By Ryan Donald Miguel Cotto is headed towards the twilight of his successful career. The 36-year old boxer has a hall of fame career with his 40-5 record. It is fight #46 that is now getting attention, which after rumor after rumor, will not be fought in 2016 after all. … [Read more...] about Miguel Cotto Will Not Fight In 2016
By H. Davis Boxing is, without a doubt, a tough and physical sport that’s for sure. It’s a sport that requires both respect, and discipline; which could be the reason why it’s used as a metaphor for life so often. You get knocked down, but you get back up and continue to fight. The problem is, however, gaining respect from your opponents and viewers is always easier said … [Read more...] about Lace Em Up: Raising Awareness in Boxing
By Tom Terzulli Excitement and interest were hard to come by going into the Nathan Cleverly vs. Jurgen Brähmer bout for the German’s WBA “world” light heavyweight title on Saturday night. Brähmer had been undefeated since 2009, but had yet to fight anyone of significance. While Cleverly, the one time WBO title holder, had hit a wall after getting destroyed by Sergey Kovalev … [Read more...] about Cleverly-Brähmer: A Good Fight with an Anticlimactic Finish
By Larry Limcangco Whenever I hear Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao introduced as Senator it makes me cringe. This is a man who signed two contracts causing rival promoters to go to court over his rights, failed to publicly acknowledge an injury to postpone the biggest fight in boxing history against Floyd Mayweather just so he could collect over $100 million dollars. He is … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao The Hypocrite. A Former Drug Addict Who Supports Duterte’s Deadly War On Drugs
By Tom Terzulli When watching Willie Monroe Jr’s snooze-fest decision victory over Gabriel Rosado Saturday night, I couldn't help but recall the dozens of disappointing fights courtesy of the now retired Floyd “Money” Mayweather. … [Read more...] about Willie Monroe Jr is Cut from the Same Cloth as Mayweather, and Thats Not a Good Thing
By Chuy Marco Canelo Alvarez disposed of Liam Smith in the 9th round via body shot KO. He fought and beat a legit junior middleweight champion and took his WBO belt on Saturday night at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in front of a loud packed house of 50,000 fans in attendance. … [Read more...] about Brook Exposed Golovkin, Canelo Can Beat Him
By Tom Terzulli No one in the boxing world believed English upstart Kell Brook would defeat Gennady Golovkin in their Middleweight title fight on Saturday. He was looked at as another road block in the way of a marquee match-up with Andre Ward or Canelo Alvarez. And of course he didn't win, after his trainer Dominic Ingle threw in the towel in 5th round. What he did do … [Read more...] about Even In Defeat, Kell Brook Shows Something Against GGG
There has long been a war between boxing and MMA, with both sports at one point or another claiming they are the best. Although there are similarities, the two are also completely different. Professionals for both sports have clashed over time, fighters have half-heartedly challenged pros from different fighting categories. Comparing the sports from the outside might seem easy, … [Read more...] about Boxing vs MMA: Which Sport Is Tougher?
By Ludwig O. Daza The truism that you have to remove a Filipino from his native land to excel can also be true to boxing. Filipino professionals abroad are known to excel in their own field of expertise, especially nurses. Similarly, Filipino boxers only become good boxers when exposed to training regimen abroad with foreign coaches. … [Read more...] about What Is Ailing The Philippines Amateur Boxing?
Heavyweight boxing has never been better than it is at the moment. Along with fierce giants of men, there are some great technical boxers out there with talent and skill. Currently the division is hugely competitive, possibly the most competitive it has been for the past 20 years. There has been so much talent and arrogance shown in the ring, that even some of the old pros like … [Read more...] about Greatest Heavyweight Boxers Of All Time
Barry McGuigan in his own right is a boxing legend. He managed a mightily impressive 32 wins in 35 matches, with 28 coming by Knock out. He was an animal in his hay day and seems like the perfect coach for Carl Frampton. Irishman Frampton is already a terrific boxer. He is technically very gifted, as well as having the tenacity to take the match to his opponents. But with … [Read more...] about Barry McGuigan: Will He Be Able To Take Carl Frampton To The Next Level?
By Freddy Fresco Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas is official for November and it has the chance of being one of those back and forth Fight of the Year type bouts. The old lion versus the young lion. The fight is a great scrap due to the style match up and I give the newly crowned WBO welterweight champion a real good shot at beating the aging legend. … [Read more...] about Jessie Vargas has a real chance to beat Manny Pacquiao