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Weekend Boxing Recap: Big Baby, Heather Hardy, Rio and More

By: Arne K. Lang Aug 22 2016

  By Arne K. Lang A long three-day weekend of boxing began Friday evening at a Rochester soccer stadium and concluded in Brooklyn at a new amphitheater in Coney Island. The professional fights played out against the backdrop of the 2016 Olympics in Rio where the big medal winners in boxing were the teams from Uzbekistan and Cuba. Last week was a coming out party for Jarrell “Big Baby...

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TBRB #5 Shabranskyy Continues His Upward Climb at the Belasco Theater

By: David A. Avila Aug 20 2016

    By David A. Avila LOS ANGELES-Vyacheslav “Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy, ranked #5 in the light heavyweight division by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, knew ahead of time he might have a little trouble with Laredo’s Oscar Riojas and had some concern. But after a few rounds the Ukrainian with a Mexican nickname figured it out and that was bad for Riojas on Friday at the...

Jarrell Miller Stops Washout Fred Kassi

Ringside in Rochester: Jarrell Miller Stops Washout Fred Kassi

By: Matt Andrzejewski Aug 20 2016

Jarrell Miller Stops Washout Fred Kassi - ROCHESTER, NY -- Jarrell Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs) got the stoppage win he was hoping for on Friday night in Rochester, NY against veteran Fred Kassi (18-6-1, 10 KOs). However, it was not necessarily the manner that Miller was hoping for after Kassi retired in his corner claiming a right hand injury following the third round of the scheduled 10 round heavyw...

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Female War in Coney Island on TV: Heather Hardy vs. Shelly Vincent

By: David A. Avila Aug 19 2016

  By David A. Avila An East Coast battle that was brewing for months finally takes place Sunday in Brooklyn. Brooklyn’s Heather “The Heat” Hardy (17-0, 4 KOs) meets Providence’s Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (18-0, 1 KO) for the vacant WBC International featherweight title at the new Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island. The DiBella Entertainment event will be televised on th...

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SoCal’s Ryan Garcia KOs Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Cruz in L.A. Debut

By: David A. Avila Aug 18 2016

  By David A. Avila A new group of young prospects has arrived. Victorville’s Ryan Garcia, who just recently turned 18, cranked out a second round knockout victory in his first fight on American soil on Wednesday night. Garcia (pictured in the blue and red striped trunks), arrived with three pro bouts already tucked away from wins across the border in Mexico. On Wednesday the slende...

GGG Meets With the LA Media

GGG Meets With the LA Media to Kick Off a Loaded Week of Boxing

By: David A. Avila Aug 17 2016

GGG Meets With the LA Media - Downtown Los Angeles becomes boxing central this week. Middleweight world champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin (pictured with promoter Tom Loeffler) kicked things off with a media luncheon at the Palm Restaurant on Tuesday. Famed for his Mexican style attack, Golovkin talked about his upcoming title defense against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on Sep...

R.I.P. Sean Curtin

R.I.P. Sean Curtin: Chicagoland Boxing Linchpin and All-Around Good Guy

By: The Sweet Science Aug 14 2016

R.I.P. Sean Curtin - Boxer. Referee. Boxing Judge. Commissioner. Archivist. Author. Sean Curtin wore all of these hats. But Curtin, who passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, at age 74 will be best remembered by his Chicagoland friends for his contributions to amateur boxing. For years, he was the glue of amateur boxing in the Windy City, the birthplace of the Golden Gloves. In 1930, when the Roman ...

Margarito vs Alvarez Results

Margarito vs Alvarez Results – Margarito Outduels Alvarez

By: The Sweet Science Aug 14 2016

Margarito vs Alvarez Results - The Centro de Convenciones in Rosarito, Mexico hosted a full night of boxing that was headlined by the "Mexican War" between 154 pounders Antonio Margarito and Ramon Alvarez.  The Azteca TV broadcast crew was joined by 147 lb WBO World champion Jessie Vargas, who will be facing Manny Pacquiao this coming November. "Canelo" Alvarez was in attendance, and the ring ann...

Kovalev-Ward

Kovalev-Ward: A Fight You Won’t Have To Hold Your Nose When You Buy It

By: Frank Lotierzo Aug 13 2016

Kovalev-Ward - By all accounts, Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward will touch gloves on November 19th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Of all the matchups in professional boxing that we are likely to see this year, this is the best and most difficult to handicap. The winner will make a strong case as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. In case you missed it, former undisputed super-midd...

PBC on ESPN August 12

PBC on ESPN August 12 – Quick Results

By: Miguel Iturrate Aug 12 2016

PBC on ESPN August 12 - The Premier Boxing Champions rolled into the Turning Stone Casino Resort and Hotel in Verona, New York for the last of this season's six episodes on ESPN. The main event saw super featherweight prospects Miguel Flores (20-0, 9 KOs) and Ryan Kielzcweski (25-1, 7 KOs) lock up for a 10 round bout. The fans were treated to an entertaining fight capped by a robust final round. ...