Jackie Kallen

Jackie Kallen: Keith Thurman rides again this weekend - Published Monday, April 21st, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Damn I wish I was going to be in Carson, CA this coming weekend for the fights at the StubHub Center. Two of my favorites (Keith Thurman and Lucas Matthysse) are fighting for belts as is undefeated …



Jackie Kallen: It’s Tim Bradley’s Time - Published Thursday, April 10th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen I doubt that there are many boxing fans alive that don’t love Manny Pacquaio. He’s cute, he’s funny, he’s gracious to fans, he has won titles in an amazing eight weight divisions and he is humble. Watching …



Jackie Kallen: Karim Mayfield is finally getting the opportunity on HBO - Published Thursday, March 27th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Karim Mayfield is finally getting the opportunity he has worked for since he turned pro in 2006. The 33 year-old jr. welterweight will be fighting Thomas Dulorme on HBO this coming weekend. He’ll put his 18-0 record …



Jackie Kallen: NFL player turned boxer: Ray Edwards - Published Monday, March 24th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Defensive end Ray Edwards is not the first NFL player to try his hand at boxing. At 6’5″, 268 pounds, 29 years old, and with a 5-0 record as a pro–he is on his way to fulfilling …



Jackie Kallen: Heavyweights Tomasz Adamek & Vyacheslav Glakov in Action - Published Thursday, March 13th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Two European heavyweights square off this Saturday night in Bethlehem, PA. Polish native Tomasz Adamek (49-2) with take on 16-0-1 Ukraine-born Vyacheslav Glakov at the Sands Casino. This is a huge step up in class for Glakov. …



Jackie Kallen: Is Floyd Mayweather a Thug or a Target? - Published Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen The latest reports on TMZ.com claim that Floyd Mayweather suspected two of his employees of stealing jewelry from him and he had them kidnapped and nearly beaten to death. In our country you are assumed to be …



Jackie Kallen: Canelo/Angulo Undercard: Watch for Jermall Charlo - Published Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Editors Note: This fight is now in jeopardy due to legal issues surrounding Carlos Molina. By Jackie Kallen They grow everything bigger and better in Texas. Including boxers. Take a look at 6′ tall Light Middleweight Jermall Charlo. The 25-year …



Jackie Kallen: Is Floyd Mayweather vs Adrien Broner Inevitable? - Published Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen It has been said that Adrien Broner looks up to Floyd Mayweather jr. as a big brother figure and idolizes the champ. The 24 year-old Cincinnati native has been striving from Day One to be a carbon …



Jackie Kallen: Is it Bryan Vera’s Time? - Published Friday, February 28th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Last September boxing fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth when Julio Chavez, jr. was awarded a controversial win over Bryan Vera.The fight was close and many fans felt that Vera got robbed. To …



Jackie Kallen: Maidana Gets the Mayweather Nod - Published Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen According to Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather screwed him without even kissing him first. A big no-no. Why did Mayweather ask the public to select an opponent then ignore what they picked? Why give a man images of …



Jackie Kallen: Tyson Fury – An Interesting Prospect - Published Thursday, February 20th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen As much as US boxing fans are holding their breath for an American to top the heap in the heavyweight division, one of the most compelling contenders is actually from the UK. Despite that fact, a lot …



Jackie Kallen: Trash Taking in Boxing - Published Monday, February 3rd, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Talking smack is not necessarily new to the sport of boxing. It’s as old as the sport itself. Adrian Broner didn’t invent it and he won’t be the last to talk trash. But is it an effective …



Victor Ortiz Returns Tonight After Year and Half Lay Off - Published Thursday, January 30th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Boxing fans are familiar with the Victor Ortiz story. It’s a doozy of a tale. Alcoholic father, mother who abandoned the family, raised in the foster care system. But he prevailed and became a world champion and …



Jackie Kallen: The Heavyweight Division is Back on Track - Published Friday, January 24th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Boxing fans have been clamoring for an American Heavyweight champion since the Tyson era. Wladimir Klitschko has dominated the division for over 14 years and is considered the #1 man in that weight class. He is from …



Cornelius (K9) Bundrage Trys to get his career back on track - Published Friday, January 24th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Tonight on FOX Sports, 40 year-old Cornelius (K9) Bundrage will dig deep and try to put his career back on track. Despite his age, he has no plans to sit on the porch and watch the younger …



Jackie Kallen: Is Greed Ruining Boxing? - Published Friday, January 17th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen So 30-year old Timothy Bradley feels he’s worth $10 million to fight a rematch with Pacquaio (who actually beat Bradley before–but lost the decision.) Boxing fans find that interesting because Bradley has never been a marquis name. …



Pascal/Bute: Who wants it more? - Published Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen What do light heavyweights Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal have in common? First of all, both live in Laval, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. On Saturday on HBO, the two local favorites will fight one another for …



Jackie Kallen’s Favorite Fights of 2013 - Published Monday, December 23rd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen As I think back on this year in boxing, my mind goes to the most interesting fights–not necessarily the best fights. All fans have their own ideas about what makes a fight great. I tend to remember …



Detroits Boxing Scene on the Upswing - Published Thursday, December 12th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Detroit was once an esteemed boxing city. This was even before the Kronk Gym ruled the roost from the late 1970s until last year when Emanuel Steward died. During Joe Louis’s heyday, the city was bustling with …



Jackie Kallen: Go Paulie (Malignaggi) Go! - Published Saturday, December 7th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen This is the season to celebrate and there are holiday parties every weekend. I usually DVR the fights and head out to a good party. But tonight I am planning to be sitting right in front of …



Jackie Kallen: Mayweather takes his promotion company on the road - Published Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Friday night in Shelton, WA at a place called Little Creek Casino Resort, Mayweather Promotions is highlighting some of their undefeated prospects on Showtime. They have put together their own version of the Night of Future Champions. …



Jackie Kallen: Bronco McKart rides on….and on….. - Published Monday, December 2nd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen It was July 21, 1992 and it was a hot night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Tim Witherspoon was headlining the card against Everett Martin. He lost. But on the undercard, I turned a young fighter …



Jackie Kallen: Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios Preview and Thoughts - Published Friday, November 22nd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Normally I don’t pull for one fighter over another. Unless I manage one of the boxers, I just hope to see a good, well-fought bout. But this weekend I am actually hoping that Manny Pacquiao hands Brandon …



Willl Yuri Foreman do Better then Dimtriy - Published Monday, November 11th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Back in 2009, Jewish bomber Yuri Foreman, originally from Israel, now fighting out of Brooklyn, won the WBA Light middleweight title against Daniel Santos. Miguel Cotto took it away from seven months later, stopping him in the …



Jackie Kallen: Martirosyan/Andrade Donaire/Darchinyan Garcia/Martinez Preview - Published Friday, November 8th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen HBO is giving us a fight card to be thankful for this weekend. They are serving up four good matches. It’s always satisfying and exciting when two undefeated boxers step into the ring against one another. In …



Jackie Kallen: The Return of Dmitriy Salita - Published Friday, November 8th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen This Saturday night in Brooklyn at the Barclay Center, former WBA Light Welterweight champ Dmitriy Salita steps back into the ring for the first time in more than a year. His last fight was October 10, 2012 …



Jackie Kallen: GGG Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is a Master - Published Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen He may not be a household name over here yet, but Kazakh (Russian) Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin–known as GGG–has won my heart. I am a sucker for the middleweight division, having managed former champ James “Lights Out” Toney. …



Jackie Kallen: Hopkins/Murat in Action in AC - Published Thursday, October 24th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen I sure wish I was going to be on the Atlantic City Boardwalk this weekend to watch the big Showtime fight card in person. This is going to be a terrific card. The top two fights are …



HBO Delivered a KO With the Gatti/Ward Documentary - Published Sunday, October 20th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Few boxing fans of any age can think of a better trilogy of fights than the Gatti/Ward series. These three matches were as exciting as it gets and fans had trouble deciding who to root for since …



Alvarado/Provodnikov: HBO dishes up some mile-high fights on Saturday night - Published Friday, October 18th, 2013

Official Weights: Mike Alvarado 139.8 lbs vs Rusian Provodnikov 138.8 lbs By Jackie Kallen After avenging his 2012 loss to Brandon Rios earlier this year, Mike Alvarado got himself back on track. The loss to Rios was a tough one, …



Jackie Kallen: Do we really care whether Orlando Cruz is gay or straight? - Published Friday, October 11th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Last time I checked, it was 2013. Gay marriage is no longer a big deal and whether or not an athlete is homosexual or heterosexual is a moot point. Who really cares? And why should we care? …



Jackie Kallen: Tim Bradley vs Juan Manuel Marquez Preview - Published Thursday, October 10th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Well the facts are the facts. When Timothy Bradley fought Manny Pacquaio in June 2012, he squeaked by with a highly controversial split decision win. The crowd booed their heads off, the writers denounced the decision, and …



Will Miguel Cotto come back with a vengence? - Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Will Freddie Roach be Miguel Cotto’s secret weapon when he faces off against Delvin Rodriguez October 5 in Orlando on HBO? He is banking on it. He knows that another loss (he has dropped his last two …



Jackie Kallen: Is Julio César Chávez Jr. Any Good? - Published Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

After the mega-fight on the 14th, is anyone thinking about any other fights? Life goes on in the boxing world and I am interested in seeing the fight this weekend in Carson, CA between Julio Cesar Chavez, jr. and Brain …



Jackie Kallen: Good Bye “Mede” Ken Norton - Published Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The first time I remember seeing Ken Norton was in the 1975 blaxploitation film “Mandingo.” He played a slave named Mede, whose owner trained him to be a fighter. He also appeared on TV’s “The A team” with Mr. T …



Jackie Kallen: World War 3 – Garcia vs Matthysse - Published Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen As excited as I am for the Mayweather/Alvarez fight, I am just as pumped to see the Garcia/Matthysse bout. I can’t imagine this one will go the distance so don’t blink or go to the kitchen for …



Jackie Kallen: Ishe Smith is gunning for Molina - Published Monday, September 9th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen I remember when I was part of “The Contender” TV series on NBC and we were selecting the first season’s contestants. There were plenty of good boxers to choose from and Mark Burnett and his group were …



Jackie Kallen: Chris Arreola vs Seth Mitchell Sat Night - Published Friday, September 6th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Although the Chavev, Jr. fight for this weekend was postponed, there is still a good fight card to watch on Showtime. Heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell is stepping up his game a notch by facing the banger Chris …



Jackie Kallen: Good Bye Tommy “The Duke” Morrison - Published Friday, September 6th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen They called him The Duke” because he was distantly related to the old actor John Wayne. At 6’2″ and handsome as a movie star himself, Tommy Morrison burst on the heavyweight scene in the late 1980s and …



Jackie Kallen: Boxing Desperately in Need of Fighting Females - Published Monday, August 12th, 2013

by Jackie Kallen You hear so little about female boxing these days that even the diehard fans barely know it still exists. Gone are the days of Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker and Laila Ali. Mia St. John recently retired, and …



Jackie Kallen: Rico Hoye Rides Again - Published Monday, July 22nd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Can Rico Hoye finally realize his dream? It’s been over 12 years since he made his pro debut at the age of 27. That’s pretty old to start a boxing career, but Rico didn’t give it a …



Jackie Kallen: GGG rides again this weekend on HBO! - Published Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen I don’t know about you but I am a big fan of Gennady Golovkin. At 26-0 with 23 knockouts, he is certainly a bright spot in the middleweight division. With Sergio Martinez fading a bit, GGG and …



Jackie Kallen: Paul Malignaggi VS Adrien Broner - Published Friday, June 21st, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Damn it would be fun to see 32 year-old Paul Malignaggi kick 23 year-old Adrien Broner’s ass in Brooklyn this weekend. Not because I don’t like Broner. I actually like the guy personally and think he’s a …



Jackie Kallen: Is Mikey Garcia The Real Deal? - Published Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen The HBO fight card this Saturday night in Dallas, TX is a surprisingly good one. Eight of the nine “A” fighters on the card are undefeated. Although only a couple of their opponents are also undefeated, the …



Jackie Kallen: LA vs Montreal, HBO vs Showtime, Dawson vs Stevenson, Maidana vs Lopez - Published Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Two good fight cards this Saturday night. I really like the match-up in Montreal between “Bad” Chad Dawson and Adonis “Superman” Stevenson. These two light heavyweights will no doubt put on quite a show. They are both …



Jackie Kallen: Mayweather vs Canelo – Dream Fight At Last! - Published Thursday, May 30th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Well, guys, we never got Mayweather-Pacquaio. But we are getting the next best thing. Mayweather-Alvarez is a terrific match-up. Between the two of them, they have 86 wins and no losses. Alvarez has one draw. Together they …



Jackie Kallen: Atlantic City Boxing Gala This Weekend At Resorts - Published Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Last year I attended an exciting boxing event at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City that honored dozens of boxing legends. I had a terrific time. Billed as “The All Star Boxing Legends Gala Awards Dinner,” it …



Jackie Kallen: Boxing Fights I want to See in 2013 - Published Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

By Jackie Kallen I guess every boxing fan has certain matches in their head that they’d like to see for one reason or another. I have compiled a list this morning of the fights that I’d like to see if …



Jackie Kallen: Alexander/Purdy, Peterson/Matthysse – Big Fight Weekend in AC! - Published Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen It’s a toss-up as to which 12-round fight is going to be more exciting on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Devon Alexander/Lee Purdy is going to be good, but it’s the Lamont Peterson/ …



Jackie Kallen: Is “The Hurricane” Ana Julation the female Pacquaio? - Published Monday, May 6th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Nearly 33 years ago a young girl was born in San Francisco to a proud Filipino family, Named Luciana Bonifacio Julaton, she was spunky and beautiful. When she was little, her father got her interested in martial …



Jackie Kallen: Live Report Mayweather/ Guerrero was a Ho Hum Night - Published Sunday, May 5th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen, Ringside They say that any given man can beat any other given man on any given night. This was not the night for Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. Photo: USA Today To most of us sitting at the …



Jackie Kallen Live Report from Floyd Mayweather vs Robert Guererro Weigh Ins - Published Friday, May 3rd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen As far as weigh-ins go, it was a peaceful event. Compared to some, it was relatively non-eventful. The main event fighters all made weight and there were no major clashes. Naturally Mayweather and Guerrero did their fair …



Jackie Kallen: Mayweather Undercard – Is J’Leon the real deal? Is Santa Cruz? Is Badou Jack? - Published Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

By Jackie Kallen On the undercard of Saturday’s showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero, several young prospects will be trying to make a mark for themselves. Among them will be former Detroit, current Vegas resident, J’Leon Love and Rosemead, …



Jackie Kallen: Floyd Mayweather Fights Robert Guerrero Sat Night - Published Monday, April 29th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen OK, so this coming weekend’s match-up between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero lacks a sense of excitement. In fact, it is being looked at as a ho-hum event. So few people give Guerrero a …



Jackie Kallen: Is Chris Arreola the answer? - Published Thursday, April 25th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Some say that everyone deserves a second chance. For Chris Arreola, he is hoping to capitalize on his. A one-time prospect in the heavyweight division, his train came crashing to a halt and derailed when he got …



Jackie Kallen: Martin Murray & Lucas Browne – 2 Hopeful Challengers This Weekend - Published Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Martin Murray, a basically unknown middleweight from the UK is putting it all on the line this weekend on HBO down in Argentina when he shoots for Sergio Martinez’s WBC title. The 30-year old has never fought …



Jackie Kallen: Zab Judah fights Danny Garcia in Brooklyn - Published Monday, April 22nd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen After the excitement of last weekend in San Antonio, most fight fans are gearing up for the big Mayweather fight in Vegas on May 4th. But in between, there is a fight in New York this coming …



Jackie Kallen: Canelo Alverez vs Austin Trout – Alamo Showdown - Published Thursday, April 18th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen, in San Antonio The showdown Saturday night between Austin Trout and Saul Alvarez is stirring up quite a storm here in San Antonio. I ambled down to the Riverwalk section of town and sat down on a …



Jackie Kallen: Canelo/Trout Undercard, Watch Andres Gutierrez - Published Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Besides the amazingly well-selling attraction between “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout, boxing fans in San Antonio will be focused on another 12-round title fight on the card. The WBC Silver Super-Bantamweight Championship will pit undefeated Andres Gutierrez …



Jackie Kallen: Lets Go Nonito Donaire! - Published Monday, April 8th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Besides the fact that I used to manage Nonito Donaire, I am also a huge fan of The Filipino Flash. I was with him when he got that one loss on his record, back in 2001, and …



Jackie Kallen: Signing Leandre “Blue” White - Published Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen As a boxing manager, it is always a difficult decision when it comes to signing a new boxer. It is a huge commitment on both parts and there has to be trust, camaraderie, and mutual respect. That …



Jackie Kallen: Alvarado is Gunning For Brandon Rios - Published Monday, March 25th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Mike “Mile High” Alvarado is hoping that the second time is the charm. His 0 had to go last October when he was stopped by Brandon Rios in the 7th round. The first loss is always the …



Jackie Kallen: Watch for Don George - Published Thursday, March 21st, 2013

By Jackie Kallen I stopped in to check out the action at Bad Boy Gym last week in Royal Oak, MI and met a tough kid from Chicago named Don George who was there getting ready for his fight tomorrow …



Jackie Kallen: Should James Toney Still Be Fighting? - Published Friday, March 15th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Because I managed James Toney for six years and we basically put each other on the map, people feel obliged to ask me my opinion of his career. They have been asking me ever since he lost …



Jackie Kallen: Is Tim Bradley the real deal or just a lucky boxer? - Published Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen When Timothy Bradley got the win over Manny Pacquaio last June in Las Vegas, few regarded him as the “real” champion. The decision was so highly-controversial that fans were actually angry at Bradley for accepting the belt. …



Jackie Kallen: Can Bernard Hopkins Defy Father Time Once More Against Tavoris Cloud? - Published Monday, March 4th, 2013

by Jackie Kallen I wish I were going to be in Brooklyn this weekend for the Hopkins/Cloud fight. Not because it will be the Fight of the Century (although it might be pretty good) but because I’d like to witness …



Jackie Kallen: Live Report from Detroit, Props to Ishe Smith - Published Sunday, February 24th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen, Ringside It was an emotional end to a Detroit-flavored fight night that brought out all the boxers (past, present and future) with Motown ties. From Thomas Hearns to Bronco McKart to Tarick Salmaci to Tom “Boom Boom” …



Jackie Kallen: Bundrage/ Smith on Showtime, Who Wins Tonight In Detroit? - Published Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Talk about a tough decision. I have connections to both Bundrage and Smith tonight and I personally like both men. So picking a winner is a lot tougher than usual for me. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime I did …



Jackie Kallen: Floyd Mayweather is a Very Happy Camper, In Detroit for Ishe Smith Fight - Published Friday, February 22nd, 2013

By Jackie Kallen I have to admit it. I am a huge Floyd Mayweather fan. You either love the guy or you don’t. It helps that we are both Michigan born and raised. But above and beyond that, I think …



Jackie Kallen: A Temporary Lull in the Boxing world - Published Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

by Jackie Kallen There is something in the air because it appears that all the good fights have gotten canceled for one reason or another and what we are left with is not very exciting. A good fight is a …



Jackie Kallen: Hassan Chitsa – The Worlds Oldest Active Heavyweight - Published Monday, February 4th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen OK, here is one for the record books. My buddy Hassan Chitsaz is officially the oldest active heavyweight on the planet. He is 55 years old and is still fighting. He boasts a 24-1 record, which is …



Jackie Kallen: Woof Woof: K-9 Bundrage returns to Motown - Published Thursday, January 31st, 2013

By Jackie Kallen The press conference at Detroit’s Masonic Temple for the February 23 Showtime card was a rousing success. The crowd was enthusiastic and stacked with local celebs like Thomas Hearns, Lanardo Tyner, promoter Joe Donofrio, and dozens of …



Jackie Kallen: Dallas In For The Test Of His Career Against Matthysse - Published Friday, January 25th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen It’s an age-old question: Power or speed? Punching ability or boxing ability? Most boxing elitists will pick speed. A man can’t hurt what he can’t hit. But others know that victory is always just one punch away. …



Jackie Kallen: Happy 71th Birthday To “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali - Published Thursday, January 17th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen To those of us in boxing, Muhammad Ali has simply set the bar to which every boxer strives to reach. From his days in Louisville as a top amateur to his gold medal win in the 1960 …



Jackie Kallen: 3 Title Fights Headline The Garden Sat Night - Published Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

By Jackie Kallen Madison Square garden will be alive with action this weekend as three title fights take place at MSG. I think the best fight on the card will be the Golovkin/Rosado fight but the other two are interesting …



Jackie Kallen: What Kind of Year Will 2013 Be For Boxing? - Published Thursday, December 27th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Now that the Ward/Pavlik fight is off due to Ward’s shoulder injury, what do boxing fans have to look forward to in the first couple of months of 2013? We want the momentum to keep rolling along, …



Jackie Kallen: Interesting Fight Weekend, Amir Khan/ Carlos Molina - Published Friday, December 14th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Another interesting fight weekend. If I were still living in the LA area, I know where I’d be this weekend. I’d be first in line at the Sports Arena for the Golden Boy fights on Saturday night. …



Jackie Kallen: Nonito Donaire – The One That Got Away - Published Thursday, December 13th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen In romance, there is always “the one who got away.” Sometimes in boxing management, the same thing applies. In my case, Nonito Donaire is that one fighter who I miss the most. Back in 2001, I managed …



Jackie Kallen: Juan Manuel Marquez Delivers Against Manny Pacquiao - Published Sunday, December 9th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Ringside, MGM Grand There was not a happier person on the planet last night than Juan Manuel Marquez. After knocking Manny Pacquiao out cold at 2:59 of the 6th round, he re-wrote boxing history. So many writers …



Jackie Kallen: Mike Tyson Does Care! Charity Event At MGM Grand A Star Studded Success - Published Saturday, December 8th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen On the eve of the Pacquiao/Marquez 4 fight, Mike Tyson thought it would be the perfect time for a charity event at the MGM Grand, home of the fight. He was right. The Tabu nightclub was jumping …



Jackie Kallen: Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez 4 is Mexico vs Philippines - Published Friday, December 7th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Live at MGM Grand for BoxingInsider.com It looked more like a war zone than a weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden this afternoon. Open to the public, the event attracted both Marquez fans and Pacquiao fans. Each …



Jackie Kallen: Juan Manuel Marquez Due For a Win Against Pacquiao? - Published Thursday, December 6th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I have read all the articles that explain why Pacman is more focused than ever, is in great shape, and plans to decisively beat Juan Manuel Marquez this time. I am a big Pacquiao supporter and feel …



Jackie Kallen: Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready To Get Down With 50 Cent - Published Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen It’s been a long 15 months since Yuriorkis Gamboa last performed in the ring. It’s his longest lay-off since turning pro in 2007. His last fight was a September 2011 stoppage of Daniel Ponce de Leon. An …



Jackie Kallen: Mike Tyson Is Going On Tour - Published Monday, December 3rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen There was a time when Mike Tyson’s objection in life was to hurt people. He had a frighteningly rough edge and actually enjoyed doling out pain. “I used to be all about making myself and my friends …



Jackie Kallen: Miguel Cotto vs Austin Trout This Weekend - Published Thursday, November 29th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I was talking about the upcoming Cotto/Trout fight this weekend and a friend asked me “Who the hell is Austin Trout? I never heard of him. Should I even care about this fight?” That’s a good question. …



Jackie Kallen: Do Your Xmas Shopping at Evander’s House - Published Monday, November 26th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen This is the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Everyone is looking for not only a bargain, but something unique and different. Ties, shirts, and books are no longer numbers 1, 2 and 3 on anyone’s list. …



Jackie Kallen: Hector Camacho In Critical Condition - Published Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am sitting here stunned. It has been quite a year of losses for the boxing world. All have touched me personally. Now, as Hector “Macho” Camacho lies in critical condition in a hospital in Bayamon, Puerto …



Jackie Kallen: Andre Berto Will Beat “The Ghost” on HBO - Published Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen My heart tells me to go with Andre Berto Saturday night when he faces off against Robert “TheGhost” Guerrero. Coming off his dirty drug test more than a year ago, Berto has a lot to prove. He …



Jackie Kallen: Broner/DeMarco Was Exciting, Banks Victory Was The Highlight - Published Sunday, November 18th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen The Broner-DeMarco card at Caesar’s Atlantic City was as exciting as anticipated. The highlight of the night was Jonathon Banks’s surprising upset KO of Seth Mitchell in the second round of their fight. It was heart-felt and …



Jackie Kallen: Why I pick Broner against DeMarco - Published Monday, November 12th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am very much looking forward to the fights this weekend in Atlantic City. Both the main event and the co-main event interest me. There is a nice steady buzz about the Broner/DeMarco match and being a …



Jackie Kallen: “I Lost A Brother Today. Rest In Peace Emanuel Steward.” - Published Thursday, October 25th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I can barely write this, but between my tears I must try to tell the world how much Emanuel Steward meant to me. I know he meant a lot to so many people. I am just one …



Jackie Kallen: Is Evander Holyfield Still the Real Deal? - Published Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Are you serious, Evander? Should we all stop for a second and try to guess why you might want to risk your life and health by getting into the ring again with guys who may be 30 …



Jackie Kallen: The Good Son: Boom Boom Mancini’s Legacy - Published Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen The Philadelphia Film Festival will feature a movie called “The Good Son: The Story of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini. This emotional documentary details his journey from small town Ohio to the bright lights of Vegas. It centers …



Jackie Kallen: Ronald Hearns Carried Out on Stretcher - Published Saturday, October 13th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I have been close to Thomas Hearns and his family for over 34 years. So of course I was on hand last night to watch his son Ronald return to the ring after two KO losses in …



Jackie Kallen: Jimmy Lange: The Next Real-Life Rocky? - Published Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Jimmy Lange is one of the most popular fighters on the east coast. He draws huge crowds every time he fights on his home turf of Fairfax, VA. He fills the Patriot Center with thousands of devotees …



Jackie Kallen: Miguel Cotto vs Austin Trout at the Garden? - Published Monday, October 1st, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Miguel Cotto will be facing Austin Trout on December 1 at Madison Square Garden for the WBA Superwelterweight title. Unless you are a die-hard boxing fan, you may be asking yourself, “Who the hell is Austin Trout?” …



Jackie Kallen: Erik Morel’s Quandary - Published Thursday, September 20th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen When is it time for a boxer to hang up his gloves and move on to other ventures? That is the age-old question that has faced every fighter since the beginning of the sport. The roar of …



Jackie Kallen: Canelo Alvarez Headlines A Helluva Night At The MGM - Published Saturday, September 15th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen, Ringside When it was first announced that there were two big fights on the same night, at the same time, in the same town, the cynics claimed it would be disastrous. Those who believe that boxing is …



Jackie Kallen: Canelo/Lopez Undercards From MGM Preview - Published Friday, September 14th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen A lot of people come to the big fights in Vegas and walk into the arena at about 8:00. Just as the main event fighters start walking to the ring, these late-comers get settled into their seats. …



Jackie Kallen: Is Jesse Vargas the real deal? - Published Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Like many boxing fans, I am wondering whether Jess Vargas is the next Floyd Mayweather. He is a 23 year-old, undefeated welterweight who was trained by Roger Mayweather as an amateur and has grown up around “Money” …



Jackie Kallen: Andre Ward all the way - Published Friday, September 7th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I have always been a fan of Chad Dawson’s. 31-1 is an impressive record. He is a nice guy, who has worked hard to earn his WBC Light Heavyweight belt. He has impressive wins over Tarver, Glen …



Jackie Kallen: Gennady Golovkin- New Sheriff In Town - Published Monday, September 3rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Watch out, middleweights. There’s a new sheriff in town. As a matter of fact, junior middleweights and super-middleweights should also be on the alert. This heavy-hitting boss man is gunning for all of you. American fight fans …



Jackie Kallen: Why I pick Martinez to beat Chavez, jr. - Published Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen OK, so I realize it’s not the popular choice to pick Martinez in his September fight against Chavez, jr. But I can’t understand why not. The bettors have it that way. As of now, Martinez is -220 …



Jackie Kallen: Canelo Alvarez is Ready! - Published Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I know that Josesito Lopez is a good fighter. He beat my kid Michael Dallas. He beat Victor Ortiz. He is strong and has never been stopped in 35 fights. But he has his work cut out …



Jackie Kallen: Michael Dokes Passes Away, Another Boxing Loss - Published Sunday, August 12th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen It has been a bad year so far for boxing deaths. LeRoy Neiman, Bert Sugar, Bill Miller, and now former heavyweight champ Michael Dokes. “Dynamite” Dokes lost his battle to liver cancer after a noble, but futile …



Jackie Kallen: What is happening to amateur boxing in the US? - Published Saturday, August 11th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen It was exciting to see women’s boxing for the first time in the Olympics. And it was a proud moment for American athletes when Clarissa Shields got her gold medal. But what happened to our male team? …



Jackie Kallen on Olympic Women Boxing: 2 Americans Will Win A Medal - Published Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen As Meatloaf sang, “Two out of three ain’t bad.” Two of the three American women fighting in London are still in the running and are guaranteed at least bronze medals. On the men’s side, there is only …



Jackie Kallen: Female Olympic Boxing Starts! - Published Friday, August 3rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Finally! Female boxers get their chance at last. This weekend marks the first time in history that women can compete in boxing in the Olympics. I never thought I’d see the day. When I was commissioner of …



Jackie Kallen: White Collar Boxing - Published Friday, July 27th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen What could be more entertaining than seeing two attorneys duke it out? Or how about a surgeon fighting a dentist or a corporate CEO facing off against an automotive exec? Former women’s champ Terri Moss has put …



Jackie Kallen: What Happened To “The Contenders?” - Published Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Boxing fans will occasionally ask me what happened to the 16 fighters who made up the cast of “The Contender” that first year on NBC back in 2005. I have kept in touch with some of them, …



Jackie Kallen on Women’s Olympic Boxing: Marlen Esparza - Published Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Back in the late 1990s, when I was commissioner of the International Female Boxer’s Association, the girls never dreamed that they’d one day be competing alongside the men at the Olympics. It was whispered about and hoped …



Jackie Kallen: Bill Miller: Another great loss in boxing - Published Sunday, July 15th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Where would I be without Bill “Pops” Miller? He single-handedly changed my life when he agreed to come on board and train my young middleweight James Toney back in 1989. He was training at the legendary Kronk …



Jackie Kallen: Sage Stallone dead — star of Rocky V - Published Friday, July 13th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Sylvester Stallone’s 36 year old son Sage. It was so sudden and unexpected that no one in the family had time to prepare for the horrible …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: A New Boxing Gym in Detroit - Published Thursday, July 12th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen During the 1990s when James Toney ruled the Middleweight and Super-Middleweight divisons, I ran the successful Galaxy Boxing Gym here in the Detroit area. All of my fighters trained there from Bronco McKart to Tarick Salmaci to …



Jackie Kallen: Wish I Was Going To Donaire Card in LA This Weekend - Published Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I sure wish I was going to be in LA this coming weekend for the fights at the Home Depot Center on Saturday night. There are several interesting fights on the card. Fortunately the main bouts will …



Jackie Kallen: Soto vs Lucas Matthysse Preview - Published Friday, June 22nd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen The Junior Welterweight division is a hot one right now and the Saturday contest between Mexican Humberto Soto and hard-hitting Argentinian Lucas Marrin Matthysse looks to be a barn-burner. At the Staples Center in LA, it is …



Jackie Kallen: Rico Ramos/ Efrain Esquivias Preview - Published Friday, June 22nd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am actually getting stoked for the Rico Ramos/Efrain Esquivias fight Saturday night. Neither fighter is a marquee name in the sport and there aren’t too many people who follow the Super bantamweight division. But this should …



Jackie Kallen: Victor Ortiz vs Josesito Lopez Preview - Published Thursday, June 21st, 2012

By Jackie Kallen This weekend’s fight between Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez is personal to me. I like both fighters personally, but Lopez is the man who handed my Junior-welterweight Michael Dallas, Jr. his first defeat on January 28, 2011. …



Jackie Kallen: Michael Dallas Returns Fri Night on ESPN Againat Javier Castro - Published Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am really looking forward to Michael Dallas, Jr.’s fight on Friday night against Javier Castro on ESPN2. It looks like it will be a thrilling main event. This is Michael’s first 12-rounder and he has been …



Jackie Kallen: Julio Casar Chavez jr vs Andy Lee Preview - Published Friday, June 15th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen El Paso is all geared up for the showdown this weekend between Julio Cesar Chavez, jr. and Andy Lee. It’s obvious who the favorite is in this one. The Texans are solidly behind the son of one …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Holly Holm vs Anne Sophie is Tonight - Published Friday, June 15th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Whether you are a fan of women’s boxing or not, the match-up tonight in Albuquerque between Holly Holm and Anne Sophie Mathis is going to be a nail biter. Considering that Duane Ford is one of the …



Jackie Kallen: Tim Bradley’s Tainted win against Manny Pacquiao - Published Sunday, June 10th, 2012

by Jackie Kallen The outcome of the Pacquaio/Bradley fight left me with a sense of deja vu. I know exactly how Bradley and his team felt. They won the fight, but lost the popularity poll. The decision was not appreciated …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: – The Ghost Returns, Kelly Pavlik Looking Sharp - Published Saturday, June 9th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I have always been a fan of Kelly Pavlik’s, so it was great to see him looking so sharp and strong as he totally trashed Scott Sigmon at the Hard Rock Casino in Vegas. He looked confident …



Jackie Kallen: Manny Pacquiao vs Tim Bradley Fight Preview - Published Saturday, June 9th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Everyone has dreams at night, so I don’t usually pay attention to mine unless they are unusually interesting. In fact, I generally forget them by the time I wake up and start my day. But last night’s …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Christy Martin Ready For Her Comeback - Published Friday, June 8th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen It’s amazing how powerful love can be. Just ask Christy Martin. Less than a year and a half ago the former champ was shot and stabbed by her husband Jim and left for dead. Today she is …



Jackie Kallen: Live at the AC Boxing Legends Gala - Published Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen If you are a boxing fan, the place to be this weekend was Atlantic City. Resorts Casino hosted a lavish boxing gala that gave awards to dozens of legendary names in the boxing world. From judges, to …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Sad Weekend Tapia/Williams - Published Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Talk about a sad weekend for boxing. First we lose Johnny Tapia, a 45 year old warrior whose life has been one battle after another. And now we find out that Paul Williams may be paralyzed from …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Leave Manny Pacquiao Alone! - Published Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen OK, enough already! Leave Manny alone. I happen to have no problem with gay marriage, and it seems most of you don’t either. But this is America. We have the right to voice our opinions. Manny simply …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Fight Promoter University - Published Friday, May 11th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Roy Engelbrecht is a fixture on the boxing scene in southern California. He started promoting fights alongside Don Fraser back in 1985 at the Irvine Marriott. The names of famous fighters who started there is endless. “Thirty …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Steroids Rear Their Ugly Head Again - Published Thursday, May 10th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen The stink of steroid use in boxing rises again. This stench has appeared and disappeared many times over the past couple of decades. From the early Evander Holyfield days to the current Peterson mess, there have always …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Live Report From Mayweather vs Cotto - Published Sunday, May 6th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen No doubt about it, this fight totally lived up to the hype. The full house at the MGM Grand was satisfied and happy as they poured out after watching Mayweather’s hand held high in victory. Half of …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Cotto/Mayweather Weekend, FNF At Hard Rock - Published Saturday, May 5th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen With all the fight fans in Vegas this weekend for the mega fight, I expected the ESPN2 card Friday night to be a little bit more exciting. The room was packed and everyone seemed to be having …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Cotto/Mayweather Weigh-In Evokes Boxing’s Glory Days - Published Friday, May 4th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Don’t tell me that boxing is dead. I don’t believe it. Especially after seeing the thousands of people crammed into the MGM Gardens for the Mayweather/Cotto weigh-in (Mayweather 151, Cotto 154). It was a larger crowd than …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Mayweather/Cotto Fight Weekend - Published Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am really stoked to be heading to Vegas this weekend for the Mayweather/Cotto fight. Covering that for Boxinginsider.com will be fun, but it is the great list of undercard fights that will round out the weekend. …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Miguel Cotto is the boy next door - Published Thursday, April 19th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen After watching the recent 24/7, I decided that Miguel Cotto is the kind of man I’d love to have as a neighbor. He is sweet, loves his family, and seem gentle and friendly. Mayweather, on the other …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Show “Money” Mayweather Some Love - Published Thursday, April 12th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am not necessarily the biggest Floyd Mayweather, jr. fan around, But I certainly don’t hate the guy the way some of you do. To hear some boxing fans talk, the guy has never fought anyone worth …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: The Hebrew Hammer - Published Thursday, March 29th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Being a Jewish fighter was not so unusual or special back when Benny Leonard, Barney Ross and Maxie Rosenbloom were competing. But in recent years, the only notable Jewish boxers have been Dmitry Salita and Yuri Foreman. …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Bye, Bert Sugar - Published Monday, March 26th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Bye, Bert. R.I.P. I hope the first thing you do in heaven is light up one of your big, fat, smelly cigars and put on your ever-present fedora. That way you will be easily recognized by Angelo …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Kelly Pavlik on Comeback Trail - Published Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Everyone pulls for the underdog and loves a successful comeback. So, for that reason alone, I am hoping that Kelly Pavlik has an easy night on March 31. He will be in San Antonio, facing off against …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: I love Sergio Martinez - Published Saturday, March 17th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen OK, I admit it. I love Sergio Martinez. Not romantically, of course, although I do think he’s rather handsome. I mean as a fighter. He may not be a household name outside the boxing world, but he …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: The Kronk Rises Again - Published Sunday, March 11th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen It was almost 34 years ago when I attended my first professional fight. The venue was the Olympia Stadium in Detroit and the featured fighters were Thomas Hearns and Mickey Goodwin and other boxers from the Kronk …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez Possible - Published Friday, March 2nd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen There is a rumor rumbling that Canelo Alvarez will face the winner of Mayweather/Cotto. I hope it’s more than a rumor and will eventually come to pass because that is the fight I have been dreaming about. …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: The Road Back - Published Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Some say the road to the top is the hardest, but others believe it is that long comeback ride that really tests a fighter’s mettle. We will find out on the 17th, what Michael Dallas, Jr. is …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Interesting Fights This Weekend - Published Friday, February 3rd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen This is an interesting weekend for fights. I am looking forward to several of the match-ups. Starting on Friday night (on ESPN2) I will be watching the Isaac Chilemba/Edison Miranda fight. Chilemba is a tough South African …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Remembering Angelo Dundee - Published Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

By Jackie Kallen I am writing this with a very heavy heart. The boxing world has lost a true legend and I have lost a dear friend. Angelo Dundee was more like an uncle to me than a mere business …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Sechew Powell faces Cory Spinks - Published Thursday, January 26th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen OK, so it’s not the match-up of the year. Other than some die-hard boxing fans, not many people care who wins on Saturday night when Sechew Powell faces Cory Spinks in Springfield, MO. But it still an …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Floyd Dodged another Bullet - Published Thursday, January 12th, 2012

It was a wild scene in the Las Vegas courtroom Friday when Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa postponed Floyd Mayweather’s jail sentence until June 1 so he can keep his scheduled May 5 fight date. One can only imagine …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: New Prospects In Detroit - Published Monday, January 9th, 2012

By Jackie Kallen Detroit was a huge boxing city for decades. Names like Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns, James “Lights Out” Toney and Bronco McKart filled the local venues and brought home titles and glory to the Motor City. But in …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Floyd Mayweather: Stupid, Stupid, Stupid - Published Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Happy Holidays, Floyd. At least you’ll have the next couple of weeks to enjoy Christmas and New Years before heading off to the Clark County Detention Center on January 6 for a three-month, all-expenses paid vacation. Three …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Picks - Published Friday, December 9th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Last weekend’s Cotto/Margarito fight played out exactly the way I figured it would. No surprises. But this weekend’s big fight–Amir Khan/Lamont Peterson is a little tougher to call. If you ask the oddsmakers, they will tell you …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Margarito’s Last Hurrah? - Published Friday, December 2nd, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Boxing fans are looking forward to this weekend’s battle at Madison Square Garden between Cotto and Margarito. I know I am going to be sitting on the edge of my chair. Rematches can sometimes be dull and …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Canelo is Another shot in the arm for boxing! - Published Sunday, November 27th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Last week I was thinking that a Chavez, Jr fight against Sergio Martinez sounds intriguing. Now I am adding Canelo to the mix. I haven’t been this turned on by the boxing scene in awhile. There are …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: My Dream Fight Chavez Jr vs Martinez - Published Sunday, November 20th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen OK, I have a new dream fight. I want to see Julio Cesar Chavez, jr. face off against Sergio Martinez. Depending on when this fight will take place, it could be a very interesting contest. Photo: Chris …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Why I Love Manny Pacquiao - Published Friday, November 11th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen I love Manny Pacquaio. Not just because he is a terrific fighter, beloved public official, and a fairly decent singer. I love Manny because of the way he treats people. The crowds that gather every day outside …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Contender Champ Sergio Mora, Whats Next? - Published Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen When “The Contender” hit the airwaves in 2005, they predicted that they would change the face of boxing. They scoured the country for the best 154-pounders they could find. Through 5-round elimination matches, they narrowed the field …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: The Lights are Out for James Toney - Published Friday, November 4th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen I will always be the first person to say that James Toney was one of the all-time great middleweights and super middleweights. No question about it. Not just because I managed him during those golden years, but …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: PPV Boxing is Down for The Count after Hopkins/Dawson Fiasco - Published Sunday, October 16th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen I can hear the Grim Reaper approaching. His footsteps are getting closer and louder. A sport that has already been on the critical list for years is fast approaching extinction. It pains me that the young fans …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Lets Go, B-Hop! - Published Thursday, October 13th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Being no spring chicken myself, I’m sure it has to do with my respect for his advanced age, but I sure do want to see Bernard Hopkins win this weekend. I have known Hopkins since the early …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: ‘Contender’ Babyface Set For Comeback - Published Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen One of the more interesting cast members on the first season of “The Contender” on NBC was Ahmad “Babyface” Kaddour. From Denmark, the Lebanese junior-middleweight was undefeated. incredibly handsome, and charming as well. As the “Den Mother,” …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Mia St John, Still Smokin Hot! - Published Monday, September 26th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Still gorgeous and fit at 44 years-old, Mia St. John is hoping for one more fight before hanging up her gloves. After 59 bouts, she still has that old urge to get in the ring and whip …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Mayweather-Ortiz, What a Mess! - Published Sunday, September 18th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Disappointed is not a strong enough word. Disgusted, maybe. Even repulsed has a nice ring to it. I can’t believe what I saw tonight and I feel sorry for the people who paid big bucks to witness …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Gamblers hoping for Victor Ortiz magic - Published Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen A big gambler friend of mine who bets in the high five figures is taking a huge risk and laying a ton of money on Oritz. At 8-1 odds, he figures he can make a killing. He’s …



Jackie Kallen: An Open Letter to Victor Ortiz - Published Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Dear Victor, Your big fight is coming up. It will be here sooner than one of Larry Holmes’s jab. It is not just a “big” fight. It is the biggest fight of your life. At 24 years old, you are …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Ban boxing for kids? - Published Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

By Jackie Kallen I was stunned recently to read that the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for a ban on boxing for anyone under the age of 19. They are encouraging kids to play other sports that do not …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Why I Love PacMan–Reason #99 - Published Monday, August 29th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Like many boxing fans, I usually name Manny Pacquaio as my pound-for-pound favorite fighter. That goes for outside the ring as well as in. Besides being amazingly talented, he is kind, intelligent, and truly cares about his …



Royal Caribbean Boxing Cruise Announced With Jackie Kallen and Former Boxing Champions - Published Thursday, August 18th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen How many boxing fans will want to go on a cruise with former and current champs that features a live boxing card on the last night? That’s what I am going to find out. David Fishman of …



Jackie Kallen: Should We Have Instant Replay in Boxing? - Published Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

I sometimes wish that there was instant replay in boxing. Fouls that were missed, bad decisions, wrong calls by referees–they could almost all be resolved if the commissions could watch an instant replay. When Christy Martin lost her bid to …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Les Gold from TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn” - Published Monday, August 8th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen If you watch “Hardcore Pawn” on TruTV, you are familiar with Les Gold, the owner and patriarch of the American Jewelry and Loan dynasty. I have known Les for years and it is fun to watch him, …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Is Wild Card Boxing Gym The Best In The Country? - Published Friday, August 5th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Is Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, CA the best gym in the country? I have spent a lot of time there, and from what I have seen over the years, the boxers who train there religiously …



Jackie Kallen: When Showbusiness and Boxing Meet - Published Monday, August 1st, 2011

By Jackie Kallen TV host Mario Lopez made a name for himself 20 years ago as A.C. Slater on “Saved By the Bell.” Those dimples and dashing good looks made him a teen heartthrob. He has propelled that early success …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Remembering Butch Lewis - Published Monday, July 25th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen I have to admit that in a crazy way, I will miss Butch Lewis. I hadn’t seen him in several years, since he kind of dropped out of boxing (except for working with fringe heavyweight Faruq Saleem …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Judah/ Kahn Preview - Published Friday, July 22nd, 2011

By Jackie Kallen The match-up tomorrow between Zab Judah and Amir Khan is an interesting one. I have always liked Zab Judah and I know he is looking at this fight as a pivotal one. It is pretty much a …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Lousy judging AGAIN - Published Sunday, July 10th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Boxing is getting to be a frustrating sport to watch. I love it, have been part of it for over three decades, but I still get really upset when a fight is decided by incorrect scoring and …



Jackie Kallen: The Heavyweight Division is a Real Mess - Published Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

By Jackie Kallen Wow. What a disappointment the heavyweight title fight was. I am still reeling at how boring, flat and uninteresting this match-up turned out to be. The lead-up was far more exciting than the actual fight. David Haye …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: James Toney vs Ken Shamrock - Published Monday, June 27th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen I wish people would stop asking me what I think about James Toney fighting Ken Shamrock some time this Fall. What should I think? What should anyone think? I have nothing against either man. James Toney was …



Jackie Kallen: Do some judges need glasses? - Published Saturday, June 25th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen OK, I am not going to be a sour loser or hold a pity party for Team Dallas over last night’s decision on ESPN2. That’s boxing. You win a few that could have gone the other way …



Jackie Kallen: An Open letter to Genaro Hernandez - Published Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

To the Champ; Genaro, it’s impossible to count all the magical moments that you have given us over the years. Both inside the ring and out, you have always been a class act. Your winning personality combined with your flashy …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Christy Martin – How Much Can One woman endure? - Published Sunday, June 5th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen How much can one woman endure? I feel so bad for Christy Martin. Her luck doesn’t seem to be getting much better. I have known Christy for over 20 years and this past year has been her …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: More Boxing Disappointment - Published Monday, May 16th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen What is happening to our sport? Pacquaio/Mosley was a one-sided let-down and fans left there unsatisfied. PPV customers were left swearing at the TV screen, wishing they had spent their $54.99 on a nice dinner instead. A …



Jackie Kallen On Boxing: Should Mosley Retire? - Published Sunday, May 8th, 2011

By Jackie Kallen At what point does a boxer know that it’s time to hang ‘em up and walk away from the game? Does he ever know or do most boxers fight until they embarrass themselves? It’s an age-old question …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Pacquiao vs Mosley Preview - Published Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Pacquiao/Mosley Preview By Jackie Kallen It is always hard for me to predict the outcome of a fight. It’s even harder when I know and like both boxers. I would be a lousy odds-maker. No matter what the matchup looks …



*DEBUT* COLUMN Jackie Kallen: Boxing in Detroit - Published Monday, April 25th, 2011

Editors Note: BoxingInsider.com is VERY excited to announce ‘The First Lady of Boxing’ Jackie Kallen has joined our site as a contributor. BOXING IN DETROIT By Jackie Kallen Looking back after 33 years in boxing, I think I took those …






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