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17 APRIL 2014

 




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Knockout Kings 2 – Winners and Losers

Knockout Kings 2 – Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday Night, Golden Boy Promotions presented “Knockout Kings 2” at the AT&T Center in San Antonio Texas. The card was headlined by Jesus Soto-Karass against Andre Berto, which did not initially cause boxing fans to circle the date on their calendars. Knockout Kings 2 – Winners and Losers
Mayweather vs Canelo: Validation Or A New Start For Boxing

Mayweather vs Canelo: Validation Or A New Start For Boxing

By Mike Soltesz: Floyd Mayweather is considered by most to be the best pound for pound fighter in the world. His resume is a who’s who in the sport of boxing. Oscar De La Hoya, Diego Corrales, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto are just some of the victims who have crossed paths with Mayweather and lost. Mayweather vs Canelo: Validation Or A New Start For Boxing
Wladimir Klitschko’s Tenuous Legacy

Wladimir Klitschko’s Tenuous Legacy

By Matthew Hurley: The heavyweight championship reign of Wladimir Klitschko continues to roll along. The hulking Ukrainian will defend his belts for the umpteenth time on October 5th against Alexander Povetkin – an accomplishment well worth celebrating. And yet his monotonous style, however brilliantly executed, has left many boxing fans cold. Wladimir Klitschko’s Tenuous Legacy
Paulie Malignaggi: The Week After

Paulie Malignaggi: The Week After

By Thomas Hauser: Portobello’s is a pizzeria in lower Manhattan. Entering the restaurant, patrons pass a long glass-partitioned counter that displays pies with a dozen different toppings. There’s a large soda refrigeration case and two more counters where hot entrees and deli sandwiches are served. But the pizza is the main draw. Paulie Malignaggi: The Week After
Mayweather – Alvarez:  Superfight Or Wishful Thinking?

Mayweather – Alvarez: Superfight Or Wishful Thinking?

By Matthew Hurley: Am I the only one who is not overly excited by the upcoming Floyd Mayweather, Saul Alvarez bout? The minute this fight was announced it was greeted with what seemed to be, at first, a sigh of relief and then the pounding of the drums for boxing’s next superfight. Mayweather – Alvarez:  Superfight Or Wishful Thinking?
Fury Demands 80/20 Split To Face Haye

Fury Demands 80/20 Split To Face Haye

By Clive Bernath: If Tyson Fury is serious about insisting on 80% of the purse to face David Haye then we can forget about a multi million pound heavyweight showdown between two of the most vocal and charismatic heavyweights on the planet. Fury Demands 80/20 Split To Face Haye
Malignaggi Vs Broner – No Words Wasted

Malignaggi Vs Broner – No Words Wasted

By Marc Livitz: Despite the fact that last month’s May 4 showdown between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Robert Guerrero dominated the headlines of professional boxing, a certain impromptu press conference which took place that same summer morning in Las Vegas had its own collective share of notoriety. Malignaggi Vs Broner – No Words Wasted
Erik Morales: Retrospective Of A Legend

Erik Morales: Retrospective Of A Legend

By Michael Soltesz: A Mexican fighter in the sport of boxing is almost a rite of passage in that country. This tradition is exemplified by young men who yearn for a chance to get in the ring. Whether it is for personal glory or a chance to make a better living, they personify a Mexican prizefighter. Toughness and determination like steel, something that will not bend or break even in the hardest of situations. Erik Morales: Retrospective Of A Legend
The Right Fight (for Everyone Involved)

The Right Fight (for Everyone Involved)

By Steve Kim: On early Wednesday evening, Floyd Mayweather sent out an announcement on his Twitter feed (@FloydMayweather) that he had chosen his next foe, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and that this eagerly anticipated match-up would take place September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Just like that, it was done. No drawn out negotiations, no public posturing or back-and-forthing between the two parties. The Right Fight (for Everyone Involved)
Victory Over Kessler Gives Carl Many Options

Victory Over Kessler Gives Carl Many Options

By Clive Bernath: Carl Froch’s rematch victory over Mikkel Kessler in London last weekend in defence of his IBF super middleweight crown provided the 35 year-old Englishman plenty options for his next title defence. Victory Over Kessler Gives Carl Many Options
Kazuto Ioka: The Next Little Superstar?

Kazuto Ioka: The Next Little Superstar?

By Mike Soltesz: As Manny Pacquiao enters the twilight of his incredible career, I find myself wondering which lighter weight boxer will take America by storm. There are some incredible fighters out there in the lower weight division. Kazuto Ioka: The Next Little Superstar?
Pacquiao – Rios:  What's Not To Like?

Pacquiao – Rios: What's Not To Like?

By Matthew Hurley: In the aftermath of Manny Pacquiao’s brutal knockout loss to arch rival Juan Manuel Marquez there were many who began calling for the Pac Man to hang up his gloves. But Pacquiao never had any intention of walking away from a sport he loves and a profession that brings him millions of dollars. Is he damaged goods after that loss? Only getting back in the ring will answer that question. Pacquiao – Rios:  What's Not To Like?
Warriors’ Call – Froch and Kessler Square Off Once Again

Warriors’ Call – Froch and Kessler Square Off Once Again

By: Marc Livitz: London, England undoubtedly has more than its fair share of recognizable landmarks known the world over. Among the newer locales is the O2 arena (formerly known as the Millennium Dome) made popular in some ways before its grand opening in 2000 by Irish actor Pierce Brosnan (aka James Bond) in the opening sequences of the 1999 “007” film, “The World Is Not Enough”. Warriors’ Call – Froch and Kessler Square Off Once Again
May Day Winners and Losers

May Day Winners and Losers

Jason Pribila reflects back on the weekend that was, and who were the real winners and losers from the May 4th promotion May Day Winners and Losers
The Lowdown On… Mayweather vs. Guerrero

The Lowdown On… Mayweather vs. Guerrero

By: Mike Sloan: Cinco de Mayo weekend is always the best weekend of the year because of two things: The Kentucky Derby and the biggest boxing event of the year (depending on what the September card will be). What’s even better is that the boxing event is always in Las Vegas and it always features at least one of the biggest stars in the entire sport. The Lowdown On… Mayweather vs. Guerrero
Pre-May-Day Winners and Losers

Pre-May-Day Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: In conjunction with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the first Saturday of May has been the day set aside for a big time boxing event. For years fighters like Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have performed on this date, and promoters avoided putting on shows anywhere near it. Pre-May-Day Winners and Losers
Mayweather vs. Guerrero – May Day or Ghost Sighting?

Mayweather vs. Guerrero – May Day or Ghost Sighting?

By Marc Livitz: Cinco de Mayo weekend is fast approaching and that usually means what it has meant in years past. Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., who can now truly be the one who sits alone well atop the mythical yet at times nonsensical “Pound for Pound” rankings will be the center stage in Las Vegas. Mayweather vs. Guerrero – May Day or Ghost Sighting?
Seanie Monaghan Loves To Fight

Seanie Monaghan Loves To Fight

By Thomas Hauser: Seanie Monaghan is a “throwback fighter.” In the 1940s, he would have been a neighborhood fight club headliner and local hero. Seanie Monaghan Loves To Fight
Donaire – Back To The Drawing Board

Donaire – Back To The Drawing Board

By Matthew Hurley: There was a moment early on in the super bantamweight tussle between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux where Nonito’s face betrayed the worry that was beginning to plague his mind. Any excuses for his inability to catch and kill his elusive prey would have to wait until the final bell – unless he could catch lightening in a bottle. Donaire – Back To The Drawing Board
Canelo vs. Trout – History Repeated or Rewritten?

Canelo vs. Trout – History Repeated or Rewritten?

By Marc Livitz: Can it really be nearly twenty years since Julio Cesar Chavez was awarded a gift draw in front of nearly 60,000 crazed spectators at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas? The Mexican icon’s bout versus pound for pound great Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is still a major talking point amongst boxing fans. Canelo vs. Trout – History Repeated or Rewritten?
Timothy Bradley – Still Searching For Respect

Timothy Bradley – Still Searching For Respect

By Matthew Hurley: As Timothy Bradley awaited the judge’s decision after his gut-wrenching battle with Ruslan Provodnikov, conflicting emotions must have been running through his admittedly cluttered mind. As honest a fighter as there is in boxing, Bradley has suffered for respect and his dignity for the past year. Timothy Bradley – Still Searching For Respect
Don King In The Twilight

Don King In The Twilight

By Thomas Hauser: Don King arrived at Barclays Center for the March 9th IBF 175-pound title fight between Bernard Hopkins and Tavoris Cloud shortly after 8:00 p.m. Don King In The Twilight
A Golden Divorce

A Golden Divorce

By Steve Kim: For weeks, the question posed by those interested was: Given the changing landscape of the boxing business (in the form of Floyd Mayweather going across the street to Showtime), would HBO stay in the Adrien Broner business moving forward? Like Mayweather, Broner is under the Golden Boy Promotions banner and advised by the influential Al Haymon. Broner is scheduled to face WBA welterweight beltholder Paulie Malignaggi on June 22nd from the Barclays Center. A Golden Divorce
Roach Looks To Rebound In 2013

Roach Looks To Rebound In 2013

By Steve Kim: As 2012 U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez was working the mitts with one of Freddie Roach’s assistant trainers at the Wild Card Boxing Club, the question asked to the noted trainer last Saturday afternoon (while he was leaning on the top rope near his famous corner perch near the window overlooking Vine Street in Hollywood) was: Did he suddenly forget how to train fighters? Roach Looks To Rebound In 2013
Climate Change For Provodnikov

Climate Change For Provodnikov

By: Marc Livitz: The city of angels has probably been more than a refreshing change for Ruslan Provodnikov. When the sheer differences in climate between Los Angeles and Beryozovo, Siberia, Russia are considered, there’s no contest to be had. One locale is constant sunshine, while the other rarely sees temperatures rise beyond the level of freezing. Climate Change For Provodnikov
“And the Oscar Goes To…”

“And the Oscar Goes To…”

By Jason Pribila: On Sunday evening the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out their Oscars for this year’s best in film. On Sunday afternoon I was reflecting on the weekend’s best in boxing, while I was putting away my groceries and wondering how I spent over $100 when all I needed was chicken and shaving crèam. “And the Oscar Goes To…”
Hopkins Is Out To Protect His Legacy

Hopkins Is Out To Protect His Legacy

By Clive Bernath: At the age of 48, having won world titles at three different weights and a guaranteed induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame the only aim now for Bernard Hopkins is to protect his Legacy. It is indeed an incredible achievement to even be fighting just two years short of reaching your half century but to actually be taking part in a world title fight and be in with a real shout of claiming the crown defies the realms of sensible logic. Hopkins Is Out To Protect His Legacy
Farewell To A Modern-Day Gladiator

Farewell To A Modern-Day Gladiator

By Steve Kim: Michael Katsidis was scheduled to make his next outing later this month. The fan-friendly fighter was to have faced Weng Haya on February 21st but on early Tuesday morning, a press release was sent out to various members of the boxing media. Farewell To A Modern-Day Gladiator
Timothy Bradley:  Where Have Ya Been?

Timothy Bradley: Where Have Ya Been?

By Matthew Hurley: On June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Timothy Bradley struck gold, or fool’s gold, when he was awarded a dubious decision victory over WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. It was the kind of outcome that makes boxing fans roll their eyes in dismay. Timothy Bradley:  Where Have Ya Been?
Boxing Attracts Beauty And Saves Lives

Boxing Attracts Beauty And Saves Lives

By Lovemore Ndou: It is no secret that boxing attracts beautiful women. On a particular fight night anywhere around the world one would think it just rained beautiful women. Beautiful women in all colours come out to watch fights. Boxing Attracts Beauty And Saves Lives
“I Beat Mike Tyson”

“I Beat Mike Tyson”

By Jason Pribila: On June 11, 2005, Don King brought his traveling circus to the MCI Center in Washington DC, and 15,472 fans made P.T. Barnum’s quote about a sucker being born every minute prophetic. The marquee read that former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson would be in the ring, but those who witnessed the end of his career soon found out that he no longer able to fight. “I Beat Mike Tyson”
Houston Writer Reflects On Omar Henry

Houston Writer Reflects On Omar Henry

By Peter Lim: Omar Henry, 12-0-1 (9 KOs) was unanimously described by all the friends and gym-mates I spoke to as a fun guy to be around. It dawned on me that two of the leads I had the most fun writing for The Houston Chronicle were for features about Omar early in his career. Houston Writer Reflects On Omar Henry
A Dark Cloud Looms Over Hopkins

A Dark Cloud Looms Over Hopkins

By Alex Luce: The never-ending yet ever-enduring career of Bernard "The Executioner (of Father Time)" Hopkins seems like the stuff of legend. A Dark Cloud Looms Over Hopkins
A Look Back at Mosley - Margarito

A Look Back at Mosley - Margarito

By Jason Pribila: This past weekend I had the humbling experience of moving into my new one bedroom apartment. Although the place and location is perfect, the toll it took on my right knee and back was enough to make me vow to ensure I have enough money in my savings account to pay someone to handle the heavy lifting whenever my next change of address may be. A Look Back at Mosley - Margarito
Mundine: ‘No Man Can Say, That I Am Not The Man’

Mundine: ‘No Man Can Say, That I Am Not The Man’

By Cody Kaye: “I’ve been around the block man. I’ve got nothing else to prove. But I tell you what, once I win this, no critic, no knocker, no man can say, that I am not the man. That’s what I’m gonna do; I’m gonna prove that I’m the best.’’ Mundine: ‘No Man Can Say, That I Am Not The Man’
Broner, Banks and Opponents Discuss Upcoming Atlantic City Showdowns

Broner, Banks and Opponents Discuss Upcoming Atlantic City Showdowns

By: Marc Livitz: The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey has seen more than its fair share of memorable evenings within the ring. On February 16, Golden Boy Promotions will most certainly have high hopes that the action packed card featuring the likes of WBC Lightweight champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner and the newly crowned NABO and WBC International Heavyweight titleholder, Johnathon Banks will produce the same type of fireworks. Broner, Banks and Opponents Discuss Upcoming Atlantic City Showdowns
Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2013

Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2013

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. Five Champions Who Will Remain and Five Who Will Go in 2013
The State of the Heavyweights: Top 10 Year in Review

The State of the Heavyweights: Top 10 Year in Review

By Mikko Salo: The Fabulous Klitschko Boys continued their unprecedented heavyweight dominance in 2012, but unlike the previous year, when they dismissed the then Ring #2 and #3 contenders David Haye and Tomasz Adamek in consecutive soccer stadium megafights, their opposition in 2012 left a lot to be desired. The State of the Heavyweights: Top 10 Year in Review
SecondsOut 2012 Divisional Superlatives

SecondsOut 2012 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 inside of a single division. Each fighter brings something special into the SecondsOut 2012 Divisional Superlatives
British Boxing Is Set For A Golden 2013

British Boxing Is Set For A Golden 2013

By Clive Bernath: With the introduction of two new dedicated boxing channels in the UK in 2012 to rival Sky Sports, Primetime and Channel 5, the profile of boxing in the UK could not be stronger right now. British Boxing Is Set For A Golden 2013
Women Boxing Officials

Women Boxing Officials

By Lovemore Ndou: In a sport mostly dominated by males today it’s not so rare to see women boxing officials. I remember when I first laced on a pair of boxing gloves in the 1980’s in South Africa women officials let alone women fighters was a scarcity. Women Boxing Officials
Pacquiao – Marquez IV:  Winners and Losers

Pacquiao – Marquez IV: Winners and Losers

By Jason Pribila: There isn’t a sport that asks more of their fan base than boxing. Whether it be a “Cold War” between promotional giants that prevent coveted fights from happening, rising costs of pay per views, bad decisions, or ticket distribution practices that either leave fans in the cold or overpaying; the boxing fan remains loyal to a fault. Pacquiao – Marquez IV:  Winners and Losers
Geale Seeks Redemption Against ‘The Man’

Geale Seeks Redemption Against ‘The Man’

By Cody Kaye: When there are no more rounds to box, no more punches to throw, no more bells to answer or title fights to win, all that remains of a boxers career is one simple thing. Legacy. Geale Seeks Redemption Against ‘The Man’
Is Marquez Focusing Too Much On Muscle And Strength?

Is Marquez Focusing Too Much On Muscle And Strength?

By Matthew Hurley: As the most important fight of his career fast approaches, Juan Manuel Marquez is champing at the bit to get at Manny Pacquiao. Convinced that the only way he will finally put his controversial rivalry with the Filipino icon to rest is by knockout, ’Dinamita’ has been concentrating almost exclusively on the strength and power of his upper body. Is Marquez Focusing Too Much On Muscle And Strength?
Austin Trout: Growing Fish in a Small Pond

Austin Trout: Growing Fish in a Small Pond

Mike Sloan – Austin Trout is one hell of a fighter, there’s no denying that. He’s tall and lanky and he has terrific defense. Trout also possess a keen sense of awareness inside the ring and his handspeed doesn’t hurt, either. To top it all off, the Las Cruces, New Mexico native can stand and trade blows in a virtual phone booth, something only a few “safety first” boxers are willing to do. Austin Trout: Growing Fish in a Small Pond
Should Cotto Retire from Boxing? Nonsense!

Should Cotto Retire from Boxing? Nonsense!

Mike Sloan – It was close to midnight and his face was a battered, swollen mess. There were scrapes and bruises and bumps everywhere, his head hung low out of frustration and disappointment. Just moments earlier, Miguel Cotto intimated that he will continue to fight, though many within the sport of boxing already think that might be a bad decision. Should Cotto Retire from Boxing? Nonsense!
 Pacquiao Seeks To Put Marquez Dilemma “To Rest”

Pacquiao Seeks To Put Marquez Dilemma “To Rest”

By Marc Livitz: If the third time’s a charm, then is the fourth time a deterrent? The Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Marquez saga will achieve the distinction of being called a tetralogy on December 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Pacquiao Seeks To Put Marquez Dilemma “To Rest”
Looking Back At Edwin Rosario

Looking Back At Edwin Rosario

By Matthew Hurley; He was blessed with smooth boxing skills and crunching power in both hands. But his inner demons led him down a self-destructive path that robbed him of his career, his family and his sense of self-worth. Looking Back At Edwin Rosario
Ricky Hatton is Back

Ricky Hatton is Back

By: Marc Livitz: Across the wide spectrum of professional sports the majority of athletes remain unsatisfied with simply going through the motions of their respective trade. The desire to gain notoriety, whether for famous or infamous reasons is present in all avenues of sport, or so it may seem. Ricky Hatton is Back
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
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