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Mon 8-Feb-2016
By John J. Raspanti: Former undisputed super middleweight titleholder Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will face hard-hitting light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) March 26th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.Ward, 31, was last seen in the ring eight months ago dispatching over-matched Englishman Paul Smith in nine one-sided rounds. The bout was Ward’s first since early 2014, following an extended legal battle with his promoter, the late Dan Goossen. Ward was scheduled... Ward to meet Barrera March 26th in Oakland
Tue 2-Feb-2016
By John J. Raspanti: Light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev retained his IBF, WBO and WBA titles by bludgeoning former champion Jean Pascal into submission at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Saturday night. The end came when trainer Freddie Roach informed Pascal after round seven that he was calling it a night. Unlike his first go-around with Kovalev at the same arena ten months ago, which was stopped in round eight, Pascal didn’t complain. Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) floored P Kovalev stops Pascal after seven brutal rounds
Thu 28-Jan-2016
​By John J. Raspanti: On January 30th, Jean Pascal will meet Sergey Kovalev for the second time in a boxing ring. Last year Kovalev, the WBA, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titleholder, stopped former champion Pascal in Round eight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The call for a rematch was hardly deafening. Kovalev was comfortably ahead on the judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage. He floored Pascal for the first time in his career and hurt him on numerous occasions... Pascal rewarded with rematch against Kovalev, but will he regret it?
Mon 25-Jan-2016
By John J. Raspanti: Former junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia added the WBC welterweight championship to his resume by winning a hard-fought 12 round unanimous decision over former two-division champion Robert Guerrero at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Saturday night. All three judges scored the fight 116-112 for Garcia. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing also had Garcia winning by a 116-112 tallly. Guerrero, a southpaw, came out strongly in the opening stanza. He worked the body Garcia defeats Guerrero to win WBC title
Thu 21-Jan-2016
By John J. Raspanti Former two-division world champion Robert Guerrero is 32, considered young in just about every profession, except boxing. Two years ago, he fought the then pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, NV. The judges had Guerrero losing nine out of twelve rounds. The roughly three million dollars Guerrero pocketed likely helped to heal his wounds. Thirteen months later, Guerrero tangled with Yoshihiro Kamegai at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. Guerrero was... Does Robert Guerrero have enough left in the tank to defeat Danny Garcia?
Sun 17-Jan-2016
By John J. Raspanti: Out of the ring for over three years, former cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (27-2, 25 KOs) blitzed burly Mark De Mori (30-2-1, 26 KOs) in the opening stanza at a rocking O2 Arena in London, England Saturday night. The time was 2:11 seconds. In Round one, Haye, now trained by Sean McGuigan, started fast. He moved forward and stuck out his long jab. De Mori, a bare-chested bloke from Australia, looked to counter, but Haye’s hand speed... Haye returns with convincing knockout
Wed 13-Jan-2016
By John J. Raspanti: Picking a “Fighter of the Year” can be a thankless job--especially when, at first glance, there’s no clear-cut winner. This year, four candidates deserved consideration. Gennady Golovkin dominated Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr., and David Lemieuz in 2015. His consecutive knockout streak has now reached 21. Canelo Alvarez blitzed James Kirkland in eight minutes and out-pointed future Hall Of Famer Miguel Cotto. Floyd Mayweather finally faced Manny Pacquiao, and beat the P Maxboxing 2015 Fighter of the year: Roman Gonzalez
Mon 4-Jan-2016
By John J. Raspanti: Before they met in the ring last May, Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland talked knock out. The two punchers had iced 60 opponents between them. No one expected a dance. They expected a fight. They got it. Kirkland came out swinging--pushing the favored Alvarez into the ropes. He landed a couple of combinations. Alvarez covered up. He looked a little stunned, or maybe surprised. A minute later, Alvarez staggered the onrushing Kirkland with a stinging right hand... Maxboxing knockout of the year: Canelo Alvarez KO 3 James Kirkland
Sat 2-Jan-2016
By John J. Raspanti: Last August at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Marco Huck was on the cusp of defending his cruiserweight title for a record fourteenth consecutive time. And for 10 rounds, all three ringside judges had Huck leading gutsy Krzystof Glowacki by a combined seven points. Glowacki, though undefeated, wasn’t expected to give Huck much of a challenge. Things looked bleak for the Polish upstart when in Round six, a wide left hook brutally floored him. The fight was, Maxboxing Fight of the Year: Krzystof Glowacki stops Marco Huck
Tue 22-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Unbeaten heavyweight Luis Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) stopped high ranking former challenger Bryant Jennings (19-2, 10 KOs) in the seventh round Saturday night at the Turning Point Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Ortiz, a southpaw, went to work in the opening stanza. He cuffed his opponent with right hands. A right hook/uppercut hurt Jennings. Another big left caused his knees to buckle. Jennings looked shell-shocked but dug deep and rallied in round two... Statement received: Ortiz stops Jennings
Sun 20-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Crafty Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 14 KOs) captured the WBO middleweight title by boxing his way to a tactical 12 round majority decision over Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KOs) Saturday night at Hunts Bank in Manchester, England. Saunders almost stopped Lee in round three when he scored two knockdowns. The 10-7 scoring proved to be the difference on the judges scorecards. The scores were 113-113 a draw, 114-112 and 115-111 for the new champion. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing... Saunders floors Lee twice, wins 12 round majority decision
Thu 17-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Roy Jones Jr. is one of the greatest fighters who ever lived. He began his career in 1989. That’s 26 years ago for those with math issues. He scored 17 straight knockouts before winning the IBF middleweight championship from future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins. In 1994, Jones Jr. gave James Toney a boxing lesson over 12 rounds to win the super middleweight belt. Two years later, he captured Mike McCallium’s light heavyweight title. Not a bad career at this point... Memo to Roy Jones Jr.: Retire Before You Get Killed
Tue 15-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) was staggered for the first time in his career, but still managed to knock out rival Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) in the seventh round at the O2 Arena in London, England last Saturday night. Whyte gave the powerfully built Joshua extra motivation by reminding him over and over again of how he defeated him (2009) in an amateur bout. Joshua took it to Whyte in the opening stanza. He landed numerous hooks that staggered his The heavyweight division is alive: Joshua stops Whyte in slugfest
Fri 11-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Rising New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker remained undefeated by stopping towering Daniel Martz in the opening stanza Saturday night at the Cloudlands Arena in Hamilton, New Zealand. Martz (14-3-1, 11 KOs) glared at Parker during the pre-fight instructions. Standing a good three inches taller than the 6-foot-4 inch Parker, Martz was banking on his size making a difference. Maybe in basketball, but not boxing. Parker (17-0, 15 KOs) studied his opponent... Hard-punching Parker destroys Martz
Tue 8-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: As it turned out, the battle of Brooklyn wasn’t much of a skirmish as WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs stopped former WBO titleholder Peter Quillin 85 seconds into the opening stanza at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Saturday night. After a minute of feeling each other out, Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) connected with a straight right to Quillin’s temple. Quillin, who was floored by Andy Lee six months ago, felt the full impact of the blow... Daniel Jacobs right hand stops Peter Quillin
Fri 4-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Brooklynite and WBA ‘regular’ (what is that?) titleholder Daniel Jacobs put his title on the line this Saturday night against fellow Bronx boxer and former champion Peter Quillin at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) has won his last 10 fights in a row by knockout. He’s also something of a miracle man, having beaten life-threatening osteosarcoma in 2011. Last year he captured the middleweight championship by knocking out Jarrod Fletcher... Jacobs and Quillin fight for Brooklyn bragging rights
Tue 1-Dec-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Heavy underdog Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) captured the IBF, WBA, WBO, and Ring magazine titles by capturing a stunning unanimous decision over listless former champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) at the Espirit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany Saturday night. Scores were 115-112 (twice) and 116-111. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing tabbed Fury the winner by a 117-110 tally.... Fury upsets Klitschko in epic snooze fest
Fri 27-Nov-2015
By John J. Raspanti: When it was announced a few years ago that another "Rocky" film would be going into production, the groans from movie-goers could be heard from coast to coast. The cynicism was understandable. The "Rocky" franchise had officially ended on a positive note in 2006 with "Rocky Balboa"--a film that surprised critics by returning to its roots on the gritty streets of Philadelphia. Creator and star Sylvester Stallone gave the iconic character a great sendoff... Underdog "Creed" scores a KO
Wed 25-Nov-2015
In an exclusive interview, film director Ryan Coogler, whose film CREED opens on November 25, talks to John J. Raspanti of Doghouseboxing and Maxboxing.com about where the idea for a another Rocky film originated from... Director Ryan Coogler talks on CREED
Tue 24-Nov-2015
By John J. Raspanti: When Mike Jimenez was stopped by Jesse Hart on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout in Las Vegas, NV last May, he could have done what a lot of fighters do, disappear. Losing was something Jimenez had never experienced. At the time, his fight with Hart was the most important of his career. The loss was painful. “It (losing) definitely hurt my pride a little bit, but that was it,” Jimenez told this writer via email. “It was a learning experience for “Hollywood” Jimenez rebound shows his character
Sun 22-Nov-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) captured the vacant WBC middleweight title by winning a unanimous 12 round decision over former champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Saturday night. Alvarez is the first fighter from Mexico to win a middleweight belt. Scores were 117-111, 119-109 and 118-110 for Alvarez. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing had Alvarez winning by a... Size matters: Canelo wins hard-fought 12 round decision over Cotto
Tue 17-Nov-2015
By John J. Raspanti: There’s an old way of thinking that women weaken legs. No less an authority than Mickey Goldmill, the grouchy trainer of Rocky Balboa, espoused this thinking 38 years ago in the classic film Rocky. Surprisingly, Goldmill is not alone. Freddie Roach, whose fighter, Miguel Cotto, meets former champion Canelo Alvarez on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV., basically agrees women can be a distraction... Could legs be the difference for Alvarez and Cotto on November 21?
Fri 13-Nov-2015
By John J. Raspanti: In a span of 14 months, Arthur Abraham lost three out of four fights. What made the losses so troubling was the fact that Abraham was barely competitive in the matches. Five years ago at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan, Andre Dirrell was leading comfortably against Abraham when he slipped to the canvas in round 11. In a desperate move, Abraham felled Dirrell with an illegal blow--drawing an immediate disqualification. Eleven months after his defeat, Carl Froch... The nine lives of Arthur Abraham
Sun 8-Nov-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing.com): Would he box or slug? That was one of the questions going into tonight’s battle between WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and former world champion Brandon Rios. Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) did a little bit of both--eventually stopping Rios (33-3-1, 23 KOs) in round nine at the Thomas @ Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradley, 32, started quickly in the opening stanza. He moved side to side and fired... Bradley dominates from the opening bell, stops Rios in nine
Thu 5-Nov-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © Chris Farina, Top Rank): It took Vasyl Lomachenko all of three professional fights to win a world championship. Anybody who witnessed his amateur prowess wasn’t surprised. He compiled a mind-boggling record of 396-1—a defeat he later avenged. He also picked up two Olympic gold medals. Photo by © Chris Farina, Top Rank. Lomachenko is a whirling dervish in the ring. His hand and foot speed can be overwhelming to most of his opponents. When he fought then-undefeated... "Artist" Lomachenko back in the ring November 7
Fri 30-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Super middleweight champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will make his debut in the light heavyweight division when he faces Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs) November 21 on the undercard of the pay-per-view showdown between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, according to ESPN. Ward, 31, was last seen in the ring this past June, dispatching over-matched Englishmen Paul Smith in nine one-sided rounds. The fight was Ward’ Ward to fight Brand on November 21
Sun 25-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: A few months ago, I found myself wandering the hallways of what was once the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. It’s a church now, and when it gets real quiet, you’ll swear you can hear legendary ring announcer Jimmy Lennon saying, “Introducing on my right, the pride of San Pedro, wearing red velvet trunks with the gold stripe, the youngest man to win the lightweight title, the former light champion of the world, Mando Ramos!” That memory popped into... Book review: Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles by Gene Aquilera
Thu 22-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Sean Monaghan (26-0, 16 KOs) outworked Don George (25-5, 22 KOs) over 10 rounds to win a unanimous decision Friday night at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York. After splitting the first two rounds, George damaged his best weapon--his right hand. Over the next couple of rounds, Monaghan took advantage, nailing George with combinations to the body and head. George fought back bravely, firing his right while grimacing in pain... Monaghan wins 10-round unanimous decision over courageous George
Mon 19-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Once a prospect, but now a full-fledged contender, Manuel “Tino” Avila of Vacaville, CA. will be seeking consecutive victory number 19 when he steps into the ring Oct. 24 at The Cache Creek Casino near Sacramento, CA. Three months ago, Avila, 23, captured the NABF super bantamweight title by stopping former world title challenger Yoandris Salinas at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA. Normally a slow starter, Avila got off to a rip-roaring start in the opening Back in the ring on October 24, Avila could be fighting for a world title in 2016
Sun 18-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin added the IBF title to his resume by stopping game David Lemieux in round eight at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York City Saturday night. The knockout victory was the 21st in a row for the 33-year-old Golovkin. Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) showed patience in the opening stanza. He worked behind a stinging jab and added an occasional right hand. Conventional wisdom indicated that Lemieux’s only chance... Golovkin punishes Lemieux for eight rounds
Thu 15-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Stan Martyniouk believes he’s a pretty good fighter. Martyniouk won 85 matches as an amateur, eventually winning a bronze medal at the National Golden Gloves in 2007. Martyniouk turned professional soon after, winning his first 10 fights until being upset by Khadpehi Proctor at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. in 2010. Since his loss, Martyniouk, 30, has engaged in only four bouts, winning three of them. Martyniouk knows that level of inactivity won’t cut it... Stan “The Man” Martyniouk Wants To Prove His Worth
Mon 12-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: After an absence of 14 months, Don “Da Bomb” George returns to the squared circle on October 16 to face undefeated light heavyweight Sean Monghan. George, we’ll readily admit, he’s not the best boxer in the world, but he’ll say that nobody has a bigger heart. George is a warrior. He’ll take three punches to land one. He only knows one way to fight, and that’s aggressively. His right hand can explode off in an opponent’s chin—hence the nickname “Da Bomb.”... As always, Don “Da Bomb” George lays it on the line
Fri 9-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti: The third fight between Muhammad Ali and “Smokin” Joe Frazier, which took place a little over 40 years ago at the Araneta Coliseum in the Manila, Philippines wasn’t expected to be what it ultimately was—a battle of incredible will, skill, and determination. Their fight match on March 8, 1971 at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City, was aptly called “The Fight of the Century.” It lived up to its billing. Both men were undefeated. Frazier was recognized... A second look: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and the brutality of “The Thrilla in Manila”
Sun 4-Oct-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) withstood some powerful hooks from Lucas Matthysee (37-4, 35 KOs) to stop the favored Argentian in round 10 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Saturday night. Postol used his advantages in height and reach to stick Matthysee with numerous jabs in rounds one and two. Matthysee landed a left hook that knocked Postol back a few steps. A hard right hand also slammed into Postol’s side... Postol wins WBC crown by stopping Matthysee
Tue 29-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti: It’s sad to realize that one of the best fighters of the past century, Ezzard Charles, is mostly forgotten. Hollywood made movies about two of his opponents, one of whom he defeated. But Charles has never been the subject of a biography. Until now. Author William Dettloff’s impressively researched Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life is a hard-hitting, occasionally elegant, biography of one of the most misunderstood pugilists in boxing history. His book is easily the best boxing Ezzard Charles: A boxing life by William Dettloff
Sun 27-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti: WBA world super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 11 KOs) won a wide 12 round unanimous decision over gutsy hometown hero Frank Buglioni (17-2-1, 13 KOs) at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, England Saturday night. The scores were 120-106, 118-108 and 117-109. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing.com had Chudinov the easy winner by a 119-106 tally. Chudinov, who captured the WBA belt from Felix Strum last May, pressured Buglioni from the opening bell... Chudinov retains title by dominating Buglioni
Wed 23-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti: With the odds heavily against him, Frank Buglioni will attempt to the wrest the WBA super middleweight championship from unbeaten Fedor Chudinov on September 26 at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London, England. The two were originally scheduled to meet on July 24—until Chudinov suffered a broken nose during training camp. Extremely disappointed, Buglioni still fought that night, disposing of Fernando Castanada in five frames... Buglioni chases his dream
Sun 20-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): There’s a belief held in the boxing world that once a fighter wins a world championship, pride takes over and performance changes. Most boxers start with the dream of winning a world championship, a dream that only they, and perhaps a trusted trainer, believe in. Their goal is always the same. To be a champion. Not many reach their goal.The going is hard and arduous. Only the special ones eventually make their way to the Badou Jack: World Champion
Sun 13-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photos © German Villasenor) Five-time division world champion Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated by winning a wide 12-round decision over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night. The scores were 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108 for Mayweather. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing had Mayweather winning the fight by a 118-110 score. Mayweather, 38, who repeated after the fight that he’s now officially retired, took control... Mayweather dominates Berto over 12 rounds
Fri 11-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti (Photo © Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions): When they meet on September 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, newly-crowned WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack and challenger George Groves could be playing a game of "Who’s Got The Stronger Chin?" Jack was shockingly knocked out in the first round by journeyman Dereck Edwards last year—while Groves was laid out by Carl Froch before 80,000 rabid boxing fans at... A tale of two chins: Jack vs. Groves
Tue 8-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Jamie McDonnell made the first defense of his WBA bantamweight title a successful one by winning a questionable 12-round unanimous decision over Tamoki Kameda at the American Bank Centre in Corpus Christi, TX. Sunday afternoon. All three judges had McDonnell winning comfortably by scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 117-110. The decision did not please the ringside patrons. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing had Kameda the winner by a 114-113 tally... Jamie McDonnell wins debatable decision over Tamoki Kameda
Mon 7-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Former WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) pitched a 10-round shutout over veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (59-8, 51 KOs) at the American Bank Centre, in Corpus Christi, Tx. Sunday afternoon. All three judges had Dirrell winning by a 100-90 tally. The quicker Dirrell got off to a fast start in the opening stanza. He jabbed and landed a variety of strong punches to the body and head. Near the end of the round, Dirrell seemed to stun Rubio with three Dirrell returns with easy victory
Thu 3-Sep-2015
By John J. Raspanti: A week before the NFL takes over Sundays with a slew of season-opening games, professional boxing will feature the return of former WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell and a rematch between WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell and Tomoki Kameda. Michigan native Dirrell was last seen in the ring four months ago with a shocked look on his face. He’d lost his first professional fight to underdog Badou Jack, and relinquished his world title. But this is a guy A rare slice of Sunday boxing
Sun 30-Aug-2015
By John J. Raspanti: WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) proved that he belongs in the upper echelon of the featherweight division by winning an exciting 12-round majority decision over former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-2, 15 KOs) at a raucous Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Saturday night. Two judges scored the fight 117-111 for Santa Cruz, while the third saw a 114-114 draw. MaxBoxing and Doghouseboxing.com tabbed Santa Cruz the winner 115 Santa Cruz wins LA bragging rights by defeating Mares
Thu 27-Aug-2015
By John J. Raspanti: They met seven years ago in where else, a boxing gym in Southern California. Both were local products. The two Mexican Americans spared roughly 30 rounds for the next few days. Abner Mares was 22 at the time, Leo Santa Cruz two years younger. Neither will say who had the advantage. When the sparing was over, Mares figured he’d likely fight Santa Cruz again someday in a real fight. “I’ve always thought that when you’re in the gym training with someone around... Mares and Santa Cruz battle for LA bragging rights
Fri 21-Aug-2015
By John J. Raspanti: After disposing of little-known Italian Andrea Di Luisa in the fourth round last Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, CN., former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute shouted, “I’m back.” But is he? Bute, 35, hasn’t been the same fighter since being steamrolled by Carl Froch in May 2012. Froch not only beat the tar out of the transplanted Romanian, he took away his mojo. Immediately after the match, Bute talked rematch, but his words rung hollow, especially Bute returns after long layoff to stop Di Luisa
Mon 17-Aug-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Though undefeated, Krtsztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) was given little chance of upsetting defending WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-3-1, 26 KOs) last Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Things looked bleak for the challenger when he found himself on his back in round six, courtesy of a wide left hand. But Glowacki, a star in Poland but little known in the United States, was hardly finished. Five rounds later, Glowacki stopped Huck in round 11 to Behind on the scorecards, Glowacki upsets Huck
Wed 12-Aug-2015
By John J. Raspanti: New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker began perfecting his world class jab before he hit kindergarten. At the age of 3, he was popping his tiny knuckles into the palm of his father Dempsey, who just happened to be named after legendary heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. “I don’t remember a time when boxing was not a part of our family life,” Parker told Anson Wainwright of ringtv, “My father Dempsey had always loved boxing and we would always watch the boxing fights on... How good is heavyweight prospect Parker?
Mon 10-Aug-2015
By John J. Raspanti: Middleweight prospect Ievgen Khytrov (11-0, 10 KOs) rallied to stop upset-minded Nick Brinson (17-4-2, 7 KOs) in the final round last night at Bally’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Brinson, 29, a loser in two of his last three bouts had something to prove. He reunited with his former trainer and got himself in tip-top condition. Khytrov, 26, the 2011 World Amateur Champion and 2012 Olympian, was last seen going the distance for the first time in his professional career... Khytrov comes from way back to stop Brinson
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