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Boxing News by Caryn A. Tate

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Scouting Report: Keon Papillion

July 23, 2021

“I got started in boxing through my dad,” he said. “I didn’t want to do it at first because he kind of forced me to do it at a young age. I quit to go play other sports...”


Scouting Report: Floyd Schofield

May 30, 2021

“[I most enjoy] boxing on the inside,” Schofield said. “It's more fun for me. It makes my fights more entertaining, and (there’s) better action when I fight on the inside…”

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Tacoma Boxing Results: Brooks KOs Chavez, Referee Unjustly DQs McFarlane

August 28, 2023

Referee Joel Scobie, who did an excellent job, gave a count and Chavez, though clearly hurt, rose to his feet....


Scouting Report: Freudis "Freddy" Rojas

September 15, 2023

A 6’2” welterweight. Southpaw. Undefeated as a professional. A 100% knockout ratio. Debuting on Showtime in his 11th pro fight...


Jack Johnson vs. Arthur Cravan: Who's your Dada?

January 31, 2023

“He was a hybrid of everything. He immortalized himself by mortalizing himself, in a sense, by erasing himself...”

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Interview with Lucas Ketelle, Author Inside the Ropes of Boxing: A Boxer’s Guide to the Sport

January 16, 2023

“It was the fighters I hung out with,” Ketelle said. “It was the fighters who embraced me. The media didn’t…”

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Fathers and Sons

December 5, 2022

The fight was an impressive victory for Saracho who seemed not the least bit winded or tired. He is ready to step up his game in the next fight...


Canelo mutes haters, beats Golovkim

September 21, 2022

The army of haters who targeted Canelo is quiet for the moment. But it won’t last. There’s plenty out there to hate, almost as much as there is to love…

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Tacoma Boxing Results: Brooks KOs Chavez, Referee Unjustly DQs McFarlane

August 28, 2023

Referee Joel Scobie, who did an excellent job, gave a count and Chavez, though clearly hurt, rose to his feet....


Claressa Shields: First Boxer to Win Undisputed Titles in 2 Divisions

March 5, 2021

It was a tremendous performance by Shields, who at 25 years old, continues to improve fight after fight...

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Estrada Wins Split Decision Over Gonzalez in Thrilling Rematch

March 13, 2021

Many of the rounds were close, not just competitive, and could have gone either way… 

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Jose Benavidez Sr.: Thank God for One More Day

March 10, 2021

On Saturday, March 13, former two-time WBC world super middleweight champion David Benavidez faces Ronald Ellis in a WBC title eliminator live on Showtime...


Vergil Ortiz Stops Maurice Hooker in 7, Calls Out Crawford

March 21, 2021

It was just the type of fight Ortiz needed at this point in his career before he moves on to higher level opposition…

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Whyte Stops Povetkin in Rematch

March 27, 2021

His punch resistance isn’t nearly where it should be; and like all older athletes, his physical reflexes are too slow to match what his mind recognizes needs to be done…

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Commey Stops Marinez in Six

February 13, 2021

He looked great tonight. Marinez didn’t come to lose, but he just wasn’t able to hang with Commey, a strong fighter who packs a punch and has good fundamentals…


Catch and Counter with Caryn: Berchelt vs. Valdez

February 19, 2021

It’s a highly anticipated bout, coming at a particularly opportune time for boxing fans—there has been a lull in the sport in recent months as far as high profile fights go…

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Oscar Valdez KOs Miguel Berchelt

February 20, 2021

Valdez showed a whole other layer of his skills tonight. He boxed beautifully, utilizing angles, feints, showing different looks, and showing incredible intelligence in the ring…


Dirrell Fights Davis to a Split Draw

February 28, 2021

Davis started out well, light on his feet and moving laterally. At times he tried to initiate some rough stuff, but Dirrell isn't called "The Dog" for nothing...


Claressa Shields Makes Her Own Way

March 5, 2021

Claressa wants to challenge herself as a combat athlete, but the difference in how these sports treat their female athletes is the primary motivator…


Morrell Beats Gavronski on FOX

December 26, 2020

Morrell threw a picture-perfect 1-2-3 (jab, left hand, right hook) to drop Gavronski heavily at the end of round 1. He was in over his head…


Catch & Counter With Caryn: 2020, The Year That

Almost Wasn't

December 31, 2020

Young champion Teofimo Lopez faced the great Vasyl Lomachenko for the undisputed lightweight world title…

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Ryan Garcia, Dropped Early, is First to Stop Luke Campbell

January 2, 2021

Campbell grimaced in pain and fell to his knees. He wasn't able to make the count and the fight was waved off… 


Stephen Fulton Wins Skillful Dogfight Against Angelo Leo

January 23, 2021

Angelo Leo and Stephen Fulton faced off in a 12-rounder for Leo's WBO world super bantamweight title…


Plant Puts on Clinic Against Game Caleb Truax

January 30, 2021

The angles Plant used were absolutely beautiful—he nearly always ensured he could get off with whatever he wanted while keeping Truax from letting his hands go …


Joe Joyce Stops Daniel Dubois in 10

November 28, 2020

It was a superb performance by Joyce, who showed that he has a higher level of skill than perhaps many people realized. It was also a very good showing by Dubois...


Catch & Counter with Caryn: Errol Spence Jr. Vs. Danny Garcia

December 5, 2020

Spence's last fight was versus Shawn Porter in September 2019, just before the accident. It was grueling...

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Spence Inspires in Win Over Garcia

December 5, 2020

This was Spence’s first fight back after a serious car accident in October 2019. Questions abounded heading into this fight: would Spence look the same?


Joshua Stops Pulev in 9

December 12, 2020

Joshua was able to anticipate much of what Pulev was doing and throwing, and Pulev’s lack of adjustment were obvious in the way Joshua was able to control him...


Canelo Outboxes, Punishes Callum Smith for 12 Rounds 

December 19, 2020

Smith was simply too straight up-and-down for a fighter of Canelo’s caliber, regardless of the size difference...


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…


Lipinets and Clayton Fight to a Majority Draw

October 24, 2020

The cards read 115-113 for Clayton, and 114-114 twice for a majority draw. A draw was a very fair result in a close, competitive bout in which it was hard to pick the winner...

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Gervonta Davis Stops Leo Santa Cruz in Six

October 31, 2020

Davis’ sharp counters kept Santa Cruz guessing and thinking twice about letting his hands go as much as he normally does…

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Luis Ortiz Stops Alexander Flores in One

November 7, 2020

Less than a minute into round 1, Ortiz caught Flores with a right hook to the body that dropped the American fighter. Flores also seemed to injure himself on the way down...


Vidal Stops Ortiz in 2 on FS1

November 14, 2020

Vidal landed shot after shot, and though Ortiz may not have taken any single monumental punch, he was simply taking too much damage…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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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...


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...


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…


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.…


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...

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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…”

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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?”


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..."


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…

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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…”

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