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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
Famous Ring Wars: Sugar Ray Robinson vs Randy Turpin 1

Famous Ring Wars: Sugar Ray Robinson vs Randy Turpin 1

By John F. McKenna: When Sugar Ray Robinson signed to fight Great Britain’s Randy Turpin on July 10, 1951 boxing fans, writers and historians already knew that Sugar Ray was something special and that he was going to go down in boxing history as an all time great. He was a fighter who it was said, could outbox the boxers and outpunch the punchers. Robinson had won all 85 of his amateur fights, 69 coming via the knockout route. 40 of those KO’s came in the first round. Famous Ring Wars: Sugar Ray Robinson vs Randy Turpin 1
Don’t Bank On Haye Vs Chisora Happening Any Time Soon

Don’t Bank On Haye Vs Chisora Happening Any Time Soon

By Clive Bernath: Despite promoter Frank Warren stating that an all British showdown between Dereck Chisora and David Haye is ‘Inevitable’ I would not bank on the fight happening any time soon. Don’t Bank On Haye Vs Chisora Happening Any Time Soon
Weekend Wrap-Up:  Winners and the Texas State Athletic Commission

Weekend Wrap-Up: Winners and the Texas State Athletic Commission

By Jason Pribila: I usually reserve my “Winners and Losers” articles for major pay per view fights. However, after a weekend that saw boxing shows airing on ESPN2, Showtime, HBO, and NBC Sports Net, I was hopeful for enough material to warrant a column. The Texas State Athletic Commission once again ensured that I’d have plenty of words to write under the list of losers. Weekend Wrap-Up:  Winners and the Texas State Athletic Commission
Mayweather vs. Cotto - A Simple Game of Genius

Mayweather vs. Cotto - A Simple Game of Genius

By Tom Gray: Undefeated in forty two starts, winner of seven world titles across five divisions and a heavy favourite to annex his eighth on May 5th, Floyd Mayweather is a boxing savant for the millennium. Mayweather vs. Cotto - A Simple Game of Genius
The Lowdown on… Garcia vs. Morales

The Lowdown on… Garcia vs. Morales

SecondsOut breaks down the matchup and figures out who will win By: Mike Sloan: A few years ago it would have sounded like something out of a science fiction movie or on an episode of the Twilight Zone, but Erik Morales is fighting Saturday and much of the boxing world is anxiously awaiting the bout. Once considered a fighter with more damage than the peak of Mount St. Helens and chastised for not finally hanging up his gloves for good, “El Terrible” somehow got the spark back and began The Lowdown on… Garcia vs. Morales
Hopkins and Froch – Born Gladiators

Hopkins and Froch – Born Gladiators

By Tom Gray: Both gladiators are vastly different but they are also the same. Bernard Hopkins is forty seven years of age, with an astonishing twenty four year professional career behind him. Physiologically remarkable, The Executioner is an old school scientist who has the nasty habit of ending careers and, cerebrally, he possesses enough boxing acumen to fill several large volumes. Hopkins and Froch – Born Gladiators
Bute Vs Froch, A Battle Between True Professionals

Bute Vs Froch, A Battle Between True Professionals

By Clive Bernath: On May 26 two of boxing’s true professionals will collide at the Capital FM Arena in middle England when unbeaten French Canadian Lucian Bute defends his IBF super-middleweight title against local hero Carl Froch. Bute Vs Froch, A Battle Between True Professionals
The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Mormeck

The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Mormeck

By: Mike Sloan: Tonight marks the return to action of Wladimir Klitschko, one-half of the best heavyweight tandem on the planet and one of the best big men of the past decade. Every time the hulking Ukrainian fights, it’s a massive deal, particularly across Europe and this time around shouldn’t be any different. But unlike brother Vitali who dispatched the massively overmatched Dereck Chisora, Wladimir actually could wind up the loser. The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Mormeck
The State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part III

The State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part III

By Mikko Salo: The last of the three top-notch heavyweight weekends is here, with the two previous ones providing us with the kind of action the fans want to see from this improving marquee division of boxing. The two spirited contests with all-out attitude have not let us down. The State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part III
State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part II

State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part II

By Mikko Salo: The first of the three consecutive star-studded heavyweight weekends included some unexpectedly bizarre pre-fight antics, an unexpectedly competitive Championship Fight and an unexpectedly violent post-fight press conference. State of the Heavyweights: Top Three in Action, Part II
Duran: The Movie

Duran: The Movie

By Jerry Glick: Many boxers have a story to tell. Some have had the opportunity to tell their story on the big screen including Rocky Graziano, Joe Louis, Jake LaMotta, and more recently, Micky Ward. Duran: The Movie
The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Chisora

The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Chisora

By: Mike Sloan: Tonight marks the return to action of Vitali Klitschko, one-half of the best heavyweight tandem on the planet and one of the best big men of the past decade. Every time the hulking Ukrainian fights, it’s a massive deal, particularly across Europe and this time around shouldn’t be any different. The Lowdown on… Klitschko vs. Chisora
State of the Heavyweights: Top-Three In Action

State of the Heavyweights: Top-Three In Action

By Mikko Salo: This does not happen often. The top three fighters of boxing`s marquee division engaging in combat during a stretch of three consecutive weekends. Even if the match-ups leave something to be desired, the boxing fans should embrace the heavyweight festivities about to take place. State of the Heavyweights: Top-Three In Action
Remembering a Legend

Remembering a Legend

By Ty and Jace McTier: I look down at my wrist and see that I am wearing a wristband that says “Angelo Dundee Family.” A smile beam across my face as I remember back to when I first met this gentle giant of the sport of boxing. Remembering a Legend
Meet Danny O’Connor

Meet Danny O’Connor

By Matthew Hurley: There is nothing quite like a gifted young fighter connecting on a visceral level with his hometown. Hero worship is prevalent in every sport but boxing is such a personal and emotionally draining experience for fighter and fan that once a connection is made it just grows tighter and tighter as the fighter’s career moves on. Meet Danny O’Connor
Review Of 2011: South Africa Part 2

Review Of 2011: South Africa Part 2

By Peter Lerner: In the first part of our look back at South African boxing in 2011, Pete Moscardi told us about his choices for Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter Who Most Deserves a Break. In this concluding part he looks at prospects and disappointments, improved fighters and foreign fighters, and the general situation in the country. Review Of 2011: South Africa Part 2
Sweet Science 4 Life - Using Boxing to Support Mental Health Care

Sweet Science 4 Life - Using Boxing to Support Mental Health Care

By Andrew Wake: The hardest sport is full of the kindest people. It’s almost a paradox but those who are involved in the pain game are often the softest and caring most caring individuals around once they step out of the ring. Sweet Science 4 Life - Using Boxing to Support Mental Health Care
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