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Caleb Truax vs Cerresso Fort: Unfinished Business; Weigh-In Results

This Saturday rising middleweight contender Caleb Truax, who was last seen knocking out Donovan George on Espn Friday Night Fights, faces an old nemesis from his brief amateur career, Cerresso Fort at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The card is promoted by Seconds Out Promotions, a company that in recent years has created a boom for Minnesota boxing. Although the USBA and Minnesota State Middleweight [...]

Stand out Amateur Donovan Estrella making his Pro Debut Tonight

Decorated amateur Donovan Estrella will make his pro debut tonight against John Nunez at The Stampede in Aurora, Colorado on a card promoted by AirTight Boxing. Estrella amassed a stellar record going 121-9 in the amateur ranks. Donovan’s grandfather, who started boxing at age 12, played a major role in his life and boxing when he influenced Donovan at a very young age. Many of Estrella’s family [...]

Mayweather vs. Canelo: The numbers game

The boxing business like all industries is about the numbers. All week we have heard a lot of numbers thrown around from everyone involved in the promotion for this super fight. Numbers for the record breaking gate and closed circuit tickets sold. The number of screens the fight will be broadcasting in theatre's nationwide. 44-0 vs. 42-0. And of course the holy grail for boxing being 2.5 million [...]

Matthysse vs. Garcia: The Definition of a 50-50 fight

This Saturday live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena hardcore boxing fans will finally get a chance to have their cake and eat it too. The co-feature matchup between Lucas "The Machine" Mathysse and Danny "Swift" Garcia is the best PPV undercard fight in recent history. We already know style's make fights. Neither combatants style is pretty but rest assure this potential bloodbath will have plenty [...]

Arreola vs. Mitchell: Will the pre-fight emotions spill into Saturday’s fight?

You can call Cristobal Arreola a lot of names. The fact is no matter what version shows up he always brings a sturdy chin to the table, something Arreola will try to expose in his opponent Seth Mitchell. Come Saturday night one man will stay on major premium television. The other will be reduced to gatekeeper of an already weak division especially domestically. When breaking down a Chris Arreola [...]

Semajay Thomas making his pro debut tomorrow

Semajay Thomas, who was a standout out amateur, makes his pro debut this Friday, August 30 at the Cicero Stadium in Cicero, Illinois. The “Night of the Rising Stars” card is promoted by Hitz Boxing Promotions. The biggest star of the night will no doubt be the much anticipated and delayed professional debut of Semajay “The Truth” Thomas, who has already faced more adversity than the average [...]

Golden Boy/Showtime Doublerheader: One step closer to Abner Mares – Leo Santa Cruz

The newly renamed StubHub Center has been the mecca of boxing in southern California and this Showtime Doubleheader will only add to the recent string of action fights. From a matchmaking standpoint this card will produce fireworks to entertain the viewers at home. It also features top prospect talent for the paying customer live at the event. Will it be just a showcase to further drum up attention [...]

Cleverly vs. Kovalev: Is Nathan clever enough to deal with the pressure?

This Saturday on HBO Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev will get their biggest test to date when they collide in the ring live from Cardiff, Wales. The stage is set, both men unbeaten and fell ready to take the next step up the ladder at the light heavyweight division. Can Cleverly step up to the challenge of facing a dangerous fighter who will thrown combination punches and with major power in [...]

Has HBO’s The Fight Game with Jim Lampley been more hype than fight?

May 12, 2012 was the day HBO Sports debut The Fight Game with Jim Lampley. Many fans, including myself were excited for boxing to have a show with detail that would help exploit issues, and could also keep mainstream fans informed on the world of boxing, a sport that can confuse even the most hardcore follower. Has the fight game live up to its potential or was it just words made to sound good in [...]

Tony Grygelko & Seconds Out Promotions bringing boxing back in Minnesota market

Excluding Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao the only thing you hear from the mainstream sports media is that boxing is dead. The boxing media tends to focus its coverage on the west coast where the best sparring along with some of the biggest names and events taking place in Nevada and California. The east coast has made a bit of a comeback and Texas has a very strong fan base but you rarely hear [...]

Light Heavyweight Reloaded: Who will rule the division when the dust settles?

The light heavyweight division has been very active over the last few years. Fighters, networks, and promoters found away to give boxing fans something they rarely get in the sports current state…clarity. With all 3 forces working together all hell broke loose with unforeseen upsets, draws, rematches, and the triangle theory once again got debunked. We got entertaining scraps that warranted rematch [...]

Golovkin / Macklin: Will Matthew behave like a good boy?

When Gennady Golovkin and Matthew Macklin made their HBO debut both exceeded expectations. Golovkin needed only 5 rounds to dispose of Grzegorz Proksa while Macklin showed his worth pushing Lineal Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez proving his draw versus the aging Felix Sturm, which many believe he won, was no fluke. Has Golovkin been prematurely crowned a king of a division? Does Macklin have [...]