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31 JULY 2014

Where am I? Home Columns Mikko Salo
 

Mikko Salo lives in Vantaa, Finland. He got the spark to boxing fandom as an 11-year-old from watching the legendary Hagler vs Hearns war. As an athlete Mikko won the Finnish championship in American football in the 1990s. In his boxing writing he concentrates mostly on the heavyweight division. He also wants to document the lively Northern European boxing scene to SecondsOut readers. Mikko can be reached at mikko.ep.salo@saunalahti.fi.



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11   Articles
State Of The Heavyweights: Tournament Of America Begins

State Of The Heavyweights: Tournament Of America Begins

By Mikko Salo: The heavyweight division is doing well. One of eight divisions in boxing with an Undisputed Champion holding both Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and The Ring Magazine Championships, the division boasts The Ring #3 and TBRB #8 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. State Of The Heavyweights: Tournament Of America Begins
The State of the Heavyweights: Top 10 Year in Review

The State of the Heavyweights: Top 10 Year in Review

By Mikko Salo: The Fabulous Klitschko Boys continued their unprecedented heavyweight dominance in 2012, but unlike the previous year, when they dismissed the then Ring #2 and #3 contenders David Haye and Tomasz Adamek in consecutive soccer stadium megafights, their opposition in 2012 left a lot to be desired. The State of the Heavyweights: Top 10 Year in Review
SecondsOut Awards: Services To Boxing, Emanuel Steward

SecondsOut Awards: Services To Boxing, Emanuel Steward

By Mikko Salo: When it came to voting for the Services to Boxing Award for 2012, the SecondsOut team practically gave out a unanimous decision. Emanuel Steward, one of the sport`s most beloved and respected figures, deserves all the praise and recognition that has come before and after his passing in October at 68 years old. SecondsOut Awards: Services To Boxing, Emanuel Steward
State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!

State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!

By Mikko Salo: Pure stroke of business genius. That is what promoter Frank Warren pulled off last week. David Haye vs Dereck Chisora has everything. It gives us the biggest moneymaker of a fight that doesn`t have the names Mayweather, Pacquiao or Klitschko attached to it. State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!
The State of the Heavyweights: Two Top 10ers, at Last!

The State of the Heavyweights: Two Top 10ers, at Last!

By Mikko Salo: Question: What has not happened in the heavyweight division since 10th September 2011? Answer: Two fighters ranked in the Ring Magazine Top Ten squaring off against each other. The State of the Heavyweights: Two Top 10ers, at Last!
The State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part III

The State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part III

By Mikko Salo: The last of the three top-notch heavyweight weekends is here, with the two previous ones providing us with the kind of action the fans want to see from this improving marquee division of boxing. The two spirited contests with all-out attitude have not let us down. The State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part III
State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part II

State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part II

By Mikko Salo: The first of the three consecutive star-studded heavyweight weekends included some unexpectedly bizarre pre-fight antics, an unexpectedly competitive Championship Fight and an unexpectedly violent post-fight press conference. State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part II
State of the Heavyweights: Top-Three In Action

State of the Heavyweights: Top-Three In Action

By Mikko Salo: This does not happen often. The top three fighters of boxing`s marquee division engaging in combat during a stretch of three consecutive weekends. Even if the match-ups leave something to be desired, the boxing fans should embrace the heavyweight festivities about to take place. State of the Heavyweights: Top-Three In Action
The State of the Heavyweights: The Heavy Awards 2011

The State of the Heavyweights: The Heavy Awards 2011

It took five long years, but now their task is complete: The Klitschko Brothers are The Undisputed Heavyweight Champions of the World The State of the Heavyweights: The Heavy Awards 2011
The State Of The Heavyweights: Top 10 Year In Review

The State Of The Heavyweights: Top 10 Year In Review

By Mikko Salo:We finally have clarity in at least one division of pro boxing. The heavyweight year 2011 saw a complete Championship Unification for the first time since 1999. The State Of The Heavyweights: Top 10 Year In Review
The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!

The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!

By Mikko Salo: On Saturday night in Helsinki, fight fans were treated to the most entertaining heavyweight fight of the year between two young and hungry pugilists who are sure to make an increasing amount of noise in the division in the coming years. Dereck Chisora in dropping a controversial split decision against Robert Helenius redeemed himself after the lackluster 18 pounds heavier showing against Tyson Fury. The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!
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