Continuing the Legacy: Mexico vs. Puerto Rico Boxing Rivalry

In 1981, Puerto Rican Wilfedo Gomez stepped into the ring with Mexican Salvador Sanchez in the start of a fight that would set the precedent for the Mexico-Puerto Rico boxing rivalry. The fight would prove to be a treat for boxing fans everywhere, and in essence helped motivate the boxing world to build up a constructive rivalry for the good of the sport. Truly, the chemistry between...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s amazing that Oscar De La Hoya’s Playboy promotional piece just tricked America

Oscar De La Hoya is garnering plenty of attention right now for his “open letter” to Floyd Mayweather published on Playboy.com, and set to appear in the magazine’s December issue. He’s sharing a popular sentiment among certain boxing fans, and one which particularly resonates with newfound boxing “fans” who couldn’t have picked out Manny Pacquiao from a police lineup...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Trinidad to attend induction to Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

Felix “Tito” Trinidad, an International Boxing Hall of Fame member beloved by fans for his sunny demeanor outside the ring and his devastating knockouts inside of it, announced he will attend the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend. The event will be held Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8. The induction ceremony itself will be at Caesars Palace, where...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle of unbeatens Julian Williams vs. Eliezer Gonzalez this Thursday in Vegas

Undefeated Julian "J Rock" Williams (16-0-1, 10 KO's) is preparing for his showdown with fellow undefeated Eliezer Gonzalez (14-0, 9 KO's) on Thursday, September 11 at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 24 year-old Williams of Philadelphia has been climbing the ranks and gaining attention due to his spectacular performances on willingness to take on anyone while doing in front...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

How much longer can Floyd Mayweather stay at the top?

Does Maidana Fight Show Proof that Floyd Mayweather is Now Declining? Floyd Mayweather is 37 years old in a sport that is usually very unforgiving of age. More pertinent is that Mayweather's style, that of the defensive, counter-punching slickster, is one that doesn't hold out very well down the long stretch. Conventional gym wisdom is that reflexes and speed are the first things...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Puerto Rico boxer Felix Trinidad reaches debt deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser.
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Amateur standout Milton Santiago Jr makes pro debut on Feb 7th in Philly

On Friday night, February 7th at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia, 17 year-old Milton Santiago Jr. will make his anticipated pro debut against Moses Molina in a Jr. Welterweight bout. Santiago of Warminster, Pennsylvania had an amateur record of 184-12 and won a staggering 59 tournaments is ready for the occasion. "I feel great and this is a dream come true. I...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Miguel Cotto Battles Ricardo Torres, Stops Him

(Miguel Cotto revels in his hard fought win over Ricardo Torres; photo credit: AP) When Bernard Hopkins effectively ended Felix Trinidad's run as a world class fighter with an emphatic stoppage in 2001, a sort of vacuum of power was created in Puerto Rican boxing. Era after era, Puerto Rico essentially overachieved in the sport despite simply not being home to that many people...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Huge holiday lineup of classic fights on Fox Deportes: Mayweather, Canelo, De La Hoya & more

Boxing superstars past, present and future will help fans celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, as FOX Deportes delivers two action-packed days filled with more than 15 hours of classic fights. On Monday, December 23 and Sunday, December 29, 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinidad, current superstars Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez, Juan Manuel...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Oscar De La Hoya’s official statement on being inducted to the IBHOF

Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to congratulate company President Oscar De La Hoya on his induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The announcement was made earlier this week by International Boxing Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. Here's what De La Hoya had to say about being inducted to the IBHOF: "I am honored and appreciative to be inducted into the...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Barry Hearn to be inducted into IBHOF in 2014, along with Calzaghe, De La Hoya and Trinidad

Barry Hearn will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The legendary promoter joins fighting stars Joe Calzaghe, Oscar de la Hoya and Felix Trinidad in the list of inductees for 2014 and will attend the 25th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend on June 5-8 in Canastota, New York, with the culmination of a week of festivities being the Official Enshrinement Ceremony on the...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Boxing Hall Of Fame Class Announced

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2013, 1:00 p.m. BOXERS JOE CALZAGHE, OSCAR DE LA HOYA AND FELIX TRINIDAD ELECTED TO INT’L BOXING HALL OF FAME Barry Hearn, Richard Steele, Graham Houston and Neil Leifer  also enter Hall of Fame CANASTOTA, NY – DECEMBER 4, 2013 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall. Living...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

De La Hoya headlines 2014 class of boxing Hall of Fame

Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe head the class of 2014 to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Also to be enshrined are George Chaney, Charles Ledoux and Mike O'Dowd in the old-timer category, while Tom Allen is the lone honoree in the pioneer category. The 25th class includes promoter Barry Hearn, referee Richard Steele, journalist Graham Houston...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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