HBO stages child labor in documentary

Addison Smith | Opinions Editor As a journalism major, I am required to take a media ethics course as part of my education. There are quite a few things we learn, so summarizing the class in a column isn’t the best idea. However, it doesn’t take a media ethics course for you to figure out […]

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 […]

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 […]

Triple G Scores KO as Usual

Saúl Berríos-Thomas     Sometimes people are just different. Gennady Golovkin is different. There is no comparison for him in the boxing world. He is the Barry Bonds, Michael Jordan or Barry Sanders of boxing. His power is unlike almost any other fighter. However, unlike every other power punchers you have ever seen he is […]

Maidana KO’s Another Opponent

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     A weekend filled with upsets, knockouts and technical masterpieces only comes along a couple of times a year and this week was one of them. The winners from this weekend will move on to bigger and better things, but there are some losers who will still be a force in […]

Executioner Refuses to Let Career Die

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     A man who knows more about boxing than almost anyone else in the game is very hard to beat. Bernard Hopkins knows more than that man. Hopkins fought his first fight in 1988, which is the year Keith Thurman, the champion on his undercard, was born. The main event on […]