Patrick Harris, Kevin Rivers, JR. & Venroy July Return to the Ring October 24th – Breaking Keystone Boxing News
Alexis Arguello was one of the most formidable and exciting fighters of his era. He was also one of the most popular as well. Arguello was known as ‘The Explosive Thin Man’ due to his wiry 5 feet 10 inch frame and the knockout punch that he carried in both fists. In addition to his punching power, Arguello was also an excellent ring technician, with a good jab, and precise punches. Known for his coolness and patience in the ring, Arguello would take his time to work out his opponents and wear them down, before striking suddenly for the finish.
Alexis Arguello was born in Nicaragua on April 19, 1952, and started boxing at the age of 16. For the first six years of his career, Arguello learned his trade and began to form the technique and style that would ultimately take him to three world titles. It wasn’t long before Arguello marked himself out as a serious contender for the world title.
An an exciting boxing event on Saturday, December 13, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be officially announced on Monday in Los Angeles. Headlining is former two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr (31-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., making his ring comeback against one-time interim world champion Diego “La Joya” Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs), of Buenos Aires, in a 12-round welterweight clash. In the co-feature, World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super lightweight world champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs), of Riverside, Calif., will be making his first title defense against Jose Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), of Phoenix, AZ.
Beginning October 19, undefeated light welterweight world champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, New York, on Long Island, will begin training at The Palazzo for his upcoming fight against defending WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Algieri will train in a custom gym at The Palazzo through November 13 and is giving boxing fans the ultimate opportunity – the chance to watch training sessions. “The Palazzo has rolled out the red carpet for me,” said Algieri. “From the custom training room to the accommodations, I feel completely at home here and I know this training camp will prepare me for the upcoming bout against [Manny] Pacquaio at The Venetian Macao on November 22.”
The Thursday, November 13 edition of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! series at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, will feature super bantamweight 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (12-0, 8 KOs), featherweight Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (12-0, 7 KOs) a great nephew of the late former world champion Genaro Hernandez, super bantamweight Diego “The Golden Kid” De La Hoya (7-0, 5 KOs) the cousin of “The Golden Boy” himself Oscar De La Hoya, and seven-foot Chinese heavyweight Taishan (1-0, 1 KO) in separate bouts. Opponents for Diaz, Ramirez, De La Hoya and Taishan will be announced shortly.
Older by 10 years and with three world title fights under his belt, former IBF bantamweight champion Stuart Hall is unequivocal about his clash with unbeaten American Randy Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs) for the vacant title in Monte Carlo next weekend. “I’m a man, he’s a boy. A man beats a boy every time,” proclaimed Hall, who has been away from home for eight weeks making his young daughter cry. “I blame Caballero – and he’s going to pay,” said Hall.
Heavyweight Chauncy Welliver (55-8-2, 22 KOs) says he’ll shatter the hopes of Lucas Browne (21-0, 18 KOs) boxing for a world title and re-establish himself on the global stage when they meet next month. The New Zealand-based American, 31, was himself once ranked in the WBC’s top five ranked heavyweights and feels the November 12 fight is a chance to kick start his title hopes. If experience counts for anything, Welliver will be at a huge advantage. The “Hillyard Hammer” has been a professional for over 13 years and has had 68 fights, while unbeaten Browne has been in just 21 paid bouts.
Former two-time WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis says he’ll prove he can still be a force in the lightweight division when he takes on Tommy Coyle for the IBF International title at the Ice Arena in Hull on October 25. The Australian secured a pair of wins earlier in the year in his hometown of Queensland, a third round stoppage in March before a shutout twelve round win over old World title foe Graham Earl in July. The 34-year-old has left no stone unturned in his preparations for Coyle, landing in the UK in September and teaming up with former British champion Maurice Core in Manchester. ‘The Great’ has faced questions over how much he has left in the tank but he insists he’ll answer the critics in style.
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Undefeated light heavyweight contender Sean Monaghan (22-0, 14 KOs) and multi-media personality Bobby Cassidy Jr. were guest speakers at last night’s Ring 8 monthly meeting, held for the first time at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York.
Angelo Dundee, Vinny Paz, George Foreman, Gene Fullmer and Yaqui Lopez All in One Book – Purchase Now
There are artists that live in the hearts of their fans. When an artist nears the end of their long and illustrious career, they find the time to sit down and reflect, telling intimate stories, recalling the moments that defined their careers and giving insight to those that hope to one day make their way to the position attained by the star.
In BOXING INTERVIEWS OF A LIFETIME, Author “Bad” Brad Berkwitt sits down with many of the stars of the past and present, using his skills as an interviewer to get the inside stories that are seen nowhere else. Stars like Buddy Hackett, Joey Bishop, Al Martino, Jerry Vale and Vanessa Del Rio, along with many of the biggest stars of pugilism to ever lace up the gloves.
BOXING INTERVIEWS OF A LIFETIME is a book that has something for everyone, particularly those with an interest in how Hollywood operates and the strange and funny stories that have gone on behind the scenes. Celebrities of the big screen, TV, sports and more have gathered in one remarkable book, which is now available for purchase.
The Owasso Rams suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to the a Union Redskins by a score of 37-13. The Rams and the Redskins are both 6-1.
The Rams host Mustang next Friday night at 7:30 pm.
Compiled by “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
This Saturday on HBO, current WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 30-0, 27 KO’s defends his title for the 11th time against Marco Antonio Rubio, 59-6-1, 51 KO’s. Team RSR and RSR supporters rang in with their fight predictions. GGG won the Tally by 22 votes from Team RSR and RSR Supporters. The one solo vote for Rubio, was from Grim X. RSR’s Graphic Guru and advisor to the CEO/Publisher. Will his prediction ring true and show up the rest of the votes? Tune in Saturday to HBO to find out!
The ABA is offering club level fighters the chance to advance in the most competitive sport in the world. The intent is to offer fighters opportunities to compete, gain a sense of pride and accomplishment and move to the next level to represent America in being the best in the world in this sport of kings.
Yesterday at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan, DiBella Entertainment returned for the latest installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, sponsored by Everlast and Manfredi Auto Group. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, each boxer wore pink and black boxing gloves donated by Everlast.
Headlining the action-packed event, popular Brooklynite Heather “The Heat” Hardy, 121½, dominated the formidable Crystal Hoy, 121, of Las Vegas, NV, over 10 rounds to become the WBC International junior featherweight champion, in a superb performance. Hardy boxed extremely effectively throughout, demonstrating many facets of her talent and ability. She was incredibly accurate with her shots while both pressing forward and fighting off the back foot.
(L-R) Tural Ragimov, M-1 Global promoter Vadim Finkelchtein and Ivan Buchinger
M-1 Challenge Featherweight Championship
Oct. 17, 2014 * Summer Amphiteatre Magas * Ingushetia, Russia
WATCH LIVE ON M1GLOBAL.TV
MAIN EVENT – VACANT M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5
Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (27-4-0, 6 KO/TKO. 16 SUB), Slovakia 145 lbs. (65.8 kg.)
Tural Ragimov (9-1-0, 4 KO/TKO. 4 SUB), Azerbaijan 143 ½ lbs. (65.1 kg.)
Matt Baiamonte loves Angelo Dundee without any doubt. But he has taken it to the next level. He has dedicated a corner in his boxing gym with top to bottom pictures of the legendary boxing trainer. In Matt’s words, “I made this tribute corner to Angelo because of all that he did for me and for the sport of boxing. I want to keep his name alive forever. In fact, every gym that I open will have an ‘Angelo’s Corner’ because in my eyes he was the best Corner Man ever.”
The 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:00 p.m. ET), December 14 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. International ring announcer Dave Diamante will serve as master of ceremonies.
Ring 8 has announced its 2014 award winners (see complete list below), including undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (Fighter of the Year), World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight titlist Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs (Comeback Fighter of the Year), and retired heavyweight “Baby” Joe Mesi (Uncrowned Champion).
He was universally respected in the boxing world, which is indeed a rare occurrence in any era. He was extremely well-liked and admired by executives at HBO, Showtime and ESPN as well as other top notch promoters. That is why there was such an outpouring of grief and shock in the boxing world boxing world this past week over the recent death of boxing promoter/manager and talent scout, Dan Goossen at the age of 64. Goossen had a short but brutal fight with liver cancer, which in the end he was unable to beat.
Top up-and-coming Windy City boxing prospects Alex Martin, Semajay Thomas, Eddie Ramirez and Jose Felix Quezada to join light heavyweight contender Andrzej “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Fonfara’s undercard, as he makes his “Homecoming” against France via Congo’s Doudou Ngumbu in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition event on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.; live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
In the co-feature of the SHOWTIME tripleheader, WBO World Bantamweight Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs), of Tokyo, Japan, will make his third title defense against interim WBO Bantamweight Champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs), of Mexico City, in a 12-round battle; and former interim WBA World Featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KOs) of La Romana, Dominican Republic, will face Caguas, Puerto Rico’s Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs) in a super featherweight 10-rounder. “The Homecoming” is presented by Warriors Boxing.
By Debbie Edwards
Adrian Peterson. Ray Rice. Ben Roethlisberger. Darren Sharper. Joseph Randle. Ray McDonald. The aforementioned athletes/former athletes have been implicated in wrong doings that could have or could potentially have landed them in prison. Whether the accusations were a misdemeanor, such as stealing cologne or underwear, or a felony, such as rape, child abuse, or domestic violence, there has certainly been a trend of athletes behaving badly. But is this really the case? Or is it that society’s expectations are higher of athletes, a hero worship of sorts, and disappointment occurs when they fail to live up to those standards?
Recently, one of Canada’s top fighter’s signed a major promotional deal in the United States with one of the movers and shakers in the world of professional boxing. Canadian super bantamweight fighter Tyson Cave greatly improved his chances of getting a world title shot in the very near future by signing a promotional deal with Sampson Boxing. The very successful boxing manager, agent, advisor, matchmaker and talent scout, Sampson Lefkowicz owns and operates the eponymously named company.