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19 APRIL 2015

Where am I? Home Columns Marc Livitz
 

Marc Livitz traces his love for the fight game back to when he was very young. It all started as he sat and listened to his great uncle's tales of boxing during the Second World War for the US Army. Originally from Houston, TX. He's always open to discussing the sweet science with just about anyone and absolutely thinks fight night is the center of the universe. He is an avid reader about the history of the sport and hopes to one day pen a book of his own.



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Terence Crawford Focused And Ready For Dulorme

Terence Crawford Focused And Ready For Dulorme

By Marc Livitz: 2014 provided the brightest of horizons for Terence Crawford. The undefeated lightweight champion from the midwest city of Omaha, Nebraska had a banner year as he faced some of the sport’s toughest opponents . Terence Crawford Focused And Ready For Dulorme
Provodnikov And Matthysse Talk of Epic Showdown

Provodnikov And Matthysse Talk of Epic Showdown

By Marc Livitz: On occasion, the boxing faithful who have always kept the sport alive and punching really get a treat in return. Although any fighter is taking a considerable risk each time the gloves are fastened, there are still those who take the game in a literal sense and use a casual pace to wait for chances to present themselves. Provodnikov And Matthysse Talk of Epic Showdown
Lawson Edges Prescott by Split Decision

Lawson Edges Prescott by Split Decision

By Marc Livitz: Fredrick Lawson maintained his undefeated record on Thursday evening with a tough split decision win over Breidis Prescott at the Hialeah Race Track in south Florida. The welterweight contest which pitted a Ghanaian (Lawson) against a Colombian began with a steady flow of back and forth jabbing between the two contestants. Lawson Edges Prescott by Split Decision
Stevenson Ready, Bika Feels Disrespected

Stevenson Ready, Bika Feels Disrespected

By Marc Livitz: Adonis Stevenson is one to frequently flash an infectious smile and he seems to be at the top of his respective game. The WBC light heavyweight champion has become one of the favorite sons of his adopted hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and boasts an astonishing record of a single loss against twenty five wins coupled with twenty one knockouts. Stevenson Ready, Bika Feels Disrespected
Chavez, Jr. ‘Boxing is my Life’

Chavez, Jr. ‘Boxing is my Life’

By Marc Livitz: Fair or not, there will always be a hefty share of athletes who are always going to be subjected to a high amount of microscopic-like scrutiny. While many fighters are brought up through the ranks with a high degree of care and concern, there are those among them who also are viewed as sold and/or promoted based on name recognition in the hopes that the talent within will eventually outweigh as well as outshine all other factors. Chavez, Jr. ‘Boxing is my Life’
Cano Grinds Out Win Over Abreu  

Cano Grinds Out Win Over Abreu  

By Marc Livitz: Pablo Cesar Cano earned a hard fought majority decision win this evening over Juan Carlos Abreu in a highly entertaining contest at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Cano Grinds Out Win Over Abreu  
Seldin Hammers Through Garcia

Seldin Hammers Through Garcia

By Marc Livitz: Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin pleased his near-Hometown crowd this evening with a fifth round TKO win over Johnny Garcia at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, New York on Friday. Seldin Hammers Through Garcia
Boxcino Heavyweights Down To Four

Boxcino Heavyweights Down To Four

By Marc Livitz: Donovan Dennis scored a fourth round TKO win over Steve Vukosa the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York on Friday as part of the Boxcino tournament in the heavyweight division.  Boxcino Heavyweights Down To Four
Mora Narrowly Decisions Han

Mora Narrowly Decisions Han

By Marc Livitz: Sergio Mora eked past Abraham "Abie" Han for the vacant USBA middleweight championship on Friday evening as ESPN’s "Friday Night Fights" rolled into the deep south at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The former WBC super middleweight champion had his work most certainly cut out for him this evening. His El Paso, TX opponent was a late replacement to face the East Los Angeles fighter after former undisputed middleweight title holder Jermain Taylor withdrew Mora Narrowly Decisions Han
Castellanos Tops Juarez in Texas Thriller  

Castellanos Tops Juarez in Texas Thriller  

By Marc Livitz: Robinson Castellanos scored three knockdowns in the twelfth round en route to sound and clear unanimous decision win over Rocky Juarez this evening at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, TX. Castellanos Tops Juarez in Texas Thriller  
Monroe, Jr. Glides Past Vera  

Monroe, Jr. Glides Past Vera  

By Marc Livitz: Willie Monroe, Jr. fought a slick and effective fight this Friday evening as he earned a unanimous decision win over Brian Vera at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York. Monroe, Jr. Glides Past Vera  
Dan Tops Bizier Again/Dirrell Coasts Past Edwards

Dan Tops Bizier Again/Dirrell Coasts Past Edwards

By Marc Livitz; Jo Jo Dan narrowly got past Kevin Bizier once again in a 12 round welterweight rematch on the Stevenson/Sukhotskiy undercard at the Pepsi Coliseum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Friday. Dan Tops Bizier Again/Dirrell Coasts Past Edwards
Stevenson Knocks Out Sukhotskiy in Five

Stevenson Knocks Out Sukhotskiy in Five

By Marc Livitz: Adonis Stevenson got tired of waiting for the knockout to present itself this evening at the Pepsi Coliseum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For just a bit, the hometown crowd did as well. The wait was over in flash in round five as he scored three knockdowns in the period to impressively dominate Dmitry Sukhotskiy in defense of his light heavyweight title. Stevenson Knocks Out Sukhotskiy in Five
Stiverne Promising A "Short And Painful" Night For Wilder

Stiverne Promising A "Short And Painful" Night For Wilder

By Marc Livitz: The heavyweight championship of the world has long been discussed as among the most coveted prizes in all of professional sports. Nothing quite got the competitive fires burning like gathering around the TV on a Saturday night in the late 1980’s and early 90’s to watch such names as Tyson, Holyfield, Bowe, Foreman and others.  Stiverne Promising A "Short And Painful" Night For Wilder
Lara Eases Past Smith/Jack KO's Sierra

Lara Eases Past Smith/Jack KO's Sierra

By Marc Livitz at ringside: Erislandy Lara started slowly but quickly found his rhythm and scored a resounding and one sided win over Ishe Smith in a WBA junior middleweight championship contest at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. A sizable Friday night crowd made plenty of noise during the multi fight evening showcased by Mayweather Promotions. Lara Eases Past Smith/Jack KO's Sierra
Lara And Smith Prepared For San Antonio

Lara And Smith Prepared For San Antonio

By Marc Livitz: The American dream is one which is sought by many who flock to the United States and last July, Erislandy Lara was set to finally experience the culmination of his own. It’s an all too familiar story. A better life is sought and the ambitious search for one’s unique idea of living forces them to make very difficult choices. Lara And Smith Prepared For San Antonio
 Ramirez Gets Knockout Win in San Antonio

 Ramirez Gets Knockout Win in San Antonio

By Marc Livitz at ringside: Gilberto "El Zurdo" Ramirez scored an eighth round TKO win this evening over Fulgencio Zuniga in a contest for the WBO and NABF super middleweight titles at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  Ramirez Gets Knockout Win in San Antonio
Weights From San Antonio, Texas

Weights From San Antonio, Texas

By Marc Livitz reporting from San Antonio, TX: A frigid Arctic blast blew through much of the southern United States this week. Nevertheless, the often festive city of San Antonio, Texas smiled through the forced changes which was in great part responsible for today’s weigh in for Saturday evening’s HBO Latino card Weights From San Antonio, Texas
Cunningham KO's Visinia In Six

Cunningham KO's Visinia In Six

By Marc Livitz: Steve "USS" Cunningham stood up to Natu Visinia and slowly fought his way to a seventh round stoppage win in a heavyweight fight at the 2003 Arena in Philadelphia this evening. Cunningham KO's Visinia In Six
Bundrage Eases Past Molina in Cancun

Bundrage Eases Past Molina in Cancun

By Marc Livitz: Cornelius "K9" Bundrage fought his way to a comprehensive victory over Carlos Molina en route to regaining the IBF junior middleweight title at the Oasis Hotel in Cancun, Q.R. Mexico on Saturday night. Bundrage Eases Past Molina in Cancun
Canelo Alvarez Makes The Jump To HBO

Canelo Alvarez Makes The Jump To HBO

By Marc Livitz: As the respective chapters close on the colorful and always debatable careers of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the sweet science will undoubtedly have its new crop of torchbearers in the coming years. Meanwhile, the sports crazed nation of Mexico has always had its nationalistic hands full when it comes to the legends of the sport. Canelo Alvarez Makes The Jump To HBO
Marcos Maidana Hopes Mayweather Will Fight “Like A Man”

Marcos Maidana Hopes Mayweather Will Fight “Like A Man”

By Marc Livitz: 2013 ended on the highest of notes for Marcos “El Chino” Maidana. The hard punching Argentine walked through the always brash and boisterous Adrien Broner to capture the WBA welterweight crown. Six months later, he found himself a part of a multi million dollar promotion entitled “The Moment” opposite Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Marcos Maidana Hopes Mayweather Will Fight “Like A Man”
Johnson Outworks And Outlasts Gavronski

Johnson Outworks And Outlasts Gavronski

By Marc Livitz: Tureano Johnson outlasted and outworked Mike Gavronski in a middleweight bout at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Johnson Outworks And Outlasts Gavronski
Arroyo Walks Through Saludar With Second Round KO

Arroyo Walks Through Saludar With Second Round KO

By Marc Livitz: McWilliams Arroyo made quick and easy work of Froilan Saludar this evening by way of an early knockout win in the second round of an IBF Flyweight championship eliminator at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Arroyo Walks Through Saludar With Second Round KO
“Robert Guerrero Anxious To Return”

“Robert Guerrero Anxious To Return”

By Marc Livitz:Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero took a huge step in 2012 when he decided to jump not one, but two weight classes up in order to pursue what he felt was his justly deserved recognition in boxing. The Gilroy, California native had fought almost exclusively as either a super featherweight or lightweight up through 2011. “Robert Guerrero Anxious To Return”
Cotto Looks To Collect From Martinez

Cotto Looks To Collect From Martinez

By Marc Livitz: As in most walks of professional sport, there are stars and then are superstars. Many would agree that far too much emphasis is placed upon a fighter’s undefeated record yet at times, a pugilist’s ever burning desire to fight the best of the best and neither take nor make excuses can allow some devotees of boxing to look past the loss column. Cotto Looks To Collect From Martinez
Rodriguez And Alcine Fight To A Draw In Montreal

Rodriguez And Alcine Fight To A Draw In Montreal

By Marc Livitz: Delvin Rodriguez worked hard this evening (when he wanted) and may have paid the price for not finishing the show. He was dealt a dubious draw this evening versus Joachim Alcine at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Rodriguez And Alcine Fight To A Draw In Montreal

Marquez and Alvarado Ready for Battle at the Forum

By Marc Livitz: Ask just about anyone in the boxing world about Juan Manuel Marquez and the majority will answer that his legacy in the sport doesn’t need to wait for when “it’s all said and done” to run its course in regard to his spectacular career.  Marquez and Alvarado Ready for Battle at the Forum
"Stiverne KO's Arreola in Six for WBC Heavyweight Title"

"Stiverne KO's Arreola in Six for WBC Heavyweight Title"

By Marc Livitz: Bermaine Stiverne grabbed the WBC heavyweight crown this evening with a sixth round knockout win over Chris Arreola at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. "Stiverne KO's Arreola in Six for WBC Heavyweight Title"
Canelo And Lara Visit South Texas

Canelo And Lara Visit South Texas

By Marc Livitz reporting from San Antonio, TX: Historic Market Square in downtown San Antonio is always a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Fresh off yesterday’s public press conference in Los Angeles to promote their upcoming July 12 bout, Mexican boxing superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Cuban cum Houstonian Erislandy Lara visited the Alamo City this afternoon. Canelo And Lara Visit South Texas
Lopez Scores 5th Round TKO Over Martinez  

Lopez Scores 5th Round TKO Over Martinez  

By Marc Livitz: Josesito Lopez may have started conservatively this evening at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage, California in his clash with Aron Martinez, but he picked up the pace en route to a fifth round TKO win. Lopez Scores 5th Round TKO Over Martinez  
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Discusses Maidana And His Future

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Discusses Maidana And His Future

By Marc Livitz: As May 3 draws near, the boxing world is slowly turning its collective head from left to right as the sport’s second highest attraction makes way for the long running first. Regardless of how we may care to give Floyd Mayweather, Jr. a second’s notice or even the proverbial time of day, there can be no confusion. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Discusses Maidana And His Future
Marcos Maidana Looks to Bring the Pain to Mayweather

Marcos Maidana Looks to Bring the Pain to Mayweather

By Marc Livitz: The limelight within the realm of professional prizefighting is craved and demanded by some, while also avoided and deemed irrelevant by others. In but a few weeks’ time, perhaps the two most glaring examples of the need for attention and contentment with solitude will be on display in Las Vegas Marcos Maidana Looks to Bring the Pain to Mayweather
Ortiz KO's Barrett in Four

Ortiz KO's Barrett in Four

By Marc Livitz: Luis Ortiz pushed and punched Monte Barrett around for just over three rounds this evening en route to a fourth round knockout win at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Ortiz KO's Barrett in Four
“The Moment” Undercard Notes & Quotes

“The Moment” Undercard Notes & Quotes

By Marc Livitz: Bad news travels fast, or so we have all heard at one or more times in our lives. Those of us who are seen as bad apples can travel even faster and sometimes the bad one can ultimately laugh all the way to the bank. Such is the case with boxing’s number one attraction, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. “The Moment” Undercard Notes & Quotes
Manny Pacquiao Seeks Redemption, Not Revenge

Manny Pacquiao Seeks Redemption, Not Revenge

By Marc Livitz: Manny Pacquiao’s place in the annals of boxing lore is beyond secure, regardless of how his stellar career ends. Although he has failed to register a knockout win in over four years, the “Pac Man” remains a fan favorite in the United States and a national icon in his home nation of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao Seeks Redemption, Not Revenge
Williams KO's Hernandez In Boston

Williams KO's Hernandez In Boston

By Marc Livitz: Julian Williams put on an impressive, although expedient display in the ring tonight(March 17) with a resounding third round knockout win over Freddy Hernandez in a light middleweight contest. Williams KO's Hernandez In Boston
J'Leon Love KO's Biosse in Ten

J'Leon Love KO's Biosse in Ten

J’Leon Love kept his unbeaten record intact this evening with a tenth round TKO win over Vladine Biosse in a super middleweight contest. J'Leon Love KO's Biosse in Ten
Alfredo Angulo – “El Perro” is No Underdog”

Alfredo Angulo – “El Perro” is No Underdog”

By Marc Livitz: A number of questions will be answered on March 8 when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez gets back in the ring and tries to put his lopsided defeat to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in his periphery. Alfredo Angulo – “El Perro” is No Underdog”
Maldonado, Jr. Stops Nater In San Antonio

Maldonado, Jr. Stops Nater In San Antonio

By Marc Livitz: Fidel Maldonado, Jr. scored a fourth round stoppage win over John Nater in San Antonio, Texas on Monday night. Maldonado, Jr. Stops Nater In San Antonio
Spence KO's Oluoch In Four

Spence KO's Oluoch In Four

By Marc Livitz: The fight card in San Antonio, Texas on Monday evening showcased two Olympians. Errol Spence gave the more impressive performance of the duo with a resounding fourth round TKO victory over Peter Oluoch. Spence KO's Oluoch In Four
Garcia Tops Gonzalez In Chicago

Garcia Tops Gonzalez In Chicago

By Marc Livitz: Roberto Garcia scored a close and competitive split decision win over Norberto Gonzalez this evening as ESPN’s Friday Nights rolled into the Windy City of Chicago for a night of bouts at the UIC Pavilion. Gonzalez made his third ring appearance in just under year since returning from a three year hiatus. Garcia Tops Gonzalez In Chicago
Williams, Jr. KO's White in One

Williams, Jr. KO's White in One

By Marc Livitz: Thomas "Top Dog" Williams, Jr. claimed the vacant WBO NABO title with a first round TKO win over Cornelius "Beast" White in a light heavyweight battle at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. The first knockdown was registered just twenty seconds into round one by way of a quick left hook delivered to the chin of Cornelius White. Williams, Jr. KO's White in One
Canelo And Angulo Ready For Battle

Canelo And Angulo Ready For Battle

By Marc Livitz: The bout which turned out to be the most lucrative in boxing history didn’t take long to be filed with the fight it monetarily surpassed. The two contests, in 2007 and 2013, respectively each involved the sport’s number one attraction, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and his opponents were both expected to put on a memorable display. Canelo And Angulo Ready For Battle
Championship Showdown Returns to D.C.

Championship Showdown Returns to D.C.

By Marc Livitz: In just over two weeks’ time, pugilism will return to the land of the Potomac. Boxing will once again be the evening’s showcase at a famed locale in Washington, DC which originally opened as a National Guard Armory during World War II. At stake in the main event will be the IBF light welterweight title and DC native Lamont “Havoc” Peterson will no doubt seek to not just securely keep his belt, but also to please his home fans as well. Championship Showdown Returns to D.C.
SecondsOut Worst Decision of 2013: Barthelemy UD12 Usmanee

SecondsOut Worst Decision of 2013: Barthelemy UD12 Usmanee

By Marc Livitz: The sweet science is sadly not completely immune from leaving its fair share of black eyes upon more than just its combatants. 2013 may have come and gone like a gust of wind, yet the boxing world experienced a number of inexplicable decisions that threw more than one collective set of arms skyward. SecondsOut Worst Decision of 2013: Barthelemy UD12 Usmanee
Danger Zone: Broner and Maidana Talk To The Media

Danger Zone: Broner and Maidana Talk To The Media

By Marc Livitz: There is no written rule anywhere in the pages of boxing which states that two fighters are required to engage in a brash war of words in the weeks and days leading up to their respective matchup. Although it can be noted that the running of the mouth never seriously hurts the promotion of a fight before the opening bells sounds, there are still those of us who are quite content to refer to a boxer’s resume as a far more favorable choice of words. Danger Zone: Broner and Maidana Talk To The Media
Danger Zone Undercard Conference Call Notes

Danger Zone Undercard Conference Call Notes

Marc Livitz wraps up the Thurman, Soto Karass, Leo Santa Cruz & Seda Conference Call Danger Zone Undercard Conference Call Notes
“Alexander, Trout, Porter and Lara Eager for Brooklyn"

“Alexander, Trout, Porter and Lara Eager for Brooklyn"

By Marc Livitz: The oft used Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York has already played host to a number of boxing events in its short history. In terms of local significance and the potential for a good, old fashioned turf war, no previously held events in the arena can hold itself up to the upcoming “Bensonhurst versus Brownsville” showdown between Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi and Zab “Super” Judah. “Alexander, Trout, Porter and Lara Eager for Brooklyn"
Donaire Knocks Out Darchinyan Again

Donaire Knocks Out Darchinyan Again

By Marc Livitz at ringside: Nonito Donaire denied Vic Darchinyan the chance to avenge a 2007 knockout loss and he did so this evening by way of a ninth round TKO win. Donaire Knocks Out Darchinyan Again
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