Heartbreaking news out of Canastota, N.Y., as a collection of “priceless” world-title belts belonging to two of the sport’s finest practitioners have been stolen.
It was a busy weekend for our own Lee Groves and it all culminated in part three of his “Travelin’ Man” Chronicles in Canastota, NY.
RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves continues his Canastota experience in part two of his “Travelin’ Man” chronicles.
The 2015 International Boxing Hall of Fame has come and gone and our resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves was there. Read on for part one of three.
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.
Yoko Gushiken, a former junior flyweight titleholder from Japan, never believed he would enter the IBHOF but is thrilled he was wrong.
From THE RING Magazine’s series on the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, boxing scribe Bernard Fernandez profiles Riddick Bowe, the two-time heavyweight world titleholder who might’ve gone even higher had he faced more of his contemporaries.
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.
As legendary featherweight champion Naseem Hamed nears his induction in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, some will still say his career ended prematurely, but the swagger never left.
For the first time since 2001 the International Boxing Hall of Fame has amended its balloting process – and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say the changes are forward-looking. Lee Groves spoke to the IBHOF Executive Director Ed Brophy about the changes.
Former undisputed super middleweight champ and RING light heavyweight champ Joe Calzaghe recounts his amazing career during his speech at the 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Welsh southpaw retired undefeated in 46 pro bouts.
Undefeated super middleweight star Joe Calzaghe and Richard Steele, third man in the ring for some of modern boxing’s most historic bouts, in this installment of RING correspondent Bernard Fernandez’s blog from Canastota.