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Articles by author: Thomas Gerbasi(650 results)

Terence Crawford Aims For a Showcase Win Over Benavidez

Terence Crawford Aims For a Showcase Win Over Benavidez

By Thomas Gerbasi - Jose Benavidez Jr. is a good fighter. A 27-0 record that includes 18 knockouts doesn’t usually lie, even if it can fib a little at times. But there is no indication that he will en...Read More

The Worst Job in Boxing

The Worst Job in Boxing

By Thomas Gerbasi - It’s the most thankless job in the hardest game. If you do it well, you do so in relative obscurity. Sure, the insiders know who you are and rely on your expertise while the diehar...Read More

Vinny Maddalone Reflects: I Was Always One Fight Away

Vinny Maddalone Reflects: I Was Always One Fight Away

By Thomas Gerbasi - Vinny Maddalone has always been one of the good guys of the boxing world. That being said, I have to warn him that on Thursday, the night of his official retirement dinner / roast ...Read More

James Wilkins' Big Moment Has Arrived in ShoBox Debut

If all goes well in James Wilkins’ ShoBox debut against fellow unbeaten Misael Lopez, a bout that follows the Showtime premiere of the “Cradle of Champions” documentary that he stars in, life is going...Read More

DAZN, The New Kid On The Block,  Ready For Boxing Kickoff

DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff

By Thomas Gerbasi - Like it or not, it’s a brand new world when it comes to the broadcasting of boxing. And yes, it will cost you. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as there will be more content...Read More

De La Hoya Details Golden Boy's Future, The Business of Boxing

De La Hoya Details Golden Boy's Future, The Business of Boxing

By Thomas Gerbasi - It’s been nearly ten years since Oscar De La Hoya last stepped into the ring as an active fighter against Manny Pacquiao, enough time to continue his transition into life as a prom...Read More

Clayton Laurent Jr. Hungers To Reach Heavyweight Title Goal

Middleweight great Marvin Hagler famously said that it’s tough to get up and do roadwork in the morning when you’re sleeping in silk pajamas. In the case of Clayton Laurent Jr., it has to be difficult...Read More

Amanda Serrano Motivated To Secure Sixth Title By Knockout

Take a look at Amanda Serrano’s social media accounts over the last year and there have been a lot of armbars and chokes, kicks and knees, but precious little punching. “I’ve been doing it,” she laugh...Read More

Tom Loeffler Reflects on His Long Journey in Boxing

Tom Loeffler Reflects on His Long Journey in Boxing

By Thomas Gerbasi - It’s the semi-calm before the storm and Tom Loeffler is gearing up for a couple weeks that include Saturday’s Superfly 3 show, an ESPN headliner between his fighter - Ruslan Madiev...Read More

Neeco Macias Treats Every Fight Like It's His Biggest Fight

Neeco Macias Treats Every Fight Like It's His Biggest Fight

By Thomas Gerbasi - You can’t miss the smile on the face of Neeco Macias. It would be impossible to, considering that it’s there practically all the time. And in the business of boxing, that’s a notab...Read More

Kownacki: Charles Martin is Tough Exam, Not Looking Past Him

Kownacki: Charles Martin is Tough Exam, Not Looking Past Him

By Thomas Gerbasi - It says something about the rising profile of unbeaten Brooklyn heavyweight Adam Kownacki that most observers are looking at his September 8 meeting with former IBF belt holder Cha...Read More

Cancio: I Don't Think I've Hit My Prime Yet, But I'm Starting To

Andrew Cancio had been in this position before. More than once. In fact, he practically made a career out of being the “B” side. Rocky Juarez. Jerry Belmontes. Ronny Rios. Rene Alvarado. Joseph Diaz. ...Read More

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

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