In part one of this article, I went over three matches that I would love to see happen throughout the rest of 2018 (Murata vs. Andrade; Lomachenko vs. M. Garcia; Bivol vs. Kovalev https://pugilistsparadise.com/2018/04/17/dream-bouts-for-2018-part-1 for part 1). Let’s go over the remainder of my list of dream fights for 2018! If all promotional teams could just get along for once, these are the fights I’d like to be treated to. (Wilder vs. Joshua is obvious, so it’s implied and doesn’t need yet another article) Read more
Boxing had a pretty quiet weekend. There were a few bouts, most notably Ryota Murata (14-1 11KO) successfully defended his (Junior Varsity) WBA Middleweight Championship against tough, but limited Emanuele Blandamura (27-2 5KO). While no fight should be labeled as easy, Murata was the heavy favorite to win, and he did just that. However, the reason we’re here today is to go over my list of dream fights for the remainder of the year! If all promotional teams could just get along for once, these are the fights I’d like to be treated to. (Wilder vs. Joshua is obvious, so it’s implied and doesn’t need yet another article) Read more
This article(s) may come off as a bit of a rant, perhaps it is. I would, however, be remiss if I didn’t voice what I view to be the two biggest obstacles facing our sport today and open a discussion for any creative solutions that might be available. Read more
For the sport of boxing, 2017 has been a great year so far. We’ve been treated to some phenomenal fights as well as a couple of flops. Joshua versus Klitschko was a fight that far surpassed many expectations, leaving all of the fans (that I have talked to anyways) excited and pleased with the dance of the giants. Canelo versus Chavez Jr. was a little less thrilling, as it was an easy win for Canelo, but has walked us to the upcoming super fight between he and Golovkin. The rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev is just on the horizon, and promises fireworks between two of the pound for pound best fighters on Earth. A few upsets have also come our way this year, most notably Roman Gonzalez’s defeat to Wangek (Sor Rungvisai). With so much hustle and bustle in nearly every division, even the most passionate of fans will have trouble keeping track of the top dogs, let alone the up and coming prospects. Worry not though, I’ll give you some insight on a few prospects to get your mouthwatering and help you get through Friday!
We haven’t seen anybody like him since he retired, and most likely never will again.
Let’s pretend for a moment that the boxing fans were put first for the rest of 2016. The people who work hard all week, keep track of the fighters and give their hard earned money and finite amount of time and attention to this sport get to see the fights they want. Read more