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promotional powerhouse

Busy Friday for Thompson Boxing: Zhora on ShoBox; Dutchover at Ontario

Southern California’s small promotional powerhouse steps forward with a fight card in California and sends a potential contender to Iowa on the same day.

Marciano

Literary Notes: Rocky Marciano and More

John Jarrett has been writing about boxing since 1951 when his first article, a piece about Rocky Marciano, was published in Boxing News. Since then, he has been involved with the sweet science in myriad ways

Jaron

This ‘Boots’ is Made for Winning, and That’s Just What He’s Done

If Jaron “Boots” Ennis actually is the best young fighter to come out of Philadelphia since Meldrick Taylor, who was a 17-year-old gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

cruiserweight contest

Usyk vs. Gassiev: A Strong Fight of the Year Candidate; Do Not Miss It

Not since 1986 and the legendary war between a young Evander Holyfield and the iron man Dwight Muhammad Qawi has a cruiserweight contest so stirred the imagination of the hardcore boxing fan.

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punch stats

Punch Stats: Building a Data Base Can Be Frustrating

Looking to dig up some punch statistics from an old or recent fight? It might be harder than you think. Other than digging through BoxBec wiki entries (which can be a hit or miss process), there’s no single resource on the internet today to consistently find punch stats. CompuBox, one of the most referenced and widely used resources in th...

promotional powerhouse

Busy Friday for Thompson Boxing: Zhora on ShoBox; Dutchover at Ontario

Southern California’s small promotional powerhouse steps forward with a fight card in California and sends a potential contender to Iowa on the same day. Zhora Hamazaryan (9-0, 6 KOs) meets Thomas Mattice (12-0, 10 KOs) in a crucial battle between undefeated lightweights at WinnaVegas Casino and Resort in Sloan, Iowa on Friday July 20. It...

Marciano

Literary Notes: Rocky Marciano and More

John Jarrett has been writing about boxing since 1951 when his first article, a piece about Rocky Marciano, was published in Boxing News. Since then, he has been involved with the sweet science in myriad ways including ongoing service as Northern Area Secretary for the British Boxing Board of Control for forty years. During that time, he has w...

Adjoining states

The Avila Perspective Chapter 6: Munguia, Cruiserweights and Pacman

Adjoining states in the west host a number of boxing cards including a world title contest that features a newcomer who, before knocking out a world champion, was erroneously categorized by a Nevada official as unworthy of a title challenge. Welcome to the world of Mexico’s Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) the WBO super welterweight world tit...

Jaron

This ‘Boots’ is Made for Winning, and That’s Just What He’s Done

If Jaron “Boots” Ennis actually is the best young fighter to come out of Philadelphia since Meldrick Taylor, who was a 17-year-old gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and went on to win world championships as a professional at both junior welterweight and welterweight, he is taking a hoped-for path to the top in an entirely diff...

Rocky Fielding is Boxing’s Newest ‘Rocky’

On a weekend when Manny Pacquiao delivered his best performance in years and 140-pound hotshot Regis Prograis took another leap forward, Rocky Fielding’s triumph in Germany got lost in the shuffle. In a big upset, Fielding snatched the WBA 168-pound title from Tyron Zeuge with a fifth round stoppage. This was quite a turnabout for Fieldin...

cruiserweight contest

Usyk vs. Gassiev: A Strong Fight of the Year Candidate; Do Not Miss It

Not since 1986 and the legendary war between a young Evander Holyfield and the iron man Dwight Muhammad Qawi has a cruiserweight contest so stirred the imagination of the hardcore boxing fan. When Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (14-0 with 11 knockouts) and Russian Murat Gassiev (26-0 with 19 knockouts) meet this Saturday atop a stacked bill in Mo...

surprisingly easy

Three Punch Combo: Pacquiao-Matthysse Redux, a ‘ShoBox’ Preview and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: This past weekend, Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) returned to the ring after a little more than a year off and made surprisingly easy work of Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KO’s), stopping him in round seven to win a welterweight belt. Many, including myself, thought Matthysse just may have been too much for Pacquiao at thi...