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NOT AN EASY ROAD FOR RIGONDEAUX

NOT AN EASY ROAD FOR RIGONDEAUX

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 5:36 am.

The road has not been an easy one for Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux.  After winning gold medals in the Olympic games of 2000 and 2004, he defected in ’07 at the Pan-American Games in Brazil.  Along with him was the WBA super middleweight champion Erislandy Lara. They were arrested some days later and stated that they :READ MORE…

ROBBERY AT THE MGM GRAND, WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

ROBBERY AT THE MGM GRAND, WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:03 pm.

Despite a crime was committed in front of over fourteen thousand fight fans at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, this past Saturday night, no culprits were arrested.  Nobody knew who was the guilty one, whether it was New Mexico judge Levi Martinez or something more sinister that leads all the way up :READ MORE…

IS THERE A FIGHT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT?

IS THERE A FIGHT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT?

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 9:27 pm.

With all the excitement of the most watched World Cup in history, it is easy to forget that this Saturday the biggest Mexican star of the moment will climb into the ring for the second time this year.  Former WBA and WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face Erislandy “American Dream” Lara in :READ MORE…

The Curious Case of Jhonny Gonzalez

The Curious Case of Jhonny Gonzalez

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 5:19 am.

Once a fighter wins a title, he hopes for bigger and better fights along with the purses that correspond in fighting the best.  For fifteen-year old veteran Jhonny Gonzalez, the current WBC featherweight champion, it has led to everything but.  Gonzalez captured his latest title last August when he impressively and shockingly knocked out the :READ MORE…

MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA II GETS ANNOUNCED

MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA II GETS ANNOUNCED

Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 5:46 am.

As expected, the considered current pound for pound king of boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr, announced that on September 13th he will face once again Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a rematch of their early May first fight.  In that twelve round bout for Maidana’s WBA and Mayweather’s WBC welterweight titles, Maidana of Argentina gave one :READ MORE…

CRAWFORD: NEW TV STAR?

CRAWFORD: NEW TV STAR?

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 10:02 pm.

If you based your view on boxing on what you see on the eleven o’clock news, you would think that the sport only existed in May and September.  If you follow the sweet science a little more closely than that, you would know that boxing is alive and well not only in the world but :READ MORE…

QUALITY CONTROL WENT WITH SCHAEFFER?

QUALITY CONTROL WENT WITH SCHAEFFER?

Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 9:09 am.

A very telling fight card has just been announced for Saturday, August 9th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Golden Boy Promotions, now led by its founder Oscar De La Hoya, is presenting a tripleheader that will be broadcast live by Showtime.  Originally believed that newly crowned IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter would :READ MORE…

THE “GHOST” REDEEMED HIMSELF

THE “GHOST” REDEEMED HIMSELF

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 5:16 am.

Fights are like women, they come and go.  Some are good, some are bad.  Some are forgettable and some you remember for the rest of our life.  For those types of fights, boxing sets up a committee, a ballot is written up and a fight is tagged forever as the fight of the year.  Mixtures :READ MORE…

HAYMON LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE

HAYMON LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 9:27 pm.

The biggest mystery in boxing right now is which of the Al Haymon-signed fighters will continue with Golden Boy Promotions after Richard Schaefer, the former CEO of the company for over ten years, ceremoniously left his post a few weeks ago.  With nearly a hundred member client list which keeps growing by the day, the :READ MORE…

LOMACHENKO READY FOR SECOND SHOT

LOMACHENKO READY FOR SECOND SHOT

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 3:48 am.

This Saturday night from the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA, near Los Angeles and live on Showtime a special fight.  In one of the three scheduled for broadcast bouts undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr will face off against former amateur star Vasyl Lomachenko for the vacant WBO 126-pound title.  Lomachenko from Russia is in :READ MORE…