UCN Week in Review – Boxing’s Best Writers on Display
The last month has seen the debut of a handful of new writers at the Undisputed Champion Network, raising the quality bar even higher at UCN. From Jimmy Tobin and Sean Nam dropping substantial knowledge (courtesy of Carlos Acevedo’s The Cruelest Sport) to The President and Boxing Don Dinkins bringing their unfiltered views to UCN.
This week, we went north of the border as our newest scribe, Rian Scalia, made his debut covering the state of USA Boxing as the world heads to Rio in a few weeks. Add to a role call that includes Steve Kim, Michael Baca, Billy Tibbs, Marty “The Professor” Mulcahey, John Lepak and his rare look into the life of the world famous Kronk Gym, and Carlos Acevedo’s The Square Jungle, and a slew of guest columnists, and you have the best collection of boxing writers on the planet.
Couple these writers with our on-air talent and contributors through our world-class video channel that is carried on YouTube, Amazon, and Hulu and we have a network dedicated to serving the hard-core, passionate, worldwide tribe of boxing heads. Here is your best of the week at UCN.
Articles of the Week
Middleweight champ versus welterweight champ: A History – post the surprising Gennady “GGG” Golovkin-Kell Brook match-up, Marty Mulcahey, UCN’s resident historian, takes a look back at the times a 147 stepped up to 160.
Night of the undefeated on HBO – Steve Kim looks ahead to September 10th and a two-country split doubleheader featuring GGG-Brook and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez stepping up in weight to fight for Carlos Cuadras 115-pound title.
The USA’s Olympic boxing woes – Rian Scalia makes his UCN debut with a look at what is ailing the USA Olympic team.
Emanuel Steward: The true definition of a boxing trainer – John Lepak, in his latest installment on the Kronk Gym days, pays tribute to its caretaker, Emanuel Steward.
Outside the ropes: July 14, 2016 – Boxing Don Dinkins is back with his weekly opinions, this time on the “testiclely-challenged” Chris Eubank Jr. and “Chickenelo” Alvarez…all in the first paragraph.
Deontay Wilder: “I’m the one to bring boxing back” – Sean Nam caught up with the WBC world heavyweight champion for a one-on-one interview before Wilder’s dismantling of Chris Arreola with one-arm and one-hand.
Hostile territory: Sergey Kovalev-Isaac Chilemba – Michael Baca previews from Russia with love, as Kovalev travels for his Andre Ward tune-up.
Aftermatch: On Kovalev-Chilemba and Golovkin-Brook – Jimmy Tobin picks up where Baca left off as he looks back on the rumble in Russia and a look ahead to London in September.
The return of the Pac – Steve Kim catches up with Bob Arum on Manny’s expected return to the ring after a short bout with potential retirement.
Videos of the Week
Loeffler’s Lounge – K2’s Tom Loeffler joins UCN on Facebook Live
Viktor Postol Open Workout
Viktor Postol Interview
Freddie Roach Interview
Bob Arum Interview
Fight Photos of the Week