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Articles by author: Thomas Gerbasi(638 results)

Top Rank's DuBoef on Decision To Go With ESPN, NVBHOF Nod

Top Rank's DuBoef on Decision To Go With ESPN, NVBHOF Nod

By Thomas Gerbasi - It wasn’t a call Todd duBoef was expected, and when Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame CEO Michelle Corrales told him that he was being inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on Augu...Read More

Shavers: I Always Wanted To Fight Joe Frazier, George Foreman

When asked about one of his most memorable fights, a 1979 rematch with Larry Holmes, Earnie Shavers proudly says, “You know, I was champ for five seconds.” The now 73-year-old Shavers, who will be ind...Read More

Mosley Shakes Head at Mikey Garcia's Pursuit of Errol Spence

Mosley Shakes Head at Mikey Garcia's Pursuit of Errol Spence

By Thomas Gerbasi - A little more than two years after his final bout, Shane Mosley still gets excited about the fight game. But no, the reason for this chat isn’t to announce a comeback. “I’m done,” ...Read More

Andre Berto: I Almost Walked Away After The Ortiz Rematch

Andre Berto: I Almost Walked Away After The Ortiz Rematch

By Thomas Gerbasi - After nearly 14 years in the pro game, Andre Berto doesn’t get taken in by the pomp and circumstance of a big main event fight anymore. These days, he’s all about getting on a plan...Read More

Sergey Kovalev: Stevenson is Scared of Alvarez - I'm Not Scared

Sergey Kovalev: Stevenson is Scared of Alvarez - I'm Not Scared

By Thomas Gerbasi - Has it only been just a little over a year ago when it was all over for Sergey Kovalev? Hunched over against the ropes as referee Tony Weeks called off his rematch with Andre Ward ...Read More

Cecilia Braekhus: I Know This Will Be a Very Tough Fight

This should be the time when Cecilia Braekhus starts taking her foot off the gas. At 36, she is the undisputed welterweight champion of the world, a status that comes with five belts these days. She’s...Read More

Mykquan Williams: People Are Gonna Start To Take Notice

Driving through a quiet town in Connecticut, you can easily miss the Manchester Ring of Champions Society (ROCS) gym, but once you do find it, there’s no question about who trains there. And in a gym ...Read More

Usyk, Gassiev Could Be One Step Away Before Heavyweight Leap

Usyk, Gassiev Could Be One Step Away Before Heavyweight Leap

By Thomas Gerbasi - By this time next year, the two best cruiserweights in the world will likely be throwing hands among the big boys, just another reminder that in the boxing world, the division abov...Read More

Berto vs. Alexander: Napoleon Makes First Title Defense

WBA women’s super middleweight champion Alicia Napoleon may have seen a June 21 non-title bout fall by the wayside when her opponent failed to show up, but promoter Lou DiBella has produced a quick tu...Read More

Charles Conwell Wants To Be The New King of Clevelend

Charles Conwell Wants To Be The New King of Clevelend

By Thomas Gerbasi - The Cleveland Indians may be in first place in the AL Central and the Browns could have a future franchise quarterback in rookie Baker Mayfield, but as of late, it’s been a rough g...Read More

O'Connor Vows Upset: I'm Walking Away With Jose Ramirez' Belt

O'Connor Vows Upset: I'm Walking Away With Jose Ramirez' Belt

By Thomas Gerbasi - There’s so much to think about for Danny O’Connor as he prepares for his first world title shot against WBC 140-pound champion Jose Carlos Ramirez this Saturday. He’s choosing to i...Read More

Regis Prograis: I'm The Uncrowned King at 140, I Want All Titles

Regis Prograis: I'm The Uncrowned King at 140, I Want All Titles

By Thomas Gerbasi - When Regis Prograis returns home to New Orleans and faces Juan Jose Velasco on July 14, he will do so as a conquering hero, complete with an interim world title belt around his wai...Read More

Muhammad Ali Book Brings New Insight To Legendary Career

Muhammad Ali Book Brings New Insight To Legendary Career

By Thomas Gerbasi - At this point in time, it wouldn’t be out of line to assume that there is nothing new to be learned about Muhammad Ali. Countless books have tackled every aspect of the life of “Th...Read More

Joe Gallagher: Once You Get The Boxing Bug - Your Life is Over!

Joe Gallagher: Once You Get The Boxing Bug - Your Life is Over!

By Thomas Gerbasi - Joe Gallagher never had a chance. “My life has never been my own,” he laughs. “Once you get the boxing bug, that’s it, your life is over.” It bit the Manchester native early, and h...Read More

Mike Lee: I Know I'm Getting Better and Better Every Fight

As Mike Lee approaches tonight’s bout with Jose Hernandez at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, the light heavyweight contender is finally able to start talking about a future that could include a world titl...Read More

Jeff Horn: This is The Fight That Will Silence All The Critics

Jeff Horn: This is The Fight That Will Silence All The Critics

By Thomas Gerbasi - Glenn Rushton says the same thing to Jeff Horn just before it’s time for them to make the walk to the ring for the next battle. “We're here because we want to be here. No one's for...Read More

Joey Alday - You Have To Be a Fighter, Businessman & Stay Hungry

Joey Alday Jr. watches his four-year-old son LJ and he sees himself, recalling the age when his own father put the gloves on him for the first time. But if the middleweight prospect has his way, LJ wi...Read More

Title Bout II - Resurrecting a Classic

Title Bout II - Resurrecting a Classic

By Thomas Gerbasi - For those of a certain age, playing a boxing game as a kid bore little resemblance to what is available these days. Let’s put it this way. In 1983, the ColecoVision game Rocky Supe...Read More

Bobby Gunn Continues Run on Big Bare Knuckle Fight Card

Bobby Gunn Continues Run on Big Bare Knuckle Fight Card

By Thomas Gerbasi - Ricco Rodriguez has been here before. As a former UFC heavyweight champion who ruled his division before network deals, international expansion and major mainstream exposure, Rodri...Read More

Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz Express Deep Confidence of Victory

Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz Express Deep Confidence of Victory

By Thomas Gerbasi - The squeaky wheel is the one that gets oiled. Joseph Diaz Jr. is no squeaky wheel. And it may be why that the best featherweight matchup this side of next month’s Leo Santa Cruz vs...Read More

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