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Sugar Ray Leonard will act as presenter at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame August 8th

Rich Marotta, the president and CEO of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday that Sugar Ray Leonard has confirmed his attendance at the third annual induction gala on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace. Leonard, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist, was a member of the inaugural class of NVBHOF inductees in 2013 and last year presented his one-time rival Roberto Duran for...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will 'Sharknado 3' premiere propel Mariners, other teams to hot streaks?

This week could be important for the Seattle Mariners - extremely important, in fact. After Tuesday night's big pinch-hit grand slam off the bat of Franklin Gutierrez propelled them to a thrilling 11-9 win over the Detroit Tigers, the M's could very well be on the cusp of a hot streak. You see, 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' will premiere on SyFy Wednesday night. Yes, there's a relevance...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 61: I’d Rather Have Sugar Ray by George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and George Bissell take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.
Via Baseball Prospectus
12 days ago  |  Discuss

British boxing buzz: Campbell vs. Coyle set for August 1; Paul Butler eager to begin comeback

Campbell and Coyle clash in official World title eliminator Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle have reflected on their bitter exchange of words at yesterday’s press conference in Hull ahead of their official eliminator for the WBC Lightweight title at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on August 1. The Hull pair have been on a collision course for over a year and Campbell drew...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Take Two From Lehigh Valley

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett Braves’ catcher Wil Nieves delivered a three-run double with two outs in the penultimate inning of a seven-inning contest Wednesday to propel the G-Braves (21-25) to their second win of the day over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-29) at Coolray Field. Nieves knocked a pitch from Lehigh Valley left-handed starter Joely Rodriguez (L, 2-4) into the...
Via i70baseball
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short for Gwinnett Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves (15-17) nearly came from three runs down to steal a victory from the Syracuse Chiefs (14-18) on Tuesday, but left the bases loaded in the ninth inning to lose 5-4 in the second game of a four-game series at Coolray Field. The G-Braves entered the final frame down 5-2, but a single, a walk and back-to-back run-scoring doubles against right...
Via i70baseball
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Blank Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday

MOOSIC, PA – The Gwinnett Braves (13-14) won for the fifth time through their first six games in May with a 5-0 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (13-15) Thursday night in the final game of their three-game series at PNC Field. It was the second shutout by the Gwinnett pitching staff in the past five games, including a 5-0 shutout of the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday...
Via i70baseball
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Blast Mud Hens 15-1

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves’ (9-13) offense exploded for its most prolific performance of the season by far in a 15-1 drubbing of the Toledo Mud Hens (10-11) Friday at Coolray Field. The G-Braves took game two of the four-game series against the Mud Hens thanks to 19 hits, their most in a single game since also pounding out 19 on July 20, 2014 in an 11-3 victory...
Via i70baseball
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

TQBR Roundtable, Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Edition

Depending on whom you ask, this is the biggest fight since Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard or Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier. I’m not quite sure where it ranks on a biggest fights list, but Mayweather vs Pacquiao damn sure the biggest fight of this young century. The two best fighters of their generation are finally facing each other, and we here at TQBR are ******* pumped. Distances...
Via Bloguin Best
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

TQBR Roundtable, Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Edition

Depending on whom you ask, this is the biggest fight since Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard or Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier. I’m not quite sure where it ranks on a biggest fights list, but Mayweather vs Pacquiao damn sure the biggest fight of this young century. The two best fighters of their generation are finally facing each other, and we here at TQBR are ******* pumped. Distances...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitol Hill Buzz: A boxer in the Senate is ready for rumble

WASHINGTON (AP) The prospect of Saturday's bout pitting Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao had a retired, self-described minor league boxer fondly recalling his role and love of the sport. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., spoke with bemusement on the Senate floor Thursday about the big-time fight in Las Vegas, reminiscing about his work as a boxing judge and describing...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali Reminds Floyd Mayweather, World That He’s The Greatest

Before Floyd Mayweather was even born, Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest.” And Ali made sure Mayweather — and the rest of the world — remembered that Monday. Mayweather declared last week that he’s better than the all-time greats, including Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. Even George Foreman, who was 40-0 when he was defeated by Ali in 1974, agreed with...
Via NESN.com
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves cut Juan Jaime and bring up Sugar Ray Marimon

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have designated right-hander Juan Jaime for assignment and selected the contract of right-hander Sugar Ray Marimon from Triple-A Gwinnett. Jaime walked four while getting four outs in his first two games. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday the move was made because ''you need somebody in the game who throws strikes.'' Jaime was the loser in Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard visits SportsCenter to discuss Mayweather-Pacquiao

Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus today for an ESPN Car Wash, appearing on several ESPN shows, including SportsCenter to discuss the much anticipated May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight and more. In the photo here, you see ESPN’s Jay Crawford and Chris McKendry with Sugar Ray Leonard on the set of SportsCenter. Sugar...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Q&A interview with Lloyd Ellett: Looking to break out in British scene at 154 lbs

After quietly building an unbeaten 16 fight slate over the past three years, Brighton 154-lb fighter ‘Lightening Lloyd’ Ellett intends to explode onto the British scene in 2015. Formerly an English and British universities champion, the Scott Welch managed 28 year old makes his BoxNation debut on Friday night’s fabulous looking York Hall card, knowing he has to shine. They...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Premier Boxing Champions debut on NBC in primetime a mixed bag in ratings

NBC is pouring a lot of resources into making the Premier Boxing Champions a success and resurrecting the sport on the national scene.  Not only resources in money and airtime, but resources in announcers as well.  The peacock assembled an all-star roster of Al Michaels, Marv Albert, and Sugar Ray Leonard for the broadcasts.  Needless to say, NBC was betting big on boxing, which...
Via Awful Announcing
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Thurman vs. Guerrero starts new era of boxing back on primetime network TV starting this Saturday

In the days of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Sugar Ray Leonard, sports fans could tune in during primetime on network television and catch the greatest sports stars of the day in the biggest events in the world, without it costing them a cent. With NBC bringing fights back to primetime network television, the glory days of boxing are making a comeback. NBC’s last primetime bout...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Weekend in Combat Sports

  As always, live fights are in BOLD. Live/premiere programming is in ITALICS. MMA programming is in ORANGE. Boxing programming is in RED. Kickboxing/Karate/Muay Thai programming is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN.   Friday February 27 1:30am: UFC 184 Countdown (Fox Sports 2)2:30am...
Via Undercard Superstar
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Crawford Named 2014 BWAA Fighter Of The Year

Photo credit – Chris Farina/Top Rank TERENCE CRAWFORD 2014 BWAA FIGHTER OF THE YEAR With three impressive victories against highly credible opponents in 2014, Omaha, Neb., native Terence “Bud” Crawford served notice that he has arrived as one of boxing’s newest and most exciting stars. But perhaps his most significant victory for the year just past comes nearly two months...
Via BadCulture
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Terence Crawford named fighter of year by boxing writers

Lightweight Terence "Bud" Crawford, who won three fights in 2014, has been voted fighter of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Crawford's biggest win came at home in Omaha, Nebraska, against former Olympic gold medalist Yuriokis Gamboa. Crawford won the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award in a vote by members of the BWAA. He won the WBO version of the...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame welcomes 21 new members, including Muhammad Ali & Sugar Ray Robinson

Legendary boxers Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson headline the 21-person 2015 Class of Inductees into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. It is a star-studded cast which includes many of the finest boxers in the sport’s history. Rich Marotta, the Hall’s founder and chief executive officer, made the announcement Thursday during a news conference at the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson and Lennox Lewis among 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inductees

Photo credit: NVBHOF The 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame list of inductees was released Thursday, headlined by legendary boxers Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. The third class of Hall of Famers were picked in four categories, including: Nevada resident boxers, non-Nevada resident boxers, Pioneers and non-boxer participants. Other inductees include, Lennox Lewis, Felix Trinidad...
Via Fight Hub TV
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC is bringing The Matrix to boxing … well, sort of

Ever since The Matrix came out in 1999, networks have tried to recreate the now-famous 360-degree bullet-dodging effect that wowed audiences. CBS tried the much-hyped “EyeVision” in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 and again at various NCAA Final Fours. It eventually was dropped. ESPN tried it in their NHL on ABC coverage in the early aughts. NBC installed cameras at AT&T Stadium...
Via Awful Announcing
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Golden Gloves back at Empire City Casino on March 11

The iconic New York Daily News Golden Gloves returns to Empire City Casino ‎ for the fifth consecutive year on Wednesday, ‎ March 11. The 2015 semi-finals of the fabled amateur boxing tournament will be hosted on the casino’s fourth floor. The oldest and most esteemed amateur event in the U.S., celebrating its 88th anniversary this season, has produced generations of legendary...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Marv Albert and Sugar Ray Leonard are NBC’s boxing announcing team

NBC will try to achieve what has seemingly been impossible since the turn of the millennium – make boxing a premier sport once again.  The peacock is committing more resources towards the sport on free over-the-air television than has been seen in generations to make it happen, though.  After announcing Al Michaels as the host of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC, the network today...
Via Awful Announcing
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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