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.
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.
If Miguel Cotto defeats Sergio Martinez he will equal the feats of Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran who were also former welterweight stars that won the middleweight title, however, many hall of famers and even great fighters were unable to do it.
With Hall of Fame weekend upon us, boxing’s greats aren’t just excited about Saturday night’s middleweight championship bout between Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto; they have their opinions on who will emerge victorious.
According to Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia, former three-division champion Felix “Tito” Trinidad is broke and seeking court-mandated relief on his personal debt after finding out that his top aide, Jose “Pepe” Ramos, squandered over $63 million on now-worthless government bonds.
Their 175-pound unification bout is not until April 19, but IBF beltholder Bernard Hopkins already claims to have begun to control WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov as if having placed him under a spell.
Fox Deportes will air classic Golden Boy Promotions fights involving Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trindad, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, among others on Dec. 23 and Dec. 29.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins is scheduled to be a guest on Wednesday’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show.
IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins says he hopes to unify the all of the major titles in the 175-pound divison prior to his 50th birthday.
Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe were elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Modern category this year, the Hall announced on Wednesday. The three superstars will officially be inducted on June 8, 2014.
Bernard Hopkins on Karo Murat: “I need a stoppage, definitely. I haven’t had a knockout since 2004.”
What would have happened if Mike Tyson fought George Foreman, if Oscar De La Hoya fought Kostya Tszyu or if James Toney fought Gerald McClellan? Here’s a list of 10 elite showdowns that could have taken place at one time but didn’t for various reasons. Anson Wainwright asked three top matchmakers to tell us what might’ve happened if they had.
Danny Garcia on his imminent rise from 140 to 147 pounds: “I beat the best fighters at 140. What else do you want me to do?”