Author Archives: Kid Hersh

Murat Gassiev KO1 Jordan Shimmell is the 2016 TSS Knockout of the Year

Murat Gassiev KO1 Jordan Shimmell is the 2016 TSS Knockout of the Year

Murat Gassiev KO1 Jordan Shimmell - On May 17th Murat Gassiev scored a devastating knockout in the very first round of his bout against Jordan Shimmell. Not only did the single left hook put Jordan Shimmell out so violently that ringsiders including this reporter were seriously in fear of his safety...

Corrales vs Uchiyama 2016 Upset of the Year

Corrales vs Uchiyama 2016 Upset of the Year

Corrales vs Uchiyama 2016 Upset of the Year -  On April 27th at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan, Jezreel Corrales scored a massive upset when he knocked out the undefeated super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama in a short but dominating performance. Heading into the fight Corra...

Happy Birthday to WBC Super Middleweight Champ Badou Jack

Happy Birthday to WBC Super Middleweight Champ Badou Jack

  By Kid Hersh Reigning WBC 168-pound titlist Badou Jack was born on this day, Oct. 31, in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden. He came to America after winning five consecutive national amateur championships in his native country. As a pro, he continues to impress boxing fans by upsetting the odds...

On This Day in Boxing History, a Legend Was Born in Memphis

On This Day in Boxing History, a Legend Was Born in Memphis

 By Kid Hersh Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was born on this day, Oct. 18 1956, in Memphis, Tennessee. He grew up in Detroit and -- as illustrated by his second nickname, “Motor City Cobra” -- would always be identified with that city. Best known for his knockout power, Tommy was the first f...

Happy Birthday to Anthony Joshua

Happy Birthday to Anthony Joshua

By Kid Hersh Today, Oct. 15, 2016, marks the 27th birthday of reigning IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Anthony is quite the sensation, already being a top draw despite his short amateur career of 40-3 and his professional career of 17-0. Sometimes guys come along that just seem like a...

This Day in Boxing History: Chaos Ensues after Marvin Hagler Destroys Alan Minter

This Day in Boxing History: Chaos Ensues after Marvin Hagler Destroys Alan Minter

  by Kid Hersh On Sept. 27, 1980, Alan Minter defended his title against Marvin Hagler at Wembley Arena in London. It was Minter’s second defense of the title that he won from Vito Antuofermo and his reign would be brief. Hagler cut him to pieces. Minter’s face was a mask of blood when th...

This Day in Boxing History: Carlos Monzon TKOs Emile Griffith

This Day in Boxing History: Carlos Monzon TKOs Emile Griffith

Carlos Monzon TKOs Emile Griffith -  On September 25th of 1971 WBC/WBA middleweight champion Carlos Monzon defended his titles against Emile Griffith at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It was the first time Monzon put his titles on the line in front of his hometown fans. He won the ...

This Day in Boxing History: Kid Gavilan vs. Carmen Basilio

This Day in Boxing History: Kid Gavilan vs. Carmen Basilio

  by Kid Hersh On Sept. 18, 1953, Kid Gavilán successfully defended his world welterweight title with a 15-round split decision over Carmen Basilio at War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse, the first world title fight ever in New York’s fourth largest city. The crowd was squarely behind Basi...

Happy 66th Birthday to Hall of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein

Happy 66th Birthday to Hall of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein

Happy 66th birthday to Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein.   Al Bernstein, who has been involved with boxing at the top level for more than three decades, is one of the most well-liked individuals in his field.  Known for his knowledge of the sport and his friendly demeanor, Al is “Mr. Boxin...

Happy 80th Birthday Carlos Ortiz

Happy 80th Birthday Carlos Ortiz

Happy 80th Birthday Carlos Ortiz - Today marks the 80th birthday of Hall of Famer Carlos Ortiz.  Carlos was one of the most travelled champions of modern times, going to nearly a dozen different countries in his career including such places as Italy, the Philippines, Japan, England, Panama, Mexico,...