Some people to this day think Max Schmeling was a Nazi! Would a Nazi hide two Jewish children during the war (thus risking his own life) in his Berlin apartment and refuse to fire his Jewish manager even when asked to do so by Adolph Hitler? I don’t think so. RIP Max…
Aaron Pryor Vs Alexis Arguello “Super Fight” Look Back: A Seven Year Old Puts his Dad In Hospital After this Classic Match
By “The Aficionado” Alan J. Kindred
When I was seven years old I put my father in the hospital as he gave me a boxing lesson after the first Pryor-Arguello match. To be honest the memory is rather vague now as it has been over thirty years you see. It was in El Paso, Texas, late on the evening of November 12th 1982, shortly after Aaron Pryor secured his career defining victory over Alexis Arguello, who was attempting to become the first man in history to win world championships in four weight divisions. My Dad was quite the boxing fan at that time. It was a golden era for the sport where boxing was popular, with fighters such as Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, and Tommy Hearns all gaining in popularity, later known as the fabulous four.
George Foreman, Roy Jones, JR, Shane Mosley, James “Quick” Tillis, Al Martino, & Joey Bishop to Name a Few are all in Boxing Interviews Of A Lifetime – Book News
RSR Press Release
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.
Packy’s World: Repeat After Me, Miguel COTTO Will Not Fight Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Bobby Darin, & The Chutzpah Award
By Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today…. It was a sunny 85 on Miami Beach today and Sadie had me shopping on South Beach. It’s not the same as when Al and I use to hang out especially when they shot A Hole In The Head with Frank Sinatra, back in 1959. Al was the King of Miami Beach than and I was his Wing Man. Oh the stories I could tell. In fact, here is one for you…
Picture this if you will. The old Dog Track on Miami Beach called the Miami Beach Kennel Club which was around for years. It was actually opened by a boxing guy named Tex Rickard and was located at First Street and Collins Avenue. It’s 1962, and Al and I are hanging out there on a Friday night with two hot shiksas. For my non Yiddish speakers, that‘s a broad who is not Jewish usually very WASP looking. Well, let me tell you, the two Al and I had that night with us, were Va Va Va Voom!
Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced an exclusive multi-year programming agreement with Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts organization World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) to broadcast live events and the existing archive in Canada, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The deal kicks off this weekend with a short tape delay broadcast of WSOF 21: Palmer vs. Horodecki from Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Airing June 6 at Midnight ET, the event is headlined by WSOF featherweight champion Lance Palmer defending against Canada’s own Chris Horodecki, while WSOF heavyweight champion Smealinho Rama, another Canadian, defends the coveted title against Bulgarian powerhouse Blagoi Ivanov.
By “The Aficionado” Alan J. Kindred
33 year old Super World WBA, IBO, and Interim WBC Middleweight world champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 33-0, 30 KO’s, has now been in the public eye for nearly 3 years now since his dynamite emergence on HBO against former European middleweight champion Grzegorz Proksa, in what was his 5th defense of his WBA middleweight world championship. Since that time he has racked up 9 more for a total of 14 successive defenses of his world championship, all by stoppage victory. Including his title wining effort he is 15-0, 15 KO’s in world title fights. His reign is one of the most impressive in middleweight history when you look at these numbers. He has been a world champion now for almost 5 years, defeating world class notable fighters in defense of his world championship such as Kassim Ouma, Lajuan Simon, Gabriel Rosado, Matthew Macklin, Curtis Stevens, Daniel Geale, Marco Antonio Rubio, Martin Murray, and Willie Monroe, JR.
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By Barnaby “Mattress Man” Kellaway
When Ariel Helwani sat down with Conor McGregor for an interview, the Irishman of course touched on all of his favourite things: his girlfriend, Ireland and money. When talking about his girlfriend of eight years and his homeland he chatted on about love, devotion and loyalty, we have heard it all before. But it was on the topic of money and business that we were given a window in to the highly ambitious, enterprising mind of ‘the notorious’ one – he has grand plans indeed.
Mateusz Masternak (35-2, 25 KOs) is oozing with confidence ahead of his ten round cruiserweight clash with Johnny Muller (18-4-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng, South Africa.
Accompanied by his training team of Georg Bramowski and Ralf Lewandowski, Masternak arrived in the South African province on Monday, giving the Polish-puncher optimum time to adjust to the change in climate and altitude.
WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and challenger Daniel Geale faced off at today’s final press conference in advance of their HBO-televised clash on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Miguel Cotto: I think people are making a big issue that doesn’t need to be a big issue. A catch weight is nothing I made up. In 2009, Freddie (as Manny Pacquiao’s trainer) made me go down from 147 to 145. Did anyone hear Miguel Cotto disagreeing with the catch weight? No. Catch weight was our main point to make this fight happen. They knew. His group had agreed to go down to 157 and I hope he can be at 157 on Friday.
Europe’s leading boxing promoter Team Sauerland has lodged an official application with the Swedish Boxing Federation for Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) to box twelve rounds in a defence of his IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title against Oleksander Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) on September 19 at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden.
Packy’s World: Bruce Jenner SHOCKER, Marcus Lemonis “The Profit”, Amir Khan Vs Floyd Mayweather, JR & The Chutzpah Award
By Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today….
Bruce Jenner… OK look, not my cup of tea folks, but who is he or she really bothering? No one! Of course Packy will never get his “Twig and Bagels” cut off, but who am I to judge Jenner nor for that matter, who are you? We have so many problems in the world and things we need to focus our attention on. Enough said…
By Donny “Golden Boy” Lalonde
In order to speak to the let down of the Manny Pacquiao Vs Floyd Mayweather, JR. fight I am going to express my personal feelings about the fight. In an unusually accurate prediction I picked Mayweather, JR. to win the fight by unanimous decision. It just seemed to me that Pacquiao was not big enough to break Mayweather, JR. down and as we all know, he is always happy getting a win instead of taking chances to get a knock down. So really fight fans, how else could this fight end? Pacquiao was not about to outbox and out hustle Mayweather, JR. as his being monitored so heavily how could he have the energy he has for so much of his career where that scrutiny wasn’t so intense.
Promoter Dmitriy Salita is excited to present a night of professional boxing action at the Paramount Events Center on Thursday, June 4. The card will be topped by a main event which pits Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, a charismatic power puncher, from Brooklyn, taking on Detroit resident Damon “Bulldog” McCreary. Miller, who has pop in both hands, as evidenced by his 12-0-1 mark (10 KO’s), will be tested by the 15-4 Detroit native in a heavyweight clash.
By Ian Murphy
Power is naturally assumed when two large men face off in the squared circle. Sometimes the radiating force of the combatants is palpable, almost visible like heat waves on a blistering summer day. When two great punchers meet, the anticipation is incredible, knowing the match could end at any time with one hit. A match between sluggers Earnie Shavers and Gerry Cooney would have just that effect. Although they never fought (Cooney is 11 years younger), the eras in which they competed in overlapped. If a match were made when both were fighting, with neither in their primes (Cooney too green, Shavers past his best) it would take away from the spectacle. But the thought of these two beasts scrapping makes fight fans salivate. So, at the request of a man known as “Bad” Brad, I bring you Cooney Vs Shavers: Collision Course.
The Swedish southpaw returns to the ring following a one-sided points victory over EBU-EU Light Welterweight Champion Timo Schwarzkopf, and is eager to prove his pedigree once again as he prepares to go toe-to-toe with the tough Englishman Owen.
By Travis “Novel” Fleming (Who else would it be by?)
Below, I have compiled a list of the top twenty hardest punchers in boxing. The rankings are based on power relative to a fighters weight class, otherwise the entire list would be consisting of heavyweights. In order to qualify, fighters have to have fought within the last year, or at least have an upcoming fight lined up. Prospects considered need to be ranked at least top ten in their division. This is just one writers opinion, and as it is with all lists like this, many changes can be argued and there is no clear cut order.
On the undercard of the exciting Khan-Algieri bout, was a competitive match-up between two of the better 130-pounders in the world: Costa Rica’s Bryan Vasquez, 34-2, 18 KO’s, and the Dominican Republic’s Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna, 28-0, 20 KO’s, for some title the WBA parades around as a “world championship”. Fortuna, unlike his usual aggressive posture, took up a more defensive approach and it worked fairly well, as he outboxed Vasquez over the distance with lots of lateral movement and effective spurts of offense. The occasional power shot landed, as well, however, they never seemed to produce the effect they had on many of Fortuna’s previous opponents.
During Elimination Chamber on May 31, NXT champion Kevin Owens wowed, stunned, and impressed the WWE Universe in his upset win over John Cena. While the match was simply considered the “battle of champions” because Owens held the NXT championship and Cena held the United States championship, and the match was not for any belts. It was really for bragging rights. When Owens called Cena out on Monday Night Raw a few weeks back and WWE Creative confirmed the two would battle at Elimination Chamber, I would argue few expected Owens to have a chance, especially given Cena has been the WWE’s poster child for so long. However, it certainly was a stunner when Owens pulled out the win, and then continued to pile on John Cena and the fans with trash talk.
Unbeaten Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, confident heavyweight contender Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina and unbeaten junior lightweight Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza participated in Media Day Workouts last Thursday for their fights Saturday, June 13, on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala.
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Below find highlights of this week’s programming: