Erik Morales fights Marco Antonio Barrera at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Three Minutes: Barrera v Morales III Round 11

In the opening years of the 21st century, a mutual antipathy between two future Hall of Fame fighters festered and then flourished down Mexico way.  As Marco Antonio Barrera and Érik Morales rose triumphantly through the weight divisions, so their dislike for one another appeared to increase exponentially. Unusually for professional boxing, this shared enmity […]

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Kovalev Stops Pascal in Eight

The Sunday morning headline writers probably checked the pre-fight odds and thought they were in for an easy shift.  Massacre in Montreal.  Carnage in Canada.  Krusher Kovalev KOs …. You get the general alliterative idea.  But while the final result, Kovalev by TKO between rounds eight to twelve, was exactly where all the smart money […]

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Frampton Teaches Avalos Some Manners in Belfast

If the temperature rose under the mock crystal chandeliers of the Europa Hotel’s Grand Ballroom at Friday’s weigh-in, the mercury surged north and burst free in the Odyssey Arena last night as super bantamweight champion of the world, Carl Frampton, destroyed his mandatory challenger, Chris Avalos, in thirteen and half raucous minutes. The Europa, as […]