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Paul Strauss

Brawling Hurts the Sweet Science

"Gentlemen, come out fighting at the bell." For years we've heard that or similar invitations made to two boxers, not two brawlers. When it's the latter, the public is turned off and turns away [...]

Mikey Garcia Lacks Charisma

Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia 34-0-0 (KO 28) once again displayed excellent skills Saturday at MSG Theater when he dominated Juan Carlos Burgos 30-1-2 (KO 20) over twelve rounds to capture the WBO super [...]

Pascal’s win over Bute leaves questions

Jean Pascal's one-sided victory over Lucien Bute last Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ended with questions, not about the scoring, but about the fighters themselves. [...]

ESPN2 FNF Ends With After the Bell KAYO

Something unusual occurred in the season premier of ESPN's Friday Night Fights. It occurred in the main event at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. It was almost musical. The end came with [...]

Adrien Broner – What to Expect Next?

It's no secret, many fans had their Christmas Wish come early when Adrien "Problem" Broner got his clock cleaned by Marcus Maidana in San Antonio, TX. Maidana fans licked their chops. They saw [...]

Maidana Knocks Broner Speechless

(Photo credit: Hogan Photos) Awesome, amazing, impressive, just plain great. Those were the kind of adjectives flowing out of the mouths of fans at the Alamodome, San Antonio, TX. Showtime announcer [...]

When enough is not enough

Boxing fans and sports fans in general have recently had some good and bad news bounced off of them. Momentary rekindling of their hopes (for the big fight) grew to be a flicker, only to be doused [...]

Has Freddie Roach’s plan backfired?

Manny Pacquiao's hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach would have liked nothing better than to see dissension in the ranks at Camp Rios. Freddie hoped the likelihood of that happening would increase [...]