FUTURE OF BOXING
The FUTURE OF BOXING is a beautiful hardcover book featuring breathtaking photos of the greatest fighters and fights while capturing the thoughts and feelings boxing legends have about the sport they love — it’s past, present and future — through 55 exclusive interviews.
Each of the 55 interviews conducted by author Alexandre Choko have been captured on video and presented to THE RING as an exclusive feature on RingTV.com. Each week RingTV.com will present a 2- to 5-minute segment from this amazing collection of personal videos, some of which were conducted in the fighters’ homes.
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FUTURE OF BOXING: Former world heavyweight champs, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis talk about the importance their mothers had in molding and supporting them to become men who would one day win the biggest prize in sports.
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INTRODUCTION: The author of the FUTURE OF BOXING, Alexandre Choko, explains the motivation behind his book with the help of clips from his interviews with late great boxing icons Alexis Arguello, Jose Torres and Angelo Dundee, plus former heayweight champ Lennox Lewis, former heavyweight contender George Chuvalo and THE RING 122-pound champ Nonito Donaire.
SACRIFICE: Hall of Famers Jake LaMotta, Mike Tyson, Nino Benvenuti, Azumah Nelson and referee Joe Cortez discuss the sacrifices that all fighters must make. Former four-division titleholder Roy Jones Jr., former super middleweight and light heavyweight champ Joe Calzaghe, the late Sir Henry Cooper and Chuvalo also recount stories of what they had to do to achieve their dreams.
BEGINNINGS: Late great boxing historian Bert Sugar gives his insight on what makes a young man pick up a pair of boxing gloves, while hall of famers Arguello, Benvenuti, LaMotta, Tyson and Sugar Ray Leonard, as well as future hall of famers Evander Holyfield and Joe Calzaghe, and RING champ Nonito Donarie share deeply personal stories of what sparked their inner desire to become a fighter.
THE QUESTION: What is the future of boxing? Former heavyweight champs George Foreman and Lewis, plus Benvenuti, Donaire and George Foreman III, try to answer this loaded question while explaining what makes boxing so unique, enticing and enduring. Benvenuti describes boxing as “immortal.” Foreman Sr. believes today’s better athletes help the sport. Donaire says “heart” and human spirit will always fuel boxing.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA recounts h pisersonal and highly pivotal decision to turn professional after achieving his lifelong goal of winning an Olympic gold medal in the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. The 10-time world titleholder and president of Golden Boy Promotions also gives his thoughts on the future of boxing.
TRAINING: The legends of the sport – including Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Angelo Dundee and Alexis Arguello – discuss the many methods and importance of training and physical/mental preparation.
ANGELO DUNDEE: Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of late, legendary trainer Angelo Dundee talking to his greatest pupil, Muhammad Ali, on the phone in 2007.
FONDEST MEMORIES: Living legend Jake LaMotta, hall of famer Sugar Ray Leonard, and the late, great Alexis Arguello, among others recall their fondest memories in boxing and in life.
HISPANIC FIGHTERS: Alexandre Choko spoke to many of legendary Hispanic fighters in order to complete his book, among them were all-time great boxers who have since passed away, including Cuban amateur icon Teofilo Stevenson.
GEORGE FOREMAN: Alexandre Choko recounts what it was like to be in the sagely presence of George Foreman, who gives his thoughts on boxing’s sanctioning organizations. Choko also speaks to Foreman’s fighting son, George “Monk” Foreman III.
OLD TIMERS FUN MOMENTS: Jake LaMotta, the oldest living former world champ, and the late, great likes of Carmen Basilio, Angelo Dundee and Bert Sugar regale Alexandre Choko with humorous answers to his questions and fun moments from their past.
FUTURE OF BOXING author Alexandre Choko received a special thrill when he sat down to interview the man who made him a boxing fan, Sugar Ray Leonard, who discussed meeting namesake, Ray Charles, and the resilience of the sport.
PENSION PLAN: Geroge Foreman, Evander Holyfield and the late, great Alexis Arguello spoke about the need for a pension plan for professional boxers, as well as an athletes’ union in the sport.