Mayweather Vs McGregor: Get Your Irish Up

The Irish culture dictates that if you are not interested in school you must find a trade and begin the working life. The trade Conor McGregor pursued was already built into his DNA. The Irish have a strong affection for the fight game, but none have been able to rise to the level of Conor […]

Rances Barthelemy Overcomes Weirdness To Win Decision

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Lightweight Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs) looks poised to step up in weight after his split decision victory over Mickey Bey (22-2-10, 10KOs). Two ringside judges turned in correct, respectable scorecards, 117-110 and 116-111. Judge Hilton Whitaker III turned in a bogus 117-110 scorecard for Mickey Bey. The cards were expected to […]

Freddie Roach On How Pacquiao Beats Mayweather

Last June standing in the lobby of a New York City hotel, a few days prior to the Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez fight at Madison Square Garden, Freddie Roach stared me in the eyes and said, “We’re going to knock this guy out.” He continued with, “Have you ever been in the ring? What […]

Joel Diaz Knows Timothy Bradley Could Face Judges’ Payback In Manny Pacquiao Rematch

LAS VEGAS — Timothy Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz spoke assertively during his roundtable discussion inside the MGM Grand media center Thursday morning: “I’m telling you right now,” Diaz said while flaring his arms like an Italian trying to punctuate an expression. “Tim Bradley is 100 percent ready mentally and physically to show that what happened […]

Off-TV Undercard Results For Orlando Salido Vs. Mikey Garcia

NEW YORK CITY — Steve Zemach is ringside in Madison Square Garden, covering the off-TV undercard for Saturday’s HBO show headlined by Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Angel Garcia. Results for that fight plus Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado and Roman Martinez vs. Juan Carlos Burgos will come in a subsequent post. Read here for what […]

Angelo Santana A Revelation On ShoBox With Brutal Knockout Of Johnny Garcia

(Photo credit: Tom Casino, Showtime) HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Don King Promotions assembled only the second outdoor boxing ground at Hallandale Beach’s Gulf Stream Park for Friday’s edition of ShoBox “The New Generation.” And, in a symbol of the bad luck that befell the card, it rained on the gathered crowd. The original scheduled main […]

Randall Bailey Has Formulated A Plan To Beat Devon Alexander

(Devon Alexander, left; Randall Bailey, right) When Randall Bailey walked back to his corner after the 8th round of his fight with Mike Jones, his long time trainer John David Jackson wasn’t in the center of his corner, it was his cut man, Chico Rivas. Bailey needed a knockout to win, and his corner aware […]

Tony Grano Knocks Out DaVarryl Williamson, Omar Henry Returns To Action With A Win

(Omar Henry at Friday’s weigh-in; photo via Don King Productions) HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Don King returned to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida for the second edition of “Viva Don King.” The main event featured Connecticut’s hard punching Tony Grano against veteran DeVarryl Williamson. The main event began with two lackluster rounds. There […]