The word “upgrade” is rarely seen in boxing, but when Orlando Salido withdrew from his bout with Yuriorkis Gamboa and was replaced by Elio Rojas, things went from mediocre to eye-opening in an instant.…Read More
(Welcome to another edition of Sound & Fury, the boxing column that blackens eyes and skips cliches. This week marvel at tales of the mysterious Salvador Sanchez II and the equally mysterious Andre…Read More
In a bruising fight that makes you wonder why anyone pays any attention to HBO at all, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. outpointed brave John Duddy over 12 hectic rounds of give and take at the Alamodome in San…Read More
Sound & Fury: Afterthoughts on the "Firepower" Undercard; Boring Fighters Who Do Not Qualify for HBO Handouts; and, Can The Super Six Tournament Rise Above Boxing?
Daniel Santos, who looked dreadful losing a lopsided decision to maligned Yuri Foreman, chose a bad time to turn his back on professionalism. His poor showing against Foreman obscures some of the…Read More
Sound & Fury: Notes on Circuit Fighters, Kessler, Ward, Showtime, Montiel, Chavez Jr., Set-ups, A Man Named Shelby, and The Highland Rim
All fighters deserve respect, but Shelby Pudwill must qualify as perhaps the worst pug ever to appear on a premium cable network. Pudwill, who was hammered into submission over three rounds by Andre Ward…Read More