 2018

A few weeks before Halloween a middleweight fighter from Kazakhstan, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was making his first ring appearance in Southern California and facing Mexico’s Marco Antonio Rubio. The outdoor arena was sold out. Latino fans dominated the attendance that included several movie stars like Sylvester Stallone. But they were not there for Mexico’s Rubio. It was the Kazakhstan...

Three Punch Combo: Handicapping Keith Thurman’s Next Opponent and More

Three Punch Combo: Handicapping Keith Thurman’s Next Opponent and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Feb 18 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Welterweight champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) is set to return to the ring on May 19th against an opponent to be determined. When Thurman does return, it will be on the heels of a 14-month layoff and he has made it very clear the opponent will not be any of the top contenders at welterweight. So just who will be in the ring with Thurman on May 19th? Here are the realis...

I Dug Deeper into Bob Foster’s Long Title Run and Wish That I Hadn’t

I Dug Deeper into Bob Foster’s Long Title Run and Wish That I Hadn’t

By: Frank Lotierzo Feb 16 2018

Recently on the Boxing Channel I did a "What If" feature between former light heavyweight champions Bob Foster and Michael Spinks. “What If” fights match two greats or near greats from different eras who fought at the same weight and held the same title. Obviously there's no right or wrong answer but trying to see who has the best case to warrant the nod is fun. In pro football, there's a b...

Was it a Coincidence That Matthysse Mentioned Pac-Man after TKOing Kiram?

Was it a Coincidence That Matthysse Mentioned Pac-Man after TKOing Kiram?

By: Frank Lotierzo Jan 29 2018

This past weekend Lucas Matthysse 39-4 (36) fought for the second time in six months, stopping Tewa Kiram 38-1 (28) in the eighth round after having him down twice. Kiram entered the bout undefeated but other than a solid jab he didn't have much to offer. The win over Kiram earned Matthysse, 35, the vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight belt. Keith Thurman is the holder of the actual WBA title belt. ...

Three Punch Combo: Logical Options for Andre Ward if he Returns and More

Three Punch Combo: Logical Options for Andre Ward if he Returns and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jan 29 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- In 2017 we saw a slew of high profile retirements in the sport of boxing. Big names such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Wladimir Klitschko, Timothy Bradley and Andre Ward all announced that they were stepping away from the ring. As we all know, retirements in boxing can be short-lived. Some of the aforementioned will undoubtedly compete again inside the squared circle ...

Lucas Matthysse KOs Kiram; Jorge Linares Beats Gesta at the Forum

Lucas Matthysse KOs Kiram; Jorge Linares Beats Gesta at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jan 28 2018

INGLEWOOD, Calif.-After lulling the crowd to sleep Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse finally put Thailand’s Tewa Kiram to sleep in the eighth round to win the WBA welterweight title by knockout on Saturday. In an earlier world title fight Jorge Linares maintained the WBA world lightweight title. Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) grabbed his first world title by catching up to the always moving Kiram (37-1...

Matthysse vs Kiram: Quick Results From Cali

Matthysse vs Kiram: Quick Results From Cali

By: Miguel Iturrate Jan 28 2018

Matthysse vs Kiram Quick Results From Cali - HBO Boxing kicked off their 2018 calendar on Saturday, January 27th from the Forum in Inglewood, California. The HBO broadcast featured WBA world title fights in the lightweight and welterweight divisions holding down the main event spots. WBA 135-pound titleholder Jorge Linares faced the challenge of once-beaten Mercito Gesta in the first title figh...

Can Thailand’s Tewa Kiram Upset Lucas Matthysse? (Plus More)

Can Thailand’s Tewa Kiram Upset Lucas Matthysse? (Plus More)

By: David A. Avila Jan 25 2018

Never underestimate a Thai fighter. When Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) meets Thailand’s virtually unknown Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KOs) for the vacant WBA welterweight world title on Saturday Jan. 27, at the Forum in Inglewood, don’t forget about the past. Back in 1995, at the very same Inglewood Forum, recall an event that featured Mexico’s ultra-popular Humberto “Chiquit...

3 Punch Combo: Scoping Out Tewa Kiram, Remembering Gatti-Manfredy and More

3 Punch Combo: Scoping Out Tewa Kiram, Remembering Gatti-Manfredy and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jan 23 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- HBO’s Boxing After Dark returns next week from The Forum in Inglewood, CA with a card that is co-headlined by popular action fighter Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KO’s). Ranked number three by the WBA at 147 pounds, Matthysse will face off against the number one ranked fighter in the WBA in Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KO’s) of Thailand for that organization’s vacant title belt. W...