Author Archives: Chris Wheat

RINGSIDE REPORT: Douglas Beats LaManna on Long Island

RINGSIDE REPORT: Douglas Beats LaManna on Long Island

The Space at Westbury 3/13 The Space at Westbury, in Westbury, NY, was packed this past Friday night as boxing fans were treated to an eight- bout card, with the final four fights featured on Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation.” The main event featured two undefeated prospects lookin...

Shadow Box III

Shadow Box III

The compelling worlds of film and boxing met once again at The Third Annual Shadow Box Film Festival, held December 5th and 6th in Manhattan. Now in its third year as the world’s only all-boxing film festival, Shadow Box featured fifteen films that were shot or produced in seven different count...

RINGSIDE REPORT: Collazo Scores Stunner in BK

RINGSIDE REPORT: Collazo Scores Stunner in BK

Ortiz vs. Collazo 1/30/14--With God in his corner, all things were possible for Luis Collazo on Thursday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. There the Brooklyn born welterweight surprised even his most loyal fans with a second round KO destruction of Victor Ortiz.The two Golden Boy fighters were...

Sadam Ali Wins at Barclays Center

Sadam Ali Wins at Barclays Center

Boxing returned to Brooklyn Monday night when Golden Boy Promotions presented a seven bout card at the Barclays Center’s Cushman/Wakefield Theater, televised by Fox Sports 1. The main event paired Brooklyn’s own Sadam Ali, recently signed to a promotional deal by Golden Boy, and Catskill, NY...

Olszewski Beats Alcivar in NY

Olszewski Beats Alcivar in NY

New York boxing fans packed the Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City Wednesday night as Eileen Olszewski (8-5-2, 1KO) defeated Patty Alcivar (7-2-0, 3KO) by TKO to capture the IFBA world flyweight title in an action packed fight. The scheduled ten round contest, a rematch from a March 27 fi...

Patty Alcivar Wants To Close The Show in Olszewski Rematch

Patty Alcivar Wants To Close The Show in Olszewski Rematch

It is the dream of every professional fighter when they lace up the gloves to win a world title. Queens, NY native Patty Alcivar (7-1, 3 KOs) realized part of that dream this past March when she defeated Eileen Olszewski (7-5-2) by unanimous decision to win the NYS women’s flyweight title. “I...

Hector Camacho Jr. Is His Father’s Son

Hector Camacho Jr. Is His Father’s Son

Hector Camacho Jr. had seen the bright lights that accompany fame and fortune. He had seen what crowded training camps, sold-out arenas, and lavish parties looked like. His father was the late Hector “Macho” Camacho, a boxing superstar with a flamboyant personality and superb fighting skills ...

Ringside Report Cunningham vs. Fury

Ringside Report Cunningham vs. Fury

The laws of physics came into play this afternoon at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Britain's Tyson Fury (21-0, 15KO) stopped Philadelphia's Steve Cunningham (25-6, 12KO) with a right hook in the 7th round of their 12 round heavyweight eliminator. In the days leading up to the clash ...

Steve Cunningham: One Team, One Fight

Steve Cunningham: One Team, One Fight

As graduation day approached during his senior year of high school, Steve Cunningham realized he needed a plan. College was not an option and a hoped for acceptance to art school did not materialize. Cunningham was all too aware that if he didn't do something, the streets could soon come calling....

Cunningham vs Fury

Cunningham vs Fury

Within shouting distance of Madison Square Garden, Legends Sports Bar played host to the final press conference for the Steve Cunningham/Tyson Fury heavyweight showdown scheduled for Saturday afternoon at The Theater at MSG. Entitled “Heavyweights Return to the Mecca” the twelve round bout will...