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Articles by author: Corey Erdman(60 results)

With Stevenson-Jack, Toronto Arrives As A True Fight City

With Stevenson-Jack, Toronto Arrives As A True Fight City

By Corey Erdman - For many years, Toronto was one of the only major cities in North America that wasn’t a thriving market for boxing. Typically, big cities are thriving markets for just about everythi...Read More

What's Left For Gennady Golovkin To Prove?

What's Left For Gennady Golovkin To Prove?

By Corey Erdman - There was a distinct similarity between Gennady Golovkin and Lebron James’ performances on Saturday night. After the plucky Toronto Raptors evened the game with James’ Cleveland Cava...Read More

The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America

The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America

By Corey Erdman - On Saturday night, three miles from Barclays Center where the majority of the boxing public set their eyes, three fighters with the looks of future dominant champions stepped into th...Read More

Lara-Hurd Produces An Unlikely FOTY Candidate

Lara-Hurd Produces An Unlikely FOTY Candidate

By Corey Erdman - In many ways, Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd had no business being a Fight of the Year contender. Lara is one of the sport’s most economical counterpunchers, a brilliant tactician w...Read More

Joseph Parker Hopes To Spoil The Joshua-Wilder Party

Joseph Parker Hopes To Spoil The Joshua-Wilder Party

By Corey Erdman - After brutally knocking out Lucas Browne on Saturday night on HBO, Dillian Whyte immediately started screaming for a fight with Deontay Wilder. He’s not the only one. Any professiona...Read More

Valdez-Quigg, Garcia-Lipinets Remind Us To Truly Appreciate Boxing

Valdez-Quigg, Garcia-Lipinets Remind Us To Truly Appreciate Boxing

By Corey Erdman - When you watch fights like the ones between Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg, and Mikey Garcia and Sergey Lipinets, it’s very easy to love and appreciate the sport of boxing. Valdez vs. ...Read More

Wilder-Ortiz is Biggest U.S. Heavyweight Fight Since Lewis-Klitschko

Wilder-Ortiz is Biggest U.S. Heavyweight Fight Since Lewis-Klitschko

By Corey Erdman - Take a moment to consider that headline. It’s been 15 years since we’ve had a heavyweight fight on American soil of the magnitude of the one between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz on ...Read More

Nico Hernandez Is Boxing's Ultimate Hometown Hero

Nico Hernandez Is Boxing's Ultimate Hometown Hero

By Corey Erdman - Plenty of boxers have the backing of their hometown fans, but none have the support of their city quite like Nico Hernandez. Ever since Hernandez won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olymp...Read More

Roy Jones Jr. Says This Is His Final Fight, But Do We Believe Him?

Roy Jones Jr. Says This Is His Final Fight, But Do We Believe Him?

By Corey Erdman - Roy Jones Jr. has been a professional boxer for almost as long as I have been alive. By the time I started covering boxing professionally, the boxer I had grown up watching, idolizin...Read More

Shields Helps Create Opportunities for Women and Men in Boxing

Shields Helps Create Opportunities for Women and Men in Boxing

By Corey Erdman - Every step Claressa Shields takes, every punch she lands, is in uncharted territory. As the first woman to ever headline an American premium cable card, a feat she’s now accomplished...Read More

U.S. Boxing’s Adoption of International Stars Made it a Great Year

U.S. Boxing’s Adoption of International Stars Made it a Great Year

By Corey Erdman - Everyone in the world can agree that 2017 was an outstanding year for the sport of boxing in America. It’s important to make the distinction of America because boxing has had plenty ...Read More

Saunders Victory Makes For Three-Headed Middleweight Monster

Saunders Victory Makes For Three-Headed Middleweight Monster

By Corey Erdman - Defining Billy Joe Saunders can be a tricky proposition. In the ring, he’s neither a thrilling brawler nor a dreadful spoiler. He’s neither a flashy showman nor a stoic operator. Out...Read More

Miguel Cotto Leaves Boxing With Class And Dignity

Miguel Cotto Leaves Boxing With Class And Dignity

By Corey Erdman - Boxing breakups are very rarely of the amicable variety. Most often, they’re long, they’re drawn out, and they’re painful. The fight game isn’t the ex that treats you well on the way...Read More

Evander Holyfield Helps Boxing Take Major Fighter Safety Strides

Evander Holyfield Helps Boxing Take Major Fighter Safety Strides

By Corey Erdman - One of the most famous fighters in the history of boxing sits at the end of a long string of tables at Prime One 16 Steakhouse in East Harlem. Evander Holyfield promoted his second p...Read More

Now Is The Time To Make Joshua vs. Wilder

Now Is The Time To Make Joshua vs. Wilder

By Corey Erdman - The impact of Deontay Wilder's first round knockout over Bermane Stiverne came to light in my Instagram DMs on Sunday morning. A close friend of mine, who appreciates boxing but isn'...Read More

Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece

Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece

By Corey Erdman - Heading into Saturday's World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight quarterfinal bout against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, trainer Abel Sanchez told anyone who would listen that his charge, Mur...Read More

Chris Eubank Jr. May Ultimately Enhance Father's Legacy

By Corey Erdman - Chris Eubank Jr. may never find his way out of his father’s shadow, but he’s coming as close as you can get to creating a legacy separate from his famous Dad’s. Eubank advanced to th...Read More

Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate

Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate

By Corey Erdman - Andre Ward announced his retirement from the sport of boxing last week, walking away from a profession he was the very best in the world at. In a sport in which retirements often com...Read More

Sor Rungvisai Turns Trash Into Gold With KO of Chocolatito

Sor Rungvisai Turns Trash Into Gold With KO of Chocolatito

By Corey Erdman - Seventeen years ago, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and his girlfriend hid in a storage wagon and made their way to Bangkok. Without any money, with few belongings and no food, Sor Rungvisai...Read More

Mayweather TKOs McGregor As Everyone Should Have Expected

Mayweather TKOs McGregor As Everyone Should Have Expected

By Corey Erdman - For about three rounds, the majority of the boxing world held its breath. Over the course of nine minutes, Floyd Mayweather looked like he wasn't doing exactly what he wanted inside ...Read More

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