Four decades after the final meeting between the bitter rivals, Telegraph sports writer Gareth A Davies talks to key figures from ‘The Thrilla In Manila.’
Veteran boxing scribe Joe Santoliquito says the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is one of those rare generational occurrences featuring two boxers that have grabbed the general public’s imagination. With this in mind, the president of the Boxing Writers Assoc. of America takes an unscientific look at the 10 biggest mega-fights in history, based on their event appeal.
Fans share thoughts on Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense against Martin Murray, the British challenger’s merits, and what should be next for GGG in this week’s Monday mailbag; plus rants on Danny Garcia, Billy Joe Saunders, a Tyson-Frazier mythical matchup, and an email from Dougie’s wife.
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer shares his thoughts on compiling a list of the 20 greatest boxers since World War II for a story that appears in the October 2014 issue of THE RING and explains why Floyd Mayweather Jr., among other modern-era stars, did not make the cut.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn what motivated undefeated Gary Russell Jr. to be the fighter he is today and much more.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us news on Golden Boy Promotions and Bernard Hopkins’ most recent accolades and much more.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Promotions will contribute to fund the completion of the Joe Frazier statue that will stand nine feet tall outside Philadelphia’s sports stadium complex.
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.
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the personal physician and a cornerman for Muhammad Ali during most of the former heavyweight champ’s legendary career, recalls the often forgotten second meeting between Ali and greatest rival of “The Greatest,” Joe Frazier. Tuesday, Jan. 28, marks the 40th anniversary of “Super Fight II.”
Forty-three years ago today, one of the most anticipated comebacks in boxing history began when Muhammad Ali emerged from a 43-month exile to score a three-round TKO over Jerry Quarry. Ali’s return wasn’t just a sporting spectacle it was a social happening that struck at the heart of a deeply divided nation.
The bottom five of Lee Groves’ 10 list of notable showdowns between unbeaten fighters were Curry-McCrory (10), Calzaghe-Kessler (9), Frazier-Foreman I (8), Holmes-Spinks I (7) and Gomez-Zarate (6). What fights make up the top five? Read on and find out.
Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez says that undefeated WBA middleweight beltholder will make short work of Curtis Stevens should a deal come to fruition for the duo to meet on Nov. 2 on HBO.
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
In accepting his award for Fighter of the Year, an emotional Nonito Donaire spoke of coming a long way since being the “small, frail, asthmatic little boy” of his childhood.