Boxing history articles
ESPN will commemorate one of the greatest upsets in sports history across its platforms this week in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the epic world heavyweight title bout between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas. The bout, which took place on February 11, 1990 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, ended in a 10th round knockout victory for the underdog Douglas, which marked the first time in his career that the then dominate and undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson had been knocked out. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Canadian heavyweight champion George Chuvalo will be among boxing stars attending festivities planned for the 2015 Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.
“Boxers don’t come any tougher than George Chuvalo,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “He was one of the most popular stars of the talent rich 1960s and 1970s heavyweight division and we’re thrilled that he will be in Canastota in June.” Continue reading
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today 1988 Olympic gold medalist and former WBO heavyweight champion “Merciless” Ray Mercer will return to Canastota to participate in events planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.. Continue reading
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary middleweight champion Nino Benvenuti will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th. Continue reading
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 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th. Continue reading
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary middleweight champion “The Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the 2015 Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.
“Jake LaMotta is a legend in the sport of boxing and one of the most popular champions ever,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “It’s always exciting for fans to see ‘The Raging Bull’ in Canastota for the Hall of Fame Weekend.”
NEW YORK (Jan. 14, 2015) – Fight Network USA will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ralph “Tiger” Jones’ major upset of legendary “Sugar” Ray Robinson, arguably the greatest boxer of all-time, by airing their fight this Sunday night (Jan. 18) as part of its Ultimate Classic Boxing series from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
Fight Network is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to 24/7 coverage, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available in the U.S. on Cablevision in parts of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, Texas-based Grande Communications, Armstrong Cable in Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, as well as on Shentel Cable in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of western Maryland. Fight Network is also on Roku set top boxes throughout America, and streaming live on website KlowdTV.com. Continue reading
Fight Network is going to celebrate Boxing Day in style this Friday (Dec. 26), airing six fights featuring the late, great Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (40-9, 31 KOs) from 9 a.m. ET — 9 p.m. ET. Continue reading
The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell, who passed away at his home in Chicago on December 16th at age 75.
“As imposing as the 6’6” Terrell was in the ring, he was just as nice outside of the ring,” said Hall director Ed Brophy.
“We were saddened to learn the news of his passing and we offer our condolences to his family.”
Fighting out of Chicago, Terrell turned pro in 1957. Wins over Cleveland Williams, Zora Folley and Hall of Famer Bob Foster preceded a 1965 bout with Eddie Machen for the vacant WBA heavyweight title. Continue reading
HBO Sports, the leading television platform for boxing in the U.S., will present a compelling documentary about the talented but tormented world champion boxer Johnny Tapia. Debuting TUESDAY, DEC. 16 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, TAPIA uses first-person narration and archival footage to explore the achievements, personal demons and ultimate redemption of the popular fighter, who died in 2012 at age 45. The film is executive produced by multiplatinum award-winning musician, entrepreneur and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and sports promoter, producer and entertainment executive Lou DiBella. Continue reading