Harold Johnson was my boyhood hero. My friends would dream about being Mickey Mantle or Tommy McDonald or Wilt Chamberlain, but for me, Harold Johnson was The Bomb. It got to the point that when I was in high school, I would get my hair cut so short, just like Harold’s, that my head looked like a dirty tennis ball. Friends would yell “there goes Peltz with his Harold Johnson haircut.” … Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary 1976 Olympic gold medalist, two-division world champion and Hall of Famer Michael Spinks is confirmed to participate in festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.… Read Article
On this day in 1992, two featherweights met in New York and engaged in a fierce fight that severely tested the mettle of both men. In fact, both Kevin Kelley of Flushing in New York and Troy Dorsey of Mansfield, Texas threw so much leather, fans could have been forgiven for thinking it was going out of fashion.
Entering the bout, Dorsey, the former IBF featherweight ruler and a natural warrior who had cut his … Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced Mexican ring legends Ruben “El Puas” Olivares and Pipino Cuevas will be among Hall of Famers returning to Canastota to attend festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.… Read Article
CANASTOTA, NY – FEBRUARY 12, 2015 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today “The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. will be among boxing stars attending festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.… Read Article
It was a whirlwind 48 hours, not with Eddie Murphy but with Mexico’s greatest fighter ever, the incomparable Julio Cesar Chavez at his homeland in Culiacan, a city in northwestern Mexico. Julio is an all time great, a master in the ring, a hall of famer, a true legend in boxing and, most importantly, a hero to his people in Mexico.
Julio Cesar Chavez was being honored by the Culiacan people with a huge, 11½ … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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.… Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article