Author Archives: Robert Ecksel

Frank Tkos Cauthen: No Ifs, Ands Or Butts?

Frank Tkos Cauthen: No Ifs, Ands Or Butts?

Star Boxing packs the Paradise Theater in the Bronx Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing has found a home to showcase the fights. The Paradise Theater in the Bronx, which opened as the Loews Paradise Theater in 1929, was one of the nation's premiere movie and vaudeville houses, hosting in its day old s...

HBO’s B.A.D. Hits The Hammerstein

HBO’s B.A.D. Hits The Hammerstein

On Saturday, Feb. 17, from the Hammerstein Ballroom in the heart of New York City, HBO’s Boxing After Dark televises a bang-up DiBella Entertainment tripleheader featuring three thoroughbreds from DiBella’s stable: local hopefuls Paulie Malignaggi and Sechew Powell, and the steamrolling Floridia...

Mike Tyson Plea: Not Guilty

Mike Tyson Plea: Not Guilty

Mike Tyson pleads not guilty at Monday's coke/DUI hearing In another instance where truth takes a backseat to expediency, one-time heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson pleaded not guilty earlier today to charges of drug possession and DUI. Tyson spoke only when spoken to at his Monday ...

Frank Bruno’s Bmw For Sale

Frank Bruno’s Bmw For Sale

Former heavyweight champion's BMW X5 on the block Always on the lookout to expand our ever-growing fleet of priceless company cars, we keep our eyes peeled for vehicles worthy of putting our hallowed name on the registration and came across this nugget of a four-wheeler with a distinctly boxing p...

Muhammad Ali Snacks Hit Shelves

Muhammad Ali Snacks Hit Shelves

Ali super snacks debut on his birthday this Wednesday The great Muhammad Ali, one of the best loved and, unfortunately, most exploited athletes of all time, is not in good shape these days. Many who saw him at Madison Square Garden recently, where his daughter Laila was fighting, were shocked at ...

Briggs/Ibragimov Firebird Presser

Briggs/Ibragimov Firebird Presser

Shannon Briggs/Sultan Ibragimov at Madison Square Garden On March 10 at Madison Square Garden's Theater in New York City, Shannon Briggs (48-4-1, 42 KOs), still basking in his very own Rocky/George Foreman moment, defends his WBO heavyweight title against the hard-punching silver medalist from Ru...

Steward Predicts Pac-Man’s Demise

Steward Predicts Pac-Man’s Demise

Manny Steward gives Pacquiao two years on top Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward predicts that pound-for-pounder Manny Pacquiao will stay at the top of boxing's heap for another two years before the deterioration of his skills begins. "I give him 24 months before the intensity starts fading ...

Poll: Hopkins Vs. Rjj?

Poll: Hopkins Vs. Rjj?

Do you want to see Bernard Hopkins fight Roy Jones again? Only fools don't respect Bernard Hopkins' and Roy Jones' accomplishments in the ring, but while Jones has been irrelevant in the larger scheme of boxing things for quite some time, Hopkins has been more or less straddling the fence until n...

Poll: Hopkins Vs. Roy Jones?

Poll: Hopkins Vs. Roy Jones?

Do you want to see Bernard Hopkins fight Roy Jones again? Only fools don't respect Bernard Hopkins' and Roy Jones Jr.'s accomplishments in the ring, but while Jones has been irrelevant in the larger scheme of boxing things for quite some time, Hopkins has been more or less straddling the fence un...

Jim Lampley Busted

Jim Lampley Busted

HBO's Lamps arrested on Wednesday HBO's Jim Lampley was arrested near his girlfriend's home on Wednesday and charged with suspicion of domestic violence, violating a restraining order and dissuading a witness, according to TMZ.com. Lamps was released from Vista jail in San Diego after posting ...