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Mikey Garcia Really Is All That, But Don’t Sleep On Broner

Mikey Garcia Really Is All That, But Don’t Sleep On Broner

The year of big name fighters facing each other continues this weekend at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York where former four division title holder Adrien Broner 33-2 (24) meets three division title holder and current WBC lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia 36-0 (30). At stake, as of July 21st, is a newly minted paper title with a green b...

The Boxer Who Morphed From “The Baron” to “The Animal” to “The Rat” 

The Boxer Who Morphed From “The Baron” to “The Animal” to “The Rat” 

In 1945, the police arrested 14-year-old Joe Barboza for breaking and entering. He was packed off to the infamous Lyman Reform School in Westborough, MA, a grim “hellhole.” It was the first reform school in the United States. He took up boxing like many others who were serving time. Tony Veranis, another Lyman graduate, went on to compi...

Springs Toledo’s “Murderers’ Row” a Poignant Tale of Triumph and Tragedy

Springs Toledo’s “Murderers’ Row” a Poignant Tale of Triumph and Tragedy

The best, most enthralling books, be they fiction or non-fiction, of necessity must engage readers in at least one of two ways. One is the subject matter, which ideally is compelling enough to create enough interest to make someone want to continue to turn pages from the first to the last. The other – and it’s an area to which I attach muc...

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Three Punch Combo: Adrien Broner’s Uncertain Legacy and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KO’s) faces Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KO’s) on Saturday night in a pivotal junior welterweight bout. The fight is not only pivotal for Broner’s future in the sport but for his legacy. If beaten decisively by Garcia, Broner will become a footnote in the sport’s history as one of the greatest hyp...

Jermall Charlo Lying In Wait for Canelo-Golovkin Winner

Jermall Charlo Lying In Wait for Canelo-Golovkin Winner

In most boxing circles it's as if things are pretty much settled in the middleweight division, and it's just a matter of who comes out on top this coming September 16th. Yes, the winner of the title bout between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 49-1-1 (34) and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin 37-0 (33) will be assumed to be the fighter who reigns atop the food cha...

Juan LaPorte and the Mysterious Death of Salvador Sanchez

Juan LaPorte and the Mysterious Death of Salvador Sanchez

It was close to noon on August 12, 1982 when the radio blurted out four times in Spanish, “Salvador Sanchez is dead - I repeat – Salvador Sanchez is dead!” Each time the announcer repeated those words, my jaw sank lower and lower. Weeks later, at the corner store, at Vinny’s barbershop around the corner, and on every stoop on the block...

Injured Boxer Daniel Franco Fundraiser on July 29 in SoCal

Injured Boxer Daniel Franco Fundraiser on July 29 in SoCal

After more than a month in hospitals 1,000 miles away injured boxer Daniel Franco finally returned to his Southern California roots. A special chartered plane that included climate and air pressure control instruments flew Franco from Nebraska to Chino Airport on Monday. He had been first in Iowa, then Nebraska since June 10 when he suffere...

Tommy West-Tommy Ryan III: The Most Vicious Bout in Boxing History

Tommy West-Tommy Ryan III: The Most Vicious Bout in Boxing History

It was reported in the early days of 1905 that former welterweight and middleweight contender Tommy West was shot five times by a man named Paul Mullan in a dispute about boxing no less. He survived and lived for another quarter of a century. Undoubtedly former welterweight and middleweight champion Tommy Ryan, one of the greatest fighters ...

Ringside in Anaheim: Muwendo and Estrada Emerge Victorious

Ringside in Anaheim: Muwendo and Estrada Emerge Victorious

ANAHEIM, CALIF.-With all the advantages of being a natural super lightweight Ismail Muwendo defeated the much shorter but more skillful Efrain Esquivias by decision on Friday. Long Beach’s Muwendo (19-0) continued his undefeated streak by using his height and natural strength to overpower Esquivias (17-7-1) at the M-3 Anaheim Events Cente...

London Prize Ring Rules: Regaining a Lost Empire

London Prize Ring Rules: Regaining a Lost Empire

Forget Brexit. A lost Empire is now regained. The Revolutionary War avenged. It might be hard to fathom today in the land of Donald J. Trump and Deontay Wilder, but boxing’s bloody roots are firmly planted in the old country; England to be exact and London in particular. It was there in 1865, during our bloody Civil War here over th...

RECENT BOXING RESULTS

Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Location: Bramall Lane Football Ground, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Welter / IBF World Kell Brook (L)

Errol Spence Jr

KO RD 11 of 12 @1:47
Super Middle / WBA Super World George Groves (W)

Fedor Chudinov

TKO RD 6 of 12 @1:14
Heavy / Commonwealth (British Empire) David Allen (L)

Lenroy Thomas

SD RD 12 of 12
Super Middle / WBA Continental Jamie Cox (W)

Lewis Taylor

TD RD 9 of 12