RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves makes his annual jaunt to Canastota, New York for a milestone in the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s history: its 25th anniversary. As usual, Lee brings us along for the trip, this time, in a three-part journal.
RingTV.com’s Travelin’ Man Lee Groves provides a CompuBox analysis of the recent HBO tripleheader in Atlantic City where Guillermo Rigondeaux continued his boxing excellence which has split the boxing world into a raging debate regarding the Cuban’s worth as a TV attraction. Groves gives his thoughts on Rigondeaux.
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.
In part two of Travelin’ Man in Quebec City, Lee Groves considers the Fighter of the Year merits of Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, who recently co-headlined in Quebec where RingTV.com’s resident historian worked the CompuBox keys for the HBO Boxing After Dark show.
RingTV.com’s Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves, provides a CompuBox statistical analysis of Manny Pacquiao’s dominant 12-round decision over Brandon Rios last Saturday. Groves’ fight stats reflect an active and accurate Pacquiao, but when comparing Rios’ power-punch connect rate to the veteran’s past 18 opponents, he sees where the future hall of famer might be slowing down.
Just four days after coming home from Verona, N.Y., the Travelin’ Man was back on the road to begin the second of five trips that will run through Dec. 14. His latest destination was New York City to work the CompuBox keys for the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios HBO pay-per-view show.
Lee Groves, RingTV.com’s resident historian and CompuBox road warrior, traveled to the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., twice this month to work the Punch Stat keys for Showtime-televised cards. His most recent trip was for the Chris Arreola-Seth Mitchell headlined show.