NEW YORK (March 29, 2016) – The fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held this Sunday afternoon (April 3 – 12:30-5:30 p.m.) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.… Read Article
British great Herol Graham – widely recognized as one of the finest fighters of recent years never to have won a world title – is currently in hospital, battling complications that arose from a burst appendix, so reports The Sheffield Star. The former British, Commonwealth and European king who retired with a 48-6(28) record in 1998 – after a stoppage loss to Charles Brewer in what was the ludicrously talented southpaw’s third crack at world … Read Article
Dorsey Lay, a talented but long-forgotten Philadelphia lightweight boxer from the 1940s, passed away March 16 at the age of 91. J Russell Peltz, International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2004, recalls his relationship with the man they called The Rabbit.… Read Article
This March 29th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Muhammad Ali-George Chuvalo world title fight. The fight, not widely expected beforehand to be too memorable – Ali, having trouble finding U.S venues willing to host his fights due to his political beliefs, only took on Chuvalo as a late replacement because he was also finding it tough getting the big fights – instead proved very interesting.… Read Article
Iconic publication Sports Illustrated has covered all the major sporting events around the globe for decades; but what are the publication’s picks for the top 100 greatest moments in sports history?
The website of the magazine has just revealed the picks for the top 100, and boxing features quite a few times; six in all. And “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, features in no less than four of the choices for momentous moments in the history … Read Article
1,006 punches: that’s how many Welsh dragon Joe Calzaghe threw in a fight that is exactly ten years old today.
Amazingly, when looking back on the display of sheer dominance Calzaghe put on inside The MEN arena in Manchester, he was the underdog entering the fight with unbeaten star in the making Jeff Lacy. Calzaghe, who had a history of injuries and of pulling out of fights, was supposed to be smashed by the Floridian … Read Article
Due in large part to former WBA heavyweight ruler David Haye, a petition designed to get the one and only Muhammad Ali a honorary Knighthood in Great Britain is gaining plenty of momentum. According to a report in The Mail, 12,000 people have already visited Change.org and signed their support – included amongst these people, fellow boxers Anthony Joshua and female Olympic gold medal winner Nicola Adams.
Joshua, who captured his Olympic gold medal some … Read Article
Well over three years in the making, “Hands of Stone,” the biopic on the life and legendary career of the one and only Roberto Duran, finally gets released in the U.S this August, on the 26th. The film – written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz and starring Robert De Niro as Duran trainer Ray Arcel and Edgar Ramirez as the Panamanian warrior – was filmed on location in both New York and Panama.
Also starring … Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today four-division world champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is confirmed to attend festivities planned for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 9-12th.… Read Article
SPI Entertainment announces the critically-acclaimed show Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live On Stage, starring the legendary Mike Tyson, is returning for round two at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Following a knockout premiere in 2012, which included a string of sold-out shows at MGM Grand, a record-breaking run on Broadway, a worldwide tour and hit HBO special, Tyson’s captivating one-man show will return for a limited run at … Read Article