WBO minimumweight titleholder Merlito Sabillo (22-0, 11 KOs) of Bacolod City, Philippines trains for his July 13 clash with Jorle Estrada, which takes place at Solaire Resort in Pasay City, Philippines on July 13. Video by Ryan Songalia.
Madison square Garden, New York City 1988
Madison Square Garden, New York City 1988
Madison Square Garden, New York City 1988
You will never see a fight like this in the modern era---- form Wikipedia--He began 1919 winning five bouts in a row by knockout in the first round. Then on July 4, he and world heavyweight champion Jess Willard met at Toledo, Ohio, for the world title. Few gave Dempsey a chance against the larger champion and many called this fight a modern David and Goliath. Minutes before the fight started, Kearns informed Dempsey that he had wagered Dempsey\'s share of the purse on Dempsey winning with a first-round knockout. As a result, the first round of the fight was one of the most brutal in boxing history. Dempsey dealt Willard a terrible beating and knocked him down seven times in the first round. Willard had a broken cheekbone, broken jaw, several teeth knocked out, partial hearing loss in one ear, and broken ribs.
The \"Fight of the Century\"In 1910, former undefeated heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries came out of retirement and said, \"I feel obligated to the sporting public at least to make an effort to reclaim the heavyweight championship for the white race. . . . I should step into the ring again and demonstrate that a white man is king of them all.\" Jeffries had not fought in six years and had to lose weight to get back to his championship fighting weight.The fight took place on July 4, 1910 in front of 20,000 people, at a ring built just for the occasion in downtown Reno, Nevada. Johnson proved stronger and more nimble than Jeffries. In the 15th round, after Jeffries had been knocked down twice for the first time in his career, his people called it quits to prevent Johnson from knocking him out.The \"Fight of the Century\" earned Johnson $65,000 and silenced the critics, who had belittled Johnson\'s previous victory over Tommy Burns as \"empty,\" claiming that Burns was a false champion since Jeffries had retired undefeated.Wikipedia
Boxing (pugilism, prize fighting, the sweet science or in Greek pygmachia) is a martial art and combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches with gloved hands.Amateur boxing is an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most of the major international games - it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges\' scorecards at the end of the contest.The birth hour of boxing as a sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States. In 2004, ESPN ranked boxing as the most difficult sport in the world.
Jack Dempsey vs Tommy GibbonsShelby, Montana,4 July 1923
Alan Massengale reports from the final stop of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez press tour in Los Angeles, where more than 10,000 fans gathered to greet the participants of the Sept. 14 \"mega event.\" The special RingTV feature includes comments from Oscar De La Hoya, Showtime\'s Stephen Espinoza, Alvarez, Mayweather and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
4-7-1987: PALAZZO DELLO SPORTS, SICILIA, ITALIA: TÍTULO WELTER JR. AMB.
Gennady Golovkin\'s trainer Abel Sanchez discusses what makes his fighter so effective, the development of Golovkin\'s style and the KO puncher\'s future fights. Sanchez\'s dream fight is GGG vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He says Golovkin\'s dream fight is vs. Floyd Mayweather.