Articles of 2004

2004 Boxing Pound for Pound List

2004 Boxing Pound for Pound List

By: Matthew Aguilar Dec 31 2004

The final boxing pound-for-pound list of the year for 2004. 1. Bernard Hopkins: The top guy from beginning to end, Hopkins took care of Oscar De La Hoya with a body shot in the biggest fight of 2004. Now, he'll wait for Jermain Taylor to progress a little further, or he'll go the rematch route with Felix Trinidad. Either way, Hopkins stands to earn a lot of money in 2005 and...

Heavyweight Joe Mesi Bringing Lawsuit

Heavyweight Joe Mesi Bringing Lawsuit

By: Editor Dec 31 2004

As reported by the Buffalo News, Joe Mesi is suing the New York State Athletic Commission and the MRI center that conducted tests on the heavyweight boxer after his bout with Vassiliy Jirov. Mesi reportedly suffered brain injuries in the Jirov bout, which has left his boxing status uncertain. The lawsuit alleges Mesi's medical records were improperly released to the NYSAC. The records, the ...

The Best in Chicago Boxing Returns

The Best in Chicago Boxing Returns

By: Editor Dec 31 2004

Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum's Top Rank Incorporated along with Miller Lite presents SOLO BOXEO DE MILLER, THE ARAGON RUMBLE, another installment of The Best in Chicago Boxing on Friday, January 14th, broadcast live internationally as part of Telefutura's Friday night professional boxing series. The newly remodeled Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence ...

Ali’s Ghost Haunts Foreman and Holmes

Ali’s Ghost Haunts Foreman and Holmes

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 30 2004

1949 was an outstanding year, for it produced two heavyweight boxing immortals. George Foreman was born on January 10 and Larry Holmes was born on November 3. Foreman and Holmes are two of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. It's not a reach to say Foreman is the strongest and best two-handed puncher in heavyweight history, and Holmes is the best overall boxer. Their names are fore...

Nino Benvenuti – Not Good Enough

Nino Benvenuti – Not Good Enough

By: Jim Amato Dec 30 2004

Nino Benvenuti  was a celebrated Olympic hero and undefeated as a professional until losing an extremely debatable verdict in Korea. He came to New York and captured the American fans with his suave, arrogant demeanor. He took two out of three against the great Emile Griffith and he was the middleweight champion of the world. There was an impressive defense against the capable Do...

Most Memorable Boxing Moments in 2004

Most Memorable Boxing Moments in 2004

By: Matthew Aguilar Dec 30 2004

The year 2004 was an interesting year for boxing. Here's some of the most memorable boxing moments of 2004. Corrie Sanders soaking up Vitali Klitschko's best shots: Sanders gave Klitschko a fight for a little while, but eventually, the big Ukrainian proved too big and strong. In the end, it was Klitschko's punch against Sanders' chin and guts. Over and over, Klitscho nailed Sand...

Utah……….And All That Jazz

Utah……….And All That Jazz

By: admin Dec 30 2004

Make no mistake about it - when boxing commissioners possess nothing in the way of experience, expertise or common sense, and refuse to follow their own rules, something tragic is going to happen sooner or later. Was Bradley Rone's death the inevitable result? Cedar City, nestled in the southwestern corner of Utah, is one of the fastest growing population centers in the United States. If yo...

Heavyweight Joe Mesi Vows to Return to Boxing

Heavyweight Joe Mesi Vows to Return to Boxing

By: Editor Dec 29 2004

In an Opinion piece written by Joe Mesi in the Buffalo News, Mesi vows to return to boxing – sooner rather than later. Mesi insists that many of the post-fight reports that circulated about the injury he incurred in his bout with Vassiliy Jirov were not accurate. “A lot of people reported on ‘secret’ information about the injury I suffered in the Jirov fight, and those reports were...

Marquez Camp Warn Manny Pacquiao Fight in Jeopardy

Marquez Camp Warn Manny Pacquiao Fight in Jeopardy

By: Editor Dec 29 2004

According to his manager, Ignacio Beristain, Juan Manuel Marquez’s much anticipated rematch with Manny Pacquiao may be in jeopardy. The Marquez camp want a guarantee of $1.5 million, and according to reports have only been offered half that amount for the hotly anticipated rematch. Beristain hopes to have a deal concluded in the coming weeks, but warns if a deal satisfactory to the Marquez ca...

Cruiserweight Enzo Maccarinelli Promises a Tear Up

Cruiserweight Enzo Maccarinelli Promises a Tear Up

By: Editor Dec 29 2004

Hard hitting Welsh cruiserweight, Enzo Maccarinelli  is set to make his sixth defense of the WBU cruiserweight title against Rich LaMontagne on January 21. Probably not far off the mark, Maccarinelli suggests it could be a slugfest. "This could be a real tear up against LaMontagne,” said Maccarinelli. The Welsh cruiserweight then hopes to move on to WBO cruiserweight champion, Johnny Nel...