Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
With the 30th Modern Olympiad in the history books and many of the boxing standouts of the London Games considering professional careers, RingTV.com historian Lee Groves compiled a list of the 10 best boxers who have combined Olympian heights with pro glory.
Heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora is predicting a seventh-round knockout of ex-beltholder David Haye on Saturday night.
Floyd Mayweather on Manny Pacquiao: “How my deal is structured at this particular time in the sport of boxing is that I keep 100 percent of the revenue, so why would I even give a 50-50 if I’m out there?”
Joe Frazier did not win the final major bout of his career, the unforgettable rubbermatch with arch rival Muhammad Ali, but the fierce determination he exhibited against a fellow great fighter in oppressively hot conditions is what defined his legacy.