Boxing

Latimore Shines Again

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     Seven four-round fights means youth and potential. That was on display at the Serbian American Cultural Center. The fighters who put their potential on display showed why they are ready for the next step, or why they need to do more work before they step up. MADE MEN PROMOTIONS “SHAMROCK […]

Garcia Wins Close One

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     Young fighters have to prove they can beat savvy veterans on their way to the top. Some fighters shine in these fights, while other struggle, but get the necessary win. Garcia didn’t look great, but he got the rounds and experience. Williams showed he is a force to be reckoned […]

It’s a brawl: Boxers to square off on St. Patrick’s Day

By: Zach Brendza  |  Features Editor With March 17 comes many things: liberal use of the color green, a well-populated parade and heightened drinking, which can lead to the occasional drunken brawl. But this St. Patrick’s Day, there will be a brawl much more appealing than a bar fight. In 11 separate fights, amateur boxers […]

Canelo Shines Again

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     One-sided fights are not always bad fights. What can make them great is a fighter who has amazing skill and talent dominating an opponent. These types of fights allow a fighter to showcase their abilities and prove how great they are. This is exactly what Alvarez needed after the fight […]

Chavez Back on Top

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     The legacy continues. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. was able to avenge a win that many said should have been a loss by beating Brian Vera convincingly. He is now back in the title picture and at 28 with only one loss he is a very strong contender. This week I […]

Hutchinson Gets Tough Draw

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     Nestled just over the West Virginia border, in a ballroom filled with Pittsburgh fight fan, a full weekend of fights excited from the opening bell until the lights were turned off the next night. Cupid’s Knockouts at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, W.Va. put on by Made Men […]

Brooklyn Gets a New King

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas       From old fighters putting the finishing touches on their legacies to young guns beginning their journeys this week had everything. Some fighters proved they deserve the next step and some fighters showed they were not ready for the opportunities they were given. The main event on Showtime “Championship Boxing,” […]

Pacquiao Returns

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     This week there were many old favorites who climbed back into the ring and continued to fight for their careers. Some have chances at regaining the spotlight while others face a long road. The main event on HBO PPV from Macao, China was a welterweight fight set for 12 rounds. […]

Welcome Back

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas The best fighter in the world was in action on Saturday in front of a lackluster crowd and not only was it not on pay-per-view, but HBO couldn’t even find a decent undercard fight. No I’m not talking about Floyd Mayweather. I am talking about a humble kid from the streets of […]

Arreola Pounds Mitchell

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     The steady decline of boxing began when the major American heavyweights had been dispatched for the top tier of the division. Since Mike Tyson stopped boxing fight fans have been yearning for a great American heavyweight. All of the potential champions seem to be doing other things that don’t require […]