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22 DECEMBER 2014

 


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‘Desert Storm’ Bradley makes it rain in the ring

‘Desert Storm’ Bradley makes it rain in the ring

Interview by Mark G. Butcher: It’s unlikely you will ever see Timothy Bradley in a club ‘making it rain’ or dripping in gold flanked by a hollering entourage. Bold or arrogant proclamations are not the Californian’s style, unlike a few other fighters one could mention. Bradley only makes it rain punches and the man known as ’Desert Storm’ will be seeking to reignite his career when he takes on battle-hardened Argentine Diego Chaves at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday. ‘Desert Storm’ Bradley makes it rain in the ring
Secondsout Pound-For-Pound List For December

Secondsout Pound-For-Pound List For December

By Matthew Hurley: Secondsout.com’s pound-for-pound list for the month of December consists of three main moves among the ten fighters ranked. On the strength of his three recent victories over Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley and most recently Chris Algieri, Manny Pacquiao has regained the number two position behind Floyd Mayweather. Secondsout Pound-For-Pound List For December
Chris Eubank Jr: The Real Deal?

Chris Eubank Jr: The Real Deal?

By Philip Anthony: Prior to Saturday night, Chris Eubank Jr had never been involved in a boxing match which lasted beyond eight rounds. Despite having racked up 18 wins, his victories had all come against less than stellar, low level opposition. Chris Eubank Jr: The Real Deal?
The Greatest Title In The History Of Sports Has Lost Its Sparkle

The Greatest Title In The History Of Sports Has Lost Its Sparkle

By Andrew Rivera: Last week I gave my prediction on the WBO Welterweight title fight between champion Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algeri. As you probably know by now, at secondsout,our correspondents give or prediction on the outcome on the most significant fights, of the particular weekend. The Greatest Title In The History Of Sports Has Lost Its Sparkle
Pacquiao Needs To Look Spectacular

Pacquiao Needs To Look Spectacular

By Matthew Hurley: Despite the fact that his upcoming welterweight fight against Chris Algieri will probably be the lowest rated pay per view event in his career, Manny Pacquiao is in a must win situation. Pacquiao Needs To Look Spectacular
Like Fine Wine, Herrera Gets Better With Age

Like Fine Wine, Herrera Gets Better With Age

By John J. Raspanti: A loss can sometimes do wonders for a fighter. When Mauricio Herrera faced WBC, WBA, and The Ring light welterweight champion Danny Garcia last July, not many believed he had a chance of upsetting the defending titleholder. Like Fine Wine, Herrera Gets Better With Age
Hopkins: "This Fight Isn't About Boxing, It's Something Deeper Than That"

Hopkins: "This Fight Isn't About Boxing, It's Something Deeper Than That"

By Clive Bernath: Those that have spent even a small amount of time in the company of Bernard Hopkins will know that not only is he a great defensive master in the ring but also a highly intelligent individual outside of it. ‘The Alien’ as he now calls himself is an astute businessman, who is as streetwise as he is philosophical. Hopkins: "This Fight Isn't About Boxing, It's Something Deeper Than That"
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
Ashley Theophane: Las Vegas Dreams

Ashley Theophane: Las Vegas Dreams

Floyd Mayweather claimed his 47th win against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Ashley Theophane: Las Vegas Dreams
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”
Don George Is A Hungry Man

Don George Is A Hungry Man

By John J Raspanti: On August 23 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Ill, Don “The Bomb” George will meet Dyah Davis for the IBO super middleweight championship. George, who was born in Chicago, wants to win the title for his city, but most of all, the expectant father is motivated to provide for his growing family. Don George Is A Hungry Man
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 10

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 10

By Derek Bonnett: It’s been awhile. In fact, it’s been since July of 2012 that I felt compelled to write a volume of Title Shots Here! Getcha’ Free Title Shot! That’s not to say there haven’t been an undeserving "contender" or three over the last two years that hasn’t conveniently popped into the rankings of an organizing body just prior to a title fight being announced. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 10
Charles Maps The Road Back For Chisora

Charles Maps The Road Back For Chisora

Interview by Mark Butcher: After the initial, crushing disappointment, Dereck Chisora’s trainer Don Charles is in a philosophical mood following his fighter’s recent withdrawal from the eagerly-anticipated rematch with Tyson Fury and already mapping the Londoner’s road back. Charles Maps The Road Back For Chisora
Mauricio Herrera: "I am El Maestro"

Mauricio Herrera: "I am El Maestro"

By Derek Bonnett: Persistence can carry a fighter a long way. That, and a pretty damn good supply of underrated talent. For junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera, opportunity and just results in the boxing world have never come easy. Herrera, known as "El Maestro", or "The Teacher", inside of the ring has earned the equivalence of a teaching degree after many lessons while enrolled in the clichéd School of Hard Knocks. Mauricio Herrera: "I am El Maestro"
Pacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense

Pacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense

By Matthew Hurley: Now that Manny Pacquiao versus Chris Algieri is a done deal, the PacMan officially revealed himself to be Bob Arum’s puppet on a string. No, this is not as bad as Colonel Tom Parker ripping apart his only client Elvis Presley over nearly twenty-one years but it begs the question, who would Manny be fighting on November 22 had he not signed a contract extension through 2016? Pacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense
The irresistible force of Gilberto Ramirez

The irresistible force of Gilberto Ramirez

By Mark Butcher in Macao: Unbeaten super-middleweight Gilberto Ramirez has the irresistible looks of a Latin movie star and power just as disarming. The handsome Mexican has drawn gasps and even applause from Chinese women inside the Venetian Casino ahead of his bout against Junior Talipeau on Saturday. Ramirez also has a habit of leaving his opponents similarly weak-kneed. The irresistible force of Gilberto Ramirez
Zou Shiming shining before Champions Of Gold

Zou Shiming shining before Champions Of Gold

By Mark Butcher: Amid the hustle and bustle generated by Chinese gamers and thrill-seekers, Top Rank’s latest foray into the South-East Asian boxing market takes place this Saturday with national hero Zou Shiming the focus of the ‘Champions of Gold’ event at the Venetian Casino in Macao. Zou and Guillermo Rigondeaux are finalizing their preparation in a custom gym in the catacombs beneath the cavernous casino away from the prying eyes of passing gamblers. Zou Shiming shining before Champions Of Gold
Alvarez-Lara, The Aftermath 

Alvarez-Lara, The Aftermath 

Styles make Fights By Andrew Rivera: So the Canelo Alvarez/ Erislandy Lara ended in a 12 round split decision win for Canelo, yes it was close and some may think Lara won, but in boxing these things will happen when you get a contrast in styles. This has happened throughout boxing history where an aggressive fighter like Canelo edges a slick fighter like Lara. Alvarez-Lara, The Aftermath 
Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns  

Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns  

By Matthew Hurley: As it became apparent that Floyd Mayweather would fill one of the final slots in his ridiculously lucrative Showtime contract with a rematch against Marcos Maidana in September, a collective eye roll spread among many in the boxing world. Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns  
Jose Ribalta: Respect? Yeah. Hell Yeah

Jose Ribalta: Respect? Yeah. Hell Yeah

By Bill Tibbs: Anyone who as ever walked up those three steps into a boxing ring knows how tough that short but character-canvassing journey can be. And once in the ring, things only get more difficult. Jose Ribalta: Respect? Yeah. Hell Yeah
The New Bismarck?

The New Bismarck?

By Steve Kim: My personal bucket list has always included covering a fight in the state of Nebraska. OK, not really, but believe it or not, I am looking forward to my trip to the “Cornhusker State” this weekend as Terence Crawford defends his WBO lightweight crown against Yuriorkis Gamboa at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. The New Bismarck?
Guerrero Wants Another Crack At Floyd

Guerrero Wants Another Crack At Floyd

By Bill Tibbs: Former world champion Robert Guerrero returned to the ring this past Saturday night to face IBF No.7 and WBC No. 13 welterweight Yoshihiro Kamegai. Guerrero Wants Another Crack At Floyd
Oscar Is Back At The Office

Oscar Is Back At The Office

By Steve Kim:The last several months have seen something that perhaps had never happened during the past decade at Golden Boy Promotions - Oscar De la Hoya dutifully coming to its offices in downtown L.A. and putting in an honest day’s work. Oscar Is Back At The Office
Oscar, Tito And Joe At The Hall Of Fame

Oscar, Tito And Joe At The Hall Of Fame

By Jeff Jowett: This year, the International Boxing Hall of Fame had some difficulty taking center stage in the boxing world against the Big Fight in Madison Square Garden! Even so, many of the faithful, including Bob Arum and matchmaker Bruce Trampler made the pilgrimage upstate to Canastota, NY, once the Cotto-Martinez show was over. Oscar, Tito And Joe At The Hall Of Fame
Hopefully Froch vs. Chavez Is Next

Hopefully Froch vs. Chavez Is Next

By Bill Tibbs: With his big TKO win on May 31 against nemesis and fellow Briton, George Groves, Carl Froch proved once again who is truly Britain’s best super middleweight and biggest boxing star. And now, fans will start to ask the question, “Who is next?” for “The Cobra.” Hopefully Froch vs. Chavez Is Next
King Cotto

King Cotto

By Steve Kim: While the official results say that Miguel Cotto stopped Sergio Martinez in 10 rounds this past weekend at a packed Madison Square Garden, the middleweight championship really changed hands in the very first minutes of the bout. King Cotto
No Middle Ground Packs A Punch

No Middle Ground Packs A Punch

The chances are if you’re under a certain age(30ish) and an avid young boxing fan you will not have been aware of the great all British middleweight rivalry between Michael Watson, Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. No Middle Ground Packs A Punch
Simpiwe Vetyeka: The Beginning Of The End For Nonito Donaire?

Simpiwe Vetyeka: The Beginning Of The End For Nonito Donaire?

By Gabriel Montoya: On Saturday in Macao, China, Nonito Donaire squares off with WBA featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka. The fight is for more than a belt. Donaire’s career as an elite, TV fighter may be on the line. It wasn’t always like this. Simpiwe Vetyeka: The Beginning Of The End For Nonito Donaire?
Interview:  Iceman John Scully

Interview:  Iceman John Scully

By Matthew Hurley: “The wait in the dressing room before a professional boxing match – that last hour – could be enough to strip a man who never boxed before of whatever pride, desire and heart he THOUGHT he had.” So says Iceman John Scully. Interview:  Iceman John Scully
Chavez Jr.’s Choices Could Be Costly

Chavez Jr.’s Choices Could Be Costly

By Bill Tibbs: The recent announcement that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had turned down what appears to be a very generous offer from his promoter, Top Rank Promotions, raised a few eyebrows and questions in the boxing community. Chavez Jr.’s Choices Could Be Costly
Marotta’s Favorite Forum Memories

Marotta’s Favorite Forum Memories

By Steve Kim: This weekend, the newly refurbished and renovated Fabulous Forum in Inglewood (once the home of the Lakers and Kings) re-opens its doors as a boxing venue, welcoming back its prodigal pugilist son, Juan Manuel Marquez, who faces Mike Alvarado in a crossroads welterweight battle. Marotta’s Favorite Forum Memories
Floyd’s Autumn Assignment  

Floyd’s Autumn Assignment  

By Bill Tibbs: After Floyd’s win over tough, aggressive Marcos Maidana last Saturday night from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, the questions turned to who’s up next for the undefeated Grand Rapids-born champion. Floyd’s Autumn Assignment  
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
Remembering a True Champion: Jimmy Ellis

Remembering a True Champion: Jimmy Ellis

By Bill Tibbs: The boxing world took one on the chin on Tuesday (May 6) when word spread of the passing of former heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis at age 74 from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Remembering a True Champion: Jimmy Ellis
Arreola Looks To Make History Saturday Against Stiverne  

Arreola Looks To Make History Saturday Against Stiverne  

By Andrew Rivera: This Saturday night on the campus of the University of Southern California, Chris Arreola will get the opportunity to avenge a loss he suffered at the hands of Bermane Stiverne in September, 2013, but this time the vacant WBC Heavyweight title is at stake. Arreola Looks To Make History Saturday Against Stiverne  
The Lowdown On… Mayweather vs. Maidana

The Lowdown On… Mayweather vs. Maidana

By Mike Sloan: Cinco de Mayo weekend is always one of the biggest of each year in the sports world, usually because of a monumental boxing event taking place in Las Vegas. The Lowdown On… Mayweather vs. Maidana
The Best Laid Plans Of Khan

The Best Laid Plans Of Khan

By Gabriel Montoya: At age 27, life could not be more in transition for Amir “King” Khan. At the end of May, his new wife, Faryal will give birth to their first child, a daughter. Gone now are the days when he roamed around the world with his Khan-tourage through London, L.A. and Vegas The Best Laid Plans Of Khan
Mayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware

Mayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware

By Matthew Hurley: Marcos Maidana is without question one of the most exciting fighters to watch in boxing. A rough and tumble brawler who always brings it and then leaves it in the ring. He is deserving of a big payday, and he’ll finally get one on May 3 against Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware
Ron Lipton Remembers Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Ron Lipton Remembers Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

By Kevin Gleason: Ron Lipton asked about the photo of the guy up on a wall at the famed Mooksie’s Gym in Newark, N.J. "That’s Hurricane Carter,’’ said Lipton’s trainer, who had also trained Carter. Ron Lipton Remembers Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
 Leapai Faces An Uphill Battle Against Klitschko

Leapai Faces An Uphill Battle Against Klitschko

By Adam Santarossa: As much as I’d like to see Alex Leapai become the first Australian boxer in history to win the Heavyweight title, he has a huge task to overcome when he challenges Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF/WBA and WBO titles in Germany on Saturday.  Leapai Faces An Uphill Battle Against Klitschko
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
The Mark Twain of Boxing

The Mark Twain of Boxing

By Steve Kim: This time around at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there was no controversy after Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley went 12 hard, competitive rounds. The Mark Twain of Boxing
New Documentary “The Fight Game” Delivers

New Documentary “The Fight Game” Delivers

By Tom Gray: Film maker Ciaran Gibbons has completed an absorbing documentary, entitled “The Fight Game”, which follows a Welsh amateur boxer on his journey into the paid ranks and examines that complex transition in depth. New Documentary “The Fight Game” Delivers
Two Mustafas Meet At NY Hall Of Fame Dinner

Two Mustafas Meet At NY Hall Of Fame Dinner

By Jeff Jowett in New York: The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame held its 3rd Annual Induction & Awards Dinner on the afternoon of March 30 at their established location, the friendly and agreeable surroundings of Russo’s on the Bay in the Howard Beach section of Queens. Two Mustafas Meet At NY Hall Of Fame Dinner
“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
Remembering A True Champion: Mickey Duff

Remembering A True Champion: Mickey Duff

By Bill Tibbs: The boxing world was saddened by the recent news of the passing of legendary British boxing figure Mickey Duff on March 22nd at the age of 84. Remembering A True Champion: Mickey Duff
Top Rank “Tourney” Set

Top Rank “Tourney” Set

By Steve Kim: An email sent out to various members of the media on Thursday afternoon from ace publicist Fred Sternburg informed us that a bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado had been made for May 17th at the newly-refurbished Forum in Inglewood, California. Top Rank “Tourney” Set
Frampton Comes Alive

Frampton Comes Alive

By Bill Tibbs: After Leo Santa Cruz’s impressive win Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he was immediately asked questions regarding a bout with European champion Carl Frampton. Frampton Comes Alive
Is Canelo Alvarez Still The Future Of Boxing?

Is Canelo Alvarez Still The Future Of Boxing?

By Bryant Romero: Now that both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have reached the twilight of their respective careers. The question has been lingering throughout the boxing world, Just who will be the next pay per view stars of the sport? Is Canelo Alvarez Still The Future Of Boxing?
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