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Canelo Pulls Out

Canelo Pulls Out

What was supposed to be the biggest boxing match of 2018 has been called off. Canelo Alvarez announced today that he would be pulling out of his May 5 re-match with Gennady Golovkin. It was inevitable, of course–the shoe that has been hanging in the air for weeks now, waiting to drop. In February Alvarez [...]

April 4, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

The Heavyweight Top 10

The Heavyweight Top 10

March was a big month in heavyweight boxing. With April underway, it’s time to update the rankings. 1. Anthony Joshua The big Brit was less than sizzling last weekend in Wales. But he did enough to edge Joseph Parker. He’s got three of the four belts and a knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko. That’s enough [...]

April 3, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Anthony Joshua “Workman-Like” in Win

Anthony Joshua “Workman-Like” in Win

On Saturday night in Wales Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker to unify three of the four alphabet-soup heavyweight belts. We are perhaps as little as one fight away from having the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion in a generation. This is a good moment for boxing. But let’s not oversell things, either. If Joshua vs. Parker [...]

April 3, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Anthony Joshua is Boxing’s Best Hope

Anthony Joshua is Boxing’s Best Hope

It’s an oft-stated and true statement: As the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing. Hardcore fans can get behind fighters of all sizes. The purists will often appreciate the elevated craft of a featherweight over the slugging power of a big man. But for the casual fans–the ones who drive mainstream interest, it’s heavyweight or [...]

March 29, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Does Joseph Parker Have a Shot Against Anthony Joshua?

Does Joseph Parker Have a Shot Against Anthony Joshua?

Joseph Parker will be a significant underdog this weekend when he faces Anthony Joshua. It’s understandable. Joshua has been the most impressive heavyweight to emerge in the past decade. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and has gone 20-0 with 20 KOs since turning professional. The only time he has struggled in [...]

March 27, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price

Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price

Most of the attention in the boxing world this week will be on Anthony Joshua’s clash with Joseph Parker. That is understandable. Joshua and Parker are both undefeated, heavyweight belt holders, still in their 20s. It doesn’t get much better than this. But do not overlook the primary undercard tilt: Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price. [...]

March 26, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Throwback Post: Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Zora Folley

Throwback Post: Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Zora Folley

On March 22, 1967 Muhammad Ali knocked out Zora Folley in seven rounds. It would be the last time the greatest heavyweight in boxing history would enter the ring for three-and-one-half years. After this bout Ali was stripped of his title, his right to a boxing license denied. Folley is remembered now mostly by boxing [...]

March 23, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne

Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne

Saturday at the 02 Arena in London, heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne face off. Given the raised profile this division has been enjoying in 2018, this is a very important fight. Browne is 25-0 with 22 KOs. Two years ago, in March 2016, Browne briefly fought his way into the division’s top 10, [...]

March 21, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Kevin Johnson vs. Michael Grant

Kevin Johnson vs. Michael Grant

Saturday in Potsdam, Germany, Kevin Johnson battles Michael Grant. This fight is not very relevant to the top of the heavyweight division. But is a curiosity for sure, and one I can not pass up commenting upon. Johnson and Grant are both former heavyweight contenders who have long since passed into the status of “guys [...]

March 20, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

As we head toward the Spring Equinox this week, it’s a good time to update boxing’s pound-for-pound top 10. No. 10: Errol Spence Jr., IBF Welterweight Champion For me, this spot was nearly a toss-up between Spence and fellow welterweight belt holder Keith Thurman. I gave the edge to Spence, because I feel his stoppage [...]

March 19, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0