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.
From THE RING Magazine’s series on the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, boxing scribe Bernard Fernandez profiles Riddick Bowe, the two-time heavyweight world titleholder who might’ve gone even higher had he faced more of his contemporaries.
Read on for fan thoughts and questions about Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins, Keith Thurman-Jan Zaveck, Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero, Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout, what’s next for Manny Pacquiao and Andre Ward, plus other subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Ageless Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer will be profiled on HBO’s debut series “Cornered” on March 5.
Washington, D.C.’s Charlie Brotman served as a publicist for Sugar Ray Leonard, and will, yet again, preside over the Inaugural Parade when President Barack Obama is sworn in on Jan. 21.
Unbeaten welterweight Dusty Harrison has entered into an agreement with Washington-based attorney Jeff Fried to handle his budding career.
Austin Trout on his fight with Miguel Cotto: “I’m looking at this as my golden opportunity. He’s had his time and done great things with it, but it’s my time now. I’ll be damned if I let this opportunity slip away from me.”
Brooklyn’s Paulie Malignaggi is part of a championship legacy that includes Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Zab Judah.