Fans shared their thoughts on the recent performances of Gary Russell Jr. and Julian Ramirez, the potential Amir Khan-Chris Algieri and Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale matchups, the personal fan appeal of Steve Collins and Terry Norris, mythical matchups and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Ring the New Year in with a bang. Read about the career of one of the hardest punchers of the modern boxing era, former junior middleweight and middleweight titleholder Julian Jackson, who spoke to RingTV.com about the best fighters he fought in 10 categories.
Veteran sports writer Tim Smith shares his thoughts on Dan Goossen’s sudden passing. Smith recalls the many endearing qualities of the gregarious and charismatic boxing promoter, including Goossen’s love of family and zest for life.
Gennady Golovkin wants to face the world’s best middleweights but the WBA titleholder’s management is having a hard time getting top 160 pounders to fight the undefeated puncher. So Golovkin is staying busy with a defense against Nobuhiro Ishida on Saturday.
Tavoris Cloud’s trainer, Abel Sanchez — who trained Terry Norris to brutally defeat Sugar Ray Leonard — says his fighter is “about to retire another legend on Saturday night” when Cloud faces 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins.
Sugar Ray Leonard on being sexually abused as a teenager: “It knocked me down, but it didn’t knock me out.”