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Adrien Broner is Again at the Crossroads and Saying All the Right Things

Adrien Broner is Again at the Crossroads and Saying All the Right Things

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 17 2018

His nickname is "The Problem" and I can’t think of another fighter whose nickname is a better fit. After winning world titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 by the age of 28, Broner has created more problems for himself than mostly anyone else in boxing. Since suffering his first setback against hard hitting Marcos Maidana back in December of 2013, Broner has gone 6-2 (2). And what mostly stands ou...

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 16 edition)

Monday Morning Cornermen (April 16 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 16 2018

In this section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend to create a final wrap-up of all the major boxing events. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TSSboxingnews   Boxing is Back in the Wrong Section of the News Even considering the amount of information traveling around the world at light speed, it is unusual ...

Three Punch Combo: Davis vs. Cuellar Harks to Broner-Maidana and More

Three Punch Combo: Davis vs. Cuellar Harks to Broner-Maidana and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 16 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s) will look to regain a 130-pound title belt when he faces Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) this Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY. The brash young Davis is heavily favored but this fight has a lot of similarities to that of Adrien Broner’s upset defeat to Marcos Maidana in 2013. Make no mistake about it. Davis has an elite set of skills compared ...

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 15 2018

The Sweet Science’s Diego Morilla compiles a full weekend wrap-up of the most relevant boxing events in the worldwide scene with short recaps, links to videos and other articles, and all the info you need to keep up with the week’s most important results. Every fight that matters is right here, in one place, and at one click away. Follow us every Sunday on Twitter at #SRCatTSS @TheSweetScience...

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 15 2018

On a card that showcased world middleweight titlist Ryota Murata, Cristofer Rosales, a 23-year-old Nicaraguan, stole the show with a ninth round stoppage of Japan’s undefeated knockout artist Daigo Higa to claim the WBC world flyweight title. The slender Rosales, who had a 4-inch height advantage, delivered a performance that reminded veteran Asia Pacific boxing scribe Joe Koizumi of Alexis Argu...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

By: Matt McGrain Apr 14 2018

From the dusty streets of Algeria to old school British cobbles, to the heartland of the American dream and back again, Part 3 of the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time continues the international flavor of this list, but always, always, we return to those familiar back allies in Mexico. If Mexican fighters remain the beating heart of boxing then bantamweight is the blood that pumps it. ...

A Boxing Writer’s Reward

A Boxing Writer’s Reward

By: Ted Sares Apr 13 2018

Every writer seeks positive feedback and this writer is no exception. Whether it comes in the form of remuneration, e-mail messages, “likes” and “hits,” long threads on Facebook, praise from other writers, or in other ways and combinations, it is greatly appreciated. This story is about a reward that came out of nowhere but made things all worthwhile for me, a simple acknowledgment of a st...

Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

By: Thomas Hauser Apr 13 2018

I recently watched Paterno, the HBO film about former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno was one of college football’s greatest coaches. But his image was forever tarnished by an inadequate response to allegations, later proved true, that longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing underage boys. Paterno’s failure was particularly disappointing given the fact th...

Ringside Report: Francisco Vargas Razor Sharp at Fantasy Springs

Ringside Report: Francisco Vargas Razor Sharp at Fantasy Springs

By: David A. Avila Apr 13 2018

INDIO, Calif.-Former world champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas looked sharp as a razor in slicing up Rod Salka to win by stoppage on Thursday. The Mexico City warrior Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) was in total control in dominating veteran Salka (24-5, 4 KOs) before more than 1,000 at Fantasy Springs Casino. It was his second fight since losing the title in the same venue a year ago. ESPN tele...

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 12 2018

Longtime British boxing promoter Frank Warren has announced that former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 19 KOs) will return to the ring on June 9 at the Manchester Arena against an opponent to be named. Fury, who is 29 but looks older than his years, last fought on Nov. 25, 2015, when he ended the Wladimir Klitschko era, outpointing the Ukrainian in Dusseldorf, Germany. In Great B...