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 BonnettSecondsOutSat, 06 Feb 2016 09:22:08 0000http://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/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-2015http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2014-divisional-superlativesSecondsOut 2014 Divisional Superlatives<div style="display:block;"><div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2014-divisional-superlatives"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5841/HopkinsKovalevWeighInHoganphotos3.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 will honor 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, 05 Jan 2015 08:57:00 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/secondsout-2014-divisional-superlativeshttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-10Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 10<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-10"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5831/009SantaCruzvsMijarezIMG3569.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div><div 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/title-shots-here-getcha-free-title-shot-vol-10http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mauricio-herrera-i-am-el-maestroMauricio Herrera: "I am El Maestro"<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/derek-bonnett/mauricio-herrera-i-am-el-maestro