On Saturday April 21, RING Magazine No. 1-ranked bantamweight Anselmo Moreno (32-1-1, 11 KO) will defend his WBA Super World Bantamweight title against former world title challenger David De La Mora (24-1, 17 KO) in the co-main event on ShowTime Championship Boxing.
While many ringside observers are viewing April 14th's bout between Brandon Rios and Richard Abril as one of the worst decisions in big time boxing's recent memory, this journalistic offering serves the avid boxing aficionado as a reminder that controversial decisions in boxing are as rampant as the common cold.
Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KO) still reigns as boxing's top jr middleweight/super welterweight according to FightSaga, RING Magazine and BoxRec. Saul 'Canelo' Alavrez places No.2 in the same publications.
In the long, decorated history of boxing, how many boxers with fewer than five pro fights have received the level of media coverage that's being given to Kimbo Slice (4-0, 3 KO)?
Polish-American jr middleweight Pawel Wolak forever cemented himself in boxing lore by taking part in Ring Magazine's Fight of the Year for 2011. Will we see him in MMA next?
While only seven weeks into the year, early indications are, according to some in the boxing media, 2012 may be the year boxing fans will want to forget.
On occasion, the followers of boxing can find themselves mired in the dissatisfaction associated with the incessant nonsense between rival fighters, networks, promoters and the like.
Nonito Donaire, a.k.a. the 'Filipino Flash,' is one of boxing's brightest rising stars and has the potential to become one of its top attractions.
The crowds swell, the anticipation builds and the walk to the octagon begins. The walk itself is sponsored by whomever, as is the final "checkpoint" into which the fighters pose prior to stepping inside the cage.
In one of the worst selling HBO PPV broadcasts in recent memory, 47 year old Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) and Chad Dawson (30-1, 17 KOs) tangled on October 15th, 2011, for two rounds in a very uneventful and inconclusive WBC Light Heavyweight Championship contest.