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Articles by author: Lyle Fitzsimmons(508 results)

Big Fights, Big Finales, Better Judging Top Wish List For 2018

Big Fights, Big Finales, Better Judging Top Wish List For 2018

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Few would argue 2017 was a banner year for boxing. We had a heavyweight changing of the guard in London, a middleweight summit meeting in Las Vegas and a circus to end all circus...Read More

Lamont Peterson Confident: Expect Me To Beat Errol Spence

Lamont Peterson Confident: Expect Me To Beat Errol Spence

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Well, whaddya know? Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks after all. And while Lamont Peterson might not savor being linked with an aging canine, he's quick to concede the ph...Read More

Spence, Canelo and Briggs (?!?) To Create Lasting 2018 Memories

Spence, Canelo and Briggs (?!?) To Create Lasting 2018 Memories

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - If you’ve gotten to this point and aren’t happy, it’s your own fault. You should have seen it coming last year. As has become early January tradition in this Tuesday morning spac...Read More

Rios: Don't Jump on The Bandwagon After I Beat Danny Garcia!

Rios: Don't Jump on The Bandwagon After I Beat Danny Garcia!

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Want to know if underdog Brandon Rios has a real chance to defeat top-end welterweight Danny Garcia on Feb. 17 in Las Vegas? Rios has a simple piece of forecasting advice. Check ...Read More

Transformational Thai Scuttles Year-End Superlatives Forecast

Transformational Thai Scuttles Year-End Superlatives Forecast

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - There are a couple things I’ve always promised myself. I barely play golf. But if I was ever lucky enough to score a hole in one, I’ve vowed to pluck the ball out of the cup, sli...Read More

Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities

Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - The fun all started around 11:30 on Saturday. Within seconds of the on-stool surrender in the small room at Madison Square Garden, the race to come up with the wittiest analogy l...Read More

Roster of 20-Somethings To Create Hall Futures at Canastota

Roster of 20-Somethings To Create Hall Futures at Canastota

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It ought to be a holiday. For we boxing fans at least, few days on the calendar provide the drama, jubilation and occasional controversy as the day the International Boxing Hall ...Read More

Forget Garden finale, Cotto earned his all-time label across years

Forget Garden finale, Cotto earned his all-time label across years

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - His permanent record will show that Miguel Cotto lost the last worthwhile prizefight he was in. Two years ago. He competed against a talented foe 10 years younger while operating...Read More

Kovalev's Return a Reminder of Prolonged Stevenson Frustration

Kovalev's Return a Reminder of Prolonged Stevenson Frustration

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It suddenly seems like decades ago. But fans of modern light heavyweights will remember exactly where they were on Nov. 30, 2013. It was that night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebe...Read More

Ahmed Elbiali Prepping For Career-Defining War With Jean Pascal

Ahmed Elbiali Prepping For Career-Defining War With Jean Pascal

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - His complexion and his name quickly spoil the secret. Yes, it’s true. Ahmed Elbiali is not a native of the United States. But even in an era where immigrants aren’t celebrated, t...Read More

Wilder Returns To Beast Mode, Regains Heavyweight Spotlight

Wilder Returns To Beast Mode, Regains Heavyweight Spotlight

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - As boxing goes, it's a tale as old as time and a song as old as rhyme. If you're looking to spice up a fight that might struggle for traction on a weekend full of football, MMA a...Read More

Joshua-Wilder: The Heavyweight Epic For a New Generation

Joshua-Wilder: The Heavyweight Epic For a New Generation

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - The answer depends on when fans came of age. Those in their 50s will hear the phrase “big heavyweight fight” and instantly recall 1970s images of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Ge...Read More

Anthony Joshua's Muscle Not Limited To In-Ring Success

Anthony Joshua's Muscle Not Limited To In-Ring Success

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - His left jab is menacing. His right cross is lethal. And the IBF, IBO and WBA title belts draped across his shoulder – not to mention a pristine record of 19 knockouts in 19 figh...Read More

Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry

Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - I’m just a humble boxing writer. I periodically hop airplanes, frequently gas up cars and periodically camp out alongside a big-screen TV in order to stay on top of news from the...Read More

Quality Quintet: Hatton, Morales and Winky highlight IBHOF class

Quality Quintet: Hatton, Morales and Winky highlight IBHOF class

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s probably not his fault, but I’m still going to blame Edward Brophy. The executive director of the International Boxing Hall of Fame had zero impact on when my parents met, m...Read More

Hallback Hopes Chatter Brings High-Profile Return, Eyes Cyborg

Hallback Hopes Chatter Brings High-Profile Return, Eyes Cyborg

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s been nothing if not a slow burn for Chevelle Hallback. The 40-something Florida native hasn’t been active in a boxing ring for more than a thousand days – or three years, on...Read More

Ward’s Shock Exit Gives Chance To Others To Fill P4P Vacuum

Ward’s Shock Exit Gives Chance To Others To Fill P4P Vacuum

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - For so many years, it was so easy. Love him or loathe him, Floyd Mayweather Jr. laid consensus claim to at least one title for the bulk of his unbeaten, career-defining run betwe...Read More

Dmitry Kudryashov Only Focused on The Ring, Not World News

Dmitry Kudryashov Only Focused on The Ring, Not World News

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Go ahead, we dare you. Watch any U.S.-based national newscast these days and try to get through 30 minutes without mention of pre-election dealings involving Trump Tower and the ...Read More

HBO Mic Crew Hits Stride Ahead of Weekend PPV Blockbuster

HBO Mic Crew Hits Stride Ahead of Weekend PPV Blockbuster

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s not always indicative, but it helps. So, while sports history is littered with entities that rose up to produce greatness after inglorious stretches, it’s surely more comfor...Read More

Older, mature Canelo a much more dangerous PPV proposition

Older, mature Canelo a much more dangerous PPV proposition

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Three years, 11 months and 22 days. That’s how long it’s been since Saul Alvarez entered the ring as a newbie. Lest anyone forget, that night – Sept. 14, 2013, to be exact – a 23...Read More

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