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An Unforgiving Minute

At 11:30 Saturday night, as Guillermo Rigondeaux was surrendering in his corner after the sixth round of his fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, BWAA president Joe Santoliquito typed a post on Facebook, “Rigondeaux hurt his left wrist.” Dave Wilcox replied immediately: “I think he hurt his left ego.” He skipped the post-fight press conf...

3 Punch Combo: Truax’s Improbable Upset, a Winky Wright Flashback and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KO’s) stunned the boxing world this past Saturday scoring a majority decision win against the heavily favored James DeGale (23-2-1, 14 KO’s) to win a 168-pound belt. Truax is a great story of perseverance and seizing the moment in this sport. Ironically, nearly 20 years ago to the day another ma...

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Rigondeaux Never Had a Chance against Lomachenko

What can you say other than he did what he was supposed to do and you look forward to seeing him down the road in a more competitive fight? Yes, Vasyl Lomachenko 10-1 (9) dominated Guillermo Rigondeaux 17-1 (11) so thoroughly that Rigo refused to come out for the seventh round. That's pretty impressive when you think about it. But in watching ...

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Arslanbek Makhmudov, a Big Man with a Big Upside, Turned Pro Last Weekend

Arslanbek Makhmudov is a giant of a heavyweight. Listed anywhere between 6’5 and 6’6 and scaling over 260lbs, this Russian national out of Alania has made hardly a ripple in turning professional this weekend in Toronto, Canada, but it may not be too long before this giant of a man is turning heads right across the world. He has alrea...

Olympic gold medalists

The Hauser-Report: Lomachenko Shines Against Rigondeaux

The third fight card in as many weeks at Madison Square Garden was contested at The Theater on December 9. The promotional hook was the occasion of two two-time Olympic gold medalists facing off in a professional championship fight for the first time. Vasyl Lomachenko, age 29, is the reigning WBO 130-pound champion and at or near the top of...

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Lomachenko Continues His “Make-‘Em-Quit” Tour vs. Rigondeaux

NEW YORK – The Vasyl Lomachenko “Make-’Em-Quit” Tour played the Garden here Saturday night, where the headliner of boxing’s strangest and arguably most impressive act extended what has to be some kind of record by getting his fourth straight opponent to surrender rather than offer himself up for continued humiliation and physical pun...

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Mickey Roman Ends Orlando Salido’s Career by TKO in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS-In a battle of Mexican gladiators Mickey Roman knocked out Orlando “Siri” Salido to unceremoniously end the old war horse’s long and fiery era on Saturday. A 20-year career came to a sudden end. After many wars and bloody battles Salido (44-14, 31 KOs) simply ran out of bullets against the younger warrior Roman (58-12, 45...

Loma vs Rigo

Loma vs Rigo Ends In Surprise – Rigo Doesn’t Come Out For 7th

Loma vs Rigo - WBO world super featherweight title action topped Top Rank's ESPN offering Saturday night as Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1) met Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0). The fight marked the first time two men who had won a pair of Olympic gold medals each met in the pro ranks and the fight had generated a lot of hype since it was announced. Saturda...

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Can Gervonta Davis Avoid Becoming The Next Adrien Broner?

Sometimes you only have to see a clip of a particular fighter and right off the bat you know he's good. And if he's really gifted you picture in your mind what he could become with dedication and the right management to move him along. Countless young boys and men wander into boxing gyms throughout the world to see what it takes to be a fighte...

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Fast Results From The Copper Box: Truax Dethrones DeGale in a Massive Upset

Defending IBF 168-pound champion James DeGale didn’t think much of his opponent Caleb Truax. “He’s no mug,” said DeGale, “but this is the perfect opponent where I can look fantastic.” DeGale was half-right. Truax was no mug, at least not on this evening. In a massive upset, Truax defeated the reigning champion, winning a well-ea...