1. A Guilty Conscience--Assaults in The Ring

    I have always suspected that a guilty conscience is a burden not worth any spoils it earns a cheating boxer. Antonio Margarito lost his match with Shane Mosley as much because his sins had been ...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 202 reads 5 comments

  2. Last Night on Showtime Championship Boxing: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    To start out the month of August, Showtime finally put together a card to look forward to--a co-main-event featuring Devon Alexander battling former belt holder Junior Witter for the ...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 1,005 reads 5 comments

  3. Amateur Boxing in South Texas--The Wolfepack Takes Home The Gold!

    photo courtesy of Jeff Stockton Photography For those of you who have not been to an amateur boxing tournament, I want to tell you: if you get a chance, you should go...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 869 reads 6 comments

  4. Jennifer Wolfe-Fenn Brings Home Her First Belt--Watch Out!

    photo: Jennifer Wolfe-Fenn accompanied by trainer Pops Billingsley to the ring in the 2009 San Antonio Golden Gloves finals, a fight in which she stopped her opponent and earned the Rosie Gonzalez honor of best female boxer of the tournament...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 1,497 reads 14 comments

  5. Jews In Boxing--a Bloodline

    One reason boxing is beautiful is that it honors the truth of our animal nature, our still primal urge toward tribalism, the desire to see 'ours' triumph...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 424 reads 26 comments

  6. Five Hard Lessons Learned by Victor Ortiz Last Night

    "We just saw a moment in a young fighter's career that could define his career. Ortiz was dropped, cut, exhausted, faced with an opponent who refused to lose, and in a moment of weakness gave up...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 439 reads 25 comments

  7. Jack Vs. The Beanstalk--Can Chagaev Make This Fight Interesting?

    Recent events in the world of boxing have reminded fans that boxing is a complicated soap opera of a sport. Injuries, postponements, changing opponents on short notice, differences between fighters, ...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 111 reads 20 comments

  8. Mike Tyson: A Man Seen More Clearly Through the Eyes of James Toback

    If you haven’t seen the documentary Tyson yet, you should. In light of Mike Tyson’s recent tragic loss, this is a good time to get to know the man behind the myth, and ...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 245 reads 25 comments

  9. Atlas Autobiography Provides A Compulsive Read Packed With Boxing Lore

    As color commentator for ESPN Friday Night Fights, Teddy Atlas projects a confidence which suggests his comfort in the boxing world...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 160 reads 15 comments

  10. Andre Ward Walks the Talk Against Edison Miranda

    Tonight, in front of his hometown crowd in Oakland, California, Andre Ward (18-0 coming into the fight) defeated Edison Miranda soundly in a super middleweight (168 lbs) near-shutout fight, winning by unanimous decision...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 292 reads 20 comments

  11. Pacquiao-Hatton Coverage: And the Winner Is...Austin

    Austin and San Antonio are well-known boxing rivals in Texas. There is an edge to this battle, as it exhibits all the shady aspects found in the wider world of boxing...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 145 reads 18 comments

  12. Pacquaio Defines Pound For Pound at Hatton's Expense

    Anticipation was electric at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tonight, after the completion of the four undercard fights. Fans of the 'Hitman' Hatton filled the air with drumbeats, confident about sending their brave warrior out to battle...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  13. "The Wrestler"—A Painful Portrait

    I just finished watching "The Wrestler" on DVD. To be more specific, I just finished crying after watching "The Wrestler...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 129 reads 9 comments

  14. James Kirkland--A Rising Star Falls Just Short of The Finish Line

    My heart is heavy today. James Kirkland's rise to the top is really over. Today, he was not granted bail at a hearing which has determined his fate for the next years to come...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 369 reads 10 comments

  15. Lightweight Lightning in Austin: The Fights Live Up to the Hype

    by Mark Mederson and Stacy NakellCurrently, most boxing observers consider the lightweight division as the best in the sport...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 104 reads 4 comments

  16. Oscar De La Hoya's "American Son": A Glimpse into the Life of the Golden Boy

    Oscar de la Hoya: Former Champion? Washed up fighter? Shrewd entrepreneur? An enigma, a superstar, he is the recipient of the fantasies and the projections of millions of people worldwide, boxing fans and non-boxing fans alike...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 456 reads 15 comments

  17. Vitali Klitschko Makes Easy Work of Juan Carlos Gomez

    I have never caught any of Vitali Klitschko's fights, and have sometimes wondered why his and his brother's rule of the heavyweight division doesn't garner the pair much affection in the United States...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 142 reads 9 comments

  18. James Kirkland Stops Joel Julio in Six: A Shark in Bloody Water Finds His Target

    There was a lot of noise coming out of my house in a quiet neighborhood in Austin, TX last night. My fellow gym rat Ellen and I were screaming and dancing around as we watched our stable mate ...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 139 reads 14 comments

  19. Two Knockout Artists Meet This Saturday on HBO: James Kirkland Vs. Joel Julio

    I am excitedly awaiting the Saturday Night Fights on HBO. In particular, I am looking forward to watching James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (24-0--21 KOs) continue his rise up the ranks at 154...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about over 5 years ago 206 reads 8 comments

  20. Humberto Toledo vs. Breidis Prescott Bite DQ

    Humberto Toledo vs. Prescott Bite DQI just got back into town from a business trip and watched this past Friday’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights by Ti-Vo. My boyfriend prepped me by telling me to watch the fight closely...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about almost 6 years ago 352 reads 7 comments

  21. Ann Wolfe: Boxer, Trainer, Philosopher

    Many of you know Ann Wolfe as a female titleholder in four weight classes. The popular YouTube video of her knocking Vanda Ward unconscious with one punch says it all about her domination in the ring...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about almost 6 years ago 5,540 reads 21 comments

  22. Boxing: Can Margarito Stop Mosley?

    A welterweight battle between “Sugar” Shane Mosley and the “Tijuana Tornado” looks to be one of the most anticipated matchups for 2009. The fight will come to fruition this on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about almost 6 years ago 173 reads 0 comments

  23. Our New President Barack Obama and His Boxing Gloves

    United States elections always bring to mind boxing metaphors. Each election season, pundits call on images from the boxing ring to capture the various dynamics of the ongoing fight for the seat of power...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about almost 6 years ago 240 reads 6 comments

  24. A Brief History of Pops Billingsley—Trainer of Ann Wolfe

    At the Ann Wolfe boxing gym if Ann Wolfe is the heart of the gym, her trainer, Pops Billingsley, is its spiritual soul...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about almost 6 years ago 1,448 reads 3 comments

  25. Top 10 Most Exciting Boxing Matchups of 2009

    As 2008 draws to a close, I look back on it as a year when two stellar fighters retired undefeated, a Latin hero was dismembered, and potential future champions climbed up the ranks on the backs of other hopefuls...

    Stacy W.L. Written by Stacy W.L. about almost 6 years ago 647 reads 8 comments