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.
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.