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30 MAY 2016

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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Wilder Ready To Conquer Russia

Wilder Ready To Conquer Russia

By Marc Livitz: The Iron Curtain has long since fallen and although the Cold War is a thing of the past, there are few pairings within the sporting world that draw as much ire and attention as a faceoff between The United States and Russia. Wilder Ready To Conquer Russia
Berto Exacts Revenge, KO's Ortiz In Four

Berto Exacts Revenge, KO's Ortiz In Four

By Marc Livitz. Five years ago, Victor Ortiz knocked out Andre Berto as Floyd Mayweather, Jr. admired the action at ringside. The entertaining win meant a Las Vegas showdown with Floyd later that year as Berto went in a different direction. Saturday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, Berto turned back the clock and turned the tables on "Vicious" Victor with a convincing fourth round knockout win in. Berto Exacts Revenge, KO's Ortiz In Four
Chilemba Looks To Dethrone Kovalev

Chilemba Looks To Dethrone Kovalev

By Marc Livitz: In the eyes of some, the boxing calendar of 2016 is somewhat beginning to percolate, all the while with two major bouts on the horizon getting much of the attention. First and perhaps foremost is the hotly anticipated showdown between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez possibly set to take place in the fall, provided Alvarez gets past Amir Khan on May 7th in Las Vegas. Chilemba Looks To Dethrone Kovalev
Spence Miles Above Algieri, Wins By Fifth Round TKO

Spence Miles Above Algieri, Wins By Fifth Round TKO

By Marc Livitz: Errol "The Truth" Spence did Saturday what Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, among others could not. He knocked out Chris Algieri in the fifth round of a welterweight contest at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Spence Miles Above Algieri, Wins By Fifth Round TKO
Glowacki Battles Past Cunningham

Glowacki Battles Past Cunningham

By Marc Livitz: Krzysztof Glowacki and Steve "U.S.S." Cunningham provided attendees at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn event with a rough, four knockdown contest for Glowacki’s WBO Cruiserweight title. After twelve hotly contested rounds, Glowacki was awarded the unanimous decision win, much due to the four knockdowns he put on the former Cruiserweight title holder. Glowacki Battles Past Cunningham
Khan Liking Chances Vs Canelo

Khan Liking Chances Vs Canelo

By Marc Livitz: Applause is always customary for fighters who take the biggest of chances within the ring. As is usually the case in boxing, there aren’t many instances outside of perhaps the heavyweight ranks where a difference in size is clearly noticeable, save for the miracle of re-hydration for those who must keep their respective weight in check. Khan Liking Chances Vs Canelo
Pacquiao Dominates Third Fight With Bradley

Pacquiao Dominates Third Fight With Bradley

By Marc Livitz: This was no case of round twenty five, at least not in the sense of how many expected matters to play out this evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao Dominates Third Fight With Bradley
Ramirez Outclasses Abraham

Ramirez Outclasses Abraham

By Marc Livitz: The evening’s co-main event was a showcase win for Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez as he fought a beautifully one sided bout against Arthur Abraham for the WBO super middleweight title. Ramirez Outclasses Abraham
Valdez KO's Gradovich in Four

Valdez KO's Gradovich in Four

By Marc Livitz Oscar Valdez grabbed the vacant NABO featherweight title this evening as he soundly pummeled and landed leather at will on Evgeny Gradovich en route to a fourth round knockout victory. Valdez KO's Gradovich in Four
Ramirez Trudges Through Perez

Ramirez Trudges Through Perez

By Marc Livitz: HBO’s pay TV telecast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas commenced with an enticing matchup between 2012 U.S. Olympian, Jose Ramirez and Manuel "Manny" Perez for the WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title. Ramirez Trudges Through Perez
Ward Returns, Shines In Oakland/Diaz Schools Velez

Ward Returns, Shines In Oakland/Diaz Schools Velez

By Marc Livitz: Andre Ward impressively got past Sullivan Barrera in an IBF light heavyweight title elimination bout on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Ward’s first real stint in the division was a dominant one as he easily outclassed the Cuban fighter whose vast amateur record didn’t effectively translate into professional success. Ward Returns, Shines In Oakland/Diaz Schools Velez
Local Talent On Glorious Display In San Antonio 

Local Talent On Glorious Display In San Antonio 

By Marc Livitz at ringside in San Antonio, TX: A memorable night of fights took place on Friday night at the San Antonio Events Center in the presence of a raucous hometown crowd. Javier "Pit Bull" Rodriguez was unexpectedly thrust into the evening’s main event slot when the promotion’s star attraction, Ivan "Bam Bam" Najera failed to come near the bout’s contracted weight on Thursday afternoon. Local Talent On Glorious Display In San Antonio 
Lipenets Ko's Ghvamichava in 5

Lipenets Ko's Ghvamichava in 5

By Marc Livitz: An all eastern affair topped off an evening of fights at the Robinson Rancheria Resort Casino Tuesday night in Nice, California. Sergey Lipinets stopped Levan "The Wolf" Ghvamichava with a perfectly placed liver shot in the fifth round of their welterweight contest which was pushed to the main event. Lipenets Ko's Ghvamichava in 5
Lopez Still Unbeaten, Tops Munoz

Lopez Still Unbeaten, Tops Munoz

By Marc Livitz: Adam "Mantequilla" Lopez withstood constant yet ineffective pressure from Mario Munoz for the bulk of ten rounds on Friday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey as he hung on to his undefeated record as well as the WBA Fedelatin Super Bantamweight title. Lopez Still Unbeaten, Tops Munoz
Wilder Flattens Szpilka With Ninth Round TKO

Wilder Flattens Szpilka With Ninth Round TKO

By Marc Livitz: Deontay Wilder hung on to his WBC Heavyweight title by way of a hard earned, rough and gritty effort tonight which led to a ninth round TKO victory over Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Wilder Flattens Szpilka With Ninth Round TKO
Fight of the Year - Vargas TKO 9 Miura

Fight of the Year - Vargas TKO 9 Miura

By Marc Livitz: As it turns out, the bout considered by many to be the most entertaining of the bunch took place with just over a month to spare in the calendar year. Boxing doesn’t subscribe to the notion that the most anticipated or hyperbole filled contest will do its billing proper justice. Fight of the Year - Vargas TKO 9 Miura
Ortiz KO's Jennings In Seven

Ortiz KO's Jennings In Seven

By Marc Livitz: Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz scored an impressive seventh round TKO victory tonight over Bryant "ByBy" Jennings for the interim WBA heavyweight title at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York on Saturday. Ortiz KO's Jennings In Seven
Walters Handed Dubious Draw vs Sosa

Walters Handed Dubious Draw vs Sosa

By Marc Livitz: Nicholas Walters found out that Jason Sosa wouldn’t back down at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York on Saturday. Walters Handed Dubious Draw vs Sosa
Arreola Decisions Kauffman

Arreola Decisions Kauffman

By Marc Livitz at Ringside in San Antonio: Chris Arreola found Travis Kauffman to be a hard stone to move in a grueling, grinding 12 round split decision victory in San Antonio,Texas on Saturday. Arreola Decisions Kauffman
Figueroa Gets UD Win Over DeMarco

Figueroa Gets UD Win Over DeMarco

By Marc Livitz at ringside in San Antonio, TX: Omar Figueroa won an extremely close war of wills this evening over ring tested Antonio DeMarco at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. The undefeated fighter from Weslaco, Texas looked exhausted and puffy faced at the bout’s conclusion due to DeMarco’s constant pressure. Figueroa Gets UD Win Over DeMarco
Barrios  Still Unbeaten, Ortiz Ko’s Sanchez Leon

Barrios  Still Unbeaten, Ortiz Ko’s Sanchez Leon

By Marc Livitz at ringside in San Antonio, TX: A night of nationally televised bouts kicked off at 5pm CST from the AT&T Center in San Antonio with a local fighter in Mario Barrios putting his unbeaten lightweight record on the line against Manuel Vides of Panama City, Panama. Barrios  Still Unbeaten, Ortiz Ko’s Sanchez Leon
DeGale Decisions Bute In Quebec

DeGale Decisions Bute In Quebec

By Marc Livitz: James "Chunky" DeGale put together a clever game plan to beat Lucien Bute to the punch in an IBF super middleweight championship contest at the Centre Videotron Arena in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on Saturday. DeGale Decisions Bute In Quebec
Vargas Rallies To TKO Win Over Miura In Nine

Vargas Rallies To TKO Win Over Miura In Nine

By Marc Livitz: Las Vegas, NV - Francisco Vargas as well as Takashi Miura gained fan points in the evening’s co-main event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday Vargas Rallies To TKO Win Over Miura In Nine
Rigondeaux Does Little But Eases Past Drian

Rigondeaux Does Little But Eases Past Drian

By Marc Livitz: Las Vegas, NV - Guillermo Rigondeaux showed up, laid low and shut down Francisco Drian in a very uneventful and unmemorable bout as part of the Cotto versus Canelo undercard in Las Vegas on Saturday. Rigondeaux Does Little But Eases Past Drian
Rios Tops Velez To Claim Vacant WBC Title

Rios Tops Velez To Claim Vacant WBC Title

By Marc Livitz: Las Vegas, NV - Ronny Rios fought his way out of an early deficit as he controlled the bulk of activity in a ten round, unanimous decision win over Jayson Velez for the vacant WBC silver featherweight championship in Las Vegas on Saturday. Rios Tops Velez To Claim Vacant WBC Title
Canelo Powers Past Cotto For Middleweight Crown

Canelo Powers Past Cotto For Middleweight Crown

By Marc Livitz: Las Vegas, NV - Some rounds may have appeared close but in the end, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was simply too much for the undersized, under powered Miguel Angel Cotto. The clash for the world middleweight championship delighted the crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday. Canelo Powers Past Cotto For Middleweight Crown
A Night Of Boxing At The Ballpark 

A Night Of Boxing At The Ballpark 

By Marc Livitz at ringside in San Antonio, TX: An entertaining scrap took place in south Texas on Saturday evening featuring local bantamweight talent in Felipe "El Silencio" Castaneda and Joseph "Mighty Angel" Rios. The two fighters battled to a majority draw in a contest at Nelson Wolff Stadium, home of minor league side, San Antonio Missions. A Night Of Boxing At The Ballpark 
Obara Wins Eye Test But Judges See Different

Obara Wins Eye Test But Judges See Different

By Marc Livitz: Keita Obara may have waited a while to do so, but he soon made sure that his United States debut was a memorable one in Miami,Florida on Saturday night Obara Wins Eye Test But Judges See Different
Bizier Tops Lawson With 10th Round TKO

Bizier Tops Lawson With 10th Round TKO

By Marc Livitz: Kevin Bizier bullied Frederick Lawson around for the lot of ten rounds before scoring a tenth round TKO at the Miccosukee Gaming Resort Miami, Florida on Saturday. Bizier Tops Lawson With 10th Round TKO
Golovkin And Lemieux Promising Firefight In Manhattan

Golovkin And Lemieux Promising Firefight In Manhattan

By Marc Livitz: Gennady Golovkin has become an attraction for fight fans as well as the casual observer. One of the sport’s most tedious responsibilities is the task of selling it to the public, which is at many times based on name recognition and talent outweighed by image. Golovkin And Lemieux Promising Firefight In Manhattan
Gonzalez And Viloria Ready To Steal The Show In NYC

Gonzalez And Viloria Ready To Steal The Show In NYC

By Marc Livitz: Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is one the top fighters in the sport of boxing today, yet he also holds the distinction of flying for inexplicable lengths under the pugilistic radar. The unbeaten flyweight sensation from Managua, Nicaragua has torn a silent path through the pound for pound rankings in the game, yet he didn’t get much primetime exposure until earlier this year when he was presented to an American audience on HBO. Gonzalez And Viloria Ready To Steal The Show In NYC
Wilder Works Hard For 11th Round Win

Wilder Works Hard For 11th Round Win

By Marc Livitz: Deontay Wilder dug deep and survived a swollen left eye en route to a 11th round stoppage win over Johann Duhaupas tonight at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The undefeated WBC champion faced his second challenger in three fights who could stand up to his shots. However unlike Bermaine Stiverne, Duhaupas didn’t make it to the finish line. Wilder Works Hard For 11th Round Win
Klitschko Talks Fury, Floyd And Future

Klitschko Talks Fury, Floyd And Future

By Marc Livitz: It’s hardly been 48 hours since boxing’s pound for pound champion took part in his supposed final bout, yet some of the corresponding rankings which list the best in the sport have abruptly changed. Such a drastic switch in the listings of the cream of the crop that the sport has to offer has fittingly placed the universally recognized heavyweight champion of the world at its pinnacle. Klitschko Talks Fury, Floyd And Future
Mikhailenko KO's Perez in Eight

Mikhailenko KO's Perez in Eight

By Marc Livitz: Dmitri Mikhailenko kept his undefeated record intact with an eighth round stoppage win over Johan Perez for the WBA-NABA welterweight title at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California Mikhailenko KO's Perez in Eight
Wade Pushes Past Soliman

Wade Pushes Past Soliman

By Marc Livitz: Dominic Wade took a very much "up in the air" experience this evening against former middleweight champion Sam Soliman at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Wade was awarded with a split decision victory.  Wade Pushes Past Soliman
Porter Outshines Broner In Vegas

Porter Outshines Broner In Vegas

By Marc Livitz: Shawn Porter put another dent in Adrien Broner’s brash facade tonight with a resounding unanimous decision win in a non-title welterweight clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Porter Outshines Broner In Vegas
Beterbiev KO’s Johnson In Seven

Beterbiev KO’s Johnson In Seven

By Marc Livitz: Artur Beterbiev scored a seventh round knockout over Alexander Johnson in a light heavyweight contest earlier in Chicago on Friday night. Beterbiev KO’s Johnson In Seven
Lara Puts On Masterclass Class Against Rodriguez

Lara Puts On Masterclass Class Against Rodriguez

By Marc Livitz: Erislandy Lara easily retained his WBA super welterweight title on Friday evening with a convincing unanimous decision win over Delvin Rodriguez at the UIC Pavillon in Chicago. Throughout the first round, "The American Dream" Lara showcased his superior boxing skills to beat Rodriguez to the punch as well as counter just about every attempt to get at him in any way. Lara Puts On Masterclass Class Against Rodriguez
Canelo KO's Kirkland In Three Round Thriller

Canelo KO's Kirkland In Three Round Thriller

By Marc Livitz at Ringside in Houston, TX: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fought fire with fire this evening. He was surely tested for a few moments, yet he stayed the course en route to a sensational third round knockout win over James Kirkland this evening at a packed Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston, TX. The 154 pound, non title matchup took place in front of a raucous, pro Alvarez crowd of over 30,000 fans. Canelo KO's Kirkland In Three Round Thriller
Canelo Vs. Kirkland Weigh In Report

Canelo Vs. Kirkland Weigh In Report

By Marc Livitz in Houston, TX: The huge turnout today at Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston, Texas left hardly any indication that a Texas fighter would be part of the main event. While three to four hundred fans packed the Union Station atrium this afternoon, early estimates have nearly 45,000 fight fans on the docket for tomorrow night’s highly anticipated light middleweight clash between Mexican superstar, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland. Canelo Vs. Kirkland Weigh In Report
Mayweather Schools Pacquiao In Vegas

Mayweather Schools Pacquiao In Vegas

By Marc Livitz in Las Vegas: Floyd Mayweather put on a magnificent display as he outclassed, outboxed and outgunned Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas tonight as a wild and unprecedented week finally came to a close. Mayweather Schools Pacquiao In Vegas
Santa Cruz Easily Decisions Cayetano

Santa Cruz Easily Decisions Cayetano

By Marc Livitz in Las Vegas: Leo Santa Cruz coasted to a unanimous decision victory over Jose Cayetano tonight in the evening’s co-main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Santa Cruz Easily Decisions Cayetano
Lomachenko KO's Rodriguez in Nine

Lomachenko KO's Rodriguez in Nine

By Marc Livitz in Las Vegas: In the first of just two undercard bouts on the card this evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Vasyl "Hi Tech" Lomachenko scored a ninth round knockout victory over Puerto Rican Gamailer Rodriguez in a contest for the WBO featherweight championship. Lomachenko KO's Rodriguez in Nine
Beltran KO's Ao But Fails On The Scales/Ponomarev Claims NABF Title

Beltran KO's Ao But Fails On The Scales/Ponomarev Claims NABF Title

By Marc Livitz at ringside in Las Vegas, NV: Raymundo Beltran scored an impressive and throughly dominating second round TKO win over Takahiro Ao on Friday evening at the Chelsea Theatre inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Beltran KO's Ao But Fails On The Scales/Ponomarev Claims NABF Title
Mayweather And Pacquiao Make Weight For Record Breaking Night 

Mayweather And Pacquiao Make Weight For Record Breaking Night 

By Marc Livitz at the scale in Las Vegas, NV: The doors opened three hours prior to the start of the festivities this afternoon, but every face in the arena seemed to be a beaming one. It’s really been amazing to see how all the pieces, however they have done so, collectively fall into place. Mayweather And Pacquiao Make Weight For Record Breaking Night 
Mayweather Approaching Pacquiao Fight In Relaxed Mood

Mayweather Approaching Pacquiao Fight In Relaxed Mood

By Marc Livitz: The dust is finally beginning to settle and oh, what a week it has been so far as the countdown to the biggest fight of the twenty first century is almost single digits away. There have been bust up’s galore from both sides of the promotion that is the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao bonanza set to take place on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather Approaching Pacquiao Fight In Relaxed Mood
Canelo And Kirkland Promise Fireworks In Houston

Canelo And Kirkland Promise Fireworks In Houston

By Marc Livitz: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was riding high in 2013 prior to his abrupt down to earth evening in the ring with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Although he was soundly outpointed in the September 2013 bout which up until next weekend was the richest in boxing history, he kept his head up and returned to the ring a few months later. Canelo And Kirkland Promise Fireworks In Houston
Pacquiao Conference Call Implodes

Pacquiao Conference Call Implodes

By Marc Livitz: The day has finally arrived or at least it is very close to doing so. As has been the case so many times in the city of Las Vegas, a fight of incredible magnitude will stop traffic, divert the majority of attention and find itself on the lips just about everyone. Pacquiao Conference Call Implodes
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
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