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Sergey Lipinets Hand Injury Doesn’t Look Good

Sergey Lipinets Hand Injury Doesn’t Look Good

By: The Sweet Science Jan 18 2018

Lipinets Hand Injury Doesn't Look Good -  Just yesterday, the news came out that the planned February 10th encounter between Sergey Lipinets and Mikey Garcia is off. Lipinets was set to make the first defense of his IBF 140-pound world title against Garcia, but a hand injury has forced Lipinets to postpone the fight. Lipinets, 13-0 as a pro, won the belt vacated by Terence Crawford this past N...

“Superfly 2” on HBO: The L.A. Kickoff

“Superfly 2” on HBO: The L.A. Kickoff

By: David A. Avila Jan 17 2018

LOS ANGELES - Several of the participants of “Superfly 2” gathered on Tuesday including Juan Francisco Estrada, Brian Viloria, Carlos Cuadras and McWilliams Arroyo at the Palm Restaurant. In the kickoff to 360 Promotions inaugural boxing event Tom Loeffler has compiled another strong boxing card with many of the best super flyweights to face each other on Feb. 24, at the Inglewood Forum in ...

Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 17 2018

According to multiple reports, IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets suffered a hand injury in training and his Feb. 10 bout with Mikey Garcia at the Alamodome in San Antonio is off. Moreover, the entire card – a deep card with an international flavor -- has been postponed. At least that’s the word from co-promoter Richard Schaefer. In a conversation with ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Schaefer said...

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

The Minnesota Vikings Evoked Memories of Mike Weaver

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 16 2018

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the Minnesota Vikings advanced to the NFL championship game with a 29-24 triumph over the New Orleans Saints. Minnesota was dead in the water, or so it seemed, when New Orleans kicked a field goal with 29 ticks left on the clock to go up by a point, but the Vikings pulled it out with a 61-yard TD pass-and-run as time expired. The stunning denouement – the first walk-off TD in...

Easter Needs to Shine Against Fortuna to Get Mikey Garcia’s Attention

Easter Needs to Shine Against Fortuna to Get Mikey Garcia’s Attention

By: Frank Lotierzo Jan 15 2018

He's been saying WBC lightweight champ Mikey Garcia fears him, but I believe it's more about money than anything resembling fear. But I understand why IBF lightweight title holder Robert Easter 20-0 (14) has been spouting off, dropping Garcia's name. Easter is undefeated, holds a legitimate title, and the only names you hear regarding the elite lightweights are Garcia 37-0 (30) and WBA title holde...

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

By: Ted Sares Jan 14 2018

Anyone with this handle has to be big, and the one I have in mind is very big and very fit with a prominent six-pack, visible vascularity in his biceps and forearms, and broad shoulders featuring deltoids that flow down from an impressive trapezius. But he is not a body builder; he is a boxer—and boxer/puncher at that, capable of one-punch KO’s. He is 6’ 6” and weighs anywhere from 245-...

It’s Official: Joshua vs. Parker Goes March 31 in Cardiff, Wales

It’s Official: Joshua vs. Parker Goes March 31 in Cardiff, Wales

By: Arne K. Lang Jan 14 2018

A heavyweight title unification match between WBA/IBF champion Anthony Joshua and WBO titlist Joseph Parker has been in the works for some time. This morning (Sunday, Jan. 14) it was confirmed. Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) and Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) will lock horns on Saturday, March 31, at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. And, as the cliché goes, someone’s “O” will have to go. Joshua wil...

Errol Spence Should Have Everyone Talking After Fighting Lamont Peterson

Errol Spence Should Have Everyone Talking After Fighting Lamont Peterson

By: Frank Lotierzo Jan 13 2018

It went back and forth between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao until Floyd conclusively beat Manny in May of 2015 and then it was Mayweather. After Mayweather, Andre Ward was considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing after he beat Sergey Kovalev. Ward further endorsed that sentiment when he stopped Kovalev seven months later in their rematch. Shortly thereafter, Ward retired from bo...

“I, Tonya”: The Strange Tale of a Disgraced Skater’s Road From Rink to Ring

“I, Tonya”: The Strange Tale of a Disgraced Skater’s Road From Rink to Ring

By: Bernard Fernandez Jan 13 2018

There are some sports – not boxing, obviously – that conjure images of wealth and privilege, perhaps because to become really good at them there has to be a lengthy and costly investment of time and money, those expenses often covered by well-to-do parents. Among the so-called “country club sports” are golf, gymnastics, tennis, swimming and figure skating. No world-class figure skater f...

Ringside Report From Verona: Ergashev Sparkles and Shields Marches On

Ringside Report From Verona: Ergashev Sparkles and Shields Marches On

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jan 13 2018

Although she did not get the knockout she desired, Clarissa Shields (5-0, 2 KO’s) successfully defended her 168-pound title belts with a dominant unanimous decision win against Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KO’s) on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, NY. Nelson was game throughout but completely outgunned and outclassed by Shields who won by margins of 100-90 on all...