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Mike Tyson To Present Holyfield at the Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Gala, August 9th

In what is surely the culmination of one of the unlikeliest reconciliations in boxing history, former Heayvweight Champion Mike Tyson will deliver the presenting speech for former Heavyweight Champ Evander Holyfield's induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson will present Holyfield, and then following Holyfield's speech, will personally hand the NVBHOF Trophy to Holyfield in a "photo-op" [...]

28-years ago today: THE greatest cruiserweight fight in boxing history!

Today in 1986, at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia, two cruiserweights put on a truly unforgettable 15-round war of a fight that still ranks, all these years later, as THE finest to have been waged in the weight class directly below heavyweight. And though, at the time, the still relatively new cruiserweight division was both dismissed and mocked by many a fan and expert, the battle defending WBA ruler [...]

Evander Holyfield retires at age 51 – “The Real Deal” goes down in history as a true great

Living legend and huge overachiever Evander Holyfield has officially retired from boxing at the age of 51. “The Real Deal” said that he has been unable to get fights and that he “don’t want to get hit.” The announcement will no doubt come as a relief to Holyfield’s fans and friends, as it looked until quite recently that the former four-time heavyweight ruler would stick around for what [...]

Holyfield RSVP’s his seat for Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Dinner August 9

Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield has announced he will travel to Las Vegas for his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Holyfield will be among 18 of boxing's finest to be feted at the Second Annual NVBHOF Induction Ceremony and Dinner. The gala takes place August 9 at the Cohiba Ballroom in the New Tropicana, Las Vegas. Holyfield was selected in the "Non-Nevada [...]

Tyson, Holyfield, Leonard, Duran, Hearns Meet 700 Fans of the Sweet Science at the Steiner Store on April 5

New York, April 7—Mike Tyson hasn’t been in the ring in nearly a decade, but his popularity hasn’t waned. You would have thought that he had a championship fight on the horizon when 700 fans of the “Sweet Science” flocked to meet the former heavyweight champ at the Steiner Store on Saturday (April 5) in Garden City on Long Island. It took 12 security guards to escort “Iron Mike” from [...]

Boxing Legends convene @ Steiner Store April 2: Holyfield, Tyson, Leonard, Duran, Hearns

New York, March 27—Boxing legends “Iron” Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns – all who engaged in epic battles and storied rematches – will be back in main event status at the Steiner Sports Store at Roosevelt Field Mall (630 Old Country Road) in Garden City, Long Island sharing classic sweet science memories on Saturday afternoon, [...]

“Trainer discussion with Ronnie Shields and James Gogue ” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

“JEK III Productions” presents a special “Boxing Roundtable” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!! Pugilist KOrner link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wcsteelerfan/2014/03/03/tha-weekend-wrap This past Sunday on “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”, expert trainers Ronnie Shields and James Gogue conducted a special discussion about this past weekend’s events, [...]

Former Olympic and World Champion Boxers to Attend Boxing Tournament

Chicago, IL (February 12, 2014) - The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) is getting a lot of support for its Thursday, February 13th Rocky Marciano Amateur Boxing Tournament from some of the greatest boxing heroes to have ever stepped into the ring. Former Olympians and World Champions - Evander Holyfield, David Diaz, Montell Griffin, Fernando Vargas, Danell Nicholson, [...]

Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has announced a stellar cast of 18 honorees, 13 living, to its second annual Class Of Inductees. The selections were made by a panel of 33 voters from Nevada-based boxing media, past inductees and NVBHOF Board members. The 18 inductees come from 10 categories, two of which were new: Adoptive Residents (for boxers who moved to and resided in Nevada after their careers), [...]

Boxing: Five Memorable “Psych Jobs”

Boxing is an inherently psychological undertaking. It is an activity that exposes the contestants to far more than the simple prospect of defeat: the potential combination of public humiliation and genuine physical harm percolate in a fighter’s mind to a degree that few who have not lived the experience can reasonably quantify. Far from being a mere test of physical skills then, boxing is perhaps [...]