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Luis Collazo will be fighting for many things when he takes on Victor Ortiz on Jan. 30 at Barclays Center.
In addition to setting himself up for big money bout in the near future, the former WBA welterweight champion from Brooklyn will be fighting to impress Brookville 15-year-old Allie Genatt.
Genatt suffers from Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease that damages kidney...Read more »
Middleweight Marquis Davis lost his tooth during a unanimous-decision loss against Antoine Douglas on Friday night. After kicking the tooth out of the ring he kept on fighting.
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Father and son combo Floyd and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the 2014 New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inductee class.
Other boxers being inducted include Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan Laporte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton and Terry McGovern.
Trainer and ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas and promoter Lou DiBella head the list of non-boxer...Read more »
The battle for Canada might be put on hold for a while.
In the moments following Jean Pascal’s unanimous-decision win over Lucian Bute on Saturday night at the Bell Centre, Pascal acted like he was best friends with fellow Canadian boxing star Adonis Stevenson.
“I don’t care what’s next. Adonis is a world champion,” said Pascal. “I’m very proud of him. He’s Black like me. He’s from my...Read more »
Hearing a boxer utter the term “boxing is my life” is pretty commonplace these days. But finding a boxer who is literally fighting for his life is rare.
During World War II Jewish men were forced to box on Saturday night for their lives. Winners would receive extra food. Losers would receive a slow death in a gas chamber.
Thus was the situation Jewish boxer Samson Abrams found himself...Read more »
It has been announced that Long Island heavyweight Derric Rossy is returning to the ring on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. Rossy (28-7) meets Philadelphia's Joey Dawejko (8-3) in the 10-round main event. "I'm looking forward to my fight against Dawejko on the 25th," said Rossy, who is from Medford. "Trust me, I'm not looking past him." ...Read more »
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (45-0): Is there really any reason to even explain why Mayweather is No. 1 in the world? After taking apart the sport’s top young fighter in Canelo Alvarez, Mayweather, 36, proved he still has it. His next bout is scheduled for May. Amir Khan is rumored to be the opponent.
2. Andre Ward, super middleweight (27-0): Ward returned to the ring in November...Read more »
Here’s the Neutral Corner’s annual fight wish list for 2014. We understand that many of these fights won’t happen, but we can always dream.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao: We promise this is the last time we will ask for this fight. Is there a snowball’s chance it could happen in 2014? If Pacquiao’s tax problems have been accurately reported, there is a possibility. Mayweather has...Read more »
Even Adrien Broner’s mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks the brash young fighter got a little too big for his britches.
We’re referring to Broner’s decision to stay at welterweight and fight Marcos Maidana, instead of moving back to junior welterweight or even lightweight after his fight against Paulie Malignaggi.
Broner had trouble dealing with the power of Maidana, a stronger puncher...Read more »
Sometimes a boxer just need to be humbled.
Broner learned the hard way during his unanimous-decision loss to Marcos Maidana (117-109, 116-109 and 115-110) at the Alamodome on Showtime on Saturday night that boxing isn't about talent. It's about being sensible.
Up until his fight with Paulie Malignaggi last June, Broner fought as either a super featherweight or a lightweight....Read more »