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Ron Lipton remembers ‘Hurricane’ Carter

By Kevin Gleason, - Ron Lipton asked about the photo of the guy up on a wall at the famed Mooksie's Gym in Newark, N.J. "That's Hurricane Carter,'' said Lipton's trainer, who had also trained Carter. "Why don't you get him to come to the gym?'' Lipton asked. "Because he doesn't like white guys,'' the trainer said. The trainer set up a meeting anyway. Lipton, a talented boxer [...]

Marvelous Marvin in the house!…Hagler visits Doncaster, UK

There must be something boxing related about the town of Doncaster in south Yorkshire, UK. A few years back, Thomas Hearns and the equally legendary Roberto Duran visited the town on a hugely enjoyable after dinner speaking tour, and last night, Marvelous Marvin Hagler was in town on a speaking engagement of his own. That’s three of The Four Kings in the past four years to have rode into Doncaster. Last [...]

Remembering Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

CANASTOTA, NY - APRIL 22, 2014 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of middleweight contender Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who passed away on Sunday, April 20th in Toronto, Canada at age 76 after a battle with prostate cancer. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter “We were saddened to learn the news of ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s passing [...]

R.I.P Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: 1937-2014

Legendary 1960’s middleweight contender Rubin “Hurricane” Carter today passed away at the age of 76. Carter, who was famously and wrongfully imprisoned for a 1966 triple murder, lost his battle with prostate cancer. He was a fine fighter and he scored his biggest win in 1963, when he stopped past and future world champion Emile Griffith in the very first round of a non-title clash. Carter’s [...]

“Irish” Micky Ward To Return To Canastota

The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today “Irish” Micky Ward, whose life was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning motion picture The Fighter, will return to Canastota to attend festivities planned for the 25th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 5-8th. “Micky Ward was a true warrior inside the ropes,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “The Hall of Fame [...]

Sometimes a boxer’s toughest test is keeping all his money

Punching for pay is one very hard and dangerous way to earn a living, with pro fighters sweating, bleeding and risking their very lives once they step bravely into the squared circle. It is all too sadly ironic, then, that far too many great fighters have a tough, tough time keeping hold of all the cash they fought so bravely for. The story of a great fighter going broke is not a new one: going [...]

New York State Boxing HOF induction ceremony a KO

A sold-out crowd turned out this past Sunday night to honor 20 members of the Class of 2014 inducted into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. "This was our largest crowd we've ever had with more than 500 people," Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said. "Everyone was so receptive, commenting [...]

ESPN Boxing Analyst Teddy Atlas Inducted into New York State Boxing Hall of Fame

ESPN boxing analyst and trainer Teddy Atlas was honored Sunday at the third annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner in New York. Atlas, who resides in Staten Island, has been involved in the New York boxing scene throughout his career, including six years at the legendary Catskill Boxing Club of Cus D’Amato. Atlas is perhaps best known for serving as Mike Tyson’s trainer [...]

Hall To Announce 2014 Parade Grand Marshal April 2nd

Parade of Champions Set for Sunday, June 8th at 1 p.m. CANASTOTA, NY - MARCH 30, 2014 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the name of the 2014 Parade of Champions Grand Marshal on Wednesday, April 2nd at 1 p.m. “Each year boxing fans eagerly anticipate the Hall of Fame’s announcement of the parade grand marshal,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We are very [...]

Morales To Return To Canastota

CANASTOTA, NY - MARCH 27, 2014 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today four-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales will return to Canastota to participate in 25th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend festivities scheduled for June 5-8th. Erik "El Terrible" Morales “In an era filled with superstars, [...]