Author: Max Warren

“The Truth” Will Be Revealed

Errol “The Truth” Spence will be walking into enemy territory on May 27 when he steps into the ring in Sheffield, England against Kell “The Special One” Brook. While most fighters of Spence’s caliber face paper champions in their first world title opportunity, Brook is anything but that. Spence is more than ready for the challenge, and will prove so...

Terence Crawford Headlines At Madison Square Garden May 20th Versus Felix Diaz

Terence Crawford Headlines At Madison Square Garden May 20th Versus Felix Diaz Felix Diaz (19-1-0), 2008 Olympic gold medalist, may surprisingly be Terence Crawford’s (rated number two on Intelligent Boxing’s pound-for-pound list) toughest challenge of his career. The fight is taking place at the big room in Madison Square Garden, the biggest stage both fighters will have fought on in their...

Vasyl Lomachenko and Terrence Crawford: Intelligent Boxing’s Pound-for-Pound Number 1 and 2 Fighters

Vasyl Lomachenko and Terrence Crawford: Intelligent Boxing’s Pound-for-Pound Number 1 and 2 Fighters Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1-0, 6 KOs) and Terrence “Bud” Crawford (30-0-0, 21 KOs) are at the same positions in their respective careers. Crawford is currently rated Intelligent Boxing’s number two pound-for-pound fighter in the world and Lomachenko is slotted in at the coveted number one spot. Most would...

Lomachenko’s Current Standing

Lomachenko’s Current Standing Vasyl Lomachenko boasts an amateur record of 396-1 with two Olympic gold medals. He has not even fought in ten professional fights, and has already won titles in two weight divisions. Most boxers at Lomachenko’s stage are fighting journeymen on non-televised cards, but he does not want to squander his athletic prime with meaningless fights. He wants to...

What Keith Thurman’s Win Means for the Future of the Welterweight Division

What Keith Thurman’s Win Means for the Future of the Welterweight Division When Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia fought at the Barclays Center on March 4, it was the third time in boxing history that two undefeated welterweights faced each other in a title unification fight. Garcia put his WBC welterweight title on the line and Thurman his WBA title. The...

The Tumultuous Career of “The Problem” Adrien Broner

The Tumultuous Career of “The Problem” Adrien Broner Needless to say, Adrien Broner’s career is a great anomaly. After knocking out dangerous puncher Antonio Demarco for the WBC lightweight title belt in 2012, it appeared the sky was the limit for Broner. With the win, Broner ascended to the number 6 spot on Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings. He quickly followed up...

2017 Boxing Preview

2017 Boxing Preview This year brings hope and excitement to boxing fans, following one that left many feeling empty. Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev was supposed to salvage a year in boxing that had very few marquee match-ups, yet some fans were unsatisfied with the decision in the fight between the two top-five pound-for-pound fighters. Fortunately, there is an endless number of potential...

Intelligent Boxing’s 2016 Fighter of the Year: Carl Frampton

Intelligent Boxing's 2016 Fighter of the Year: Carl Frampton Entering the 2016 calendar year, Carl Frampton was on few American fight fans’ radar. While Frampton had received much notoriety from his UK/Irish fan base, "The Jackal" did not garner much attention from the mainstream American boxing media. Today, he is on most of boxing's pound-for-pound lists, deservedly so. Frampton has earned...

Joe Smith Jr. Ends Hopkins’ Retirement Party His Way

Joe Smith Jr. Ends Hopkins' Retirement Party His Way Fifty-one year-old Bernard Hopkins was knocked out of the ring by Long Island native Joe Smith Jr. Saturday night at the Los Angeles Forum. The light heavyweight bout was designed to be a commemorative event to honor the Philadelphia boxing legend. Among Hopkins’ list of achievements are his record 20 championship defenses....

Ward Claws His Way Back to a Narrow and Controversial (But Unanimous) Decision Victory

Ward Claws His Way Back to a Narrow and Controversial (But Unanimous) Decision Victory In a highly anticipated fight, Sergey Kovalev put his WBO, IBF, and WBA light heavyweight titles on the line against Andre Ward in front of 13,100 fans at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight was between two top-five pound-for-pound fighters, in a...

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Down Jessie Vargas in Route to a Unanimous Decision Victory

Manny Pacquiao entered the ring against WBO Welterweight Champion Jesse Vargas in Las Vegas in front of over 16,000 fans, attempting to become the first world champion to hold a seat in his country’s senate.  The crowd erupted when Pacquiao started his ring entrance, and would show their support throughout the entire fight whenever Pacquiao did anything of note.  Pacquiao...

Lifting the Klitschko Curse

“Lifting the Klitschko Curse” This year has brought boxing fans nothing but stagnancy and disappointment in the heavyweight division.  When Tyson Fury got his hand raised after his bout with Wladimir Klitschko on November 28, 2015, fans reasonably believed the heavyweight scene would open up rapidly.  Many thought the defeat of Klitschko would bring about a veritable tournament amongst the current...

Errol Spence: The “Hunter” of the Welterweight Division

Errol Spence Jr. (21-0-0,18kos) is the best welterweight in the division, and it is only a matter of time before he exposes the other top welterweights.  He is not yet a highly marketable fighter.  Other top welterweights do not see it worth the risk of defeat, as a fight that lacks significant monetary compensation.  At 5’10, he is a tall...