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Bowe, Mancini head Boxing Hall of Fame's new class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) Riddick Bowe, who beat undisputed champion Evander Holyfield to win the heavyweight boxing title in 1992, and popular lightweight champion Ray ''Boom Boom'' Mancini have been selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Also selected were featherweight champion ''Prince'' Naseem Hamed, light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken, manager Rafael...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Heavyweight Champ Wladimir Klitschko Knocks Out Kubrat Pulev in the 5th Round

If you are a fairweather boxing fan like myself you know the big names in the game. Back when Iron Mike was fighting you found a way to watch the fight. When Evander Holyfield was still a bad man you watched once or twice. Heck, you might have even known who George Foreman was outside of his awesome grill.But you grow tired of these strategic fighters that go the distance all the...
Via FatManWriting
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Evander Kane Lands Wicked Right In Fight With Simon Despres

  Evander Kane is named after Evander Holyfield, according to the Pittsburgh Penguins TV guys so if you’re Simon Despres and you’re going...
Via Busted Coverage
November 07, 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

Backstage RAW News – More Visitors, Popular Gimmick, More

– The gimmick of Damien Sandow mimicking The Miz during his matches is a “big backstage hit” according to a source. – Scott Hall’s son Cody was backstage at RAW last night. He arrived with DDP and Jake “The Snake” Roberts. As previously reported, Ric Flair, Evander Holyfield and TLC’s Chili (singer) were also backstage visiting at RAW. – For what it’s worth, there...
Via WZR Online
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Update On The Backstage RAW Visitors, RAW Backstage Pass

– As noted latte late night here on the website, Ric Flair, Jake Roberts, Brad Maddox and DDP were all backstage at RAW as were Evander Holyfield, Chili from TLC, Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics and ESPN’s Brad Nessler. None of the NXT talent was backstage though. – The post-RAW Backstage Pass featured Byron Saxton, Alex Riley and Booker T discussing what happened at...
Via WZR Online
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Elijah Holyfield emerging as another real deal

ATLANTA (AP) Elijah Holyfield doesn't shy away from contact, has great balance and is hard to bring down. The high school running back inherited those traits from his father, five-time boxing champion Evander Holyfield. Now, colleges from Ohio State to Georgia are taking notice, especially after the young Holyfield opened this season with a seven-touchdown game. Only a junior at...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayweather Now Has 4 of the 5 Biggest Gates in Vegas Boxing History

The Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 PPV numbers exceeded expectations (coming in around 925k PPV buys) and the gate for the event was the 5th biggest of all-time according to ESPN. Here are the top 5 and you will notice Mayweather was involved in 4 and 3 as the A-Side of PPV. 1. Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez ($20,003,150 from 16,146 tickets sold in September 2013). 2. Mayweather-Oscar...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep an eye on Evander Holyfield’s son

We don’t get into recruiting or high school football too much around these parts but it always interests me when a familiar name pops up, especially when it is the son of a former boxing heavyweight champion. The Real Deal: Evander Holyfield’s son Elijah is a beast on the football field. Photos http://t.co/q9exYM8ZV6 pic.twitter.com/iqGnCof4rH — MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 6, 2014
Via Bloguin Best
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep an eye on Evander Holyfield’s son

We don’t get into recruiting or high school football too much around these parts but it always interests me when a familiar name pops up, especially when it is the son of a former boxing heavyweight champion. The Real Deal: Evander Holyfield’s son Elijah is a beast on the football field. Photos http://t.co/q9exYM8ZV6 pic.twitter.com/iqGnCof4rH — MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 6, 2014
Via The Student Section
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Evander Holyfield’s son scores 7 TDs in a high school game (Video)

Elijah Holyfield is considered a four-star prospect in the class of 2016. He is also the son of former boxing champion Evander Holyfield. Elijah plays for Atlanta Woodward Academy and he turned heads last Friday night. Elijah scored 7 touchdowns in a 42-13 win over Decatur. I’m sure that this video will be reviewed by a lot of college coaches in the future. Related posts: Evander...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Evander Holyfield's son starts his HS season with seven TDs

If his father packed a wallop like this, he might still be heavyweight boxing  champion of the world. Running back Elijah Holyfield, son of retired heavyweight fighter Evander Holyfield, scored seven touchdowns Friday to help Woodward Academy beat Decatur 45-13 in a Georgia high school football game. Holyfield, a junior who has already attracted some attention from Big Ten and SEC...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NVBHOF 2014 induction and awards ceremony highlights

For any athlete besides the fame and the fortune a sport can bring awards and honors are as good as anything money can buy. In its second year the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame handed out its annual hall of fame inductions and awards to a wide array of honorees at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Saturday. The list of honorees, headlined by Evander Holyfield who was inducted...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MSN video redirect Mike Tyson gives Evander Holyfield Hall of Fame speech

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Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NVBHOF induction ceremony photo gallery

The 2nd annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner was held Saturday night at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It was a who’s who of recognizable faces in the sport of boxing, bringing out everyone from the likes of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield to film star and boxing fanatic Rosie Perez. Holyfield and Roberto Duran headlined the list of inductees, which included...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FNF results: Willie Nelson wins but survives scare, Escalera hands Nemesapati 1st loss

Friday night at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, NV, just outside of Reno, top-rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson showed some heart, surviving two separate scares from heavy-handed Mexican Luis Grajeda, to win a 10-round unanimous decision. The WBC #5-rated Nelson used his size, reach and superior boxing ability to control the early action, but was rocked...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Ruiz & Peter Manfredo to be inducted into Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame

Former two-time WBA heavyweight champion John "The Quietman" Ruiz and Peter "The Pride of Providence" Manfredo, Jr. lead a six-member Class of 2014 into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF). New members will be inducted at the 10TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, November 8 in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The new CBHOF inductees also includes referee...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

June 28th 1997, The Day That Changed Vancouver

  If you ask most people what happened on June 28th 1997, the will probably answer the day Mike Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfield, but to Vancouver, it was a day that almost destroyed the Canucks. On June 28th 1997, the Vancouver Canucks signed Mark Messier to a 5 year deal paying him […]
Via The Hockey Report
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyson to present Holyfield during induction into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame: Report

Mike Tyson will get another chance to chew on the ear of Evander Holyfield when he will present Holyfield at his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame next month.Tyson, who famously took a bite of his opponent's ear during a 1997 title fight and was disqualified, is sure to lay on the shtick when his most famous opponent is inducted at the Tropicana on Aug. 9.Since then,...
Via The Other Paper
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson to present Evander Holyfield at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

The next time you are mad at someone and have a hard time getting over it, consider the case of Evander Holyfield, who once had part of his right ear bitten off by Mike Tyson during a boxing match in 1997. Not only has Holyfield forgiven Tyson, he is pleased that Tyson will present him with his induction trophy on Aug. 9 when Holyfield enters the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. "This...
Via Fox Sports West
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson To Present Evander Holyfield at Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame

A lot has changed in the 17 years following the infamous heavyweight championship bout when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear. They’ve starred in commercials together, helped each other in their business endeavors and now Tyson will be presenting Holyfield at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Tyson said that it’s going to be a “privilege and high honor”...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into Hall of Fame

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are forever linked by a slight case on cannibalism. Nothing makes that more evident than by the announcement that Tyson will be inducting Holyfield into the Boxing Hall of Fame on  Auguest 9th at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. In the report published by ESPN.com, Tyson, who will hand Holyfield his Hall of Fame trophy, called the opportunity to present...
Via Ring Kings
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Evander Holyfield on feels Deontay WIlder can bring the heavyweight division back. Speaks on NVBHOF induction.

We all know that the heavyweight division is a distant memory of what it was back in the 90′s and late 2000′s. For many boxing fans, the sole reason why they became fans in the first place was due to classic heavyweight battles. There’s something about really really big dudes bashing each other over the head that has us in awe. The bigger they are the harder they fall right...
Via Fight Hub TV
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayweather’s PPV Numbers Won’t Be Released Going Forward

People are obsessed with numbers. When a player signs in free agency or gets a new contract, what is the first thing we talked about? How many years, how much money and what is guaranteed. In Boxing, believe it or not, what a fighter is making isn’t the number that drives the conversation, it is the PPV numbers. Maybe because PPV numbers for a long time has determined who is the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Erislandy Lara still boasting big in fight week: I forced the fight, he didn’t want it, I’ll pick him apart

Erislandy Lara has said he doesn’t owe Canelo Alvarez anything other than left hands as he prepares do battle with the Mexican superstar this weekend. Despite being one of the divisions most avoided fighters Lara says isn’t indebted to the former unified champion for taking the fight. The 31-year-old has earned a reputation as a slick and polished competitor having honed his...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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