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Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays

Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays

By: Miguel Iturrate Oct 15 2017

Super Welterweight Showcase Results From Barclays - The Premier Boxing Champions put on a terrific night of fights at the Barclays Center Saturday night as the 154 lbers took center stage. WBA "super world" champion Erislandy Lara faced off against undefeated American Terrell Gausha in the final bout of the evening. The 34-year-old Lara has held the title for a long time but he was in need of a...

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

By: The Sweet Science Oct 14 2017

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are former sparring partners who engaged in one of the best fights in recent years, a lusty 12-round battle at LA’s Staples Center in August of 2015 that was decided in favor of Santa Cruz by a majority decision. That fight begged for a rematch and it will likely materialize in March of next year. The SoCal rivals won their respective bouts as expected on Saturday ...

WBSS Results From Wembley – Groves Stops Cox

WBSS Results From Wembley – Groves Stops Cox

By: Miguel Iturrate Oct 14 2017

Groves Stops Cox - London's Wembley Arena hosted George Groves vs Jamie Cox on Saturday, the third World Boxing Super Series 168-pound tournament quarterfinal. A packed Wembley Arena greeted both men as they entered the ring to an impressive light show. Cox came out putting serious pressure on Groves, who stayed calm under fire and fired back. Cox, shorter and stockier, seemed up to the task as...

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

Two Impressive Knockouts at Fantasy Springs

By: The Sweet Science Oct 14 2017

Venezuela’s Ismael Barroso, a 34-year-old veteran, proved to be too strong and too tough for Albuquerque’s Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a battle of southpaws on Friday night at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA. Barroso knocked Maldonado down with a left to the jaw in the third round and then ended the junior welterweight contest in the sixth with a wicked left to the liver. Barroso, a former interim ...

Gausha Is Erislandy Lara’s Last Chance to Woo Fans

Gausha Is Erislandy Lara’s Last Chance to Woo Fans

By: Frank Lotierzo Oct 12 2017

He's a versatile and accomplished fighter who has only suffered two setbacks in 28 pro bouts. One was extremely close against a super star fighter, Canelo Alvarez, and the other was such a terrible decision that the judges who scored the fight for his opponent, Paul Williams, were suspended indefinitely. And to his chagrin, he's been avoided by some of the big name fighters in his division since t...

Texicans, Mexicans and More at Fantasy Springs

Texicans, Mexicans and More at Fantasy Springs

By: David A. Avila Oct 12 2017

Deep in the desert region of Southern California a couple of guys from Dallas have made a temporary home in Indio. One of those Texans, Francisco Javier Martinez (3-0), enters the boxing ring in a six round featherweight clash against Mexico City’s Ricardo Arias (1-1-1) at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif on Friday. The Golden Boy Promotions card will be televised by ESPN. Martinez (...

R.I.P. Former World Middleweight Champ Terry Downes

R.I.P. Former World Middleweight Champ Terry Downes

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 12 2017

It has come to light that Terry Downes died last Friday, Oct. 6, in the London suburb of Watford at age 81. At the time of his death, he was England’s oldest surviving world champion. Downes finished his career with a record of 35-9 with 28 KOs. Most of his losses were stoppages that resulted from cuts. He is best remembered for his bloody three-fight series with Paul Pender. Downes won the m...

Saquon Barkley Might Surpass Athletic Feats of Great-Uncle Iran Barkley

Saquon Barkley Might Surpass Athletic Feats of Great-Uncle Iran Barkley

By: Bernard Fernandez Oct 11 2017

The All-America junior tailback for the Penn State Nittany Lions, strong and swift at 5-foot-11 and a chiseled 229 pounds, is a force to be reckoned with when he runs inside the tackles, gaining impressive yardage after first contact and occasionally taking it all the way to the end zone if he finds a bit of open space. He is no less impressive when he goes wide, where his 4.38 speed in the 40-yar...

The Boxer that had the Most Charisma? Ali in a Romp but Not Unanimous

The Boxer that had the Most Charisma? Ali in a Romp but Not Unanimous

By: Ted Sares Oct 10 2017

In previous surveys, we asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing book, favorite fighter, favorite fight, and favorite round. This survey asks respondents to name the boxer -- living or dead -- that had the most charisma. In common with the previous surveys, the contributors are listed alphabetically and I get to weigh in first. My choice is Max Baer. Baer mixed ring theatrics...

From Boxer to Puncher: The Evolution of Jermell Charlo

From Boxer to Puncher: The Evolution of Jermell Charlo

By: Kelsey McCarson Oct 10 2017

Jermell Charlo doesn’t have to carry his gym bag anymore. He’s got someone on payroll for that now, though judging by how the fighter looks today, you’d never guess he skips lifting anything. Charlo didn’t always amalgamate the musculature of a brawler with the tenacity of a Tasmanian devil.  Instead, the soft-spoken, athletic fighter was lean, not particularly mean and light as a feat...