Judges Bungle Lopez-Loma Scorecards

By Robert Ecksel on October 19, 2020

Even Top Rank's Terence Crawford thought the judging sucked. (Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

It's illogical to believe boxing’s consistently poor judging is an accident. If poor judging was simply a matter of indifference, it would have been corrected long ago by the powers that be. But why tinker with that which leads to self-enrichment... READ MORE

Tonight's the Night: Lomachenko vs. Lopez

October 17, 2020

“A lot of people talking about Teofimo Lopez. Who is this guy? He never fought any top fighters. Now he’s a world champion. Welcome to my club…”

Lopez Upsets Lomachenko for Undisputed Title

October 17, 2020

Loma wasn’t able to fully utilize his beautiful footwork and dance around Lopez as he normally does against his opponents; instead, he turned up the dog…

Judges Bungle Lopez-Loma Scorecards

October 18, 2020

Distinguishing good from bad, right from wrong, fact from fiction, truth from lies, might impinge on self-interest, which would be a pity, especially if that’s all there is…

KO, or Not KO, that is the question 

October 12, 2020

Many shot fighters say they can make a comeback, that they have been reborn and renewed. Flores is hardly a shot fighter. He is more a throwback fighter...

The Basement Banger

October 13, 2020

“It was a sign. I left college sold everything I had, and moved to Los Angeles. I would stay in boxing and I would become a champion…”

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Loma vs. Lopez Preview

October 14, 2020

ESPN is giving the fight the star treatment it deserves. Check out Parts 1 and 2 of Blood, Sweat and Tears before tuning in to Saturday’s pick ‘em title bout…

Beautiful Boxing

October 15, 2020

At the fights she glides to her seat like an apparition of Athena, goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare. Athena is often depicted with a helmet and a spear…

Joshua vs. Pulev on December 12

October 17, 2020

Pulev’s only loss was by knockout to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014, just before Dr. K formally commenced his slide. But Pulev has won eight fights since then…

Television Exposure Does a Fighter Good

October 9, 2020

Heavy bags hang like bats from the ceiling accompanied by four round body bags dangling as if from two enormous bulls...

Benavidez Back on Track

October 9, 2020

“When I started boxing I used the ropes a lot. Being there came naturally to me. I learned how to swing back to the center whenever I liked…”

Zepeda KOs Baranchyk in Dogfight

October 3, 2020

Two-time world challenger Jose Zepeda flattened former IBF junior welterweight champion Ivan Baranchyk at 2:50 of round five in a scheduled 10-rounder…

Conwell Impresses in ShoBox Stoppage Win

October 7, 2020

Charles Conwell got the better of the action thanks to his superior defense, very good foot positioning, and educated inside game…

Mike Tyson vs. Trevor Berbick

October 3, 2020

Thirty-two-year-old Berbick was 31-4-1. Twenty-year-old Tyson was 27-0 and a 3-to-1 favorite. Much was expected from the heavy-handed bomber from Brooklyn. …

Results from Part 1 of Charlo Doubleheader PPV

September 26, 2020

Derevyanchenko began to take too many punches in the early rounds. By the fourth, he looked like he was being worn down…

Charlo Twins Hit Pay-Per-View Tonight

September 26, 2020

It remains to be seen if the first major pandemic pay-per-view raises Jermall and Jermell Charlo's visibility and stock...

Results from Part 2 of Charlo Doubleheader PPV

September 26, 2020

Jermell appeared uncomfortable. He clearly didn’t like the feel of Rosario’s punches when they landed and even when they were blocked…

Satori in Las Vegas

September 28, 2020

“It wasn’t spectacular,” Arum said. “The poor guy, a minute later he might have gotten killed. The guy never was in with a world class fighter...”

Magsayo Wins Split Decision over Hermosillo

October 3, 2020

Magsayo, who is promoted and mentored by Manny Pacquiao and trains with Freddie Roach, showed superior athleticism and angles throughout the fight…

Lubin Outpoints Gausha

September 19, 2020

After the fight, he told Showtime’s Brian Custer that he thought the layoff might have had something to do with his less-than-perfect performance.…

Ugas Wins Split Decision Over Abel Ramos

September 6, 2020

Ugas seemed to have expected something else, and in this case, who can blame him? Ramos doesn’t normally purely box in his fights…

From one side of the ring to the other

September 6, 2020

When boxers get smart they start to think about their health and the best ways to collect a payday without getting hurt. When that happens a day job is in order…

It's Showtime! Lubin vs. Gausha Eliminator

September 19, 2020

Gausha dropped a unanimous decision in 2017 to Cuban wizard Erislandy Lara. That same year Lubin had his clock cleaned by Jermell Charlo in the first round…

Pedraza Dominates Overmatched Molina

September 20, 2020

“It was the experience that I've had at the top level that helped me finally put it together. I do believe I'm ready for a world title opportunity…”

Ramirez wins majority decision over Postol

August 29, 2020

WBC/WBO super lightweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez eked out a majority decision over former WBC super lightweight champ Viktor Postol...

Lara Outclasses Vendetti

August 29, 2020

Vendetti was, of course, a big underdog. But Lara is now 37, his legs aren’t what they once were and Vendetti is a pretty good fighter…

Saturday Night Fever: Herring vs. Oquendo

September 5, 2020

“It’s not like I was the only one suffering. It’s a global pandemic, so I can’t really complain too much. Despite all the setbacks, I’m still able to handle business…”

Herring retains title via DQ over Oquendo

September 5, 2020

It was an unconventional ruling to say the least. Whether his vision was impaired or not, it appeared that Herring quit between rounds eight and nine…

Sunday Night Fights: Ugas vs. Ramos

September 6, 2020

Ugas has won 10 of his last 11 fights dating back to 2016. His only blemish during the past four years was a split decision loss to Shawn Porter…

Madrimov vs. Walker: Inviting Tragedy

August 18, 2020

Before Walker rose to his feet, the referee could be heard saying to the ringside doctor, “He (Walker) says he’s dizzy…”

Whyte vs. Povetkin Preview

August 20, 2020

“The story of my life is pressure. I’ve been under pressure my entire life. This is just another puzzle. There is more pressure because of the future, but that’s in the future...”

Sergio Martinez Returns, Stops Fandino to the Body

August 21, 2020

Maravilla was slower than he once was, of course, but he often showed flashes of his old self...

Povetkin Flattens Dillian Whyte

August 22, 2020

“I was pretty confident in the fourth round. I did go down twice, but it was OK, it wasn’t too much damage. I got woke up…”

Shawn Porter Trounces Sebastian Formella

August 22, 2020

He’s proven he’s one of the most versatile and elite fighters in the sport, including in the lion’s den of welterweight, for several years...

Boxing in the Time of Covid

August 9, 2020

"Usta be a fighter needed 50 bouts before he could fight for a championship. Now they fight for them on television after 10 or fifteen fights; and they don’t know nothing…"

Jamal James Defeats Thomas Dulorme on FOX

August 8, 2020

From round eight onward, James was in control and Dulorme seemed tired, following James around and not throwing much…

Benavidez Loses Title on Scale

August 15, 2020

"I’m very disappointed. This is obviously my first time missing weight. Just very disappointed to lose the title on the scale, but I’m still going to win the fight tomorrow..."

Benavidez Stops Angulo on Showtime

August 16, 2020

"I could have done some stuff better, but overall it was a great performance. I didn’t want to go too fast and leave myself exposed for some big shots…"

Pass the Vegetables

August 17, 2020

The long walk was not the walk of heroes, of cheering crowds, and of flashing lights. Both men entered the ring through a wave of silence, nothing to arouse the spirits...

Nicaragua jumps the gun

April 27, 2020

Daniel Ortega is a former revolutionary turned strongman who believes in power, but is wary of testing and what it might reveal…

Hope and Despair

June 10, 2020

Sure, the fights were not much, a few young scrappers getting a bit of paid exercise, but something is usually better than nothing...

Showtime Announces its 2020 Boxing Schedule

July 22, 2020

"This lineup delivers on our promise to provide boxing fans with the best talent, the most exciting fights and the highest quality presentation in the sport..."

A Championship Family

July 28, 2020

Boxers are constantly screwed. Chicanery in the game seems to be the normal. He was not going to let that happen to his boys…

The fight of his life

August 1, 2020

Every fight is the biggest fight of a serious boxer’s life, every fight a step forward or backward on what he hopes to be a successful career…

Kubrat Pulev maps Redemption Road

April 8, 2020

Stealing a kiss used to be poetic, like a lyric from the Great American Songbook brought to life. Nowadays—forget about it...

Rules of the Game: Exclusive Inside CSAC Boxing Officials Training

April 13, 2020

“Can this guy mathematically win at this point?” asked Reiss. “Does he have a real puncher's chance?”

Dan Rafael Walks the Plank 

April 15, 2020

I got to see close up and personal how ambition, toadyism, and lack of principle could be the foundation of a beautiful career…

The incredibly shrinking Harry Wills

April 17, 2020

“If I had told the boys about my fasting they would have said: ‘Harry is daffy. Taking socks on the chin has made him goofy...’”

Ten-Count for Eddie Cotton

April 20, 2020

“You could hear Emanuel in the corner. He was imploring. He said, ‘Lennox, just fight like a little bitch.’ Those were his exact words. I got it on tape…”

Wilder Bobblehead Dolls for Sale

March 24, 2020

“The referee did him a massive favor and the cornerman chucked in that towel,“ said Froch. “It couldn’t have come at a better time…”

Stone Cold Sigmund Wortherly

March 25, 2020

While growing up in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, New York, in the 1940s and 1950s, Sigmund Wortherly had no shortage of positive role models...

On the QT: Tarantino's top 5 fight flicks

March 29, 2020

Can a factual story can be mythical? Maybe cinema makes it so. But De Niro, Scorsese, Jake LaMotta, Joe Pesci—bring it on…

Diddly boppers Pete and Nick Spanakos

April 2, 2020

“I’m very appreciative that I’m here and my brains are unscrambled enough where I can ask those kinds of questions…”

Beantown Boxing 1896

April 3, 2020

Forty men worked all night to erect a suitable ring, the sand packed hard, covered with boards, and blanketed with a resin-coated canvas…

The World According to Amir Khan

April 5, 2020

Amir and Faryal reconciled. In February she gave birth to their third child. It’s a boy. Khan is pleased to have a son, but he is restless…

O Lord, save us from the Boxing Promoter...

March 13, 2020

They are utterly ruthless, money-driven, emotionless, reptiles, with no heartbeats or the ability to taste anything other than fresh blood…

Ring of Fire—The Emile Griffith Story.

March 18, 2020

“Ring of Fire” tells the harrowing story of former welterweight, junior middleweight, and middleweight champion Emile Griffith…

Ten-Count for Roger Mayweather

March 19, 2020

There’s no better way to disrupt the solemnity of his passing, not to mention the tragedy having befallen the world, than to promulgate fake boxing news…

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

March 20, 2020

The State sought to destroy Jack Johnson out of fear that some Americans might get the wrong idea…

Charley Green: The Devil Made Him Do It

March 22, 2020

Although there was overwhelming evidence to suggest otherwise, Charley “Devil” Green always insisted he was not a triple murderer…

Don King disses Tyson Fury

March 9, 2020

“For Ali to compose a few words of real poetry,” said Mailer, “would be equal to an intellectual throwing a good punch...”

Twin Peeks: Reggie and Ronnie Kray

March 9, 2020

They lived a life of fast cars, fast women, hot blood and easy money and left countless busted noses in their wake…

Chauncy and the Chocolate Factory

March 10, 2020

Chauncy was learning on the job and was quickly gaining a following, more as an oddity than as a boxer. He should have been the first Butterbean…

125 Must-Read Boxing Articles (Part 5)

March 12, 2020

You find this sublime and sordid sport mentioned in politics, philosophy, business, fashion, the arts, religion, and in medicine…

Stevenson vs. Marriaga Preview/Cancelled

March 12, 2020

In an empty Hulu Theater, WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson will defend his title against perennial contender Miguel Marriaga…

Saturday Review: Kownacki vs. Helenius

March 6, 2020

“I respect him for taking this fight, but he chose the wrong opponent. This is not going to be a fight; it’s going to be a war…”

Is it one and done for Wilder?

March 5, 2020

If Wilder loses the third fight with Fury, proving once and for all that he can’t compete with an elite heavyweight, one and done seems a real possibility...

Movie review: "Body and Soul" starring John


March 6, 2020

He wins a trophy in an amateur boxing tournament, and realizes that fighting is his ticket out of the slums…

Underdog Helenius stops Kownacki

March 7, 2020

In round four, Helenius dropped Kownacki with a right hand that was ruled a slip, but he was hurt and his defense, never his strong suit, was nonexistent…

Requiem for a Heavyweight

March 9, 2020

Appearances by former world-class pros like Max Baer and Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom add authenticity to the televised proceedings…

The Set-Up is arguably the greatest boxing movie ever made

March 3, 2020

“I remember the first time you told me that. You were just one punch away from the title shot then…”

Max Baer vs. James Braddock

March 2, 2020

The fight, which was called “the greatest fistic upset since the defeat of John L. Sullivan and Jim Corbett,” was scheduled for 15 rounds...

Resurgent Chocolatito Stops Yafai

March 1, 2020

Yafai would have been smart to box and move, instead of hoping to make a statement, a statement which blew up in his face...

John Fury: Father Knows Best

March 2, 2020

“I've been very unlucky,” the elder Fury told the BBC, “but very lucky as well…I’ve been a naughty boy and there is no point hiding it…”

Joshua vs. Pulev Preview

March 3, 2020

Pulev is a top-10 fighter, but falls short of being elite. A victory over Joshua, who we know can be beaten, would alter that perception dramatically…

Garcia decisions Vargas in barnburner

February 29, 2020

“I think I’m ready to get back in with the best. I want Manny Pacquiao or a rematch with Errol Spence. This is a great option to continue at 147…”

Andy Ruiz Jr. wants Tyson Fury

February 29, 2020

Fury will fight anyone. Atlas, God, Zeus, Hercules—Bring ‘em on, all on the same night. Oh, and if Joshua has time, Fury would love to fight him...

Saturday Night Fights: Garcia vs. Vargas

February 27, 2020

These guys are solid professionals. They will touch gloves before the opening bell and embrace when it’s over. Good sportsmanship is in their DNA. ...

Star clothier in Wilder's corner

February 26, 2020

Cosmo + Donato avoided incoming fire. They spoke with Wilder by phone. He said he doesn’t blame them. He wants them to design his next masquerade...

Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson 1

February 26, 2020

On September 25, 1962, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson defended his title against fearsome Sonny Liston...

Don't Punch a Gift Horse in the Mouth

February 24, 2020

That’s the last thing fight fans want to hear. Hopefully it’s the last thing Tyson Fury wants to hear. But John Fury can be persuasive...

Wilder—Goodbye Emperor.

February 25, 2020

Wilder’s right hand could topple anyone, on any given day. His only flaw, seemingly unnoticed by the legions of his followers, was simple...

Fury clobbers KO King to regain title

February 22, 2020

With nowhere to run or hide and lacking the innate ability to fight back, Wilder was a sitting duck whose goose was cooked...

Team Wilder in disarray

February 23, 2020

Deontay is the kind of guy that’s a ‘go out on his shield kind of guy’ and he will tell you straight up don’t throw the towel in...”

Bump City Blues

February 24, 2020

He first looked old and beaten like a rich man who had just lost his fortune in the stock market and did not know how to get the money back...

Out of shape Fury weighs 273 lbs.

February 21, 2020

Even if the British beef is as pure as his intentions, Fury’s hamming it up might not help when it comes to defeating Deontay Wilder...

Rules of the Game: Jack Reiss Exclusive on Bryant Perrerra Stoppage

February 19, 2020

“I can’t say, ‘Let’s let the clock run out. Let’s go to the scorecards.’ I would be cheating the other fighter…”

Wilder Quizzed Ahead of Fury Rematch

February 19, 2020

“The first fight was an amazing fight. It was a very controversial fight. We left people confused about what happened or who won. This is judgment day…”

Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo 1

February 21, 2020

Nonstop action and rugged noncompliance with basic survival instincts, it was boxing at its most primordial, the very essence of a sport still full of surprises…

Tyson Fury Saves Lobsters

February 21, 2020

Fury can be seen sitting in a restaurant, reading the menu, trying to decide what to order, when the maître d' approached with a live lobster in his hand...

Fury for the Win

February 18, 2020

We’re not talking about Nobel Prize winning lectures here. This is Sell, Sell Time and this is P.T. Barnum’s sexiest dream…

Plant/Feigenbutz Final Presser

February 14, 2020

“If you want to take the belt back to Germany, you have to kill me. I don’t think he’s man enough to do that. This belt’s staying right here in Nashville...”

Plant Devours German in Nashville

February 16, 2020

Music blares from every doorway. The siren song of commerce beckons. And in the midst of it looms Breakstone Arena…

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 1

February 17, 2020

The bull/matador, hunter/hunted comparisons still suffice when discussing the first fight as their different styles meshed as though made for each other…

Fury Talks the Talk before Wilder Rematch

February 17, 2020

“I learned he can be hit, and he can be hurt quite regularly. That's the biggest thing that I learned about Deontay Wilder. Nothing I didn’t already know…”

125 Must-Read Boxing Articles (Part 4)

February 10, 2020

The sweet and sour science is omnipresent—universal—and comes with spiritual overtones; it touches upon science, and it is, arguably, an art form…

Inside PBC Wilder vs. Fury II (Episodes 1-3)

February 11, 2020

Anticipating upwards of 2 million pay-per-view buys, if Wilder-Fury II achieves that lofty goal, it will be the highest grossing heavyweight fight of all time...

Boxing's Disinformation Dilemma

February 12, 2020

We’re heard the excuses for inexcusable decisions, which range from boxing is subjective to “Boxing is the red light district of sports,” a million times...

Plant/Feigenbutz Media Workout

February 13, 2020

“I want to be first undisputed super middleweight champion. I want to be pound-for-pound. I want to be an immortal in the sport, a name that never fades…”

The Meteoric Rise and Fall of "Big" John Tate

February 13, 2020

He wanted the world to know that beneath the great big welcoming Southern smile was a good and decent man who deserved another shot at life…

Saturday Night Live: Russell vs. Nyambayar

February 7, 2020

“I think Tug is a lot more technically sound than a lot of the guys who I have competed against. He’s another guy with everything to gain and nothing to lose…”

Russell outpoints game King Tug

February 8, 2020

“He is a great champion who fought a great fight. I made a mistake by waiting for him during the fight. I’d love the rematch if I can get it…”

Sugar Ray Seales: Blind Man's Bluff

February 10, 2020

“Sure, you can love to box but as a professional you need to earn a living wage. No one will take care of you in your old age. I learned that the hard way…”

Rigondeaux vs. Solis Preview

February 4, 2020

“I want to make a statement and solidify my legacy as one of the best Cuban fighters ever. I want the boxing world to be talking about me…”

Let your fists do the talking

February 6, 2020

“It’s me,” said Wilder. “I believe in myself, strongly. While I’m the heavyweight champion of the world, I display this to people. I lead by example...”

Jarrell "Big Baby"Miller—Free at Last

January 30, 2020

When the news of his failed drug test originally broke, Miller, having forgotten that denial is the most sincere form of admittance, went on the defensive...


January 31, 2020

Delgadillo has also fought mostly winning opponents, the bouts staged in Texas where tough boxers abound. This bout promised to be all action...

Duane Ford—a Lifetime in Boxing

January 31, 2020

A short, soft-spoken man with a lovely wife, he sits in the lobby of the Legends Casino in Toppinesh, Washington nursing a cup of coffee...

Ordenis Ugas TKOs Mike Dallas Jr.

February 2, 2020

“The most important thing was to get the victory. The main goal now is to keep winning and fight for a title. I’m ready for all of the top welterweights…”

Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott 1

February 3, 2020

The Brown Bomber was approaching the end of his singular career and would retire, albeit briefly, after the rematch with Jersey Joe in June of ‘48...

Boxing by the book, Garcia schools Redkach

January 25, 2020

"A lesser man than would have hightailed it out of there once the beating began. Not Redkach. He stuck it out to the bloody end..."

Seen But Not Heard

January 26, 2020

Santana thought an upset was in the cards. He was sure he was catching Hurd at the perfect time. Look what happened when he fought J-Rock...

125 Must-Read Boxing Articles! (Part 3)

January 26, 2020

The tug-of-war moral ambivalence of boxing is one reason why media coverage of boxing goes well beyond sport pages and Ring Magazine…

Tyson Fury—The Boxing Superhero

January 28, 2020

Someone like Tyson—brave, dedicated, skilled, tough, talented—is paid millions to show us all that superheroes might just exist for real…

Wilder-Fury 2: Knock Yourselves Out

January 29, 2020

“I’m the Gypsy King. There’s only been one and there’s only likely to be one going forward. That’s one belt that Deontay Wilder can’t ever win...”

Coach Kay Koroma: Training Jarrett Hurd & the USA Amateur Boxing Team

January 25, 2020

Koroma and Hurd completed part of their training camp in Colorado Springs, at the Olympic Training Center...

Saturday Night Fever: Garcia vs. Redkach

January 21, 2020

“I know Ivan is coming to fight. We’ve followed each other’s careers. I know he’s hungry and he wants to show the fans that he belongs on this level...”

Charlie Chaplin vs. Buster Keaton

January 20, 2020

The filmmakers' parodies of the sport are flawless. Boxing is no laughing matter, were it not for slapstick, were it not for old masters...

Dannie Williams on the Comeback Trail

January 17, 2020

Keys clearly had the better skills. Trouble was, he did not throw enough of them. Someone forgot to tell him that throwing punches is a big part of boxing...

Shock Upset! Rosario dethrones J-Rock

January 17, 2020

"The cut blurred my vision a little bit, but it wasn't the reason why I lost. He was the better fighter tonight. We've got a rematch clause. I'll see him again soon..."

125 Must-Read Boxing Articles! (Part 2)

January 13, 2020

Boxing is a bloody ballet—a compelling, captivating, and enthralling business. The reporting of this insane sport goes well beyond sport pages and The RING…

The Grinch Can Fight

January 11, 2020

Steve Nelson is another Midwest boxer, the new hotbed since Bud Crawford proved one does not have to be born in L.A., New York, or Las Vegas…

Joe Smith Jr. wins Philly grudge match

January 12, 2020

The judge who scored the fight for Hart needs to have his head and eyes examined. Seeing the fight as close is bad enough. Scoring it in Hart’s favor was still worse…

They came; they saw; they concurred

January 14, 2020

Wilder,'s power is primordial, the stuff of the gods. Fury is an anomaly. He’s as big as a tree but emulates Ali and Willie Pep...

Muhammad Ali Goes to Mars

January 15, 2020

During the interview Ali riffed on going to Mars, how boasting got him to his first title, and why he first learned how to box....

Friday Night Fights: Shields vs. Habazin

January 9, 2020

“She talks about disrespect, but doesn't have a clue what that means. Every time she opens her mouth, she's disrespectful. In fact she's all bark and no bite…”

Conflict (Cash with no questions)

January 8, 2020

Eddie Hearn says the “Hospitality out there (Saudi Arabia) is first class…” He doesn’t seem to be a man to ask questions while the drinks stay iced…

Jesse Hart vs. Joe Smith Jr. Preview

January 10, 2020

“That shit was hurtful to me. This is not business. This is not for bragging rights neither. This is something that my family put on me…”

Claressa clobbers Habazin, makes history

January 11, 2020

As history has shown, patriarchy has its limits, and anything which keeps women down needs to be dispensed with while there’s still time…

Munguia TKOs Spike O'Sullivan

January 11, 2020

Jaime Munguia, in his debut at 160, stopped Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan via 11th-round TKO to capture the vacant WBO Intercontinental middleweight title…

Just Another Travesty

January 6, 2020

There are no words to describe Bob Lafrate. I refuse to use the title “judge” with him. To use the term judge implies some kind of competence, something he lacks...

Plotting the Rise of Gervonta Davis

January 6, 2020

There has been talk of a possible unification bout with WBA/WBO champion Vasiliy Lomachenko or IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez. …

Matchroom lock out the Heavys?

January 6, 2020

The sport was mocked as being the stomping ground of morons. There is a special sneer reserved for boxing, generally speaking…

Plant vs. Feigenbutz Preview

January 6, 2020

On Saturday, February 15, IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) will defend his title against Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs)…

The Great Rollino, Strongest Man in the World

January 8, 2020

Rollino’s love affair with boxing reached its apex in 1919, when his brother took him to Toledo, Ohio, to see Jack Dempsey knock out the gargantuan Jess Willard

The loaded handgun and Errol Spence Jr.

January 2, 2020

The cops failed to determine, according to a spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department, whether it belonged to Spence or not.

Is greed good?

January 3, 2020

Paying $50 a month for that which rarely feels like a deal at $19.99 a month seems like a boondoggle, given the hit or miss quality of the fights DAZN streams…

125 Must-Read Boxing Articles! (Part 1)

January 3, 2020

The ring is a violent place where skin, bone, and brain are damaged. But it is also a place where a boxer discovers, deep down, who he, or she, really is…

Broner's Solution

January 4, 2020

Only one current boxer’s name springs out from the garbage heap when I think about dumbness in all its crass and predictable and foul forms: Adrien Broner…

Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. 1

January 6, 2020

On June 1, 2019, WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defended his titles against last minute replacement Andy Ruiz Jr…

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Crawford nixes Shawn Porter...for now

December 27, 2019

"If we had to fight and if it made sense, then that would be a fight that we would both agree upon. But right now, I feel like that’s not something we should discuss..."


It's Official! Wilder-Fury II on February 22

December 28, 2019

"I proved myself the first time and I’m ready to do it again. It was a very controversial fight. I promise my fans that there won’t be any controversy with this one..."

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Vitali Klitschko Is Santa

December 28, 2019

Klitschko can be seen riding through the streets of Kiev on a quad bike dressed as Santa Claus, his long white beard flowing in the wind...

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Gervonta smokes Gamboa in final round

December 28, 2019

"I couldn't put pressure on it. I wanted to keep going. I told my corner it was a problem, but I wanted to keep going because I'm a warrior...”

Chavez Sr. and Jr. unite to fight "haters"

January 2, 2020

"I don’t eat meat, clenbuterol or [fail] doping exams for my fight—myself. That’s not legal! They are natural and do not come from meat…"


Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston

December 24, 2019

Sonny Liston came up the hard way. He thought Clay was soft, the pampered fair-skinned momma’s boy from the other side of the tracks.... 


Long Count Broadcast Surfaces

December 23, 2019

We hear a man describe this historical event as it unfolds in front of him, just a few feet away from the microphone. He has no idea what’s going to happen... 


Tank Davis to the Rescue

December 24, 2019

"I’m always going to be me in the ring and do what Gervonta Davis does. That’s be explosive, be fast, and if we go 12 rounds, I’m definitely here for it..." 


Jermell Charlo Wants to Make History

December 25, 2019

He wanted no judges involved in the decision and decided to throw as many ineffectual punches as he could hoping he might miss the air... 


The Pope Is Dope

December 25, 2019

"Every time I go to another country, the people are so passionate, they embrace you. They lift you up. It’s almost like the opposite back home…" 

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When Tyson dissed Mayweather

December 19, 2019

"Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people. It's being accepted by the people. He's a little scared man. He's a very small, scared man..."


Quarry Family Values

December 20, 2019

Boxing, it seemed, was the only Quarry family business. The patriarch, Jack, who was 81 when I spoke with him, wouldn’t have had it any other way…


Chavez Jr. flops in “No mas” against Jacobs

December 21, 2019

Security pushed Chavez through the crowd by forming a phalanx to protect him. The guards used round cards to shield the fighter from incoming...


Jack Johnson vs. James J. Jeffries

December 22, 2019

With 10–7 odds favoring Jeffries, 20,000 fight fans crammed into a specially built arena in downtown Reno to watch history being made...


Charlo blisters "Super Bad" to regain title

December 22, 2019

The fight changed hands several times. Sometimes it seemed Harrison wouldn’t be denied. Other times Charlo’s single-mindedness was flammable... 


Crawford-Kavaliauskas tonight on ESPN

December 14, 2019

"They can criticize me all they want. I’m going to get that. I’m not worried about what the critics say, or how they feel I should go with my career..."


Mick Conlon's Revenge

December 15, 2019

He was redeemed by earning a 10-round unanimous decision over Vladimir Nikitin to retain his WBO Intercontinental featherweight belt...


Crawford Dismantles Kavaliauskas

December 15, 2019

Kavaliauskas came to fight and came to win and gave as good as he got during the back-and-forth exchanges in the first half of the bout...


Friday Night Fights: Jacobs vs. Chavez

December 17, 2019

"This is the right fight to get me back to the top. It’s a big risk because of the activity he’s had, but I am not a steppingstone for him…"


Preview: Harrison vs. Charlo II

December 18, 2019

"I don’t want it to go the judges. That’s my worst nightmare. If it does go 12 rounds, he’s going to be very injured at the end..."


Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran 1

December 3, 2019

The difference between the two men, in and out of the ring, couldn't have been more stark, and the result shocked the world...


Preview: Joshua vs. Ruiz 2

December 5, 2019

Ruiz has been feted for striking a blow for fat men around the world. Everyone said it could be done and he proved everyone wrong…


Joshua outpoints Ruiz to regain titles

December 7, 2019

"I think the partying and all that stuff got the best of me. I gained too much weight. It affected me a lot. Next fight I’m going to be prepared..."


George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle

December 9, 2019

"The media had said so many bad things about me and I kept trying to defend myself. What better way to defend yourself than to prevail in a fight like that?"

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I’m Dreaming of a Whyte Christmas

December 11, 2019

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) withdrew its accusation against Whyte, who failed a pre-fight urine test when trace amounts of a banned substance were found...

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A dull fight for fans, a great fight for Canelo

November 7, 2019

"He was defensive, he was closing up his guard. All he was doing was trying to establish points, but we knew what was coming..."


Jack Dempsey vs. Luis Angel Firpo

November 18, 2019

Jack Dempsey defended his heavyweight title against Luis Angel Firpo on September 14, 1923, at the Polo Grounds in New York City...


Revisiting the Heartbreak of Sonny Liston

November 20, 2019

"Someday they’ll write a blues song just for fighters. It’ll be for slow guitar, soft trumpet, and a bell."—Charles "Sonny" Liston...

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Tortoise vs. Tortoise: Wilder stops Ortiz again

November 24, 2019

Today’s boxers live in fear. They are afraid of stiff competition; they are afraid of losing; they are afraid of getting hurt...

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George Foreman ranks Deontay Wilder

November 26, 2019

"He’s good, but he hasn’t approached Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson—no, he hasn’t approached that type of recognition yet. No way..."