It was a busy weekend for our own Lee Groves and it all culminated in part three of his “Travelin’ Man” Chronicles in Canastota, NY.
The 2015 International Boxing Hall of Fame has come and gone and our resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves was there. Read on for part one of three.
Jim Lampley’s turn at the podium, along with that of former lightweight champ Ray Mancini, was the highlight of the 26th annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend on Sunday in Canastota, New York. Riddick Bowe, Naseem Hamed, Yoko Gushiken, Nigel Collins, Steve Smoger and Rafael Mendoza joined Lampley and Mancini in the IBHOF’s Class of 2015.
Nineteen experts were polled for their picks for the 143-pound catchweight bout this Saturday between RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and IBF titlist Lamont Peterson. Please read on for the results.
Former lightweight champ Ray Mancini, who is in Macau for today’s HBO2 broadcast of the Miguel Vazquez-Denis Shafikov fight, spoke to RingTV.com’s Ryan Songalia about the lack of infighting in boxing today, his favorite current boxers and his dream fight with Aaron Pryor.
Lee Groves gives a CompuBox analysis of last Friday’s NBC Sports Net tripleheader topped by Curtis Stevens’ first-round blasting of Saul Roman, and a statistical breakdown of the guy Stevens wants to fight, Gennady Golovkin, in part two of his Travelin Man returns to Mohegan Sun. Groves also shares his boxing “fanboy” moments with Ray Mancini and Don Turner.
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.