By: Sergio L. Martinez For those of us fortunate enough to have witnessed the first incarnation of Juan Diaz, then we remember this: he was a young, affable, passionate kid with a great smile and incredible humility. He often spoke of an exit plan that would culminate in him leaving …Read More »
Manny Pacquiao to have the greatest comeback ever?
By Kirk Jackson Flashback to 2012, Manny Pacquiao along with Floyd Mayweather, was standing atop boxing’s landscape as the best fighter in sport. Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Leading into the year, he had come of a victory over faded future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley and he scored majority decision …Read More »
Enough with the Pacquiao-Mayweather Nonsense Already!
By: Sergio L. Martinez Why is everyone outside of devout Pac fans still so hung-up on this fight? I get that, prior to Pac-Man’s pancaking courtesy of a perfectly landed Marquez right-hand counter shot, Pacquiao-Mayweather was the best fight out there, but how can this fight still hold that much …Read More »
“Solo Boxeo” Boxing Results: Sonoma, Tso, and Murata Victorious in Macau
By: Sergio L. Martinez A special “Solo Boxeo” from Macao, China featured bouts from the “Fists of Gold” undercard boxing event promoted by Top Rank. The televised fights showcased the promotional giant’s younger and relatively unknown stable of fighters. There was plenty of excitement and potential on exhibition. The opening …Read More »
UFC 170 Results: Ronda Rousey Retains Title with 1st Rd TKO over Sara McMann
By Jaime C. Feal Ronda Rousey finally got a win by something other than armbar. Show casing some new striking skills, the Women’s Bantamweight champ finished her challenger with a brutal left knee to the liver. Rousey retains her title, and looks to be improving her striking offense, while still …Read More »
Zou Shiming: Can He Succeed Outside Of Asia?
By Sean Crose Zou Shiming is very popular in his homeland of China. He’s also a two time Olympic gold medal winner. In other words, he’s got real potential to be an international superstar…at least on paper. Truth be told, though, Shiming has failed to impress since he debuted as …Read More »
HBO 2 Boxing Results: Shiming Stops Kokietgym, Vazquez Coasts by Shafikov
By: William Holmes HBO 2’s Boxing Card was broadcast this afternoon from Venetian Macau in China; Asia’s equivalent of America’s fight capital of Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Freddie Roach trained and two time Olympic Gold Medalist Zou Shiming (3-0) opened up the televised portion of the card …Read More »
ShoBox Results: Frank Lundy and Imam Prevail
By Tyson Bruce Cleveland, Ohio- Shobox is a program designed to match talented prospects against fellow up and comers or in step up fights. Boxing, unlike other major sports, does not have a farm system or minor leagues to nurture young talent for the big leagues, so Shobox is an …Read More »
ESPN FNF Results: The Boxcino Lightweight Tournament First Round Entertains
By: William Holmes The quarterfinals of the heavily hyped boxcino lightweight tournament began today on ESPN Friday Night Fights in Laughlin, Nevada. Tournaments have previously helped churn out future stars in boxing such as Andre Ward and Acelino Freitas. Over the next few months ESPN will be televising a lightweight …Read More »
UFC 170 Preview: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann
By Jaime C. Feal The women take center stage at UFC 170 in Las Vegas, as Ronda Rousey once again puts her Bantamweight title on the line, this time against undefeated challenger Sara McMann, who is also a former Olympic medalist like Rousey. The co-main event is a disappointing and …Read More »