Veteran sports writer Tim Smith shares his thoughts on Dan Goossen’s sudden passing. Smith recalls the many endearing qualities of the gregarious and charismatic boxing promoter, including Goossen’s love of family and zest for life.
At this year’s annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner, WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley took a moment to plead for a resolution between the sport’s feuding power players.
Paul Williams, who receives the BWAA’s Bill Crawford Award for “Courage in Overcoming Adversity” at the association’s annual dinner on Thursday in Las Vegas, recalls his memorable bouts with Sergio Martinez, Antonio Margarito and Winky Wright, among others.
Among many award recipients, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will receive the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Year” distinction for 2013 on May 1.
Two-time welterweight titleholder Paul Williams has remained active since suffering a career-ending motorcycle accident at the age of 30 in May of 2012 that rendered him paralyzed from the waist down, according to his former trainer George Peterson.
If the talk between Austin Tout and Erislandy Lara comes to fruition, fans will be treated to an entertaining fight when the once-beaten junior middleweight contenders meet in the ring on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Junior middleweight contender Austin Trout will dedicate his Dec. 7 fight with Erislandy Lara to his grandmother, Ann Johnson, who died of a heart attack in May.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara faces Alfredo Angulo in the Showtime-televised co-feature to the June 8 Marcos Maidana-Josesito Lopez fight. “Angulo stands in my way of becoming a world champion and I’m not going to let him derail me from my goal,” Lara told RingTV.com.
Former heavyweight beltholder David Haye has suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his June 29 bout with Manuel Charr, according to The Daily Mail of London.