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Anthony Joshua Fighting Specter of Lennox Lewis as Much as Carlos Takam

They will never square off in the ring, but the hypothetical battle rages on in computerized matchups and continuing debate in the court of public opinion. Who has the most valid claim to being the best British heavyweight of all time? Is it legendary Hall of Famer Lennox Lewis? Or could it be, if not now but eventually, Anthony Joshua, the...

Maine

The Tragic Fork​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Road​ ​for Maine Boxer Brandon Berr...

PORTLAND, ME​ ​—​ ​Think​ ​of​ ​today’s​ ​boxing​ ​scene​ ​in​ ​Maine​ ​like​ ​a​ ​small​ ​tree​ ​with​ ​strong​ ​roots.​ ​There isn’t​ ​much​ ​new​ ​growth​ ​for​ ​rural​ ​fans​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​fruit​ ​from.​ Two-time​ ​WBA​ ​c...

Inland Empire’s Teenage Phenoms Ryan Garcia and Joseph Landeros

Inland Empire’s Teenage Phenoms Ryan Garcia and Joseph Landeros

A quantum leap took place when Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (pictured) captured the junior NABF super featherweight title last month. Forget about the 30 second knockout. Garcia remains a teenager yet leaped over a number of prospects in the Golden Boy Promotions stable in less than a year. Garcia (11-0, 10 KOs) will be featured in the co-ma...

Spence

Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

On January 13th or 20th of next year, the fighter who many believe is the best welterweight in the world, Errol Spence 22-0 (19), will make the first defense of the IBF title he won from Kell Brook this past May in England. His opponent will be former two division title holder Lamont Peterson 35-3-1 (17). Peterson vacated his WBA (regular) tit...

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

Looking at the “opening day” rosters for the double-barreled World Boxing Super Series, a 16-man lineup, it appears that Rob Brant was an after-thought. As the fields were being finalized, it dawned on the selection committee that there wasn’t a single fighter in either bracket who was actually born and bred in the United States. “Hey,...

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, it was formally announced that Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KO’s) would be facing Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in what Cotto is claiming will be his final professional fight. The choice of Ali as Cotto’s opponent raised a lot of eyebrows as many believed Cotto would select a...

retained

Junior Middleweight Triple Header Should Net Lara vs. Charlo

There were three outstanding 154-pound title bouts on Showtime this past weekend, and all three title holders made successful defenses and retained their hardware. Jarret Hurd halted Austin Trout when Trout's head trainer Louie Burke called in the referee after the 10th round to request the stoppage. Jermell Charlo retained his WBC title with ...

It’s Official: Takam is In, Pulev is Out vs. Anthony Joshua on Oct. 28

It’s Official: Takam is In, Pulev is Out vs. Anthony Joshua on Oct. 28

Earlier today (Monday, Oct. 16) reports surfaced that Kubrat Pulev had suffered a shoulder injury and would be forced to withdraw from his Oct. 28th fight with Anthony Joshua at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. That report has been confirmed. Principality Stadium, a domed stadium with a retractable roof, is best known for hosting int...

good measure

The Hauser Report: The Barclays Buzz

The first fight card at Barclays Center was contested on October 20, 2012, and featured four world title fights: Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales, Paulie Malignaggi vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, Devon Alexander vs. Randall Bailey, and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs. Peter Quillin. For good measure, Danny Jacobs, Luis Collazo, Dmitriy Salita, Eddie Gomez, an...

tripleheader

With Big Wins, Hurd and Charlo Convey That Blonds Really Do Have More Fun

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It has been a tough season for Odell Beckham Jr., the New York Giants’ superstar wide receiver who has popularized both the seemingly impossible one-handed catch and a hairstyle, bleached-blond on top of the wearer’s naturally dark roots, that more and more African-American athletes have adopted as a mark of distinction ...