MaxBoxing
Crave Online

SPORTS  >  MAXBOXING

MaxTV Podcasts Fight Schedule Radio Todays Press Message Boards
Login
 
Max Analysis
John Raspanti
Radio Rahim
Radio Rahimn's Interviews Radio Rahim's Facebook Radio Rahim's Google+ Radio Rahim's Website email Radio Rahim
Talkin Boxing With Billy C Live
Talkin Boxing with Billy C on YouTube

LUIS CORTES

Luis Cortes Archive

ALEC KOHUT

Alec Kohut Archive

MARTY MULCAHEY

Marty Mulcahey Archive

ALLAN SCOTTO

Allan Scotto Archive

STEPHEN TOBEY

Stephen Tobey Archive

GERMAN VILLASENOR

German Villasenor Archive

ANSON WAINWRIGHT

Anson Wainwright Archive

MATTHEW PARAS

Matthew Paras Archive

DANIEL KRAVETZ

Daniel Kravetz Archive

JASON GONZALEZ

Jason Gonzalez Archive
Espinoza Boxing Club

RECENT TOPICS ON THE MAXBOXING FORUMS















Coyote Duran
Features Articles
Thu 28-May-2015
By Allan Scotto: Happy Thursday 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; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – May 28th, 2015
Wed 27-May-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Of all the books written on legendary former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, none have been able to give the boxing fan an account of Johnson’s early fights from varying points of view. Until now. Adam Pollack’s seventh book, In the Ring with Jack Johnson, Part 1: The Rise is a not only a richly detailed narrative of Johnson’s early career, but a history lesson of the times. Pollack is also able to peek inside the psyche of Johnson—revealing an ambitious and dedicated... The rise of Jack Johnson
Mon 25-May-2015
By John J. Raspanti: James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) became the first British Olympic gold medalist to capture a world championship by winning a 12 round unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) Saturday afternoon at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. The scores were 114-112 (twice) and 117-109 for the new champion. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing also had DeGale winning the fight by a 114-112 tally... DeGale floors Dirrell twice, wins IBF world title
Fri 22-May-2015
By John J. Raspanti: When he stepped through the ropes last Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, CA., Roman Gonzalez was still something of a mystery. Though undefeated in 42 fights, with 36 knockouts, the native of Managua, Nicaragua’s career was more “Invisible Man" than the "Incredible Hulk". His fight against former light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa would be only his fourth in the United States. It was being televised on HBO Championship Boxing--as the lead in for middleweight A force to be reckoned with: "Chocolatito" Gonzalez
Wed 20-May-2015
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 you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): Well, to no one’s surprise, Gennady Golovkin made short work of Willie Monroe. But, he did get hit quite a bit on his way to victory... The Barbershop – May 21, 2015
Tue 19-May-2015
By Jason Petock (Photo © Esther Lin / SHOWTIME): Boxing writers, "experts," pundits, journalists, bloggers or whatever else they are calling themselves these days really ate their words when considering and even contemplating the recent fiasco between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The main players are familiars so I’m not adding the colorful nicknames or records even at this point. We all know who they are. And we also know what a mess fans were subjected to on that PPV... The 48th Farce - When Boxing Sells Itself Short
Fri 15-May-2015
By Allan Scotto: “I am down, but I am far from over!” So goes a line from the chorus of Frank Stallone’s number one smash appropriately entitled, “Far From Over.” Well, in today’s world of boxing, one might think that Stallone was singing about Chris Algieri, who is scheduled to fight Amir Khan on May 29th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. On social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other forms of mass communication out there, it almost seems that Chris Algieri... “FAR FROM OVER”
Thu 14-May-2015
Compiled by 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. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission... Ask Gerry Cooney – May 14th, 2015
Tue 12-May-2015
By John J. Raspanti: A hush fell over the crowd as the man with the white mustache made his way into the bar. As he stopped near a table, with his wife at his side, a group of admirers crowded around him, eager to shake his hand and take a snapshot. He obliged. I couldn’t help myself either. I had wanted to meet Danny Lopez for years. His wife, Bonnie, was kind enough to take a picture of us. I’ll cherish it forever... Mingling with pugilistic legends: The West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame
Sun 10-May-2015
By John J. Raspanti Photo © Ed Mulholland, Golden Boy via Getty Images: All it took was a little over eight minutes, but man was it fun getting there. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) brutally knocked out James “The Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) in round three at the Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, TX Saturday night, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. As expected, Kirkland, a southpaw, took it to Alvarez seconds into the match. He pushed the redhead into the ropes and landed Alvarez ices Kirkland in explosive battle
Fri 8-May-2015
By John J. Raspanti: It’s easy to forget that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who meets heavy-handed James Kirkland this Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, is only 24 years old. But, in a sense, he’s a veteran since he was 15 when he started boxing. Alvarez sports a gaudy record of 44 wins and one defeat. That loss was to the best fighter of his generation, Floyd Mayweather. Kirkland is a powerful southpaw with 28 knockouts in his 31 wins. The only blemish on his record came a Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous James Kirkland May 9
Thu 30-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: A boxing career is all about moving forward. A setback can be devastating, especially nowadays when one loss can seriously damage a fighter’ aspirations. On April 30, at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA, Mercito Gesta (28-1, 16 KOs) will meet Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) in what is arguably the most important fight of their respective careers. A glance at Gesta’s record shows a bid for lightweight championship honors in 2012. It would be easy to consider that Gesta and Molina meet at the crossroads
Wed 29-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Each day the “Fight of the 21stCentury” between undefeated Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao inches closer. The bout has been talked about for over five years. On social media, fans argue 24-7 on who’s going to win. They discuss possible scenarios. Many of the discussions turn personal and nasty. Since the fight was announced, Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and Pacquiao (56-5, 38 KOs) have also been debating the finer points of their match. That makes sense. They’re Mayweather and Pacquiao play point, counter point
Fri 24-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: A few weeks ago at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IND, undefeated super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez tasted the canvas for the second time in his undefeated boxing career. Normally this would be bad thing, but Jimenez turned a potential disaster into a positive. In the first round, Jimenez was mixing it up with heavy-handed journeyman Kevin Engel. But something was missing. He didn’t feel sharp. He was doing pretty well until a straight right dropped him. He was Down but not out, Mike Jimenez rises to face his toughest test
Mon 20-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: In an old fashioned brawl, Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) survived some rocky moments to win a 12 round majority decision over super tough Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) at the Turning Stone and Casino in Verona, New York. The scores were 114-114 and 115-113 (twice) for Matthysse. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing judged Matthysse the winner by a 115-113 tally... Matthysse edges Provodnikov in thrilling 12 rounder
Wed 15-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Lucas Matthysee has knocked out 34 of 36 opponents. Ruslan Provodnikov has scored 17 knockouts in his 24 wins. Former champions Matthysee and Provodnikov will meet this Saturday night at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, in one of the most eagerly anticipated matches this year. Both men are looking forward to testing themselves against each other... Matthysee and Provodnikov prepare to go to war
Mon 13-Apr-2015
By Jason Gonzalez: Brooklyn, NY - The highly anticipated matchup between unified junior welterweight champion (WBA/WBC) Danny “Swift” Garcia, 30-0, (17) and IBF title holder Lamont Peterson, 33-3-1, (17) should have been a fight that saw one undisputed champion. It should have been a scrap in which the victor would have claimed supremacy at 140 pounds. But instead fight fans alike had to settle for a non-title bout that was fought at a catch weight of 143 pounds... Garcia vs. Broner next? Lee-Quillin split draw, rematch?
Sun 12-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Current WBC and WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia captured a razor-thin split decision over former IBF titleholder Lamont Peterson at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday night. The scores were 114-114 (a draw) and 115-113 (twice) for Garcia. MaxBoxing and DoghouseBoxing had Garcia the winner by a tally of 115-113. The fight was contested at a catchweight of 143-pounds. Garcia made no attempt to get down to the junior welterweight limit of 140 Garcia edges Peterson in compelling 12 rounder
Thu 9-Apr-2015
Allan Scotto: Happy Thursday 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 – April 9th, 2015
Thu 9-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Andy Lee will make the first defense of his WBO middleweight championship this Saturday against former champion Peter Quillin at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) captured the title by stopping favored Matt Korobov last year. The thirty-year almost didn’t make it to his match with Korobov. In June, Lee was floored in the first round by heavy-handed John Jackson. He survived to flatten Jackson with one punch in round five... Lee and his counter right look to derail Quillin
Mon 6-Apr-2015
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 – April 6, 2015
Mon 6-Apr-2015
John J. Raspanti: Stan “The Man” Martyniouk believes he’s a pretty good fighter. His record of 13 wins in 15 bouts bears that out... Training with Pacquiao was great, but Martyniouk wants a real fight
Mon 6-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson successfully defended his belt for the fifth time Saturday afternoon by winning a 12 unanimous decision over rugged Sakio Bika at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. The scores were 115-111, 116-110 and 115-110. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing.com had Stevenson winning the fight by a 119-108 tally. In round one, Stevenson, a southpaw, moved slightly and established his jab... Stevenson pounds Bika to retain WBC title
Thu 2-Apr-2015
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. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman... Ask Gerry Cooney – April 2nd 2015
Wed 1-Apr-2015
By John J. Raspanti: It pains me to read that former “blood and guts warrior” Matthew Saad Muhammad lies in a Philadelphia cemetery without a headstone. Saad Muhammad died last year at the age of 59. The cause of death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s not surprising that in the end, his huge heart was stronger than his body. Saad Muhammad was dropped off at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia in 1958... Matthew Saad Muhammad lies in an unmarked grave
Fri 27-Mar-2015
By John J. Raspanti: The boxer versus the slugger. It’s a cliché, but in this case it’s accurate. Jhonny Gonzalez (the slugger) defends his WBC world featherweight title against Gary Russell Jr. (the boxer) this Saturday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The styles of the two fighters is potentially the most interesting aspect of their bout. Russell Jr., 26, is all about speed. He’s loaded with it, but as he found out against Vasyl Lomachenko, speed can take you only so far. Opposites attract: Gonzalez meets Russell Jr.
Thu 26-Mar-2015
By Allan Scotto: Happy Thursday 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; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): Rumors are swirling on the Internet that Floyd Mayweather Jr. was dropped to one knee after a vicious body... The Barbershop – March 26th, 2015
Tue 24-Mar-2015
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. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,”... Ask Gerry Cooney – March 24th 2015
Fri 20-Mar-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Tonight on FOX 1 Sports and Fox Deportes, perennial contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) will battle Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California. Competing in the hit TV show "The Contender" 11 years ago brought Gomez fame, if not fortune. Gomez was one of 16 contestants vying for a million dollars. By the end of the tournament he was ranked third, not bad for a guy who some thought wouldn’t make it out of the first Gomez and Kamegai set for potential barn burner on Fox Sports 1
Wed 18-Mar-2015
By Jason Gonzalez at ringside (Photo © David Spagnolo, Main Events): Montréal, QC - Returning to the squared circle, just 4 months removed from the biggest victory of his career, the unified (WBO, WBA, and IBF) light heavyweight champion, Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev, of Chelyabinsk, Russia was back to his winning ways. The 31-year-old improved to 27-0-1, (24) further tightening his grip on the 175 pound division. Kovalev scored a sensational eighth round technical knockout over former... The Russian keeps on Krush'in
Sun 15-Mar-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © David Spagnolo, Main Events): IBF, WBA and WBO champion Sergey Kovalev continued his march through the light heavyweight division by stopping former WBC titleholder Jean Pascal in round eight Saturday night at a rocking Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The opening stanza revealed the differences in styles between the two fighters. Pascal is a boxer in an unorthodox way. Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) can flat out punch. Pascal (29-3, 17 KOs) shot his jab and Sergey Kovalev stops Jean Pascal in exciting slugfest
Fri 13-Mar-2015
By Jason Pribila (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Premier Boxing Champions brought their brand to network television on Saturday Night, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This marked the first time that boxing aired in primetime on NBC since Larry Holmes defended his heavyweight title against Carl “The Truth” Williams. Manager, Al Haymon, is investing his own money to showcase his fighters in front of the largest possible audience. He bought the time on NBC with hopes that the series.. A Look At Boxing’s Return To Free TV
Thu 12-Mar-2015
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 – March 12th, 2015
Thu 12-Mar-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): In a sense, I hate my headline. When Al Hayman announced the debut of a series of high-profile fights on national television, I was thrilled. Boxing and TV have had a relationship with each other for over sixty years. On September 23, 1952, the Gillette Safety Razor Company presented the Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott on NBC. Sugar Ray Robinson, Archie Moore, Willie Pep, and Rocky Graziano all appeared on Gillette’s F Thurman and Guerrero save PBC from being average
Mon 9-Mar-2015
By Derek Bonnett: For once, I am very glad to be wrong. Going into Amnat Ruenroeng’s defense of the IBF flyweight title against Zou Shiming, I did not see much hope for the champion retaining his title in Macao, China. For some time now, I have been proclaiming the Chinese boxing celebrity as "Too Big To Fail" spoofing the economic theory that some financial institutions need government bailouts to avoid crumbling and thus causing even greater repercussions to the entire system at large... On the Move: MaxBoxing World Rankings 3-9-15
Fri 6-Mar-2015
By John J. Raspanti: For the past forty years, Jose Sulaiman was the man a top of the World Boxing Council (WBC). In his position as president, he often stirred up controversy. But he also worked, often behind the scenes, to improve the sport of boxing. After his death last January, Jose’s son Mauricio was elected to replace him. One of his priorities in his new post is to continue his father’s efforts in improving ring safety. The senior Sulaiman’s tenure was a mixed bag of WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman works for change
Thu 5-Mar-2015
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 – March 5th, 2015
Thu 5-Mar-2015
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 – March 5th 2015
Thu 5-Mar-2015
By John J. Raspanti: With the deck appearing to be stacked hopelessly against her, Melissa McMorrow (10-5-3, 1 KO) regained the WBO flyweight title by winning a split decision over a shocked Kenia Enriguez (13-1, 6 KOs) at the Centro De Convenciones in Baja California, Mexico last Saturday night. McMorrow entered the contest not only facing an undefeated fighter in her hometown, but also being on the losing end of two dubious decisions in Mexico. McMorrow, the shorter boxer by a few inches... Redemption for McMorrow as she regains WBO belt
Mon 2-Mar-2015
By Benny Henderson Jr.: Robert Guerrero will face Keith Thurman in the co-main event of the debut Premier Boxing Champions on NBC broadcast on March 7. In this exclusive interview, conducted by our very own "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr., "The Ghost" Guerrero steps back into the Dog House... "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr.: Robert, once again thank you for stepping into the Doghouse. You have a big fight coming up on NBC March 7th against an undefeated Keith Thurman. Give the readers your thoughts Robert Guerrero: "You better bring your hard hat Mr. Thurman!"
Fri 27-Feb-2015
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 – February 27th 2015
Fri 27-Feb-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Mighty Melissa McMorrow will return to the scene of the crime February 28 to face WBO titleholder Kenia Enriqeez (13-0, 6 KOs) at the Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, in Baja California, Mexico. McMorrow, 33, who held the title for two years before being forced to vacate it due to promotional issues, will be fighting in Mexico for the third consecutive time. Last year, McMorrow (9-5-3, 1 KO) was on the short end of two dubious decisions. The fights were close... Can McMorrow get a fair decision in Mexico?
Tue 24-Feb-2015
By John J. Raspanti: After years of trash talk and excuses, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally meet in the ring May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., Mayweather said last Friday. Mayweather took to the social-media app called "Shots" to announce the fight was official. With a photo of the signed contract in the background, Mayweather wrote, "What the world has been waiting for has arrived. "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal."... They both said yes: Mayweather to fight Pacquiao May 2 in Vegas
Mon 23-Feb-2015
By John J. Raspanti: WBO super middleweight titleholder Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) defeated Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) for the second time in five months Saturday night, but this time more clearly at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany. All three judges had Abraham winning the rematch comfortably by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 117-111. ... Abraham leaves no doubt in return match with Smith
Sun 22-Feb-2015
Tons of boxing newslinkslisted for this date. Check them all out.... Today's Full Boxing news Wire - Feb 22
Sun 22-Feb-2015
Boxing rematch for the world’s biggest sports event? Manny Pacquiao doesn’t need no stinking rematch clause against Floyd Mayweather Jr. because as far as his promoter Bob Arum is concerned, Pacquiao is going to win... Arum on why no rematch clause for Pac
Sun 22-Feb-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © Christian Kuechl): WBA middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin retained his title Saturday night by stopping courageous challenger Martin Murray in round 11 at the Salle des Etoile Arena in Monte Carlo. The knockout victory was the 19th consecutive for Golovkin, who also defended his middleweight crown for the 13th time. Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) started slowly in the opening stanza. He laid-back and let Murray (29-2, 12 KOs) throw a number of punches. Golovkin Golovkin knockout streak hits 19 with stoppage of Murray
Sat 21-Feb-2015
PITTSBURGH, PA. (Feb. 21, 2015) – Sammy Vasquez put on a show for his hometown fans in Pittsburgh, winning a near-shutout 10-round unanimous decision (99-91 twice, 100-90) over Emmanuel Lartey in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday from CONSUL Energy Center. Vasquez (18-0, 13 KOs) entered the bout seeking his 10th consecutive knockout against an opponent who hadn’t been knocked down before and had been in the ring with two U.S. Olympians. The military veteran... Vasquez dominates Lartey
Thu 19-Feb-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Heavyweight David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) will be in search of his fourth consecutive win this Saturday when he faces virtual unknown Irineu Beato Costa Jr. (16-2, 14 KOs) at the O2 Arena in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany. Price, 31, has been sidelined for nine months due to injuries to his hand and his bicep. His fight with Costa Jr. is on the undercard of the Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith rematch. An impressive performance is paramount for Price’s future... Giant heavyweight Price returns to the ring Feb. 21
Tue 17-Feb-2015
Compiled by 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. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon... Ask Gerry Cooney – February 18th 2015
Subscribe to feed Subscribe to feed More Articles

© 2010 MaxBoxing UK Ltd