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Born on October 8th, 1917.... Billy Conn, The Pittsburgh Kid

Former Light Heavyweight World Champion Billy Conn was born on October 8th, 1917 in East Liberty, Pennsylvania. In his youth, Billy Conn met a Pittsburgh boxer named Johnny Ray, a celebrated Lightweight from the Pittsburgh area that had fought professionally from 1913 to 1924. Ray had also been a sparring partner for the legendary Harry Greb, and it was Ray who would guide Conn's career as his manager in the professional ranks. Author Paul Kennedy described Ray, whose real name is Howard Pitler, as a father figure for Conn, and they would...

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"Chocolatito" Promises A Show From Him and Viloria

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez Blog: Thursday, Oct. 8 Discuss what is was like making your HBO debut back in May, making HBO PPV debut on Oct. 17 & fighting on the same card as GGG “It was an honor to fight on HBO for the first time in May. For many years I’ve wanted my fights to be telecast to my fans in America and I was very happy that this was possible. Fighting at the Forum was also an honor as my late mentor and friend Alexis Arguello had fought there four times.” ‘To see so many Nicaraguan fans support me that night...

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Jazz Age Revisited With Golovkin at the Garden

A kind of giddiness surfaces from even the most stoic people when you mention the sudden rise of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the WBA and IBO middleweight titleholder. In three years, the slightly boyish-looking boxer from Kazakhstan has evolved from European mish-mash to powerhouse marvel, in little more time than it takes to prepare for the Olympics. Has there ever been a European fighter that captured the attention of the American fight public like Golovkin? Undefeated records alone cannot guarantee the fickle boxing public will attach...

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louiscruzreturnsonbroadwayboxingwithimpressivetkovictory Press Release

LOUIS CRUZ RETURNS ON BROADWAY BOXING WITH IMPRESSIVE TKO VICTORY (Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) GOLUB HALTS MENA IN THREE PAGAN ENDS LAYOFF WITH TKO1 New York, NY (10/8/15) - On Wednesday night, DiBella Entertainment staged another installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series at New York City's famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan in front of a passionate and lively crowd. Headlining the card was undefeated Bronx junior welterweight prospect Louis Cruz in his ring return following a 10-month...

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GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN, BRIAN VILORIA AND RUSLAN MADIYEV LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUTSPHOTOS AND QUOTES Photos by Chris Farina, K2 Promotions/Golden Boy Promotions Footage by K2 Promotions/Golden Boy Promotions LA Media Workout VIDEO LA Media Workout PHOTOS LOS ANGELES, CA (October 7, 2015) Boxing Superstar and WBA, IBO and WBC"Interim" Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, (33-0, 30KOs),Four-Time World Champion in two weight divisions, Brian "The Hawaiian Punch"Viloria, (36-4 (22KOs) and top junior welterweight...

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DANIEL JACOBS VS. PETER QUILLINPRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS FOR DEC. 5 CLASH ON SHOWTIME® "It doesn't matter what he comes to the table with, we will have a 10-week camp for this fight and we will be completely ready." - Daniel Jacobs "I expect Danny to bring his great chin to this fight. I didn't notice it before but his chin looks very huge." - Peter Quillin SATURDAY, DEC. 5, LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN Photos From Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment Tickets On Sale Now!!! NEW YORK,...

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Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter On For Dec. 12

A side versus A side, that's what we fight fans want. No rocket science to it...bells, whistles, great, whatev...But we don't deserve gussied up pigs with garish shades of lipstick smeared on 'em to make em appear presentable--we deserve the best fighting the best. And when you present that to us, we will tune in. To that end...I'm hearing we got a date and site for a solid A side versus A side tangle, from the PBC people. Keith Thurman (26-0), the talented and slightly eccentric--in a good way!--Floridian, will tangle with muscle-y Shawn...

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Former World Titlist Montell Griffin Returning To The Ring At 45

Former WBC World Lightheavyweight Champion Montell Griffin has announced he will be making a comeback to boxing, at 45 years old. Griffin told reporters in his hometown of Chicago that he has been working with promoter Bobby Hitz and is likely to come back on the Hitz Entertainment card scheduled for November 25th at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Griffin last fought in August of 2011, when he won a unanimous decision in an 8 round bout over journeyman DeAndrey Abron. When asked what made him look for another fight four years...

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Heavyweight Pulev Returns Oct. 17

Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) returns with a renewed vigour on October 17 as the Bulgarian heavyweight star looks to get his World title ambitions back on track with a victory over George Arias (56-13, 42 KOs) at the dm-Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany. Pulev has been out of the ring since November 2014, where despite a brave performance, the 34 year-old failed to dethrone Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko. Following a period of transition, which has seen the ‘Cobra’ team up with legendary German coach Ulli Wegner, the former European...

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Abraham To Defend Vs. Murray

***Abraham defends WBO title against Murray on November 21 in Hannover*** ‘King’ Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) will defend his WBO World Super Middleweight Championship against Britain’s Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) on November 21 at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. Abraham, the 35 year-old from Berlin, will be aiming for a fifth successive defence of his WBO strap following a devastating sixth-round technical knockout victory over domestic rival Robert Stieglitz, and the two-time World Champion is expecting a tough test against...

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