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Bill

“Notes and Nuggets” from Thomas Hauser

What does a journalist do when he retires following a long and storied career that includes 25 years as sports editor for the Los Angeles Times? In Bill Dwyre’s case, he starts a publishing company. When Dwyre was boy, he loved to read. The Hardy Boys and Chip Hilton (two popular series for young readers of that era) topped his list of fa...

NABO

Giovanni Santillan Keeps NABO Welterweight Title in Ontario

Giovanni Santillan Keeps NABO Welterweight Title in Ontario, Calif. ONTARIO, Calif.-NABO welterweight titlist Giovanni Santillan knew nothing about Ghana’s Dodzi Kemeh but knew enough to retain his newly won title by stoppage on Friday. Santillan (23-0, 13 KOs) won every round and looked in complete control in front of more than 800 fa...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Nov. 17 edition

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by Zona de Boxeo editor and TSS writer Diego Morilla, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TheSweetScience @Morillaboxing ...

detractors

Why Joshua Will Beat Wilder Regardless of Where They Fight

Both fighters are well built and always look fit, one stands 6-6 and the other 6-7 and both have stopped every opponent they've faced. Their collective record is a resounding 59-0 (58), almost identical to Frazier and Ali 57-0 (48) before their first fight. One has some detractors because he was dropped by the best fighter he fought and the ot...

NABO

Jose Martinez Grabs NABO title; So Cal Prospects Shine in Cancun

Puerto Rico’s Jose Martinez powered through Colombia’s Jesus Martinez to win the vacant WBO NABO super flyweight title by knockout in the battle of the Martinez’s on ESPN Thursday. In the neutral country of Mexico, the Boricua Jose Martinez (20-0-1, 13 KOs) had youth, determination and lethal body blows to stop the southpaw Jesus Mart...

Pacheco

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco: December 8, 1927 – November 16, 2017

Ferdie Pacheco, who died on November 16, was a doctor, author, artist, and television commentator. He’s best known for having been Muhammad Ali’s personal physician and cornerman from 1960 through 1977. My own relationship with Pacheco began in 1989. I was researching the book that would eventually become Muhammad Ali: His Life and Time...

Ferdie

Ferdie Pacheco, the Famous Fight Doctor, Dead at Age 89

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, a raconteur and Renaissance man who was Muhammad Ali’s personal physician from 1962 to 1977, died last night in his sleep at his home in Miami. Pacheco was 89 years old. The son of a pharmacist, Pacheco was raised in the Ybor City section of Tampa, also known as Little Havana, a place where cigars are still made by han...

Spit

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Oscar Tests our Patience, Rigo-Loma Draws Near and M...

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own short commentary on this week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com. Oscar Asks Boxing for a Love ...

Sadam

After Final Fight With Sadam Ali, It’s All Kids’ Play for Miguel Cotto

The same question keeps coming at Miguel Cotto with the regularity of a metronomic jab. Is the 37-year-old Puerto Rican legend’s announced farewell fight, against Sadam Ali on Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden, really the final time his many fans will see the four-division world champion in the ring? Or is his sincere-sounding intention to ret...

Rafael

Esteemed Cut Man and Trainer Rafael Garcia Passes Away at Age 88

Rafael Garcia, a fixture on the Las Vegas boxing scene for decades, passed away Tuesday morning (Nov. 13) from complications of leukemia at age 88. In recent years, Garcia was best known as Floyd Mayweather's cut man and hand wrapper. He was instantly recognizable by his ever-present beret which was decorated with pins. A 45-year resident o...