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Thu 23-Oct-2014
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor): The appeal of WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is obvious. He’s soft-spoken and kind. He never dismisses an opponent. When he wins a fight, he’s almost apologetic. But it seems what fight fans love most about Golovkin is that the man can flat-out punch. On Saturday night, at a sold-out StubHub Arena in Carson, CA, Golovkin made Marco Antonio Rubio his eighteenth consecutive knockout victim. The end came in the second round... The GGG ko trains rolls into Southern California
Wed 22-Oct-2014
Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue... The Barbershop – October 22nd, 2014
Wed 22-Oct-2014
By Jason Petock (Photo © German Villasenor): This past weekend hosted an "on the surface" boxing extravaganza for all who are fans of the fine and at times often lost art of pugilism. The players were ready to go and the stage was set. Electricity crackled in the atmosphere as the crowd clamored inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, California to see their hero Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0/ 28 KOs) wage battle against well-seasoned veterano Marco "El Veneno" Antonio Rubio... Play Dead Rubio - "Good Boy"
Tue 21-Oct-2014
By Derek Bonnett (Photo © German Villasenor, Max Boxing): The world of professional fisticuffs yields plenty of surprises, typically the direct result of unprofessional behavior, poor officiating, or dubious scoring. However, one of the biggest surprises this weekend was produced from a very positive interaction. After decimating Nonito Donaire -- former Pound for Pound number three --, Jamaica’s Nicholas Walters engaged his vanquished foe yet again after the bout concluded. Only this time, it On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings
Sun 19-Oct-2014
John J. Raspanti: Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) registered consecutive knockout number 18 by stopping weight challenged veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs)... Golovkin knocks out Rubio in two rounds
Sun 19-Oct-2014
By John J. Raspanti at ringside (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Nicholas Walters proved his time is now by stopping defending WBA super world featherweight champion Nonito Donaire in round six at a sold-out StubHub Arena in Carson, California Saturday night. The bout started slow. Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) tried to establish his jab. Donaire (33-3. 21 KOs) fired his dangerous left hook. Near the middle of the round the punch landed. Walters connected with a right at the bell... Walters proves too powerful for Donaire
Sat 18-Oct-2014
Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like... Ask Gerry Cooney – October 17th, 2014
Sat 18-Oct-2014
By David Tyler: Sometime in the year 1019 BC on a warm night in the Valley of Elah, boxing’s first major upset occurred. A young middleweight fighter named David decided he had heard enough boasting from a large heavyweight named Goliath. David also knew that in the unlikely event that he were to win this bout, it would be his signature victory that would carry him to greater rewards in sports and politics. As we all know, David scored a one punch knockout of the much feared Goliath. David had David versus Goliath
Fri 17-Oct-2014
On October 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA, WBA world super feather champion Donaire will face the dangerous Nicholas Walters who’s knocked out 20 of his 24 opponents. Put your money on your pick using the best sports betting app. best sports betting app
Thu 16-Oct-2014
By Allan Scotto: When Joe DeGuardia, the President and CEO of Star Boxing signed Chris Algieri to meet Ruslan Providnikov in the ring at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on June 14th, 2014, many people wondered what Algieri had done to make DeGuardia so angry. Algieri was relatively unknown, and most people gave him absolutely no chance to beat Providnikov, known as “The Siberian Rocky.”... Does Algieri slay the Dragon?
Wed 15-Oct-2014
By Allan Scotto: Happy Wednesday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; and leave your comment. Now on to today’s question(s): It is being reported that Deontay Wilder turned down 2 million dollars to fight Bermane Stirvene. If that is in fact true, why do you... The Barbershop – October 15th, 2014
Tue 14-Oct-2014
By Derek Bonnett: Jermain Taylor and Cornelius Bundrage are once again world champions. There, I said it. I wish I would have said it last week, but at that time the very notion of Jermain Taylor and Cornelius Bundrage regaining their former world titles seemed highly unthinkable. In Taylor’s case, the notion seemed laughable to me. Group that with boxing’s persistence to prove itself the “Theater of the Unexpected” and the fact that I haven’t been able to pick a boxing match to save my life... On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings
Sat 11-Oct-2014
By John J. Raspanti: He’s not well known, even in his chosen profession. His professional boxing record (9-4-2, 3 KOs) appears, at least on the surface, to be mediocre. But looks can be deceiving. Michael Ruiz Jr. began his career with a bang. He won his first eight bouts in succeRuiz Jr. fights his opponent and the judgesssion. In 2010, super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s promoter, the late Dan Goossen, signed the then 21-year-old Ruiz Jr. to an exclusive promotional contract.. Ruiz Jr. fights his opponent and the judges
Thu 9-Oct-2014
Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related... The Barbershop – October 9th, 2014
Wed 8-Oct-2014
No excuses! Ruslan Provodnikov is a fighter who backs down from no one and in his quest to show he is the best, he wants Golden Boy and Top Rank fighters to stop ducking him and prove their worthiness. In this new video interview conducted by Radio Rahim, it’s Ruslan Provodnikov in-depth! From a small town in Russia to the big global boxing stage, this Q&A covers it all. Plus tons of training footage is included within the video interview... Provodnikov Q&A: 5 fights he wants
Tue 7-Oct-2014
By Derek Bonnett: Aside from the ring action which transpired inside of the squared circles around the world, there was a small buzz on-line concerning professional leather throwing on the international scene in a historical frame of reference. That’s right, the list of candidates for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame was released and, thus, generated some mild conversation as far as who was or was not deserving from the modern era. To my surprise, fans were rather harsh in On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings
Mon 6-Oct-2014
Founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De la Hoya, talks Canelo Alvarez being the present and future of boxing. McLEAN, Va. — The fight the world has begged for since they were, well, much younger — Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao — remains faintly on Oscar De la Hoya’s radar... Oscar: Best Fight not Floyd-Pac: Bob Velin
Sun 5-Oct-2014
By Stephen Tobey at ringside: MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – Fernando David Saucedo took the best from Rances Barthelemy. Barthelemy avoided just about everything Saucedo threw in return and retained his International Boxing Federation junior lightweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Julie Lederman, Bill Morandi and Frank Lombardi all scored it 120-108 for Barthelemy, a native of Cuba now living in Las Vegas. He improved to 21-0 (12 knockouts)... Barthelemy defeats Saucedo; Martirosyan beats Nelson, Karpency stuns Dawson
Sat 4-Oct-2014
Review by John J. Raspanti: Around the turn of the century, pugilist Joe Choynski was almost as famous as reigning heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries. Choynski had earned his respect the old-fashioned way--by never shying away from a challenge. Over the past sixty years, Choynski’s fistic exploits have faded. But a new book written by Christopher J. LaForce restores some of the luster to Choynski’s name... The Choynski Chronicles: A Biography of Hall of Fame Boxer Jewish Joe Choynski
Sat 4-Oct-2014
Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like... Ask Gerry Cooney – October 4, 2014
Fri 3-Oct-2014
By John J. Raspanti: Last year, Ray Beltran traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to face WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns. At that point in his career, Beltran, 33, was best known as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner. Most experts predicted that Burns would box circles around the slower Beltran. But Beltran went to Scotland on a mission to win, and after 12 rounds of boxing, most who witnessed the bout believed he deserved the decision. Even Burns’ hometown crowd seemed resigned that the... Road warrior Beltran to challenge Crawford for title
Fri 3-Oct-2014
By John J. Raspanti: Hassan N’Dam wasn’t anxious for heavy-handed Cutis Stevens to test his suspect chin Wednesday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California... N’Dam earns title shot by defeating Stevens
Thu 2-Oct-2014
Compiled by Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue... The Barbershop – October 2nd, 2014
Tue 30-Sep-2014
By Stephen Tobey: Four years after he turned professional, Steven Gamache is finally going to fight in his hometown, in the same building where his father had many of his fights. Gamache, whose father is former WBA super featherweight and lightweight champion Joey Gamache, will fight on October 11 in the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. “It feels great,” said the younger Gamache, who will put his 4-0 (1 knockout) record on the line against Damon Antoine... Steven Gamache To Fulfil Hometown Dream
Sun 28-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti: Aging WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham was awarded a dubious 12-round unanimous decision over heavy underdog Paul Smith at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany Saturday night. The scores were 117-111 (twice) and a ridiculous 119-109. The judges scoring doesn’t reflect how close and competitive the match was. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing had Abraham winning the fight 115-113. The bout started fast... Judges help Abraham escape with wide decision win
Sat 27-Sep-2014
Paul Smith (right) faces the biggest night of his boxing career when he challenges Arthur Abraham (left) for the WBO Super Middleweight title in Kiel, Germany on Saturday – and the Liverpool star has received the support of some of British sports biggest names. Former Welterweight World ruler Ricky Hatton has landed in Germany to lend his support to ‘Smigga’, while England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has a private jet on standby to take him to the fight after United take on West H Smith Receives Heavyweight Support In Germany
Thu 25-Sep-2014
Not only did Manny Pacquiao take to his twitter account to publically rip Floyd Mayweather Jr., but the filipino boxing icon also sent his diss directly to Mayweather himself... Pacquiao disses Mayweather directly
Thu 25-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti: Former WBO and WBIF flyweight champion “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow hasn’t fought in the United States in over three years. Circumstances have forced McMorrow, and former champions Ava Knight and Ana Julaton, to become road warriors—which is almost always a disadvantage. Four weeks ago, McMorrow, 33, traveled to Ecatepec, Mexico to face popular Jessica Chavez. She had a pretty good idea what to expect, after tangling with Mariana Juarez in Pueblo last February... Fair or not, Melissa McMorrow won’t quit
Wed 24-Sep-2014
Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue... The Barbershop – September 25, 2014
Wed 24-Sep-2014
By Marc Livitz: As the respective chapters close on the colorful and always debatable careers of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the sweet science will undoubtedly have its new crop of torchbearers in the coming years. Meanwhile, the sports crazed nation of Mexico has always had its nationalistic hands full when it comes to the legends of the sport. The boxing hotbox has given us such legends as Julio Cesar Chavez, Ruben Olivarez, Ricardo Lopez and Salvador Sanchez. In recent years,  Canelo Makes The Jump To HBO
Mon 22-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti: Rebounding from consecutive loses to IBF and WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch, George “The Saint” Groves dominated Christopher Rebrasse over 12 rounds to win the European super middleweight championship by unanimous decision at the Wembley Arena in London, England Saturday night. The scores were 118-110, 117-111,118-110. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing had Groves the winner 118-110... Groves returns with victory over Rebrasse
Sun 21-Sep-2014
By Stepehn Tobey at ringside (Photo © Daryl Bughman / Main Events): MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – Thabiso Mchunu took some good shots from Garrett Wilson, but he avoided most of them and landed a few good punches of his own, retaining the North American Boxing Federation cruiserweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision on Saturday at Foxwoods resort Casino. Don Trella scored it 98-91. Glenn Feldman scored it 99-90 and Clark Sammartino scored it 96-93 for Mchunu, of South Africa... Mchuno defeats Wilson; Dargan wins title at Foxwoods
Sat 20-Sep-2014
By Ken Hissner (Photo © Daryl Bughman/Main Events): At separate press conferences in Philly last week Garrett “Ultimate Warrior” Wilson, 13-7 (7) talked about his upcoming NABF cruiserweight title fight with champion South Africa’s Thabiso Mchunu, 16-1 (11), at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT, over NBC Sports Network on Saturday afternoon. “I like a challenge and want to fight someone who can advance me in the ratings. I will fight... Philly’s “Ultimate Warrior” & “Dynamite” Invade Foxwoods
Fri 19-Sep-2014
Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like... Ask Gerry Cooney – September 19th, 2014
Thu 18-Sep-2014
They don’t call him "Money" for nothing! When it comes to advance PPV (Pay-Per-View) numbers from Boxing events, Kevin Iole of Yahoo.com Sports is the go to guy. So how did the rematch, Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana do in terms of PPV sales?.... PPV Numbers for Mayweather-Maidana 2
Thu 18-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti (Image by icheehuahua, MaxBoxing): In many of his films, famed movie director Alfred Hitchcock used a term called a MacGuffin. Usually, a MacGuffin is a plot device that appears to be the central focus of a film, but eventually it loses importance. It may re-appear at the climax of the story, but is normally forgotten. This past Saturday night, the MacGuffin heading into the rematch between pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, was that Mayweather’s legs Weekend combinations: Mayweather remains perfect, but doesn’t impress the masses
Thu 18-Sep-2014
Looking to bounce back from two consecutive losses to WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch, the last one by a devastating one-punch knockout, George “The Saint” Groves will return to the ring this Saturday to face Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley Arena in London, England. For the best odds, check out Betfair. George Groves is a man on a mission
Wed 17-Sep-2014
By Allan Scotto: Happy Wednesday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week... The Barbershop – September 17, 2014
Sun 14-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti: There are some who say the second time around is always sweeter. Floyd Mayweather would certainly agree with that sentiment. Marcos Maidana would not. Mayweather ran his perfect record to 47-0 by getting the better of Maidana for the second time in four months—this time by a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 116-111. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing had Mayweather winning 117-110... Mayweather easily defeats Maidana in rematch
Sat 13-Sep-2014
The great legendary Mils Lane (Boxing Ref, Judge) once said on a telecast of his TV Show - "Judge Mills Lane" that: "It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt." Perhaps this statement would have really helped Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. who these days is being chewed up and spit out hard by main stream media... CNN Bombs Mayweather - Not pretty!
Fri 12-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti: WBA interim featherweight titleholder Jesus Cuellar wasted little time in brutalizing former two-division champion Juan Manuel Lopez in two rounds Thursday night at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lopez said after the fight that his career was likely over. We can only hope so. Cuellar (25-1, 19 KOs) had little trouble tagging Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) with multiple shots in the opening stanza. Lopez tried to box, but that’s not his game... Cuellar knocks out Lopez in two rounds
Fri 12-Sep-2014
Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question... Ask Gerry Cooney – September 12th, 2014
Wed 10-Sep-2014
By Allan Scotto Happy Wednesday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s)... The Barbershop – September 10, 2014
Wed 10-Sep-2014
By David Tyler: "With a perfect record of...", how many times have you heard Jimmy Lennon Jr. or Michael Buffer utter those words when introducing a fighter? Why is it such a big deal to be undefeated as a fighter? On September 21st, 1955, at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, Rocky Marciano Kayoed Archie Moore. Marciano’s record at the time was 49-0-0. A few months later, Rocky decides to hang ’em up and 49-0-0 is the standard that remains to this day... The Zero Effect
Wed 10-Sep-2014
He is the boxing writer for the Wall Street Journal, as well as a trainer of both amateur and professional fighters. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He has authored several books and countless articles for periodicals (boxing and philosophy.) Please welcome Gordon Marino into the Doghouse... Gordon Marino Q&A: Floyd, Cotto, GGG, Pac
Tue 9-Sep-2014
It’s being officially recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records. According to the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, the highest Pay-per-view boxing match of all time is Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ’Canelo’ Alvarez... Guinness World Records Floyd-Canelo
Tue 9-Sep-2014
Nevada State Senator, Ruben Kihuena, Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and Oscar De La Hoya, Olympic Gold Medalist, 10-Time World Boxing Champion in six weight classes, 2014 International Boxing Hall of Famer and president and founder of Golden Boy Promotions... Vegas Strip's Oscar De La Hoya Day
Tue 9-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor): John Molina makes no bones about it. He likes to fight. Molina will be back in the ring on September 13 facing former two-division champion Humberto Soto. Four months ago, Molina, 31, engaged in what many called "the fight of the year," a knock-down, drag-out brawl with Lucas Matthysse. The battle was intense from the opening bell. Molina won the first round with aggression... John “The Warrior” Molina returns to face Humberto Soto
Sun 7-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti: Carl Frampton captured the IBF super bantamweight title by defeating defending champion Kiko Martinez by 12-round unanimous decision at a rocking... Frampton wins IBF super bantamweight championship
Sun 7-Sep-2014
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME): Former three-division champion Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) won a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision over upset-minded Emmanuel Taylor (18-3, 12 KOs) at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. Saturday night. The scores were 116-111 (twice) and 115-112. Maxboxing scored the fight 115-112 for Broner. Taylor came out aggressively in the opening rounds. It was obvious that he had spent some time... Broner has to work hard to defeat Taylor
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