THE RING remembers one of the very finest fights of the 80s. Thirty-seven boxing insiders offered predictions on who would prevail in “The Showdown”.
Gilberto Ramirez is expected to make his first title defense on the July 23 HBO PPV undercard while the Roberto Duran-Julio Cesar Chavez exhibition is off.
No. 1 pound-for-pounder Roman Gonzalez and Brian Viloria take to the podium one last time before Saturday’s bout at Madison Square Garden.
Fans shared their thoughts (mostly disappointment) on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-dud, complained about Mayweather’s style and Pacquiao’s lack of grace after losing, and asked Dougie to give his opinions on the fight, its impact on the sport and what might be next for the two future hall of famers in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Thirty years ago today, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns somehow exceeded the extreme expectations created by promoters, fans and media. Their eight minutes of fury was a savage symphony of violence that ended up lifting both victor and vanquished to legendary status.
Echoing the sentiments of many a fan and pundit, undefeated welterweight Keith Thurman says Al Haymon’s deal with NBC is a blessing and good for the sport.
Tasked with providing expert commentary for NBC’s new boxing series, ‘Premier Boxing Champions,’ Sugar Ray Leonard believes Al Haymon and the network put ‘good pressure’ on premium cable giants HBO and Showtime.
Boxing legends Larry Holmes, Aaron Pryor, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Roberto Duran, Erik Morales and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini attended Thursday night’s 25th annual Fight For Children charity event at The Washington Hilton.
Sugar Ray Leonard is as interested in the Hassan N’dam N’Jikam-Curtis Stevens middleweight matchup as most hardcore fans. The contenders fight tonight in a 12-round IBF eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.