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Articles by author: Lyle Fitzsimmons(538 results)

Holmes emerging from brother's shadow with promotional push

Holmes emerging from brother's shadow with promotional push

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - He was a world-class fighter from Easton, Pa. But no, not that one. Still, while it’s true Mark Holmes never achieved the success, acclaim or bankroll of his heavyweight champion...Read More

Prospect Mark Reyes Jr. Focuses on Dishing Out, Giving Back

Prospect Mark Reyes Jr. Focuses on Dishing Out, Giving Back

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - The motivations to fight come from myriad places. For some it’s money. Others dwell on fame. And still others just have a thing for violent interaction. But prospect Mark Reyes J...Read More

Kermit Cintron Rides Off Into a Satisfying Sunset

Kermit Cintron Rides Off Into a Satisfying Sunset

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - You can call Kermit Cintron a lot of things. But bitter and regretful need not be among them. A veteran of six title bouts in two weight classes across six years, the now 38-year...Read More

Pacquiao's Future Plans Ought Not Include Lomachenko

Pacquiao's Future Plans Ought Not Include Lomachenko

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - I appreciate Manny Pacquiao. The things he’s accomplished since reaching the championship level two decades ago measure up to anyone over the same time frame, and he’ll be a dese...Read More

Bivol Prepares For Chilemba, Admits He Has One Eye on Kovalev

Bivol Prepares For Chilemba, Admits He Has One Eye on Kovalev

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - If you’re a fan of incendiary interview rhetoric, here’s a tip: Dmitry Bivol may not be for you. The 27-year-old Russian leans more toward respectful confidence when it comes to ...Read More

Easter Says Mikey Garcia is 'Going To Be a Win, An Easy Win'

Easter Says Mikey Garcia is 'Going To Be a Win, An Easy Win'

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - There are myriad elements to a boxing match. Winners – and, on the highest level, champions – are typically the fighters that have the better skill sets, the greater power punche...Read More

Creating The Perfect Fighter - at Welterweight

Creating The Perfect Fighter - at Welterweight

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - There are some fighters who do one thing exceedingly well but lack other important attributes. Think punchers who can’t box, busy guys with no power or fast guys with balky chins...Read More

Golovkin's Coach on Canelo Running, 168 Jump, Charlo's Worth

Golovkin's Coach on Canelo Running, 168 Jump, Charlo's Worth

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Gennady Golovkin has three middleweight title belts he’d like to keep. And he’s grown fond of the pound-for-pound love that comes with them. But when his combatively negotiated, ...Read More

Crawford vs. Spence Heating Up as The Next Big Fight at 147

Crawford vs. Spence Heating Up as The Next Big Fight at 147

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s a once-in-a-generation proposition. Two unbeaten welterweights at the peaks of their abilities meeting in a championship-level showdown. It happened in 1981 when Ray Leonard...Read More

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Rematch and Wars of The Past

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Rematch and Wars of The Past

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It was shortly after 1 a.m. ET on Sunday. I’d just finished filing the last of my pieces on the Santa Cruz-Mares rematch in Los Angeles when I decided to skim the Twitter feed to...Read More

Crawford Ready For His Superstar Moment Under Vegas Lights

Crawford Ready For His Superstar Moment Under Vegas Lights

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Terence Crawford has officially reached the level Frank Sinatra used to sing about. He’s made it there. And now it appears he will make it anywhere. The amiable Nebraskan takes h...Read More

Late-Spring Buffalo Trip Spelled Trouble For Mancini, Bumphus

Late-Spring Buffalo Trip Spelled Trouble For Mancini, Bumphus

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It was our first time at a live fight card … and the end of a pair of eras. When old pal Phil MacDonald and I hopped in my dad’s Chevy Caprice for a trip from hometown Niagara Fa...Read More

Virgil Hill Discusses The 175 Landscape, Stevenson vs. Jack

Virgil Hill Discusses The 175 Landscape, Stevenson vs. Jack

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Virgil Hill knows a good light heavyweight when he sees one. After all, the Missouri native-turned-North Dakotan was among the world’s best 175-pound fighters for more than a dec...Read More

Jack Aims To Make a Career Statement With Win Over Stevenson

Jack Aims To Make a Career Statement With Win Over Stevenson

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Go ahead and accept a round of applause. Because if – even as Badou Jack reeled from the onslaught of one Derek Edwards – you still viewed him as a potential pound-for-pound elit...Read More

Stevenson Feels He'd Drill Kovalev, Expects Short Night With Jack

Stevenson Feels He'd Drill Kovalev, Expects Short Night With Jack

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Regrets? Sure, Adonis Stevenson has got a few. But when it comes to the opponents he’s fought in nearly five years as the WBC’s 175-pound champion – or, more notably perhaps, the...Read More

Vanes Plans To Come Forward, Make it a Real FIght With Golovkin

Vanes Plans To Come Forward, Make it a Real FIght With Golovkin

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Vanes Martirosyan, as of today, is a 32-year-old man. He’s been a pro fighter for 13 of those years, and was accomplished enough as an amateur to land a spot on the U.S. team tha...Read More

Adrien Broner's Post-Fight Antics Create Yet Another Black Cloud

Adrien Broner's Post-Fight Antics Create Yet Another Black Cloud

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Turns out Jimmy Buffett was dead wrong. The Key West-sopped crooner – in what became his first Billboard Top 40 single way back in 1974 – promised that “Come Monday, it'll be all...Read More

Vargas: I'll Take Control Early, Take Charge of Broner Every Minute

Vargas: I'll Take Control Early, Take Charge of Broner Every Minute

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Jessie Vargas has been at this for a while. He's gotten paid to punch people for just short of 10 full years, has held world title belts in a pair of weight classes and was a mem...Read More

Cintron Blasts Ex-Foe Canelo, Aims For Trilogy With Margarito

Cintron Blasts Ex-Foe Canelo, Aims For Trilogy With Margarito

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Add another former opponent to the list of those ripping Canelo Alvarez. Former welterweight title claimant Kermit Cintron, beaten in a bid for Alvarez’s 154-pound belt in 2011, ...Read More

'Cinderella' Truax still humble, hungry ahead of DeGale rematch

'Cinderella' Truax still humble, hungry ahead of DeGale rematch

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - The Box Nation announcers didn’t know. The fans at Copper Box Arena didn’t know. And James DeGale most certainly didn’t know. But Caleb Truax knew. The rugged Minnesotan dropped ...Read More

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