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Move Over, SMU. Olympic Boxing Could Be Facing the `Death Penalty’

Drastic wrongdoing would seem to require drastic action to correct. At least that was the position of the NCAA, whose leadership took such action following the 1986 college

shockwaves

In a Shocker, Naoya Inoue Shatters Jamie McDonnell In One

Japan’s Naoya Inoue today sent shockwaves throughout the bantamweight division and the wider boxing world with a first round knockout of the highly ranked

President Trump Pardons Jack Johnson but Gets No Brownie Points From Me

The campaign to secure a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson picked up steam in recent years. I knew the campaign would eventually bear fruit, and considering that posthumous

Marvin

Part of Hagler’s Great Legacy Is Remaining at 160

Marvin Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champ from 1980 to 1987. It’s hard to fathom he just turned 64 (May 23rd), but from what I’ve seen

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British Boxing Fans Mourn The Deaths of Brendan Ingle and Dean Francis

On Friday, May 24, British boxing fans were saddened to learn of the deaths of two prominent members of the UK fistic fraternity. The noted trainer Brendan Ingle, who was afflicted with Alzheimer’s, passed away at the age of 77. Former boxer Dean Francis, who had been battling colon cancer, died at the age of 44. Ingle was born in Dublin,...

Drastic

Move Over, SMU. Olympic Boxing Could Be Facing the `Death Penalty’

Drastic wrongdoing would seem to require drastic action to correct. At least that was the position of the NCAA, whose leadership took such action following the 1986 college football season when it imposed the so-called “death penalty” on Southern Methodist University, which had demonstrated an ongoing and blatant disregard for the rules in...

shockwaves

In a Shocker, Naoya Inoue Shatters Jamie McDonnell In One

Japan’s Naoya Inoue today sent shockwaves throughout the bantamweight division and the wider boxing world with a first round knockout of the highly ranked Jamie McDonnell, out of England. It was the first outing at 118lbs for the Japanese who looked very much home at his new poundage which has brought him his third strap in just his sixteent...

President Trump Pardons Jack Johnson but Gets No Brownie Points From Me

The campaign to secure a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson picked up steam in recent years. I knew the campaign would eventually bear fruit, and considering that posthumous pardons are so rare, the cynic in me figured that when it finally happened, the man in the Oval Office would be looking to win some brownie points from a community that ...

Marvin

Part of Hagler’s Great Legacy Is Remaining at 160

Marvin Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champ from 1980 to 1987. It's hard to fathom he just turned 64 (May 23rd), but from what I've seen he still looks great. And like most all-time greats, the further away we get from his prime the more dominant he looks in hindsight. Hagler also has a huge fan base and his fans are very adamant about...

Sea Shore

Jousce Gonzalez and Aaron McKenna Win by KOs in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA-A star studded audience saw prospects battle along the sea shore at the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation benefit to battle diabetes on Wednesday. Luminaries such as Cindy Crawford, Cedric the Entertainer and of course Oscar De La Hoya watched a short program of boxing at Santa Monica Lowes Beach Hotel. Three of the four prospects a...

conjure

Stylistically Speaking, Daniel M was the Lomachenko of his Day

When a fighter becomes recognized as an extraordinary fighter, pundits writing stories about him invariably conjure up the name of a great fighter of yesteryear who was stylistically similar. Gene Tunney was compared with Gentleman Jim Corbett. Both were seen as cerebral fighters who out-foxed their opponents while maintaining their composure ...

Sugar Ray Fight Card, Monster Inoue and Santa Cruz in L.A.

A beach sunset serves as the backdrop for a fight card filled with several prospects on the Golden Boy Promotions stable on Wednesday. It’s the Ninth Annual B. Riley FBR, Inc. Show to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and takes place at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. It’s a charity benefit to fund research...

A Monster Awaits Colossal Bantamweight Jamie McDonnell in Japan

This Friday night in Ota, Japan, “The Monster” Naoya Inoue will attempt to bag a strap at a third weight in adding Jamie McDonnell’s WBA trinket to the titles he has picked up at light-flyweight and super-flyweight. It will be just his sixteenth professional contest. McDonnell, out of Yorkshire, England, has a professional record of 29-...

Canastota

Three Punch Combo: A Plug For Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- The International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY will soon be hosting its annual induction weekend which this year will take place from Thursday June 7th until Sunday June 10th. The four day event is a celebration of the sport and concludes with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday which will enshrine legend...