With all due respect to Rocky Graziano, Rocky Lockridge, Roman “Rocky” Martinez, the fictitious Rocky Balboa, and all those tough triers known throughout the world as a “Real-Life Rocky,” there is in truth only one Rocky that truly and deeply matters: Rocky Marciano – “The Brockton Blockbuster;” the man who the old timers claim was simply incapable of losing a fight.… Read Article
The final quarter of the year will soon be here, and we boxing fans have quite a lot of good stuff to look forward to. But in the opinion of most fight fans there are two big match-ups – one set, the other still in the works but seemingly very promising in terms of being signed – that are most anticipated.
First up we have the middleweight title fight showdown between pound-for-pound operators Gennady Golovkin … Read Article
Murray meets Torosyan on Smith-Skoglund undercard
Martin Murray (35-4-1, 16 KOs) will face Arman Torosyan (18-3-1, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final contest between Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund on September 16 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. … Read Article
DeMarkus Jones – In the last few weeks we lost quite a few great boxers to retirement. Timothy Bradley, Tyson Fury (maybe) and two names sure to inspire debate amongst boxing fans. Juan Manuel Marquez and Wladimir Klitschko. Both had long stellar successful careers. Both are Hall of Fame worthy. However should they be remembered as two of the greats of this era. I shall provide the facts and let you guys decide.… Read Article
By Mauricio Sulaiman – WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son
FLOYD MAYWEATHER – There could be no other topic for my column of today other than Floyd Mayweather.
Before I start, I would like to invite all of you to reach out and help the victims of Harvey in Texas. There are many ways of doing so, the WBC is doing activations to raise funds and direct such to the proper entities handling this crisis. … Read Article
As part of the hugely enjoyable 30 for 30 series, ESPN will, on September 13, put out a show devoted to late heavyweight puncher and former WBO champ Tommy Morrison. The trailer is available now and going by the teaser this one should be excellent.
Morrison, who sadly passed away at the age of just 44 in 2013, sure crammed a lot into his short life – and not all of it was good. A … Read Article
Oscar De La Hoya is still angry over the way the heavily hyped Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor “Super Fight” hurt the sport of boxing, embarrassed it even. Though McGregor surprised many with his spirited effort, one that saw him, in his boxing debut, push an ageing Mayweather into the late rounds of what was actually a fun fight to watch, De La Hoya isn’t giving the MMA star much credit.… Read Article
Love him or loathe him, and whether you’re going to miss him or you are saying good riddance; Floyd Mayweather Junior has waved goodbye to the boxing ring. Yes, many great fighters of the past did the same thing, only to have a change of heart – ego-driven or down to financial need – and launch a come back, but it looks as though we can take “Money” at his word.… Read Article
Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) hosted an open media workout at L.A. LIVE ahead of their highly anticipated showdown. Canelo vs. Golovkin, the battle for the middleweight championship of the world, will take place on Sept. 16 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
The workout also featured televised … Read Article
(A letter to a friend about the McGregor vs Maywether fight the other night)
I did not watch the fight the other night. I had my reasons but I have many friends and family that did. One friend (Greg) in particular who loves Conner McGregor and MMA was really into the whole event. He’s a great guy! After the fight he immediately called me insisting that McGregor did better than anyone had expected and said … Read Article