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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
Each Nation's Best: Ukraine

Each Nation's Best: Ukraine

By Derek Bonnett: Ukraine, often unnecessarily preceded by the article "the", is an Eastern European state bordered by Russia, Belarus, and Poland among other nations. Much of the recent news surrounding this country has centered on the territorial disputes between Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Each Nation's Best: Ukraine
Warren Signs Pioneering Deal With BT

Warren Signs Pioneering Deal With BT

Promoter Frank Warren and his pioneering boxing channel BoxNation have signed a multi-year deal with the multimedia and telecommunications giant, BT. Warren Signs Pioneering Deal With BT
Pacquiao Donates World Title Belt To the People of The Philippines

Pacquiao Donates World Title Belt To the People of The Philippines

The streak continues! No sooner had boxing superhero Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world title for a third time — dethroning the younger and taller defending champion Jessie Vargas on Saturday in front of 16,321 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas,Nevada. Pacquiao Donates World Title Belt To the People of The Philippines
Boxing's Super Division: Super Flyweight

Boxing's Super Division: Super Flyweight

By Derek Bonnett: There is a lot happening in the super flyweight division. My fervent attention to the lighter weight classes is well known, but more and more insiders and mainstream followers of the sport are uttering the names Juan Francisco Estrada, Carlos Cuadras, Naoya Inoue, and, of course, Roman Gonzalez. Boxing's Super Division: Super Flyweight
Is Father Time Passed His Prime?

Is Father Time Passed His Prime?

By Derek Bonnett: Remember when there was one definitive opponent boxers just couldn’t beat? In the modern sport of boxing, it appears fighters are gaining some momentum and pushing back the fists of time. Father Time may not have lost, but he seems to be losing his edge. Is Father Time Passed His Prime?
Ndou Officially Retires

Ndou Officially Retires

By Lovemore Ndou: Today is my birthday and I have turned 45. I can proudly announce that today I am officially retired from boxing. It has been a long and successful career for me. My legacy in that regard is already solidified. Ndou Officially Retires
Santa Cruz Vs Frampton By Numbers

Santa Cruz Vs Frampton By Numbers

The featherweight world championship clash between defending titlist Leo Santa Cruz and undefeated former unified super bantamweight champ Carl Frampton features an unpredictable and potentially explosive mix of styles between two of the world’s top fighters. Santa Cruz Vs Frampton By Numbers
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
The Dwyre Chronicles:Crawford Gets Ready For His Debutant Brawl‏

The Dwyre Chronicles:Crawford Gets Ready For His Debutant Brawl‏

By Bill Dwyre: Terence Crawford is in line to become boxing’s next celebrated debutant. All the things are in order for his coming-out party July 23rd in Las Vegas. It could be a ball. The Dwyre Chronicles:Crawford Gets Ready For His Debutant Brawl‏
Avila  Inching Closer To World Title Shot

Avila  Inching Closer To World Title Shot

By John J. Raspanti: Undefeated junior featherweight contender Manuel “Tino” Avila faces former world title challenger Prosper Ankrah July 9 at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, California,USA. Avila was last seen in the ring three months ago giving the more experienced Rene Alvarado a boxing lesson. Avila  Inching Closer To World Title Shot
My View From Ringside:  Cherry vs Rhodes

My View From Ringside:  Cherry vs Rhodes

By Jason Pribila – Bethlehem, USA: A fan of any sport often looks at the upcoming schedule and highlights the match-ups that he or she is looking forward to most. When I look at the upcoming boxing schedule, I first look at the match-ups that I’m most looking forward to as a fan. My View From Ringside:  Cherry vs Rhodes
Mares Plans On Becoming Four Time Champ

Mares Plans On Becoming Four Time Champ

Abner Mares, the former three-division world champion boxer, will be taking class, technique and power into the ring when he meets WBA Featherweight Champion Jesus Cuellar on Saturday, June 25 live at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mares Plans On Becoming Four Time Champ
Thurman Fully Prepared For Porter Challenge

Thurman Fully Prepared For Porter Challenge

WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman opened training camp to the media Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Florida as he prepares to defend his title against former world champion Shawn Porter on Saturday, June 25 in the main event of a Showtime televised card, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Thurman Fully Prepared For Porter Challenge
Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

By Peter Fury: We, like everyone else, got news of Muhammad Ali’s passing on Saturday morning. It hit us hard. The man was a living legend. Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali
Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'

Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'

Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has sad boxing legend Muhammad Ali ‘was like a father’ to him. Ali, one of the most famous and recognisable faces in the world over the last 50 years, died over the weekend after suffering septic shock after being admitted to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona following a long battle with Parkinson’s decease. Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'
Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25

Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25

Keith Thurman, the reigning WBA Welterweight World Champion, is four weeks out from his June 25 title defense against Shawn Porter and has his 20-year career in boxing on his mind heading into the crucial showdown. Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25
Provodnikov And Molina Excited About Upcoming Battle

Provodnikov And Molina Excited About Upcoming Battle

Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov was involved in the Fight of the Year in 2013 with Tim Bradley. John "The Gladiator" Molina Jr. was embroiled in the 2014 Fight of The Year with Lucas Matthysse. Provodnikov And Molina Excited About Upcoming Battle
Cueller Is Ready And Fully Prepared For Mares

Cueller Is Ready And Fully Prepared For Mares

Featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world titleholder Abner Mares went face-to-face for the first time Thursday as they hosted a media roundtables in Los Angeles, California ahead of their showdown on Saturday, June 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cueller Is Ready And Fully Prepared For Mares
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
Khan Says Fighting Brook ‘Is Not An Option’

Khan Says Fighting Brook ‘Is Not An Option’

Amir Khan has ruled out any possibility of taking on fellow Briton and IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, insisting that facing the unbeaten Sheffield puncher ‘is not an option’. Khan Says Fighting Brook ‘Is Not An Option’
Tyson Fury: ‘I Hate Boxing’

Tyson Fury: ‘I Hate Boxing’

One has come to expect the most outrageous and headline catching statements from world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury whenever a tv camera and microphone is thrust in front of him, and today’s press conference in Manchester to officially announce his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on July 9 was no exception. Tyson Fury: ‘I Hate Boxing’
Alvarez Fully Prepared For Khan's Game Plan

Alvarez Fully Prepared For Khan's Game Plan

WBC middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez believes Amir Khan will rely on speed and movement to defeat him when they clash at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on My 7 Alvarez Fully Prepared For Khan's Game Plan
Trout Is Ready For A ‘Dogfight’

Trout Is Ready For A ‘Dogfight’

Austin Trout, the former junior middleweight champion, is ready to collect his second world title on Saturday, May 21 when he meets IBF Junior Middleweight titleholder Jermall Charlo in a 12-round bout at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Nevada. Trout Is Ready For A ‘Dogfight’
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
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 4-10-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 4-10-16

By Derek Bonnett: There comes a time in nearly every world championship caliber fighter’s career that he gets served up a heaping dose of reality from a younger boxer. A few have been able to turn back the clock and hang on longer than others or gain sweet revenge, but, ultimately, it will only happen again. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 4-10-16
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 4-3-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 4-3-16

By Derek Bonnett: Some fighters are blessed with talent and natural ability. Others require experience through which their ability can grow. This requires perseverance though and the unwillingness to be deterred by both set-back and defeat. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 4-3-16
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-27-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-27-16

By Derek Bonnett: Did you really think Sullivan Barrera could do it? Really? During the build up to Andre Ward’s bout with unbeaten Sullivan Barrera, some folks felt compelled to call the upset...possibility. Personally, I can’t recall anyone actually picking Barrera to win, but there were a lot of qualifying comments added to the pick of a Ward victory alluding to inactivity, age, letdown, etc. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-27-16
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-20-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-20-16

By Derek Bonnett: This week was all about the minimumweights in terms of world class boxing with implications upon the SecondsOut divisional rankings. In what is arguably the biggest upset of the year, Nicaragua’s Byron Rojas took the title from the highly regarded Hekkie Budler. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-20-16
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-13-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-13-16

By Derek Bonnett: This week in boxing could be titled the week that almost wasn’t. Visa issues prevented Guillermo Rigondeaux from lacing them up underneath Flanagan-Mathews and David Lemieux couldn’t shed two pounds and found himself out of a fight. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-13-16
Tony Luis: "I'm A legitimate Contender At 135"

Tony Luis: "I'm A legitimate Contender At 135"

By Derek Bonnett: "Don’t believe your own headlines." The words of Tony Luis, lightweight contender when asked of the single most valuable lesson he has learned during a fight. Back in January 2013, Luis traveled to Verona, New York. Many fighters heading that way are looking forward to enshrinement in the boxing Hall of Fame in nearby Canastota. Tony Luis: "I'm A legitimate Contender At 135"
Douglas-Khurtsidze:  A Tragic Near Miss

Douglas-Khurtsidze:  A Tragic Near Miss

By Jason Pribila: It is often said that no one steps inside a boxing ring if they have another choice. The sport is filled with stories of troubled youths who found the boxing gym as an alternative to life on the street. The sport has served as a vehicle for which many have hitched a ride out of the projects; while their peers are often lead down a different path in the back of a police cruiser or hearse. Douglas-Khurtsidze:  A Tragic Near Miss
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-6-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-6-16

By Derek Bonnett: While many boxing fans will focus their attention toward the number of upsets in the sport this weekend, most out of the spotlight, my attention must go back to the officiating. In just a matter of a handful of important bouts this weekend, boxing followers witnessed myriad officiating blunders which received little attention, mostly probably because they did not impact the overall result of the bout. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3-6-16
Mykquan Williams Eyes Professional Ranks

Mykquan Williams Eyes Professional Ranks

By Derek Bonnett: It was June 13, 2008. I was in press row at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT covering my first boxing card for SecondsOut. I was there following, then promising featherweight prospect, Matt Remillard. Remillard, unbeaten was matched tough. Mykquan Williams Eyes Professional Ranks
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 2-21-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 2-21-16

By Derek Bonnett: In a career spanning fifteen years to date, Felix Sturm has captured five world titles in two divisions. The former four time middleweight champion and now reigning WBA super middleweight champion has taken a difficult road to get to where he is in the sport. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 2-21-16
On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 2-14-16

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 2-14-16

By Derek Bonnett: The typical slow start for boxing following the new year has been a little slower than usual. So far, the best action I have seen have come in bouts that few fans outside of the hosting countries even got the chance to see. Well, that is unless you are a boxing nut who knows how to use every boxing resource site out there to find news and footage of the latest bouts. On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 2-14-16
Scott Quigg Vs Carl Frampton Conference Call Transcript

Scott Quigg Vs Carl Frampton Conference Call Transcript

WBA champ Scott Quigg and IBF titleholder Carl Frampton took part in an international media conference call on Tuesday to discuss their super bantamweight unification battle in Manchester,England on February 27. Scott Quigg Vs Carl Frampton Conference Call Transcript
Does Guerrero Have Enough Left In The Tank To Defeat Garcia?

Does Guerrero Have Enough Left In The Tank To Defeat Garcia?

By John J. Raspanti; Former two-division world champion Robert Guerrero is 32, considered young in just about every profession, except boxing. Two years ago, he fought the then pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, NV. Does Guerrero Have Enough Left In The Tank To Defeat Garcia?
Five Champions Who Will Remain And Five Who Will Go In 2016

Five Champions Who Will Remain And Five Who Will Go In 2016

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. Five Champions Who Will Remain And Five Who Will Go In 2016
SecondsOut 2015 Divisional Superlatives

SecondsOut 2015 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 2015 Divisional Superlatives
State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year In Review

State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year In Review

By Mikko Salo: The heavyweight division is entering 2016 with the most positive buzz in a long, long time. The atmosphere is the result of major shake-ups in the heavyweight landscape and the international infusion of fighting talent into the top ten during the year 2015. State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year In Review
Steve Goodwin Talks Expansion Of The Goodwin Brand & David Haye undercard

Steve Goodwin Talks Expansion Of The Goodwin Brand & David Haye undercard

After celebrating their 5th anniversary earlier this year, Goodwin Boxing continues to go from strength-to-strength, with the fast-ring promotional/managerial firm enlisted to provide the undercard for David Haye’s Jan. 16 ring return. Here, Goodwin CEO, Steve Goodwin, speaks exclusively to SecondsOut.com, telling Olly Campbell, that the best is yet to come. Steve Goodwin Talks Expansion Of The Goodwin Brand & David Haye undercard
State Of The Heavyweights: The Measure Of A Champion

State Of The Heavyweights: The Measure Of A Champion

By Mikko Salo: When is the character and dedication of a Boxing Champion measured? Is it when he is standing on top of the fighting world, basking in the glow of the Championship of his weight class? Or is it after he falls from the mountain top, having to look himself in the mirror, wondering if he is ever going to reach that peak again? State Of The Heavyweights: The Measure Of A Champion
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 11

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 11

By Derek Bonnett: It’s been over a year since I communicated my thoughts regarding the organizing bodies to boxing fans through this medium. Yep, it’s been since August of 2014 that I felt compelled to write a volume of Title Shots Here! Getcha’ Free Title Shot! Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 11
Fresquez’s Master Plan Leads Holm To Top of Boxing & MMA

Fresquez’s Master Plan Leads Holm To Top of Boxing & MMA

By Andy Rivera: Back in April of 2004, on a breezy spring night outside at the Sandia Amphitheater, a tall local female fighter opened the card in front of a sparse crowd yet to be seated. Fresquez’s Master Plan Leads Holm To Top of Boxing & MMA
The Nine Lives Of Arthur Abraham

The Nine Lives Of Arthur Abraham

By John J. Raspanti: In a span of 14 months, Arthur Abraham lost three out of four fights. What made the losses so troubling was the fact that Abraham was barely competitive in the matches. The Nine Lives Of Arthur Abraham
Stan “The Man” Martyniouk Wants To Prove His Worth

Stan “The Man” Martyniouk Wants To Prove His Worth

By John J. Raspanti: Stan Martyniouk believes he’s a pretty good fighter. Martyniouk won 85 matches as an amateur, eventually winning a bronze medal at the National Golden Gloves in 2007. Martyniouk turned professional soon after, winning his first 10 fights until being upset by Khadpehi Proctor at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Stan “The Man” Martyniouk Wants To Prove His Worth
How Good Is Joseph Parker?

How Good Is Joseph Parker?

By John J Raspanti: New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker began perfecting his world class jab before he hit kindergarten. At the age of 3, he was popping his tiny knuckles into the palm of his father Dempsey, who just happened to be named after legendary heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. How Good Is Joseph Parker?
Mayweather Doesn't Owe Us Anything

Mayweather Doesn't Owe Us Anything

By Derek Bonnett: From the title alone, many fans already hate where I am going with this. However, deep down, very deep down for some of you, we all know this assertion is right. After forty-eight professional prize fights, most of which were fought at the top of the game, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has done everything he has needed to become the sport’s number one fighter pound for pound. Mayweather Doesn't Owe Us Anything
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