29.01.05 – By Aidan Monaghan: In what had been essentially a boxing clinic (yes, a boxing clinic) for 4 rounds, put on by Arturo Gatti (yes, that Arturo Gatti) in his Saturday night match-up against the crafty and resilient 38 year old veteran Jesse James Leija in Atlantic City, ended in the usual spectacular fashion that most of Arturo Gatti’s […]
Archives for January 2005
29.01.05 – By Jim Amato: Mark May 14th on your calender as The Boxing Ministry has their annual awards banquet. This year the Ministry will honor the great former W.B.C. lightheavyweight champion, Hall Of Famer Matthew Saad Muhammad. Also tenetively slated to be on hand is W.B.A. welterweight champion Jose Rivera. This talented champion sports an impressive 37-3-1 record with […]
29.01.05 – By Paul Ruby – firstname.lastname@example.org – In past articles, I have questioned whether Arturo Gatti’s skills and accomplishments warrant a spot for him in the Hall-of-Fame. I have always answered in the negative, but qualified it by saying he is one of the most exciting active fighters and is one of few superstars in boxing who I consider […]
29.01.05 – By Syd “the Jewel” Vanderpool: It’s understandable that Eric Lucas does not want to risk his imminent shot at the WBC title by fighting a dangerous southpaw like myself. But it is ridiculous and an insult to boxing fans for an ex-champion like Anthony Mundine to face an opponent like Darmel Castillo (9-7-1). Even Joe Calzaghe has not […]
29.01.05 – Scott Harrison retained his WBO featherweight title Friday night with a controversial draw against Victor Polo at Braehead Arena. British judge John Coyle scored it 116-113 for Polo, Manuel Oliver of Spain had the fight 115-113 for Harrison and American official Melvina Lathan made it a 114-114. The result left Harrison 23-2-2. Polo is to 37-4-3.