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Articles by author: Lyle Fitzsimmons(548 results)

Regis Prograis Explains Flanagan Pick, Only Wants Best Fights

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Regis Prograis has his eyes on bigger prizes. In fact, he admits names like Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford infiltrate his career dreams. But before he climbs the ambition ...Read More

Regis Prograis Sees Future at 147, Eyes Errol Spence

Regis Prograis Sees Future at 147, Eyes Errol Spence

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Coming to a convention center or casino parking lot near you… the 2020 fight of the year. Regis Prograis vs. Errol Spence Jr. For the undisputed welterweight championship of the ...Read More

As New Ballot Arrives, It's Time To Clean Out Hall Closet

As New Ballot Arrives, It's Time To Clean Out Hall Closet

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - This is a fun time of year. During the first week of October, I can count on the annual International Boxing Hall of Fame ballot arriving from the boys in Canastota – which ultim...Read More

Lampley on HBO's Exit: I Probably Would Have Made Same Call

Lampley on HBO's Exit: I Probably Would Have Made Same Call

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Jim Lampley got a call last week that he didn’t want to hear. But he knew that it would come. After spending 45 years as the gold standard of premium cable boxing, HBO execs pull...Read More

Incessant Sanctioning Silliness Prompts Alternative Crusade

Incessant Sanctioning Silliness Prompts Alternative Crusade

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Every couple of days, there's something else. Another of my colleagues in the boxing media business – be they friend or foe in terms of affiliation – comes out with an online or ...Read More

Leonard vs. Hearns, and 30 Years of Living The Dream

Leonard vs. Hearns, and 30 Years of Living The Dream

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Whaddya know, my favorite day of the year rolled around again over the weekend. Well, OK, maybe it's fourth behind my birthday, my son's birthday and Christmas – but still, it's ...Read More

Canelo-GGG, a year later, remains compelling for same reasons

Canelo-GGG, a year later, remains compelling for same reasons

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Three weeks after the Money circus finally left Las Vegas, it was the fight to save “real” boxing. And for nearly every one of 36 minutes, it delivered. In fact, it wasn't until ...Read More

Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter Should Provide Satisfying Saturday

Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter Should Provide Satisfying Saturday

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Boxing fans can finally envision a pleasant morning after. Rather than the walk of shame prompted by sought-after fights performing below expectations, the Saturday night duel be...Read More

Wilder: I Promise You - Tyson Fury Will Have Trouble Sleeping!

Wilder: I Promise You - Tyson Fury Will Have Trouble Sleeping!

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - They’re on good enough terms now. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder talked the requisite trash talk and shoved the camera-friendly shoves when the American headed to Belfast to publi...Read More

Shawn Porter Celebrates Arrival of 'Peak Week' For Danny Garcia

Shawn Porter Celebrates Arrival of 'Peak Week' For Danny Garcia

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Shawn Porter. The sweet spot between the onset of training camp and the arrival of fight night that means the final stages of fine-tu...Read More

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

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