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21 APRIL 2014

 




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Banks to Carry on Kronk

Banks to Carry on Kronk

By Steve Kim: Johnathon Banks has had perhaps as much on his plate coming into a fight as any boxer in recent memory. Not only did he lose his mentor, Emanuel Steward, in late October, he was then entrusted to oversee the training of Wladimir Klitschko and now he faces Seth Mitchell this weekend in Atlantic City. Banks to Carry on Kronk
Carl Froch Is The Real Deal

Carl Froch Is The Real Deal

By Clive Bernath: When Carl Froch defends his IBF super-middleweight crown in front of his home city fans at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England on Saturday night he will start an overwhelming favorite against American challenger Yusaf Mack. Carl Froch Is The Real Deal
Arizona Boxing News With Don Smith

Arizona Boxing News With Don Smith

By Don Smith: Sad but true...Politics,inflated egos and a cruel ill-advised suspension almost derailed the 42nd Annual Copper Gloves Tournament at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix, Arizona October 24-25. Arizona Boxing News With Don Smith
Paulie Malignaggi Won’t Go Away

Paulie Malignaggi Won’t Go Away

By Thomas Hauser: On July 7, 2001, Paulie Malignaggi made his pro debut at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn. Even then, he had a mouth. Two days before the fight, he told Tom Gerbasi, “I’m boxing’s next superstar. Paulie Malignaggi is going to make it up the ladder quickly. I’m going to win multiple titles. I’m going to explode on the scene. I’m looking to make a big splash. And once you see me, I’m going to be here for a while.” Paulie Malignaggi Won’t Go Away
Hatton Finally Wises Up…But Is It Too Late

Hatton Finally Wises Up…But Is It Too Late

By Clive Bernath: Former two weight world champion Ricky Hatton has finally realized that having to shift a third of his body weight during the build up to a fight is not exactly the ideal preparation. It may have taken the ‘Hitman’ more than 15 years to work out but at least now he has officially gone on record to admit his lifestyle between fights was far from ideal. Hatton Finally Wises Up…But Is It Too Late
Muhammad Ali – The People’s Choice 1972

Muhammad Ali – The People’s Choice 1972

By Tom Gray: Joe Frazier was still champion. When the famous ego of Muhammad Ali acquiesced that burned deep within his soul. Ali’s first loss came via unanimous decision after fifteen spectacular rounds and one unforgettable punch on March 8th, 1971. With two minutes of The Fight remaining the red tassels of Ali’s boxing boots shot into the air like mini fireworks as his head struck the canvas. Muhammad Ali – The People’s Choice 1972
Martinez-Chavez: Peaks and Valleys

Martinez-Chavez: Peaks and Valleys

By Thomas Hauser: An athlete’s life is characterized by peaks and valleys. When Sergio Martinez was 17 years old, he played forward in the number seven slot for a team called “Defensoris” in a junior amateur football (soccer) league in the province of Buenos Aires. Martinez-Chavez: Peaks and Valleys
Pacquiao Vs. Marquez IV – Overkill?

Pacquiao Vs. Marquez IV – Overkill?

By Matthew Hurley: When the announcement came that Manny Pacquiao will square off against Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time there was certainly a sense of been there, done that. Despite the skill level, excitement and controversy the first three bouts provided you almost get the feeling that these two evenly matched fighters are tired of seeing the other in the opposite corner. Pacquiao Vs. Marquez IV – Overkill?
Mexican Independence Day: Winners and Losers

Mexican Independence Day: Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: The sport’s two most powerful promoters simply refuse to get along. Their feud has cost boxing fans the opportunity to see many attractive match-ups, and the latest trend of counter-programming is forcing that same shallow pool of customers to take sides and choose what fights they will spend their time and money on. Adding to the mess is that HBO and Showtime seem to have chosen their sides and enable their promoters of choice to continue to run the sport as separate Mexican Independence Day: Winners and Losers
Three Great Minutes Of Boxing May Have Cost Geale A Fortune

Three Great Minutes Of Boxing May Have Cost Geale A Fortune

By Cody Kaye: How quickly things change in boxing. Just a few short days ago, Australia’s IBF and WBA middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale was heavily favoured to be next in line for a super bout against the winner of the Sergio Martinez v Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. title fight. Now? Well, it’s anybody’s guess. Three Great Minutes Of Boxing May Have Cost Geale A Fortune
The Lowdown on… Martinez vs. Chavez Jr.

The Lowdown on… Martinez vs. Chavez Jr.

By Mike Sloan in Las Vegas: The fight that has nabbed the majority of the attention in Las Vegas this week is the huge showdown between unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez at the Thomas & Mack Center. The HBO Pay Per View-televised bout has sold out the 19,000-seat venue and it’s expected to do very well in terms of television viewers. The Lowdown on… Martinez vs. Chavez Jr.
SecondsOut Interview: Jace McTier

SecondsOut Interview: Jace McTier

By Derek Bonnett: One of the greatest benefits of covering the world of boxing for SecondsOut is the opportunity to develop long-lasting friendships with those who share the same unquenchable passion for professional fisticuffs. SecondsOut Interview: Jace McTier
The Lowdown on… Ward vs. Dawson

The Lowdown on… Ward vs. Dawson

By: Mike Sloan: The Oracle Arena in Oakland, California will play host to the weekend’s most intriguing showdown: Andre Ward versus Chad Dawson for the undisputed super middleweight crown. Featuring a young unbeaten superstar on the rise squaring off against a man equally as skilled and dangerous, Ward v Dawson should wind up being an entertaining battle. The Lowdown on… Ward vs. Dawson
Ndou Continues To Fight For The Kids

Ndou Continues To Fight For The Kids

By Lovemore Ndou: This Friday I will continue to fight the good fight when I take on Rivan Cessaire at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Australia. I will again donate my entire purse to the Youth Centre. I expect a tough fight. I have seen Cessaire in action and he is quite sleek but there is nothing he brings into the ring I haven’t faced before. Ndou Continues To Fight For The Kids
Ndou: ‘Me and Hatton Have unfinished Business and I’ll Fight Him For Free’

Ndou: ‘Me and Hatton Have unfinished Business and I’ll Fight Him For Free’

By Clive Bernath: A few days ago I revealed that former IBF light-welterweight champion Lovemore Ndou had offered to provide the opposition for former champ Ricky Hatton should the rumours be true that he is to fight again. Ndou: ‘Me and Hatton Have unfinished Business and I’ll Fight Him For Free’
El Loco Begins Anew with Espinoza

El Loco Begins Anew with Espinoza

By Steve Kim. This Saturday night from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, lightweight Jose “El Loco” Hernandez faces Robert Osiobe in a scheduled 10-round affair. And it’s his third outing with manager Frank Espinoza, who inked him to a deal earlier this year. El Loco Begins Anew with Espinoza
Great fights recalled - Joe Louis vs Billy Conn

Great fights recalled - Joe Louis vs Billy Conn

By John F. McKenna: By 1941 Joe Louis had already established himself as a great fighter and was well on his way towards achieving pugilistic immortality in the boxing world. He had lost but once and that was to Max Schmeling in 1936. Louis avenged the loss to Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in June 1938 with Max’s corner throwing in the towel at 2.04 of the first round in the most hyped fight in boxing history up to that time. Great fights recalled - Joe Louis vs Billy Conn
Reyes-Ramirez: Boxing's Unlikeliest Rivalry

Reyes-Ramirez: Boxing's Unlikeliest Rivalry

By Derek Bonnett: In the weeks ahead world boxing fans will have the opportunity watch the planet’s best amateur pugilists battle it out over three rounds in search of gold medal dreams. There’s something purer about an Olympic boxers intentions when you know he or, for the first time in 2012, she is fighting for pride and country and that breathtaking view from the medal podium as opposed to cash. Reyes-Ramirez: Boxing's Unlikeliest Rivalry
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 9

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 9

By Derek Bonnett Greetings SecondsOut boxing aficionados, your friendly neighborhood pessimist is back for another volume of Title Shots Here! Getcha’ Free Title Shot! to satiate your world title fight inquiries. Please continue to reach out and share your feelings about dubious world title bouts and questionable challengers. So far, our English, Irish, and South African readers have been the most vocal. However, it’s one world we’re concerned with when discussing the various Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 9
History Of Madison Square Garden, Part 3

History Of Madison Square Garden, Part 3

By John Wharton: Madison Square Garden also saw the final fight in the career of lightweight legend Ismael Laguna, who faced Scottish fighter Ken Buchanan in a bid to regain his WBA lightweight title. The two had fought a year earlier, when Buchanan upset the odds to win a close split decision. History Of Madison Square Garden, Part 3
Mundine, McKart Both Eyeing Crucial Win

Mundine, McKart Both Eyeing Crucial Win

By:Mike Sloan inLas Vegas: Compared to the hostilities of the Amir Khan-Danny Garcia press conference a few miles away and a few hours earlier, the final pre-fight presser featuring Anthony Mundine and Bronco McKart was tame. Never bordering on tasteless or aggressiveness by any means, both former titleholders were respectful of one another, though both predicted a victory. Mundine, McKart Both Eyeing Crucial Win
The Lowdown on… Khan vs. Garcia

The Lowdown on… Khan vs. Garcia

By Mike Sloan: The Mandalay Bay Events Center in torrid Las Vegas will play host to one of the more intriguing showdowns of the year in Amir Khan versus Danny Garcia. Khan was originally supposed to try to exact revenge against Lamont Peterson in May, but when Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone after a random urinalysis in March, the ballyhooed rematch was scrapped. The Lowdown on… Khan vs. Garcia
Hatton Comeback Rumours

Hatton Comeback Rumours

By Clive Bernath: If the Rumours are true then former two weight world champion Ricky Hatton is set to fight again in the summer and his main target is current WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi. Nothing is official but I’m hearing the 33 year-old has been training hard with the view of lacing up the gloves once again. Hatton Comeback Rumours
Showtime’s President Has a Master Plan

Showtime’s President Has a Master Plan

By:Alex Caveda: In an interview with Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza, one of the most powerful men in boxing, quite a bit was revealed in terms of the cable giant’s future in the fightsports. As General Manager of Sports & Event Programming for Showtime, Espinoza plays a major role in how the sport of boxing is seen on television. Showtime’s President Has a Master Plan
History Of Madison Square Garden: Part 2

History Of Madison Square Garden: Part 2

By John Wharton: If the forties and fifties were a golden era for boxing and The Garden, the sixties could possibly be regarded as the end of the heyday and the beginning of decline. The Garden did see some classic fights throughout the sixties and seventies, however, and many great fighters plied their trade in the famous old ring. History Of Madison Square Garden: Part 2
Pacquiao-Bradley in Perspective

Pacquiao-Bradley in Perspective

By Thomas Hauser: A wave of outrage has swept over the boxing community with regard to the scoring of the June 9th fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. The overwhelming majority of fans, writers, and commentators who watched the fight thought that Pacquiao was a clear winner. Pacquiao-Bradley in Perspective
Arizona Boxing News: Carbajal, Paez Sr And More

Arizona Boxing News: Carbajal, Paez Sr And More

By Don Smith: On February 25, 2005, the bodies of Celia "Sally" Carbajal and her live in boyfriend Gerry Best were found outside their apartment at Coconut Groves complex in West Phoenix. Arizona Boxing News: Carbajal, Paez Sr And More
The History Of Madison Square Garden, Part 1

The History Of Madison Square Garden, Part 1

By John Wharton: The original Madison Square Garden was situated at the former New York and Harlem Railroad Depot, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. This was the first venue to use the name and was in use from 1879 until 1890, when it was replaced by a new building on the same site. The History Of Madison Square Garden, Part 1
Pacquiao – Bradley: Winners and Losers

Pacquiao – Bradley: Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: Finally a major fight created buzz on sports television, talk radio, and even water coolers days after the fight. Unfortunately, as is often the case with boxing, the discussion was for all the wrong reasons. Corruption, travesty, and incompetence remained at the forefront of the all too familiar “boxing is a joke” discussion. Pacquiao – Bradley: Winners and Losers
The Aftermath: One of the Worst Decisions Ever?

The Aftermath: One of the Worst Decisions Ever?

By:Mike Sloan: It was in between rounds ten and eleven when I typed in my notes, “Bradley needs a miracle knockout to win this.” This was from my seat live inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena with unbiased, tunnel vision-like eyes when I typed that. The Aftermath: One of the Worst Decisions Ever?
Anatomy of Controversy

Anatomy of Controversy

By John Lumpkin: This was a strange fight(Bradley Vs Pacquiao) to watch. The scoring seemed even stranger, but there were clues that despite the punch stat numbers, Harold Lederman’s scorecard and the announcer’s confidence that the fight was not going to go Pacquaio’s way. Anatomy of Controversy
Shane Mosley Announces Retirement

Shane Mosley Announces Retirement

By Clive Bernath: According to reports on the internet former three weight world champion and future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley has retired from the sport of boxing. Shane Mosley Announces Retirement
Introducing Ronald Cruz

Introducing Ronald Cruz

By Jason Pribila: Main Events and Peltz Boxing are well known in the boxing industry for putting on well matched and entertaining fight cards. In an era where many promoters gravitate to the first venue willing to open their wallets, this pair continues to cultivate the sport by putting on shows featuring local fighters in front of their passionate fans. Introducing Ronald Cruz
The Great Heavyweights – Jack Dempsey

The Great Heavyweights – Jack Dempsey

By John F. McKenna: Jack Dempsey roared onto the boxing scene just prior to the beginning of the 1920’s. The “Roaring Twenties” if you will. And no individual did more to put that roar into the age which brought theUnited States into its role as a world power The Great Heavyweights – Jack Dempsey
Timothy Bradley: 'Im In The Greatest Shape Of My Life'

Timothy Bradley: 'Im In The Greatest Shape Of My Life'

By: Marc Livitz: The fight of his life is just two weeks away and he wishes it could take place tomorrow. Palm Springs, California native Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley strongly feels that the contest which is set to take place on June 9 at the MGM in Las Vegas is the opportunity of a lifetime Timothy Bradley: 'Im In The Greatest Shape Of My Life'
Marco Antonio Barrera Exclusive: Baby Faced and Battle Hardened

Marco Antonio Barrera Exclusive: Baby Faced and Battle Hardened

By Tom Gray: He speaks in a quiet and unassuming tone, frequently avoiding eye contact, as he reminisces on a spectacular twenty two year professional career which may still not have come to an end. His face belies the sacrifice of that journey and a stranger would never guess that this diminutive and innocent looking man was once a glorious gladiator, who waged war against some of the finest fighters in the world. Marco Antonio Barrera Exclusive: Baby Faced and Battle Hardened
Arum Has Concerns About Manny

Arum Has Concerns About Manny

By Clive Bernath: It seems that I’m not the only one that believes Tim Bradley can shock the world and defeat Manny Pacquiao when the pair clash for ‘Pacman’s WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on June 9. As soon as it was announced that the undefeated Bradley was next up for arguably the world’s No.1 boxer I envisaged a possible upset. Arum Has Concerns About Manny
State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!

State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!

By Mikko Salo: Pure stroke of business genius. That is what promoter Frank Warren pulled off last week. David Haye vs Dereck Chisora has everything. It gives us the biggest moneymaker of a fight that doesn`t have the names Mayweather, Pacquiao or Klitschko attached to it. State of the Heavyweights: Stroke of Business Genius!
Looking Back At Paul Pender

Looking Back At Paul Pender

By Matthew Hurley: For a man who defeated the great Sugar Ray Robinson twice for the middleweight crown, Paul Pender is sometimes forgotten in the pantheon of exceptional 160-pound fighters. A solid, rugged boxer who rose to the top near the end of his career, Pender sadly remains in a sort of fistic limbo outside of his hometown of Brookline, Massachusetts. Looking Back At Paul Pender
Four Fighters Headed In Opposite Directions

Four Fighters Headed In Opposite Directions

By: Mike Sloan: It’s been a few days since the events inside the MGM Grand unfolded. The world knows by now that Floyd Mayweather worked harder than he ever had in his life to secure a victory over Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley was beaten up soundly by the young, undefeated Saul Alvarez. Four Fighters Headed In Opposite Directions
The Lowdown on… Canelo vs. Mosley

The Lowdown on… Canelo vs. Mosley

By:Mike Sloan: Not many people are expecting “Sugar” Shane Mosley to walk out of the MGM Grand with his hand raised in victory on Saturday night. He’s 40 years old and has clearly seen better days. The Lowdown on… Canelo vs. Mosley
Mayweather: “I can’t Overlook Cotto”

Mayweather: “I can’t Overlook Cotto”

By: Mike Sloan: Floyd Mayweather is a man of many hats and you’ll never know what to fully expect when you’re in his presence. He could be the loquacious, boastful, trash-talking champion that has gained the ire of thousands or he could be the reserved, charismatic figure with that million-dollar smile that has also gained the ire of thousands of skeptics. Mayweather: “I can’t Overlook Cotto”
Vargas Expects Bigger, Better Things After Forbes

Vargas Expects Bigger, Better Things After Forbes

By Mike Sloanin Las Vegas:: Undefeated welterweight contender Jesse Vargas expected that on the undercard of the biggest fight of 2012 thus far, he was going to electrify the world with a brilliant performance against a tough, pretty-well-known opponent. Vargas had been training incredibly hard for Alfonso Gomez, a popular but limited perennial contender who gained a modicum of fame thanks to his role on the reality TV series The Contender. Vargas Expects Bigger, Better Things After Forbes
Latimore Knows Losing is not an Option

Latimore Knows Losing is not an Option

By: Mike Sloan: For DeAndre Latimore, he knows that a loss on May 5 is simply not an option. He’s one of the most promising young contenders on the circuit but he feels as though his road to where he is could have been easier. Latimore Knows Losing is not an Option
Boxing Resumes: Numbers Can Lie

Boxing Resumes: Numbers Can Lie

By Derek Bonnett: It was bound to happen. I’ve been having a ball over the past year ripping the sanctioning bodies for handing seemingly unworthy boxers title fights. My Title Shots Here! Getcha’ Free Title Shot series has prompted numerous SecondsOut readers to reach out and voice their own disgust at some of the match-ups they feel are being peddled off as world championship caliber fights. But, alas, I got one wrong. Boxing Resumes: Numbers Can Lie
Hopkins: The Ageless Wonder Lingers On

Hopkins: The Ageless Wonder Lingers On

By: Alex Luces: In what may be his final performance before the curtains descend on a legendary career, Bernard Hopkins must once again motivate his mind and body for battle against a foe young enough to be his son. So is the burden carried by the oldest champion in the history of boxing. Hopkins: The Ageless Wonder Lingers On
DeGuardia Still Going Strong

DeGuardia Still Going Strong

By Ray Kilgore: Ask some boxing writers, and many will tell you that boxing is a difficult sport to cover. It’s not uncommon for fighters to take what they perceive as a negative article and get irritated and refuse interviews.Writers can be in a no-win position. DeGuardia Still Going Strong
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 8

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 8

By Derek Bonnett: The year 2012 is already in its fourth month and boxing fans have not had to hear my rebellious cries against the world sanctioning bodies or their sorry excuses for world championship match-ups due to erroneous rankings systems. Overall, I have been pleased with the efforts of the IBF, WBA, WBC, and WBO thus far. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 8
Can Floyd Mayweather Conquer Mount Cotto?

Can Floyd Mayweather Conquer Mount Cotto?

By Alex Luces: While their legacies may never be finalized by fighting each other, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have decided to keep moving along their respective careers. “Money Mayweather” has stayed true to his name and advanced toward a fight with Miguel Cotto, the second highest-grossing pay-per-view star not named Pacquiao. Can Floyd Mayweather Conquer Mount Cotto?
Flashback: Jack Johnson Profiled

Flashback: Jack Johnson Profiled

By John F. McKenna: John Arthur (Jack) Johnson, AKA “The Galveston Giant”, AKA“Lil Artha” was one of those larger than life Heavyweight Champions who comes along once in a generation. Johnson was born on March 31, 1878 in Galveston, Texas. He was the son of former slaves Henry and Tina Johnson who worked at blue collar jobs to provide for their six children. Flashback: Jack Johnson Profiled
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