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Articles by author: Thomas Gerbasi(533 results)

Alex Saucedo Feels Career Boost With Abel Sanchez in Corner

With Alex Saucedo’s record sitting at 24-0 with 15 knockouts and Abel Sanchez manning the corner, it’s evident that the 22-year-old welterweight is on the verge of a step up sooner rather than later. ...Read More

Michael Conlan: I Just Want To Be Great For My Country

Michael Conlan: I Just Want To Be Great For My Country

By Thomas Gerbasi - Two-time Olympian Michael Conlan may be living in Los Angeles and sporting a U.S. cell phone number now, but don’t start fitting him for red, white and blue trunks just yet. He’s s...Read More

Shakur Stevenson: I want to be somebody that's great in my sport

By Thomas Gerbasi - To any other 19-year-old, the Instagram post could have been just another picture. For Shakur Stevenson, his post 22 weeks ago was a mission statement. “It was just a regular pictu...Read More

Ray Beltran Fighting Hard To Move Away From B-Side Label

Lightweight contender Ray Beltran was told at an early age that he needed to be content with where he was in life. But the Los Mochis, Mexico native didn’t buy in to the notion that where you are is w...Read More

Felix Diaz: I Have The Experience To Beat Terence Crawford

Felix Diaz: I Have The Experience To Beat Terence Crawford

By Thomas Gerbasi - When most of the kids in Santo Domingo were turning double plays, hoping for a shot at the major leagues, Felix Diaz was turning over his punches in the gym, learning the craft tha...Read More

Gary Russell Jr. Says a Rematch With Lomachenko is Personal

Gary Russell Jr. Says a Rematch With Lomachenko is Personal

By Thomas Gerbasi - Gary Russell Jr. may be the most patient man in boxing. So it was no surprise that he didn’t get rattled when the second defense of his WBC featherweight title against Oscar Escand...Read More

Chavez Jr. Promises To Live Up To His Potential in Canelo Bout

Chavez Jr. Promises To Live Up To His Potential in Canelo Bout

By Thomas Gerbasi - The shoes were always going to be too big to fill. Maybe Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. knew it from the start, but if he didn’t, the rest of the boxing world certainly knew that he was ne...Read More

Leo Santa Cruz Embraces The Tough Task of Being a Promoter

Leo Santa Cruz Embraces The Tough Task of Being a Promoter

By Thomas Gerbasi - Fight week is approaching for Leo Santa Cruz, and all the familiar feelings are starting for the WBA featherweight champion. “I think I’m gonna feel nervous like I’m gonna fight an...Read More

Porter: Andre Berto Not Much of a Mover, He'll Be There To Fight

There is no turning back for Shawn Porter now. As the main event of Saturday’s Showtime event at Barclays Center, the former IBF welterweight champion is at the point in his career that a return to un...Read More

Andre Berto: Nothing Can Hold Me Back Right Now

Andre Berto: Nothing Can Hold Me Back Right Now

By Thomas Gerbasi - It was a moment many might have not even paid attention to, but for Andre Berto, it meant everything. Five years after a thrilling 2011 bout with Victor Ortiz, Berto finally got th...Read More

Monaghan Moves Past Stevenson, Wants Joe Smith Grudge Fight

Seanie Monaghan doesn’t need an excuse – or a fight – to go to the gym and spar. “I’m dedicated to my craft and I’m always working on things,” the unbeaten light heavyweight contender said. “In boxing...Read More

Daniel Jacobs Gets His Day, Looks Forward to the Next Chapter

Daniel Jacobs Gets His Day, Looks Forward to the Next Chapter

By Thomas Gerbasi - Less than a month after his 12-rounder with Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs isn’t sitting in a dark room, lamenting his close decision loss to “GGG” at Madison Square Garden on Mar...Read More

Karlos Balderas in No Rush, Wants To Gain Experience and Build

The noise was all around Karlos Balderas as he prepared for his pro boxing debut Sunday night in Los Angeles. There was the usual excitement for any Olympian making his first walk to the ring as a pro...Read More

Usyk Aims For The Goal of Unifying Cruiserweight Division

Usyk Aims For The Goal of Unifying Cruiserweight Division

By Thomas Gerbasi - When he’s not punching someone in the face, Aleksandr Usyk can usually be found with a smile on his face, a joke coming out of his mouth, magic tricks, or maybe even a song bellowi...Read More

30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age

30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age

By Thomas Gerbasi - It may have been one of the few things Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy ever disagreed on, but unlike some fans and pundits over the years, the dynamic duo that was synonymous with televise...Read More

Nico Hernandez Details Long Road, Motivated as Pro Debut Nears

By Thomas Gerbasi - The “gym” is as far away from the glamour associated with the professional debut of an Olympian, but for the young man who collected a bronze medal for the United States in the 201...Read More

Daniel Franco Wants World Title Shot By The End of The Year

Daniel Franco is proudly displaying his USBA featherweight title belt under the TV in his living room, but as he points out with a laugh, “I definitely have room for a few more.” It’s an ambitious goa...Read More

Jason Quigley: Glen Tapia Has Never Faced an Animal Like Me

Jason Quigley: Glen Tapia Has Never Faced an Animal Like Me

By Thomas Gerbasi - Every boxer is confident. If he wasn’t, then he wouldn’t walk up those four steps into the ring. But there are different levels of confidence. On the scale, you could put Floyd May...Read More

Carlos Cuadras Decisions a Tough David Carmona Over Ten

Madison Square Garden, New York City - If Carlos Cuadras was trying to get the public behind a rematch of his 2016 classic with Roman Gonzalez, he came up short, as he looked listless in winning a tou...Read More

Ryan Martin Beats Down Bryant Cruz For TKO Win

Madison Square Garden, New York City - Unbeaten up and comer Ryan Martin successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas lightweight title in the Pay-Per-View opener, halting Bryant Cruz in the eig...Read More

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