Thirty-five years ago today, boxing observers believed they would witness a rare event – the coronation of two superstars: Sugar Ray Leonard, who was favored to beat WBC welterweight titleholder Wilfredo Benitez, and Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a 4-to-1 choice to unseat undisputed middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo.
Ring TV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves’ trip to Bethlehem, PA went off without a hitch. What’s next? Counting punches and watching Kovalev-Hopkins.
Twenty years ago today, a crisply delivered one-two from George Foreman drove lineal heavyweight champion Michael Moorer to the floor, ignited explosive cheers that tested the MGM Grand’s foundation and allowed Foreman to shatter records, annihilate conventional wisdom and exorcise two-decade old demons.
Forty years ago today, Muhammad Ali took the final step of a seven-year odyssey to regain what he and his supporters felt should have been his all along – the heavyweight championship. RingTV.com revisits Ali’s eighth-round knockout of George Foreman in Kinshasa and the many stories around boxing’s first global event.
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.
The Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves is at it again, counting punches for CompuBox and sharing all the details with RingTV.com readers. This time, Lee returns to Foxwoods…again.
RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves returns to Foxwoods Resort Casino for yet another punch-counting adventure. But first, we get a solid history lesson on boxing’s demise on terrestrial television.
From Sept. 5-10 all five world flyweight titles – THE RING championship and the four major sanctioning bodies – will be on the line in three excellent matchups. In honor of the often over-looked division, Lee Groves presents 10 of the most notable 112-pound championships of all time.
In part two of Lee Groves’ journal chronicling his recent return to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man broaches the topic of questionable judging in the wake of Vyacheslav Glazkov vs. Derric Rossy.
RingTV’s resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves is on the road again…and he’s not alone as he makes another quest to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.