Paul Williams, who receives the BWAA’s Bill Crawford Award for “Courage in Overcoming Adversity” at the association’s annual dinner on Thursday in Las Vegas, recalls his memorable bouts with Sergio Martinez, Antonio Margarito and Winky Wright, among others.
Former heavyweight title challenger Joe Bugner was never embraced by the British media of his day but the 1970s-era contender is one of the best big men to represent the UK. Bugner – who was competitive with Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier – spoke to RingTV.com about the best he faced.
RingTV caught up with former junior lightweight and lightweight titleholder Tony “The Tiger” Lopez and talked about the best fighters the popular Californian faced during the 1980s and ’90s, among them Julio Cesar Chavez, Rocky Lockridge and John John Molina.
“Poison” Junior Jones was an immensely talented boxer-puncher from Brooklyn who won world titles at bantamweight and junior featherweight while carving out a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters of the nineties. He spoke to RingTV.com about the best opponents he ever shared the ring with.
John Conteh was Britain’s light heavyweight matinee idol during the Golden Age of the 175-pound division. The popular and affable Liverpool native, who held the WBC title from 1974-’78 and fought hall of famer Matthew Saad Muhammad among other top contenders of the day, spoke to RingTV.com about the best he faced.
Nigel Benn, one of Britain’s most savage and accomplished competitors in the late 1980s and ‘90s, remains a popular sports figure in the UK nearly 17 years after his retirement from boxing. RingTV.com recently asked the power-punching former middleweight and super middleweight titleholder to talk about the best opponents he ever faced.