Boxing Daily: Fight Weekend Predictions

by Alex Neely This Saturday, boxing fans will be treated to one of the top pound-for-pound boxers, a city rivalry and the return of a “king.” Here are Round1Mag’s weekend predictions: WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (-800) vs. Martin Murray (+500) Murray is one of Britain’s top prospects. With a lead left hook to the body and head, Murray has blazed a trail through...
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: Joe Frazier Statue to be Built…Finally!

by Alex Neely In Philadelphia, at the intersection of North Broad St. and Glenwood Ave., a three-story, brick building stands like the tallest headstone in a cemetary, the words “Joe Frazier’s Gym” stenciled in washed-out letters. A former home to “Smokin” Joe and children seeking refuge from gang violence, the gym is now a discount furniture store. A sign on the window...
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: Bradley-Marquez slated for Sept. 14

by Alex Neely Current WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will defend his title against four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told on Tuesday. Bradley and Marquez, who are both known for their history with Manny Pacquiao, will meet September 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas in the main event of an HBO PPV card....
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: Cunningham to appeal Fury loss

by Alex Neely Within a fifteen second span in the Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday, boxing fans witnessed Steve Cunningham knocked down with a right hook, listened to referee Eddie Cotton count to ten, and watched as the 257 pound, 6′ 9″ Tyson Fury leapt in the air like an overgrown child. The series of events was almost too much to digest. And apparently, the truth...
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: A Weekend of Pugilistic Purity

by Alex Neely From London to New York to San Antonio, people watched as boxing, once again, gave another scintillating example as to why it’s still one of the best sports in the world. And because of that, today’s “Boxing Daily” has so many potential avenues. We could write about Javier Fortuna’s vicious knockout on ESPN Friday Night Fights, or Tyson Fury’s career-defining...
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout Weigh-ins LIVE

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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Boxing: Fortuna loses title at weigh-ins

by Alex Neely Javier Fortuna lost his WBA interim featherweight title by stepping, not into a ring, but onto a scale. Fortuna, who was set to fight Miguel Zamudio on ESPN Friday Night Fights, failed to make weight, and as a result was stripped of his title by WBA supervisor George Martinez. Fortuna (21-0, 15 KOs) initially weighed 127 pounds on Thursday afternoon. New Jersey Athletic...
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: Khan tells Fury to stop the trash talk

by Alex Neely Tyson Fury is the great heavyweight on the planet. Go ahead. Ask him. He’ll tell you. Fury’s mouth, which has always been a conveyor belt of quotes, has been scrutinized by not only Steve Cunningham, who he will fight Saturday, but now by other boxers. Former four-time world champion Amir Khan, in an interview with The Daily Mail, has asked Fury to stop his trash...
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: What Saul the Fuss About?

by Alex Neely Saul Alvarez is an undefeated professional boxer (41-0-1, 30 KOs), the current WBC Light Middleweight Champion, and the Ring Magazine No. 2 ranked light middleweight in the world. Yet, even with all of those accolades, “Canelo” cannot seem to garner the attention of casual sports fans. There are some in the boxing community who believe Alvarez remains unrecognized...
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: Nonito Donaire; or, a Filipino Flash in the Pan

By Alex Neely Nonito Donaire might not want to admit it, but there were several moments Saturday night, opposite of Guillermo Rigondeaux, that he was visually uncomfortable. However, it was not until the bell rang and Michael Buffer revealed Rigondeaux had won a unanimous decision, that the “Filipino Flash” looked the most awkward. Who can blame him? He had only lost once before...
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing Daily: Guillermo Rigondeaux…and Rigon-don’t

by Alex Neely Under the lights of Radio City Music Hall and cameras of HBO, Guillermo Rigondeaux went from budding amateur to boxing superstar by defeating Nonito Donaire, one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best fighters, by unanimous decision Saturday. “El Chacal,” now WBO/WBA super bantamweight champion, outclassed the “Filipino Flash” in all 12-rounds, but the 10th when...
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Beyond the Boxing Ring: Month of the Middleweight

By Alexander Neely Boxing critics and fans have touted throughout history that there isn’t a division in prizefighting more talent rich than the middleweights. Based on names such as Harry Greb, Sugar Ray Robinson, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Bernard Hopkins, it is difficult to argue otherwise. However, over the past several years, sports fans have been water boarded with boxing’s...
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

The Boxing Hangover: King Arthur and the Belts of the Round Table

by Alexander Neely When the ring bell sounded on October 17, 2009 starting the Super Six World Boxing Classic, former middleweight titlist Arthur Abraham stood as one of the perennial favorites in the tournament. Almost two years later though, Abraham had lost three out of four bouts in the Super Six, not only diminishing his presence in the division but the boxing community. However...
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Boxing Hangover: Lady Liberty

By Alexander Neely “Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history,” said Pierre de Coubertin, French educator, in 1894. With the close of the London 2012 Olympic Games, history was made for both the U.S. men’s and women’s boxing team, but for very different reasons. The U.S. men’s boxing team, for the first time in history, left the Olympics without medaling in any division...
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Beyond the Boxing Ring: The Old Man Who Cried Wolf

By Alexander Neely Early next week, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will fly to the Philippines for a meeting with Manny Pacquiao to discuss the boxer’s options for a potential Nov. 10 fight. Arum, who is scheduled to remain in Pac-Man’s native country for a week, announced to that there are three candidates to fight Pacquiao – and hold onto your boxing shoes, none of them...
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Weekend Hangover: Comedy of Errol

By Alexander Neely No boxing event feels complete without a pinch or spoonful of controversy and, in that regard, the London 2012 Summer Olympics has yet to disappoint. The U.S. men’s boxing team appeared done at the summer games, but all that changed this weekend when amateur boxing’s governing body decided to overturn Errol Spence’s loss to Indian-welterweight Krishan Vikas...
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Pacquiao vs Bradley, WHO U LIKE?™

» Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley: Pre-fight coverage from NYC featuring the R.A. The Rugged Man (from the infamous R.A. vs Money Mayweather SIRIUS radio interview), Tim Smith (NY Daily News), Mike Woods (ESPN.COM) and Freddie Roach (On Freddie Roach/HBO). [ Recorded February 2012]
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Hopkins vs Dawson II, WHO U LIKE?™

» Pre-fight coverage from NYC featuring the R.A. The Rugged Man (from the infamous R.A. vs Money Mayweather SIRIUS radio interview), Tim Smith (NY Daily News), Mike Woods (ESPN.COM) and Freddie Roach (On Freddie Roach/HBO). [ Recorded February 2012]
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mayweather vs Cotto, WHO U LIKE?™

  » Pre-fight coverage from NYC featuring the R.A. The Rugged Man (from the infamous R.A. vs Money Mayweather SIRIUS radio interview), Tim Smith (NY Daily News) and Mike Woods (ESPN.COM). Plus Mayweather vs Pacquiao comments from Freddie Roach (On Freddie Roach/HBO). [Recorded February 2012]
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Hunter Responds to Protests by Khan and Golden Boy

Barry Hunter Manager/Trainer for Lamont Peterson speaks out about Khan and Golden Boy Protests to the IBF and WBA Statement of Barry Hunter Unfortunately, we are in this process of dealing with these unfounded protests. It would be an understatement to characterize Lamont as being disappointed in the unprofessional manner in which Khan is attempting to discredit his performance...
January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Peterson vs Bradley II. WHO YOU LIKE?!™

December 13, 2011  |  Discuss


Exclusive: Training Day with Lamont Peterson. Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson. WHO YOU LIKE in December 10 match-up between Lamont Peterson vs Amir Khan. Recorded Saturday, October 22 (Washington, DC.)
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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