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Tommy Hearns

MSG Network’s Friday Night Fights: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns (9/16/81)

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s “Friday Night Fights,” hosted by John Duddy and Mark Breland: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns (9/16/81). The Ring magazine’s “Fight of the Year,” this 1981 battle pinned Sugar Ray Leonard against Tommy Hearns for the World Welterweight Championship. Behind for most of the fight, Leonard put Hearns on the mat in the 13th Round and followed [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

All Time Historical Survey Series Recap – The Original 8 Weight Classes & P4P

by Geoffrey Ciani - Over the course of a sixteen month period beginning in June 2009, I conducted a series of surveys that all began with a very simple question: Who are the ten best heavyweights of all time? While contemplating my own list of top heavyweight pugilists, I decided gathering the input of others might help display a more accurate portrayal of what a 'true' top 10 list should look like. [...]