Kovalev Makes Hopkins Look His Age in a Dominant Performance

Father Time is an undefeated entity, but Sergey Kovalev deserves all the credit for delivering the most lopsided loss of the ageless wonder Bernard Hopkins’ career. Kovalev (26-0-1, 23KO) wasted no time in putting Hopkins (55-7-2, 32KO) on the defensive by scoring a knockdown with a right to the side of the head with about…

Juan Estrada Dominates Giovani Segura in 11th Round TKO

An anticipated fight-of-the-year candidate quickly turned into a one-sided affair as Juan Francisco Estrada battered ex-champion Giovani Segura for an 11th round TKO in Mexico City on Saturday. This was the third defense of Estrada’s WBA and WBO flyweight titles. Estrada immediately took the fight to Segura (32-4-1, 28KO) and forced the usually all-action Segura…

Roman Gonzalez Wins RING Flyweight Title

In a unification bout for the WBA and RING flyweight titles, Roman Gonzalez showed poise and power with a ninth-round TKO over Akira Yaegashi on Friday in Tokyo.

Austin Trout Begins Comeback

In his first fight since December former titleholder Austin Trout began his comeback with a tougher-than-expected decision victory over Daniel Dawson. Trout (27-2, 14KO) started the fight well by displaying his superior speed and technique to counter Dawson and land nice left hands to the midsection of the Aussie. Dawson (40-4-1, 26KO) looked game but…

Brook Upsets Porter; Figueroa KOs Estrada

Two welterweights put their undefeated records on the line last Saturday and the result has shaken the boxing world. When Shawn Porter knocked out Paulie Malignaggi in April it put him in the elite class according to many boxing experts. Meanwhile British welterweight Kell Brook struggled with accusations that he pulled out of a fight…

Garcia, Peterson, and Jacobs Stay Busy

The three favored fighters took care of business on Saturday to nobody’s surprise. The first bout between cancer-survivor Daniel Jacobs and Australian contender Jarrod Fletcher proved to be the most satisfying because of Jacobs’ journey from staring at his own mortality to winning the vacant WBA title. It should be noted Gennady Golovkin is the…

Hopkins-Kovalev Announced, Rios Scores Disappointing DQ Victory

The best news in boxing last Saturday turned out not to be any fight that occurred. Instead, the announcement of a Nov. 8 bout with Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev gave fans something to look forward to after the ugly and unsatisfying end to Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves bout. The entire bout was filled…

Canelo & Lara Earn Respect and Criticism

Due to basically living a cave for the past month (no internet, AHHH!) and solving financial problems, I have neglected to write an article for quite some time. This is troublesome considering the amazing fights that have occurred this summer and in no way represents the Sportswithneil name. But, now that I have things figured…

Stevenson vs. Fonfara

Even Superman had a rough battle or two but in the end he always came out on top. In a tougher and more entertaining bout than expected Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 21KO) defended the lineal light heavyweight championship by a unanimous decision against the underrated Andrzej Fonfara (25-3, 15KO). Stevenson survived a late rally by…