By Eugene Green The nineties were an exciting time for the welterweight and the light welterweight divisions. Great battles were waged; from the ashes of the old titans new stars were born. The old guard of the eighties held on as long as it could, in the futile struggle against time, eventually plunging into the [...]
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By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt Takalani Ndlovu, 32-6, 18 KO’s took the IBF Super Bantamweight Title from Steve Molitor, 33-2, 12 KO’s by a unanimous decision. When the scorecards were tallied, Ndlovu was the winner by 118-110 (twice) and 116-112.
By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt WBA Featherweight Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, 20-0, 16 KO’s knocked Jorge Solis, 40-3-2, 29 KOs down five times in the four rounds the fight lasted. In round four, Gamboa dropped Solis again and Referee David Fields waved the fight off at 1:31 of the 4th round.
Complied by Mike Plunkett Heading into our fifth straight excellent weekend of boxing, 2011 is shaping up to be better for consistent action than had been the case a year ago. This weekend features two excellent title bouts in the lighter weight divisions, one of which headlined by the 19-0, 15 KO’s Yuriorkis Gamboa, one [...]
By Geno McGahee Friday ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights This Friday, Erislandy Lara, 15-0, 10 KO’s, will come to ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights this week, as he takes on Carlos Molina, 17-4-1, 5 KO’s, in a ten round light middleweight match. Lara is a Cuban southpaw that has knocked out his last four opponents in [...]
Former junior welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will step back onto the big stage against Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Cotto in a 10-round welterweight fight on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “We promised to deliver the best fights for the April 9 pay-per-view and we are continuing to [...]
By Joseph Garcia Miguel Cotto returned on March 12th, against Ricardo Mayorga at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Withstanding Mayorga’s taunts and chopping right hands, Cotto scored a 12th Round TKO after hitting Mayorga with a beautiful left hook.
By Eugene Green Two years ago, his Majesty King Arthur appeared to be a warrior worthy of the highest accolades. His fearless heart and brutal punching power, complemented by a shrewd fighting brain, led him to demolish all obstacles in his path, no matter the odds. We saw him grind out a 12-round decision with [...]
By Geno McGahee Finally the biggest fight to be made in the heavyweight division is being made. IBO/IBF/WBO Heavyweight Champion, Wladimir Klitschko, 55-3, 49 KO’s, will be taking on WBA Heavyweight Champion, David “Hayemaker” Haye, 25-1, 23 KO’s, in late July.
By Geno McGahee EPIX – The Intro to Boxing Last Saturday’s WBC Heavyweight Title fight was supposed to be the launch of EPIX into boxing coverage and what better way to start then with a heavyweight title fight? Vitali Klitschko, 42-2, 39 KO’s, the defending champion was up against the former Gold Medalist and top [...]
Sutton’s Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor is in confident mood ahead of this Saturday’s showdown with Tyler Goodjohn, at the Tony Simms (TBS Promotions) promoted event at the Prince Regent in Chigwell, Essex. Connor will be looking to bring his excellent boxing skills in to play against Goodjohn on Saturday, however if needs be he’ll be just [...]
By Brian Wilbur Boxing eras are judged on two factors. First is the number of superstars. Second is the depth of talent just below the elite status fighters. This generation of boxers has two outstanding future hall of famers in Pacquiao and Mayweather. This era is tremendously weak when it comes to the second category, [...]
Shane Mosley – Manny Pacquiao: Sugar Shane Reveals Boxing Secrets in Boxing Interviews of a Lifetime
There are many books that are released about boxing, but very few have gotten the response of CEO/Publisher of RSR, “Bad” Brad Berkwitt’s “BOXING INTERVIEWS OF A LIFETIME,” featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in boxing and entertainment. Shane Mosley, George Foreman, Ron Lyle, Vinny Paz, Roy Jones, JR., and the list goes [...]
Heavyweight David Tua (53-3-2, 43 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over journeyman Demetrice King (15-20, 13 KOs) Saturday night at TelstraClear Pacific in Manukau City, New Zealand. The 38-year-old Tua was in command the whole way, but showed few signs of being the fearsome puncher who has scored 43 KOs in his 52 [...]
Former World Boxing Association lightweight champion Paulus “The Hitman” Moses (27-1, 19 KOs) bolstered his chances of another title shot on Saturday by scoring a first-round knockout over Argentine opponent Miguel Lombardo at the Windhoek Country Club Resort in Namibia. Moses landed a picture-perfect body shot near the end of the opening stanza that sent [...]
By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt IBF Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute, 28-0, 23 KO’s dominated a game Brian Magee, 34-4-1, 24 KOS throughout ten rounds of his 8th successful title defense at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Bute’s body shots made the difference throughout the fight and in the end, a beautiful uppercut finished Magee [...]
By Geno McGahee Vitali Klitschko, 42-2, 39 KO’s, successfuly retained his WBC Heavyweight Title via 1st round stoppage when challenger, Odlanier Solis, 17-1, 12 KO’s, blew out his knee. Solis landed decently in the first round until the injury, and it it is yet another big disappointment for the sport of boxing.
By Geno McGahee The crowded super middleweight division has several fighters vying for the distinction of the best 168 pounder. Leading the pack is IBF Kingpin, Lucian Bute, 27-0, 22 KO’s, a southpaw out of Canada that has grown a legion of followers and has not disappointed them.
By Eugene Green A Prodigy, a Miracle, a Wonder. On top of that, a cyclist and a model. The Argentine Sergio Martinez came into the sport as a late bloomer, pushing all the way through the top with his raw talent. It was only a matter of time until the fireworks junkies were irreversibly subdued [...]
By Geno McGahee This Saturday, the WBC Heavyweight Champion, Vitali Klitschko, 41-2, 38 KO’s, defends his title against the talented challenger, Odlanier Solis, 17-0, 12 KO’s. Klitschko has been dominant but his recent opposition has raised some eyebrows. Defenses against the over the hill Shannon Briggs and overmatched Albert Sosnowski have not force the public [...]
By Damien Norman On Saturday August 25th, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland entered the ring as a Boxing professional and it was clear there was a potential superstar in the making. Notching up a considerable 23 wins and 20 KO’s, in 2008 Kirkland took on Brian Vera in his toughest test [...]
By Joseph Garcia On May 7th, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao returns to the ring against future Hall of Famer “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Many critics have written off Shane as over-the-hill and are calling this a huge mismatch (evident by the odds makers having Shane listed currently as a [...]
By Manoj Bhat (Managing Editor’s Note: Manoj Bhat is our newest Feature Writer at RSR. I, along with the rest of the team, welcome him aboard!) It is a common trap that most of us as fans of any sport fall into – comparing the present generation with the greats of the past. It is [...]
By Geno McGahee Last Saturday, the WBA Light Middleweight Champion of the world, Miguel Cotto, 36-2, 29 KO’s, ended the career of the wild-swinging, big-mouthed brawler, Ricardo Mayorga with a devastating left hook in the final round. It was a much tougher fight for Cotto than many anticipated and when you look at the facts [...]
Steve Bunce has pulled together a bumper collection of boxing luminaries for this Thursday”s BBC London Boxing Hour – 8-9pm Thursday 17th March 2011 on BBC London 94.9, also available on DAB and BBC iPlayer. The man himself took a little time out of his busy schedule to talk about this Thursday”s show, “This is [...]