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How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

How She Could Have Scored it 118-110 for Canelo

By: Frank Lotierzo Sep 19 2017

During the early days of the gloved era and probably before, managers and promoters would slip reporters money or buy them dinners and drinks - with a wink and a smile -- to get their fighters some needed positive publicity. Today things are too regulated to go that route, although it seems some writers give certain fighters, for one reason or another, more glowing praise than they warrant. Regard...

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

Henry Armstrong’s Las Vegas Episode: A Dip into the Pool of Tank Town Boxing

By: Arne K. Lang Sep 18 2017

Henry Armstrong, active from 1931 to 1945, won the featherweight, welterweight, and lightweight world titles, in that order, in a day when there were only eight widely recognized weight classes. He briefly held all three belts simultaneously. During the course of his career he had a run of 27 straight knockouts and, in October of 1939, successfully defended his welterweight title five times in a s...

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Sep 18 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Earlier this month, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a stunning knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a 115-pound title fight. The loss capped a disappointing year for Gonzalez who also dropped a disputed decision to Sor Rungvisai in March. When the year began, many in the sport ranked Gonzalez at or near the top of the pound for pound list. The consecutive lo...

GGG-Canelo: In the Court of Public Opinion the Hung Jury Smacks of Injustice

GGG-Canelo: In the Court of Public Opinion the Hung Jury Smacks of Injustice

By: Bernard Fernandez Sep 17 2017

You don’t have to be a boxing fan to understand the confusion that is sometimes attendant to the intricacies of the legal process. Imagine you’re a regular viewer of Court TV, and you’ve followed a particular case as if it were first-run episodes of your favorite television show. You have dispassionately weighed all the evidence that was presented during the trial and decided that the prosec...

Canelo vs Triple G Results – They Duel To A Draw

Canelo vs Triple G Results – They Duel To A Draw

By: Miguel Iturrate Sep 17 2017

Canelo vs Triple G Results - The T-Mobile Arena in Las vegas hosted HBO pay-per-view on Saturday night as boxing fans finally got the Saul Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin middleweight showdown. The IBF, WBA and WBC belts belonging to Golovkin were on the line and from the start you could see the gravitas on Triple G's face. Alvarez was cool and confident at the outset but as the fight entered the m...

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

By: The Sweet Science Sep 16 2017

Willie Monroe Jr. knew he was in hostile territory at Friday’s weigh-in when the seven-year-old son of his opponent kicked him in the balls. The opponent, Billy Joe Saunders, wasn’t quite as belligerent on the following night at the Copper Box Arena, but the elder Saunders did enough to retain his WBO middleweight title by a unanimous decision, turning away the invader from Rochester, New York...

Prospect Watch in Las Vegas This Weekend

Prospect Watch in Las Vegas This Weekend

By: David A. Avila Sep 15 2017

Usually the month of June is reserved for graduation but in the case of prizefighting September provides the moment of truth for a number of prospects looking to inch toward the big time. Back-to-back fight cards by Golden Boy Promotions, TGB Promotions and K2 Promotions unveil some of their brightest, beginning on Friday Sept. 15, at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, and ending on Saturday Sept....

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 ...

Why Power and Chin Will Decide Canelo-Golovkin

Why Power and Chin Will Decide Canelo-Golovkin

By: Frank Lotierzo Sep 14 2017

The fight that fans couldn't wait to see is about to come to fruition - Canelo vs. Golovkin for middleweight bragging rights with all the titles and hardware going to the winner. The biggest star in boxing, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 49-1-1 (34), fighting the perceived biggest puncher in boxing Gennady "GGG" Golovkin 37-0 (33). Two years ago most observers saw this matchup overwhelmingly in favor of Go...

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...