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Anber: Looking back on an explosive weekend of boxing

With only a month left in the year, the boxing world is definitely heating up. Starting with last weekend's stunner when Sergio Martinez crushed Paul Williams with a single shot, this weekend picked up right where we left off. King Arthur Abraham took on Carl Froch for the WBC Super Middleweight crown. ...more

Anber: 'Maravilla' Martinez proving he is adapting to change

He goes by the nickname ''Maravilla'', and while there has been only one really ''Marvellous'' world middleweight champion, Sergio Martinez sure looked every bit as marvellous this past Saturday night as he scored what will undoubtedly be the Knockout of the Year over Paul Williams in their much anticipated rematch. ...more

Anber: Johnson rekindles career, Lopez - Marquez entertain

Undoubtedly, two of boxing's most exciting warriors, Juan Manual Lopez and Rafael Marquez put on a fight, which could land them as a candidate for fight of the year honors. A rock 'em, sock 'em affair, the fight was a slugfest from beginning to end. ...more

Anber: Classic New York welcome for Pascal-Hopkins promo

New York, New York. The Big Apple, and definitely the Mecca of boxing. This past Tuesday, New York marked the final city on a four-city media tour for the upcoming Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins fight slated for December 18th in beautiful Quebec City. ...more

Anber: Breaking Down Saturday's fight card in Mississauga

Boxing returned to the Hershey Centre this past Saturday as United Boxing Promotions continued in their effort to keep professional boxing alive in Canada's largest province. A healthy crowd of approximately 4,000 turned out for what was a lively night of boxing at the Mississauga ice rink. ...more

Anber: Addressing the Pascal vs. Dawson fight

While I am certain that most of you have already read all the accounts of Jean Pascal's upset win over previously unbeaten Chad Dawson, there are a few items I would like to address here, some which have never been mentioned before. ...more

Anber: Winning in America against American fighters difficult

The sport of boxing now sports another black eye following Saturday night's fight between IBF and WBC light-welterweight champion Devon Alexander, who put his title on the line, and former champion and 2000 Olympic silver medalist, Andriy Kotelnick. ...more

Anber: More effort needed to protect the safety of fighters

My first question is, what the heck is wrong with the California State Athletic Commission? As soon as I watched both Andre Ward and Allan Green enter the ring, I noticed that the ropes were not secured, just over a month after Kermit Cintron went through unattached ropes and hit the floor. ...more

Anber: A bizarre week in the world of boxing

The late Arthur Mercante Sr. was a great referee; make that an all-time great referee. Sadly, this weekend was proof that son is definitely not like father. That and Troy Ross' bizarre cut completed a crazy, injury filled weekend of boxing. ...more

Anber: End of Williams - Cintron fight was ridiculous

Following up on three consecutive great weekends of boxing, I was very interested in the Paul Williams vs. Kermit Cintron, but I was disgusted when the fight did not continue because of an incident that was nothing less than pure negligence in the fourth round. ...more

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