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Alternatively licensed boxing – Pushing the sport forward or endangering its future?

Alternatively licensed boxing – Pushing the sport forward or endangering its future?

By Andrew Wake: The venue is packed to the rafters and the crowd roars its appreciation as two men slug it out in the centre of the ring. Right hooks crash into jaw bones and uppercuts send the blood flying from an already dripping nose and when it’s over one man has hand raised while the other stands forlorn. Alternatively licensed boxing – Pushing the sport forward or endangering its future?
Terry Norris:  Warrior on a Mission Part 2

Terry Norris: Warrior on a Mission Part 2

By Tom Gray: “My Dad noticed changes with my balance and speech," remembered Norris. "I just felt different and knew something was wrong. I pushed through and tried to hide it because I’m a warrior – that’s what I do.” Terry Norris:  Warrior on a Mission Part 2
Terry Norris: Warrior on a Mission Part 1

Terry Norris: Warrior on a Mission Part 1

By Tom Gray: Terry Norris is arguably the greatest 154lb fighter in boxing history. The Texas native, known as “Terrible”,compiled an astonishing amateur record of 291-4 before embarking on a rollercoaster professional career, which saw him capture four junior middleweight world titles, and pound for pound recognition. Terry Norris: Warrior on a Mission Part 1
Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 2: Wants Macklin And A Return To The Glory Days

Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 2: Wants Macklin And A Return To The Glory Days

By Tom Gray: Darren Barker wants to secure a world title fight in 2012 and fulfill his childhood ambition. With that being said the current domestic scene conjures up memories of a previous era that is sorely missed and that fact is not lost on the popular London middleweight. Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 2: Wants Macklin And A Return To The Glory Days
Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 1 - I Want Sturm, Geale or Chavez

Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 1 - I Want Sturm, Geale or Chavez

By Tom Gray: Darren Barker’s drive to become world champion has only intensified since his 11th round knockout defeat at the hands of Sergio Martinez in October. The affable boxer puncher fought courageously against the pound for pound star but the experience and natural talent of ‘Maravilla’ was ultimately decisive. Darren Barker Exclusive Pt 1 - I Want Sturm, Geale or Chavez
SecondsOut 2011 Divisional Superlatives

SecondsOut 2011 Divisional Superlatives

By Derek Bonnett: As another fruitful year of professional fisticuffs wraps up, SecondsOut will honor 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. However, among the 170 ranked SecondsOut fighters and beyond, a multitude of fighters go unrecognized for their less obvious contributions to the sport. SecondsOut 2011 Divisional Superlatives
The Super Middleweights: 27 Years Of Talent, Action And Drama

The Super Middleweights: 27 Years Of Talent, Action And Drama

By Danny Winterbottom: The super six boxing classic, Showtime’s unique tournament involving six of the world’s best at 168lbs reaches its conclusion on December 17 when British warrior Carl “The Cobra” Froch and American former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward meet in a mouth watering clash to determine the No.1 in boxings second youngest division. The Super Middleweights: 27 Years Of Talent, Action And Drama
Cuts, Bombs, Broken Hands And Mayhem: The Greatest Rounds In History: Round One

Cuts, Bombs, Broken Hands And Mayhem: The Greatest Rounds In History: Round One

By Danny Winterbottom: No matter whether you are a diehard connoisseur of boxing’s dark arts or a casual observer, every fight fan gets a thrill from two warriors laying everything on the line in three minutes of brutal mayhem. Cuts, Bombs, Broken Hands And Mayhem: The Greatest Rounds In History: Round One
The Boy From Bolton Has Done Good

The Boy From Bolton Has Done Good

By Clive Bernath: As Amir Khan celebrates his 25th birthday today with close family and friends he will no doubt be aware that he is just one fight away from realising his dream of becoming a genuine world class operator with ppv box office appeal. The Boy From Bolton Has Done Good
Collins Opens New Gym And Reveals How McBride Beat Tyson

Collins Opens New Gym And Reveals How McBride Beat Tyson

By Gerry Hand: In his fourth professional fight Paschal Collins out-pointed a Mexican called Jorge VERA, eight fights down the line he out boxed Jack Duckworth. Collins Opens New Gym And Reveals How McBride Beat Tyson
Miguel Cotto – Antonio Margarito II:  Winners and Losers

Miguel Cotto – Antonio Margarito II: Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday Night the eyes of the boxing world were once again focused on Madison Square Garden in New York City where 21,239 mostly Puerto Rican fans filled the building to capacity to cheer on their own Miguel Cotto’ as he attempted to enact revenge on the first man to defeat him. Cotto would have to overcome the cloud of suspicion, controversy, and personal loss in order to focus on the task at hand, which was to leave the ring with his hand raised in victory. Miguel Cotto – Antonio Margarito II:  Winners and Losers
The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!

The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!

By Mikko Salo: On Saturday night in Helsinki, fight fans were treated to the most entertaining heavyweight fight of the year between two young and hungry pugilists who are sure to make an increasing amount of noise in the division in the coming years. Dereck Chisora in dropping a controversial split decision against Robert Helenius redeemed himself after the lackluster 18 pounds heavier showing against Tyson Fury. The State of The Heavyweights: More of This, Please!
 Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 7

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 7

By Derek Bonnett: It’s December and 2011 is rapidly coming to a close. If the Mayan calendar holds true, there are precious few months left for mankind and there are going to be legions of professional prizefighters whose dreams of world title contention will remain unfulfilled as the world comes crashing down in 2012.  Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 7
Nicknames

Nicknames

By John Wharton: many people will agree, a nickname is easy to come by but difficult to shrug off...just ask ‘Skidmark Mooney’ from my junior school days. In sport, however, a nickname can encapsulate just who you are and what you do, and one sport in which it is seemingly essential to have one is boxing. Nicknames
Margarito Cleared To Fight Cotto At The Garden

Margarito Cleared To Fight Cotto At The Garden

By Clive Bernath; The New York State Athletic Commission finally granted Antonio Margarito a boxing licence to fight Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden on December 3. Margarito Cleared To Fight Cotto At The Garden
Michael Bentt: Renaissance Man

Michael Bentt: Renaissance Man

Jerry Glick reporting: He played Sonny Liston opposite Will Smith in “Ali” on the big screen; he was in "Public Enemies" starring with Johnny Depp; he was in "State Property 2" with Damon Dash; he has appeared on television on Saturday Night Live; he did "Sons of Anarchy." He has played Othello, The Moor of Venice, and he has written for HBO and Bert Sugar’s “Fight Game.” Michael Bentt, former WBO Heavyweight Champion, has added to his boxing prowess by becoming a man of the arts. Michael Bentt: Renaissance Man
What You Missed While Watching Pacquiao and Marquez

What You Missed While Watching Pacquiao and Marquez

By Dave McKee: When the opening bell tolled, bringing the eyes of boxing fans and casual observers alike to focus on the fabled squared circle on November 12, 2012, something profound transpired. Thirty-six-plus-twelve minutes of deep significance passed, and few who watched took notice. What You Missed While Watching Pacquiao and Marquez
Pacquiao – Marquez:  Enough With Robbery Nonsense

Pacquiao – Marquez: Enough With Robbery Nonsense

By Matthew Hurley: Well, there’s nothing quite like a bit of controversy to get boxing fans all in a lather. The rubber match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, two fighters so evenly matched we all should have known going in that it would be another hotly contested bout, once again fought on nearly even terms and left their respective admirers in defensive mode. Pacquiao – Marquez:  Enough With Robbery Nonsense
The State of the Heavyweights: The Cases of the Declining Challengers

The State of the Heavyweights: The Cases of the Declining Challengers

By Mikko Salo: Good news: In December we will have a two-weekend stretch, where one of The Undisputed Heavyweight Champions and two of The Ring Top 5 heavyweight contenders are stepping in the squared circle. Then the bad news: None of them is facing another Ring Top 10 opponent. The State of the Heavyweights: The Cases of the Declining Challengers
Preparation

Preparation

By John Lumpkin: Watching Max Kellerman’s Face Off promo featuring Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito made it clear that Cotto sincerely believes that Margarito cheated in their first bout. Preparation
Pacquiao’s Win: Justified or Robbery?

Pacquiao’s Win: Justified or Robbery?

By Mike Sloan: For a fight as close as they come, one that easily could have gone to either man, the official result of Manny Pacquiao’s majority decision win over rival Juan Manuel Marquez has raised quite an uproar. Some 24 hours after the Filipino superstar’s hand was raised in victory, there remains some incendiary embers underneath the ashes of the immediate fallout from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao’s Win: Justified or Robbery?
Pacquiao/Marquez Is Unfinished Business

Pacquiao/Marquez Is Unfinished Business

By John Lumpkin: Manny Pacquiao has looked like an amalgamation of Bruce Lee and Roberto Duran in recent years, but last night, Juan Manuel Marquez made him look, dare we say, almost ordinary. Pacquiao/Marquez Is Unfinished Business
Manny’s In A Mean Mood

Manny’s In A Mean Mood

By Clive Bernath; Over the last three years Manny Pacquiao has firmly established himself as the world’s No.1 pound for pound boxer. Ironically, it was not until after he squeezed a 12 round split decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez in their March, 2008 rematch that ‘Pac Man’ first seriously appeared on the radar of the casual boxing fan. Manny’s In A Mean Mood
Vitali Klitschko: The Greatest Heavyweight Of All Time

Vitali Klitschko: The Greatest Heavyweight Of All Time

By Roman Kolaczek: Boxing has been a mainstream sport for over a century. Many generations have had great heavyweight champions, many of them household names all over the world. Vitali Klitschko: The Greatest Heavyweight Of All Time
Joe Frazier Loses His Final Battle

Joe Frazier Loses His Final Battle

By Clive Bernath: Boxing legend Joe Frazier, famous for taking part in some of the greatest heavyweight title fights in the history of the sport, has lost his final battle with liver Cancer at the age of 67. Joe Frazier Loses His Final Battle
 Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 6

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 6

By Derek Bonnett: It’s been since August that I last poked my nose into the business of bogus world title challengers and I regret to say it’s not because they haven’t been happening. No, the flow of manipulated match-ups runs strong.  Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 6
Great Fights And Great Nights: The Best Left Hooks Ever Thrown

Great Fights And Great Nights: The Best Left Hooks Ever Thrown

By Danny Winterbotom: Throughout the annals of boxing history there have been many an exponent of the left hook. From the brutally beautiful explosiveness of ‘Smokin Joe Frazier’s numbing left to the exquisite timing of Sugar Ray Robinson. Combined with speed and accuracy a left hook can produce a key knockdown or fight ending knockout, a boxers best friend. Great Fights And Great Nights: The Best Left Hooks Ever Thrown
Riddick Bowe Making A Noise Again

Riddick Bowe Making A Noise Again

By Dave McKee: Riddick Bowe, the former lineal world heavyweight champion who publicly deposited his WBC strap into a garbage bin rather than face challenger Lennox Lewis, has announced that he intends to lay waste to the heavyweight division. Riddick Bowe Making A Noise Again
 Thomas Hearns – A Hall Of Fame Career

Thomas Hearns – A Hall Of Fame Career

By Matthew Hurley: There is a moment in every great athlete’s career that can be pointed to and qualified as the apex of his collective achievement. Disagreement amongst fans as to just what that particular moment was is usually born out of an almost fanatical love for the athlete in question. Debate in the world of sports has always been passionate, over-the-top and endless.  Thomas Hearns – A Hall Of Fame Career
An Open Letter to Bernard Hopkins

An Open Letter to Bernard Hopkins

Dear Champ, What you should understand before you read any part of this missive is that boxing fans want to love you. We respect your unmatched ring intelligence. We are amazed at your twelve year domination of the middleweight division. You arrive every day, everywhere, in top physical shape. An Open Letter to Bernard Hopkins
Hopkins and Dawson:  Winners and Losers

Hopkins and Dawson: Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: “Believe it or Not” boxing fans have paid over $120.00 in the last 28 days to see two main events that have once again left them apologizing for the sport they are no doubt getting tired of defending. On Saturday night they paid out $50 for 46 year-old Bernard Hopkins’ defense of his light heavyweight championship against Chad Dawson. Hopkins and Dawson:  Winners and Losers
Hayemaker Officially Retires From The Ring

Hayemaker Officially Retires From The Ring

By Ryan Waugh: last week the official announcement arrived that David Haye will not be renewing his boxing licence and retiring from the ring on his 31st birthday as promised. Hayemaker Officially Retires From The Ring
Back From The Brink, One Punch Can Change Everything

Back From The Brink, One Punch Can Change Everything

By Danny Winterbottom: The total domination of one boxer over his opponent can be an absorbing spectacle to watch as he exerts his mastery of the noble art on his hapless foe. However, in boxing one punch can change everything. Back From The Brink, One Punch Can Change Everything
Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part II

Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part II

By Dave McKee: In the wake of his brutal November 13, 1982 war with WBA world lightweight champion Ray “Boom-Boom” Mancini, South Korean contender Deuk-Koo Kim lay dead in a hospital, having succumbed to complications arising from a blood clot on his brain. For Mancini, years of guilt and recriminations from a somewhat hypocritical public lay ahead. Everyone knew boxing was dangerous. Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part II
Pribs Notes:Martinez/Barker,Bozella, Cotto – Margarito II, and more…

Pribs Notes:Martinez/Barker,Bozella, Cotto – Margarito II, and more…

By Jason Pribila: I arrived home from Atlantic City at 7:00 am on Sunday morning. I decided that a power nap at a rest stop on the AC Expressway would serve me well. The HBO televised fights lasted a total of 20.5 rounds of a scheduled 22 and pushed my departure time from Boardwalk Hall back to 12:30 am. Pribs Notes:Martinez/Barker,Bozella, Cotto – Margarito II, and more…
Bernard Hopkins Continues To Add To His Legacy

Bernard Hopkins Continues To Add To His Legacy

By Matthew Hurley: His extraordinary professional career has stretched on for twenty-three years, and although there have been losses, both controversial and spot on, along with some uneven, tentative performances bordering on the tedious, he continues to persevere. Bernard Hopkins Continues To Add To His Legacy
Sergio Martinez:  Too Good For His Own Good?

Sergio Martinez: Too Good For His Own Good?

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday night Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez returns to the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the building where he celebrated his three biggest nights as a professional boxer. First his stock rose as he came up a point short in a fight of the year candidate. Next he started fast and finished strong en route to winning the lineal middleweight championship. And finally he ended a fight with a single punch that earned him “Knockout” and “Fighter of the Year” honors in 2010. Sergio Martinez:  Too Good For His Own Good?
Mayweather vs Ortiz:  Winners and Losers

Mayweather vs Ortiz: Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions presented “Star Power” Mayweather vs Ortiz. The dust settled, and once again the sport of boxing was left to defend itself as a relevant player on the sports landscape. Mayweather vs Ortiz:  Winners and Losers
Mayweather Flap: Best Thing for Boxing in Years?

Mayweather Flap: Best Thing for Boxing in Years?

By Dave McKee: Is the Mayweather Ortiz controversy the best thing to happen for boxing in years? Almost weekly we read article after article decrying the actions of referees, judges, commissions, and sanctioning bodies. Every week, it seems, the final nail is driven into boxing’s coffin. It’s just a matter of time before the sport vanishes into the dustbin of history. Mayweather Flap: Best Thing for Boxing in Years?
Apology not Accepted

Apology not Accepted

By John Lumpkin: So when is the moment over? If you shake someone’s hand, is the greeting over when the contact ceases? Do we count the time it takes to step back as part of the equation? Is there a few extra seconds of reflection required to complete the process? Apology not Accepted
Mayweather’s KO: Cheap Shot or Tough Brakes?

Mayweather’s KO: Cheap Shot or Tough Brakes?

By Mike Sloan: Jim Lampley said it best after Floyd Mayweather knocked Victor Ortiz into orbit with a textbook left/right: “Floyd definitely will not make any new fans with this.” Lampley is right. The majority of boxing fans hated the guy before he climbed through the ropes to take on Ortiz and after he clobbered his foe with what many deem a dirty move, the number of Mayweather detractors grew tenfold. Mayweather’s KO: Cheap Shot or Tough Brakes?
The State of the Heavyweights: Witnessing All-Time Greatness

The State of the Heavyweights: Witnessing All-Time Greatness

By Mikko Salo: Watching Vitali Klitschko completely dismantle Tomasz Adamek in every phase of the noble art was another amazing display showcasing the greatness of The Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Brothers from Ukraine. The difference in size, power, skill and eventually even speed between The Ring Magazine #1 and #3 heavyweight contenders was staggering. The State of the Heavyweights: Witnessing All-Time Greatness
Sugar Ray Leonard Exclusive: Hearns and The Showdown - 30 Years On

Sugar Ray Leonard Exclusive: Hearns and The Showdown - 30 Years On

By Tom Gray: The definition of “Showdown” is an event, especially a confrontation, which forces an issue to a conclusion. The event, on September 16th 1981, was the undisputed welterweight championship of the world, the confrontation was between “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns and the conclusion saw one man’s true greatness established - forever. Sugar Ray Leonard Exclusive: Hearns and The Showdown - 30 Years On
The Last Days of Jose Sulaiman?

The Last Days of Jose Sulaiman?

By Dave McKee: Mexican writer, Isaac Guerra, recently predicted the looming ouster of Jose Sulaiman from the Presidency of the WBC. Writing in the online Spanish language publication, La afión.com, Guerra stated that the ranks of the WBC have finally reached a critical mass of discontent with their longtime leader. The Last Days of Jose Sulaiman?
Twelve Rounds of Preview: Vitali Klitschko vs Tomasz Adamek

Twelve Rounds of Preview: Vitali Klitschko vs Tomasz Adamek

By Mikko Salo: On Saturday 10th September the brand new Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw, Poland will have a raucious capacity crowd of over 40 000 chanting the name of their hero, The Ring #3 heavyweight contender Tomasz ”Goral” Adamek when he steps into the ring to challenge WBC titlist Vitali Klitschko. Twelve Rounds of Preview: Vitali Klitschko vs Tomasz Adamek
Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part I

Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part I

By Dave McKee: Saturday, June 7, 1997 the Convention Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico, was a day of particular significance for the sport of boxing. Jose Alfredo Flores beat Eric Holland in a 15 round split decision for the World Boxing Board middleweight title. Following the conclusion of 15 rounds, Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part I
Brave Jamie Wood Determined To KO Cancer

Brave Jamie Wood Determined To KO Cancer

By Andrew Wake: Boxers are well known for their bravery but few epitomise courageousness in the same manner as British amateur Jamie Wood.18-year-old Jamie was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, last year but has continued to maintain his training regime despite having to undergo 16 bouts of debilitating chemotherapy. Brave Jamie Wood Determined To KO Cancer
State of the Heavyweights: A Fall 2011 to Wait for

State of the Heavyweights: A Fall 2011 to Wait for

By Mikko Salo: In July, Wladimir Klitschko took the WBA belt from David Haye and The Klitschko Brothers became Undisputed Heavyweight Champions of the World. We finally have clarity again in boxing`s premier division. State of the Heavyweights: A Fall 2011 to Wait for
Paulie Ayala Continues Winning Tradition Outside of Ring

Paulie Ayala Continues Winning Tradition Outside of Ring

By Dave McKee: Paulie Ayala was a champion in the ring. He won titles and lost to only the very best the sport had to offer. Having decided to retire, Ayala has done what very few boxers are able to accomplish: stay retired. This is due to re-channeling his energies into other meaningful avenues. He operates a gym in his native Fort Worth. Paulie Ayala Continues Winning Tradition Outside of Ring
Victor Ortiz Comes Full Circle

Victor Ortiz Comes Full Circle

By Matthew Hurley There is something so uniquely human when a boxer finds his courage, his sense of self-worth, called into question by people who have never truly experienced what it’s like to suffer the punishment of fists slamming into your body and head. In a young, up-and-coming fighter the reaction is often muted bewilderment. Victor Ortiz Comes Full Circle
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