In just a few hours, questions raised will be questions answered as undefeated Middleweight king, Gennady G. Golovkin (35-0, 32KO’s) squares off against undefeated Welterweight warrior, Kell Brook (36-0, 25KO’s) in London’s O2 Arena. In a sport known to measure heart and will, some feel the big difference tonight could come down to skill. Despite being the smallest man Golovkin has faced in his career, (on paper), the cerebral style of Brook, combined with relatively … Read Article
On the evening of Friday, June 3rd, the world lost something it has never seen the likes of, and may never see the likes of again when larger-than-life icon Muhammad Ali succumbed to long time illness at age 74. When you look back at the life and journey of Muhammad Ali, present were many tales of everything from the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the lives of all the ‘greats’, there’s always one … Read Article
Gennady G. Golovkin has been arguably, one of the best stories fight fans have had the opportunity to watch evolve over the past three years. A male friendly bravado and a female friendly smile have only enabled the pure star that he is to shine brighter and brighter with each fight. His power, his vintage ‘stalk-til-they-can’t-walk’ aggression, his shot selection; nearly everything about him seems picture perfect. Well, almost. That being said, we have a … Read Article
David G. (Albany, NY): How do you rate Danny Garcia overall at this stage in his career?
Vivek W. (B247): I think the career of Danny Garcia leaves room for both, great praise, and great criticism. More often than not, I’ve been openly critical of him, for the simple fact that I think his stock has dropped tremendously after the Matthysse bout due to uneven performances and poor choice of opponents. That said, I think … Read Article
As a scribe of the sport for over a decade and a fan for many more, what we witnessed this past Saturday qualified as one of the most troubling moments I’ve ever personally witnessed. In the aftermath, I sat quietly and analyzed all the rhetoric online from a mass of fans who felt they had the answer to the question, “why” (does Roy Jones continue to fight)? The overwhelming response of course was harsh condemnation. … Read Article
“Mexico vs Puerto Rico” is arguably the biggest rivalry in the history of the sport. Tonight that rivalry will etch a new chapter in stone as veteran Puerto Rican warrior Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33KO’s) takes on Mexico’s biggest and fastest rising star, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (45-1-1, 32KO’s). Coming into 2015 the world anticipated Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Although that bout didn’t live up to the larger-than-life hype, there’s no question that this showdown will hit the … Read Article
(A very candid Editorial by resident boxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace)
There’s been a lot of talk about the perceived negativity aimed towards Ronda Rousey in light of her recent loss. In an effort to provide some level of clarity, I’d like to examine this topic a bit closer. Ronda is a very solid fighter with a great story. But what some need to realize is that there are fans who literally hate to see … Read Article
Every few years in the sport of boxing a changing of the guard takes place, and for every Ali ushered into retirement, there’s a Tyson waiting to take over. The retirement of Floyd Mayweather remains a question to some, but eager to take his place is a number of young lions with nothing to lose and everything to prove. Tonight, the man who many have placed atop that movement will face his fiercest test to … Read Article
Tonight, pound-for-pound King, Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring for what could be the final bout of an illustrious career spanning over nearly two decades. During that span, Mayweather has faced practically every template of every style the sport has seen. From rough and rugged, to tall with talent, to small and violent.
Looking down his well chronicled resume, it’s safe to say that he’s probably been there and done that; but at the age … Read Article
Marc N. (Raleigh, NC): When Mayweather walks away, I think Keith Thurman has a very good chance at carrying to torch for the new era. Would you agree based on what we’ve seen from him so far?
Vivek W. (ESB): Not to be taken personally, as this comment isn’t directed towards you personally, but I’ve grown tired of the endless search by media and fans looking for “the next”. Time and time again, we continue … Read Article