The Dean Has Arrived: Dean Chance

By Rob Goldman, Historical Writer -  As he peered out toward the pitcher’s mound on a sunny July day in 1964, Mickey Mantle was a bundle of nerves. Hours earlier, he had rehearsed this moment in his head; then he even talked about it during batting practice. Albie Pearson overheard Mantle talking to Roger Maris behind the batting cage: “When Chance pitches...
Via Angelswin
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Shobox results & photos: Trevor Bryan wins decision, Joey Dawejko scores round 1 KO

On a hot summer August night, in a specially-constructed ring outside the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) across from the D Las Vegas, Trevor “The Dream” Bryan remained unbeaten and passed the toughest test of his career with a crowd-pleasing, hard-fought 10-round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader. ...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Shobox weigh-in results & photos: Bryan-Rossy, Visinia-Dawejko, Cabrera-Perez

The six fighters who’ll be making their ShoBox: The New Generation debuts Friday, Aug. 28 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center are set to go following Thursday’s official weigh-in outside the D on Fremont Street’s Stage 3. In the 10-round main event of a Don King Productions-promoted tripleheader, promising up-and-coming heavyweight Trevor Bryan (15-0, 11 KOs), of...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayorga Fondles Mosley’s Lady, Scuffle Ensues

INGLEWOOD, CA – And the action keeps on going on the road to Mosley vs Mayorga II. After a couple of weeks of speculation that fight may not happen, (due to issues with Don King Promotions), a poorly attended fight (Santa Cruz vs Mares happening the same night) and the possibility of no fight due to weight (Mayorga looks a bit on the healthy side), the drama culminated at today’s...
Via BadCulture
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Q&A interview with unbeaten heavyweight Trevor Bryan, headlines Shobox this Friday

Promising up-and-coming heavyweight Trevor “The Dream” Bryan (15-0, 11 KOs) will put his unblemished record on the line when he faces experienced Derric Rossy (30-9, 14 KOs), in the 10-round heavyweight matchup in the main event of this Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader. Bryan, who is making his ShoBox debut, is looking to establish himself in the heavyweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The PPV Hustle: Where To Spend Your Cash, PPV Boxing Edition

Times are tough for everyone right now. Even if you have a good-paying job, shelling out for every single pay-per-view (PPV) fight can seriously affect your bottom line. And with the stock market in near freefall these days, your retirement fund isn’t looking good either. But that doesn’t mean you need to stop watching the fights; it just means you need to choose carefully when...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Mosley's comeback fight will go on with or without Ricardo Mayorga

Shane Mosley will find out in just a matter of days whether his comeback fight against Ricardo Mayorga will move forward as scheduled Aug. 29 or if he will have to face a last-minute replacement instead. The drama stems from an injunction filed by promoter Don King, who claims he has an exclusive contract with Mayorga and can keep him from fighting under Mosley's promotion company...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ricardo Mayorga accuses Don King of stealing $21M from him

By Larry Brown Don King is up to his old shenanigans again, and Ricardo Mayorga is having none of it. Mayorga is set to fight Shane Mosley at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Aug. 29, but King is trying to intercede. The infamous boxing promoter filed a motion in Florida to block the fight, arguing that Mayorga is still under contract with him. Mayorga, who retired after losing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Shobox tripleheader on Aug 28th: Bryan vs. Rossy, Cabrera vs. Gavronski, Visinia vs. Dawejko

Promising up-and-coming heavyweight Trevor Bryan (15-0, 11 KOs) will put his unblemished record on the line when he faces his toughest opponent to date, the experienced Derric Rossy (30-9, 14 KOs), in the 10-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on Friday, Aug. 28, at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). In the co-feature, two-time Dominican Republic...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys promote training camp fight like UFC bout

Jerry Jones has a little bit of Dana White and Don King in him.  How else can you explain the official Dallas Cowboys website promoting a training camp fight between Dez Bryant and Tyler Patmon like a UFC bout? Usually teams shy away from posting anything on team websites that could even be interpreted as negative press.  And these training camp fights happen all the time, but...
Via Awful Announcing
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

“Great Men Die Twice: The Selected Works Of Mark Kram,” Reviewed

Mark Kram worked for Sports Illustrated for 13 years, and for a good chunk of that time he was the magazine’s ace boxing writer, a coveted perch from which he penned a series of evocative, irreverent and generally superb pieces about the heavyweight wars of the 1970s. To be sure, he had lots of compelling raw material to work with. This was, after all, the era of Muhammad Ali and...
Via Bloguin Best
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

“Great Men Die Twice: The Selected Works Of Mark Kram,” Reviewed

Mark Kram worked for Sports Illustrated for 13 years, and for a good chunk of that time he was the magazine’s ace boxing writer, a coveted perch from which he penned a series of evocative, irreverent and generally superb pieces about the heavyweight wars of the 1970s. To be sure, he had lots of compelling raw material to work with. This was, after all, the era of Muhammad Ali and...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Oliveira signs with Seconds Out Promotions

Seconds Out Promotions proudly announces the signing of hard-punching Marcus Oliveira to a promotional contract. From Menominee, Wisconsin, and of Menominee Nation, native, heritage, 36-year-old Oliveira is 25-1-1, 20 KOs. The promotional agreement is a reunion of sorts, as Grygelko was Oliveira’s promoter for much of his early professional career. “I used to promote Marcus,...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cyborg vs Rousey – Anticipation as good as real thing?

As Steven Spielberg once demonstrated so successfully in his movie franchise ‘Jaws’, an extended anticipation often makes the real thing so much better.   In 1974 Zaire, the undefeated heavyweight champion George Foreman was pitted against challenger former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. An unusually large purse of $5 million promised to both fighters even though the promotor...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The man who can save boxing

There is scientific evidence to suggest that dinosaurs were operating at their most proficient right before they became extinct. Somehow, that popped into my mind as I was watching the events surrounding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” unfold last weekend. Few fights in history have been more anticipated, and the money involved was staggering even...
Via Mile High Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos/Quotes Chavez Jr. v Fonfara Final Press Conference

LOS ANGELES — With their light heavyweight showdown two days away, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Andrzej Fanfara along with their teams made their final comments to the media before taking the scales on Friday. Also on hand, co-feature combatants Amir Imam and Walter Castillo. Missing from the dais, Imam’s promoter Don King who is recovering from the effects of kidney stone. Appearing...
Via BadCulture
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson’s Abandoned Ohio Mansion To Be Turned Into Church (Photos)

Mike Tyson’s abandoned Ohio mansion won’t be abandoned for long. The larger-than-life estate was home to the former heavyweight champion of the world during the late 1980s and early 1990s, but now, it’s set to accommodate many more people. The massive space, which has had many owners since Tyson, will be converted into a church, according to TMZ Sports. Pastor Nick Dejacimo...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kathy Duva: ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ Is Doomed From The Start

MONTREAL — “It’s got so many holes in it, I could drive a truck through them all.” “It’s going to blow up.” “Smart people with access to lots of money make stupid decisions.” There is little love lost between Main Events Promotions CEO Kathy Duva and boxing adviser Al Haymon. She sued him last year, when her biggest prize, light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev, lost...
Via Bloguin Best
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin Knocks Out Martin Murray In Monaco

(Golovkin, left, parries a shot from Martin Murray during their fight in Monaco [HBO]) Don King’s former director of boxing, the late Al Braverman, once described how it must feel to face former heavyweight terror Mike Tyson as follows: “You get hit with jabs, wild hooks, pulverising right hand leads, and he keeps coming and coming.” That description seemed perfectly apt...
Via Bloguin Best
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

25th Year Anniversary: Remembering James “Buster” Douglas Defeat Mike Tyson

Twenty-five years ago it seemed as if Mike Tyson was invincible amongst his boxing peers. At the time Tyson was an undefeated phenomenon who defeated his previous opponents in malicious fashion something like the sport of Boxing had never seen before. Yes, there were great boxers before Tyson, but greats such as Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, and others never defeated...
Via The Front Office News
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Stiverne Attributes Loss to Dehydration & Muscle Damage

LAS VEGAS, NV- Now former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne did not appear at the post fight press conference following his loss to Deontay Wilder this past Saturday. Instead, Stiverne was admitted to a local hospital and later diagnosed with dehydration and muscle damage. Upon his release, after spending two days under a doctor’s care, cover, Stiverne addressed the media...
Via BadCulture
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bermane Stiverne released from hospital: Says severe dehydration could have killed him

Two nights after being hospitalized following his loss to Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne, his promoter, Don King, and his trainer, Don House, hosted a press conference at the MGM Grand. PROMOTER DON KING “We called this press conference because the Bermane we saw on Saturday night was not the Bermane we all know. Deontay Wilder did a very good job; this is not a press conference...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxer Stiverne released from Vegas hospital after post-fight dehydration

LAS VEGAS -- Professional boxer Bermane Stiverne has been released from a Las Vegas hospital after treatment for what his promoter said was post-fight dehydration. Stiverne and promoter Don King were set to meet reporters Monday at the MGM Grand resort, where the 36-year-old Stiverne lost a 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday to Deontay Wilder. The win kept Wilder unbeaten in...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilder wins piece of heavyweight title over Stiverne

LAS VEGAS (AP) No one doubted Deontay Wilder could punch, not after knocking out his first 32 opponents as a pro. Saturday night he showed he could box a little bit, too. And the payoff was huge. Wilder became the first American to win a piece of the heavyweight title in nearly a decade, staggering Bermane Stiverne early on his way to a 12-round unanimous decision that kept him...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos & Quotes: Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder heated final presser

There is no love lost between Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne and Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, who didn’t mince words while participating in often tense, trash-talking-filled volatile final press conference Thursday for the fight card taking place this Saturday, Jan. 17 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The hard-hitting Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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