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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
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
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