The former Cuban amateur standout has inexplicably been out of the ring since coming up short against Andre Ward on March 26th in the top pound-for-pound fighter’s backyard. The loss was Barrera’s first and after producing knockout victories in his prior six fights, he is surprised that he hasn’t been back in action.
Sullivan Barrera is PISSED OFF: “I Thought I Would Have Fought Again in the Summer or at Least had a Fight Lined Up By Now”!
By Kevin “The Voice” Kincade
When the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, 1977, everything was going George Foreman’s way. He was one of two men considered the top contender in the World for the Heavyweight Championship and the other, he’d knocked senseless in Caracas, Venezuela three years prior. So, whether Ali decided to return to the ring or not, he was assuredly in line for a shot at the title and a chance to regain his throne. Outside the ring, he’d recently signed on with ABC to be their fight analyst, alongside the color commentating of none other than Howard Cosell; and he was on the verge of just his 28th birthday. He was in his prime and with Ali showing the wear and tear of 17 years in the ring, there looked to be no one on the horizon who could defeat him.
Feature Boxing Writer Kevin “The Voice” Kincade has joined Ringside Report. On behalf of the entire team, we welcome him aboard.
Sunday afternoon at the Ford Amphitheater on the world famous, Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York, Errol “The Truth” Spence, JR. 20-0, 17 KO’s took on tough Italian veteran, Leonard Bundu, 33-1-2, 12 KO’s. The 12-round IBF title eliminator bout that guaranteed the winner a chance fight for a world championship, as they would become the mandatory challenger for the 147-pound title currently held by England’s Kell Brook. Spence, JR. the southpaw used his two and half inch reach advantage early. Errol utilized his jab and stayed on the outside peppering Bundu and working patiently throughout the first few rounds as the very aggressive Bundu never could quite get inside on the younger Spence, JR.
Tyson Fury – Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller SHOCKER – “I’ll Take You Over My Knee and Spank Your Baby Bum!”
I wish Tyson Fury would say to Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller: I’ll take you over my knee and spank your baby bum”! –Simba Judeson, Coffeyville, KS (President of Tyson Fury May Drink Many Pints, but his British Ass Can Fight Fan Club – 99,123,006 members and we shared many pints!)
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is making headlines with his jabs at Tyson Fury. Read HERE.
Vinny’s Views: Memo to Roy Jones, JR Take Notes From Marcos Maidana, HBO Sends Manny Pacquiao Packing & Errol Spence, JR Returns to Action Today
Alright sports fans, taking a hard insiders look inside the pocket and outside the ropes. First off, this week we say goodbye to Marcos “Chino” Maidana, who announced his retirement after a two year hiatus. Chino seemed content with two monster paydays back in 2014 against Floyd Mayweather, JR. and the showing he put up. After considerable weight gain, Marcos decided to exit the ring wars on his terms, to which we can only say, bravo! Hell kid, I personally think you took 9 rounds from Floyd your first go at it and Kenny Bayless was relentless at hand cuffing you in the rematch, never allowing your two feet into Mayweather, JR.’s real estate. The through whipping you administered to Adrien Broner was a classic beat down solving the previously unbeaten “problem.” Ringside Report wishes you a glorious retirement and hopes you never need to make a comeback for cash or boredom.
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson showed the world why he’s the number 1 contender for the light heavyweight title when he fought fellow perennial contender Glover Texeira. Both fighters brought power to the table, both had the desire to get the next shot at the belt.
Texeira, ask for the fight with glover but as the old adage say “be careful what you wish for”.
Donald “Comb Over” Trump makes boxing news in this story associated with Mike Tyson. Read HERE.
Friday night inside of the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Golden Boy prospect, Vyacheslav “Slava” Shabranskyy, 16-0, 13 KO’s took on Oscar Riojas, 10-5, 3 KO’s, from Laredo, Texas in an 8 round Light Heavyweight bout. Slava came out the first few rounds and out boxed the slower Riojas, utilizing his jab and longer reach to control the pace. In the 3rd, Shabranskyy caught Riojas with a straight left, flooring him. Oscar made it to his feet and was then hit with another solid right forcing the referee to step in and stop the bout at the 1:43 mark of the 3rd. “In the first round, I wanted to feel him out, find out what he had as a fighter. By the second round I started to expose his weaknesses and knew that I could finish the fight early, and that was what my corner was telling me to do, said Shabranskyy. I try to make sure I listen to my corner as they can see things that I can’t. Luckily we were able to finish the fight early and I am looking forward to the next fight.” Shabranskyy moves to 17-0, 14 KO’s.
In the main event for Sho Box: The New Generation, in Rochester, N.Y, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, 18-0, 16 KO’s stopped his toughest opponent to date in Fred Kassi, 18-6-1, 10 KO’s, and retained his WBO-NABO Heavyweight championship belt. Kassi withdrew from the fight with a hurt hand after the third round; however, “Big Baby” (295 lbs) was demonstrating his superior size and strength over his game challenger by pounding him with devastating body shots throughout the third round. Kassi appeared dazed and hurt several times throughout the round, and seemed very wobbly heading back to his corner after absorbing some major head and body blows from his undefeated foe.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller won by third-round TKO over veteran Fred Kassi in the ShoBox: The New Generation main event, Friday, live on SHOWTIME from Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.
Following a cagey first round that favored Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs), Brooklynite Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs), turned up the body work and pressure in rounds two and three. After landing 36-of-57 power shots in the third and racking up 30 connects to the body, Kassi retired on the stool between rounds, citing a hand injury. Miller landed an impressive 57 percent of his power shots for the fight and limited Kassi to 22 percent of his hooks, crosses and uppercuts.
Former Heavyweight Champion Lennnox Lewis has made headlines once again. Read HERE.
Boxing trainer Abel Sanchez known to never mince words had the following to say about Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez.
NABA Lightweight Champion Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia will face off with Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30. The new 12-round main event, which is set to replace formerly announced headliner Andrew “El Chango” Cancio who is now fighting against Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. on the Canelo vs. Smith pay-per-view undercard on September 17, will kick off the fall season of fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.
Somner Martin 142 – Mykal Fox 140.5
Luther Smith 211 – Mike Balogun 234
Jordan White 122 – Sergio Aguilar 121.5
Unbeaten prospect Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant is closing in on making the leap from prospect to contender and hopes to help cement that position when he takes on hard-hitting Juan De Angel in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, August 23 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. and features undefeated light heavyweight prospects Carlos Congora and Ronald Mixon in an eight-round bout.
Read what Tyson “Give Me A Pint” Fury said that shocked the UK boxing scene and the Queen.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has harsh words for Kell Brook. Read HERE.
And so the end is near… AIBA face a final curtain…
Rio is almost done. And so now in the UK we are looking out for the new stars of our new future – the Olympics promised us such but it seems we may be disappointed. From whither shall they come? For many of us it is a tale of, to whence did they go?
Just nine days before the highly anticipated “Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull” event on August 26 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., injuries sustained by main card fighters Henry Corrales and Lena Ovchynnikova have shaken things up a bit. Undefeated featherweight A.J. McKee (4-0) will now face Cody Walker (7-2), while Bubba Jenkins (11-2) and Georgi Karakhanyan (24-6-1) find themselves in a featherweight feature fight during the SPIKE-televised main card.
As fans from around the world get ready to descend on the home of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the world championship showdown between former two-division world champion and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) and current WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion, Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1,13 KOs), Golden Boy Promotions today announced the Saturday, September 17 event will also feature three non-stop action fights as part of the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Former world title challenger Willie “El Mongoose” Monroe, Jr. (20-2, 6 KO’s ) of Rochester, N.Y. will take on blood-and-guts contender, “King” Gabriel Rosado (23-9, 13 KO’s, 1 NC) of Philadelphia, in a 12-round, middleweight bout as the co-main event to Canelo vs. Smith. The sure-fire action fight features two of boxing’s most resilient fighters who have taken on the top fighters in the division on their rise to stardom, garnering praise and respect from boxing fans. With a final run up the middleweight ladder at stake for the winner, this 50/50 fight will feature non-stop action and two warriors desperate for a win.
Hello boxing fans and welcome to the first addition of “The Mouth Piece” by me, Lisa “Too Fierce” Cohen. Firstly, I’d like to thank “Bad” Brad Berkwitt for offering me the opportunity to sound off here on RSR. So let’s get to it.
Boxing has been a part of my life in one way or another since I was a child. As early as age nine I have been a fan of boxing especially of “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali who I would often dream of someday being just like. But, while I sat there in front of the television set wishing for the chance to become a World Champion just as him, I was clueless as to what it took to actually be on that level. Maybe it was how easy he made his job look. Even the getting hit part. I just figured, knowing how to box just came naturally and what you didn’t know, your corner would tell you right there on the television.
Errol Spence, JR, Alexis Arguello, Heather Hardy Vs Shelley Vincent PICK & Muhammad Ali – Joe Louis World Impact – RSR Video Email Bag Show
Former IFBA Female Super Bantamweight Champion Lisa “Too Fierce” Cohen Joins Ringside Report “The Heart of Boxing”
Former IFBA Female Super Bantamweight Champion & Author Lisa “Too Fierce” Cohen is the newest Feature Writer on Ringside Report. She will be bringing you her column several times a week called “The Mouth Piece”. On behalf the entire team, we welcome her aboard.
Since being named mandatory challenger, Commey has been patiently waiting for his opportunity to fight for the IBF strap, and with a date and venue now confirmed, the undefeated 29 year-old says he is ready to fulfil his destiny and bring the belt home to Ghana.
‘’It feels great to be finally fighting for a World title, and come fight night I will be fully prepared come what may,’’ says the former Ghanaian, Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental Champion, who is currently in Accra training alongside coach Carl Lokko at the Bronx Boxing Gym.