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RingTv image Hall of Fame: Lampley, Mancini highlight induction ceremony

Hall of Fame: Lampley, Mancini highlight induction ceremony

Jim Lampley’s turn at the podium, along with that of former lightweight champ Ray Mancini, was the highlight of the 26th annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend on Sunday in Canastota, New York. Riddick Bowe, Naseem Hamed, Yoko Gushiken, Nigel Collins, Steve Smoger and Rafael Mendoza joined Lampley and Mancini in the IBHOF’s Class of 2015.

RingTv image Hall of Fame: Nino Benvenuti, Sergio Martinez weigh-in on Cotto-Canelo

Hall of Fame: Nino Benvenuti, Sergio Martinez weigh-in on Cotto-Canelo

Bernard Fernandez caught up with former cruiserweight champ Marvin Camel, former light heavyweight and heavyweight champ Michael Spinks and former middleweight champs Nino Benvenuti and Sergio Martinez during induction weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Benvenuti and Martinez shared their thoughts on the potential Cotto-Canelo clash and whether the winner will face Gennady Golovkin.

RingTv image IBHOF inductee Steve Smoger has seen the world thanks to boxing

IBHOF inductee Steve Smoger has seen the world thanks to boxing

From his first refereeing assignment in his home state of New Jersey in 1979 to the present, Steve Smoger has worked fight cards in 36 countries and territories, as well as 26 states in the U.S. The fan-favorite referee, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend, is grateful for the world-travel experience as he closes in on 1,000 bouts worked.

RingTv image From THE RING Magazine: Golden games

From THE RING Magazine: Golden games

From the September 2014 issue of THE RING Magazine: The nine gold medals won by the U.S. team in 1984 is a record for the ages. Regular contributor Bernard Fernandez revisits the squad on its 30th anniversary.

RingTv image Fathers knew best for IBHOF inductees

Fathers knew best for IBHOF inductees

Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe all made a point to profusely thank their fathers for putting them on the path that led to their inductions to the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday and official certification as boxing legends.

RingTv image Matthew Saad Muhammad always brought his ‘A’ game

Matthew Saad Muhammad always brought his ‘A’ game

Matthew Saad Muhammad, the former WBC light heavyweight champ who was 59 when he died Sunday morning of Lou Gehrig’s disease, always brought his “A” game. The “A” stood for action and Saad Muhammad was one of the most exciting fighters of all time.

RingTv image Hall of Fame: Even the stars can be starstruck in Canastota

Hall of Fame: Even the stars can be starstruck in Canastota

Former two-time light heavyweight champ and cruiserweight titleholder Virgil Hill, a Class of 2013 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, was as awestruck by the great boxers assembled at this past weekend’s induction festivities in Canastota, N.Y., as the many fans who attended.

RingTv image THE RING, RingTV.com wins 11 BWAA awards

THE RING, RingTV.com wins 11 BWAA awards

Congratulations to Bernard Fernandez and Norm Frauenheim for placing in the Boxing Writers Assoc. of America’s 2012 “Bernie” awards with articles written for THE RING magazine. THE RING and RingTV.com also grabbed nine honorable mentions in the annual writing contest.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man goes to Philadelphia – part II

Travelin’ Man goes to Philadelphia – part II

In part II of Lee Groves’ Travelin’ Man trip to Philadelphia the CompuBox wizard gets an education on the city’s boxing culture from veteran fight scribe Bernard Fernandez before counting punches for the entire NBC Sports Net Fight Night card.