Derek Bonnett http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett Derek Bonnett has followed the sport of boxing enthusiastically for over twenty years. At SecondsOut, he has reported on all levels of the game and carries a passion for the lower, often overlooked, weight classes. en SecondsOut Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:10:00 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 360 Affino 5 RSS Generator info@secondsout.com Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 10 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-10 <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb1" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-10"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5831/009SantaCruzvsMijarezIMG3569.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: It’s been awhile. In fact, it’s been since July of 2012 that I felt compelled to write a volume of Title Shots Here! Getcha’ Free Title Shot! That’s not to say there haven’t been an undeserving "contender" or three over the last two years that hasn’t conveniently popped into the rankings of an organizing body just prior to a title fight being announced. </div> </div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:20:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-10 Mauricio Herrera: "I am El Maestro" http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mauricio-herrera-i-am-el-maestro <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb2" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mauricio-herrera-i-am-el-maestro"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5837/012JohanPerezandMauricioHerrera.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: Persistence can carry a fighter a long way. That, and a pretty damn good supply of underrated talent. For junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera, opportunity and just results in the boxing world have never come easy. Herrera, known as "El Maestro", or "The Teacher", inside of the ring has earned the equivalence of a teaching degree after many lessons while enrolled in the clichéd School of Hard Knocks. </div> </div> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:42:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mauricio-herrera-i-am-el-maestro Five Champions Who Will Remain And Five Who Will Go In 2014 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2014 <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb3" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2014"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5826/004GolovkinvsStevensIMG7693_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: As we encounter another new year, the landscape of the boxing scene continues to evolve. With old champions acting out the final stages of their careers and new ones emerging to fill the void, boxing maintains a state of homeostasis and keeps fight fans intrigued even amid the dubious officiating and cries of scandal. </div> </div> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:39:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2014 SecondsOut 2013 Divisional Superlatives http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2013-divisional-superlatives <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb4" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2013-divisional-superlatives"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5825/FloydMayweather_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: As another fruitful year of professional fisticuffs wraps up, SecondsOut honored boxing’s greatest practitioners and non-participants with such accolades as Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Service to Boxing, etc. However, among the 170 ranked SecondsOut fighters and beyond, a multitude of fighters go unrecognized for their less obvious contributions to the sport inside of a single division. </div> </div> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:34:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2013-divisional-superlatives SecondsOut Fighter of the Year 2013: Adonis Stevenson http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-fighter-of-the-year-2013-adonis-stevenson <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb5" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-fighter-of-the-year-2013-adonis-stevenson"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5825/StevensonvsCloudgallery72_lxth.JPG" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: The boxing calendar for 2013 presented copious opportunities for many of boxing’s best to shine and, hyperbole aside, they did shine. Determining the special practitioner of the Sweet Science to follow up Juan Manuel Marquez’ Fighter of the Year run in 2012 was no small task. </div> </div> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 07:03:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-fighter-of-the-year-2013-adonis-stevenson Tomoki Kameda Extends Family Boxing History http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/tomoki-kameda-extends-family-boxing-history <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb6" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/tomoki-kameda-extends-family-boxing-history"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/013/Kameda_Koki_belt2_Landaeta_HoganPhotos1_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: Boxing has long been a family affair with fathers, sons, uncles, and brothers lacing up the gloves to follow in the footsteps of some blood-related kin in the hope of matching or surpassing the heights attained by their genetic lineage. </div> </div> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:15:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/tomoki-kameda-extends-family-boxing-history G-Rockers: Grooming the Future of Boxing in Africa http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/g-rockers-grooming-the-future-of-boxing-in-africa <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb7" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/g-rockers-grooming-the-future-of-boxing-in-africa"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5805/GRockers1_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett< Covering world boxing for SecondsOut has some pretty excellent perks. Not only have I been able to share my coverage of the sport and my own personal thoughts and analysis with a world-wide audience, I have also been able to become introduced to a multitude of men and women who share the same passion for the Sweet Science and contribute to the sports greatness as fans, fellow writers, managers, trainers, and both current and former fighters of all levels. In fact, through the </div> </div> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:51:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/g-rockers-grooming-the-future-of-boxing-in-africa Mykquan Williams: Amateur Hopeful From New England http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-amateur-hopeful-from-new-england <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb8" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-amateur-hopeful-from-new-england"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5803/WilliamsBelts_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: Historically, Connecticut boxing boasts such popular names as Willie Pep, Marlon Starling, and Chad Dawson. Along the way, other notables such as John Scully, Israel Cardona, and Angel Vazquez contended at the highest levels. On the distant horizon, Mykquan Williams just might be the next Connecticut hopeful among the professional ranks. </div> </div> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:52:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-amateur-hopeful-from-new-england From Injury To Insult: Freddie Liberatore And Life After Boxing http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/from-injury-to-insult-freddie-liberatore-and-life-after-boxing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb9" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/from-injury-to-insult-freddie-liberatore-and-life-after-boxing"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5800/FredLiberatore_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett Freddie "The Pitbull" Liberatore is a fighter no more. Even though Freddie Liberatore’s career ended following his 1995 world title fight loss to Gabriel Ruelas eighteen years ago, the thought of Liberatore not being a fighter in some sense of the word boggles the mind. Liberatore, a New York native, 20-4-1 (11), had a career which seemed modeled after James Dean’s fervor to live fast and die young. </div> </div> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:16:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/from-injury-to-insult-freddie-liberatore-and-life-after-boxing Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2013 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2013 <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb10" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2013"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5789/Trouttakesunanimousdecisionove3_lxth.jpeg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> By Derek Bonnett: As we encounter another new year, the landscape of the boxing scene continues to evolve. With old champions acting out the final stages of their careers and new ones emerging to fill the void, boxing maintains a state of homeostasis and keeps fight fans intrigued even amid the dubious officiating and cries of scandal. </div> </div> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 17:05:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2013