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Hey, Frank, Not So Fast With That Canelo Over GGG Prediction

Hey, Frank, Not So Fast With That Canelo Over GGG Prediction

By: Bernard Fernandez Jun 20 2018

Everyone loves a spirited debate, and I suppose I am no different. But although I tend to agree with my TSS colleague Frank Lotierzo’s well-thought-out analyses of most upcoming fights, his reasoning for “Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion,” posted on this site on Monday, is at least somewhat flawed in my opinion. I have a few counter-points to the points he ma...

Requiem for a Heavyweight: The ‘Fighting Bob’ Martin Story

Requiem for a Heavyweight: The ‘Fighting Bob’ Martin Story

By: Arne K. Lang Jun 20 2018

In Rod Serling’s “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” a washed-up boxer is told that he must quit the sport immediately as he risks going blind, or worse, if he has one more hard fight. The boxer -- once a promising prospect -- is petrified as the world of the prize ring is the only world that he has ever known. The washed-up boxer Harlan “Mountain” McClintock (played by Jack Palance in the t...

Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion

Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion

By: Frank Lotierzo Jun 19 2018

In slightly less than three months the most anticipated fight of 2018 will be taking place. Yes, with Joshua vs. Wilder not happening this year (and it won’t) Canelo vs. Golovkin II becomes the biggest fight of the year. And unless it comes out that Canelo was using performance enhancing drugs the first time they met, I can't see my thoughts changing. Sometimes fights are made that the public...

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 2: GGG, Danny Roman and More

The Avila Perspective, Chapter 2: GGG, Danny Roman and More

By: David A. Avila Jun 19 2018

LOS ANGELES-Can pugilistic bliss be attained by Gennady “GGG” Golovkin post-Canelo? It’s a question that was rendered to Mexican style prizefighter Golovkin before various media on Monday at the Palm Restaurant. Golovkin received a trinket from one of the other boxing publications and a variety of questions on Monday. It’s following his announcement last week that he will again fight...

3 Punch Combo: Looking Ahead to the IBHOF Class of 2019 and More

3 Punch Combo: Looking Ahead to the IBHOF Class of 2019 and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jun 18 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO: The International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY recently hosted its annual induction ceremony. Each year, three boxers are inducted in the modern category which comprises boxers who had their last bout no earlier than 1989 and have been retired for at least five years. The three inducted in 2018 in this category were Erik Morales, Ronald “Winky” Wright and Vitali Klit...

Top Flyweights Clash in Ukraine: Dalakian Slaughters Thaiyen

Top Flyweights Clash in Ukraine: Dalakian Slaughters Thaiyen

By: Matt McGrain Jun 17 2018

You know there’s money involved when the promoters have flown Michael Buffer in, but in fairness Artem Dalakian, born in Azerbaijan and now fighting out of Ukraine, 16-0 with eleven knockouts going in, is a flyweight deserving of some pomp and ceremony. His opponent tonight was the Thai Sirichai Thaiyen, at twenty-seven years of age the younger man by three years but with an impressive 50-3 reco...

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

By: Ted Sares Jun 17 2018

When applied to boxing, the term "Old School" has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked our respondents which boxer of the modern era -- active or retired – struck them as most Old School, limiting the choice to just one. Here are their picks. As always, the respondents are listed alphabetically. MATT ANDRZEJEWSKI--TSS boxing writer: Emanuel Augustus. Augustus was a g...

Fast Results from Frisco, Texas: Spence Demolishes Ocampo

Fast Results from Frisco, Texas: Spence Demolishes Ocampo

By: Arne K. Lang Jun 16 2018

It didn’t take long for Errol Spence Jr. to expose Carlos Ocampo as an unworthy title challenger. In a ring pitched in the indoor practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys, not quite 40 miles from Spence’s current home in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) successfully defended his IBF welterweight title on Showtime with a first round stoppage of his Mexican foe who was making hi...

Ten Intriguing Heavyweight Prospects

Ten Intriguing Heavyweight Prospects

By: Matt McGrain Jun 15 2018

Is there anything in boxing more exciting than the next Mike Tyson? Right now, the United Kingdom’s heavyweight division is alive with exciting possibilities, but the following list is not a British list. Heavyweight is where the blurring of the lines laid down by nationalism become the most unsure. Jack Johnson was beloved by the French. Floyd Patterson was admired by the Swedish. The Britis...

Mercito Gesta and Manny Robles III Win North American Titles at Indio

Mercito Gesta and Manny Robles III Win North American Titles at Indio

By: David A. Avila Jun 15 2018

INDIO, Calif.-Mercito Gesta knocked off Robert Manzanarez and crosstown rivals Manny Robles III and Edgar Valerio put on a show in the desert 100 miles away from their Los Angeles roots on Thursday. Gesta (32-2-2, 17 KOs) captured the vacant NABO lightweight title with dogged determination against the taller counter-punching Manzanarez (35-2, 28 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Casino. A small crowd of ...