Join Robert Cassidy with ringside seats in the world of Boxing.
HBO’s Boxing After Dark tripleheader, put together by promoter Lou DiBella, should be well worth the price of admission as four undefeated fighters and several hot prospects will step into the ring on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Ct.
Headlining the event is one of Lou DiBella’s mainstays Edwin Rodriguez. Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs), the...Read more »
You want to talk boxing in Brooklyn? Consider this: On June 19, 1947, Coney Island's Herbie Kronowitz beat Brownsville's Harold Green at Ebbets Field, for the middleweight title of Brooklyn. It doesn't get more Brooklyn than that. That fight, between two top 10 contenders, is just a small slice of Brooklyn's rich boxing past. Now, Golden Boy Promotions and The Barclays Center are writing a new chapter...Read more »
It’s been seven appearances at Madison Square Garden and seven wins for Miguel Cotto. Cotto has made New York City a second home. If his wins over Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium and Walkimi Young at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan are included, Cotto is 9-0 fighting in the Big Apple.
Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) will get a chance to up that mark to 10-0 when he takes on Austin Trout (25-0, 14...Read more »
Featherweight contender Rafael Vazquez is motivated by many things. But being the best boxer in the world, believe or not, isn’t at the top of the motivational list.
Vazquez has a 5-year-old daughter with autism. She has given him a completely different perspective on life and where he fits in.
Said Vazquez: “When I was young I was running the streets crazy. But when my daughter was...Read more »
There has been a change at the top. Andre Ward takes over the top spot in the Neutral Corner Top 10 pound-for-pound list. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fans won’t like it, but Ward has been active and he’s beaten most of the top 168-pound fighters in the world and the best light heavyweight. Can’t deny Ward the top spot this time.
1. Andre Ward, super middleweight, (26-0): Ward has beaten Mikkel Kessler,...Read more »
We'll be switching back and forth from HBO PPV over to Showtime for tonight's boxing.
The first major fight on the HBO card saw Cuban exile and former two-time gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux win a unanimous decision over Robert Marroquin to retain his WBA super bantamweight title. Rigondeaux dropped a bloodied Marroquin in the last round.
We are no switching over to Showtime to watch...Read more »
Sergio Martinez meets Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a middleweight title fight showdown on Saturday night on pay per view. Here are some picks:
Greg Logan, Newsday: "There was a time when promoter Lou DiBella said he wouldn't put Sergio Martinez in a ring with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. because it would be unfair for Chavez. But in the absence of other credible opposition, the combination of...Read more »
If you can’t beat ‘em…Join em?
Two of television’s most popular networks, HBO and ESPN, announced a multi-year boxing programming and marketing agreement.
Mark Taffet, HBO’s senior vice president of sports operations and pay-per view and ESPN senior vice president of global business strategy and development Marie Donoghue made the joint announcement on Tuesday.
“This agreement...Read more »
Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia is back in the saddle after surviving a horrific accident early Sunday morning on July 29. DeGuardia’s Mercedes Benz was hit head on by a car driving the wrong way on the LIE.
The driver of the other car was killed on impact. DeGuardia, who was on the way home after overseeing his sold-out boxing show “Rockin Fights 4” at the Paramount in Huntington, suffered...Read more »
Until now, whenever the subject of the top pound-for-pound boxer in the world was bought up Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao were the only names in the discussion.
Here’s a case for making Andre Ward (pictured left) the new No.1 pound-for-pound fighter. He’s beaten just about every contending 168-pound fighter in the world. The former Olympic Gold Medalist beat Mikkel Kessler, Allan...Read more »