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Articles by author: Lyle Fitzsimmons(522 results)

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

Trainer Expects Parker To Shine, Show His Best Against Joshua

Trainer Expects Parker To Shine, Show His Best Against Joshua

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It's five days until the opening bell. And now that the task of getting Joseph Parker physically prepped for a Saturday date with Anthony Joshua is complete, trainer Kevin Barry ...Read More

March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises

March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - I've watched a lot of college basketball. I've covered Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Florida at regional sites in the NCAA tournament and once watched Niagara University lose an NIT...Read More

Hurd Studies History For Lara, Won't Rise Until He Gets Charlo

Hurd Studies History For Lara, Won't Rise Until He Gets Charlo

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It was nearly five years ago. But be sure, the closer Jarrett Hurd gets to meeting Erislandy Lara in Las Vegas the more he'll be relying on what happened to the southpaw stylist ...Read More

Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder: The Epic of a New Generation

Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder: The Epic of a New Generation

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - The answer depends on when fans came of age. Those in their 50s will hear the phrase “big heavyweight fight” and instantly recall 1970s images of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Ge...Read More

Badou Jack Plots His Path To Success, One Career at a Time

Badou Jack Plots His Path To Success, One Career at a Time

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Badou Jack has the fight he wanted. The decorated former Olympian will meet the lineal king of the 175-pound division – hard-punching Canadian-based southpaw Adonis Stevenson – o...Read More

Promoter: Superfly encore will pick up where 'Chocolatito' left off

Promoter: Superfly encore will pick up where 'Chocolatito' left off

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - The fighters are as tall as an American middle-schooler. And the weight of a model who’s just scarfed a sundae. Nevertheless, promoter Tom Loeffler has no qualms suggesting Satur...Read More

Mikey Garcia Discusses Belts, Lomachenko, Linares, Going To 147

Mikey Garcia Discusses Belts, Lomachenko, Linares, Going To 147

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It's not hard to find a boxing fan or media member who'll suggest -- in an era where superstars and promoters tend to pick and choose their fights -- that title belts no longer m...Read More

Showtime's Espinoza on Heavy TV Schedule, Mayweather, More

Showtime's Espinoza on Heavy TV Schedule, Mayweather, More

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It's a pretty good time to be Stephen Espinoza. Though the chill from a Super Bowl week in Minneapolis may linger awhile, the Showtime executive surely has a lot to look forward ...Read More

Claressa Shields Eager To Raise Women's Bar

Claressa Shields Eager To Raise Women's Bar

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Think Vasyl Lomachenko is the premier authority on a quick transition from amateur ring success to professional stardom? Then Claressa Shields has a simple message for you: Hold ...Read More

Errol Spence Has The Makings of a Ring 'Boss'

Errol Spence Has The Makings of a Ring 'Boss'

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Music fans of a certain age may remember Jon Landau. He was a rock critic in Boston who caught a concert at a local venue in the early 1970s and essentially launched the career o...Read More

Big Fights, Big Finales, Better Judging Top Wish List For 2018

Big Fights, Big Finales, Better Judging Top Wish List For 2018

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Few would argue 2017 was a banner year for boxing. We had a heavyweight changing of the guard in London, a middleweight summit meeting in Las Vegas and a circus to end all circus...Read More

Lamont Peterson Confident: Expect Me To Beat Errol Spence

Lamont Peterson Confident: Expect Me To Beat Errol Spence

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Well, whaddya know? Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks after all. And while Lamont Peterson might not savor being linked with an aging canine, he's quick to concede the ph...Read More

Spence, Canelo and Briggs (?!?) To Create Lasting 2018 Memories

Spence, Canelo and Briggs (?!?) To Create Lasting 2018 Memories

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - If you’ve gotten to this point and aren’t happy, it’s your own fault. You should have seen it coming last year. As has become early January tradition in this Tuesday morning spac...Read More

Rios: Don't Jump on The Bandwagon After I Beat Danny Garcia!

Rios: Don't Jump on The Bandwagon After I Beat Danny Garcia!

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Want to know if underdog Brandon Rios has a real chance to defeat top-end welterweight Danny Garcia on Feb. 17 in Las Vegas? Rios has a simple piece of forecasting advice. Check ...Read More

Transformational Thai Scuttles Year-End Superlatives Forecast

Transformational Thai Scuttles Year-End Superlatives Forecast

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - There are a couple things I’ve always promised myself. I barely play golf. But if I was ever lucky enough to score a hole in one, I’ve vowed to pluck the ball out of the cup, sli...Read More

Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities

Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - The fun all started around 11:30 on Saturday. Within seconds of the on-stool surrender in the small room at Madison Square Garden, the race to come up with the wittiest analogy l...Read More

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