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R.I.P. Bennie Georgino: Last of L.A.’s Golden Era

By David A. Avila Few men can bridge the sport of boxing from the 1930s to the present. Last week, one of those few, Bennie Georgino, passed away and with him goes the nuggets of knowledge accrued since the Great Depression to the present day. Georgino, 95, grew up in the East L.A. section known as Lincoln Heights. Ironically, the LA Times erroneously calls it Northern Broadway area. It’s known to those living there as Lincoln Heights, not the Northern Broadway area. It’s less than five miles from the Times Building. But that’s the...

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L.A. Heat: GGG, Oscar Valdez, Zurdo Ramirez and More

By David A. Avila LOS ANGELES-Those summer breezes arrived early this year and people were milling around in short pants. Boxing is heating up as well with 90 degree temperatures throughout Southern California to help it along. On Wednesday, K-2 Promotions announced that Gennady Golovkin has an opponent. The news arrived on the same day Top Rank brought its pay-per-view companion press conference to the Conga Room in downtown L.A. Super middleweights, middleweights, lightweights and featherweights will all be in action in...

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Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera Finally Set

TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD AND UNDEFEATED SULLIVAN BARRERA SET FOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO(r) NEW YORK, NY (February 9, 2016) - Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that two-time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, March 26, to begin his assault on the light heavyweight division when he takes on undefeated and number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender...

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Results from Tuesday's PBC Boxing Show in Bethlehem, PA

With his stablemate Adrien Broner rooting him on, former U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring advanced to 15-0 (8 KOs) with a lopsided 10-round decision over Columbia’s Luis Eduardo Flores in the main event of am 7-bout card at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. This was the first main event for Herring, a 30-year-old ex-Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq. Herring had a big second round and was credited with two knockdowns in the fifth when he caught his adversary off-balance, but the stubborn Flores, who entered the contest with a...

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Uruguayan Boxing Mourns The Passing of Dogomar Martinez

Uruguayan boxer Dogomar Martinez passed away on February 7th at the age of 86. Martinez participated in the 1948 Olympic games in London, and he went on to a professional career that spanned nearly 10 years. Martinez, who retired with a record of 49-3-5, expired after being hospitalized for several days. In Uruguay, Martinez is remembered as one of the protagonists in the most famous fight of that country´s history. The fight was on September 12th, 1953 and the location was in neighboring Argentina´s famous Luna Park Arena in...

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The Lack of Heavyweight Pride

EDITOR'S NOTE: After this article went to press it was revealed that Ortiz's management, in consultation with HBO, had selected Tony Thompson as Ortiz's next opponent. The fight will be staged at the D.C. Armory in Washington D.C., which happens to be Thompson's hometown. At one time the most treasured title in sports was being the heavyweight champion of the world. Starting with John L. Sullivan and continuing through Mike Tyson, there wasn't a time when the heavyweight champ wasn't the biggest celebrity among Hollywood stars,...

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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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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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