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Articles by author: Lyle Fitzsimmons(554 results)

Wilder-Fury Draw Falls Within Scoring

Wilder-Fury Draw Falls Within Scoring "Cone of Uncertainty"

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - In Florida, we call it the “cone of uncertainty.” Whenever a hurricane clears the island of Hispaniola in the eastern Caribbean, meteorologists of every Sunshine State persuasion...Read More

Yes, as a matter of fact, Wilder will win big heavyweight battle

Yes, as a matter of fact, Wilder will win big heavyweight battle

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s all in the voice. Well… sometimes, at least. Given the nature of boxing as a sport, it’s not terribly surprising that fighters express confidence during interviews. In fact,...Read More

Giving Thanks For a Boxing Dream Come True

Giving Thanks For a Boxing Dream Come True

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s a tradition my wife and I started when our son, Ryan, now 10, was far younger. Each night as we put him to bed, we’d have him list whatever good things had happened to him t...Read More

Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale

Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - At the time, 10 years ago this past Thursday… it was a giant pain in the neck. Waking up early to schlep 90 miles to an airport in Jacksonville. Gathering supplies to make the tr...Read More

Challenge To Authority: Building The Perfect Sanctioning Body

Challenge To Authority: Building The Perfect Sanctioning Body

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - With those 34-year-old Don Henley lyrics swirling in my sun-scorched, sleep-deprived head, I’m back at the keyboard to consider an idealistic mandate – constructing the ideal san...Read More

Arnold Khegai Ready For Another United States Impression

Arnold Khegai Ready For Another United States Impression

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Think you’ve got a challenging commute? It’s nothing compared to what Arnold Khegai has coming. The Ukraine native is on the verge of his second business trip to the United State...Read More

Regis Prograis Explains Flanagan Pick, Only Wants Best Fights

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

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