From his first refereeing assignment in his home state of New Jersey in 1979 to the present, Steve Smoger has worked fight cards in 36 countries and territories, as well as 26 states in the U.S. The fan-favorite referee, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend, is grateful for the world-travel experience as he closes in on 1,000 bouts worked.read more
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be honored as Male Fighter of The Year by the Nevada Hall of Fame on Saturday, where the first inductees wil include Mike Tyson and Sugar Ray Leonard, as well as trainers Eddie Futch and Freddie Roach.read more
Former two-time light heavyweight champ and cruiserweight titleholder Virgil Hill, a Class of 2013 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, was as awestruck by the great boxers assembled at this past weekend’s induction festivities in Canastota, N.Y., as the many fans who attended.read more
The horrific events surrounding Mike Tyson’s rematch with Evander Holyfield, whose ear was nearly bitten off by his rival, are recounted in The Bite Fight: Tyson, Holyfield and the Night that Change Boxing Forever.read more
Famous retired referee Mills Lane, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., on June 9, was the third man in the ring for some of the greatest and most controversial bouts of the 1980s and ’90s.read more
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