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Articles by author: Thomas Gerbasi(590 results)

Marcus Browne: I'm Settled and Coming into My Own

Marcus Browne: I'm Settled and Coming into My Own

By Thomas Gerbasi - Nearly four years ago, I had a chat with Marcus Browne about his early years in the sport, and he talked about always wanting the belts, golden gloves and medals his friends and gy...Read More

Kiladze Aims To Use Adam Kownacki as Springboard To Title Fight

Kiladze Aims To Use Adam Kownacki as Springboard To Title Fight

By Thomas Gerbasi - Ask Iago Kiladze how he happened to settle in Los Angeles, and his answer is as to the point as you can get. “I can get things here that I could not get there to go further in boxi...Read More

Evander Holyfield's WBC Tournament Draws Heavy Interest

Evander Holyfield's WBC Tournament Draws Heavy Interest

By Thomas Gerbasi - The fight game may slow down around the holidays, but as soon as Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing announced their WBC welterweight tournament just before Christmas, company...Read More

BoxingScene 2017 Prospect of the Year – Josh Taylor

BoxingScene 2017 Prospect of the Year – Josh Taylor

By Thomas Gerbasi - Call it the perfect storm. What do you get when you take a boxer with an Olympic pedigree as an amateur and put him in a pro situation where he not only gets to compete on high-pro...Read More

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Feels He Reached His Dreams in 2017

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Feels He Reached His Dreams in 2017

By Thomas Gerbasi - The toughest 115-pound fighter in the world is now the toughest policeman on the force in Sisaket Province, but crime fighting isn’t cutting into Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s day job a...Read More

Cletus Seldin: My Career is Going Exactly How I've Wanted

Cletus Seldin isn’t the type to blow up between fights and indulge at too many of Long Island’s fine restaurants, but after stopping Roberto Ortiz in the third round of his HBO debut on Nov. 11, he wa...Read More

Caleb Truax: I Worked My Ass Off - Everything Came Together

Caleb Truax: I Worked My Ass Off - Everything Came Together

By Thomas Gerbasi - Caleb Truax’ boxing career began as a reason to pay off his student loans from the University of Minnesota. In June, those loans were paid, but he decided to stick around anyway. A...Read More

USA Boxing Alumni Assoc. Aims To Bring Boxing People Together

My first question to John Brown was whether the newly created USA Boxing Alumni Association would accept an old pug who had one amateur fight, getting knocked out in 63 seconds in the New York Golden ...Read More

Tevin Farmer: If I Can't Beat a Guy Like Ogawa - I Gotta Hang it Up

Tevin Farmer: If I Can't Beat a Guy Like Ogawa - I Gotta Hang it Up

By Thomas Gerbasi - When Tevin Farmer is asked how he’s doing a little over a week before he challenges for a world title for the first time on Saturday against Kenichi Ogawa, the spirited “I’m great!...Read More

Sadam Ali: Cotto is a Great Opportunity and I Love Challenges

Sadam Ali: Cotto is a Great Opportunity and I Love Challenges

By Thomas Gerbasi - This probably isn’t how Sadam Ali pictured his headlining gig at Madison Square Garden, but things seldom go according to plan in a boxer’s career. If it was the Hollywood version ...Read More

Daniel Gonzalez: I'll Give it Everything To Reach Goal of World Title

Perhaps the true test of a fighter’s will and desire doesn’t come in the ring, but when the Thanksgiving dinner bell rings and he or she has to turn away, knowing that weigh-in day is 24 hours away. T...Read More

Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev

Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev

By Thomas Gerbasi - While the wider boxing world will be getting their first real dose of Vyacheslav Shabranskyy this Saturday when the Ukrainian faces Sergey Kovalev for the vacant WBO light heavywei...Read More

Ishe Smith: I Defied The Odds Before, I've Done it My Way

Ishe Smith: I Defied The Odds Before, I've Done it My Way

By Thomas Gerbasi - Ishe Smith will never be remembered for putting on blood and guts wars like Arturo Gatti and his friend Diego Corrales, but over 17 years in professional boxing, he’s earned the ti...Read More

Cletus Seldin on His Love For Hard Work, Exercise and Funko Pop

Ace publicist Bernie Bahrmasel has probably heard it all over the course of his duties in the boxing world. What likely never showed up in an interview was a 10-minute discussion of toys, but that was...Read More

Charles Conwell Ready For ShoBox Debut: I Know What I Can Do

2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell usually focuses on modern boxers when doing a deep YouTube dive for some out of the gym studying. But he does reel off some familiar names when discussing the old sc...Read More

Mike Reed on Jose Ramirez: This is The Fight When I Arrive

Mike Reed on Jose Ramirez: This is The Fight When I Arrive

By Thomas Gerbasi - It was a slip of the tongue, or maybe it wasn’t. As Mike Reed discussed his Saturday bout with fellow unbeaten Jose Ramirez, he made a brief factual error. “You’ve got two top pros...Read More

Ronald Ellis Fully Recovered, Motivated To Make a Serious Run

Family and friends in Lynn, Massachusetts will see Ronald Ellis around the holidays this year. But other than that, the super middleweight prospect isn’t leaving Southern California anytime soon. “The...Read More

Five Years Later, A Sport Grows in Brooklyn

Five Years Later, A Sport Grows in Brooklyn

By Thomas Gerbasi - Brett Yormark is a confident man. Someone doesn’t get to where he has as CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment without that trait. But as he watched the first boxing event at Barc...Read More

Matt Remillard: Everything is Starting To Come Together

Matt Remillard: Everything is Starting To Come Together

By Thomas Gerbasi - The mantra in the gym is simple, but it means everything to Matt Remillard. “It’s ‘Unfinished Business,’” he said. “It’s something we really stand for as a team, and that’s coming ...Read More

'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight

By Thomas Gerbasi - Paul Beston insists that he didn’t write his book, The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring, to make us all feel bad that there is no Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Ja...Read More

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