Last week we debated on if open scoring should be used in boxing. The overall feedback we got for the most part a resounding no. The majority felt that it would affect the flow of the fight a bit too much. The WBC actually announces the official scores after rounds 4 and 8 of some of their title fights. The positive side of this is that a fighter knowing he is behind on a scorecard will be much more aggressive. The downside is that a fighter ... :Read more
There is a strong rumor that sometime in October Adrien Broner will face the “Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov in an either junior welterweight or welterweight showdown. More than likely it will be on NBC, CBS or ESPN as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series. The news only leaves one question:
Is Al Haymon finally tired of Broner?
For all his in and out of the ring antics, Broner is good for boxing. He is a character t... :Read more
Former world unified 140 pound champion Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18KOs) successfully made his welterweight debut as expected this past Saturday night. He stopped former two-division world champion and local favorite Paulie Malignaggi (33-7, 7KOs) in round 9. The main event bout took place at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York. ESPN aired the fight live.
Physically you could tell right away that Garcia was much bigger than Malignag... :Read more