Archive for May, 2010
By William Dettloff
In a business full of charming relics, no fight game staple boasts the longevity and impact of the simple fight poster. Valued as a marketing tool even in today’s digital world and cherished by collectors and enthusiasts as tangible reminders of boxing’s history and golden age, they remain as fundamental a part of the fight game as ring ropes, stools and left hooks.
Fight posters have been around for as long as the boxing business itself. Prior to the advent of radio and television, posters, along with newspapers, were the primary means for advertising fights. They go all the way back. Way back. Don Scott, an Atlanta-based memorabilia collector, recalls seeing one that dated from the 1700s.
“The Boxing Tribune” reports
Klitschko won every round on The Boxing Tribune’s unofficial scorecard, and although Sosnowski did some good work in the third and fourth, Klitschko dominated the entire fight. Vitali was an enormous favourite going into the fight, and it resembled in the one-sided performance.
Veltins-Arena, Germany, Saturday 29 May – Vitali Klitschko maintained his WBC heavyweight title by knocking out Albert Sosnowski in the 10th round. Klitschko (40-2), fighting for the first time since December, controlled most of the fight and sent Sosnowski (45-3-1) to the canvas with a hard right hand in the 10th before referee Jay Nady stopped the bout at the 2:20 mark.
The 38-year-old Klitschko hasn’t lost since a TKO against Lennox Lewis in June, 2003. It was the 38th knockout of his career.
Sosnowski captured the European title last December 18 in a unanimous decision against Italy’s Paolo Vidoz.
By Rick Reeno
There is going to be a lot at stake next Saturday night at New York’s Yankee Stadium. The HBO televised event will feature Miguel Cotto moving up to junior middleweight to challenge undefeated WBA champion Yuri Foreman. The winner will have some lucrative options in the aftermath. The exact options are dependent on the outcome of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao negotiations.
If Cotto beats Foreman, and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight falls through, the Puerto Rican star would be in line for a rematch with Pacquiao……
By Bill Jackson
In terms of skill, the best fight that can be made in the light heavyweight division is a rematch between UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. However, the sport of MMA and the business of the UFC are two totally different things. The most competitive matches never trump the most financially lucrative ones, and this fight falls under the most competitive category.