Andre Berto moved by Andre Ward, Nelson Mandela in ‘dark’ days


Andre Berto moved by Andre Ward, Nelson Mandela in ‘dark’ days

During an absence from the ring that followed back-to-back losses, Andre Berto says he was encouraged by RING super middleweight champ Andre Ward and inspired by the memory of Nelson Mandela.

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Stretch Drive: Travelin’ Man in Atlantic City – Part I

The first of the final two legs of “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves’ five-week “Stretch Drive” to end 2013 saw him work the CompuBox keys on an HBO-televised tripleheader involving Guillermo Rigondeaux in Atlantic City, where he learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela and the death of the South African icon’s favorite boxer, Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala.

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Artist Slone putting Mayweather, Alvarez on the canvas

Renowned painter Richard T. Slone, official artist for the International Boxing Hall of Fame, has been hired to illustrate Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez in advance of their Sept. 14 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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