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Articles by author: Thomas Gerbasi(612 results)

Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run

Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run

By Thomas Gerbasi - Daniel Jacobs was just a kid. That was the first thought when looking at the Instagram video posted by Gary Stark Jr. in March. The now retired super bantamweight was coming off a ...Read More

Josue Vargas Looks To Build Road To a World Title in New York

Josue Vargas is back home, this time he hopes to stay. “I’m planning on staying in New York,” said the Bronx junior welterweight, who fights Victor Vazquez this Saturday in Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre. “...Read More

Max Ornelas: I'll Do Whatever it Takes To Be a World Champion

All it takes is a couple minutes on the phone with Max Ornelas to know that the unbeaten bantamweight is a fighter who prefers to let his fists do the talking. Regardless, I ask him if he tries to sta...Read More

Hardy: I Never Left Boxing, I Wanted To Be a Two-Sport Athlete

Hardy: I Never Left Boxing, I Wanted To Be a Two-Sport Athlete

By Thomas Gerbasi - Heather Hardy’s return to boxing after three mixed martial arts bouts isn’t like Michael Corleone getting dragged back into the family business in The Godfather III, but it’s close...Read More

Ruben Villa: I Feel Like My Time is Kicking in Right Now

As the story goes, Ruben Villa got a trip to the boxing gym with his father for his fifth birthday. No bike, no toys? “I guess not,” Villa laughs. “I guess I was too hyper for all that.” Fifteen years...Read More

Burt Young Reflects on 'Rocky' Series, Career, 'Paulie' Character

Burt Young Reflects on 'Rocky' Series, Career, 'Paulie' Character

By Thomas Gerbasi - Several films into a budding acting career, Burt Young probably thought he was done with boxing when he was approached about appearing in a low-budget production about a club fight...Read More

Cristian Cangelosi – Coming to America

Cristian Cangelosi has learned a lot from former two-division world champion Paul Malignaggi in the time they’ve known each other. But did he learn the most important lesson of the fight game, to not ...Read More

Jessie Vargas Vows To Beat Broner, Doubts Thurman Steps Up

Jessie Vargas Vows To Beat Broner, Doubts Thurman Steps Up

By Thomas Gerbasi - After a victorious return to the ring in December after a 13-month layoff from the ring, former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas expected to take a couple months off from ...Read More

Jeff Lacy Files Lawsuit Over 'Left Hook' Trademark

Former world super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy is back for another fight – this one in a courtroom - and “Left Hook” is coming out swinging according to a lawsuit filed Friday morning in the U.S. ...Read More

Jason Quigley Embraces Fresh Start, Eager To Work To a Title Shot

Jason Quigley Embraces Fresh Start, Eager To Work To a Title Shot

By Thomas Gerbasi - March 23, 2017 should have been the best night of Jason Quigley’s career. He scored a near-shutout win over popular brawler Glen Tapia to lift his pro record to 13-0, and he did it...Read More

Ryan Martin: This Has To Be My Year, This Year Has To Be Big

Ryan Martin admits that he was a little stir crazy as a seemingly endless four-month training camp in Big Bear, California finally came to a close. “It’s been quite a journey,” he laughs. “It’s very b...Read More

Willy Vlautin and His Love For The Sport of Boxing

Willy Vlautin and His Love For The Sport of Boxing

By Thomas Gerbasi - There’s no way of proving this, but I don’t think I’m going out on a limb in suggesting that Willy Vlautin wasn’t just the biggest Colin Jones fan in Reno, but the only one. Seriou...Read More

Jarrell Miller: Wilder Faced '45-Year-Old' Ortiz, Not The Young Bull

Jarrell Miller: Wilder Faced '45-Year-Old' Ortiz, Not The Young Bull

By Thomas Gerbasi - With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder fresh from a knockout win over Luis Ortiz earlier this month, and WBA / IBF titlist Anthony Joshua about to unify with WBO boss Joseph ...Read More

Aaron McKenna Aims To Be Boxing's Next Irish Superstar

Aaron McKenna Aims To Be Boxing's Next Irish Superstar

By Thomas Gerbasi - Being patient about anything at the age of 18 is a Herculean task at best. Now imagine being told that your professional boxing debut, the night you’ve always dreamed of – and in t...Read More

Napoleon Wants Boxing To Take Chance on Women Like MMA Has

One-half of the third title fight on Saturday’s Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz card at Barclays Center, Alicia Napoleon – who faces Femke Hermans for the vacant WBA female super middleweight title - always...Read More

Kovalev: I'm Back From My Losses, Following My Goal of Big Fights

Kovalev: I'm Back From My Losses, Following My Goal of Big Fights

By Thomas Gerbasi - Addition by subtraction. It’s boxing’s logic, and the way the sport often levels the playing field and provides opportunities that weren’t there before. So, as Andre Ward removed S...Read More

Regis Prograis Very Motivated For Indongo Clash, Bigger Things

Regis Prograis Very Motivated For Indongo Clash, Bigger Things

By Thomas Gerbasi - In a boxing universe where many fighters seem to roll out of bed and into a world title shot, unbeaten junior welterweight contender Regis Prograis had to do a little bit more to g...Read More

Shakur Stevenson Begins Year Two

Shakur Stevenson Begins Year Two

By Thomas Gerbasi - When talking about his first 12 months as a professional boxer, Shakur Stevenson appears to be a lot more mature than most 20-year-olds. He says he’s happy with his progress and hi...Read More

Viloria: I'll Try To Enjoy The Ride, Regardless of What Happens

Viloria: I'll Try To Enjoy The Ride, Regardless of What Happens

By Thomas Gerbasi - Brian Viloria shouldn’t be a little over two weeks away from a world title fight against Artem Dalakian. Not at flyweight, not at 37 years old. Doesn’t he know that 112-pound fight...Read More

Jon Fernandez Aims To Become The Next Breakout Star

Jon Fernandez Aims To Become The Next Breakout Star

By Thomas Gerbasi - Soccer never had a chance once Jon Fernandez walked into the local boxing gym. “I was playing football when I was 14,” he said. “My uncle took me to the boxing gym and I got amazed...Read More

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