Showtime Evening Of Junior Middleweights: Beside The Point

Showtime on Saturday evening hosted three major junior middleweight match-ups, and the results were largely satisfactory. Jermell Charlo scored a stunning 1st round knockout of Erickson Lubin. Jarrett Hurd stopped Austin Trout in a bout that was competitive through most of the fight. Erislandy Lara used the main event to Lara-fy the boxing ring, stinking […]

Mismatches And A Monster: Tony Harrison Stops Antwone Smith On FNF

Friday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, junior middleweight Tony Harrison used his blistering hand speed to stop shopworn Antwone Smith in two rounds on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Harrison (20-0, 17 KO) knocked Smith down with a long right hand late in the first. Smith (23-6, 12 KO) beat the count, […]

Sergio Mora Sneaks By Abie Han

Sergio Mora evaded defeat narrowly on ESPN2 Friday at the hands of Abie Han in a close split decision that was something of a trap fight. Mora has expected to challenge Jermain Taylor for a middleweight strap on Friday Night Fights, and a combination of that let down and a tricky, aggressive opponent — along with […]

Sammy Vasquez, Jr. Readies Himself For Another Undefeated Opponent

The decision to become a professional was never in doubt for welterweight Sammy Vasquez, Jr. Despite having an offer to be a reserve for the 2012 Olympics, Vasquez forewent the London Games. He viewed the offer as being nothing more than a sparring partner rather than getting a chance to compete for his country. Instead, […]

Rances Barthelemy Wins Dreadful Decision In Argenis Mendez Rematch

It takes a rare kind of fight to make one pine for a boxer to be knocked out after the bell, but Rances Barthelemy-Argenis Mendez II Thursday on Fox Sports 1 stirred that odd sort of nostalgia. Barthelemy won clearly this time, and deserved to, but at least the first meeting had some fireworks and […]

Erickson Lubin Moves From The Garage To Fox Sports 1

Erickson Lubin has come a long way from training in an Orlando garage. Back then, it was just Lubin, his “brother” — fellow boxer and co-training partner Dennis Galarza — and trainer Jason Galarza, Dennis’ father. For most of his amateur career, Lubin worked out of that two-car garage while piling up national accolades. Lubin, […]