By Geno McGahee The night was October 30th, 1974, a historic date in the world of boxing, and perhaps, it is the most significant moment of all time in the sweet science. Perhaps the best place to start is March 22nd, 1967, when Ali Muhammad Ali would lose his WBA Heavyweight Title to the U.S. [...]
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“I am pleased to see that the International Boxing Federation, the organization that sanctioned the world championship match between IBF champion Joseph Agbeko and Abner Mares on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, took such swift action in ordering an immediate rematch.
(Publisher Note: I personally commend the IBF for making an immediate rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko. But even more for taking a stand and saying that Referee Russell Mora did a HORRIBLE JOB. Attention Boxing Commission: do the right thing to and BAN HIM FROM BOXING FOREVER!) OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 899 Mountain [...]
The City of St. Charles, Mo., and its Mayor, Sally Faith, have rolled out the red carpet for Don King by hosting Friday afternoon’s Official Weigh-In at their beautiful and historic downtown area supporting the boxing promoter’s “Show Me Something Great… in the ‘Show Me’ State” world championship boxing event taking place on Saturday at [...]
Richie Boy Promotions filed a lawsuit this past Tuesday (April 19, 2011) in the 11th District Judicial Circuit Court in Miami against International Boxing Federation Light Heavyweight Champion Tavoris Cloud, as well as his promoter, Don King Productions, and head trainer, Al Bonanni.
Article and Photos by Marc Anthony Introductions were done by Jimmy Lennon, JR., to kick of the conference. Face offs:
RSR Goes Back to the Days when the Heavyweight Division Ruled Boxing and Talks with former 2-Time Heavyweight Champion Tim Witherspoon
Exclusive interview by Mike “Rubber Warrior” Plunkett “I prefer not to be called a trainer, I like the world ambassador”. – “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon It’s been a quarter of a century since “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon regained the heavyweight title. He did it the old fashioned way; gutting it out over fifteen rounds with a talented [...]
By Geno McGahee RSR covers many fighters, fights, and branches out into the entertainment world and Mixed Martial Arts, but no matter what we cover, the most popular topic is and has remained the co-pound for pound best in the game, Manny Pacquiao. Through popular demand, we have elected to create a new column that [...]
Promoters Don King and Ahmet Oner will host a press conference on Wednesday to officially announce a WBC heavyweight final elimination bout between WBC #1-ranked heavyweight Ray Austin and undefeated WBC #2-ranked (and Cuban 2004 Olympic heavyweight champion) Odlanier Solis to be held at AmericanAirlines Arena on December 17. The winner earns the right to [...]
By Joe Wilson It’s a no-brainer, when you put two of the biggest attractions in boxing together and add Don King to the equation; what you get is a “mega fight.” King is king when it comes to something this big! I must admit, that I am not one to bet much on any sport, [...]
By Geno McGahee Over the years, charismatic Promoter, Don King, has gotten a lot of negative press. He has been sued countless times, been the subject of criminal investigations, but always comes out smelling like a rose. You can argue his ethics but you cannot dispute his success and his ability to bring a fight [...]
Exclusive Interview by “Bad” Brad Berkwitt “People, who know me, know that there has never been anyone who has been able to dictate my doings. If there is anyone in the world who could accuse me of anything that I intentionally did wrong, I ask them to step forward. My head is high and proud. [...]
DKP Press Release A typical boxing press conference today at Scottrade Center in St. Louis suddenly turned raucous after undefeated unified 140-pound world champion Devon Alexander’s trainer Kevin Cunningham told former WBA junior welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik, a Ukrainian making his first visit to America, “That’s a long way to come for an ass whuppin.’ [...]
DKP Press Release Hall of Fame promoter Don King ia planning a world title twinbill for August 7 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Billed as “Gateway to Greatness… The Homecoming,” the card will feature WBC/IBF 140lb. champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (20-0, 13 KOs) against former champ Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs), plus [...]
Don King Press Release Don King Looks for a Later Date to Present the IBF 154-Pound Championship Match The International Boxing Federation junior middleweight championship scheduled for June 12 at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis has been postponed. Don King Productions was promoting the event that planned to feature St. Louisan Cory Spinks (37-5, 11 [...]
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Europa Casino Bonus —————————————————————————————————————————- Claim your Titan Bet Bonus By Scott Heritage As usual it’s been an eventful week in mixed martial arts, with several fight announcements and plenty of big events coming up for the week ahead. Firstly, this weekend former UFC champion Tim Sylvia takes to the cage once again in a fight [...]
Don King Productions Press Release Don King Productions has become aware that an entity known as Shine Fight Promotions recently announced their intention to present a match showcasing former three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga.
By Geno McGahee Evander Holyfield, 43-10-2, 28 KO’s, has not been in the major spotlight for years, arguably since his 1999 title unifier with Lennox Lewis. Mike Tyson, 50-6, 44 KO’s, has been out of the ring for five years. Despite those facts, the public still wants to see the final bout in an interesting [...]
By Geno McGahee “Unlike other journalists, I did my research and made a phone call,” Dan Rafael smugly noted on a recent episode of Friday Night Fights and then proceeded to dismiss the comeback of Mike Tyson and the report here on RSR. Now, I don’t know how one phone call to one person that [...]
By Geno McGahee Last week, I wrote an article entitled: “Done Deal: The Return of Mike Tyson to Boxing,” which was picked up by USA Today, FOX Sports,NESN, and many others. I was somewhat surprised that ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights ran a piece on the situation but didn’t cite the source and claimed to do [...]
RSR Press Release The recent article “Done Deal: The Return of Mike Tyson to Boxing,” by Geno McGahee has started a media frenzy. A source close to the Tyson Camp gave RSR an inside tip concerning the return of the former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion and the comeback is launching later this year. An Internet source [...]
By Geno McGahee The heavyweight division has been considered boring by most boxing fans. The safety first, big European heavyweights have not captured the imagination of the American public, and neither have the challengers from the states that have given non-efforts or have been mediocrities to begin with. The 1990s was a great and exciting [...]
By Geno McGahee “Remember the name ‘Candy Slim!’ Champ next year! Don’t bring us mortal men. We want to fight giants!” – Don King Boxing has a lot of tragedies and it also is a stage for redemption. There is no wonder why people are attracted to the sport of boxing. [...]
By Geno McGahee The immediate rematch took place on June 28th, 1991. For Mike Tyson, this was an unnecessary fight. Even though he had stated after his first bout with Ruddock that a rematch wasn’t a bad idea, he realistically wanted a shot at the title. Although he was heavily favored to win the rematch, [...]