Tag Archives: Arne K. Lang

After a Lusterless Weekend, the Boxing Scene Heats Up in a Hurry

That’s certainly true of boxing, a sport without a season. The first weekend of June was arid. There was no shortage of shows – there were three in Atlantic City alone – but none that created a buzz. By contrast, this coming weekend brings us a spate of noteworthy events.

Boxing Fans are a Forgiving Lot; the Jack Johnson Illustration

overwhelming response was positive — you have to admit that there’s a certain irony in the fact that the most polarizing president in U.S. history saw fit to pardon the most polarizing sports personality.

Tugstsogt Nyambayar is an Odd Name, but a Name to Remember

PBC show on Fox Sports 1 where the main go was a rather uninteresting pairing of junior welterweights Eddie Ramirez and Argenis Mendez. But the PBC show, aided by a stronger clutch of supporting bouts, produced more fireworks.

British Boxing Fans Mourn The Deaths of Brendan Ingle and Dean Francis

On Friday, May 24, British boxing fans were saddened to learn of the deaths of two prominent members of the UK fistic fraternity. The noted trainer Brendan Ingle

President Trump Pardons Jack Johnson but Gets No Brownie Points From Me

The campaign to secure a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson picked up steam in recent years. I knew the campaign would eventually bear fruit, and considering that posthumous

Stylistically Speaking, Daniel M was the Lomachenko of his Day

When a fighter becomes recognized as an extraordinary fighter, pundits writing stories about him invariably conjure up the name of a great fighter of yesteryear who was stylistically

Tony Canzoneri Tops the List of the Top 10 Fighters from New Orleans

Regis Prograis is widely considered the alpha male in the 140-pound division, a weight class bursting with talented fighters who seemingly haven’t yet reached their peak.

A Double Feature on Showtime: Stevenson-Jack Ends in a Draw; Russell UD Diaz

The tie ended the skein of 16 straight wins for the self-styled Haitian-Canadian “Superman” who looked very much the loser at the sound of the final bell.

R.I.P. Troy Waters: Three-Time World Title Challenger

Troy Waters, one of Australia’s most popular fighters, died on Thursday at age fifty-three in Sydney after a long battle […]

Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack: A Fascinating Match

According to a press release, Saturday’s light heavyweight title fight between Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack at the Air Canada Centre is the most noteworthy fight