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30 OCTOBER 2014

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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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
Demetrius Andrade Gets Decision Over Martirosyan

Demetrius Andrade Gets Decision Over Martirosyan

By Marc Livitz at ringside: Demetrius Andrade scored a split decision victory this evening over Vanes Martirosyan and claimed the vacant WBO Super Welterweight title at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Demetrius Andrade Gets Decision Over Martirosyan
Walters KO's Garza, Keeps WBA Featherweight Title

Walters KO's Garza, Keeps WBA Featherweight Title

By Marc Livitz at ringside; Nicolas Walters retained his WBA Featherweight championship this evening by way of a fourth round TKO win over Alberto Garza. Walters KO's Garza, Keeps WBA Featherweight Title

Mikey Garcia KO's Rocky Martinez

By Marc Livitz, ringside; Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia moved up in weight and moved on with a championship belt this evening with an eighth round knockout victory over Roman "Rocky" Martinez at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mikey Garcia KO's Rocky Martinez

Corpus Christi Weigh In Report - Garcia/Martinez make weight!

By Marc Livitz in Corpus Christi, TX: This afternoon in the quaint coastal city of Corpus Christi, Texas, there was no place like home. Particularly, home plate. The start and finish point of the great American pastime, as in a baseball diamond provided a most interesting locale for a weigh in. Corpus Christi Weigh In Report - Garcia/Martinez make weight!
Garcia and Martinez Square Off On Saturday

Garcia and Martinez Square Off On Saturday

By Marc Livitz: A bit less than five months have passed since Mikey Garcia lost out on a title challenge before he even stepped foot into the ring. This past June in Dallas, Texas, Garcia was unable to keep his weight at or under the featherweight limit of 126 pounds and was ultimately stripped of his WBO title. Garcia and Martinez Square Off On Saturday
Donaire And Darchinyan Prepared For War

Donaire And Darchinyan Prepared For War

By Marc Livitz: Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan have taken separate paths over the last few years that have ultimately led them to the same destination. Six years have gone by since “The Filipino Flash” Donaire delivered a crushing counter left hook which tagged “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan squarely across the face and gave the boxing world a knockout to remember. Donaire And Darchinyan Prepared For War
Brandon Rios Feeling Strong And Ready For Pacquiao

Brandon Rios Feeling Strong And Ready For Pacquiao

By Marc Livitz: Fans love a great night at the fights. In particular, fans love fighting and lots of it. Although there have been many bouts over the years which have pulled on our last nerve, there have also been those now embedded deep in our collective memories that can still beckon a headache tablet or two. Brandon Rios Feeling Strong And Ready For Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao’s Return

Manny Pacquiao’s Return

By Marc Livitz: The fighting pride of the Philippines has taken the last two bouts of his professional career, both of them losses as but mere bumps in the road of the sweet science. Manny Pacquiao’s June 2012 split decision defeat to Timothy Bradley was widely viewed with universal disdain, although the “Pac Man” took the quite inexplicable scorecards rendered by two thirds of the ringside judges as part of the everyday game of boxing. Manny Pacquiao’s Return
Bernard Hopkins – The Old Fox

Bernard Hopkins – The Old Fox

By Marc Livitz: Bernard Hopkins has been one of the most recognizable faces in boxing for the greater portion of the last two decades. His numerous championships, accolades and astounding ability to remain highly competitive while just south of the age of fifty are but a scant few examples of the legacy etched by the Philadelphia fighter. Bernard Hopkins – The Old Fox
Brian Vera Discusses Loss And Rematch

Brian Vera Discusses Loss And Rematch

By Marc Livitz: Just a few days have passed since Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. was declared the unanimous decision winner over Brian Vera. The bout which took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California was very much a case of disbelief throughout the evening and the days prior to it. Brian Vera Discusses Loss And Rematch
Chavez, Jr. Gets Decision Over Vera

Chavez, Jr. Gets Decision Over Vera

By Marc Livitz: The masses at the StubHub Center in Carson, California may have been there to see Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. score a victory this evening, yet even they didn’t expect it to happen the way it eventually did. Chavez, Jr. Gets Decision Over Vera
Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Returns

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Returns

By Marc Livitz: It was almost a night to remember for all the right reasons. So close to an unforgettable evening where the beaten came so very near to becoming the unexpected victor. On September 15 of last year, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Returns
Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "Give The Best, Receive The Best"

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "Give The Best, Receive The Best"

By Marc Livitz: The majority of casual sports fans are easily able to identify certain athletes and at times even their respective team. While boxing is unfortunately still in the far periphery of some and completely off the radar for others, there are still a handful of familiar stars that are easily recognizable. If they are not household names, then they are at least of the water cooler variety. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "Give The Best, Receive The Best"
Canelo Alvarez: 'Floyd Is Worried'

Canelo Alvarez: 'Floyd Is Worried'

By Marc Livitz: The stage is all but set, the lights are just warming up and the eyes of millions will once again focus in on Las Vegas on Saturday, September 14. It’s as close as a big night at the fights can possibly get to Mexican Independence Day weekend and so why not stage the biggest name in boxing against the one of the sport’s brightest and up and coming stars? Canelo Alvarez: 'Floyd Is Worried'
San Antonio Undercard: Warren Tops Gonzales

San Antonio Undercard: Warren Tops Gonzales

By Marc Livitz: In the night’s co-main event at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Rau’shee Warren was tested a few times by Omar Gonzalez but still managed to thoroughly dominate the six round bantamweight bout. San Antonio Undercard: Warren Tops Gonzales
Collazo Strides Past Sanchez in Texas

Collazo Strides Past Sanchez in Texas

By Marc Livitz: Luis Collazo is no stranger to title fights. The former welterweight champion holds competitive bouts with such names as Shane Mosley, Ricky Hatton and Andre Berto to his credit. Monday at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas, Collazo continued his march back towards a title shot with a unanimous decision victory over Alan Sanchez. Collazo Strides Past Sanchez in Texas
Abner Mares And Jhonny Gonzalez Ready For War

Abner Mares And Jhonny Gonzalez Ready For War

By Marc Livitz: While many of us as boxing fans love to count down the days leading up to the next big fight, there are still high numbers of the boxing faithful who truly appreciate the fighter who treads on and on. Those fighters who have fought almost a “who’s who” in the ring can often rouse our interests. Abner Mares And Jhonny Gonzalez Ready For War
“The One” Undercard Conference Call Notes

“The One” Undercard Conference Call Notes

By Marc Livitz: The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez already holds its own respective merits in terms of marketability to the sporting public. There’s enough of a following for Mayweather, Jr. (love it or hate it) as nearly a household name and no need for such a wish upon a star likeness for Alvarez. "Canelo" is nearing national treasure status without exception in his native Mexico and many parts of the United States as well. “The One” Undercard Conference Call Notes
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