Reports have emerged from several British sources that Frank Bruno – the former WBC heavyweight champion – is emerging from retirement to return to boxing. But in what capacity? He is 54 years old and has been retired for 20 years. He also has a history of mental health issues – for which he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act -and has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Under these circumstances it would be grossly negligent of the British Boxing Board of Control to license Bruno to fight again.
Frank Bruno: Find Another Way to Make A Living! Boxing Fans Around the World Still Care About You and this is Not the Right MOVE….
Photo Gallery from “Bad” Brad’s Ring Announcing Gig in Dewey Oklahoma at the Team Rouse Kickboxing & Boxing Event
Steve “Double SS” Smoger: The 2015 International Boxing Hall of Fame Inducted Referee in His Own Words
“I just saw how much effort they put in, and I said, I am going to give them every opportunity to resolve the fight among themselves. Let them determine their own outcome”—Steve “Double SS” Smoger
The role of a referee in boxing is emotionally complex in ways that many of us could never understand. The referee’s responsibility is an ongoing confliction between giving a fighter a chance to progress his career and knowing when to save him from himself. Steve “Double SS” Smoger opens up and explains the emotional tribulation of what it means to be a referee. He’s forgotten more than most of us have learned and his knowledge of the sport is nearly unmatched in every facet.
Canelo Alvarez to Fight Smaller Amir Khan, Continues to Avoid Gennady “GGG” Golovkin – BREAKING BOXING NEWS
By Ian “The Boxing Historian” Murphy
Coming off of his win over Miguel Cotto, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has signed to fight someone even smaller, former 140 and 147lb titlist Amir Khan. This May 7th matchup is looking like another part of the emerging pattern of Alvarez selecting smaller, but name fighters to pad his (and Golden Boy’s) record and wallet with. Alvarez/Khan pushes back a fight with the other dominant force in the Middleweight Division, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who is still without an opponent for a spring match. Of course Khan is the safer fight, as he is naturally twenty pounds lighter than Golovkin, and is a name fighter. Good for Golden Boy and Canelo, bad for boxing…
Team Rouse Kick Boxing & Boxing Event: Derek High Vs Zeph Jacobs Part 2 & Matt Jackson Vs Mario Moreno
Saturday night in Dewey, Oklahoma, Kick Boxing & Boxing Promoter Randy Rouse put on a Team Rouse Event at the Washington Fair Grounds to a sold out audience who were thrilled with the night of fights. Here is some nice ink on the event by reporter Mike Tupa, from the Bartlesville Examiner – Enterprise. Read Tupa’s story HERE.
I’ve become that guy. The guy who sees that money talks and BS walks everywhere you look. And the BS in boxing is so thick nowadays you could stand a baseball bat up in it. Either that or it’s running down the walls stinking the joint out.
We’ve got the WBC – aka We Be Crooked – saying they were gonna strip Canelo Alvarez unless he agreed by a deadline to meet “GGG” in May. Everybody was counting down the days till the deadline came and went. NOTHING HAPPENED! The WBC moved the goalposts to give their native son a way out of having to sign for the fight. That’s when I threw the sofa out the window. I live in a bad neighborhood so by the time I went downstairs to retrieve it was gone. SMDH. So now I’m really f****** pissed!
By Dave “Mythical” Siderski
British Welterweight rivals Kell Brook and Amir Khan are reportedly close to agreeing to a showdown to take place at Wembley Stadium in London on June 4th. IBF champion Brook is undefeated at 35-0, 24 KO’s and has successfully defended twice since winning a majority decision over Shawn Porter in August 2014. The 29 year old Brook is ranked as the #7 fighter in the world pound for pound by Ring Magazine. Khan, also 29 years old, was the Silver Medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics and holds victories over Marco Antonio Barrera, Andreas Kotelnik, Paulie Malignaggi, Marcos Maidana, and Zab Judah. Khan’s career was derailed by losses to Lamont Peterson, in December 2011, and Danny Garcia, in July 2012.
In Golden Boy Promotions first LA Fight Club Series of 2016 Oscar De La Hoya showcased his upcoming prospects to a sold out wild Southern California crowd inside of the Belasco Theatre in downtown, Los Angeles this past Friday night. To start things off, Pablo “The Shark” Rubio, JR., 3-0, 2 KO’s from Los Angeles, California took on Bryan Perez, 2-2-1,1 KO from Carolina, Puerto Rico in a 4 round bout. Pablo started slow but became very aggressive in the 2nd connecting with several combinations ending the fight by knockout late in the 2nd. Pablo said after the fight “I was very excited about my first fight of 2016 and was filled with a fury to take him out early. In the end we all have great respect for each other and I look forward to the next fight and more victories this year.”
Boxing photographer Cynthia “Cindy Lou” Saldaña has joined Ringside Report full-time to accompany her husband, Anthony “Stacks” Saldana, to all the fights and snap shots of the action in the ring. We welcome her aboard.
“Bad” Brad Berkwitt will be the Ring Announcer for Team Rouse Kick Boxing Event Saturday January 30th in Dewey Oklahoma
Our very own CEO/Publisher “Bad” Brad Berkwitt will be the celebrity ring announcer this Saturday on the Team Rouse Kickboxing Event in Dewey, Oklahoma. The local online paper Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise had a great story by writer Mike Tupa on Randy Rouse the promoter, the card and “Bad” Brad doing the ring announcing. Read Here.
Yep. That Miami good life ruins a lot of those Cuban cats man. It’s understandable though. Brought up dirt poor and training like demons from a real young age with the dream of making the national team so they can get an extra free meal. SMH. Medal at the world championships or the Olympics, go back home and you’re still no better off than the ragged family next door. F*** THAT!!! DEFECT!!! You end up in Miami – via river canoe through Europe – and comparatively the streets are paved with MF GOLD! Nightlife. Women. Fast cars. For the first time in your life you’ve got money in your pocket. And lots of it. Man, suddenly you don’t want to train so hard anymore.