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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), [...]

Foreman Vs. Cooney – Foreman’s attempt to “make Tyson shiver!”

Exactly 24-years ago today, an unlikely heavyweight comeback was well underway. In fact, on this day, one year shy of a quarter of a century ago, there were two unlikely heavyweight comebacks being observed - and what’s more the two come-backing heavies were about to run right into each other. Caesars Palace in Atlantic City was the venue, and a forty-something George Foreman faced a thirty-something [...]

Heavyweight legend George Foreman turns 65 – “Big George” now a senior citizen

George Foreman, undeniably one of the most amazing prize fighters of all-time, celebrates his 65th birthday today. Having now been retired for well over fifteen years, Foreman has probably forgotten all about the rigours of heavyweight boxing, and is thinking only about his religious and business enterprises. But on this day of his birthday, this article asks the question: where exactly does the two-time [...]

Video: This Day in Boxing History – Muhammad Ali KO’s George Foreman

October 30, 1974 - One of the biggest upsets in boxing history. 4AM - Zaire Africa. http://youtu.be/5msrhrFRYq4 39 years ago went Africa; strongest boxer alive. A certain victory in mind. But devastating defeat Ali won. He's my best friend today.— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 30, 2013 [...]

Almost 40-years on: “The Rumble in The Jungle” remains Ali’s finest hour

In some ways, the epic interview/speech the great Muhammad Ali gave immediately after he had shocked the world in regaining his heavyweight crown with an incredible 8th-round KO over an “invincible” George Foreman in October of 1974 was as memorable as his ring performance. Ali, who had been stripped of his crown unfairly in 1967, was now back on top of the world and he would be damned if he didn’t [...]

Why I think George Foreman would have beaten Mike Tyson: The 1990’s super fight that never was!

There are, and probably always will be, rumours among boxing folk that say Mike Tyson wanted no part of George Foreman. The two heavyweight greats fought their peak years in different eras, yet due to Foreman’s astonishing 1987 comeback, there was serious talk as early as 1988 that the two lethal punchers would one day meet in the ring. The fight would have been a huge money-spinner but it never [...]

WBC News: George Foreman

By José Sulaimán: GEORGE FOREMAN, A Giant in Boxing and in Life I attended an homage rendered to the deceased Arq. Pedro Ramirez Vásquez, whose art in architecture will surpass Father Time and live forever. He was the president of the Olympic Games held in Mexico City back in 1968 - the year where some U.S. athletes showed their disagreement with the American government by raising their closed [...]

Foreman Vs. Tyson: The Heavyweight Explosion Of Heavyweight Explosions!

By James Slater: “Boxing is the theatre of the unexpected,” Larry Merchant “Fighting Tyson Would be Like Bird hunting for me; a bird’s nest on the ground,” George Foreman I don’t know about you, but I’ve never heard Mike Tyson talk about potential 1990’s rival and fellow former heavyweight king George Foreman. Never once. Maybe, just maybe, this is because at no time did “Iron [...]

The History of Boxing with Emanuel Steward Part IV: Amateur Boxing

“A lot of guys try to emulate him, but there will never be another Pernell Whitaker”—Emanuel Steward Exclusive Interview by Geoffrey Ciani - With his vast wealth of knowledge, experience, and an amazing track record of success, Emanuel Steward is undoubtedly one of the greatest trainers the sport of boxing has ever seen. In fact Steward has trained and/or managed 41 World Champions, including [...]

Iceman John Scully: “I think Riddick Bowe potentially could have been one of the best heavyweight champions ever”

Exclusive Interview by Geoffrey Ciani - I was recently afforded the opportunity to have a very nice discussion with ‘Iceman’ John Scully. As a professional boxer, Scully posted a record of 38-11 with 21 wins coming by way of knockout during a career that spanned from 1988-2001. Scully shared his views on many of his contemporaries, including some of the biggest names in boxing from his era, including: [...]

“Big” George Foreman and what awaited him after his Olympic triumph in 1968

by James Slater: Back in 1969, a young fighter who had managed to capture an Olympic gold medal was not assured the million dollar contracts that abound for such talent today. No, the sport was different to young talent such as Cassius Clay, Joe Frazier and George Foreman - to mention three Olympic gold medallists from the swinging sixties. Back then, a young Foreman was paid a few hundred bucks (if [...]

Exclusive Interview with Boxing Photographer Tom Casino (Rare Photos Inside!)

“In every Tyson fight you could feel the electricity in the air” – Tom Casino Exclusive Interview by Geoffrey Ciani - I recently had the opportunity to have a very nice discussion with one of the best boxing photographers in the business, Tom Casino (pictured alongside Mike Tyson circa 1985). A master of his craft, Casino has captured the imagination of boxing fans for almost thirty years, [...]