Boxing wins The Fight: New York Back in the Game

By Rich Mancuso Boxing has revived and survived another round in New York and the fighters are content. So are the promoters, matchmakers, managers, and trainers. Most of all the venues at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center are back in business that for the moment puts a ludicrous million dollar insurance / bond issue to bed. Or was …

Rich MancusoBoxing wins The Fight: New York Back in the Game

Now The Truth: Errol Spence Jr. is in line for welterweight title

By Rich Mancuso Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. made it known Sunday afternoon that his name is now a part of the welterweight division title picture. And his impressive sixth-round knockout over Leonard Bundu leaves little doubt about options as the mandatory challenger to Kell Brook. So it could be Brook, the IBF champion from England or Keith Thurman. Add …

Rich MancusoNow The Truth: Errol Spence Jr. is in line for welterweight title

Mikey Garcia remains undefeated with successful stoppage over Elio Rojas

By Rich Mancuso Two years ago, Mikey Garcia and Elio Rojas were on their way to bigger things in the ring and then respective promotional and managerial disputes put them on hiatus. They met in the ring Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a super lightweight bout and it was Garcia who was dominant. Rojas (24-3, 14 …

Rich MancusoMikey Garcia remains undefeated with successful stoppage over Elio Rojas

Mikey Garcia looks for title at 135

By Rich Mancuso Mikey Garcia knows how the boxing business works and the undefeated two-time world champion from Oxnard, California has that first hand experience dealing with the politics of boxing. He has been idle for two-and- a-half years because of a promotional dispute and now the wait is over. Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Showtime, …

Rich MancusoMikey Garcia looks for title at 135

Keith Thurman keeps title with close decision over Shawn Porter (+Photos)

Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter arguably put on the FIGHT OF THE YEAR. Posted by CBS Sports on Saturday, June 25, 2016   By Rich Mancuso Brooklyn, NY: Saturday night on prime time TV, this may have been a fight of the year candidate, and after three judges gave Keith “One Time” Thurman a 12-round unanimous decision win over “Showtime” Shawn Porter …

Rich MancusoKeith Thurman keeps title with close decision over Shawn Porter (+Photos)

Martinez on loss to Lomachenko: Fast hands not expected

By Rich Mancuso Vasyl Lomachenko, the undefeated junior lightweight from the Ukraine made boxing history Saturday night at The Theater at Madison Square Garden becoming a two-time champion and the quickest fighter in boxing history to have that achievement. Moving up to the 130-pound division also means a possible return bout with Orlando Salido. Yes, Salido who was in the fight of …

Rich MancusoMartinez on loss to Lomachenko: Fast hands not expected

Verdejo gets TKO stoppage over Martinez at The Garden

By Rich Mancuso Felix “Diamante” Verdejo, the Top Rank lightweight who is making it a tradition to fight in New York City on the eve of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade had an easy night and stopped Juan Jose Martinez (25-3, 17 K0’s) at 2:40 of the fifth round at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Verdejo,  of San …

Rich MancusoVerdejo gets TKO stoppage over Martinez at The Garden