Articles by author: Michael Rosenthal(19 results)

Weekend Review: Roy Jones Closes The Book on His Long Career

Roy Jones Jr.: Roy Jones hasn’t been Roy Jones for more than a decade. The real Roy Jones was something to behold. The four-division titleholder, now 49, outpointed someone named Scott Sigmon on Thurs...Read More

Weekend Review: Gassiev Impressive - Ramirez, Ancajas Upside

Murat Gassiev: Gassiev couldn’t have looked much better in the biggest fight of his career. Now comes his biggest challenge. Gassiev was expected to face stiff resistance from Yunier Dorticos in the s...Read More

Weekend Review: Matthysse Looks Flat, Usyk Tested, More

Usyk’s handlers probably didn’t expect him to encounter such heavy resistance but they did expect him to end up where he is: in the final of the World Boxing Super Series. Usyk cruised in the opening ...Read More

Weekend Review: Spence Impressive, Easter Struggles, More

Errol Spence: Who’s the No. 1 fighter pound for pound? Depends when you ask. After Vasyl Lomachenko fights, everyone seems to agree “it doesn’t get better than that.” After Terence Crawford fights, yo...Read More

Weekend Review: Shields, Amir Khan, Ergashev, Spence, More

Claressa Shields: I have to be honest: I was more excited to see the Shohjahon Ergashev fight than the Shields-Tori Nelson matchup Saturday on Showtime. That’s not a knock on Shields. It’s just diffic...Read More

Murder of Boxing Manager Remains Unsolved 40 Years Later

Murder of Boxing Manager Remains Unsolved 40 Years Later

By Michael Rosenthal - It’s a true story of tragedy and perseverance, of love and devotion. And it could be in a theater near you soon. The battered body of Howie Steindler, a well-known boxing manage...Read More

Weekend Review: Biggest Winners and Losers of 2017

Many big-name fighters found success in 2017, from both boxing and business standpoints. Others weren’t as fortunate. In this special Weekend Review, we give you some of the biggest winners and losers...Read More

Weekend Review: Saunders Shines Bright, Fury Returns Looms

Billy Joe Saunders: Saunders did exactly what he needed to do on Saturday night. Now comes the hard part. The WBO middleweight titleholder, fighting outside the U.K. for the first time, embarrassed an...Read More

Weekend Review: Lomachenko Rises, Rigondeaux Sinks

Vasyl Lomachenko: I don’t care that Lomachenko was bigger than Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night in New York. I don’t care that Rigondeaux is 37. And I certainly don’t care whether Rigondeaux inj...Read More

Weekend Review: Miguel Cotto Departs, Ali Rises on Big Stage

Miguel Cotto: Excellent boxer. Even better attraction. Cotto’s unanimous-decision loss to Sadam Ali on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden – in effect, his home arena – will become a footnote in d...Read More

Weekend Review: Kovalev Recovers, McGregor a Wanted Man

Sergey Kovalev: The questions surrounding Kovalev after his back-to-back losses to Andre Ward were understandable, particularly the second setback. Many believe the Russian quit in that fight, raising...Read More

Weekend Review: Zolani Tete's Stock Rises, Frampton Wins Tough

OK, Frampton didn’t look like the biggest winner in his unanimous-decision victory over Horacio Garcia on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland, his first fight since he lost his rematch with Leo Sant...Read More

Weekend Review: Jacobs Bounces Back, Beterbiev Captures Gold

The good news this past Saturday is that we saw a number of good fighters in action, including middleweight star Daniel Jacobs, new IBF 175-pound titleholder Artur Beterbiev and former U.S. Olympian J...Read More

Weekend Review: Wilder Handles Business, Sets Joshua Stage

Deontay Wilder: The difference between Wilder in his two fights against Bermane Stiverne was more the result of confidence than progress. In January 2015, the first (only?) big fight of Wilder’s caree...Read More

Weekend Review: Joshua Continues His Path To The 'Big Fights'

Anthony Joshua: The IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titleholder won his workout … er, fight on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales. Soon, if things fall into place, we’ll have something about which to get excited...Read More

Weekend Review: Murata, Machado, Gassiev, Burnett, More

A busy weekend around the world produced one upset, some predictable results and redemption for a popular Japanese fighter. All in all, the entertainment value was pretty high. Here is a look at the b...Read More

Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him

Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him

By Michael Rosenthal - One punch can change a fight in a split second. One punch can also change a career in that amount of time. Erickson Lubin had everything going for him going for him when he step...Read More

Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo

BIGGEST WINNER I - Jermell Charlo: Jermall Charlo is the Charlo brother with the particularly bright future, the one who could crack the pound-for-pound Top 10 and continue to climb. At least that’s t...Read More