The Neutral Corner

Join Robert Cassidy with ringside seats in the world of Boxing.

A win vs. Trout puts Alvarez in driver's seat

So just how big is this weekend for Canelo Alvarez? A convincing win against Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night would put him in the driver’s seat for his next fight.

No, it doesn’t mean Alvarez, the WBC 154-pound champion, is guaranteed a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fall, but it will give him some leverage if Mayweather wants the fight.

Since both...

Read more »

Neutral Corner fight wish list for 2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at the

(Credit: Getty Images)

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 »

No doubt about Trout's win

Austin Trout, right, throws a punch against Miguel

(Credit: Getty)

Austin "No Doubt" Trout scored a resounding 12-round win over Miguel Cotto to retain the WBA super welterweight title at Madison Square Garden. It was the first time - after seven victories - that Cotto had been defeated at the Garden.

The fight started out close, but Trout began to pull away in the middle rounds. He looked sharper and was busier than Cotto throughout the contest....

Read more »

Neutral Corner Top 10: Andre Ward No. 1

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 »

Canelo Alvarez: Fighter portrait

US boxer Floyd Mayweather (2nd L) and WBA

(Credit: Getty/ROBYN BECK)

Canelo Alvarez is an explosive young fighter who takes a huge step up this weekend when he faces future Hall-of-Famer Sugar Shane Mosley. HBO has produced this portrait of Canelo. Check it out....

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Boxing videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday