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Vasyl Lomachenko has awesome new nickname after making Rigondeaux quit

Not only is Vasyl Lomachenko a bad man in the ring, but he also is an ace marketer.Lomachenko fought previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York and won after Rigo quit following the sixth round, citing a hand injury.Lomachenko is now 10-1 with eight knockouts, but the crazy thing is he’s now won four fights in a row by making his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2017  |  Discuss

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

With Friday's release of Hands of Stone, moviegoers and sports fans will get a crash course in remembering Roberto Duran, one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in boxing history. While the years have been at times less than kind, Duran has a history that is worth remembering.Unfortunately, Hands of Stone barely scratches the surface, choosing to focus on Duran's rise and rivalry...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard returns to site of 1st Golden Gloves title win for upcoming PBC card

Forty-two years after he captured his first National Golden Gloves Tournament title at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard returns Saturday, October 10 to the same historic building as a television analyst for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN. PBC on NBCSN is headlined by a 10-round rematch between Framingham (MA) welterweight Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Lessons from Leonard vs. Duran

By Fight Like Sugar Almost 35 years ago, hall of fame promoters Don King and Bob Arum found enough middle ground to broker one of the most significant fights of the 1980s: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto “Manos De Piedra” Duran. That marked the beginning of a trilogy that indelibly colored the legacy of both fighters. There are echoes of that historic matchup in the super-fight boxing...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather following Sugar Ray Leonard: Dubiously fighting for two WBC titles at once a la Leonard vs. Lalonde

Floyd Mayweather's upcoming rematch against Marcos Maidana will now be for both of his WBC title straps, from the Welterweight and Junior Middleweight divisions. WBC head-honcho Mauricio Sulaiman has apparently given his go ahead after Mayweather requested to do so. For Mayweather, it's a move which allows him to continue following in the historical footsteps of Sugar Ray Leonard...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No Mas: Leonard vs. Duran documentary debuts on ESPN Tuesday night

No Mas, a documentary by Emmy award-winning director Eric Drath, is set to premiere on ESPN tomorrow,  Tuesday, October 15, at 8 P.M. ET. As part of the Peabody award-winning ESPN 30 for 30 series, the film chronicles the events surrounding the legendary 1980 boxing match between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. This fight proved to be a career crossroads for two of boxing’s...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Inaugural Nevada hall of fame event tickets on sale Monday: Tyson, Leonard, De La Hoya amongst inductees

Legends Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya head up the list to be feted at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The star-studded inaugural class of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame will be officially inducted in a gala dinner on Saturday, August 10, at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino. Tickets for the event, ranging from $50 to $250, will go on sale...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Camacho shot, in critical condition

Former three-division world champion boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho, the flamboyant and often troubled Puerto Rican fighter, who was raised in New York City, was shot in the jaw in Bayamon, Puerto Rico while riding in a car on Tuesday night.  He is listed in critical condition. A man driving the car was also shot and killed.  Police have one suspect in custody according to reports...
Via The Other Paper
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Commentary Classics: Sugar Ray Leonard Vs. Thomas Hearns

The Scene: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. -- September 16, 1981. Detroit’s unbeaten welterweight star Thomas Hearns and Maryland golden boy Sugar Ray Leonard had met head on to determine an undisputed world champion. After a tentative opening, Hearns had overcome the first crises of his career and had begun to pull away into a lead on the scorecards. Closed-circuit analysts...
Via The Queensbury Rules
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard says he was sexually abused by former coach

In his new autobiography due out next month, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard says that he was sexually abused by a coach as a young boxer in the early 1970s. The New York Times has the details. Cast member Sugar Ray Leonard attends the premiere of the film “The Fighter” at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on December 6, 2010. UPI/Phil McCarten...
Via The Scores Report
May 18, 2011  |  Discuss

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