Boxing history articles
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the biggest upset in boxing history, and quite possibly the entire history of sports. Twenty-three year old “Iron” Mike came into the fight with an incredible record of 37-0, with all but four bouts ending by way of knockout – most in the early rounds. Along the way, Tyson had picked up the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight titles, making him the undisputed heavyweight champ and one of (if not the most) feared boxers in the history of the sport. His opponent James “Buster” Douglas came into the fight at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan with a 29-4-1 record, and had been knocked out three times in prior bouts. Continue reading
NEW YORK (Feb. 11, 2015) – The 2005 Fight of the Year, featuring Diego “Chico” Corrales versus Jose Luis “El Terrible” Castillo, will air this Sunday night (Feb. 15) on Fight Network USA from 11:00-12:00 p.m. ET as part of its Banner: Best of the Decade series. Continue reading
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.
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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