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Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns: When Losing Begets Greatness

Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns: When Losing Begets Greatness

By Dave McKee: Thomas Hearns is not remembered as a loser. He is remembered as a former protégé of the great Emanuel Steward and six-division world champion. Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns: When Losing Begets Greatness
Part III – Where Do The Brothers Stand in Heavyweight History?

Part III – Where Do The Brothers Stand in Heavyweight History?

By Mikko Salo: The Klitschko Brothers are now The Undisputed Heavyweight Champions with Wladimir holding the Ring Magazine Championship and the IBF, WBA and WBO titles, while Vitali is the WBC titlist. Where does their accomplishment rank in the recent history of the heavyweight division? Part III – Where Do The Brothers Stand in Heavyweight History?
Part II: The Klitschko Brothers` Path to The Undisputed Championship

Part II: The Klitschko Brothers` Path to The Undisputed Championship

By Mikko Salo: The Klitschko Brothers arrived at the professional boxing scene fittingly together, starting their professional careers in the same event in November 1996, Wladimir as a 20-year-old super heavyweight olympic champion, Vitali as a 25-year-old former world kickboxing champion and boxing world championship finalist. Part II: The Klitschko Brothers` Path to The Undisputed Championship
Heavyweight History and The Incredible Klitschko Brothers, Part I

Heavyweight History and The Incredible Klitschko Brothers, Part I

By Mikko Salo: In the aftermath of the Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye megafight, one important aspect of the outcome has been given a fairly small amount of attention. Finally, after several years of suffering through utter disorganization in the heavyweight division, we have Undisputed Heavyweight Champions, who hold The Ring Magazine Championship and all the alphabet titles at the same time: The Klitschko Brothers. Heavyweight History and The Incredible Klitschko Brothers, Part I
Cuba’s Embargo on Professional Boxing, Part II

Cuba’s Embargo on Professional Boxing, Part II

By Dave McKee: Cuba has banned professional boxing, and all professional sport, since 1962. The impact on Cuban boxers is profound. The ban helped create an environment that has produced many of the greatest amateur boxers in the history of the sport. Sadly, it has also placed significant pressure on those boxers who entertain dreams of world championships as professional fighters. Cuba’s Embargo on Professional Boxing, Part II
Where Are They Now: Gabriel Ruelas

Where Are They Now: Gabriel Ruelas

By Ron Valderrama: Gabriel Ruelas was born on July 23, 1970 in Jalisco (meaning "sandy plain") Mexico, which is bordered on the West by the Pacific Ocean. At age Seven he and his family emigrated to the US in search of a better life. Where Are They Now: Gabriel Ruelas
Cuba’s Embargo On Professional Boxing, Part I

Cuba’s Embargo On Professional Boxing, Part I

By Dave McKee: Fidel Castro banned professional sport in Cuba in 1962. This was in keeping with Soviet ideology, which rejected the capitalist implications of pro sports and sought to harness amateur sports for their jingoistic value as displays of national athletic prowess. Cuba’s Embargo On Professional Boxing, Part I
Hugo Fidel Cazares: Extending His Reign By Avoiding Adversity

Hugo Fidel Cazares: Extending His Reign By Avoiding Adversity

By Derek Bonnett: Professional prizefighters respond differently to winning a world championship. After all the elation and celebration has settled and the new champion begins to defend his title, that’s when boxing aficionados get to see what constructs the man’s constitution. Hugo Fidel Cazares: Extending His Reign By Avoiding Adversity
Pavlik: 'I'm Tired Of Being The Puppet'

Pavlik: 'I'm Tired Of Being The Puppet'

By Alec Kohut: As the news spread of Kelly Pavlik’s abrupt pullout from both Saturday’s “ShoBox” fight in Youngstown and the proposed November bout in Canada with Lucian Bute, the internet went abuzz with rumors of drinking, harsh criticism, and even one ridiculous claim that Pavlik’s action was “a cry for help.” Pavlik: 'I'm Tired Of Being The Puppet'
The Tragedy Of Alexis Arguello

The Tragedy Of Alexis Arguello

By Dave McKee : In 1968, at the age of sixteen, the son of a shoemaker stepped into a ring in his home town of Managua, Nicaragua. Alexis Arguello won that fight by first round knockout and set his sights on world domination. The Tragedy Of Alexis Arguello
Tarver Wants to Be Heavy

Tarver Wants to Be Heavy

By Steve Kim: While Antonio Tarver easily shrugged off Danny Green in Sydney, Australia back on July 20th at the Entertainment Centre in nine, mostly dominant rounds, he still hasn’t shaken off the effects of jet lag since returning to the States last week. Tarver Wants to Be Heavy
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5

By Derek Bonnett: SecondsOut fans have taken a special interest in speaking out in defense of our "right to a fair title fight". Our voice may be small, but we are pure of heart and do not have to accept world class mockeries in place of world championship boxing. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5
Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Ellis: The Inevitable Fight - 40 Years On

Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Ellis: The Inevitable Fight - 40 Years On

By Tom Gray: Muhammad Ali awoke on July 26th 1971 with a different feeling in his stomach than what would normally be the case before fight night. The contest in question would be his thirty third in eleven years and would take place at the Houston Astrodome in Texas in front of a capacity crowd. Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Ellis: The Inevitable Fight - 40 Years On
Will Super Judah Take Down King Khan?

Will Super Judah Take Down King Khan?

By Sean Wippert: It’s difficult for those who have watched Zab “Super” Judah over the years to look past the best and worst of his career. In many ways these extremes have been his calling card of sorts as he has either been the destroyer of worlds, or the wreckage in another fighters wake. No matter how you look at it, he is one of boxing’s most polarizing figures and has been one for sometime now. Will Super Judah Take Down King Khan?
The Next Step For A Legend

The Next Step For A Legend

By Sean Wippert: Step back in time for a moment if you will. The year is 1990. The entire world is still in a daze from “Iron” Mike’ Tyson’s titanic crash in Tokyo. The dry October air is thick with anticipation at the recently opened Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The ripped frame of the 1984 Olympic Bronze Medalist and then undefeated Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield dances impatiently in his corner. The Next Step For A Legend
George Kimball – An Appreciation

George Kimball – An Appreciation

By Matthew Hurley: When my obsession with the sport of boxing fully blossomed in the early 1980s, writer George Kimball was my go-to-guy. His columns in the Boston Herald, along with my monthly purchases of The Ring and KO Magazine, became as important to me as any school textbook. George Kimball – An Appreciation
Ronald Cruz Ready for an Evening of Firsts

Ronald Cruz Ready for an Evening of Firsts

By Jason Pribila At the final press conference for the July 1 Fight Night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, USA, Hall of Fame Promoter, J. Russell Peltz called his fighter, welterweight Ronald Cruz, a “late bloomer.” Cruz did not take up boxing until 2007 but he quickly made up for lost time by fighting 28 times during a brief amateur career that spanned 13 months. Cruz hit the ground running as a professional and has been perfect in 12 fights, collecting nine knockouts along the way. Ronald Cruz Ready for an Evening of Firsts
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 4

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 4

By Derek Bonnett: I guess I am just not speaking loud enough. This is my fourth criticism of the sanctioning bodies since February and boxing fans are still are not getting what they deserve from these organizations and their world champions. I am not asking for WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO to have a mandatory challenger in every title fight. Half the time, the mandatory challengers aren’t even that good. However, boxing fans need to demand better quality fights. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 4
Will Klitschko And Haye Give Us What We Need?

Will Klitschko And Haye Give Us What We Need?

By Matthew Hurley: The upcoming heavyweight title bout between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye has achieved something unexpected – it has garnered significant interest in a match up between two big men. It’s been quite some time since anyone outside of the Klitschko family and European fanbase has gotten jazzed about a Dr. Steelhammer title defense. Blame that on an American bias, Will Klitschko And Haye Give Us What We Need?
No Nonsense Hagler Tells Mayweather Jr How It Is

No Nonsense Hagler Tells Mayweather Jr How It Is

By Clive Bernath:Middleweight boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler was one of the reasons I fell in love with boxing. Of course there were other factors but the main one was his no nonsense style both inside and outside of the ring. No Nonsense Hagler Tells Mayweather Jr How It Is
Boxing Hall of Fame: Induction Weekend 2011

Boxing Hall of Fame: Induction Weekend 2011

By Derek Bonnett in Canastota: Any boxing fan who has been considering making the trip up to Canastota, NY, USA needs to stop thinking. Thinking just gets in the way of doing and the second weekend of June 2012 is already approaching. Boxing Hall of Fame: Induction Weekend 2011
Kostya Tszyu: Induction Worthy

Kostya Tszyu: Induction Worthy

By Derek Bonnett: Kostya Tszyu reigned as junior welterweight champion for the better part of ten years. He captured his first world championship in his fourteenth bout. Tszyu reigned twice as the IBF champion and also held both the WBC and WBA belts. Between November 2001 and January 2003, he was the undisputed champion. Kostya Tszyu: Induction Worthy
Bernard Hopkins, A Man Of Considerable Wisdom And Experience

Bernard Hopkins, A Man Of Considerable Wisdom And Experience

By Clive Bernath: For a man that had minimal amateur experience, lost his first professional fight and spent nearly five years in prison at age 17 Bernard Hopkins has done very well for himself-very well indeed. Bernard Hopkins, A Man Of Considerable Wisdom And Experience
Pacquiao vs Mosley:  Winners and Losers

Pacquiao vs Mosley: Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: For the second straight year the first Saturday of May featured a contest between the best fighter in the world and my favorite fighter. And for the second straight year I had to turn off my cell phone, as it was flooded by “friends” who somehow found me responsible for the spike in their next cable bill. Pacquiao vs Mosley:  Winners and Losers
Mosley Ignores Underdog Tag

Mosley Ignores Underdog Tag

By Matthew Hurley: So why should anyone who follows prize fighting believe for a second that Shane Mosley has any chance of pulling off the upset against Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night? Mosley contends it’s the very notion so many believe he will be clobbered into retirement by the Filipino icon that he will leave everyone eating crow. He knows upsets are always in the offing, and all it takes is one shot. Mosley Ignores Underdog Tag
Manny Pacquiao, A Thoroughly Dangerous But Humble Man

Manny Pacquiao, A Thoroughly Dangerous But Humble Man

By Clive Bernath: ‘Nice guys always come second’ is a cliché that is used all too often on the sports fields and business boardrooms around the world. Much of the time that old saying rings firmly true but every now and again a very special human being slips through the net to prove us all wrong and manages to rise to the top of their field whilst at the same time is respected by one and all. I’m pleased to say that the greatest sport of all where it is paramount to be as focused and violently Manny Pacquiao, A Thoroughly Dangerous But Humble Man
Richardson Wants No Excuses After Mosley Is Victorious

Richardson Wants No Excuses After Mosley Is Victorious

By Clive Bernath: Naazim Richardson, the respected trainer of ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley does not want to hear any excuses whatsoever when his fighter shocks the world and defeats Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. Richardson Wants No Excuses After Mosley Is Victorious
Morales Leaves Us Breathless

Morales Leaves Us Breathless

By Matthew Hurley: I suppose I owe something of an apology to Erik Morales. After all, what I thought would be my last article about him, until his hall of fame induction, all but begged him to retire. Morales Leaves Us Breathless
Naz versus Barrera: Ten Years Ago This Week

Naz versus Barrera: Ten Years Ago This Week

By Daley James Francis: Ten years ago this weekend (7th April), Sheffield’s Prince Naseem Hamed lost his unbeaten record and claim as the best pound for pound fighter in the world when outpointed over 12 rounds by Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Naz versus Barrera: Ten Years Ago This Week
Logic Means Nothing in Heavyweight Boxing

Logic Means Nothing in Heavyweight Boxing

By Daley James Francis: Finally, David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko should be locking horns in the summer, after a merry-go-round where money, ego and TV have been cited as the reason that the fight has taken so long to be finalised. Logic Means Nothing in Heavyweight Boxing
Sergio Martinez Looks to Show Dzinziruk that he is Special

Sergio Martinez Looks to Show Dzinziruk that he is Special

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday Night at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut, USA, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez defends his middleweight championship against Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk. The 2010 Fighter of the Year looks to continue his personal ascension up the “Pound for Pound” ranks while adding to the most impressive title reign since Bernard Hopkins lost his crown in 2005. Sergio Martinez Looks to Show Dzinziruk that he is Special
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 2

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 2

By Derek Bonnett: What did I tell you? Last month, when I grilled world champions Sammy Gutierrez, Jan Zaveck, Felix Sturm, and Gilberto Keb Baas, I was unhappy because honest boxing fans were being served up garbage non-title bouts under the facade of world championship match-ups. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 2
Rendall Munroe and Leicester

Rendall Munroe and Leicester

By Daley James Francis : Sometimes a fighter comes along who captures the imagination of a city or region and reinvigorates interest in the sport of boxing in their area. In the nineties, ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed created a surge of interest in his native Sheffield and more recently, Ricky Hatton revitalised Manchester’s fighting scene. Rendall Munroe and Leicester
Donaire Continues Lighter Weight Tradition

Donaire Continues Lighter Weight Tradition

By Matthew Hurley: It was a left hand reminiscent of the one Manny Pacquiao launched that exploded on Ricky Hatton’s chin back in 2009. The comparison is appropriate because Nonito Donaire’s second round blowout of Fernando Montiel at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino thrilled and chilled a boxing public actively searching for new stars to brighten the pugilistic skyline. Donaire Continues Lighter Weight Tradition
A Boxing Fans Guide to Oscar Night

A Boxing Fans Guide to Oscar Night

By Jason Pribila: Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars are again ready to walk the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday February 27. Once again the sport of boxing was well represented when the nominees were announced. Christian Bale is the favorite to walk away with an Oscar for his brilliant performance playing Micky Ward’s brother/trainer Dicky Eklund in “The Fighter”. A Boxing Fans Guide to Oscar Night
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!

By Derek Bonnett: Whatever happened to fighters earning their way to a title shot? Sure, some fighters get there quicker than others, but usually, once they do, they seem worthy of it. Examine the featherweight division for instance. Right now, top prospects Miguel Angel Garcia and Matt Remillard do not deserve world title shots based off their emerging resumes and lofty rankings. So what are they doing? Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!
Booth Hits Back At ‘’Arrogant Klitschkos’.

Booth Hits Back At ‘’Arrogant Klitschkos’.

By Clive Bernath: Adam Booth, the manager/trainer of WBA champ David Haye has hit back at Wladimir Klitschko’s statement earlier today that he is ready to face him in a heavyweight unification match on July 2. Booth Hits Back At ‘’Arrogant Klitschkos’.
How HBO Lost Manny Pacquiao

How HBO Lost Manny Pacquiao

By Thomas Hauser: Manny Pacquiao is going to Showtime. On January 20th, Top Rank (Pacquiao’s promoter), Showtime, and CBS put the finishing touches on a three-way contract that calls for the May 7th fight between boxing’s reigning pound-for-pound king and Shane Mosley to be televised on Showtime Pay-Per-View. How HBO Lost Manny Pacquiao
Andre Berto: Junior Welterweight Contender?

Andre Berto: Junior Welterweight Contender?

By Derek Bonnett: I have heard grumblings, but no one has come right out and asked. What the hell is Andre Berto doing? Andre Berto: Junior Welterweight Contender?
Holyfield Fights On

Holyfield Fights On

By Tri Nguyen: This Saturday, Evander Holyfield will step into the ring for the 56th time in his professional career, continuing his pursuit of a fifth world heavyweight title. Holyfield Fights On
Pacquiao – Mosley:  Don’t Like It, Then Don’t Buy It

Pacquiao – Mosley: Don’t Like It, Then Don’t Buy It

By Matthew Hurley: When the announcement came that Manny Pacquiao would face Shane Mosley on May 7th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas I shrugged, placed my hand over my mouth and yawned. Pacquiao – Mosley:  Don’t Like It, Then Don’t Buy It
Can Solis Tame Vitali Klitschko?

Can Solis Tame Vitali Klitschko?

By Clive Bernath: Between them Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have dominated the heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis retired back in 2003. And if you believe some of the comments made by readers on this site part of the reason they have dominated for so long is because they have hand picked their opponents in arguably the weakest weight division in boxing. Can Solis Tame Vitali Klitschko?
My First Wild Card Experience

My First Wild Card Experience

By Derek Gionta: If you ask any boxer what they enjoy most about boxing, many of them will give the standard response of, “Walking down the aisle to the ring.” Knowing the fierce rigors of battle soon awaits them while their preferred entrance music blasts in the background provides an adrenaline rush that only a small, select group can explain. My First Wild Card Experience
Klitschko Hits Haye With Demands

Klitschko Hits Haye With Demands

By Clive Bernath: The good news is that now, after years of preliminary negotiations and some very personal insults, it looks like Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye will finally face each other in the ring in 2011. According to reports both camps seem to have agreed the financial split(50-50 on everything), leaving the way clear for the heavyweight encounter of the year to take place Klitschko Hits Haye With Demands
One Holiday Cheer for Pacquiao – Mosley

One Holiday Cheer for Pacquiao – Mosley

By Jason Pribila: It has been over a week since news broke that Manny Pacquiao would be facing Shane Mosley on May 7, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA. This news did not come as a surprise, nor was it well received by the boxing public. Boxing scribes, who were busy looking back and rewarding the Best of 2010, found the time in between buying, opening, and returning gifts to take shots at Pacquiao’s choice for his next opponent. One Holiday Cheer for Pacquiao – Mosley
SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part II

SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part II

By Derek Bonnett: Boxing fans can put another year of professional prizefighting in the record books. 2010 was a good, not great year of boxing, but it rose to the occasion and put in a strong comeback during the championship rounds of the year. Most would prognosticate a stronger year in 2011 considering a slew of meaningful fights on the horizon. SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part II
SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part I

SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part I

By Derek Bonnett: Boxing fans can put another year of professional prizefighting in the record books. 2010 was a good, not great year of boxing, but it rose to the occasion and put in a strong comeback during the championship rounds of the year. Most would prognosticate a stronger year in 2011 considering a slew of meaningful fights on the horizon. SecondsOut Rankings 2010 Year End Summary, Part I
Fights Of The Decade:  Morales – Pacquiao 1

Fights Of The Decade: Morales – Pacquiao 1

By Matthew Hurley: When creating a list of the best fights of the decade there are usually two or three front-runners for the top position. This past decade one would have to point to four particular bouts that exceeded all expectations: Marco Antonio Barrera – Erik Morales 1 (2000), Arturo Gatti – Micky Ward 1 (2002), Jose Luis Castillo – Diego Corrales 1 (2005) and Israel Vazquez – Rafael Marquez 3 (2008). Fights Of The Decade:  Morales – Pacquiao 1
Eight Days, Eight Reasons to be Thankful

Eight Days, Eight Reasons to be Thankful

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday November 20, the Boxing Writers Association of America held their Annual East Coast meeting at Bally’s Atlantic City. Boxing scribes and fans alike were in town for the biggest fight to land on the Jersey Shore in 2010. Sergio Martinez was set to defend his middleweight crown against Paul Williams in a rematch of their 2009 “Fight of the Year” candidate later that evening inside of Boardwalk Hall. Eight Days, Eight Reasons to be Thankful
George Chuvalo: 'The Toughest Of The Tough'

George Chuvalo: 'The Toughest Of The Tough'

By Jerry Glick: He fought everyone and anyone who meant anything in the heavyweight division in the 50’s, 60s and 70’s. No one ever knocked him down, and only Joe Frazier and George Foreman were able to stop the man who Muhammad Ali called “The Washer Woman.” Make no mistake; George Chuvalo was no washer woman. George Chuvalo: 'The Toughest Of The Tough'
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