Articles of 2004

James Toney Would Love to Fight

James Toney Would Love to Fight

By: Rick Folstad Dec 23 2004

James Toney is like that crazy knight in the old Monty Python skit who keeps trying to fight even as his limbs are getting hacked off. Maybe you’ve seen it. With both arms and one leg cut off and blood squirting everywhere, the crazy knight is still hopping around on one leg, still challenging the other knight to fight him, calling him names and making fun of him while he tries to keep his&nb...

Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo on Showtime Boxing

Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo on Showtime Boxing

By: Editor Dec 23 2004

In a matchup the fans, media – and fighters themselves -- have been demanding for many months, the two lightweight boxers recognized as the most talented in the world will square off when World Boxing Organization (WBO) Champion Diego “Chico’’ Corrales takes on two-time World Boxing Council (WBC) Champion Jose Luis Castillo in a world title unification bout on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ...

Heavyweight Boxing – Brewster to face Golota

Heavyweight Boxing – Brewster to face Golota

By: Editor Dec 23 2004

WBO World Heavyweight Champion, Lamon Brewster, is set to defend his title in March 2005, against Andrew Golota. Brewster (31-2, 27 KOs) knocked out the highly regarded Wladimir Klitschko in September, of this year, to obtain his world heavyweight belt and successfully defended his first title fight against Kali Meehan. Brewster has made a full recovery from the cheek injury he sustained in the...

Remember Heavyweight Henry Clark

Remember Heavyweight Henry Clark

By: Jim Amato Dec 22 2004

There were many who thought he was going to be the next Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali. He was a tall, smooth boxing heavyweight with a world of potential. His professional career began in 1964 and before long he was mixing it up with some of the best fighters in the world.How's this for starters ? His pro debut was a four round decision loss to the rugged Joey Orbillo ! Less then two months lat...

Glen Johnson’s Boxing Value has Appreciated

Glen Johnson’s Boxing Value has Appreciated

By: Matthew Aguilar Dec 22 2004

At the end of his thrilling upset of Antonio Tarver Saturday in Los Angeles, Glencoffe Johnson made those of us who picked against him want to take up croquet. How could we dismiss his heart and determination? How could we disregard his durability and persistence? And how could we overlook a ton of experience and above-average skills? But we ignored Johnson’s strengths, and stubbornly pointed...

Heavyweight John Ruiz calls out Chris Byrd

Heavyweight John Ruiz calls out Chris Byrd

By: Editor Dec 22 2004

World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz (41-5-1, 28 KOs) has responded to derogatory remarks recently made about him by International Boxing Federation heavyweight title-holder Chris Byrd (38-2-1, 20 KOs). “I’ll fight Byrd any time, any place, and he can bring the ref,” Ruiz offered. “Let him bring two referees if he wants. This fight can easily be mad...

The Best of ShoBox Boxing

The Best of ShoBox Boxing

By: Editor Dec 22 2004

Highlights from the best and most memorable fights of the year will be shown when SHOWTIME presents “SHOWTIME BOXING: Best Of 2004” on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The informative, fast-paced, entertaining 30-minute telecast will be co-hosted by SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING’S Steve Albert and Nick Charles of “ShoBox: The New Generation.” Joinin...

Naming Names in Boxing

Naming Names in Boxing

By: Robert Ecksel Dec 22 2004

Prizefighters, no matter their religion, change their Christian names, the names they had at birth, into something suited to a hands-on profession. Nicknames, sobriquets, ring monikers, are as commonplace, as everyday, as integral to the game as the uppercut and hook off the jab. Sometimes changing a name seems the most natural thing on earth. Consider, for example, that champion of champions, ...

A George Foreman Christmas Past

A George Foreman Christmas Past

By: Pat Putnam Dec 21 2004

‘Twas a week until Christmas,So Santa went to Reno,To see Foreman fight,And play a little keno.But when he saw the fight poster,He knew something was not right,He roared: “Oh, my God,This Jimmy Ellis is White.”~ Pat Putnam, December 2004 Reno, Nevada. December 1991. Old George Foreman, the Pied Piper of Boxing, spent the last two weeks in Reno, much to the relief of the people who run the ga...

'Mighty' Mike Arnaoutis wins again

'Mighty' Mike Arnaoutis wins again

By: Editor Dec 21 2004

Cestus Management's junior welterweight sensation "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis claimed yet another devastating victory last Friday night, stopping the durable and highly regarded Jauquin "Killer" Gallardo with 20 seconds left in the 3rd round of a scheduled 10-round contest. Speedy southpaw Arnaoutis set the pace from the opening bell, probing Gallardo's defense with snapping jabs and long, ...