Articles of 2005

In Boxing News: Floyd Mayweather An All-Time Great, Valuev & More

In Boxing News: Floyd Mayweather An All-Time Great, Valuev & More

By: Chris Gielty Dec 31 2005

A Shot of Boxing on the Last Day of the Year The Guardian reports that talks have already taken place between Nicolay Valuev's co-promoters - Don King and Wilfried Sauerland - and Danny Williams' promoter Frank Warren for Nicolay Valuev to face Danny Williams. I'd suggest Danny Williams needs to worry about Matt Skelton (who Williams is reportedly scheduled to fight in February) before he enter...

Pick ‘Em: Plenty of Big Upcoming Fights in ’06

Pick ‘Em: Plenty of Big Upcoming Fights in ’06

By: Phil Woolever Dec 31 2005

Here’s the early call on many top matches scheduled for the first half of 2006: Happy New Year! As the new calendar dawns, there are already a considerable amount of premium bouts on the horizon. Things don’t look to be bogged down by undetermined championships next year. In many cases the scheduled face-offs involve the best fighters in the division, or at least close enough for general br...

ShoBox Friday Night Fights

ShoBox Friday Night Fights

By: Editor Dec 31 2005

Hot bantamweight prospect Raul “The Cobra” Martinez heads back to Chicago next Friday night as he is featured in the co-main event of SHOBOX “THE NEW GENERATION,” an action packed evening of professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions,’ HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, Kathy Duva’s Main Events Inc., along with Miller Lite and TCF Bank. The two-time nat...

In Boxing News: Jeff Fenech, Danny Williams, Top Prospect And Fighter Of The Year

In Boxing News: Jeff Fenech, Danny Williams, Top Prospect And Fighter Of The Year

By: Chris Gielty Dec 30 2005

In Boxing News: Jeff Fenech Claims Innocence It was referenced here yesterday that former Australian great Jeff Fenech was to appear in court on shoplifting charges. Fenech pleaded not guilty to shoplifting charges during a court appearance today. Fenech and another man, 58-year-old Francis Grech, were charged Thursday with stealing three watches worth $290 US from a jewelry store. Outside the ...

What Exactly Happened To Jaidon Codrington?

What Exactly Happened To Jaidon Codrington?

By: Mitch Abramson Dec 30 2005

The sight of Jaidon Codrington lying on the ropes, out cold from a punch, is tough to absorb. After he was rendered unconscious with a right hand in his fight with Allan Green on November 4, Codrington keeled over to one side and fell onto the ropes like a rag doll, his head lying grotesquely on the canvas while his legs were grounded inside the ring. It looked like he was trying to dive through t...

My Top 10 Wish List Reviewed

My Top 10 Wish List Reviewed

By: Marc Lichtenfeld Dec 30 2005

Last year at this time, I published a top 10 wish list for 2005. By my calculations I got 5 of them. Not too bad. I mean if we all got half of what we wanted, we’d be pretty happy, right? Let’s take a look at the list and how it panned out. 1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets the credit he deserves. Bingo. Mayweather is now widely regarded as the best boxer in the world. In 2005 he destroyed Henr...

Hot Night of Boxing at the Trop in A.C.

Hot Night of Boxing at the Trop in A.C.

By: Editor Dec 30 2005

LAS VEGAS (December 28, 2005) – Silverhawk Boxing kicks-off the New Year with a knockout evening of pay-per-view entertainment, “Collision Course, A Night of Champions,” featuring three world title fights and two other championship matches, January 27 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The stars of Silverhawk Boxing’s stable, two-time world champion Stevie ...

Sumbu Kalambay, one of the best middleweights of the 1980s

Sumbu Kalambay, one of the best middleweights of the 1980s

By: Luca De Franco Dec 30 2005

Herol Graham, Iran Barkley, Mike McCallum, Robbie Sims, Doug DeWitt, Frederic Seillier and Steve Collins are the most famous fighters defeated by Sumbu Kalambay for the European or the WBA world middleweight titles. Kalambay also faced Micheal Nunn for the IBF belt and Chris Pyatt for the WBO championship, losing both times. From 1980 to 1993, the Zaire-born Kalambay built a professional record of...

John Scully’s cool being the Iceman

John Scully’s cool being the Iceman

By: Robert Mladinich Dec 30 2005

Onetime light-heavyweight title challenger John “Iceman” Scully is known to be as good a boxing philosopher as he is a trainer and fighter. Working out of the Ring 159 Gym in his hometown of New Windsor, Connecticut, Scully trains or has trained Lawrence Clay-Bey, Scott Pemberton, Chad Dawson, Luis Maisonet, and Pito Cardona. He also works with red-hot featherweight prospect Matt Remillard, wh...

In Boxing News: Jeff Fenech, Jermain Taylor, Winky, Mayweather & More

In Boxing News: Jeff Fenech, Jermain Taylor, Winky, Mayweather & More

By: Chris Gielty Dec 29 2005

Boxing Roundup For Dec. 29th Jermain Taylor's promoter, Lou DiBella, said an April fight against Winky Wright at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock is a possibility: We're not saying we are going to fight Winky next, but we are seriously exploring the possibility. It's good news, which hopefully will get better with DiBella announcing sometime soon they are going to fight Winky next. Bob Arum...