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JoeGans26866   , 64

from West New York


Rising Boxing Stars Set to Climb the Weight Class Ladder

Remembering Every High and Low Point for the Last 20 Years in Boxing

5898471710429231104.jpg His choice to jump clean over the junior welterweight division was admirable. But now the man they call The Problem is open to fights at lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight. There are plenty of big fights for him across these three weight classes and his pound-for-pound stock can only rise as he wins more titles. Are these titles absolutely watered-down? You bet they are.

Shiva Thapa aims for World Boxing Championships

5899283302943830084.jpg The team returned to the country from Amman, Jordan in the wee hours on Wednesday and was all spunk and energy despite being jet-lagged. "Where is the time to celebrate and all, I will just take a short trip to home for 3-4 days and head straight back to Patiala (national camp) to prepare for the World Championships," said the Assam-lad. "Celebrations can happen later, now is the time to just focus and train as hard as we can because a World Championships medal is something else altogether," added the 19-year-old, who is being managed by Anglian Medal Hunt. The World Championships are scheduled from October 11 to 27 in Alamty, Kazakhstan and the trials for picking the Indian team for it would be conducted next month in Patiala.

5899283308965900450.jpg But somehow it became the never-ending soap opera that nobody shut up about for four straight years. Thank God for Juan Manuel Marquez for eliminating any true demand for the fight, once and for all, in December of 2013. High Point: Micky Ward vs. Arturo Gatti Triology Between May of 2002 and June of 2003, Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward fought three straight 10-round fights, a series that ranks among the most compelling of all time.

Boxing in Paradise 6 set for August

5897269495621033334.jpg Rogers' last fight was a six-round unanimous decision win over Ivan Ziglar canelo alvarez vs floyd mayweather jr tickets on March 8 in Atlantic City. That bout was nationally televised on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights. On that same fight card, John Jackson (16-1, 14 KOs) defeated Alexis Pena with a knockout 56 seconds into the first round of their scheduled six-round bout. That fight was not televised, but John got his chance in the ESPN Friday Night Fights spotlight on April 19 as he defeated Ceresso Fort in an eight-round unanimous decision in Atlantic City. John is slated for an 8- to 10-round bout as the finale of the Boxing in Paradise event, but his opponent is yet to be determined. Julius Jackson hasn't fought since his March 16 knockout of Colombia's Jhonathan Ricar in Panama to improve his record to 15-0 with 11 KOs.

Shiva Thapa strikes gold at Asian Boxing Championships

5896507021687908160.jpg None of my boys disappointed me. Even the ones who lost, gave fine performances, I am very happy," he added. Both these boxers are being managed by Anglian Medal-Hunt Company and Olympic Gold Quest. Mandeep also ended up on the losing side after putting up a gallant fight to settle for silver. He lost to 2010 Asian Games gold-medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan. "Mandeep is very young and inexperienced but he fought very well, showed a lot of heart and produced a brilliant performance. Everybody expected his to be a one-sided bout but Mandeep matched him blow for blow," said Sandhu.