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Looking Back At Donald Curry

Looking Back At Donald Curry

By Matthew Hurley: It was a left hook from hell. One of the most precise knockout punches thrown in a major bout in the 1980s. And once it found its target, Milton McCrory, the WBC welterweight champion, collapsed in dramatic fashion, as it appeared as though his body fell apart in sections. Looking Back At Donald Curry
Five Champions Who Will Remain And Five Who Will Go In 2014

Five Champions Who Will Remain And Five Who Will Go In 2014

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 2014
SecondsOut 2013 Divisional Superlatives

SecondsOut 2013 Divisional Superlatives

By Derek Bonnett: As another fruitful year of professional fisticuffs wraps up, SecondsOut honored 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. SecondsOut 2013 Divisional Superlatives
State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year In Review

State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year In Review

By Mikko Salo: The most positive development in the heavyweight year 2013 was the crowning of an Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. Wladimir Klitschko now holds both Championships that have true meaning in the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and Ring Magazine Championships. Surefire first ballot hall of famer, the younger Klitschko continues to build his legacy as one of the all-time best. State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year In Review
SecondsOut Comeback Of The Year 2013: Jhonny Gonzalez

SecondsOut Comeback Of The Year 2013: Jhonny Gonzalez

Jhonny Gonzalez has always been an entertaining fighter, giving fans their money’s worth just about every time he laces them up. He’s tallied 55 wins in his career, 47 of them by knockout, but consistency has always been a problem. SecondsOut Comeback Of The Year 2013: Jhonny Gonzalez
SecondsOut Fighter of the Year 2013: Adonis Stevenson

SecondsOut Fighter of the Year 2013: Adonis Stevenson

By Derek Bonnett: The boxing calendar for 2013 presented copious opportunities for many of boxing’s best to shine and, hyperbole aside, they did shine. Determining the special practitioner of the Sweet Science to follow up Juan Manuel Marquez’ Fighter of the Year run in 2012 was no small task. SecondsOut Fighter of the Year 2013: Adonis Stevenson
Secondsout Knockout of the Year 2013:  Stevenson KO 1 Dawson

Secondsout Knockout of the Year 2013: Stevenson KO 1 Dawson

By Derek Gionta: "You have amazing power," Emanuel Steward once told Adonis Stevenson. The Haitian-born Montreal native introduced himself to the Kronk Gym and the late Steward in a big way. The light heavyweight southpaw, virtually unknown to many at the time, reportedly knocked out one or two guys in the famed Detroit-based boxing gym, leaving quite an impression on the Kronk crew. Secondsout Knockout of the Year 2013:  Stevenson KO 1 Dawson
SecondsOut Upset of the Year 2013: Gonzalez Tko 1 Mares

SecondsOut Upset of the Year 2013: Gonzalez Tko 1 Mares

By Matthew Hurley: One punch was all it took for rising star Abner Mares’s boxing world to be knocked off its axis. In the Secondsout Upset of the Year veteran Mexican banger and former two-time featherweight titlist and bantamweight titleholder, Johnny Gonzalez stopped Mares in the first round of their WBC featherweight scrap. SecondsOut Upset of the Year 2013: Gonzalez Tko 1 Mares
SecondsOut Fight of the Year 2013: Bradley vs. Provodnikov

SecondsOut Fight of the Year 2013: Bradley vs. Provodnikov

By Mike Sloan: 2013 was a tremendous year for the sport of boxing. While it’ll unlikely go down in history ranked among the best calendar year ever – too many old dinosaurs holding on to the “glory days” will always scoff at anything that occurs past 1965 – this past year was remarkable. SecondsOut Fight of the Year 2013: Bradley vs. Provodnikov
SecondsOut Services To Boxing 2013: Bob Arum

SecondsOut Services To Boxing 2013: Bob Arum

By Jerry Glick: Bob Arum wins Secondsout’s Service to Boxing Award for 2013. Bob has made his mark in boxing starting some 47 years ago when, in 1966, he made a fateful career change from being an attorney to become a boxing promoter. As they say, the rest is history. SecondsOut Services To Boxing 2013: Bob Arum
SecondsOut Fight Of The Year 2013: Timothy Bradley w pts 12 Ruslan Provodnikov

SecondsOut Fight Of The Year 2013: Timothy Bradley w pts 12 Ruslan Provodnikov

By Clive Bernath: Regardless of what some people involved in the sport of boxing believe our great sport is not the high profile spectacle it once was. And lets be honest they have a point. Apart from a handful of big names such as Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao it is difficult to compete with the high ratings generated by Football, Basketball, Baseball and Ice Hockey. SecondsOut Fight Of The Year 2013: Timothy Bradley w pts 12 Ruslan Provodnikov
A Little Hardware: “The 2013 Billys”

A Little Hardware: “The 2013 Billys”

Billy Tibbs dishes out his unique boxing awards for 2013.... A Little Hardware: “The 2013 Billys”
Danger Zone: Broner and Maidana Talk To The Media

Danger Zone: Broner and Maidana Talk To The Media

By Marc Livitz: There is no written rule anywhere in the pages of boxing which states that two fighters are required to engage in a brash war of words in the weeks and days leading up to their respective matchup. Although it can be noted that the running of the mouth never seriously hurts the promotion of a fight before the opening bells sounds, there are still those of us who are quite content to refer to a boxer’s resume as a far more favorable choice of words. Danger Zone: Broner and Maidana Talk To The Media
Rios Feels Disrespected As Fight Draws Closer

Rios Feels Disrespected As Fight Draws Closer

By Matthew Hurley:He’s a huge underdog and he knows it. Throughout the promotional buildup to his big opportunity against Manny Pacquiao on November 23, Brandon Rios has either been a bit overwhelmed by all the hoopla surrounding his first major event or pissed off at the disrespect he feels has been thrown his way since the bout was announced. Rios Feels Disrespected As Fight Draws Closer
Donaire And Darchinyan Prepared For War

Donaire And Darchinyan Prepared For War

By Marc Livitz: Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan have taken separate paths over the last few years that have ultimately led them to the same destination. Six years have gone by since “The Filipino Flash” Donaire delivered a crushing counter left hook which tagged “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan squarely across the face and gave the boxing world a knockout to remember. Donaire And Darchinyan Prepared For War
Bernard Hopkins: A Role Model To Us All

Bernard Hopkins: A Role Model To Us All

By Clive Bernath: At the age of 48 Bernard Hopkins will be defending his IBF light heavyweight title for the first time on Saturday night against mandatory challenger Karo Murat in the main event of a Showtime televised card at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Bernard Hopkins: A Role Model To Us All
Bernard Hopkins – The Old Fox

Bernard Hopkins – The Old Fox

By Marc Livitz: Bernard Hopkins has been one of the most recognizable faces in boxing for the greater portion of the last two decades. His numerous championships, accolades and astounding ability to remain highly competitive while just south of the age of fifty are but a scant few examples of the legacy etched by the Philadelphia fighter. Bernard Hopkins – The Old Fox
What does Marquez have left?

What does Marquez have left?

Matthew Hurley explores if the Mexican great still has enough in the tank to beat Timothy Bradley this weekend. What does Marquez have left?
Hard shots

Hard shots

By John Lumpkin: What counts as a hard punch? Is it simply the act of having the reputation as the harder puncher that compels judges to score a fighter’s shots higher? Is it the fact that punch was actually delivered? Hard shots
Saturday Night at the Movies

Saturday Night at the Movies

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday night Floyd Mayweather Jr. again showed that his ring brilliance is showing no signs of slippage at the age of 36. Fighting for the second time in a calendar year against his most formidable foe in years gave even casual fans an excuse to open their wallets. Saturday Night at the Movies
Mayweather vs. Garcia Next? Not So Fast.

Mayweather vs. Garcia Next? Not So Fast.

By Mike Sloan: Saturday night in Las Vegas was a sensational one for the sport of boxing, that part is unquestioned. The mega event between undisputed pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez smashed live gate revenue records and premature numbers suggest that the Showtime-televised card might set the all-time pay-per-view mark. Mayweather vs. Garcia Next? Not So Fast.
When Is Enough Finally Enough? Now

When Is Enough Finally Enough? Now

By Mike Sloan: Ever since Saturday’s mega event concluded, a sizeable chunk of the boxing buzz has not been about Floyd Mayweather’s masterful performance against Canelo Alvarez or Danny Garcia’s upset win over Lucas Matthysse. Because it’s the sport of boxing, one of the hottest topics has been a negative one: the absolutely dreadful and mind-numbing 114-114 score turned in by CJ Ross for the Mayweather-Canelo fight. When Is Enough Finally Enough? Now
Kizer Defends Ross over Mayweather/Alvarez Judging

Kizer Defends Ross over Mayweather/Alvarez Judging

By Clive Bernath: Keith Kizer, the head of the Nevada State Athletic Commission has defended female judge Cynthia ‘CJ’ Ross for scoring Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Saul Alvarez bout a draw when just about every person that witnessed the bout either LIVE or at home thought Mayweather had won handily. Kizer Defends Ross over Mayweather/Alvarez Judging
There’s a Catch(weight) to Alvarez vs. Mayweather

There’s a Catch(weight) to Alvarez vs. Mayweather

By Steve Kim: Later this afternoon, Saul Alvarez will step onto the scales where he will have to come in at - or under -152 pounds. Despite being the unified light middleweight champion, he will not have the luxury of hitting the customary 154-pound limit like he usually does. It’s a concession they made for facing Floyd Mayweather and earning a career-high payday. There’s a Catch(weight) to Alvarez vs. Mayweather
Mayweather Jr Expects Record PPV Sales On Sept 14

Mayweather Jr Expects Record PPV Sales On Sept 14

During a short teleconference call Floyd “Money” Mayweather spoke about his past fights, PPV sales and strangely enough...tennis. Afterwards, Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s advisor and CEO of Mayweather Promotions, spoke about the business side of the “The One” slated for Saturday, September 14th, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Mayweather Jr Expects Record PPV Sales On Sept 14
Superfight Watch: Mayweather Eyes Canelo Showdown

Superfight Watch: Mayweather Eyes Canelo Showdown

By Alex Caveda: With just two weeks to go before the biggest fight of the year, the Mayweather and Alvarez training camps are moving up through the gears. The September 14th showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather, and Saul Alvarez for the WBC light middleweight. Superfight Watch: Mayweather Eyes Canelo Showdown
Mike Tyson – A Public Struggle That's Grown Tiresome

Mike Tyson – A Public Struggle That's Grown Tiresome

By Matthew Hurley: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been on a very open, sometimes uncomfortable, transformation from a fearsome heavyweight into a broken man fully prepared to admit his past transgressions and the endless days of wanting to smoke a blunt, snort a line of cocaine or slam back that fourth, or fifth drink. His initial repentance, which was played out endlessly on talk shows like Oprah, The View and the Opie and Anthony Show was somehow comforting to boxing fans who Mike Tyson – A Public Struggle That's Grown Tiresome
Interview – Al Bernstein

Interview – Al Bernstein

By Matthew Hurley: For an entire generation of boxing fans Al Bernstein has been a mainstay on our television screens. His work at ESPN and major pay-per-view bouts in the 1980s, such as Hagler – Hearns, endeared this personable broadcaster to a wide audience. Interview – Al Bernstein
Cleverly Considers His Future

Cleverly Considers His Future

By Clive Bernath: Prior to Nathan Cleverly’s WBO light heavyweight title defence against Sergey Kovalev, the undefeated 26 year-old from Cefn Fforest in Wales was adamant that he wanted to unify the titles at 175lbs. Cleverly Considers His Future
Abner Mares And Jhonny Gonzalez Ready For War

Abner Mares And Jhonny Gonzalez Ready For War

By Marc Livitz: While many of us as boxing fans love to count down the days leading up to the next big fight, there are still high numbers of the boxing faithful who truly appreciate the fighter who treads on and on. Those fighters who have fought almost a “who’s who” in the ring can often rouse our interests. Abner Mares And Jhonny Gonzalez Ready For War
NOW It's A Worthy Pay-Per-View

NOW It's A Worthy Pay-Per-View

By Matthew Hurley: Although I’ve been critical of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather – Saul Alvarez superfight in September, most of my consternation was based on the possibility of yet another 12 round boxing lesson from Money Mayweather, shakily propped up by yet another tedious undercard. NOW It's A Worthy Pay-Per-View
The Pay-Per-View Soapbox – Aug. 8, 2013

The Pay-Per-View Soapbox – Aug. 8, 2013

By Steve Kim: In five weeks the most highly-anticipated pay-per-view card of 2013 takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when Floyd Mayweather faces Saul Alvarez. What has added to the anticipation of this event is the addition of Lucas Matthysse’s battle versus Danny Garcia, a fight that could easily headline on Showtime on its own merits. The Pay-Per-View Soapbox – Aug. 8, 2013
Tomoki Kameda Extends Family Boxing History

Tomoki Kameda Extends Family Boxing History

By Derek Bonnett: Boxing has long been a family affair with fathers, sons, uncles, and brothers lacing up the gloves to follow in the footsteps of some blood-related kin in the hope of matching or surpassing the heights attained by their genetic lineage. Tomoki Kameda Extends Family Boxing History
Fury Plans On Sending  Haye Into Retirement

Fury Plans On Sending Haye Into Retirement

By Clive Bernath: They may not be the two best heavyweights in the world but David Haye and Tyson Fury are certainly two of the most animated, hyped and vocal pugilists in the division so it is fair to say that the build up to this highly anticipated domestic showdown will create as much debate and opinion as any other British sporting event this year. Fury Plans On Sending  Haye Into Retirement
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
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