The Beltline: Tunde Ajayi, a white towel, and one of the finest corner stops in recent memory

WHILE overshadowed understandably by Lionel Messi getting his hands on the trophy, Kylian Mbappe scoring a hattrick, and Emi Martinez’s penalty shootout heroics, there was a moment in the 2022 World Cup final when referee Szymon Marciniak made a decision so masterful in its execution it ranked up there with everything else we saw happen … Read more

Erik Bazinyan edges Alantez Fox via majority decision, Thursday night

Erik Bazinyan (right) vs. Alentez Fox. Photo Credit: Vincent Ethier/Eye of The Tiger Management Super middleweight contender Erik Bazinyan retained his NABF title by edging past Alantez Fox via 10-round majority decision at Montreal Casino, Montreal, on Thursday night. In the early going, Fox’s height and reach were troublesome for Bazinyan, who entered the fight … Read more

For underdog John Bauza, Richardson Hitchins stands between him and title contention

Bauza at Thursday’s press conference. Photo by Ed Mulholland/Matchroom. John Bauza knows the score. He’s smart enough to see that he’s the underdog in this fight against Richardson Hitchins, despite both fighters having unbeaten records. Matchroom Boxing, which promotes Hitchins, has big plans for the 2016 Haitian Olympian that are contingent upon Hitchins winning. It’s … Read more

Erik Bazinyan Wears Down Alantez Fox, Wins 10-Round Majority Decision In Montreal

Erik Bazinyan passed perhaps the most noteworthy test of his nine-year pro career Thursday night. The Armenian-born, Quebec-based super middleweight contender defeated veteran Alantez Fox by majority decision in the 10-round main event of an ESPN+ card streamed from Casino de Montreal in Montreal. Bazinyan won on the scorecards of judges Guy Girard (98-92) and … Read more