RingTV.com’s Lee Groves was on the scene for WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev’s defense against Jean Pascal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As always, the ‘Travelin’ Man’ provides a front row seat to his unique brand of observation.
Former welterweight champ Buddy McGirt, now a noted trainer, shared his thoughts with boxing fans during the first REAL TALK of 2015. McGirt talked about the best he fought during the 1980s and ’90s, the differences between this era and his era, fighters he’s high on (Terence Crawford) and not so high on (Adrien Broner).
The first REAL TALK of 2015 will feature former two-division champ Buddy McGirt, who has been one of the sport’s most notable trainers since he retired from fighting in 1997. Send your questions for McGirt to firstname.lastname@example.org and the veteran sage will answer them.
HBO’s Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward doesn’t offer many new insights, but does an excellent job of rekindling the drama around one of boxing’s greatest trilogies, and of portraying the friendship that evolved between two warriors beyond the ring.
Micky Ward shared his thoughts and emotions about watching Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward for the first time at the New York City premiere on Wednesday. RingTV.com’s Bill Emes also spoke to Lou DiBella, the late Gatti’s manager Pat Lynch and trainer Buddy McGirt.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.
Golden Boy Promotions has big plans for Adrien Broner’s next fight, which could be a 135-pound unificiation bout with Ricky Burns or a jump to welterweight to face Paulie Malignaggi, but the unbeaten WBC lightweight beltholder won’t discuss his potential opponents.
Kendall Holt on Friday’s bout with Lamont Peterson: “This fight, I’m going to set things up and make things happen. I have had some good sprints, some good boxing and I am ready to go a good, hard 12 rounds.”
Kendall Holt looks to rejuvenate his career against Tim Coleman on ESPN2 this Friday night, but the former titleholder is also putting in work outside the ring for life after boxing.