One of the best boxers to come out of Ohio in the last thirty years was “Prince” Charles Williams of Mansfield, who held the IBF light-heavyweight title from October 29, 1987 to March 20, 1993.
Williams turned professional on June 27, 1978, dropping a four round decision to Henry Bunch. His career moved slowly over the next couple of years as he boxed mostly in the Ohio area. In 1981, he was halted by future IBF cruiserweight champion Jeff Lampkin. He reached a low point on March 1, 1983 when he was stopped in one round by Reggie Gross. At this time he looked to be anything but a future champion.
By Lou Eisen
Referee Marcus McDonnell stopped the fight after round 8 at the request of Christian Hammer’s corner as Tyson Fury, 24-0, 18 KO’s gained yet another victory on his way to a possible title shot against the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Wladimir Klitschko, 63-3, 53 KO’s. The Romanian born Hammer, 17-4, 10 KO’s was ranked number three by the WBO and Fury had no problem winning every round by an impressive display of technical boxing ability at the 02 Arena in London, England.
Candy Cane was a body punch used by Sugar Ray Robinson thrown with a right hand to the body slightly turning it over and pushing downward.
One of the biggest fights in UFC History was over before it began. Ronda Rousey defeated Cat Zingano when she reversed her beautifully into a top position and grabbed an armbar from an awkward angle causing Zingano to submit in round one.
Masio Fullen vs. Alex Torres
Winner: Masio Fullen by Split Decision (29-28 twice and 28-29).
Chris Eubank, JR. Defeats Dmitry Chudinov for WBA Interim Middleweight Belt – ” I will Knock Out Gennady Golovkin in Three Rounds”
“I will knock out Gennady Golovkin in three rounds if Chris can’t get a fight with him.” — Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein, Vice President of the Miami Beach Chapter of Seniors for Chris Eubank, JR. Fan Club
Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14 KOs) scored a twelfth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBA interim champion Dmitry Chudinov (14-1-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Eubanks Jr. took control in round two, cutting Chudinov over the left eye. Eubanks increasingly outclassed Chudinov as the bout progressed. The champ was game, but by round nine he was cut over both eyes and being punished. Eubanks went all out for the KO in round twelve and got the stoppage after a savage barrage of punches. Time was 2:11.
“I am Going to Make Deontay Wilder my Lady when Tyson Fury Knocks Him Out.”—-Gary Bullocks, President of the Westside Chapter of the Tyson Fury Fan Club
WBO #1 heavyweight Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round TKO over Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Fury, risking his mandatory title challenge against world champion Wladimir Klitschko, toyed with Hammer until dropping him in round five with a right hand. Hammer’s corner finally pulled the plug after round eight.
European super lightweight champion Michele Di Rocco (39-1-1, 17 KOs) retained his title moments ago by TKO in round nine against brave Dane Kasper Bruun (19-2-1, 4 KOs) at the sold out Teatro Principe in Milan, Italy.
Unbeaten super lightweight KO artist Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (9-0, 8 KOs) has done it again! The big-punching Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey native thrilled the crowd inside The Corral at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida, by demolishing Raul Tovar (14-9-1, 4 KOs) in the first round. The normally granite-chinned Tovar had figured to go some rounds, but Rodriguez immediately got him out of there with three fast knockdowns.
Once again, boxing promoter Yvon Michel’s unerring, keen eye for talent has unearthed another exciting diamond in the rough in Chechen light-heavyweight banger Artur Beterbiev. Beterbiev hails from Khasavyurt, Russia and sports a pro record of seven wins with no losses. All of his wins have come by the spectacular knockout route. To put it bluntly, this kid can really bang and has a world title in his future. Make no mistake about it, he really is that good.
Many of us, who are now boxing fanatics can remember whom it was that stoked the fire that brought us into the sport. My love for the sweet science was one of my earliest memories, with fights being on television on the weekend just prior to Saturday wrestling. Muhammad Ali solidified my love for the sport with a career that brought millions to the arenas.
When I meet my lovely wife twenty-one years ago, her father was not only a boxing fan but had a career as a vendor at Yankee Stadium that spanned the Golden Era of the late 40’s thru the Ali-Norton fight in 1976, then beyond.
As a die-hard Red Sox fan, his dedication to the Yankee club would often lead to cheerful teasing and he would always win the day with the line “How many World Series have we won?”, an annoying habit picked up by his grandson .
A Bolo Punch is a flashy wide sweeping uppercut that is more about showboating than power. The bolo punch might not even be thrown at all but rather used to distract the opponent so you can hit them with your other hand.
Trey Lippe Morrison
Heavyweight Trey Lippe-Morrison (6-0, 6 KOs) faces his toughest opponent to date when he battles Richard Dawson (5-2-2, 3 KOs) on March 7 in the six round main event of “Four State Franchise” at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK. Lippe-Morrison is the son of the late WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison. So far, Trey has shown impressive punching power having stopped each of his last five foes in less than two minutes. Dawson has never been stopped and scored a huge upset by besting Ty Cobb (16-3) in June 2013. Interestingly enough, Dawson’s father Anthony Cooks was scheduled to fight Tommy Morrison November 3, 1996 in Japan but was replaced due to out of the ring issues.
He’s a former amateur boxer…… The successful Author of Boxing Interviews Of A Lifetime…… A Retired Navy Man who served honorably for 20 years, and 28 days, retiring from the Navy in 2006. A lot of New York City and now, a little Oklahoma too….. A fan of Frank Sinatra and the man who is seen all over Tulsa in his trademark Fedora and has been known for the last 15 years, as “Bad”….
He can now add a “Hit Show” on his resume with The “Bad” Brad Berkwitt Show taking off on the Ringside Report YouTube Channel.
He was born Richard Ihetu in his native Nigeria in 1929. Sadly, just 42 years later, he was dead. In between he established himself as one of the best pound for pound fighters of the 1960’s. He was known to the boxing world as Dick Tiger. It was a very fitting moniker for the man who was crowned world champion on three occasions. Dick turned professional in 1952 after a brief amateur career. Within three years, he established himself as the best middleweight in Nigeria.