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HBO

Three Punch Combo: The Future of Boxing on HBO and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Many have been writing HBO’s obituary in terms of its involvement in boxing. However, HBO is not going anywhere anytime soon though its presence in boxing may not be what it was in the past. A couple of announcements made in recent weeks signified not only HBO’s continued involvement in the sport but a possible new dir...

Keeping Boxing in Perspective

Keeping Boxing in Perspective

So far, 2017 has been a spectacular year for boxing with the best fighting the best in great fights and with still more to come. Exciting fights seem to occur every week. In short, it’s been an aficionado’s dream year. However, a series of happenings once again has dampened things and has put our country and close neighbors on edge. Unlike...

Weekend Boxing Recaps: Dorticos-Kudryashov, Parker-Fury and More

Weekend Boxing Recaps: Dorticos-Kudryashov, Parker-Fury and More

Cuban refugee Yunier Dorticos rang down the curtain on a busy weekend of professional boxing with a smashing second round knockout of Dmitry Kudryashov. The match was held in the Illusions Theater of the Alamodome in San Antonio, a curious place for a bout between a Cuban and a Russian, especially considering that it was a college football Sat...

Kaliesha West Bangs Out a Win in the Featured Bout at Rancho Mirage

Kaliesha West Bangs Out a Win in the Featured Bout at Rancho Mirage

RANCHO MIRAGE, Ca.-Regardless of the three-year layoff Kaliesha “Wild” West shook off the rust while in the ring against southpaw Kirstie Simmons to win by unanimous decision on Saturday. “My legs were right and my stance was right,” said West. Before a large following at Agua Caliente Casino the former two-division world champio...

Parker

Fast Result From Manchester: Parker Turns Away Fury in a Dull Fight

In a fight without an indelible moment (no surprise there), New Zealand's Joseph Parker successfully defended his WBO world heavyweight title with a majority decision over Hughie Fury. The scores were 118-110 twice and 114-114. The fight was originally slated to take place in May on Parker's turf in Auckland, but Fury was a late scratch wit...

marquee bouts

Battle of the Bands: Loma-Rigo vs. Wilder-Ortiz

As part of any really big fight week – and the matchup of top-shelf middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 16 certainly qualified – other marquee bouts sometimes are announced, the better to take advantage of the media feeding frenzy that invariably takes place when the waters are chummed and the sharks have gathered. ...

Wilberth Lopez Upsets Mystified Jose “Gato” Roman in Ontario, CA

Wilberth Lopez Upsets Mystified Jose “Gato” Roman in Ontario, CA

ONTARIO, CA -- It was the case of the southpaw jinx as Wilberth Lopez mystified Jose “Gato” Roman to win by unanimous decision in a super lightweight clash on Friday. Mexico’s lefty Lopez (19-8) ventured to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario and kept the hard-hitting Garden Grove fighter Roman (24-2-1) outside of the firing zone to gain ...

Top Rank on ESPN: Valdez and Ramirez Overcome Tough Opponents

Top Rank Boxing was at the Tucson Convention Center in Arizona and on ESPN this past Friday night with a full card of fights headlined by two world title bouts. In the featured attractions, WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez successfully defended their belts via unanimous decisi...

Gervonta Davis In Court Sept 19th

Gervonta Davis In Court Sept 19th

Gervonta Davis In Court Sept 19th - Several Baltimore area media outlets and boxing sites are reporting that former IBF world junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis was in court this week to face assault charges. Apparently, an incident took place on August 1st that led to charges being filed against Davis> Further details, including...

The Jake LaMotta Story: Boxing as an Act of Contrition

The Jake LaMotta Story: Boxing as an Act of Contrition

Each time that boxing writers come up with an “all-time list,” the name of Giacobbe “Jake” LaMotta is usually mentioned among the top ten spots in the “chin” category. The legendary “Bronx Bull” had an unusually high tolerance for punishment that has not been seen in a boxing ring too often, and he put it to the test against so...