By Geno McGahee Boxing has many moments when you have to scratch your head and wonder how this could happen. This is certainly the case with the lock up of former WBO Heavyweight champion, Herbie Hide, 49-4, 43 KO’s. Hide was a devastating puncher with a brash attitude, he became an attraction. In 1994, he [...]
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MIKE TYSON BOXING NEWS: Violent Childhood, Becoming the Heavy-Weight Champ, and his Fame and Excessive Lifestyle
Episode 12 of the 4th Season of Emmy-Winning In Depth With Graham Bensinger Premieres November 23rd/24th 2013 Check Local TV Listings / Watch on Yahoo! Sports Mike Tyson: “In Depth with Graham Bensinger”Mike Tyson sits down with Graham Bensinger for an interview at the boxing legend’s Las Vegas home. Over the course of two days, [...]
By Geno McGahee If you want to see corruption happen in front of your very eyes, check out the WBA’s heavyweight ranking. There are a couple of names that stand out as suspicious characters, but none more than the #2 contender, Luis Ortiz, 19-0, 16 KO’s. With the number 1 spot vacant, this means that [...]
By Geno McGahee Chris Arreola, 36-3, 31 KO’s, exposed the biggest fraud in the heavyweight division, Seth Mitchell, 26-2-1, 19 KO’s, in the very first round. Mitchell used some movement and landed early, but he seemed intimidated and the first right hand by Arreola put him into a daze. Mitchell went into football mode and [...]
Seth Mitchell, Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne & Chris Arreola: THE AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT SCENE – Boxing News
By Geno McGahee On Saturday, one of the small crop of American heavyweights, Seth Mitchell, 26-1-1, 19 KO’s, will face his toughest challenge in Chris Arreola, 35-3, 30 KO’s, in a 12 round bout for the WBC international heavyweight title. This is the first step to getting a shot at WBC kingpin, Vitali Klitschko.
By Geno McGahee The former WBO heavyweight champion of the world, Tommy “the Duke” Morrison, 48-3-1, 42 KO’s, has passed away at the age of 44. Morrison starred as Tommy “Machine” Gunn in ROCKY V, which was a huge push for his career. The mixture of his complexion, acting role, and vicious left hook made [...]
By Geno McGahee Boxing is an unpredictable sport where one punch can change history. That is no truer than in the heavyweight division and when you deal with super heavyweights, anything can happen at any time. Rising star, David Price, 15-1, 13 KO’s, was on the fast track to superstardom, demolishing veterans Audley Harrison (KO-1) [...]
On the eve of his next concussive ring appearance, undefeated future heavyweight champion Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (17-0, 17 KOs) has been elevated to #4 in the latest WBC rankings. Abdusalamov, the reigning WBC-USNBC Champion, is coming off an impressive stoppage over former Olympian Victor Bisbal on March 8 and heading into a showdown against Argentina’s [...]
Gary Shaw Productions has signed light heavyweight prospect Trent “The Terrible” Broadhurst, who resides in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Broadhurst, who stands 6’2 and comes from Angelo Di Carlo’s Ace Boxing team, possess a record of (9-1, 6 KOs). As a decorated amateur, the hard punching Broadhurst compiled an astonishing record of 112 wins with [...]
Heavyweight prospect Joey DaWejko (7-1-2, 3 KOs) makes a quick return to the ring as he will face another undefeated fighter in Didier Bence (6-0, 2 KOs). The 6-round bout promoted by Yvon Michel’s GYM Promotions in association with Boxing 360, will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on February 8. [...]
One of the “hidden giants” on the American heavyweight scene, Houston, Texas big man Skipp “Strictly Business” Scott (15-1, 10 KOs) will begin to come out of the shadows on Thursday, January 10, as he takes a big step up in competition.
On Saturday night, FEBRUARY 2, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will return to the Times Union Center in Albany, NY with “Battle Of The Undefeated Heavyweights” featuring a ten round Championship showdown between Newark’s’ Joe “The Future” Hanks and Richard “Silverback” Carmack of Kansas City, Missouri for the vacant NABA Heavyweight Title.
By Geno McGahee Vyacheslav Glazkov, 14-0, 10 KO’s, was too much for Tor Hamer, 19-2, 12 KO’s, using his mobility and timing to beat and batter him into submission in round four. Glazkov was a very successful amateur and is a prospect to watch for a future potential contender in the heavyweight division.
Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of exciting Reading, Pennsylvania, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (23-1, 17 KOs) to a promotional agreement. 27-year-old Kauffman is currently riding high on a five-fight winning streak and picked up the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title by knocking out respected hard-punching veteran Chris Koval.
By Geno McGahee This weekend, two undefeated heavyweight contenders will step into the ring. On Friday, one of the most exciting prospects in the heavyweight division returns to the ring. David Price, 14-0, 12 KO’s, is coming off of a spectacular first round knockout over Audley Harrison in October and is getting right back into [...]
By Geno McGahee Emanuel Steward’s unheralded heavyweight, Johnathon Banks, 29-1-1, 19 KO’s, didn’t seem confident in the opening round as Seth Mitchell, 25-1-1, 19 KO’s, attacked and pushed him around the ring. In the second round, Mitchell landed a right hand to the body that hurt Banks and went in for an attack, but a [...]
By Geno McGahee Tonight, in Germany, Wladimir Klitschko, 58-3, 50 KO’s, the IBO, IBF, WBO, and WBA Heavyweight Champion, will step into the ring for the first time since the death of his trainer, Emanuel Steward. He will be facing a large (6’7 ½”), undefeated and motivated challenger in Mariusz Wach, 27-0, 15 KO’s.
By Geno McGahee This Saturday, the IBO/IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, 58-3, 50 KO’s, will defend his titles against the Polish challenger, Mariusz Wach, 27-0, 15 KO’s. This fight is going under the radar and is considered an easy night’s work for the heavyweight king, but we may be in for an interesting night.
Big Things” features a pair of highly-decorated heavyweights, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (19-4, 5 KOs) and 2008 Cuban Olympian Robert Alfonso in his pro debut, on November 10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
By Geno McGahee The former WBC heavyweight champion, Ken Norton, 69, has suffered a heart attack and is currently in a Las Vegas hospital. Jose Sulaiman noted that Norton didn’t “look good,” after a visit with the former champ. Norton may be best known for his wars with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes. He took [...]
Looking to build on his recent second-round TKO victory, heavy-handed KO artist Brett “Da Grim” Rogers (12-4) of St. Paul, Minn. has joined premiere Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training camp American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. in preparation for his first Bellator Fighting Championships heavyweight tournament matchup in Hammond, Ind. on Oct. 5, live [...]
By Geno McGahee I just heard the terrible news that the former WBO heavyweight champion, Corrie Sanders, was shot to death, during a robbery at a restaurant, as he ate with his family. He was only 46 years old. I always considered Sanders an underachiever in boxing, despite his victory over Wladimir Klitschko and he [...]
By Jim Minkle The baby-stepping big heavyweight, Tyson Fury, 19-0, 14 KO’s, has tentatively agreed to take on former WBA champ, Ruslan Chagaev in November. Chagaev, 30-2-1, 19 KO’s, has been rode hard and put away wet and is the right guy at the right time for the limited Fury. Fury is a money-maker…not a [...]
By Geno McGahee Vitali Klitschko, 45-2, 41 KO’s, retained his WBC heavyweight title via fourth round stoppage over Manuel Charr, 21-1, 13 KO’s, due to a cut over the eye of the challenger. Klitschko was more aggressive than usual and Charr was getting some things done. Had Charr possessed a bigger punch, he may have [...]
Heavyweight Boxing News: KLITSCHKOS BEWARE- Magomed Abdusalamov Plans to Send Message SATURDAY NIGHT
Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of heavyweight powerhouse Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (15-0, 15 KOs), is sending his best wishes to the up-and-coming slugger in advance of his fight this week. Abdusalamov will take another step up in class this Saturday (September when he takes on former world title challenger and long-time top contender Jameel “Big Time” McCline [...]