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Articles by author: Thomas Gerbasi(505 results)

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

Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals

Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals

By Thomas Gerbasi - It was the middle finger heard ‘round the world. Two of them actually, and when it was all over after Michael Conlan let the judges know how he felt about the larcenous decision he...Read More

Adam Lopez:  I Have Everything it Takes To Get My Shot

Adam Lopez: I Have Everything it Takes To Get My Shot

By Thomas Gerbasi - Warning - When speaking to a fighter from Texas at the beginning of fight week, don’t bring up the fact that his beloved Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers the day before...Read More

DeGale, Badou Jack Trade Knockdowns - Fight To a Majority Draw

DeGale, Badou Jack Trade Knockdowns - Fight To a Majority Draw

By Thomas Gerbasi - Saturday night before 10,128 fans at Barclays Center, IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale and WBC champion Badou Jack delivered on all counts in a heated 12-round battle t...Read More

Amanda Serrano Decisions Yazmin Rivas To Retain WBO Title

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - Junior featherweights Amanda Serrano and Yazmin Rivas battled it out for ten fast-paced rounds in the return of women?s boxing to Showtime, with Brooklyn?s Serran...Read More

Immanuwel Aleem Shocks Ievgen Khytrov - Knockout in Six

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - In a fight that is a good omen for the 2017 boxing season, unheralded middleweight prospect Immanuwel Aleem shocked highly-touted Ievgen Khytrov, winning via sixt...Read More

Thomas Dulorme Stops Brian Jones in Six Rounds

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - Former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme had an easy night of work against gutsy but outgunned Brian Jones, stopping the Texan in the sixth round of an eight-...Read More

James DeGale vs. Badou Jack - LIVE Results From Brooklyn

Debuting Staten Islander Kenny Robles probably got hit more than he wanted to in his fight against Roanoke?s Latorie Woodberry, but he got the win and probably has a future as a crowd-pleasing action ...Read More

Badou Jack: I Don't Want To Be a Paper Champ - I Want To Be Great

It doesn’t mean much in the great scheme of things, but as an aside to the first big fight of 2017, you might wonder who the fans in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will be cheering for on Saturday, Englan...Read More

James DeGale Views Loss To George Groves as 'Blessing in Disguise'

James DeGale Views Loss To George Groves as 'Blessing in Disguise'

By Thomas Gerbasi - A unification bout is a big deal no matter how you slice it, but if anyone in boxing is more well-equipped than most to handle the pressure and hype of a big fight, it’s IBF super ...Read More

Marcus Browne Aims To Make a Statement With Thomas Williams

Marcus Browne Aims To Make a Statement With Thomas Williams

By Thomas Gerbasi - Marcus Browne may not have been in the ring since his controversial decision win over Radivoje Kalajdzic in April, but the former U.S. Olympian hasn’t gone anywhere. “I’ve been in ...Read More

Daniel Jacobs: I'm an A-Class Fighter - I'll Show The World

Daniel Jacobs: I'm an A-Class Fighter - I'll Show The World

By Thomas Gerbasi - BROOKLYN - To those outside of his native Brooklyn, Daniel Jacobs is that guy who beat cancer and went on to win a portion of the middleweight title. And that’s okay. It’s a feel g...Read More

Joe Smith Continues To Overcome Odds, Exceed Expectations

Joe Smith Continues To Overcome Odds, Exceed Expectations

By Thomas Gerbasi - The magic finally ran out for Bernard Hopkins last Saturday night. Whatever hocus pocus the Philadelphia legend used to hypnotize, baffle and then beat younger opponents over the l...Read More

Usyk: I Want Several Titles, By 2018 I Think I'll Be at Heavyweight

Usyk: I Want Several Titles, By 2018 I Think I'll Be at Heavyweight

By Thomas Gerbasi - For anyone else, it might be a traumatic experience. For Oleksandr Usyk, going 12 rounds for the first time in just his 10th professional fight after winning each of his previous n...Read More

Jason Quigley Aims To Finish Off 2016 With a Bang

Jason Quigley Aims To Finish Off 2016 With a Bang

By Thomas Gerbasi - As unbeaten Irish middleweight Jason Quigley prepares to face Jorge Melendez on the Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith undercard in Inglewood on Dec. 17, this is probably as good a time...Read More

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