http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnettDerek 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.enDerek BonnettSecondsOutFri, 29 Apr 2016 19:09:06 -0100http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssinfo@secondsout.comDerek Bonnetthttp://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/Icon/Logo/contact_Derek_Bonnett.jpghttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett360http://www.affino.comhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/tony-luis-im-a-legitimate-contender-at-135Tony Luis: "I'm A legitimate Contender At 135"<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/tony-luis-im-a-legitimate-contender-at-135"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5844/TonyLuiscelebrateswin.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett: "Don’t believe your own headlines." The words of Tony Luis, lightweight contender when asked of the single most valuable lesson he has learned during a fight. Back in January 2013, Luis traveled to Verona, New York. Many fighters heading that way are looking forward to enshrinement in the boxing Hall of Fame in nearby Canastota. </div></div>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:20:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/tony-luis-im-a-legitimate-contender-at-135http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/ortiz-tames-tiger-vargas-bombs-sadamOrtiz Tames Tiger; Vargas Bombs Sadam<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/ortiz-tames-tiger-vargas-bombs-sadam"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5707/JessieVargaspicMaryAnnOwen.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett World championship caliber boxing returned to the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., USA for HBO’s latest installment of Boxing After Dark. The two-fight televised card featured welterweights and heavyweights in action in bouts with the potential for serious divisional shaping ramifications. The fans got what they expected in the main event from Luis Ortiz and Tony Thompson, but Jessie Vargas and Sadam Ali provided fans with their money’s worth in one of the year& </div></div>Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:19:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/ortiz-tames-tiger-vargas-bombs-sadamhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-eyes-professional-ranksMykquan Williams Eyes Professional Ranks<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-eyes-professional-ranks"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5853/TeamMykquanWilliams1.JPG" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett: It was June 13, 2008. I was in press row at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT covering my first boxing card for SecondsOut. I was there following, then promising featherweight prospect, Matt Remillard. Remillard, unbeaten was matched tough. </div></div>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:41:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-eyes-professional-rankshttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2016Five Champions Who Will Remain And Five Who Will Go In 2016<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2016"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5850/Postol.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div 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>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:19:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2016http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2015-divisional-superlativesSecondsOut 2015 Divisional Superlatives<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2015-divisional-superlatives"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5839/RomanGonzalez.JPG" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett: As another fruitful year of professional fisticuffs wraps up, SecondsOut has 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. </div></div>Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:45:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2015-divisional-superlativeshttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-11Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 11<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-11"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5745/KAZUTOIOKAVSAKIRAYAEGASHI42.JPG" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett: It’s been over a year since I communicated my thoughts regarding the organizing bodies to boxing fans through this medium. Yep, it’s been since August of 2014 that I felt compelled to write a volume of Title Shots Here! Getcha’ Free Title Shot! </div></div>Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:52:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-11http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mayweather-doesnt-owe-us-anythingMayweather Doesn't Owe Us Anything<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mayweather-doesnt-owe-us-anything"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5846/010FloydMayweathervsMannyPacquiao.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett: From the title alone, many fans already hate where I am going with this. However, deep down, very deep down for some of you, we all know this assertion is right. After forty-eight professional prize fights, most of which were fought at the top of the game, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has done everything he has needed to become the sport’s number one fighter pound for pound. </div></div>Sun, 09 Aug 2015 21:21:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mayweather-doesnt-owe-us-anythinghttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/knockout-king-seeks-thurman-and-bertoKnockout King Seeks Thurman And Berto<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/knockout-king-seeks-thurman-and-berto"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5745/RandallBaileyshowsoffhisI.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett: In boxing, it’s been said that a fighter’s power is the last thing to go. If that adage holds true, Randall Bailey just might have a shot at capturing another world title. For most boxers, a moniker is self-proclaimed or a simple marketing tool. </div></div>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:41:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/knockout-king-seeks-thurman-and-bertohttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-national-golden-gloves-boundMykquan Williams: National Golden Gloves Bound<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-national-golden-gloves-bound"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5846/DerekBonnett.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div style="float:left;">By Derek Bonnett: As a boy, I wanted to be a fighter. That is if you can call "wanting" the passive dreaming of being a professional boxer without all the blood, sweat, tears, and, often, puke that comes along with the hard work required. </div></div>Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:22:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mykquan-williams-national-golden-gloves-boundhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2015Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2015<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2015"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5822/MIURA05.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div 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>Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:02:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/five-champions-who-will-remain-and-five-who-will-go-in-2015