Commentary: One boxing fan’s crisis of confidence

09
Nov

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.

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08
Nov

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Readers share their emotional thoughts on the condition of Magomed Abdusalamov and professional boxing, the appreciation of defensive fighters and ring warriors, Gennady Golovkin’s “hype” and potential fights, and the Segura-Marquez war in this week’s Friday mailbag. 

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07
Nov

Column: Head injuries are part of boxing but so is skill, defense

Sometimes serious head injuries, such as the brain bleed that still-comatose heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov suffered during his fight with Mike Perez, are unavoidable in the brutal sport of professional boxing but trainers could do more to teach their boxers to avoid dangerous head punches.

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06
Nov

Team Abdusalamov establishing trust for injured fighter and family

Sampson Lewkowicz, the promoter of Magomed Abdusalamov, and others in the boxing industry, are establishing a trust fund to raise money for the hospitalized Russian heavyweight, who suffered a career-ending brain injury on Saturday. Abdusalamov is currently on life support after suffering a stroke on Sunday following brain surgery to remove a blood clot.

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05
Nov

Mike Perez, K2 Promotions issue statement on Magomed Abdusalamov

Heavyweight standout Mike Perez and his promotional company, K2 Promotions, issued a statement on Monday evening about the condition of Magomed Abdusalamov, who was placed in a medically induced coma after losing a spirited 10-round decision to Perez on Saturday.

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04
Nov

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Read on for a ton of fan feedback on Gennady Golovkin’s eighth-round stoppage of Curtis Stevens in this week’s Monday mailbag. Some fans were impressed with GGG, others think he’ll prove to be vulnerable against elite boxers such as Sergio Martinez and Andre Ward. Enjoy!

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03
Nov

Magomed Abdusalamov placed in medically induced coma

Heavyweight prospect Magomed Abdusalamov was placed in medically induced coma early Sunday morning as the result of his brutal 10-round bout against Mike Perez on Saturday in New York City, according to BoxingScene.com.

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02
Nov

Mike Perez: from Cuba to Ireland to NYC for HBO debut

Almost six years after defecting from his native Cuba to pursue a professional boxing career, Mike Perez fights Magomed Abdusalamov tonight on HBO Championship Boxing with a shot to announce a new player in the barren heavyweight landscape.

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01
Nov

Golovkin 159.6, Stevens 159.2

WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Curtis Stevens weighed 159.6 and 159.2, respectively, in advance of Saturday’s bout.

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31
Oct

Q&A: Magomed Abdusalamov

Magomed Abdusalamov faces fellow unbeaten heavyweight Mike Perez on the Golovkin-Stevens undercard on Saturday. RingTV.com caught up with the Russian puncher, who says the heavyweight division lacks excitement and vows to “wake up” the weight class with his aggressive style.

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