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The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

By: Matt McGrain Apr 14 2018

From the dusty streets of Algeria to old school British cobbles, to the heartland of the American dream and back again, Part 3 of the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time continues the international flavor of this list, but always, always, we return to those familiar back allies in Mexico. If Mexican fighters remain the beating heart of boxing then bantamweight is the blood that pumps it. ...

A Boxing Writer’s Reward

A Boxing Writer’s Reward

By: Ted Sares Apr 13 2018

Every writer seeks positive feedback and this writer is no exception. Whether it comes in the form of remuneration, e-mail messages, “likes” and “hits,” long threads on Facebook, praise from other writers, or in other ways and combinations, it is greatly appreciated. This story is about a reward that came out of nowhere but made things all worthwhile for me, a simple acknowledgment of a st...

Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

By: Thomas Hauser Apr 13 2018

I recently watched Paterno, the HBO film about former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno was one of college football’s greatest coaches. But his image was forever tarnished by an inadequate response to allegations, later proved true, that longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing underage boys. Paterno’s failure was particularly disappointing given the fact th...

Ringside Report: Francisco Vargas Razor Sharp at Fantasy Springs

Ringside Report: Francisco Vargas Razor Sharp at Fantasy Springs

By: David A. Avila Apr 13 2018

INDIO, Calif.-Former world champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas looked sharp as a razor in slicing up Rod Salka to win by stoppage on Thursday. The Mexico City warrior Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) was in total control in dominating veteran Salka (24-5, 4 KOs) before more than 1,000 at Fantasy Springs Casino. It was his second fight since losing the title in the same venue a year ago. ESPN tele...

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

Tyson Fury Returns on June 9

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 12 2018

Longtime British boxing promoter Frank Warren has announced that former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 19 KOs) will return to the ring on June 9 at the Manchester Arena against an opponent to be named. Fury, who is 29 but looks older than his years, last fought on Nov. 25, 2015, when he ended the Wladimir Klitschko era, outpointing the Ukrainian in Dusseldorf, Germany. In Great B...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 12 edition)

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 12 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 12 2018

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by the writing staff of Zona de Boxeo and The Sweet Science, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TSSboxingnews @Morillaboxing Editor's Note: We're going to deviate from our us...

Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas Leads Golden Boy Card at Fantasy Springs

Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas Leads Golden Boy Card at Fantasy Springs

By: David A. Avila Apr 11 2018

Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas fought in not just one but two Fight of the Year fights and two other grueling slugfests that could make a grown man quiver. Will he ever have an easy fight? Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs) looks to find out when he meets Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs) in the main event on Thursday, April 12, at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio. The super featherweight 10-round fight will b...

Diego’s Spit Bucket — Notes on Mayweather, Hurd-Charlo, GGG and More

Diego’s Spit Bucket — Notes on Mayweather, Hurd-Charlo, GGG and More

By: Diego Morilla Apr 11 2018

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla.  Follow us every week at #SBatTSS and @TSSboxingnews Did Someone Try to Kill "Money" Mayweather? Floyd Mayweather Jr. survived a scary moment recently when one of the vehicles in his motorcade was riddled with bullets in the pre-dawn hours of Mond...

April 12th Marks the Death of Two Boxers Who Were Giants among Giants

April 12th Marks the Death of Two Boxers Who Were Giants among Giants

By: Frank Lotierzo Apr 11 2018

Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson are two of the three most significant fighters to ever grace the sport of boxing. The other, of course, is Muhammad Ali. It’s also no coincidence that Louis is the fighter Ali is most measured against and Robinson is the fighter Ali most emulated. April 12th 1981 and April 12th 1989 Louis and Robinson were both born in the month of May and share the same Zo...

Three Punch Combo: Clenbuterol Diaries, a Prospect to Watch and More

Three Punch Combo: Clenbuterol Diaries, a Prospect to Watch and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Apr 10 2018

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Last week the mega fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was officially cancelled due to Alvarez testing positive for the steroid clenbuterol in pre-fight drug testing. The bout was formally called off by those involved in the promotion in anticipation of a forthcoming suspension of Alvarez by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Alvarez and his camp c...