This week on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights from the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, hometown attraction Vernon Paris (27-1, 16 KOs) looks to re-start a long journey to relevance in the crowded junior welterweight division with a ten-round contest against well-traveled journeyman, Manuel Perez (19-8-1, 4 KOs) at the welterweight limit. Back in 2011 a 23-year-old Paris … [Read more...]
Where is Boxing’s Marvin Miller?
by Myron Usher As we approach the end of a year it is only natural to reflect back upon the Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Upset of the Year and so on. This year, however, we should also pay homage to the giants that boxing has lost. A colorful writer and boxing historian, two legendary and highly respected trainers of the … [Read more...]
Juan Carlos Burgos Beats Cristobal Cruz in Delaware: FNF Recap
By Fox Doucette Rising junior lightweight contender Juan Carlos Burgos (29-1, 19 KOs) retained his minor belt and continued his ascent through the WBC rankings with a unanimous decision win over former IBF featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz (39-13-1, 23 KOs) in the main event of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights series. In the co-feature, journeyman Manuel Perez (17-7-1, 4 KOs) … [Read more...]
Burgos-Cruz in Mexican Slugfest: FNF Preview
By Fox Doucette One-time featherweight world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (28-1, 19 KOs) takes on former IBF world featherweight titlist Cristobal Cruz (39-12-3, 23 KOs) in the main event of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights series. Both men have stepped up one division from where they held titles; this fight will be for the WBC's “Silver” title at junior lightweight, which … [Read more...]