Archive for the ‘Boxing’ Category

Eric Kelly Is The Best Thing That Happened To The MLB All-Star Game

If you don’t remember Eric Kelly, he’s arguably the greatest boxing trainer of all time. Why? Because he has proven that he will talk to anyone any type of way, and there’s nothing you will do about it but take it. He doesn’t care for your pomp and circumstance. He doesn’t...
July 24th, 2014 | Baseball, Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Is Big-Knockout Boxing The Evolution Of The Fight Game?

It’s called Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB). Developed and owned by DIRECTV, this new company/sport has recently been sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. On August 16th, BKB will put on its biggest, and likely most expensive, card to date, featuring former boxing title challengers Gabriel...
July 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Canelo Alvarez Vs. Erislandy Lara: A Lesson In The Will To Power

If you pick a fight, you have to be willing and able to hand out a beating. Erislandy Lara went old-school several months ago by calling out Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the middle of Canelo’s post-fight press conference after his win over Alfredo Angulo. That night, Lara picked the fight of his life...
July 14th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Magic Is Back In Omaha: Terence Crawford KO’s Yuriokis Gamboa

There’s another fight of the year candidate, and this one confirmed there will soon be waves in the already stacked 140-pound division. Terence Crawford, a native son of Omaha, brought back championship boxing to his hometown for the first time in over 40 years. Against Yuriorkis Gamboa, a Cuban-national...
June 30th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Robert Guerrero And Yoshihiro Kamegai Deliver A Fight Of The Year Candidate

Sometimes the best fights have the least fanfare. Being slated between a history-making middleweight bout and the return of Canelo Alvarez meant that there wasn’t much space to really promote Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai. But on Saturday night, these warriors delivered one...
June 23rd, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Chris Algieri Shocks The Boxing World In Split Decision Win Over Ruslan Provodnikov

Saturday night’s fight between Ruslan “Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov and Chris Algieri was perfectly captured by the closing remark of HBO’s Jim Lampley: “Boxing is the theater of the unexpected.” Until Provodnikov’s first title bout was scheduled and Algieri named as his opponent, few...
June 16th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Hands Of Stone Turns 63: Roberto Duran’s Legacy Still Lives On

“I’m not God – but I’m something similar.” – Roberto Duran In boxing, perhaps no fighter in the history of the sport has more epitomized the word “machismo” than Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran. Born in the small Latin American country of Panama, he fought with a ferocity that was...
June 16th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Miguel Cotto Puts Sergio Martinez Out Of His Misery

Saturday night delivered boxing fans the most shocking first round of the Sweet Science this year. A supercharged Miguel Cotto came out with the collective power of every Puerto Rican in New York and knocked Sergio Martinez around the ring for the entire first round, giving the champion a taste of the...
June 9th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Top 5 Reasons To Watch Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez

On Saturday night in Madison Square Garden — the old mecca of boxing —two giants of the boxing world will collide in a fight for pride, history and the almighty dollar. A fight many thought would never happen is finally here. In a few days, Miguel Cotto will face off against Sergio “La Maravilla”...
June 4th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Here’s 8 Hilarious Rounds Of Boxing And Comedians Doing Battle

Boxing. Just because someone gets punched in the face doesn’t mean it always has to be serious — at least not for the people outside the ring. Two-time NYC Golden Glove Champ, four-time National Amateur Champ and Olympic Team Alternate Eric Kelly showed the world via a viral YouTube video that when...
May 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, Lists | Read More

The Secret Of Muhammad Ali: Al Satterwhite’s Photography Book Profiles The Return Of Ali In 1970

At only 26 years old, Al Satterwhite won the boxing lottery. He picked up the phone and was told that Time Magazine wanted to send him out the 5th Street Gym to cover Muhammad Ali as he trained for his first fight in over three years. It was 1970. Satterwhite would shadow the living legend from his...
May 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, The Book Club | Read More

The Score: Bermane Stiverne Becomes The First Haitian-Born Heavyweight Champion

Boxing history was going to be made on ESPN this past Saturday night, one way or the other. Either Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola would become the first Mexican-American to hold the heavyweight crown, or Bermane Stiverne would be the first Haitian-born fighter to do so. In the end, the green WBC...
May 12th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Floyd Mayweather Wins While Marcos Maidana Continues To Impress

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in the fight of his life on Saturday night. For 12 rounds, Marcos Maidana accomplished what no man before him has been able to: He bullied the pound-for-pound champion. Perhaps for the first time ever, Mayweather was not the ring general he’s been with all his previous opponents....
May 5th, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More

Thunder And Lighting: Julio Cesar Chavez Vs. Meldrick Taylor

On paper Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor gave all the signs of something special. The B-side of the attraction was a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist, with what Bernard Hopkins would undoubtedly call a “slick Black” style. But Medrick Taylor’s temperament never let him use his hand and foot speed,...
May 2nd, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Cinco De Mayweather: A Night Of Bright Boxing Stars

We’re only days away from the Super Bowl of boxing. On Saturday May 3, the pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KOs), returns to the ring to unify the WBC and WBA welterweight titles and to defend his much coveted undefeated record. But he isn’t the only one with a lot on...
April 29th, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More

Game Of Thrones: Boxing Edition, Volume Two – On Top Rank, Golden Boy And The Road Ahead

Often, a fighter needs more than a clever matchmaker to sit on one of the thrones in boxing. Sometimes he needs a good lawyer, a gutsy and aggressive champion—a Daario Naharis, a Jaquen H’ghar, or a Hound—to help break free of a greedy promoter or manager. But bringing in a lawyer is expensive,...
April 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Game Of Thrones: Boxing Edition, Volume One – Bernard Hopkins Is An Alien

There are two types of thrones in boxing: the one for titles and the one for money. Usually, to sit on one throne means to sit on the other, but not always. If you don’t understand this essential dichotomy of the sport it can easily appear a messy and haphazard arrangement of match ups and business...
April 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Manny Pacquiao: Correcting History And Maybe Looking To Make Some More

Manny Pacquaio was dominant in his rematch against undefeated Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley Jr. In the domination, there were some similarities with their first fight, but the second time around both boxers became slightly mimeographed versions of their greater, true selves — Pacquiao just...
April 14th, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More

Sergey Kovalev Continues To ‘Krush’

Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev 23-0-1 (21 KO) is everything that his countryman, President Vladimir Putin, wishes he was. Putin puts on elaborate, bare-chested photo shoots in the woods in an attempt to convince his constituents and the world that he yields as much power in his bare hands as he does...
March 31st, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: This Is Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s Last Fight

Living in one of the few newspaper cities in existence, you always catch a glimpse of what the people of this New York are keeping tabs on. Normally, they’re nose deep in the drivel of Page 6 or trying to impress the young redhead by flipping through the Arts section of the New York Times. However,...
March 11th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Boxing | Read More