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Articles by author: Thomas Gerbasi(519 results)

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

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs - LIVE Results From MSG

In the welterweight opener, Ukrainian prospect Serhii Bohachuk kept his perfect record intact with a third-round TKO of Miami?s Yasmani Pedroso. The Abel Sanchez-trained Bohachuk was in control from t...Read More

Michael Conlan Makes Debut, Stops Tim Ibarra in Three

Theatre, Madison Square Garden, New York City - Popular Irish Olympian Michael Conlan (1-0, 1 KO) made his pro debut with a third round stoppage of Tim Ibarra (4-5, 1 KO) in a super bantamweight conte...Read More

Izenberg Reveals Fascinating Tidbits in 'Once There Were Giants'

When talking about the 1980 bout between Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali, Jerry Izenberg is quick to say, “I disgraced myself that night.” Far from it. As Ali took a frightful beating at the hands of Ho...Read More

Daniel Jacobs – Lessons for Nathaniel

Daniel Jacobs – Lessons for Nathaniel

By Thomas Gerbasi - When you’ve been through what Daniel Jacobs has over the course of his 30 years on this Earth, nothing happens without a reason or lesson attached to it. In his world, there are no...Read More

Demetrius Andrade: I'm The Best at 154, I'll Get in With Anybody

It will be a weekend of firsts for Demetrius Andrade, but as he prepares for his first pro fight outside of the U.S. and his first fight as a world title challenger, the Rhode Island native is calm, c...Read More

Paulie Malignaggi - The 'Magic Man' Decides To Call it a Day

Paulie Malignaggi - The 'Magic Man' Decides To Call it a Day

By Thomas Gerbasi - Some people make an impression the moment you meet them. Paulie Malignaggi is one of those people. It was the weekend of the Bernard Hopkins-Keith Holmes fight in April 2001. Malig...Read More

Malignaggi on The Past, Present and Future of His Boxing Journey

This was supposed to be the easy interview – Paulie Malignaggi at rest - a moment to catch up on the exploits of the “Magic Man” since his win over Gabriel Bracero last July. It was his third win in a...Read More

Keith Thurman Explains Why He's Not Afraid To Let That '0' Go

Keith Thurman Explains Why He's Not Afraid To Let That '0' Go

By Thomas Gerbasi - Saturday night, Keith Thurman returns to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to face Danny Garcia in what most would say is the biggest fight of his career. The WBA welterweight champion do...Read More

Braekhus Feels Refreshed With New Team, Plans For Showcase

By Thomas Gerbasi - After spearheading the charge to bring professional boxing back to Norway and then delivering a second round knockout in front of a packed arena in that first fight since the sport...Read More

Jarrett Hurd: I'm Turning A lot of Non-Believers into Believers

Jarrett Hurd: I'm Turning A lot of Non-Believers into Believers

Thomas Gerbasi - Fate. A right turn instead of a left, a yes instead of a no, and everything could be different. No one knows this better than junior middleweight contender Jarrett Hurd, a young man w...Read More

Mike Lee: I'm Hungry For a World Title, That is My Ultimate Dream

Mike Lee: I'm Hungry For a World Title, That is My Ultimate Dream

By Thomas Gerbasi - Mike Lee is in a good mood these days and it’s not because the newly-minted Californian is avoiding the winter weather in his native Illinois. Instead, the reason for such optimism...Read More

Granados: I've Succeeded in This Role Before, I'll Succeed Again

Granados: I've Succeeded in This Role Before, I'll Succeed Again

By Thomas Gerbasi - If Adrian Granados isn’t the most unlucky boxer in the world, he’s certainly ranked in the top ten. For years, he’s been the B-side, the kid on the bad end of bad decisions, and he...Read More

Klitschko: One Shot, One Kill, One Opportunity – Nothing Else

Klitschko: One Shot, One Kill, One Opportunity – Nothing Else

By Thomas Gerbasi - Wladimir Klitschko has never been one for the rearview mirror. “I’m not done yet, you know that, right?” he asks with a chuckle while in New York City to promote an April 29 fight ...Read More

Kevin Lerena Hungers To Break Through on The World Scene

South Africa has never had a shortage when it comes to boxers that were able to make the leap from local heroes to international standouts. From Jake Matlala and Corrie Sanders to Lehlohonolo Ledwaba ...Read More

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