Review: 2002-11-16, Erik Morales vs Paulie Ayala was certainly one of the best boxing fights of 2002. Erik “El Terrible” Morales had just lost his first fight and the WBC featherweight title against Marco Antonio Barrera, but he chose an opponent not very easy: Paulie Ayala. For Ayala was the first fight in the featherweight division but he was one of the strongest boxers of that time, who had lost only once (against Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in Japan) but who had already won several world titles in the bantam and super bantam division. Watch the video!
Review: Mateusz Masternak vs Ali Ismailov was not such an exciting fight but it is very interesting to see Masternak at work, a young Polish boxer (he was born in 1987) who fights in an intelligent and technical way and has also a good power (16 Ko on 22 wins). The kings of the cruiserswheight division will have to be careful…Watch the video!
Review: 2011-03-12, very nice fight between Miguel Angel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga with some spectacular rounds (3rd and 7th): it is very close to get four stars. Miguel Angel Cotto entered the fight with a record of 35-2-0 while Ricardo Mayorga had a record of 29-7-1. Cotto vs Mayorga is valid for the WBA Super World light middleweight title. Watch the video!
Review: 2002-01-26, the first fight between Vernon Forrest and Shane Mosley was one of the best fights of 2002. Both boxers had the same age and also a perfect record with no defeats, 38-0-0 for Mosley e 33-0-0 for Forrest, but Vernon “The Viper” Forrest boasted a greater height (8 cm). Vernon Forrest vs Shane Mosley 1 was valid for the WBC welterweight title, won by “Sugar” Shane in 2000 when he fought against Oscar De La Hoya. After this first exciting fight between Vernon Forrest and Shane Mosley, it was organized a rematch in the same year but it was less spectacular. Watch the video!
Review: 2002-09-14, Oscar De La Hoya vs Fernando Vargas was valid for three world titles of the light middleweight division, in fact De La Hoya was the champion for the WBC, while Vargas for the WBA and IBA. Oscar De La Hoya had already lost two times, once against Shane Mosley and the other one with Felix Trinidad (who had also already won against Fernando Vargas). Both boxers had a very spectacular way to fight even if different, and therefore could only be an exciting fight. Watch the video!
Review: 2002-09-07, one of the best boxing fights of 2002 was Roy Jones Jr vs Clinton Woods. Both boxers had in their record only one defeat, but the American had lost for a disqualification against Montell Griffin (in fact in the rematch Roy Jones Jr won by Ko in the first round), however, Woods was a solid fighter, younger than 3 years and had an advantage in terms of reach and height (8cm). Roy Jones Jr vs Clinton Woods was a real defense of the undisputed world champion of the light heavyweight division, in fact there were 7 titles at stake (WBF, WBC, IBF, WBA, IBO, IBA, NBA). Watch the video!
Review: 2002-08-17, Joan Guzman vs Fabio Daniel Oliva was one of the best boxing fights of 2002. Both boxers were undefeated and had a similar record, Guzman 17-0-0, while 18-0-0 for Oliva, but the former had already fought for international titles and outside his home country, instead Oliva had never fought outside Argentina, this match was his first time. Joan Guzman vs Fabio Daniel Oliva was valid for the vacant WBO super bantamweight title and it was an exciting fight with a quick knockout in the third round. Watch the video!
Review: 2002-06-08, Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson was probably the most important fight in the heavyweight division of the new millennium. Lennox Lewis was the champion (WBC, IBF and IBO) and he had lost twice in his career (with Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman) but he always managed to take his revenge. Even Mike Tyson had already lost, once against Buster Douglas and twice with Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s career was already in decline, in fact he didn’t fight for a world title for five years. Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson was certainly one of the best boxing fights of 2002. Watch the video!
Review: 2011-03-05, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs Ryosuke Iwasa was a very nice fight as often happens in Japan, where the fighters never give up: four stars for one of the best boxing fights of 2011. Both undefeated, Shinsuke Yamanaka was the champion of the Japanese bantamweight title and entered the fight with a record of 13-0-2, while his opponent Ryosuke Iwasa, younger than seven years, had a record of 8-0-0. Yamanaka vs Iwasa is valid for the Japanese bantamweight title. Watch the video!