Join Robert Cassidy with ringside seats in the world of Boxing.
1. Andre Ward, super middleweight, (26-0): Ward has beaten Mikkel Kessler, Allan Green, Sakio Bika, Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch and Chad Dawson dating back to November 2009. No fighter has beaten a string of fighters that good in succession. A shoulder injury forced Ward to cancel a scheduled fight against Kelly Pavlik. He’s still No. 1.
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (43-0): Although...Read more »
The Neutral Corner presents its fight wish list for 2013.
Floyd Mayweather (40-0) vs. Anyone: We want to see Mayweather fight anyone at this point. We know the “Money” man is very particular about who he fights and when, but its time he starts to justify why fans need to wait forever between fights. Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Tim Bradley are just a few of the several fighters we’d...Read more »
Andre Ward doesn’t plan on letting a shoulder injury stop his progress up boxing’s ladder.
The WBA and WBC super middleweight champion had to back out of a fight against Kelly Pavlik which was originally scheduled for January 26, but moved to March because of Ward’s injury.
Now the fight has been canceled with no talk of a future date.
Said Ward: “When I first got injured, there...Read more »
The NBC fight card featuring heavyweights Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham turned out to be a successful for nearly all involved.
It didn’t work out well for Cunningham, who thought he was robbed. Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) scored a 116-112, 115-113, 113-115 split-decision win over Cunningham (25-5, 12 KOs). Many observers believed Cunningham deserved the decision.
Cunningham’s plight notwithstanding,...Read more »
If you are like me, you are probably still scrabbling for Christmas gifts. Here's a good one, albeit a bit on the expensive side. It's a photo book called, "AT THE FIGHTS: Inside the World of Professional Boxing."
Photographer Howard Schatz offers a unique perspective with this 224-page book, that includes 320 photos. Schatz had unparalleled access while putting this book together...Read more »
Boxing is back on network TV and at least one promoter –Main Event boss Kathy Duva– is excited as she has ever been about boxing.
Two of Main Event’s top fighters, heavyweights Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Steve “USS” Cunningham, will square off on Saturday evening at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. live on NBC.
No, that is not a misprint. NBC will broadcast a live boxing...Read more »
It was a win that Amir Khan needed in the worst way.
After losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, some suggested that the former champion hang up the gloves. This was especially true after Khan’s devastating 4th-round knockout loss at the hands of Garcia.
Khan (27-3, 18 KOs) came back in a big way on Saturday night, scoring a 10th-round TKO over Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) at...Read more »
Now that Juan Manuel Marquez has finally gotten over the hump, what’s next?
His knockout of Manny Pacquiao with a few seconds left in the sixth round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has elevated his already cult-like status in Mexico. But where does he go from here? Does he hang it up?
Marquez will have his choice of opponents to fight next year. Among those choices includes...Read more »
When Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez sqaure off on Saturday night it won't be the only time two great fighters mixed up four or more times.
Sugar Ray Robinson fought Jake LaMotta six times, Jersey Joe Walcott hooked up with Ezzard Charles and Emille Griffith fought Luis Rodriguez four times.
Here’s a list of many great four-fight sagas
Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez (four...Read more »
How important is Saturday’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez to Manny Pacquiao? It’s of the utmost importance if Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights twice in 2013 like his advisor Leonard Ellerbe said.
Despite winning a close decision against Marquez in their third bout last November and a controversial loss to Tim Bradley on June 9, a big-money fight against Mayweather will still be on the table...Read more »