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Cotto Says Goodbye

Cotto Says Goodbye

By Marc Livitz: Miguel Cotto last shared the spotlight of a high profile bout almost two years ago. His 12 round, unanimous decision loss to Saul ’Canelo’ Alvarez was likely accompanied by a result which many fighters can only dream. It brought even more fans to appreciate his efforts and his will to give everything in the ring. Cotto Says Goodbye
Why Not An Aztec Warrior Super Six At 130?

Why Not An Aztec Warrior Super Six At 130?

By Derek Bonnett: Great beauty can be derived from that which is not without blemish. As sexy as an unbeaten resume can appear on a bout sheet or at the negotiating table, it can often indicate a lack of experience or too few miles on the odometer. A scan of the current SecondsOut or Transnational Boxing Rankings, along with a myriad of other credible outlets, will reveal an interesting grouping of prominent Mexican fighters both of this generation and ones who have progressed on from the last. Why Not An Aztec Warrior Super Six At 130?
Cintron Willing To Face McGregor In The Cage

Cintron Willing To Face McGregor In The Cage

By Derek Gionta: The recent buzz behind the Floyd Mayweather Jr-Conor McGregor boxing event has created interest among a number of combat sports athletes to crossover and challenge one another in their respective sport.   Cintron Willing To Face McGregor In The Cage
Kovalev Intent On Returning To The Top

Kovalev Intent On Returning To The Top

By Marc Livitz: Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev should still be, all things considered as one of the most feared men in all of boxing. Prior to just about a year ago, the former light heavyweight champion from Russia had to his credit an astonishing 87% knockout win ratio alongside an unblemished boxing ledger. Kovalev Intent On Returning To The Top
Anthony Joshua: “I Can’t Afford To Lose And I Don’t Want To Lose.  

Anthony Joshua: “I Can’t Afford To Lose And I Don’t Want To Lose.  

IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua worked out for the media on Tuesday in Sheffield, England, as the undefeated British boxer continues preparation for his showdown against IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.  Anthony Joshua: “I Can’t Afford To Lose And I Don’t Want To Lose.  
Trout looking To Make Most Of Title Opportunity

Trout looking To Make Most Of Title Opportunity

By Andy Rivera: Former WBA Jr middleweight champion Austin Trout has gone back to his roots in the hope regaining a piece of the Jr middleweight pie when he faces IBF titleholder Jerrret Hurd this coming Saturday as part of a triple title card featuring championship defenses by  Erislandy Lara  and Jarmell Charlo in separate bouts. Trout looking To Make Most Of Title Opportunity
The Chin Check - Season 2 Volume I

The Chin Check - Season 2 Volume I

All your latest UK boxing news and views The Chin Check - Season 2 Volume I
Mayweather Jr: ‘This Is Not Just A Fight, Its An Event’

Mayweather Jr: ‘This Is Not Just A Fight, Its An Event’

Fight week for the biggest event in combat sports history continued Wednesday as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor squared off at the final press conference ahead of their Showtime PPV matchup this Saturday (August. 26) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. Mayweather Jr: ‘This Is Not Just A Fight, Its An Event’
Mayweather's Final Act - Just Eight Days Away

Mayweather's Final Act - Just Eight Days Away

By Marc Livitz: The end is near for Floyd Mayweather and this time, he seems to be completely serious. It’s been nearly two years since we last saw him as fighter as opposed to promoter. In September of 2015, the then 38 year old Las Vegas resident effectively diced through Andre Berto in a one sided affair and in doing so, he equaled the unblemished record of the late Rocky Marciano. Mayweather's Final Act - Just Eight Days Away
Canelo vs Golovkin Trainers Media Call

Canelo vs Golovkin Trainers Media Call

By Marc Livitz: The clock continues to tick downward in the direction of one of the most significant championship contests in recent memory. Just moments after Saul "Canelo" Alvarez coasted to a resounding win over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. last May, the one fighter who could give the evening in Las Vegas a resounding finale made his way to the ring to openly challenge the lineal middleweight champion from Mexico. Canelo vs Golovkin Trainers Media Call
McGregor:“I Have A Game Plan And I Will Execute It Perfectly

McGregor:“I Have A Game Plan And I Will Execute It Perfectly

It was “The Notorious” Conor McGregor’s turn to meet with the media on Friday from UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, a day after Floyd “Money” Mayweather did the same in advance of their August 26 headlining attraction from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada . McGregor:“I Have A Game Plan And I Will Execute It Perfectly
Mayweather jr: 'This Isn’t Just A Fight; This Is An Event"

Mayweather jr: 'This Isn’t Just A Fight; This Is An Event"

Floyd “Money” Mayweather opened up the Mayweather Boxing Club on Thursday for a media workout ahead of his bout against UFC champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, Aug. 26 in the headlining attraction from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather jr: 'This Isn’t Just A Fight; This Is An Event"
Canelo Squarely Focused On Golovkin

Canelo Squarely Focused On Golovkin

By Marc Livitz: Even the announcement of a contest between two fighters of different disciplines could not railroad the excitement surrounding September 16. Historically speaking, the Saturday evening which falls closest to Mexican Independence Day often plays host to a truly significant contest between two high profile competitors. Canelo Squarely Focused On Golovkin
McMillan Still Bobbing And Weaving 25 Years After World Title Win

McMillan Still Bobbing And Weaving 25 Years After World Title Win

It is a little over 25 years since Colin McMillian wrested the WBO featherweight title from Italian born champion Maurizio Stecca. In fact it was May 16, 1992 to be exact that the then 26 year-old from Barking in Essex, boxed a master class over 12 rounds to unanimously out-point his more experienced foe to become world champion. McMillan Still Bobbing And Weaving 25 Years After World Title Win
Paul Ferreri: A champion in any era

Paul Ferreri: A champion in any era

Paul Ferreri: A champion in any era By Anthony Cocks Paul Ferreri: A champion in any era
The Chin Check - Volume IX

The Chin Check - Volume IX

By Steven Bateson: It’s been two weeks since the last edition of the "Chin Check" and I’ve been inundated with messages from so many distressed fans who couldn’t believe I’d leave them hanging so long. But fear not boxateers because we are back in the big time now. The Chin Check - Volume IX
Cintron vs Brunson:  Win Or Go Home?

Cintron vs Brunson:  Win Or Go Home?

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday Night in Philadelphia junior middleweights Kermit Cintron (39-5-3, 30 KO) and Tyrone Brunson (24-6-2, 22 KO) will square off in a bout that will present both fighters with the equivalent of a “win or go home” scenario. Cintron vs Brunson:  Win Or Go Home?
Broner And Garcia Know They Will Have To Be At Their Very Best

Broner And Garcia Know They Will Have To Be At Their Very Best

Four-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle on Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday, July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Broner And Garcia Know They Will Have To Be At Their Very Best
Referees Talk Ring Safety And Camaraderie In Canastota

Referees Talk Ring Safety And Camaraderie In Canastota

By Derek Bonnett: One of the many highlights of the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend are the Ringside Lectures. The 2017 weekend did not disappoint. The most engaging lecture this year and some of the most interesting over the last six years came from a myriad of boxing’s top referees. Joe Cortez delivered a great lecture back in 2011, but 2017’s delivered a KO combination comprised of Kenny Bayless, Robert Byrd, Tony Weeks, Robert Hoyle, and Russell Mora. Referees Talk Ring Safety And Camaraderie In Canastota
Barrera, Tapia, And Holyfield Inducted Into IBHOF

Barrera, Tapia, And Holyfield Inducted Into IBHOF

By Derek Bonnett: Muhammad Ali is The Greatest, I know. Also, I fully accept Sugar Ray Robinson’s consensus rating as the best boxer of all-time. This paradox troubles me not as these types of debates are highly subjective and a matter of perspective; I rarely engage in them with much fervor. Yet, neither one of these all-time great, hall of fame enshrined boxers was my hero. Barrera, Tapia, And Holyfield Inducted Into IBHOF
The Chin Check - Volume VI

The Chin Check - Volume VI

All your latest UK boxing news and views By Steven Bateson: Welcome to a very special Election Day edition of the Chin Check. Special you say? Why I hear you cry? Special because it has absolutely nothing to do with the race for Number 10 and for the next ten minutes or so you can escape the impending doom that is apparently now surrounding this country. The Chin Check - Volume VI
Ward Hopes To Leave No Doubt On June 17

Ward Hopes To Leave No Doubt On June 17

By Marc Livitz: Andre Ward has consistently been mentioned as one of boxing’s pound for pound best for close to a decade. His astonishing run through the "Super Six" super middleweight tournament from 2009 to 2011 catapulted him into the discussion as a true superstar. Ward Hopes To Leave No Doubt On June 17
Klitschko: When A Loss Is A Victory

Klitschko: When A Loss Is A Victory

By Wladimir Klitschko: At the end of April I competed against Anthony Joshua, and thereby took on the greatest of all challenges: In front of 90,000 spectators in a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London – as well as a TV audience of millions in more than 150 countries – I fought the fight of my life against the 28-year-old Englishman. Klitschko: When A Loss Is A Victory
Family At Core Of Jimmy Kelleher’s Pro Career

Family At Core Of Jimmy Kelleher’s Pro Career

By Jason Pribila: On April 4 of this year, I covered the PBC “Tuesday Night Toe to Toe” fight card at the Sands Events Center in Bethlehem, USA. On a night that would be remembered for some dubious score cards handed in during the televised bouts, I found myself most interested in a junior middleweight who fought on the untelevised portion of the card. Family At Core Of Jimmy Kelleher’s Pro Career
Big Fight Hype Fails To Change Chavez Jr.

Big Fight Hype Fails To Change Chavez Jr.

By Derek Bonnett: "I feel like I have never seen him look good," my wife said of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., following my verbal update of the outcome this morning after fight night. I watched the live action via pay-per-view thanks to a friend who hosted a Cinco de Mayo weekend celebration replete with margaritas, sangria, cervezas, and plenty of Mexican comida. Big Fight Hype Fails To Change Chavez Jr.
Please Donate to Dean Francis’s Just Giving Page

Please Donate to Dean Francis’s Just Giving Page

As a boxer Dean Francis was arguably one of the most gifted British super middleweights never to have won a world title. The former British, Commonwealth and European champion never shied away from a challenge and always left everything inside the ring. He was as brave as they come. Please Donate to Dean Francis’s Just Giving Page
Amir Mansour: Fighting For Respect And A Crack At A World Title

Amir Mansour: Fighting For Respect And A Crack At A World Title

By John J. Raspanti: Amir “Hardcore” Mansour will be fighting for more than an opponent on March 17--he’ll be battling for respect. Nothing has been given to the 44-year-old heavyweight contender. He’s earned everything through hard work and dedication. Amir Mansour: Fighting For Respect And A Crack At A World Title
Each Nation's Best: South Africa

Each Nation's Best: South Africa

By Derek Bonnett: The Republic of South Africa ranks as the twenty-fifth largest country in the world and is populated with more than fifty-six million people. Located at the southernmost tip of Africa, South Africa is the among the top twenty-five most populated countries as well. Each Nation's Best: South Africa
Each Nation's Best: Nicaragua Vol. 2

Each Nation's Best: Nicaragua Vol. 2

By Derek Bonnett: The Republic of Nicaragua is the largest nation in Central America. Yet, it is the least densely populated with demographic comparable to that of Honduras and Costa Rica. It derives its name from the famed Chief Nicarao who once ruled over this land and the Spanish word “agua” (water). Each Nation's Best: Nicaragua Vol. 2
Each Nation's Best: Thailand

Each Nation's Best: Thailand

By Derek Bonnett: The Kingdom of Thailand, once known as Siam by outsiders, is the country located at the center of the Indochinese Peninsula. It is the fifty-first largest country in the world, but rates among the twenty most populated regions in the world with approximately sixty-six million people. The capital city is Bangkok, it’s most populous. Each Nation's Best: Thailand
Joshua And Klitschko Hold Court In New York

Joshua And Klitschko Hold Court In New York

On Tuesday, IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua and long reigning Former Unified World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko hit New York City for media appearances and to hold a press conference to discuss their April 29 clash at London’s Wembley Stadium in London,England where a sold-out crowd of 90,000 will cheerr them on. Joshua And Klitschko Hold Court In New York
Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2017

Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2017

By Derek Bonnett: As we encounter another new year, the landscape of the boxing scene continues to evolve. With old champions acting out the final stages of their careers and new ones emerging to fill the void, boxing maintains a state of homeostasis and keeps fight fans intrigued even amid the dubious officiating and cries of scandal. Boxing, as always, will endure; however, not every participant with an alphabet title will be so lucky. Inevitably, the mighty will eventually fall and, Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2017
Each Nation's Best: Mexico

Each Nation's Best: Mexico

By Derek Bonnett: The United Mexican States, otherwise known as simply Mexico, sits in the southern portion of North America, bordering the USA, Guatemala, and Belize. Mexico is comprised of thirty-one states and a federal district for its capital. Other major metropolises are Guadalajara, Tijuana, Monterrey, Puebla, and Toluca. Each Nation's Best: Mexico
Each Nation’s Best: Japan, Vol. 2

Each Nation’s Best: Japan, Vol. 2

By Derek Bonnett: Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is a country comprised of over three thousand islands in East Asia. Four of these islands, Honshu, Hakkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, actually make up 97% of the country’s entire land mass. The Japanese symbols that represent the country’s name actually translate to “sun-origin”, which is where the moniker “The Land of the Rising Sun” is derived. Each Nation’s Best: Japan, Vol. 2
SecondsOut 2016 Divisional Superlatives

SecondsOut 2016 Divisional Superlatives

By Derek Bonnett: As another fruitful year of professional fisticuffs wraps up, SecondsOut has honored boxing’s greatest practitioners and non-participants with such accolades as Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Service to Boxing, etc. SecondsOut 2016 Divisional Superlatives
State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year in Review

State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year in Review

By Mikko Salo: In last year´s Top Ten Year in Review column I wrote the following: “The heavyweight division is entering 2016 with the most positive buzz in a long, long time.” Well, the buzz did not last. Looking at the quality of the heavyweight fights in 2016 and comparing them with what we all expected, the past year has to go down in recent heavyweight history as one of the most disappointing State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year in Review
SecondsOut Breakout Fighter of the Year: Jason Sosa

SecondsOut Breakout Fighter of the Year: Jason Sosa

By Jeff Jowett: The sign over the gym reads “Laundromat”. But if you can’t fight, all you’re likely to get here is cleaned up. This is the home of the Dream Team Boxing Academy in Runnemede, NJ, still under construction. About two dozen boxers, amateur and professional, train there. The walls are covered with old fight posters bearing familiar names of the products of the sprawling Philadelphia-area amateur system. SecondsOut Breakout Fighter of the Year: Jason Sosa
SecondsOut 2016 Upset Of The Year: Jason Sosa TKO 11 Javier Fortuna

SecondsOut 2016 Upset Of The Year: Jason Sosa TKO 11 Javier Fortuna

By Derek Bonnett: Many SecondsOut readers were first exposed to Jason Sosa back at the start of 2013. On the same night Sergey Kovalev crashed the world boxing upper echelon, Sosa, a boxer with Jersey-boy good looks, won a fourth round TKO over Joseph "Chip" Perez in a battle between East Coast super featherweights. SecondsOut 2016 Upset Of The Year: Jason Sosa TKO 11 Javier Fortuna
SecondsOut 2016 Fighter Of The Year: Carl Frampton

SecondsOut 2016 Fighter Of The Year: Carl Frampton

By Derek Bonnett: Each year, SecondsOut writers consider the body of work for numerous fighters to determine the SecondsOut Fighter of the Year. For boxing fans, 2016 was a disappointment as some of the best fighters in the world failed to meet one another, such as Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez, to determine divisional superiority. SecondsOut 2016 Fighter Of The Year: Carl Frampton
SecondsOut Knockout Of The Year:  Gassiev KO 1 Shimmell

SecondsOut Knockout Of The Year:  Gassiev KO 1 Shimmell

By Derek Gionta: As 2016 comes to a close, the boxing world reflects on the year’s excitement, downfalls, and potential for the upcoming year. Recognizing the year’s top performers provides plenty of optimism in the minds of all that embrace the sweet science. A number of fighters and contributors are all to thank, or in some cases blame, for what transpired inside the squared circle. SecondsOut Knockout Of The Year:  Gassiev KO 1 Shimmell
SecondsOut Trainer Of The Year: Anatoly Lomachenko

SecondsOut Trainer Of The Year: Anatoly Lomachenko

By D.Mossienko: If nominating father and son from Eastern Ukraine, Anatoly and Vasily Lomachenko as the best coach and the best boxer of the year 2016 was surprise for some boxing fans and even boxing pundits around the world, - it was not the case for the millions of Ukraine’s boxing fans and especially Ukraine’s boxing specialists. SecondsOut Trainer Of The Year: Anatoly Lomachenko
SecondsOut Comeback Of The Year: Hozumi Hasegawa

SecondsOut Comeback Of The Year: Hozumi Hasegawa

By Ron Valderrama: It’s been an interesting year in boxing, a few fighters on the backside of their career proved they still have what it takes to fight by displaying a tremendous comeback. One of those fighters would have to be Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan. SecondsOut Comeback Of The Year: Hozumi Hasegawa
SecondsOut Worst Decision Of The Year: Ward UD12 Kovalev

SecondsOut Worst Decision Of The Year: Ward UD12 Kovalev

By Jason Pribila: As we look back at a mostly forgettable 2016 for the sport of boxing, we have come to “Worst Decision of the Year”. While it is common in the immediate aftermath of a prize fight, the team who comes up short on the scorecards instinctively yells robbery. After the dust settles, we often go back and watch the fight again, and while we may not agree with the decision, we concede that it was a close fight. SecondsOut Worst Decision Of The Year: Ward UD12 Kovalev
SecondsOut Promoter Of The Year: Bob Arum 2000 Not Out

SecondsOut Promoter Of The Year: Bob Arum 2000 Not Out

By Andrew Rivera: From his first card when Muhammad Ali defeated George Chuvalo in 1967, to Card No. 2,000 earlier this past November when junior lightweight world titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5KOs), dismantled Nicholas Walters. Bob Arum continues to be one of boxings top promoters world wide SecondsOut Promoter Of The Year: Bob Arum 2000 Not Out
SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Ward UD 12 Kovalev

SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Ward UD 12 Kovalev

By Marc Livitz: As 2016 comes to a close, many within the boxing world can wholeheartedly agree that the sport handed us several memorable contests as well as a few to truly savor. The group of writers here at SecondsOut have spoken as part of the site’s annual poll and voted in favor of last November’s eagerly anticipated showdown between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev for light heavyweight supremacy as the "Fight of the Year". SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Ward UD 12 Kovalev
Heavyweight Division - One Year On From Fury Win

Heavyweight Division - One Year On From Fury Win

With Tyson Fury making his feelings on the state of the Heavyweight division perfectly clear last week, some of the upcoming fights will be looking to restore some excitement and dignity to the division given recent goings on... Heavyweight Division - One Year On From Fury Win
Each Nation's Best: United Kingdom

Each Nation's Best: United Kingdom

By Derek Bonnett: SecondsOut’s readers hardly need a historical or geographical introduction to the United Kingdom, but since a few of my fellow Americans may be reading, I’ll give a little more background to correct the common misconceptions that prevail among the less informed. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , located in Western Europe, recently made a referendum to exit the Europe Union after a 51.9% majority supported the much publicized "Brexit". Each Nation's Best: United Kingdom
Each Nation's Best: United States Of America

Each Nation's Best: United States Of America

By Derek Bonnett: The United States of America, or USA, is a federal republic comprised of fifty states, forty-eight of which are assembled within North America between Canada and Mexico. The USA has been a consistent topic in world news thanks largely to our recent election of real estate mogul Donald Trump to the role of President Elect. Each Nation's Best: United States Of America
Each Nation's Best: Russia

Each Nation's Best: Russia

By Derek Bonnett: The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of the world’s inhabited land masses. With almost 150 million people living in Russia, the country ranks as the ninth most heavily populated. Russia’s land mass extends across eleven time zones as it reaches throughout Northern Asia and Eastern Europe. Each Nation's Best: Russia
Frampton And Santa Cruz Come Face To Face In LA

Frampton And Santa Cruz Come Face To Face In LA

Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz went face-to-face in Los Angeles Thursday along with lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and undefeated former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia in advance of their respective showdowns Saturday, January 28 in a Premier Boxing Champions event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Frampton And Santa Cruz Come Face To Face In LA
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