December 10th at the Hulu Theatre: Highlighting Some of the Best Young Talent in Boxing
On December 10th, at the Hulu Theater in New York City, Teofimo Lopez will take on Sandor Martin for WBO international junior lightweight championship after Lopez’s initial opponent, Jose Pedraza, pulled out with an illness. This may be a more interesting fight, as Martin (40-2, 13 ko) is more in
Mykquan Williams, Stephan Shaw Shine in Broadway Boxing’s Return
Jr. welterweight prospect Mykquan Williams (19-0-1, 8 ko) boxed beautifully, and banged when he needed to in a clear unanimous decision win over Clarence Booth (21-6, 13) in the main event of DiBella Entertainment’s “Broadway Boxing” revamp. For the first three rounds, despite a pretty substantial size advantage, Williams controlled
Jose Pedraza out, Sandor Martin in Against Teofimo Lopez Dec. 10th
Jose Pedraza has suffered an illness and will no longer be fighting Teofimo Lopez in New York December 10th. Instead, Lopez will face the crafty southpaw from Spain, Sandor Martin. Martin (40-2, 13 ko) is just a year removed from a massive upset win over Mikey Garcia, and while he
KEYS TO VICTORY: Devin Haney vs. George Kambosas 2
The rematch for the undisputed lightweight championship between Devin Haney and George Kambosas Jr. feels mostly obligatory. Kambosas had a rematch clause in his contract, and naturally chose to enforce it after a one sided decision victory for Haney back in June. When looking a rematch like this, where the
Death of Queen Elizabeth Postpones Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall Mega-Fight
The death of Queen Elizabeth has postponed the one of the biggest cards of the year, including the superfight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall, and the Jr. Lightweight unification fight between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner. The event has been rescheduled for October 15th at the O2 Arena in
Joseph Adorno Wins Tough Decision Over Hugo Roldan
In a night of competitive fights (in a sport plagued by A-side/B-side matchmaking), Joseph Adorno won a tough decision over Hugo Alberto Roldan to become the IBF Latino Jr. Welterweight champion in Saturdays ShoBox main event. All three judges scored it 95-94 for Adorno; ITRBoxing had it for Adorno 96-93.
Oleksandr Usyk Wins By Split Decision in Rematch Against Anthony Joshua
Despite all of Anthony Joshua’s adjustments and improvements, Oleksandr Usyk found a way to get the job done by split decision. There were a lot of things that Joshua did better in this fight; he didn’t fall for as many feints, he was more reactive defensively, and generally sharper. His
No Lightweight Superfight? Ryan Garcia vs Arnold Barboza Should Get Made Next
Ryan Garcia and Arnold Barboza Jr. have different promoters and fight on different networks. They have almost completely different fighting styles. They have come about their success in boxing in different ways, Garcia receiving a lot of fanfare and gaining a massive social media following, and Barboza kind of going
What Did Ryan Garcia’s 6th Round Stoppage of Javier Fortuna Tell Us?
Well, honestly, very little. Last night Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 ko) stopped Javier Fortuna (37-4-1, 26 ko) in round six of a one sided fight. But for starters, I think the performance of Fortuna should be addressed. I have been watching Javier Fortuna for the better part of a decade.
Rey Vargas Outthinks, Outboxes Mark Magsayo
Despite being dropped and hurt in round 9, Rey Vargas (36-0, 22 ko) became the new WBC featherweight champion with a split decision win over Mark Magsayo. Two judges had it 115-112 for Vargas, and one had it 114-113 for Magsayo (not reality). Magsayo came out fast early in round