Videos Of Isaac Hlatshwayo, Oleg Maskaev Getting Knocked Out Friday

Two videos of upset wins from yesterday for you, after the jump: one of heavyweight Nagy Aguilera knocking out Oleg Maskaev, one with highlights of welterweight Dejan Zavec knocking out Isaac Hlatshwayo. The Maskaev loss is a tiny bit more shocking, not because Maskaev was very good or nothin’. This was supposed to be a […]

Lou DiBella, Boxing’s Man Of Integrity

It’s so rare for a boxing promoter to turn down free money because of moral compunctions that when it happens, it simply must be trumpeted loudly and from as high a perch as can be found. Today, Lou DiBella sent out a news release announcing that he was severing his relationship with super middleweight Jermain […]

Preview/Prediction Roundabout: Timothy Bradley – Lamont Peterson, Vic Darchinyan – Tomas Rojas And Jean Pascal – Adrian Diaconu II [UPDATED]

With six major televised fights ahead this weekend, we’ll split them in two for a shortened version of the usual preview and prediction column. Today: The Saturday Showtime card and the Friday card [UPDATE: It won’t air on after all]. Yesterday: The Saturday HBO card [Post-script on that entry: It’s been updated with […]

Preview/Prediction Roundabout: Juan Diaz – Paulie Malignaggi II, Vitali Klitschko – Kevin Johnson And Victor Ortiz – Antonio Diaz [UPDATED: NO SPOILERS!]

With six major televised fights ahead this weekend, we’ll split them in two for a shortened version of the usual preview and prediction column. Today: The Saturday HBO card. Tomorrow: The Saturday Showtime card and the Friday card. [UPDATE: Please, since the Vitali Klitschko-Kevin Johnson fight airs on tape delay on HBO in the […]

Weekend Afterthoughts: How Can Judging Be Fixed?; How Good Are Paul Williams And Sergio Martinez?; What Are Some, Shall We Say, “Alternative” Uses For My Eyeglasses?; And More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s good to be back home. After a crazy week away — 13 fights, three cities, 20 blog entries, one promoter insulting me, several lost items, six Internet friends met in person and countless dollars spent Saturday night on drinks and… let’s just call them “entertainers” — there’s nothing like your own […]

Paul Williams Decisions Sergio Martinez And Chris Arreola Knocks Out Brian Minto In As Good A Double-Header As You Could Hope For Out Of Boxing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Middleweight Paul Williams came out ahead of Sergio Martinez in a ridiculously entertaining war Saturday night that was marked by two 1st round knockdowns, wild swings in momentum and one horrible scorecard. Martinez proved he’d be as tough an opponent as most thought he would despite being a 4-1 underdog, and […]

Paul Williams – Sergio Martinez Live Blog, Round By Round

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — We’re live ringside for the HBO double-header between middleweights Paul Williams and Sergio Martinez and heavyweights Chris Arreola and Brian Minto. Two rules: 1. I’ll be giving posting the results of each round, and my score, upon each round’s completion. Until then, I’ll be observing the fight, so if that doesn’t […]

Shading And Definition: Paul Williams – Sergio Martinez Preview And Prediction

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Saturday night might have been the defining fight Paul Williams needed, had he gotten middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in the ring as originally schedule and beaten him. The replacement opponent, Sergio Martinez, won’t give that to him, but he very well might tell us one very important thing about Williams. As […]

Quick Jabs: Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao Getting Very Close; Victor Conte + Andre Ward = ?; Misunderstanding What “European” Is; More

You want to question whether somebody’s on performance-enhancing drugs? Evidently, plenty of people in boxing do, based on numerous unfounded allegations against the best boxer in the sport. But how’s this for eyebrow-raising material: Super middleweight Andre Ward and heavyweight Eddie Chambers are both clients of Victor Conte, the BALCO founder who claims he’s gone […]

Class And Class: Amir Khan – Dmitriy Salita Preview And Prediction

It would be hard, as a journalist, not to focus on the salacious “Oh get this, a Jew is fighting a Muslim” angle of Saturday’s boxing match between junior welterweights Amir Khan and Dmitriy Salita, but so far from what I’ve seen everyone has been on their behavior, for the most part. Part of it […]

On Versus, Another Bad Decision As Tim Coleman Somehow Beats Mike Arnaoutis

It must be “Bad Decision Week” in boxing. (Suggested rejoinder for the cynical commenter: “When ISN’T it ‘Bad Decision Week’ in boxing?”) Two judges awarded a decision to Tim Coleman over Mike Arnaoutis in a junior welterweight fight I scored 116-112 for Arnaoutis on Versus Thursday night, less than a week over one of the […]

The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule: Versus And Showtime Show Some Shows; Marco Huck Vs. Ola Afolabi; More

Today and tomorrow, I’ll have previews of the two biggest fights of the weekend: Amir Khan-Dmitriy Salita (junior welterweight) and Paul Williams-Sergio Martinez (middleweight), both Saturday. I’ve also already previewed the Williams-Martinez undercard. But there’s a boxing card tonight and a few other tidbits worth mentioning, so mention them I shall. Versus card, New York […]