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Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 8 edition

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview, Dec. 8 edition

By: Diego Morilla Dec 08 2017

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by Zona de Boxeo editor and TSS writer Diego Morilla, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TheSweetScience @Morillaboxing New York, NY, Saturday Dec. 9 Vasyl Lomachenko vs. G...

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Maidana’s Misdeeds, Mayweather Comes Clean and More

Morilla’s Spit Bucket – Maidana’s Misdeeds, Mayweather Comes Clean and More

By: Diego Morilla Dec 07 2017

The Spit Bucket is your weekly source of random thoughts, opinions and comments about the Manly Art, compiled by TSS boxing writer Diego Morilla. Make your suggestions and comments and dare to give us your own short commentary on this week’s boxing issues by sending us an email at diegomorillabox@hotmail.com Maidana Keeps Gunning for Trouble First, he got in trouble by posting a picture o...

Rigondeaux is the Better Boxer, but Lomachenko has all the Edges

Rigondeaux is the Better Boxer, but Lomachenko has all the Edges

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 07 2017

Boxing is ending 2017, a terrific year already, with maybe the best confrontation of the year. That occurs this coming Saturday night when unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux 17-0 (11) moves up two weight divisions to challenge WBO super featherweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko 9-1 (7) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Rigondeaux and Lomachenko, both two-time Olympians and gold medalists are withou...

SoCal’s 16-Year-Old Phenom Joseph Landeros Hits Chihuahua

SoCal’s 16-Year-Old Phenom Joseph Landeros Hits Chihuahua

By: David A. Avila Dec 06 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif.-For decades Mexico has been sending its best across the border to beat up on boxers on this side. Lately, that trend has been reversed. Riverside’s Joseph Landeros, with school books in tow, has been crossing the border south of us to put his mitts on prizefighters in rugged Mexico. And he’s not alone. Landeros (11-0, 11 KOs) is part of a new trend of anxious teens itch...

The TSS Official Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Prediction Page

The TSS Official Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Prediction Page

By: Arne K. Lang Dec 06 2017

We surveyed members of our editorial staff to get their thoughts on the historic Lomachenko-Rigondeaux fight being staged Saturday in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Consistent with the odds, there was a Lomachenko tilt but his Cuban adversary also drew support. The respondents are listed alphabetically. Lomachenko TKO8 in a fight he dominates from the opening bell. Coming up two weight c...

Vitali Beats Wlad to the IBHOF; Morales and Wright Complete the Trifecta

Vitali Beats Wlad to the IBHOF; Morales and Wright Complete the Trifecta

By: Bernard Fernandez Dec 05 2017

Boxing fans like to speculate about fights that didn’t happen almost as much as they love offering their opinions, with much conviction and passion, about those that did. With Tuesday’s announcement that three-time heavyweight champion Vitali “Dr. Iron Fist” Klitschko has been voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, a familiar topic—Who was the ...

Global Warfare for Super Featherweights in Las Vegas on Saturday

Global Warfare for Super Featherweights in Las Vegas on Saturday

By: David A. Avila Dec 05 2017

Super featherweights take center stage in Las Vegas with a number of the best 130-pounders in the world on a boxing card resembling global warfare. Can you imagine if the world could settle its difference by sending its best fighter to face another country’s best fighter? This fight card is kind of like that but without politics. Mexico, USA, Japan, Russia, Nicaragua, and United Kingdom...

Filip Hrgovic: Will He Be Croatia’s First World Heavyweight Champion?

Filip Hrgovic: Will He Be Croatia’s First World Heavyweight Champion?

By: Matt McGrain Dec 05 2017

At just 2-0, it may be that Filip Hrgović is a little too green for a detailed look, but all the other numbers are right. Twenty-five years of age and listed at 6’6”, Hrgović has tipped the scales at 223 and 224lbs respectively in his two professional outings to date and although shorn of fat, there is a hint of the raw-boned to his perfectly proportioned frame that will allow for weight ...

Three Punch Combo: Salido-Roman, Farmer-Ogawa and More

Three Punch Combo: Salido-Roman, Farmer-Ogawa and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Dec 04 2017

The marque fight of the weekend takes place at Madison Square Garden, a battle between Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KO’s) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO’s), two all-time amateur greats competing for a 130-pound title belt. In Las Vegas on the same night, Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31 KO’s) battles Miguel Roman (57-12, 44 KO’s) in a bout that is also being contested on the 130-pound divisi...

Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

Diego Morilla’s “Monday Morning Cornermen” (Dec. 1 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Dec 04 2017

In this new section of The Sweet Science, we step back and take a critical look at the fights that took place on the previous weekend, we compare our own previews with the way the actual fights went on, and we take your opinions and questions (along with those of special guests) to create a final analysis to another weekend of boxing. Follow us every Monday at #MMCatTSS and @TSSboxingnews , and se...