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Marc Livitz

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. : “The Way Things Are Going….”

According to promotional giants Top Rank, ticket sales for the ring return of the son of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s favorite son have been highly successful and a raucous crowd is to be expected on Saturday night. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. is now back from his one year hiatus, only now the former WBC middleweight champion is no longer a middleweight. As is such, Chavez’s opponent, Austin, Texas [...]

Brian Vera – “Chavez, Jr. Has Never Faced Anyone Like Me”

Many hearts across Mexico were left broken on September 14. When Saul "Canelo" Alvarez suffered a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the same had happened to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. almost one year to the day. Chavez, Jr. lost a one-sided yet almost unforgettable twelve round decision to middleweight king Sergio Martinez on September 15, 2012. The two respective losses for [...]

Mayweather vs. Canelo: “He Did What??”

It’s likely happened to one or more of us at some point. You’ve made your purchase and you’re already within steps of your car. Suddenly….you are hit with an epiphany which is just as brutally effective as Floyd’s lead right. You then realize that it’s too late. All purchases are final. You can’t instigate a return and you can’t hit the back button. It’s yours or at the very least, [...]

Edwin Rodriguez – A Fan’s Fighter

For just a moment, let us allow ourselves, the true boxing fans to acknowledge the great accomplishment of Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez. Last Saturday evening at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco the Dominican cum Massachusetts fighter thoroughly destroyed Denis "Drago's Son" Grachev after less than two hundred seconds had elapsed. Perhaps the fact that throughout the majority of the first [...]

Floyd Mayweather, Jr: 200 million ring circus

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Marc Livitz: There are numerous individuals in this world who seem to have nothing better to do than to willingly succumb to society's temptations and the desire to have the best of everything. The clearer and clearer an obvious illusion becomes, the more some are clamoring to obtain whatever is necessary to feed their materialistic fetish. There are of course [...]

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Simply Red”

Most of us are learning to drive at fifteen years of age. We're more concerned about our social lives, gals and guys and whose parents will be out of town next weekend so the killer party can go down. There's only a handful of professions that would permit one still south of legal voting age to log hours upon hours of tedious work and still evade the scrutiny of the department of labor. Different [...]

Donaire vs. Rigondeaux: The Agony and the Ugh

Move aside and let the fighter enjoy and partake in the spoils which resulted from the biggest night of his professional career. Recognition is slowly seeping in simply because the shock may be finally headed towards the door. Prior to last Saturday evening, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire was among the top pound for pound fighters on the planet. News flash: he still is. Concurrently, Guillermo [...]

Juan Diaz Triumphant in Comeback

By Marc Livitz at ringside in Corpus Christi, Texas, photo gallery by Adrian Hernandez - Juan Diaz scored a sixth round TKO victory over Hernando "Pipino" Cuevas, Jr. tonight at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Diaz (36(18)-4) had taken a respite of sorts from the ring. The Houston, TX boxer last fought in July of 2010 in a rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez. He lost a sound unanimous [...]

Grachev to face Rodriguez in Million Dollar Super 4 Final

The stage is now set for Denis "Son of Drago" Grachev to battle Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez for the super middleweight "Million Dollar Super 4" crown. Each fighter claimed respective victories earlier this afternoon at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Grachev (13(8)-1-1) of San Diego, CA by way of Chaykovsky, Russia earned a split decision win over previously undefeated and former light [...]

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II – “The Boys are Back”

This coming Saturday evening, let us be collectively thankful that we as the boxing faithful can experience a headache to remember. Hopefully, such a careening of the cranium is felt more in the style of Cheech and Chong's "Corsican Brothers" as we once more pull up to the TV (or some luckily enough in person) to witness either round one or maybe round eight in the memorable war that was Brandon "Bam [...]