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Julius Indongo: The Dark Horse At 140

In their upcoming bout on August 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, Namibian Julius Indongo may prove to be the toughest fighter that Terence Crawford has faced to date. Indongo is rangy and athletic, possessing an awkward style that Crawford will need to withstand. He is not an easy target either. Indongo maintains his distance and uses lateral movement....

Conor McGregor: What He Must Do To Upset Floyd Mayweather

Lets’ get something straight right out of the gate. Probably,  there is nothing Conor McGregor can do to upset Floyd "Money" Mayweather. The title of this article could have been "What can Conor McGregor do, if all the planets line up just right, to have his best chance, which is small, to pull off, possibly, the biggest upset in combat...

Shields Gets Fifth-Round TKO Over Adler

In just her fourth professional fight, two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields captured the WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles by defeating Nikki Adler via a fifth-round technical knockout. The fight took place Friday at the MGM Grand Detroit, and was televised on Showtime as part of their "ShoBox: The New Generation" series. Shields controlled the action from the opening bell in...

A Letter from Ashley Wilson

On August 5, 2017, my son Dominik, who will be a 7th grader this year, and I attended the Floyd Mayweather Back-2-School Giveaway/Fight 4 Your Education event. We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment, food, and activities provided. But most importantly, Dominik was able to receive valuable tools to help further his education. The uplifting atmosphere inspired him to engage in athletic...

Mayweather And McGregor Embark On Press Tour

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor began their 4-city press tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The crowd of over eleven thousand was pro-McGregor, cheering loudly as Dana White introduced the 155-pound UFC champion. But despite this being a promotion of a boxing match, not an MMA fight, McGregor appeared comfortable and confident. "I'm a young, confident, happy man...

Lomachenko Earns 7th-Round TKO Win Over Marriaga

Vasyl "Hi Tech" Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) retained his WBO super featherweight title when Miguel Marriaga refused to emerge from his corner for the eighth round at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Saturday night. Marriaga proved to be a challenging opponent for Oscar Valdez earlier this April when the pair put on an exciting toe-to-toe battle. However, Lomachenko made easy...

CounterPunch: A Review

On June 16th Netflix unveiled a new original film, CounterPunch, a documentary examining the current state of boxing through the perspective lenses of three fighters: Christopher “Lil B-Hop” Colbert, Cam F. Awesome, and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin. I will watch anything related to the sweet science, and I applaud Jay Bulger, a former amateur boxer himself, for directing this project and...

Garcia Gets Unanimous Decision Win Over Broner

Mikey Garcia, who recently moved up to the junior welterweight division, defeated Adrien Broner via unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. The fight was an intriguing contrast in styles. Broner, a former four-division world titleholder recognized for his trash talking and flashy style, moved down from welterweight to make the fight happen. Garcia, who himself is...

The Gamble: Mikey Garcia Bets the House against Adrien Broner

When Mikey Garcia takes on Adrien Broner Saturday night, he will be rolling the dice. Pushing all his chips to the center of the table and letting them fly. The Broner fight is a gamble for Team Garcia, a calculated high-stakes, high-reward risk, but a gamble nonetheless. Should Garcia win, and the odds are in his favor, it would be...

Adrien Broner Takes On Mikey Garcia In A Clash of Polar-Opposite Personalities

Heading into 2017, fans and boxing experts did not foresee a fight between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia. The fight is at a catch-weight of 140 pounds, the highest Garcia has ever fought at and a weight that Broner has been unable to make three times in his career. Broner claims he missed weight in the past because there were...

Amanda Serrano Smashes Kiss to Retain Her WBO Title

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano successfully defended her WBO super bantamweight title on Friday against Edina Kiss at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fight was a rematch from their fight last year that ended with Serrano picking up the TKO win in round four. The rematch was even more one-sided than the first fight. Serrano pressured and...

Alvarado Stops Gutierrez At Belasco

On Friday night in downtown Los Angeles, super featherweight Rene Alvarado (26-8) displayed superior conditioning and skill while battering previously-unbeaten Roger Gutierrez (15-1-1). The Nicaraguan seemed to improve as the bout progressed. The first two rounds were close, but Gutierrez was visibly tired before the bell rang to open round three. This stanza illustrated Alvarado taking command with clean, well-timed punches....

Super Featherweights Berchelt and Corrales Impress on HBO’s Boxing After Dark

HBO's "Boxing After Dark" introduced audiences to two young super featherweights (130 lbs) on Saturday night who will be paving the way for a new generation of talent in a very exciting division. In the main event, 25 year-old Mexican star Miguel Berchelt retained his WBC title when he defeated veteran Takashi Miura by unanimous decision. Rather than engaging in a slugfest with Miura,...

Mayweather/McGregor vs. Canelo/GGG, Spectacle vs. Sport

On March 6, 2017, Intelligent Boxing's Miguel "Dax" Cedillo announced that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would be fighting. He stated the bout would be on June 10, which was incorrect, but he was the first to officially break the news that the fight would be taking place. Prior to that, on January 28, 2017, after speaking with both Eric...

Katie Taylor makes her U.S. debut

Irish boxing star Katie Taylor will make her U.S. debut on July 29th in an eight-round bout on the undercard of the super lightweight showdown between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Although Taylor's bout will not be part of Showtime's telecast in the United States, her participation in this card is indicative...