Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 30th of June 1966. His upbringing came on the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville, the latter in particular a dangerous landscape littered with abandoned tenements. His single parent mother had children but no husband and little money. Tyson remembers her as a person incapable of much affection. At 12-years-old Tyson is carrying a gun, mixed up with drugs and violence, and running with the … Read Article
Ten years ago today, a U.S heavyweight who is best remembered these days for being the last man to defeat the mighty Wladimir Klitschko, scored one of his most ruthless and impressive wins. In Chicago, “Relentless” Lamon Brewster, defending his WBO heavyweight strap, annihilated troubled Pole Andrew Golota inside a single minute of action.
Some interesting facts about the fight:
31-year-old Brewster was sporting a 31-2 record and he was making the second defence of … Read Article
For boxers Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe, “Prince” Naseem Hamed, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Yoko “Fierce Eagle” Gushiken; manager Rafael Mendoza, referee Steve Smoger, journalist Nigel Collinsand broadcaster Jim Lampley, their day in the sun is rapidly approaching. On Sunday, June 14th they will join boxing’s immortals when they are officially inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today four-time light middleweight champion and 2005 Hall of Fame Inductee “Terrible” Terry Norris will return to Canastota to participate in 2015 Hall of Fame Weekend festivities June 11-14th. … Read Article
Photo: IBHOF – Former world middleweight champion Gene Fullmer passed away April 27 at the age of 84. Promoter J Russell Peltz, International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2004, recalls watching Fullmer on television as a kid.
I hated Gene Fullmer! He was one of the first fighters I saw when I began watching boxing on television with my dad when I was 13. This was late in 1959 and I remember seeing Fullmer … Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of two-time middleweight champion Gene Fullmer, who passed away yesterday in Taylorsville, UT. He was 83.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of 1950s welterweight contender Jay Fullmer, who passed away Tuesday (April 21st) in Salt Lake City, Utah at age 78 following a brave battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia..… Read Article
Mark Taffet Welcome everybody. Thanks for joining us this afternoon for the HBO “Mayweather/Pacquiao: Legends Speak” Conference Call. We have our special guest today, one of the all-time great legends and Hall of Famer, George Forman.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Jon Seda, star of the hit NBC drama Chicago P.D. has been named Grand Marshal of the 2015 Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions scheduled for Sunday, June 14th at 1 p.m.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the name of the 2015 Parade of Champions Grand Marshal on Monday, April 20th at 1 p.m.… Read Article