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Two Nights in So Cal- Fantasy Springs and The Forum

It’s a new year with new hopes for various promoters in the Southern California region as two nights of prizefighting take center stage.

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Australia’s Moloney Twins: On The Rise in the Land Down Under

Andrew Moloney rarely appears on a boxing card without his brother Jason Moloney sharing the bill. And vice versa. It’s worked out well. Both are undefeated.

Devon

At Least Devon Alexander Has YouTube; “Jersey Joe” Didn’t

This past weekend I watched a crossroads welterweight bout between former two-division champ Devon Alexander 27-4-1 (14) and former WBC welterweight

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Southern California, The Soul of Boxing: part 4 of a 4-part series

A few weeks before Halloween a middleweight fighter from Kazakhstan, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was making his first ring appearance in Southern California and facing Mexico’s Marco Antonio

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two nights

Two Nights in So Cal- Fantasy Springs and The Forum

It’s a new year with new hopes for various promoters in the Southern California region as two nights of prizefighting take center stage. On Thursday, Jojo Diaz (25-0, 13 KOs) defends the NABO featherweight title against Victor Terrazas (38-4-2, 21 KOs) in the 10-round main event at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. The Golden Boy Pr...

Moloney

Australia’s Moloney Twins: On The Rise in the Land Down Under

Andrew Moloney rarely appears on a boxing card without his brother Jason Moloney sharing the bill. And vice versa. It’s worked out well. Both are undefeated. This coming Saturday, Australia’s version of the Charlo twins will be in action again, co-headlining a show at the St. Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne. Andrew (15-0, 10 KOs) meets Rene D...

Devon

At Least Devon Alexander Has YouTube; “Jersey Joe” Didn’t

This past weekend I watched a crossroads welterweight bout between former two-division champ Devon Alexander 27-4-1 (14) and former WBC welterweight title holder Victor Ortiz 32-6-3 (25). Alexander was inactive for 25 months due to his struggle to overcome his addiction to opioid painkillers before coming back to defeat Walter Castillo via a 1...

kazakhstan

Southern California, The Soul of Boxing: part 4 of a 4-part series

A few weeks before Halloween a middleweight fighter from Kazakhstan, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was making his first ring appearance in Southern California and facing Mexico’s Marco Antonio Rubio. The outdoor arena was sold out. Latino fans dominated the attendance that included several movie stars like Sylvester Stallone. But they wer...

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Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their First Live Boxing Event and its Impact

PART ONE OF A TWO-PART SERIES -- On June 6, 1948, the storied Marigold Gardens in Chicago was filled with cigar smoke, boxing being a bastion of political incorrectness and all. The smell of sweat, beer, cheap cigars, and Italian sausage mixed with an occasional whiff of perfume provided a comfortable, if pungent, setting for this eleven-year-...

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Danny Garcia Is Back and Spence and Crawford Are Blocking His Path

This past weekend former WBC welterweight title holder Danny Garcia 34-1 (20) looked terrific for not having fought in 11 months coming off his first loss against Keith Thurman in their welterweight unification bout. In what was virtually a title elimination fight, Garcia stopped the aggressive and tough Brandon Rios 34-4-1 (25) in the nint...

Keith

Three Punch Combo: Handicapping Keith Thurman’s Next Opponent and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Welterweight champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) is set to return to the ring on May 19th against an opponent to be determined. When Thurman does return, it will be on the heels of a 14-month layoff and he has made it very clear the opponent will not be any of the top contenders at welterweight. So just who will be in...

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Ringside at Mandalay Bay: Danny Garcia Crumples Brandon Rios

LAS VEGAS, NV – Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios brought his guns to Saturday's welterweight encounter with Danny Garcia at Mandalay Bay. Unfortunately for Rios, Garcia brought a bazooka. He put it to use in the ninth round, felling Rios like a rock with a crunching overhand right. Bam Bam beat the count, but he was unsteady (on queer street, to use a...

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Fast Results from Manchester: Groves UD 12 Eubank in a Donnybrook

In the most eagerly-anticipated fight in the U.K. thus far this year, George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr engaged in a robust fight before a capacity crowd at the Manchester Arena. Groves, the defending WBA 168-pound "super" champion successfully defended his title and advanced to the championship round of the WBSS super middleweight tournament ...

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Isaac Zarate Rallies to Outpoint Christian Ayala at the Ontario Doubletree

ONTARIO, Calif.-Isaac Zarate switched gears, stood his ground and grinded out a victory against talented Christian Ayala of Tijuana in a super bantamweight clash on Friday. It wasn’t easy. Zarate (14-3-3) fell behind Ayala’s counter-punching style before a sold out audience at the Doubletree Hotel, but he made the necessary adjustments ...