The Neutral Corner

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

Gennady Golovkin ready for big time

Gennady Golovkin at weigh-ins for his WBA/IBO middleweight

(Credit: Top Rank/Chris Farina)

Gennady Golovkin may say he sole focus is on Matthew Macklin, but in the back of his mind he’s certainly thinking about a possible fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Felix Sturm. It wouldn’t be a shock if Sergio Martinez was part of his long term plans.

Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs) will square off against Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Ct. on...

Read more »

Martinez vs. Chavez Jr., plus Canelo Alvarez recap

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., left, and Sergio Martinez

(Credit: AP)

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 »

Predictions: Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., left, and Sergio Martinez

(Credit: AP)

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 »

Martinez vs. Chavez Jr. on September 15

WBC middleweight Diamond champion Sergio Martinez of Argentina

If you let Sergio Martinez tell the story, the only reason WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is in the position he’s in is because of his name. Chavez Jr. is the son of former Mexican great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

Martinez (pictured) hasn’t tried to hide his disdain for Chavez.

“It is very simple. I cannot accept the fact he is world champion,” Martinez said. “The only...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Boxing videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday