Connect with us

Featured Articles

The Heavyweight Scene

Arne K. Lang

Published

on

The-Heavyweight-Scene

The Heavyweight Scene

The heavily hyped welterweight showdown between Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter at the L.A. Staples Center was as good as advertised. It pushed everything else off to the side including several significant developments in the heavyweight division.

It was common knowledge that Deontay Wilder’s next fight would be a rematch with Cuban southpaw Luis “King Kong” Ortiz. Left hanging were the date and venue.

On Saturday afternoon at a press conference inside a V.I.P. lounge at the Staples Center, it was formally announced that the bout between Wilder (40-0-1, 40 KOs) and Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) will take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Nov. 23. Wilder will be making the 10th defense of his WBC world heavyweight title.

The fight will air on FOX pay-per-view. The “suggested retail price” wasn’t included in the details shared with reporters, but it’s a fair guess that folks will have to pony up $74.99 to watch it at home, as was the case with Spence-Porter. The pay-per-view may be a hard sell considering that Canelo vs. Kovalev will be available at no extra charge to DAZN subscribers earlier in the month. The two fights, spaced three weeks apart, will both unfold at the MGM.

Tickets to Wilder-Ortiz II, available online, are scaled from $104 to $1,504.

Deontay Wilder will be making his first appearance in Las Vegas since January of 2015 when he won the vacant WBC title with a unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne. This will be his third outing since he stopped Ortiz in the 10th round at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Wilder overcame a lot of adversity to win that battle. Ortiz almost had him out in the seventh round, a 10-8 round on all three cards although there was no knockdown. But Ortiz was unable to press his advantage and Wilder stormed back to pull the fight out of the fire.

Ortiz has had three fights since then, bombing out no-hoper Razvan Cojanu (KO 2), stopping rugged but limited Travis Kauffman (KO 10), and winning a one-sided 10-round decision over Christian Hammer. More relevantly, in the 30 months since Wilder-Ortiz I, the Cuban hasn’t gotten any younger. Ortiz is now 40, perhaps even older.

Heavyweight Young Guns

There’s a new generation of intriguing heavyweights coming up the ladder behind Luis Ortiz (40), Kubrat Pulev (38), Deontay Wilder (34 next month), Tyson Fury (31), Dillian Whyte (31), Andy Ruiz (30), and Anthony Joshua (30 next month). Two of the young guns were in action this past weekend.

At London’s venerable Prince Albert Hall, Daniel Dubois (pictured on the left) bombed out Ebenezer Tettah in 130 seconds. Dubois, who just turned 22 and doesn’t drive yet, improved to 13-0 with his 12th knockout.

Tettah, from Ghana, brought a 19-0 record that was terribly misleading. U.K. boxing writer Phil Jay, commenting on his ring walk, made this observation: “Tettah was like a frightened child on his way to face Dubois and looked as if he’d found a pair of boxing shorts on the floor of an old gym.”

Dubois’ signature fight, to this juncture of his career, was his fight before this with previously undefeated countryman Nathan Gorman. Dubois was favored to win, but the ease in which he dismantled his former sparring partner was an eye-opener. Nicknamed “Dynamite” (Triple G meet Triple D), the Londoner carries 240 pounds on a six-foot-five frame. He just may be the best of the new kids on the block.

The following day, in Nantes, France, Tony Yoka advanced to 7-0 (6) with a third-round stoppage of Germany’s Michael Wallisch. Yoka, who stands six-foot-seven, turned pro in June of 2017 with Virgil Hunter in his corner after winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. His career lost momentum when he was suspended for a year for missing three doping tests.

He knocked Wallisch down twice in the third round before the referee halted the contest. This was his second fight back after a 13-month hiatus. Ten weeks previously, he stopped behemoth Alexander Dimitrenko in the third frame, reducing Dimitrenko’s status from that of a journeyman to a trial horse.

Yoka isn’t the only Olympic gold medalist in his family. In 2017 he married boxer Estelle Mossely, his longtime girlfriend, with whom he now has a son. Mossely, who won gold in the lightweight division in the Rio games before turning pro, is in action this coming Saturday when she meets Argentina’s Ann Guichapani.

There are no odds on her fight, but maybe someday we will be able to bet a Mr. and Mrs. Yoka parlay.

Check out more boxing news on video at The Boxing Channel 

To comment on this story in The Fight Forum CLICK HERE

Featured Articles

Carlos Morales and Mercito Gesta Fight to a Technical Draw in L.A.

David A. Avila

Published

on

Carlos-Morales-and-Mercita-Gesta-Fight-to-a-Technical-Draw-in-LA

LOS ANGELES-Two of L.A.’s most popular prizefighters collided with Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta and Carlos “The Solution” Morales matching wits and crowds before an accidental clash of heads ended the lightweight fight in a technical draw on Thursday night.

It was fun while it lasted.

Gesta (32-3-3, 17 KOs) and Morales (19-4-4, 8 KOs) tested each other before a sold out crowd at Belasco Theater. Both combatants brought their small armies of supporters to the downtown entertainment venue. It was colorful and it was loud.

Behind a small coterie of fans carrying blue, white and red flags, Gesta walked into the boxing ring with a well-known resume that includes two world title challenges. Morales walked with banda music playing loudly as he trotted into confidently to meet the classy Filipino fighter. The crowd was anxious.

Both fighters found it tough to connect against each other. Their defense was tight and their punches tighter. But soon Morales began finding the range and began shooting rights to the body and head.

Gesta, 32, a southpaw who moves smoothly on his toes, needed a little time before he began finding the range with body shots and shorter punches. In the third round, as the fight was heating up, a clash of heads occurred during an exchange of blows. Morales emerged with a small cut above his left eye. It would not go away.

For three more tense rounds the two popular fighters tested each other’s defense and neither could surge ahead to any definitive advantage. At the end of the sixth round the ringside physician looked at Morales and ruled he could not continue. According to California State Athletic Commission rules the fight was stopped because of an accidental cut and would go to the scorecards.

“The ref said the cut was too deep. I had trouble seeing out of my left eye. The medicine kept getting in my eye, and I kept trying to get it out,” said Morales, 29.

One judge saw Morales winning 58-56, but two others saw it 57-57 to make it a technical majority draw.

“I wanted to keep going, and I know he wanted to keep going,” said Gesta. “But that’s the way it is. This is boxing, and it happens. We can definitely do this again if the fans want it.”

Other Bouts 

Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo (31-6, 19 KOs) shut out Charles Huerta (21-7, 12 KOs) a local fighter by winning every round in their 10 round super featherweight showdown fought mainly in the trenches.

After a close opening round that saw Oquendo barge in and hold, Huerta seemed to be unable to match the Puerto Rican fighter’s energy. He was always a step behind in every round as Oquendo barreled his way inside and simply out-hustled Huerta. It was a surprising display for the local fighter from Paramount who has a large fan base.

All three judges correctly scored it the same 100-90 for Oquendo.

“I knew he was the kind of fighter who likes to trade and I think I used that to my advantage,” said Oquendo.

Texas super welterweight Travell Mazion (16-0, 12 KOs) won a hard fought 10 round bruising battle by unanimous decision over Mexico City’s Diego Cruz (19-8-2, 15 KOs). Both landed crushing blows against each other from the opening bell but it was the taller Mazion who was able to use his skills and size to his advantage. Surprisingly there were no knockdowns despite crushing blows from Cruz left hooks and Mazion right hand scud missiles.

Cruz had never been knocked out and though Mazion clobbered him with some bombs he also took a few himself to show he also has a pretty good chin. After 10 rounds one judge saw it 98-91 and two others 99-90 all for Mazion. Both hugged it out after the war.

“He was really tough. I knew he was going to come in with some hell of a shots, and he did, but I knew I was going to come up top,” said Mazion who fights out of Austin.

A battle between southpaws saw Evan Sanchez (6-0, 5 KOs) blast out Mexico’s Hector Hernandez (2-2, 1 KO) in a mere 23 seconds of their welterweight clash. If you blinked it was over as California’s Sanchez and Hernandez immediately exchanged and the undefeated lefty landed a crisp right hook and left cross combination that delivered Durango’s Hernandez to the floor. Though he beat the count, referee Raul Caiz saw that Hernandez was unsteady on his feet and stopped the contest giving Sanchez the win by knockout.

Undefeated lightweight Oscar Acevedo (6-0), a southpaw, had a little trouble with Darel Harris (3-18-1) but was able to pull out the win by landing the stronger punches. Harris gave problems with his skittish movements but only landed touch punches and seldom connected with any power. It works in the amateurs but not in the pros with judges that are looking for punches with force. After four rounds one judge scored it 39-37 and the other two 40-36 all for Acevedo who hails from Kansas.

Photo credit: Al Applerose

Check out more boxing news on video at The Boxing Channel 

To comment on this story in The Fight Forum CLICK HERE

Continue Reading

Featured Articles

New Zealand Heavyweights Fa and Ahio Have a Home Field Advantage in Utah

Arne K. Lang

Published

on

New=Zealand-Heavyweights-Fa-and-Ahio-Have-a-Home-Field-Advantage-in-Utah

Go West, young man,” said Andrew Greeley, a New Hampshire man by birth best remembered as the founder and publisher of the New York Tribune. Boxing promoter Lou DiBella, a hard-shell New Yorker, is the latest to heed Greeley’s famous admonition. This Friday, Nov. 15, DiBella is anchoring his long-running Broadway Boxing series in Salt Lake City.

With heavyweights Junior Fa and Hemi Ahio appearing in the main bouts, the Utah city was a natural destination. Fa (18-0, 10 KOs) and Ahio (15-0, 10 KOs) are New Zealanders, but their family roots are in the kingdom of Tonga.

Approximately one in every four Tongan-Americans resides in Utah. There are more than 9,000 Tongans in Salt Lake County, roughly a third of whom reside in Salt Lake City proper.

The presence of a large body of Tongans in Utah is a residue of the work of Mormon missionaries in Polynesia in the late 19th century. The population of Tonga is now about 60 percent Mormon. As a percentage of the population, Tonga ranks #1 in Mormons (more formally members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Regional rival Samoa is #2.

It figured that when land became hard to acquire in Tonga, an agricultural nation, many emigrants would choose to settle in Utah where they knew they would be welcome.

In Utah, Tongan and Samoan males are noted for their prowess on the football field. The best high school players in the Beehive State are disproportionately Polynesian, and overwhelmingly Polynesian in the offensive and defensive lines. There’s now a fierce tug-of-war for their services between Utah’s two major universities and out-of-state schools, particularly schools in Washington, Oregon, and California. The head football coach at BYU, Kalani Sitake, was born in Tonga, but even he has had limited success in slaking the scattering of standout Polynesian players to out-of-state schools.

Tonga is a small country, so it’s no surprise that few Tongans have made their mark in professional boxing. Paea Wolfgramm was an Olympic silver medalist whose pro career never did gain traction. He retired with a pro record of 20-4 after getting stopped by Corrie Sanders. Samson Po’uha, who fought out of St. George, Utah, was a great prospect who lacked the discipline to maximize his potential. He was stopped by journeymen Jesse Ferguson and Craig Payne and by Andrew Golota.

As weird as it sounds, if Junior Fa and Hemi Ahio are looking for a former boxer to serve as a role model, we would suggest Vai Sikahema. Yes, the same Vai Sikahema who set NCAA records for punt returns at BYU, was a great special teams player in the NFL and, in retirement, settled into a nice career as a TV personality in Philadelphia.

Sikahema, who was born in Tonga, boxed in the amateurs. In 2008, 15 years after he left the NFL, Sikahema was matched against former baseball star Jose Canseco in a celebrity fight in Atlantic City. Sikahema gave away seven inches in height and 40 pounds, but he blew right through Canseco, knocking him down twice before the bout was stopped in the very first round.

Of the two Kiwi heavyweights on DiBella’s Salt Lake City show, Junior Fa is the most advanced. As an amateur, Fa, now 30 years old, split four fights with fellow New Zealander Joseph Parker who went on to win the WBO version of the world heavyweight title. He twice represented Tonga in the Commonwealth Games and had eight bouts in the semi-pro World Series of Boxing where he defeated highly touted Arslanbek Makhmudov and lost a 5-round decision to Oleksandr Usyk.

In his last two starts, Fa knocked out Neufel Ouatah, a hapless Frenchman, in the opening round and was extended the full 10 by ancient Dominic Guinn. For the Guinn fight, he carried 259 ½ pounds on his six-foot-five frame.

On Friday, Fa is matched against Toledo’s Devin Vargas, a former U.S. Olympian. As a pro, Vargas’s career was moving along smoothly until he was stopped in the sixth round by Kevin Johnson. By all appearances, Vargas then lost his passion for boxing. Fighting sporadically, he’s 4-4 since then with all four losses coming inside the distance. But in his last fight in August in Massachusetts, Vargas stopped house fighter Niall Kennedy so perhaps his enthusiasm for boxing has been re-kindled.

Hemi Ahio, 29, kas fought once previously in the United States, stopping unnoteworthy Ed Fountain on a DiBella show in Columbus, Ohio. His last start was in Saudi Arabia where he knocked out an undefeated (7-0) fighter from Germany who had previously fought only cadavers.

Short for a modern era heavyweight at 6’0”, Hemi’s torso coupled with his aggressive style of fighting has led some to anoint him the Tongan Tyson. He’s matched against fluffy Joshua Tufte (19-3, 9 KOs) who hails from Kernersville, North Carolina, and probably would have no stronger chance of winning if the fight were being held in Kernersville.

The Nov. 15 edition of Broadway Boxing will be live streamed on UFC Fight Pass starting at 8 pm PST/11 pm EST. Topping the undercard is a 10-round welterweight contest between Brooklyn-based-Ukrainian Ivan Golub (17-1, 13 KOs) and Columbia’s Janer Gonzalez (19-2-1, 15 KOs).

There’s something intrinsically magnetic about an undefeated heavyweight who may have a big upside, even if he’s being thrust against an opponent with scant chance of causing a derailment. On Friday we get two for the money and considering the venue, it’s a safe bet that both will bring their “A” game.

Check out more boxing news on video at The Boxing Channel 

To comment on this story in The Fight Forum CLICK HERE

Continue Reading

Featured Articles

Avila Perspective, Chap 73: Gesta vs Morales, Celebrity Boxing, Liston and More

David A. Avila

Published

on

Avila-Perspective-Chap-73-Gesta-vs-Morales-Celebrity-Boxing-Liston-and-More

One of the rewards for journalists following smaller boxing cards is watching new talent emerge. Every so often you spot the gold nuggets among the heap.

Some fighters stand out immediately before even stepping in the prize ring. Others walk in hesitantly with dirty towels wrapped around their shoulders.

On Thursday, Carlos “The Solution” Morales (19-4-3, 8 KOs) and Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (32-3-2, 17 KOs), who arrived on the hard road of boxing, meet in a lightweight match set for 10 rounds at Belasco Theater in downtown L.A. DAZN will stream live.

Two classier guys you will never meet than Gesta and Morales.

Gesta, a southpaw from Cebu, Philippines, arrived in 2007 and immediately found work on casino fight cards in Arizona, California and Nevada. His athleticism was obvious and he raced through competition till he met Mexico’s Miguel Vazquez for the IBF lightweight world title.

In that first loss, fans learned what Gesta was all about. He was gracious in defeat and fans loved his character. From that point on more people wanted to see the Filipino lefty perform. After Top Rank let him go, Golden Boy Promotions picked up his contract and he became a staple on the Southern California fight scene.

Win or lose, fans adore Gesta who was trained by Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing club in Hollywood but now works with Marvin Sonorio. A decision loss to WBA lightweight titlist Jorge Linares at the Inglewood Forum did nothing to diminish Gesta’s fan base.

“I need challenges and I like challenges,” said Gesta during an interview with Beto Duran on Golden Boy’s Ring Side show. “I still feel great and still feel in the game.”

How could you not like a fighter like Gesta?

On the opposite corner at Belasco Theater will be “The Solution” Morales.

When Morales first entered the professional fight scene he stumbled a bit with a loss then three consecutive draws. I saw all four fights in person. The Mexican-born fighter needed about two years to figure out what worked for him.

He’s found it.

Morales, a gym rat if I ever saw one, purchased his own gym in the Alhambra area. He’s a family man, worker and businessman all rolled into one. The Mexican fighter needed time to discover his assets in the ring and use them in a productive manner.

Though he’s lost three of his last six fights they all came against top competition such as world champion Alberto Machado, ranked contender Rene Alvarado and current star Ryan Garcia. In each and every one of those fights Morales was up to his neck in battle.

“I definitely need a win over a name like Mercito Gesta,” said Morales. “He’s been in the game a long time.”

In local gyms he spars with many of the best and on occasion they understand what “the Solution” is all about.

“He is very, very good,” said one visiting Japanese fighter who witnessed Morales knock out a sparring partner in one particular session. “A very professional style.”

Both Gesta and Morales represent the side of Los Angeles most fans don’t get to see. Once upon a time, matchups like these were common in the L.A. area. Golden Boy Promotions has been slowly building up these local fighters and if you have paid attention you know this will be a firecracker of a show.

This is a 1930s kind of match you used to see at the old Olympic Auditorium or Hollywood Legion Stadium when guys like Speedy Dado, Baby Arizmendi, Chalky Wright and Newsboy Brown would fight each other and fill the arena. Dado would bring the Filipino crowd, Arizmendi the Mexican crowd, Wright the African- American fans, Newsboy Brown the Jewish fans and so on.

Gesta versus Morales has that 1930s flavor. If you close your eyes you might expect a ghost or two from boxing’s past to be in attendance at Belasco Theater. It’s an old venue where famous bandleaders like Duke Ellington once played. It’s got a lot of history and this fight was tailor-made for the old stylish building.

Celebrity Boxing

Nowadays celebrities come from different directions.

Last week, celebrities who gained fame via social media avenues like YouTube.com, Twitter and Instagram, arrived at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with hands wrapped, gloves on and a license to box professionally.

Their names were not familiar to regular boxing fans, but to millions of youngsters and young adults who do not normally follow boxing, these guys named Logan Paul, KSI and Joshua Brueckner were super stars.

It was a massive hit according to DAZN and Matchroom Boxing, the promoters.

I walked around the arena to take a look at the people arriving to see the boxing card. What I saw were moms and their sons and daughters, groups of girls in their early teens, and pale boys who normally don’t see much sun because they’re usually planted behind a computer playing video games. They all had a blast.

Most of these fans had never seen live boxing and got their first glimpse of prizefighting at a high level when Ronny Rios defended his WBA Gold super bantamweight title against Colombia’s Hugo Berrio. The Santa Ana fighter Rios came out firing thudding body shots that echoed in the arena. You could hear the responses from the new fans who openly expressed their amazement with a roar of applause at the display of power.

It’s one thing to see a fight but a whole new thing to hear power shots bouncing off another human being. Rios pummeled Berrio up and down and eventually knocked out the Colombian with a three-punch combination in the fourth round. Fans were awestruck.

You never forget your first live prizefight. It burns in your memory forever. All of these new fans will never forget watching a live boxing card.

Watching the responses of the new kind of crowd was an experience in itself. Many of these fans will return for more. Their excitement was pure and untainted.

Showtime

A feature documentary visiting the life of Sonny Liston called “Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston” makes its debut on Friday Nov. 15 on Showtime at 9 p.m. (PT).

Liston was one of the most mysterious and feared heavyweight champions of all time. Read the story by Bernard Fernandez to get a preview of what to expect from the documentary. It’s riveting stuff: https://tss.ib.tv/boxing/featured-boxing-articles-boxing-news-videos-rankings-and-results/61445-from-womb-to-tomb-the-fate-of-sonny-liston-was-seemingly-preordained

Though Liston died 49 years ago in December 1970, he’s still discussed by boxing people especially in Las Vegas where he lived and died.

Fights to Watch (all times Pacific Coast time)

Thurs. DAZN 7 p.m. Mercito Gesta (32-3-2) vs Carlos Morales (19-4-3).

Fri. ESPN+ 12 p.m. Rocky Fielding (27-2) vs Abdallah Paziwapazi (26-6-1).

Fri. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Erik Ortiz (16-0) vs Alberto Palmetta (12-1).

Sat. ESPN+ 12 p.m. Lee McGregor (7-0) vs Kash Farooq (13-0).

Photo credit: Kyte Monroe

Check out more boxing news on video at The Boxing Channel 

To comment on this story in The Fight Forum CLICK HERE

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Jeff-Fenech's-Speedy-Recovery-from-Heart-Surgery-Has-His-Doctors-Baffled
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Jeff Fenech’s Speedy Recovery from Heart Surgery Has His Doctors Baffled

The-Fifty-Greatest-Flyweights-of-All-Time-Part-Five-10-1
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

The Fifty Greatest Flyweights of All Time: Part Five 10-1

The-Life-And-Mysterious-Deayth-of-World-Title-Challenger-Eloy-Perez
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

The Life and Mysterious Death of World Title Challenger Eloy Perez

Puerto-Rico's-Javier-Upsets-Angel-Ruiz-in-SoCal
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Puerto Rico’s Javier Flores Upsets Mexico’s Angel Ruiz in SoCal

Making-Boxing-Safer-A-Call-to-Action-Part-One-Weigh-in-Reform
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Making Boxing Safer, A Call to Action: Part One, Weigh-in Reform

Making-Boxing-Safer-A-Call-to-Action-Part Two
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Making Boxing Safer, A Call to Action: Part Two

Fighter-of-the-Decade-2010-2019
Featured Articles1 week ago

Fighter of the Decade (2010-2019)

beterbiev-Embellishes-His-Claim-as-Top-Light-Heavy-in-Stopping-Gvozdyk
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Beterbiev Embellishes His Claim as Top Light Heavy in Stopping Gvozdyk

The-Boxing-World-Mourns-the-Passing-of-Patrick-Day
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

The Boxing World Mourns the Passing of Patrick Day

Joey-Giardello-vs-Rubin-Hurricane-Carter-and-The-Fight-That-Never-Was
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Joey Giardello vs. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter and the Fight That Never Was

Three-Punch-Combo-Two-Under-The-Radar-Fights-on-Saturday-and-More
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Three Punch Combo: Two Under The Radar Fights on Saturday and More

Beterbiev-vs-Gvozdyk-a-Matchup-of-Shark-vs-Piranha?
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Beterbiev vs. Gvozdyk a Matchup of Shark vs. Piranha?

Shields-Womens-Boxing-It's-Been-a-Topsy-Turvy-Week-for-Claressa-Shields
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

It’s Been a Topsy-Turvy Week for Claressa Shields

Elwin-La-Pulga-Soto-Retains-WBO-Title-in-Ugly-Fight-at-Fantasy-Springs
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Elwin “La Pulga” Soto Retains WBO Title in Ugly Fight at Fantasy Springs

Serhii-Bohachuk-KOs-Tyrone-Brunson-in-Hollywood
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Serhii Bohachuk KOs Tyrone Brunson in Hollywood

Saturday's-Fight-in-the UK-Has-a-Beterbiev-Gvozdyk-Sparkle
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Saturday’s Fight in the UK Has a Beterbiev-Gvozdyk Sparkle

Blair-Cobbs-Took-a-Strange-Route-to-his-Grand-Arrival-at-the-MGM-Grand
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Blair Cobbs Took a Strange Route to his ‘Grand Arrival’ at the MGM Grand

The-TSS-Prediction-Page-Returns-With-Picks-and-Analyses-of-Canelo-vs-Kovalev
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

The TSS Prediction Page Returns with Picks and Analyses of Canelo vs Kovalev

Dueling-Fight-Cards-in-Reno-and-Reading-Have-Toledo-Components
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Dueling Fight Cards in Reno and Reading Have Toledo Components

Canelo's-Fate-May-Rest-in-the-Hands-of-a-Brazilian-Soccer-Guy
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Canelo’s Fate May Rest in the Hands of a Bolivian Soccer Guy

Carlos-Morales-and-Mercita-Gesta-Fight-to-a-Technical-Draw-in-LA
Featured Articles3 hours ago

Carlos Morales and Mercito Gesta Fight to a Technical Draw in L.A.

New=Zealand-Heavyweights-Fa-and-Ahio-Have-a-Home-Field-Advantage-in-Utah
Featured Articles2 days ago

New Zealand Heavyweights Fa and Ahio Have a Home Field Advantage in Utah

Avila-Perspective-Chap-73-Gesta-vs-Morales-Celebrity-Boxing-Liston-and-More
Featured Articles2 days ago

Avila Perspective, Chap 73: Gesta vs Morales, Celebrity Boxing, Liston and More

Ortiz Accuses Wilder-of-Criminal-Tactics-Wilder-Takes-Umbrage
Featured Articles3 days ago

Ortiz Accuses Wilder of ‘Borderline Criminal’ Tactics; Wilder Takes Umbrage

Thomas-Hauser's-Latest-Book-A-Dangerius-Journey-is-Another-Peach
Featured Articles3 days ago

Thomas Hauser’s Latest Book, ‘A Dangerous Journey,’ is Another Peach

From-Womb-to-Tomb-Sonny-Liston's-Fate-Was-Seemingly-Preordained
Featured Articles4 days ago

From Womb to Tomb, Sonny Liston’s Fate Was Seemingly Preordained

Weekend-Recap-Hits-and-Misses
Featured Articles4 days ago

Weekend Recap: Hits and Misses

3-Punch-Combo-Under-The-Radar-Fights-Elton-Dharry's-Improbable-Journey-and-More
Featured Articles5 days ago

3 Punch Combo: Under The Radar Fights, Elton Dharry’s Improbable Journey and More

KSI-Beats-Logan-Paul-and-Haney-and-Saunders-Win-Title-Fights-in-LA
Featured Articles5 days ago

KSI Beats Logan Paul and Haney and Saunders Win Title Fights in L.A.

Fast-Results-from-Fresno-Herring-and-Pulev-Prevail-on-a-Lackluster-Show
Featured Articles6 days ago

Fast Results from Fresno: Herring and Pulev Prevail on a Lackluster Show

Dwight-Ritchie-Australia's-Fighting-Cowboy-Dead-at-Age-27
Featured Articles6 days ago

Dwight Ritchie, Australia’s Fighting Cowboy, Dead at Age 27

Forget-Logan-Paul-vs-ksi-Pulev-vs-Booker-Warrants-a-Look-See
Featured Articles7 days ago

Forget Logan Paul vs. KSI: Pulev vs. Booker Warrants a Look-See

Celebrities-and-Champions-Lead-Matchroom-Fight-Card-on-LA
Featured Articles7 days ago

Celebrities and Champions Lead Matchroom Fight Card in L.A.

Fighter-of-the-Decade-2010-2019
Featured Articles1 week ago

Fighter of the Decade (2010-2019)

Fast-Results-from-Japan-Inoue-Overcomes-Donaire-in-a-Barnbarner
Featured Articles1 week ago

Fast Result from Japan: Inoue Turns Away Donaire in a Barnburner

Avila-Perspective-Chap-72-Pound-for-Bound-King-Matchroom-in-LA-and-More
Featured Articles1 week ago

Avila Perspective, Chap. 72: Pound for Pound King, Matchroom in L.A. and More

Johnny-Tapia-and-Edwin-Valero-Get-Literary-Resurrections
Featured Articles1 week ago

Johnny Tapia and Edwin Valero Get Literary Resurrections

How-the-World-Boxing-Super-Series-us-Making-Boxing-Better
Featured Articles1 week ago

How the World Boxing Super Series Is Making Boxing Better

Nonito-Donaire-and-The-Monster
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Nonito Donaire and The Monster

Canelo-Kovalev-the-UFC-and-the-Great-DAZN-Flapdoodle
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Canelo-Kovalev, the UFC, and the Great DAZN Flapdoodle

Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Advertisement