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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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Gonzalez Shocks Mares

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     There is only one undefeated fighter at the world championship level. He is the only one for a simple reason: boxing is hard. It is very difficult to face the best and win every fight. This weekend one of the best lost for his first time. The main event on […]

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 […]

Matthysse Drops Peterson

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     Once in a generation a fighter come along who has one tool that is so supreme that he starts to scare other fighters. Fighter are scared of Lucas Matthysse’s power, which is why he has always struggled to find good opposition. On Saturday he found just that in Lamont Peterson. […]

Mayweather Still Unbeatable

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas     Floyd Mayweather Jr. is arrogant. He is annoying. He is entertaining. He is funny. But more than any of that he is an extremely hard worker. What Mayweather puts his body through during his grueling training camps is above and beyond anything that anyone in any sport does. He is […]

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 […]