Holmes reflects on NBC’s last prime time championship hurrah

06
Mar

Holmes reflects on NBC’s last prime time championship hurrah

It’s been nearly 30 years since championship boxing has been broadcast on NBC in prime time. Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes fought on that card on May 20, 1985 and shares his experience and thoughts on the sport’s return on Saturday night.

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16
Feb

CompuBox: 30 years and (still) counting

Today marks the 30th year of CompuBox being an integral part of boxing as we know it. And who better to offer us a look back than longtime CompuBox mainstay (and our own) Lee Groves?

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19
Jan

Keith Thurman: NBC deal is ‘great for the sport, positive all the way around’

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.

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15
Jan

Al Haymon’s fighters to undergo random drug testing, brain study

Just when you think boxing on free TV is a great thing, the news gets better: As part of NBC’s ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ series, fighters will undergo stringent drug-testing and brain studies.

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14
Jan

Sugar Ray Leonard: Haymon, NBC put good pressure on HBO, Showtime

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.

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30
Nov

Leonard-Benitez and Antuofermo-Hagler I: A memorable night at Caesars

Thirty-five years ago today, boxing observers believed they would witness a rare event – the coronation of two superstars: Sugar Ray Leonard, who was favored to beat WBC welterweight titleholder Wilfredo Benitez, and Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a 4-to-1 choice to unseat undisputed middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo.

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14
Nov

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts and questions about Sergey Kovalev’s future and championship status, undefeated super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez, the meaning of “lineal/linear” champions, mythical matchups involving Kovalev, and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag.

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07
Nov

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on what could either be Bernard Hopkins’ last stand or another historic victory against Sergey Kovalev, as well as the living legend’s views and comments on race, Al Haymon, mythical matchups and more in this week’s Friday mailbag.

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01
Oct

Sugar Ray Leonard weighs in on the N’Jikam-Stevens matchup

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.

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13
Sep

Commentary: Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s place among the modern greats

RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer shares his thoughts on compiling a list of the 20 greatest boxers since World War II for a story that appears in the October 2014 issue of THE RING and explains why Floyd Mayweather Jr., among other modern-era stars, did not make the cut.

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