25 years ago today: The heavyweight trilogy begins – Bowe-Holyfield and the last great heavyweight rivalry

25 years ago today, a great, great heavyweight trilogy began, as reigning and undefeated heavyweight king Evander Holyfield met unbeaten challenger Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas; the venue for all three epic rumbles “The Real … read full article “25 years ago today: The heavyweight trilogy begins – Bowe-Holyfield and the last great heavyweight rivalry”

The immortal Sugar Ray Robinson: Who hit him the hardest? The answer might surprise you

Boxing History - During his legendary, and very long career, the simply incomparable Sugar Ray Robinson fought many hard-hitters - fellow greats like the recently departed Jake La Motta, Rocky Graziano, Gene Fullmer and many, many more.

During his legendary, and very long career, the simply incomparable Sugar Ray Robinson fought many hard-hitters – fellow greats like the recently departed Jake La Motta, Rocky Graziano, Gene Fullmer and many, many more.

Despite … read full article “The immortal Sugar Ray Robinson: Who hit him the hardest? The answer might surprise you”

Memorable first-round KO’s in world heavyweight championship history

Boxing History - WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder scored that quite special thing this past Saturday night: a first-round knockout in a world heavyweight title fight. It's a sight to behold: one man, defending or challenging for the (one-time) biggest prize in sports and putting on an utterly destructive performance that sees him walk away the victor inside a mere three-minutes.

WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder scored that quite special thing this past Saturday night: a first-round knockout in a world heavyweight title fight. It’s a sight to behold: one man, defending or challenging for the … read full article “Memorable first-round KO’s in world heavyweight championship history”

Ten years ago today: Joe Calzaghe beats Mikkel Kessler in his “finest fight”

Boxing History - Joe Calzaghe, arguably the finest super-middleweight in history, scored a huge win a decade ago today when he decisioned Danish hero Mikkel Kessler over 12 gripping rounds. Today when looking back, Calzaghe, who of course retired at a perfect 46-0, has a number of fights to look back on and feel very, very proud.

Joe Calzaghe, arguably the finest super-middleweight in history, scored a huge win a decade ago today when he decisioned Danish hero Mikkel Kessler over 12 gripping rounds. Today when looking back, Calzaghe, who of course … read full article “Ten years ago today: Joe Calzaghe beats Mikkel Kessler in his “finest fight””

25 years ago today this Halloween: Lennox Lewis ices Razor Ruddock in terrifying performance

Boxing History - Sometimes in heavyweight boxing a fighter, with just one win, arrives on the world stage and captures the attention of anyone and everyone interested in boxing in a massive way. This was exactly what happened on this day, Halloween, in 1992. Lennox Lewis may already have been known to a good share of fight fans, due to his winning the Olympic gold medal in 1988, but his performance on this night really catapulted the Brit to superstardom.

Sometimes in heavyweight boxing a fighter, with just one win, arrives on the world stage and captures the attention of anyone and everyone interested in boxing in a massive way. This was exactly what happened … read full article “25 years ago today this Halloween: Lennox Lewis ices Razor Ruddock in terrifying performance”

35 years on: Is Holmes-Cobb still the most one-sided world heavyweight title fight ever?

Boxing History - In the list of infamous, never to be forgotten fights, the world heavyweight title fight taht took place 35 years ago next month - between defending champ Larry Holmes and unimaginably tough challenger Randy "Tex" Cobb - holds its own distinctive place in fans' memories.

In the list of infamous, never to be forgotten fights, the world heavyweight title fight taht took place 35 years ago next month – between defending champ Larry Holmes and unimaginably tough challenger Randy “Tex” … read full article “35 years on: Is Holmes-Cobb still the most one-sided world heavyweight title fight ever?”