In the first of two installments of “The Travelin’ Man Chronicles,” historian/writer/punch-counter Lee Groves relives his trip to Atlantic City to work this past weekend’s card topped by Curtis Stevens’ 46-second destruction of Patrick Majewski.
The first of the final two legs of “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves’ five-week “Stretch Drive” to end 2013 saw him work the CompuBox keys on an HBO-televised tripleheader involving Guillermo Rigondeaux in Atlantic City, where he learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela and the death of the South African icon’s favorite boxer, Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala.
Lee Groves was on hand in Atlantic City to witness “The Alien” Bernard Hopkins add another layer to his already “otherworldly” accomplishments by decisioning Karo Murat. The Travelin’ Man provides a fascinating historical and statistical analysis of Hopkins’ latest victory and legendary career.
When Lee Groves was tabbed to work the CompuBox keys for the Showtime Championship Boxing card topped by Bernard Hopkins’ IBF light heavyweight title defense against Karo Murat he was thrilled. When he found out it was to be staged in Atlantic City, he was even happier because of the city’s historic place in boxing.
Promoter Dan Goossen discussed three-time belt winner Paul Williams, heavyweight Chris Arreola and an IBF eliminator between Tony Thompson and Eddie Chambers.