Veteran sports writer Tim Smith shares his thoughts on Dan Goossen’s sudden passing. Smith recalls the many endearing qualities of the gregarious and charismatic boxing promoter, including Goossen’s love of family and zest for life.
Junior featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz Jr. looked sharp in his first headline bout, stopping well-traveled journeyman Raul Hidalgo in Round 7 of their “Golden Boy Live!” main event at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, on Monday.
Golden Boy Promotions president and founder Oscar De La Hoya told RingTV.com that he’d like to match WBC 122-pound beltholder against three-division titleholder Abner Mares, as well as a welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Robert Guerrero.
With new trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, former super middleweight titlist returns on Dec. 6 to face Argentine Roberto Feliciano Bolonti at light heavyweight.
Fans share their displeasure with the official scorecards of Arthur Abraham’s unanimous decision over Paul Smith, their excitement for Artur Beterbiev, plus their questions about Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder, the Klitschko-Pulev fight and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.