“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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Stiverne/Wilder Grand Fighter Arrival In Las Vegas

BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER, PROMOTER DON KING AND “RETURN TO GLORY” UNDERCARD FIGHTERS MAKE GRAND ARRIVALS AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME LAS VEGAS (Jan. 13, 2015) – “RETURN TO GLORY: Stiverne vs. Wilder” fight week is officially here as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne, undefeated No. 1 challenger Deontay...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bermane Stiverne is training to hurt Deontay Wilder in heavyweight title fight

WBC heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) has trained to hurt, not just knockout, undefeated, mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), January 17 in his first defense of the vacant title he captured last May with his sixth-round technical knocked of Chris Arreola (35-4). The 12-round Stiverne-Wilder championship fight headlines "Return To Glory," co-promoted...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa Cruz to defend title on Stiverne vs. Wilder undercard

Crowd-pleasing WBC super bantamweight titleholder Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) will put his title and unbeaten record on the line in a 12-round bout against Jesus "Estrella" Ruiz (33-5-5, 22 KOs) on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). The "Return To Glory" fight card co-promoted by Don King Productions...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

My 10 things about Marrone getting fired

1) The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world   This was about power. Plain and simple. We all know The Dougs have been at each other’s throats and sooner or later it was going to come to blows. Well, today was the final blow. We’ve documented on this site what the issues have been. Sometimes, when you come from college football, you are in essence the...
Via Buffalo Wins
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder: Both heavyweights confident entering title showdown

It’s been a longtime since there was major buzz over a heavyweight fight in the United States, but on Jan. 17 that will all change as Bermane Stiverne will defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout, which will be shown live on Showtime Championship Boxing, has a lot of excitement with all involved from the fighters, to the promoters...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Don King held liable after April 25 Lebedev-Jones cancellation

A U.S. judge found Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 world championship cruiserweight bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. The judge in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "plainly...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson fights crime and solves mysteries in new cartoon series

Mike Tyson was once a championship boxer known for having the most vicious knockouts in the history of the sport.  When his boxing career came to an end, he dabbled in acting, landing roles in films like The Hangover Parts 1 and 2.  When he got tired of that, Tyson moved onto a one-man show called 'Undisputed' where he told many of the stories that decorated his career from the...
Via Fox Sports
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A 1:1 With WIBF World Champion, Oregonian Molly McConnell

When I started exploring this topic I knew I had to reach out to the boxers if I wanted the real story from inside. Of course as with any writer in order to do that, you have to knock on doors and hope for one to open up. If the door you knocked opens, the feeling of fortune embraces you right away. But when the door opens and you get champion Molly McConnell, well that’s just...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Hines, Jason Line, John Force and Doug Kalitta discuss the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

THE MODERATOR: Andrew, what is your mindset going into the six-race championship playoffs with that No. 1 position in the Countdown?   ANDREW HINES: Right now my mindset's just to maintain what we've been doing all year long, and that's just going out there, getting round wins on Sunday. The biggest thing is trying to keep your head calm and have faith in your team and motorcycle...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Ways To Kill A Boxing Match

To fans of other sports, it’s just so obvious: The Spurs face the Heat in the NBA Finals because of course they do; the Spurs won the Western Conference and the Heat won the Eastern Conference and the two winners decide the champion. In boxing, it is never so simple, and it is especially complicated this year, which makes it almost a miracle that in the fall we will get a meeting...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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