Ryan Riley won by a split decision.
Ronnell Lewis won by TKO in the 1st round.
Michael Billups stopped Daniel Evans by TKO in the 3rd round.
Tyler Harrison knocked out Billy Woodruff in the 1st round.
Chris Shea defeated Kyler Hall by tap out in the 1st round.
Issac Moore won by tap out over Davy Starr in the 2nd round.
Look for all the results from XFN 26…..
Packy’s World: Tyson Fury, Roy Jones, JR Get the F&^* Out of Boxing, Burt Reynolds, My Pal Al & The Chutzpah Award Goes to Santa Claus
By Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… RSR readers I received all of your wonderful emails and concern for your pal Packy, but I was never sick, just away to our native land of Israel for our yearly trip Sadie loves to go on. I do as well and you would think Sadie was running for office over there. There are so many folks that love her and come up to us at various cafes we eat at. But enough about Sadie and I, let’s get into some boxing!
Look my wrestling flock, if “BRJ” says it, it’s so! Brock Lesnar, my road dog, will challenge Alberto Del Rio for the U.S. Championship at Saturday’s WWE live event at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Lesnar is the best thing that ever happened to the WWE in the last decade and don’t let John Cena fool you wrestling fans!
“BRJ” has left the building – Ruff Ruff…
If nothing else Tyson Fury has brought a sharp focus and heated debate back to boxing’s glamour division. He is the lineal heavyweight champion of the world. But he remains an enigma. Nobody seems to quite know what to make of him. Out there, in the Internet ether, there are countless opinions and attempts to sum him up – most of which are derogatory. But strong self belief can sustain a man through the hardest trials. And Tyson Fury – the boxer from an Irish travelling family steeped in pugilistic fighting tradition – has it in spades.
The first time I sat down to watch a Tyson Fury bout he was struggling mightily with a blown up cruiserweight boxer named Steve Cunningham. Fury did nothing to endear himself to the fans in attendance when, in time honored tradition, the referee ordered the boxers to touch gloves and Fury hit Cunningham’s gloves down hard with his own. He also added insult to injury by shoving the American after the bell at the end of the first round. From that point on the fans were firmly in Cunningham’s corner.
In Part 2, Iron Mike Tyson’s aura of invincibility was shattered by a knockout loss to “Smokin” Joe Frazier, followed by an utterly humiliating disqualification loss to Muhammad Ali. Now, he’s offered a second chance against “The Greatest”. Let’s see how he fares.
May 31, 1976: Mike Tyson vs Muhammad Ali II
50,000+ fans gather at the Superdome in New Orleans as Tyson and Ali square off for the second time. Since the first match 3 and ½ years ago, which was an utter debacle, Iron Mike’s behavior has been exemplary. Ali, himself, has kept the trash talking to a minimum and says simply: “I plan to do my talking in the ring.”
From the beginning, Ali looks all of his 34 years of age. Tyson dominates the first six rounds, keeping Ali on the ropes and pounding him to the body and head. Ali mounts a rally over the next three rounds, keeping Iron Mike at bay with quick, precise combinations. However, by the 10th, he seems to be exhausted and Tyson works him over. By the end of the 12th, Ali is badly swollen around both eyes and seemingly well behind on points. Ali grits his teeth and lands a right which staggers Tyson early in the 13th. Ali pursues and pounds a wobbly legged Tyson with power shots. One final right from Ali ends the night, sending Iron Mike down for the count. Ali comes back from behind to win by knockout.
Ali wins KO 13
When getting a report on the 1980’s heavyweights from the casual fan on the street, the answers usually range from “they sucked” to “outside of Tyson and Holmes they were a bunch of bums.” Those answers however, could not be farther from the truth. The truth is the 1980’s heavyweights were an extremely strong group, that doesn’t get its just due from most fans for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that, outside of Tyson and Holmes, the world titlists had a very high turnover rate. Fighters were winning world titles and often losing them in their first defense. So naturally, some people were quick to judge them as failures and as not being very good. The truth however, is that there were many fighters who were very good, they were just very closely matched because of extreme parity.
Kenzie Morrison Suspended for January 23rd Fight at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort In Miami Oklahoma – Breaking Boxing News
Kenzie Morrison will not be on the bout card for this upcoming January 23rd fight scheduled at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort due to a suspension. Tony Holden with Holden Productions quoted, “I have decided to sit Kenzie Morrison out until I see improvements on his dedication to his training.”
In a world where many embrace the mindset of “what have you done for me lately”, it is unique to find a recording artist that transcends the test of time. Frank Sinatra is the premier of that unique group. It is not unusual to hear his voice in commercials nearly two decades after his death. What a special artist he was. Yet, as distinguished as he was in music, he was equally as distinguished in life.
In Part 1, we saw Iron Mike Tyson’s meteoric rise to the top of the Heavyweight division. Now, we’ll see how he fares against the all-time greats of the 1970’s, starting with “Smokin” Joe Frazier.
February 6, 1970: Mike Tyson vs Joe Frazier
Madison Square Garden is filled to capacity and millions around the world are watching on closed circuit TV as Iron Mike Tyson faces “Smokin” Joe Frazier for the unified Heavyweight championship. Both men enter this fight undefeated. Tyson is 39-0, 35 KOs and Frazier’s record stands at 24-0, 21 KOs. Tyson is a solid 9-5 favorite according to Las Vegas odds-makers with many experts touting him as the finest Heavyweight fighter they’ve seen since the days of Joe Louis.
With Andre Ward, seemingly, unwilling to face Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the most plausible option between 154 and 168 pounders remaining for “GGG”, must be James DeGale. It is impossible to catch a single article on the web that would discuss this potential clash, which is, to say the least, wondering, given the perspectives of such a match-up. The issue, certainly, is given undeservedly small attention. Other than Canelo Alvarez, obviously, one name that should come up for Golovkin, should be DeGale, given a perspective of their meeting at Wembley. If even a career payday that Golovkin offers to Carl Froch can`t make the latter get to the ring, then a hungry lion, that DeGale is, must be an appreciative candidate.
For our next mythical series, we going to use our time machine to move Iron Mike Tyson twenty years into the past. In this timeline, Tyson is born on June 30, 1946 which puts him smack dab in the middle of perhaps the most competitive era in Heavyweight boxing history. How would Iron Mike have fared against the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Ken Norton and the other top Heavyweights of that time? Would he still become a legend? Let’s find out!
Let’s Settle This in the Ring
March 6, 1965:
Under the tutelage of Cus D’Amato, Mike Tyson turns professional winning by a first round TKO over Joe Thames.
December 31, 1965:
By the end of the year, Iron Mike has an undefeated record of 14-0, 13 KOs and the boxing public is beginning to take notice. Fans are in awe of his speed and power with some touting him as the man who will dethrone Muhammad Ali.
January 15, 1966:
Tyson defeats trial horse Willi Besmanoff by a 5th round TKO to improve his record to 15-0, 14 KOs.
As 2015 comes to a close I decided to give you my top 10 boxing matches of the year. These fights in my opinion were all out wars, battles in which neither fighter was scared to leave it all in the ring. Yes we have a little less than a month of boxing left in 2015 and some superb matches coming up, hopefully one of those fights can make it on this list or even become fight of the year.
#10 Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez Vs Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria
From the start this fight had the buzz of possibly being fight of the year as Flyweight champion and many peoples number 1 pound for pound fighter Roman Gonzalez entered the ring in Madison Square Garden to battle the tough Brian Viloria. Viloria battled Gonzalez tough for nine round despite being floored by Chocolatito in the third round. Brian showed the heart of champion and stood toe to toe with Gonzalez until the referee stepped in and stopped the fight in the ninth.
At Heavyweight, #9 Dereck Chisora defeated unranked Jakov Gospic, stopping him in 3. Chisora will maintain his ranking. #16 Anthony Joshua defeated highly touted prospect Dillian Whyte, stopping him in 7. Joshua will climb to #15 with this impressive victory. #17 Chris Arreola defeated unranked Travis Kauffman by close split decision. Arreola will maintain his ranking. Other fighters may rise or fall due to these changes.
At Cruiserweight, #16 Oleksandr Usyk defeated unranked Pedro Rodriguez by stoppage in round 7. Usyk will maintain his ranking. #17 Tony Bellew defeated unranked former world title challenger Mateusz Masternak by close unanimous decision. Bellew will rise to #15 due to his nice win. Other fighters may rise or fall due to these changes.
By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña
Today’s decision by the WBC to allow both Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady”GGG” Golovkin to make a voluntary defense of their corresponding championship belts is an absolute great marketing move for both Golden Boy Promotions and K2 Promotions. GGG who holds numerous Middleweight titles can now move forward with his next championship fight, which is expected to be in Dallas, Texas early next year. A fight that will feature another top pound for pound fighter Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez on the undercard. Gennady who last faced David Lemieux on HBO PPV failed to generate huge numbers due to many factors including the New York Mets facing the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.
By Ian “The Boxing Historian” Murphy
What if? This is part of what makes boxing such a compelling subject to write about. There are endless fantasy fights to ponder and consider. Usually, most boxing fans choose the fighter from a generation they are most familiar with, kind of like 82% of males under 50 tend to look at prime Mike Tyson as the be all and end all. “Iron Mike” is for sure a solid pick, as at his best he was hell on wheels. However, this argument is not without flaws and holes in its logic. With emotion, blind allegiance, and favoritism often taking over, few can take a step back and look at the whole picture objectively.