Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Nelson, MSG Network’s “The Garden’s Defining Moments” is a special 20-part television event presented by SAP, celebrating some of the greatest moments at Madison Square Garden spanning the legendary venue’s more than 135-year history. The Garden’s four Arena complexes have played host to many of the greatest moments in the history of sports, music, entertainment and politics and MSG Network will dedicate a half-hour episode to honor 20 of … Read Article
CANASTOTA, NY – MARCH 10, 2015 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today junior welterweight world champion and Hall of Famer Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor is confirmed to participate in festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.… Read Article
An abstract portrait of legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali, uniquely composed of memories, anecdotes, interviews, personal encounters, insider stories, artwork, photos, sketches, etc. 220 pages.
Bob Foster (Ali opponent and former Light Heavyweight champion): “I was on the same card at Caesars with Muhammad Ali. He fought Jerry Quarry and I was fighting his brother Mike Quarry (billed as “The Quarry Brothers vs. The Soul Brothers”). Before the fights that night, Ali bet … Read Article
On this day 26 years ago, inside a packed Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, two bitter middleweight rivals went to war over 12 absolutely thrilling rounds.
Outside, snow covered the ground thanks to a blizzard, yet inside the arena the heat was scorching. WBC middleweight ruler Iran Barkley fought a thought to be faded legend in Roberto Duran and the fans in attendance witnessed both a modern day classic and a renaissance.
For … Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today two-division world champion and standout trainer James “Buddy” McGirt is set to participate in festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who passed away yesterday in Philadelphia. He was 86.… Read Article
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