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Literary Notes: Battling Nelson vs. Ad Wolgast

Arne K. Lang (editor-in-chief of TheSweetScience.com) has written a book entitled The Nelson-Wolgast Fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene, 1900-1914 (McFarland & Company). Nelson and Wolgast fought three times, with Wolgast winning all three. The fight referenced in the book’s title is their second encounter, which took place in Point Richmond, California (a 35-minute ferry ride from San Francisco) on February 22, 1910. San Francisco in 1910 was arguably the fight capitol of America. Nelson was already a celebrity, having fought...

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The James Toney vs Dave Tiberi Fight and What It Wrought

Dave Tiberi has never seen “Rob Roy,” the 1995 movie about the head of an 18th-century Scottish clan with Liam Neeson in the title role. But the former world championship contender can identify with a line of dialogue in which Neeson’s character chooses to become a hunted outlaw rather than bear false witness against another, a blameless nobleman, thus violating his own code of conduct. “Honor,” Rob Roy tell his wife, “is the gift a man gives himself.” Tiberi, who has lived his life by similarly exacting standards, considers...

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Fantasy Springs Casino Quick Results For Feb 6th

Randy Caballero and Frankie Gomez, rising stars in the Golden Boys Promotions stable, kept their unbeaten records intact in the featured bouts of an 8-bout card staged before a full house at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, on Feb. 5. The fights aired on Estrella TV in the United States. Caballero, a former IBF bantamweight champion who lost his title on the scales, advanced to 23-0 (14 KOs) with a TKO 7 over Cancun’s Ruben Garcia (now 15-2-1). Caballero, who had the crowd in his corner – he hails from the nearby...

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Update on the Dublin Weigh-Ins Shooting

As reported yesterday on this site when the story first broke, police were quick to rule out terrorism as a possible motive for the shootings at the weigh-ins that left one man dead and at least two others injured by gunfire, one of whom remains in critical condition. The London Daily Mail has identified the dead man as 34-year-old David Byrne and is saying that he was shot repeatedly. Byrne, said to be a key member of the Christy Kinahan international drug cartel, had a long rap sheet. The two others injured by gunfire were said to be...

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Kovalev Is A Beast With Two Legacy Fights In Front Of Him

A lot of professional fighters sport gaudy undefeated records littered with recognizable names and the inflated numbers impress many. However, authentic greatness is really defined by who a fighter fought and defeated during the signature bouts of his career. In boxing it's never about how many you beat, it's all about who you beat. And Sergey Kovalev has an opportunity to enhance his stature and legacy more so than perhaps any other active fighter because he has two very formidable opponents in front of him who will soon be challenging for...

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February 6th Dublin Fights Cancelled – 1 Dead in Shooting at Weigh-ins

The “Clash of the Clans” boxing event being promoted at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland has been cancelled due to a violent incident at the Friday weigh-ins. Reports from the scene state that three gunmen wearing security uniforms entered the Regency Hotel where the weigh-ins for Saturday’s fights were underway. The gunmen are said to have fired “a lot of shots” and three injured people were taken to local hospitals. One victim is said to have died, while two others are being treated. The weigh-ins were being...

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Elena "Baby Doll” Reid and Seven Others to be new Hall of Fame Members

When Elena “Baby Doll” Reid first put on punching gloves it was to try taekwondo. “Kicking people hurts,” says Reid. So instead of taekwondo, she took the route of boxing. “My trainer said you hit pretty hard I’m going to turn you pro,” recalls Reid. “I said ‘awesome.’ I was a senior in high school.” Elena “Baby Doll” Reid was among those selected to the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame recently in Tijuana, Mexico. Others nominated were Anne Marie Saccurato, Sumya Anani, Britt Van Buskirk, Jane Couch,...

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RICHIE GIACHETTI (1940-2016) – BOXING LOSES ANOTHER UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER

Part of the appeal of boxing always has been its clique of rowdy, raucous, wrong-side-of-the-track guys. “Damon Runyon” characters, they were called, when every newspaper reader knew who the great sports writer Damon Runyon was, and what kind of mischievous miscreants the celebrated wordsmith loved to chronicle. An increasingly exclusive club became even more so Wednesday in Cleveland when longtime trainer Richie Giachetti, best known for his work with heavyweight champions Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson, passed away after an extended...

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March 12th Thurman vs Porter Title Bout Gets Support

Promoter Lou DiBella and DiBella Entertainment have put together a major card for March 12 at the Mohegan Sun. The main event sees WBA World Welterweight champion Keith Thurman defend his belt against Shawn Porter and the fight will air on CBS as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series. That fight has been on the books for a while, but this past week saw the announcement of the undercard and support fights. Fights are set to air both on CBS and on Showtime from what is developing into a big event. The support fights...

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In Honor of Super Bowl 50 We Look Back At the Pugilistic Adventures Of Ed "Too Tall" Jones

Ed “Too Tall” Jones was a whale of a football player. The first overall pick in the 1974 NFL Draft, the six-foot-nine defensive end spent 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Jones appeared in three Super Bowls. He was one of the cornerstones of the Dallas team that defeated the Denver Broncos 27-10 in Super Bowl XII. Jones played in 232 NFL games, the most of any Dallas player. The number would have been higher if he hadn’t missed an entire season while off on a quixotic quest to become the next...

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Recent Boxing Results


Date: January 30th, 2016


Location: Copper Box Arena, London, England


Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Middleweight / WBA Int'l

John Ryder (W)

Sergey Khomitsky

UD
12 of 12
Super Light / WBC Int'l

John Wayne Hibbert (W)

Tommy Martin

KO
12 of 12 @1:38
Super Middle

George Groves (W)

Andrea Di Luisa

TKO
5 of 12 @1:55
Super Feather / WBC Int'l

Martin Joseph Ward (W)

Mario Pisanti

TKO
3 of 10 @2:44

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