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RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Verona – Part II

Travelin’ Man returns to Verona – Part II

RingTV.com’s “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves provides CompuBox statistical breakdowns of heavyweight standout Vyacheslav Glazkov’s and lightweight prospect Karl Dargan’s recent NBC-televised victories, as well a behind-the-scenes recap of the entire Nov. 16 Main Events card, in part two of his return to Verona, N.Y.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Verona – Part I

Travelin’ Man returns to Verona – Part I

RingTV.com’s “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves recounts his recent trip to Verona, N.Y., to work the CompuBox keys for an NBC Fight Night card headlined by Ukrainian heavyweight standout Vyacheslav Glazkov against a late-replacement for Tomasz Adamek, hardnosed Philadelphia cruiserweight Garrett Wilson.

RingTv image Commentary: One boxing fan’s crisis of confidence

Commentary: One boxing fan’s crisis of confidence

The recent death of Francisco Leal and life-threatening head injury suffered by Magomed Abdusalamov prompted RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves to recall how the 2008 fight between Delvin Rodriguez and Oscar Diaz, for which he was at ringside, caused him to question, then reconfirm, his love for boxing.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Atlantic City – Part II

Travelin’ Man returns to Atlantic City – Part II

Lee Groves was on hand in Atlantic City to witness “The Alien” Bernard Hopkins add another layer to his already “otherworldly” accomplishments by decisioning Karo Murat. The Travelin’ Man provides a fascinating historical and statistical analysis of Hopkins’ latest victory and legendary career.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Atlantic City – Part I

Travelin’ Man returns to Atlantic City – Part I

When Lee Groves was tabbed to work the CompuBox keys for the Showtime Championship Boxing card topped by Bernard Hopkins’ IBF light heavyweight title defense against Karo Murat he was thrilled. When he found out it was to be staged in Atlantic City, he was even happier because of the city’s historic place in boxing.

RingTv image Ali-Quarry remembered

Ali-Quarry remembered

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.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Fantasy Springs – Part II

Travelin’ Man returns to Fantasy Springs – Part II

Lee Groves says that boxing is a sport that reveals everything about an athlete on a given night – good and bad. While the “Travelin’ Man” worked the CompuBox keys for a recent show at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., he noted certain truths about Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell, Rafael Marquez and Efrain Esquivias.

RingTv image A tribute to Ken Norton

A tribute to Ken Norton

RingTV.com historian Lee Groves gives a fitting tribute to Ken Norton, who passed away on Wednesday. Groves writes that Norton, who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds in the boxing ring and devastating physical injuries and challenges outside of it, “was a man of uncommon character and perseverance.”

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Fantasy Springs – Part I

Travelin’ Man returns to Fantasy Springs – Part I

Lee Groves, RingTV.com’s resident historian and CompuBox road warrior, traveled to the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., twice this month to work the Punch Stat keys for Showtime-televised cards. His most recent trip was for the Chris Arreola-Seth Mitchell headlined show.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Indio – Part II

Travelin’ Man returns to Indio – Part II

RingTV.com’s resident historian and CompuBox operator Lee Groves shares a few war stories from punch-counting colleague Joe Carnicelli before recounting a ringside look at the action of the recent ShoBox: The New Generation card at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Mohegan Sun – Part II

Travelin’ Man returns to Mohegan Sun – Part II

Lee Groves gives a CompuBox analysis of last Friday’s NBC Sports Net tripleheader topped by Curtis Stevens’ first-round blasting of Saul Roman, and a statistical breakdown of the guy Stevens wants to fight, Gennady Golovkin, in part two of his Travelin Man returns to Mohegan Sun. Groves also shares his boxing “fanboy” moments with Ray Mancini and Don Turner.

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Vegas – Part II

Travelin’ Man returns to Vegas – Part II

RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man gives a CompuBox breakdown of John Molina’s dramatic come-from-behind TKO victory over Mickey Bey, as well as a look at what goes into the punch-stat institution’s pre-fight analyses on matchups and why Lee Groves calls Molina “CompuBox Kryptonite.”

RingTv image Travelin’ Man returns to Vegas – part I

Travelin’ Man returns to Vegas – part I

CompuBox keyboard road warrior Lee Groves recounts his recent trip to Las Vegas for the ShoBox: The New Generation card topped by the dramatic John Molina-Mickey Bey lightweight fight. Groves gives his thoughts on the ShoBox series, his career in the fight fame and women’s boxing.

RingTv image Remembering Lenny LaPaglia

Remembering Lenny LaPaglia

RingTV.com’s Mark E. Ortega remembers Lenny LaPaglia and the middleweight slugger’s epic brawl with Art Jimmerson. LaPaglia, a popular 1980s TV fighter who fought out of Chicago and New York, passed away Saturday in his home in Illinois at age 53 from a heart attack.

RingTv image 10: Notable July 4 fights

10: Notable July 4 fights

July 4, America’s celebration of the adoption date of the Declaration of Independence, is one of the most festive holidays on the calendar. Once upon a time it was also a date when major boxing events were held. RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves gives us his choice of the most notable July 4 fights.