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06 DECEMBER 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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Hopkins Prepared To Close Career In LA

Hopkins Prepared To Close Career In LA

By Marc Livitz: Whether as boxer, promoter or both, Bernard Hopkins has been a staple of the boxing vanguard for the better part of two decades. The former undisputed middleweight champion was victorious in twenty consecutive title defenses over 11 years before he made the choice to jump 15 pounds to the north and test his luck as a light heavyweight. Hopkins Prepared To Close Career In LA
Vences Defeats Ramos by Technical Decision in Vegas

Vences Defeats Ramos by Technical Decision in Vegas

By Marc Livitz: Andy Vences and Casey Ramos gave the fans at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Las Vegas a good show on Friday evening. Vences Defeats Ramos by Technical Decision in Vegas
Golovkin Victorious Against Brook

Golovkin Victorious Against Brook

By Marc Livitz: Kell Brook showed tremendous heart, yet it was his trainer who made the call to stop his quest to unseat middleweight king Gennady Golovkin in round five in front of a raucous crowd at the O2 Arena in London, England. Golovkin Victorious Against Brook
Claggett Outworks Robles/Macias Ko's Garza In Vegas

Claggett Outworks Robles/Macias Ko's Garza In Vegas

By Marc Livitz: Steve Claggett pushed onward, punched hard and drove his way through Emmanuel Robles en route to a split decision win for the vacant NABA-WBA USA super lightweight title at the Downtown Event Center in Las Vegas. Claggett Outworks Robles/Macias Ko's Garza In Vegas
Peralta Gets Shock Win Over Guerrero

Peralta Gets Shock Win Over Guerrero

By Marc Livitz: David Emanuel Peralta first set foot in the United States less than a week ago. However, in a night’s work, he made his name a recognizable one as he outclassed and outfought Robert Guerrero in a nationally televised welterweight bout at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Peralta Gets Shock Win Over Guerrero
Ward Out-Points  Brand To Set Up Super Fight With Kovalev

Ward Out-Points  Brand To Set Up Super Fight With Kovalev

By Marc Livitz: Andre Ward’s performance fell somewhere between expected and masterful on Saturday night in front of a hometown crowd at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Ward Out-Points  Brand To Set Up Super Fight With Kovalev
Odom KO's Jackson In 3

Odom KO's Jackson In 3

By Marc Livitz Julius "The Chef" Jackson started well, but he over committed and paid the price for admiring his own handiwork against Jerry "The King’s Son" Odom at Foxwoods In Connecticut on Friday Odom KO's Jackson In 3
Lopez And Reynoso Fight To A Draw

Lopez And Reynoso Fight To A Draw

By Marc Livitz: Adam "Mantequilla" Lopez and Roman "Ruben" Reynoso battled to a majority draw after ten well contested rounds of a super bantamweight bout at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Friday evening. Lopez came very close to a knockout in the last moments but found his Argentine opponent to be a very hard read. Lopez And Reynoso Fight To A Draw
Mikey Garcia Returns

Mikey Garcia Returns

By Marc Livitz: As the saying goes, time flies. Indeed, it does and the world of boxing is no exception. It’s usually a loss or perhaps retirement which is the main reason for a fighter’s name to no longer be found among the ranks of the sport’s best rated. Mikey Garcia Returns
Santa Cruz And Frampton Look To Set Brooklyn Alight

Santa Cruz And Frampton Look To Set Brooklyn Alight

By Marc Livitz: Over the past few years, the names of Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton have been floating about the boxing periphery and looking to surface as well as move past the biggest names in the ring. On Saturday, July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, an expertly matched, difficult to pick and sure fire crowd pleaser is set to take place as two world class unbeaten champions collide. The Premier Boxing Champions main event will be telecast in the United States on Showtime Santa Cruz And Frampton Look To Set Brooklyn Alight
Barrios Less Than Stellar in UD Win/Ramirez Defeats Roman

Barrios Less Than Stellar in UD Win/Ramirez Defeats Roman

By Marc Livitz: Unbeaten Mario Barrios earned a twelve round, unanimous decision win on Saturday evening over Davis Boschiero at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey. If this bout was one for the memory books, then hopefully it was for one of the short term variety. Barrios Less Than Stellar in UD Win/Ramirez Defeats Roman
Alvarado Gets Past Torres / Korobov Tops Vera

Alvarado Gets Past Torres / Korobov Tops Vera

By Marc Livitz at Ringside in Dallas, TX: "Mile High" Mike Alvarado showed grit and spirit Saturday evening as his road to a comeback didn’t come easily to him at The Bomb Factory in downtown Dallas. Alvarado Gets Past Torres / Korobov Tops Vera
Rodriguez Decisions Quijano In Tampa/Valentin Tops Jackson

Rodriguez Decisions Quijano In Tampa/Valentin Tops Jackson

By Marc Livitz: Ricardo Rodriguez slugged his way past David Quijano in an intriguing battle for the WBO Latino super flyweight title on Friday evening at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Rodriguez Decisions Quijano In Tampa/Valentin Tops Jackson
Alvarado, Korobov And Vera Hit The Scales

Alvarado, Korobov And Vera Hit The Scales

By Marc Livitz in Dallas, TX: Veterans as well as ring rookies will make up the vast majority of a night of boxing tomorrow as Top Rank Promotions showcases an eleven fight "Solo Boxeo" card, which is set to take place at the Bomb Factory in the Deep Ellum District of downtown Dallas. Alvarado, Korobov And Vera Hit The Scales
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
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