Steve Collins has spent almost all his adult life facing challenges head on – mainly in the hallowed square ring – from early days as an amateur boxer through to a massively successful professional career, that see him crowned World Champion in two weight divisions, not once but twice, but now the man known as the ‘Celtic Warrior’ has a new challenge, in a new field (no pun intended) as he launches a new extreme running event – THE GREAT BRITISH HELL RUN – and all for a good cause. Continue reading
by Seamus Hanratty: “The Celtic warrior” Steve Collins has announced a comeback fight at the age of 48, against former Boxing great Roy Jones Junior. In a comeback that amounts to a cross between a Walt Disney fairytale and a drug induced nightmare, the legendary Irish scrapper who in his hay day managed to win world titles against both Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn, and later defended his belts some eight times, announced to the world that he intends to fight American Jones in the near future.
Collins, who also enjoyed some titanic struggles with middleweight champions Mike McCallum and Sumbu Kalambay in the early part of his career, stated that “It’s a fight Roy Jones needs. He claims to be one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters around but he refused to fight me.” Quite what planet Collins was on when he made the quote above remains to be seen, but it does seem far removed from the one we currently inhabit. It’s clear that both fighters need this fight as much as the average man needs to impregnate his boss’s daughter with triplets. Continue reading
Hollywood, Calif.– Congresswoman-Elect Tulsi Gabbard today presented World Boxing Champion and Philippines Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao with a flag that was flown over the Hawaii State Capitol, along with an honorary certificate. Continue reading