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Articles by Thomas Gerbasi (723 results)


Adam Lopez Warns: I'm Gonna Be a Problem at Featherweight!

You almost have to feel bad for Oscar Valdez. The former featherweight champion came off the deck to stop Adam Lopez in seven rounds last Saturday, kicking off his 130-pound campaign, but since the La...

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O'Shaquie Foster: Nobody is Trying To Take Chances With Me Anymore

It takes a lot to catch junior lightweight contender O’Shaquie Foster off guard. A little snowstorm in New York City the week of his fight with Alberto Mercado can do the trick....

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Charlie Sheehy Closing in On Dream of 2020 Olympic Spot

By Thomas Gerbasi - Charlie Sheehy won’t ever forget his first gym. Anyone who sees the Ring of Fire facility under the baseball bleachers at Crocker-Amazon Park in San Francisco won’t forget it, eith...

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Adam Lopez: In 2020, I'll Definitely Have More Eyes on Me

Adam Lopez: In 2020, I'll Definitely Have More Eyes on Me

By Thomas Gerbasi - She almost won. Adam Lopez’ mother Norma didn’t want her sons to follow in the fighting footsteps of their father, Olympic silver medalist and pro lightweight and junior welterweig...

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Wilder: I Never Want To Leave The Ring Without Getting a KO

Wilder: I Never Want To Leave The Ring Without Getting a KO

By Thomas Gerbasi - The best heavyweight in the world fights on Saturday night. That’s a distinction Deontay Wilder always believed belonged to him, but with Anthony Joshua being upset by Andy Ruiz Jr...

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Junior Fa: I Can’t Wait To Fight The Top Guys

It’s a good time to be a member of the City Kickboxing team these days. Israel Adesanya just picked up the undisputed UFC middleweight championship; Alexander Volkanovski will be fighting for the UFC ...

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Andrew Cancio: I Definitely Want To Unify, I Want More Belts

Andrew Cancio: I Definitely Want To Unify, I Want More Belts

By Thomas Gerbasi - If WBA super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio had his way, he would have been defending his crown against Rene Alvarado on last Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev card in...

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Amanda Serrano-Jelena Mrdjenovich Bout Eyed For January

Fresh from a September win over Heather Hardy, seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano has no intention of playing the waiting game to see what unified lightweight champion Katie Taylor’s next mo...

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McGirt Warns Team Canelo, Critics That Kovalev is Not Washed Up

McGirt Warns Team Canelo, Critics That Kovalev is Not Washed Up

By Thomas Gerbasi - Sunday morning, 9am. It’s six days before the big fight and James “Buddy” McGirt is making the media rounds with ace publicist Rachel Charles. It’s around this time that we start t...

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Xander Zayas, Youngest To Ink With Top Rank, Talks Pro Debut

Xander Zayas, Youngest To Ink With Top Rank, Talks Pro Debut

By Thomas Gerbasi - As Xander Zayas got on the phone earlier this month, he was just another high school senior. “I work almost every day on my schoolwork,” said Zayas, who has been taking his classes...

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Prograis Pumped For 'Dream Fight' - 'All The Pressure on Taylor'

Prograis Pumped For 'Dream Fight' - 'All The Pressure on Taylor'

By Thomas Gerbasi - When Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor meet at the O2 Arena in London on October 26 for a host of junior welterweight belts and the World Boxing Super Series’ Ali Trophy, it’s the fig...

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Bivol Wants Unification, But Ready To Move Down For Big Fight

Bivol Wants Unification, But Ready To Move Down For Big Fight

By Thomas Gerbasi - Dmitry Bivol laughs when I compliment him as the most patient man in boxing. “The most patient? Why?” Well, this was supposed to be the breakout year for the WBA light heavyweight ...

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Rozier Prepares Derevyanchenko For Strategic War With GGG

Rozier Prepares Derevyanchenko For Strategic War With GGG

By Thomas Gerbasi - This weekend’s goal is clear for Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Beat one of the best fighters in the sport - Gennadiy Golovkin - and leave Madison Square Garden with a pair of middleweight...

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John Molina Prepared For All-Out War With Josesito Lopez

John Molina Prepared For All-Out War With Josesito Lopez

By Thomas Gerbasi - If you don’t know the backstory between John Molina and Josesito Lopez, it’s likely that when their Saturday bout at Staples Center is over, you’ll wonder why promoters allowed the...

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Johnathan Banks Explains 'Right Recipe' To Better Golovkin

Johnathan Banks Explains 'Right Recipe' To Better Golovkin

By Thomas Gerbasi - It’s the second time around for Gennadiy Golovkin and Johnathan Banks, yet as fighter and trainer prepare for GGG’s October 5 date with Sergiy Derevyanchenko, nothing has changed i...

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Was Dan Goossen The Last Great Promoter?

Was Dan Goossen The Last Great Promoter?

By Thomas Gerbasi - Dan Goossen went to Chicago to see a fight. He ended up finding a career. Isn’t that how it always goes in the crazy business of boxing? Dan’s brother Joe already knew that he was ...

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Heather Hardy Confident, Ready For Power of Amanda Serrano

Heather Hardy Confident, Ready For Power of Amanda Serrano

By Thomas Gerbasi - Heather Hardy’s greatest attribute is her honesty. Whether in the ring or outside it, there is no question about where she stands; that’s led her to a world championship and a 22-0...

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Alicia Napoleon Very Motivated By The Fight For Equality

If things start going south for Schemelle Baldwin sometime during her title bout against WBA super middleweight champion Alicia Napoleon tonight, the challenger from Delaware may wish that Napoleon wa...

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Where Have You Gone, Felix Trinidad?

Where Have You Gone, Felix Trinidad?

By Thomas Gerbasi - September 29, 2001. Eighteen days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, New York City was still in a daze, but life was beginning to get back to normal, or at least the new normal t...

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Teddy Atlas - Using New Tech To Deliver Old School Message

Teddy Atlas - Using New Tech To Deliver Old School Message

By Thomas Gerbasi - When Teddy Atlas was in the nation’s living rooms each week as the color commentator for ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights, producers would refer to his segments between fights as being ...

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