Thirty years ago today, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns somehow exceeded the extreme expectations created by promoters, fans and media. Their eight minutes of fury was a savage symphony of violence that ended up lifting both victor and vanquished to legendary status.
Today, April 5, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the world heavyweight title bout between Jack Johnson and Jess Willard. With an incredible run-up to the bout between two incredible personalities, our resident historian, Lee Groves looks back.
RingTV.com’s Lee Groves was on the scene for WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev’s defense against Jean Pascal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As always, the ‘Travelin’ Man’ provides a front row seat to his unique brand of observation.
RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man Lee Groves is back in Montreal and ready to count punches while denying Friday the 13 its tricky villainy. But will he be successful in part one?
There are certain fights throughout boxing history that ignite a visceral reaction from fans due to their disputed outcomes, such as Dempsey-Tunney II and Hagler-Leonard. One such fight took place 25 years ago today when Julio Cesar Chavez and Meldrick Taylor produced a war for the ages that would be overshadowed by one of the most polarizing decisions a referee ever made.
With Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao finally official for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, “The Sweet Science” will give the world something it has sorely lacked for the longest time – a fight that will stop the world on its axis.
RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves pays tribute to International Boxing Hall of Fame-enshrined former light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who passed away on Thursday at age 86. Johnson fought Archie Moore five times and owns victories over fellow hall of famers Ezzard Charles and Jimmy Bivins.
Today is the 25th anniversary of Buster Douglas’ shocking win over Mike Tyson for the undisputed heavyweight champion and its effect is palpable to this day. Our own Lee Groves looks back on a true day to remember.
Boxing historian Lee Groves believes things are finally looking up for the sport: A potential Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in May, a consistent presence on free network TV, and the emergence of Deontay Wilder, a charismatic, hard-punching American heavyweight titleholder.
As part of his latest punch-counting assignment for CompuBox, RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves also offers a cautionary tale of day-before weigh-ins.