Michael Buffer attended Thursday night’s Fight Night For Children in Washington, D.C., alongside boxing legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Aaron Pryor, Pernell Whitaker, James “Buster” Douglass and Ray Mancini.
Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
With the 30th Modern Olympiad in the history books and many of the boxing standouts of the London Games considering professional careers, RingTV.com historian Lee Groves compiled a list of the 10 best boxers who have combined Olympian heights with pro glory.
“God has given me my skills back,” says Zab Judah, who believes himself ready to challenge the winner of Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan, or Danny Garcia, who recently beat Erik Morales for the WBC junior welterweight title.
Zab Judah will be trained by his uncle, James Harvey, rather than ex-titleholder Pernell Whitaker.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.: “I’m going to finish you off.” Victor Ortiz: “I’m going to put you on your (butt).”