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Jake LaMotta To Return To Canastota

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.”
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‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson vs. Ralph ‘Tiger’ Jones on Fight Network this Sunday night

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

Remembering Ernie Terrell

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 Presents “TAPIA” on Tuesday, Dec. 16

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

On This Day: Mike Tyson obliterates Alex Stewart inside a round

A number of years ago, when speaking with the superb KO Magazine, heavyweight icon Mike Tyson spoke about when he may have been at his blistering peak. Many times, Tyson had heard “experts” say he was at his very best when blasting out the previously unbeaten Michael Spinks, in a mere 91-seconds, in 1988. However, when asked by KO when he was at his very best, “Iron” Mike responded by saying he was “pretty good the night I beat Alex Stewart.”

By the time of the fight that took place on this very day in 1990, Tyson had lost his cloak of invincibility at the hands of one James Douglas. But was Tyson, as fast, as compact and as ruthlessly determined to prove the loss in Tokyo was a mere fluke, indeed at his very best the night he blitzed through power-hitter Stewart? Continue reading

Ray Mancini International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductee

TORONTO/NEW YORK CITY (Dec. 4, 2014) – The International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) today announced its newest class of inductees, including former world lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.

Also being inducted into the IBHOF are Class of 2015 Living inductees heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe and featherweight champion “Prince” Naseem Hamed in the Modern category; light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken in the Old-Timer category; booking agent / manager Rafael Mendoza and referee Steve Smoger in the Non-Participant category; and editor / journalist Nigel Collins and broadcaster Jim Lampley in the Observer category. Continue reading

Riddick Bowe, Naseem Hamed & Ray Mancini Elected To Boxing Hall Of Fame

Yoko Gushiken, Rafael Mendoza, Steve Smoger, Nigel Collins and Jim Lampley also enter Hall of Fame

The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall. Living inductees include heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe, featherweight champion “Prince” Naseem Hamed and lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini in the Modern category; light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken in the Old-Timer category; booking agent / manager Rafael Mendoza and referee Steve Smoger in the Non-Participant category; and editor / journalist Nigel Collins and broadcaster Jim Lampley in the Observer category. Continue reading

Pryor, Palomino & DeMarco Special Guests @ Dec 14 Ring 8 awards ceremony in NY

Former world champions Aaron “Hawk” Pryor, Carlos Palomino and Tony DeMarco will be special guests Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:00 p.m. ET), December 14 for the 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. International ring announcer David Diamante will serve as master of ceremonies. Continue reading

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