New Foe For Williams (Maybe)

Puerto Rican news site is reporting that welterweight contender Carlos Quintana has agreed to fight Paul Williams on Feb. 2. Quintana would be a substitute for Kermit Cintron, who prior to his hand injury was slated to face Williams as the headlining HBO telecast from San Lucia. MVN contacted Northeast Promotions, who promote Quintana, […]

Mayweather/Hatton: The Undercard

Dec. 8’s Floyd Mayweather/Ricky Hatton card has three kinds of insurance. It’s called the undercard, and in three different ways, all three fights could thrill if the main event fails to do so. First up is a lightweight (135 lbs.) rematch between Edner Cherry and Wes Ferguson. Cherry is a can’t-miss great “TV fighter.” He […]

Punch Drunk Ramblings – Monday Hangover Edition

Boxing had a fairly busy schedule this past weekend and with the vast majority of fights being little more than fighter showcases I have some quick opinions that must be expressed. My esteemed colleague Tim Starks called it correctly when he labeled former light heavy Antonio Tarver’s 4th rd KO over outclassed Danny Santiago as […]

Mayweather/Hatton: Keys To The Fight, Part II

A quick thought on the latest episode of Mayweather/Hatton 24/7 before getting back into the nitty-gritty of the fight itself: Anyone think Ricky Hatton is more under Floyd Mayweather’s skin than vice versa? Hatton already goaded Mayweather into taking this fight with his comments after knocking out Jose Luis Castillo in May about giving fans […]

Bautista Rebounds with a Victory

Filipino sensation Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista (24-1, 17 KO) rebounded from his first professional loss, a first round blow out at the hands of Daniel Ponce De Leon in August, to cruise to a comfortable 12 round unanimous decision over Antonio Meza (23-4, 16 KO) Sunday morning in Manila. The judges scorecards read: 117-111, 116-112, and […]

Caballero Stops Pastrana in 8

WBA super bantamweight titlist Celestino Caballero (28-2, 19 KO)successfully defended his title over tough Colombian Mauricio Pastrana (34-8-2, 22 KO) via 8th round TKO at the Gimnasio Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama. Caballero used his superior reach advantage to control the action throughout the contest as Pastrana was clearly outmatched. The end came for Pastrana […]

Mayweather/Hatton: Keys To The Fight, Part I

HBO’s Mayweather/Hatton 24/7 reality series is doing an amazing job of spotlighting the back story and personalities of both Floyd Mayweather and Ricky Hatton and their respective families, camps and assorted hangers-on. I recommend everyone — boxing fans and non-boxing fans alike — tune in Sunday, next Thursday and even hit HBO On-Demand for the […]

Donaire Looks Excellent, And Forrest Too, With A Side Of “Meh” For Tarver

Saturday night’s uninspiring Showtime card delivered better than expected, with a good showing by two of the three favorites in the triple-header and an OK performance by the third. Let’s go in order of importance, in reverse order of who has the biggest names: Nonito Donaire – Luis Maldonado This Nonito Donaire is rapidly moving […]

Introductions Are In Order

Greetings!  My name is Sean Malone and I have been been covering the sweet science for over a year now with published works appearing on,, and most recently  My infatuation with blogging came about around three years ago when I discovered that I could post my thoughts and opinions on the […]

And The New!… Boxing Blogger

Hi. I’m Tim, one of the new guys at MVN’s boxing blog. In an ideal world, Michael Buffer would be introducing me, but I don’t think he’s available, so I’m forced to do my own honors. I started my own boxing blog back in July, and since have written as well for and […]

Kirkland Wins Impressively

In what could possibly be in contention for “Round of the Year” undefeated junior middleweight prospect James Kirkland scored an impressive first round knock out power punching Allen Conyers Friday night at the Chumash Casino n Santa Ynez, CA. Kirkland, who did his best Mike Tyson impersonation complete with all black trunks and all black […]

“Undefeated”: A Look At Mayweather-Hatton

After witnessing the best year ever in the sport of Boxing, the final, and perhaps main contestants now stand ‘front and center’ on the big stage to end 2007 with a bang! As we get closer to the highly anticipated showdown between the sport of boxings mythical pound for pound Champ, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (38-0, […]

What’s Next For 147s

HBO’s triple-header on Saturday showcased top welterweight action in what has become boxings most dynamic division. The show ended the career of “the human highlight reel” Arturo Gatti, sent Walter Matthysse back to Argentina with a swollen jaw and launched Paul Williams and Kermit Cintron to top-contender status. Alfonso Gomez proved he was worthy of […]

Weekend Preview

Things are picking up in the world of boxing. Ricky Hatton solidified himself as a legitimate fighter, Wladimir Klitschko showed that he didn’t need his brother to avenge his losses and a host of good fights lay on the horizon. That being said, this weekend features eight interesting fights, including what promises to be a […]

Hatton Stops Castillo In 4 Rds!!!

Hatton Destroys Castillo Last night HBO televised a non-PPV telecast featuring Brit phenom Ricky Hatton 43-0, 43KO’s vs Jose Luis Castillo 55-8-1, 47KO’s. It was supposed to be a great fight but it was obvious from the first bell that Castillo was only a shell of what he once was. A couple years ago we […]