The 10 Best Punchers in Boxing

Ajose-knocked-out-by-MatthyssePhoto: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME

From Showtime Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood
On Saturday, September 6, bonebreaking bomber Lucas Matthysse will face Roberto Ortiz on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.

Many a kayo ago, Matthysse, a junior welterweight from Argentina, established himself as one of the biggest hitters in the game. And in boxing, there’s nothing as thrilling as a pure knockout puncher.

My top 10, listed alphabetically. Continue reading

Inside Maidana’s Game Plan for Mayweather Rematch

From episode one of the SHOWTIME docu-series “ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” an inside look at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy where Argentine power-puncher Marcos “El Chino” Maidana recalls how he was outpointed by Floyd Mayweather, and devises a game plan for their September 13 rematch. ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 premieres Saturday, Aug. 30 at 9:30pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Farhood’s Top Super Middleweights

J-Leon-Love-boxing-winPhoto: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME

From Showtime Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood
On Saturday night, ShoBox: The New Generation will feature three super middleweights of various standings: Ronald Gavril is a hot prospect; Badou Jack is rebounding from his first loss; and J’Leon Love is zeroing in on a shot at a world title.

Here’s my division top 10.

1. *Andre Ward (USA) 27-0
2. *Carl Froch (England) 33-2
3. *Anthony Dirrell (USA) 27-0-1
4. *Arthur Abraham (Armenia) 40-4
5. Robert Stieglitz (Russia) 47-4
6. Mikkel Kessler (Denmark) 46-3
7. George Groves (England) 19-2
8. James DeGale (England) 19-1
9. Sakio Bika (Cameroon) 32-6-3
10. Julio C. Chavez Jr. (Mexico) 48-1-1

*World Titlist

Open Workout with Marcos Maidana: Watch the Replay of the Live Stream

On Tuesday, August 26, Marcos “El Chino” Maidana opened his training camp doors to the press in advance of his SHOWTIME PPV fight against Floyd Mayweather. Watch the replay of the live stream which includes SHOWTIME PPV undercard fighters Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz, Miguel “Titere” Vazquez and John Molina.