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A champion at 23 and retired at 28: The boxing career of Mike Rossman
By John Raspanti, MaxBoxing.com, Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Mike Rossman’s rollercoaster pugilistic career was filled with thrilling highs and depressing lows. Rossman competed in a division with such names as: Matthew Saad Muhammad, Dwight Muhammad Quai, John Conteh, Eddie Mustafa Muhmmad, Victor Galindez, Marvin Johnson, Yaqui Lopez, and many more.
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Casimero: Goal Is To Fight Inoue, We Are Still Monster Hunting
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2020
John Riel Casimero doesn’t yet know when he will be able to return home.
As confident as he is of soon making it back to the Philippines, though, he is just as certain of whom he will next face.
The three-division and reigning bantamweight titlist has been stuck in Las Vegas, Nevada, where h Read Full Story >>>
Anthony Joshua gives verdict on Deontay Wilder stepping aside to allow Tyson Fury fight
By Chisanga Malata , Express.co.uk, Sun, 19 Apr 2020
A seventh-round TKO victory in Las Vegas saw 'The Gypsy King' claim the WBC heavyweight title and move a giant step closer to sharing the ring with 'AJ'.
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak delaying their next outings, all that remained for the long-awaited Battle of Britain to take place later thi Read Full Story >>>
Postcard from Mactan...H-Five-O
By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2020
(April 17, 2020)
Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Philippines
“Hello from Cebu and Mactan! Wish you were here...Lovingly, Papa,“ the postcard my family got in 1982 said.
Mactan island represents Philippine history a Read Full Story >>>
RETRO WBSS: GASSIEV’S MASTERPIECE IN SOCHI
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2020
Murat Gassiev vs Yuniel Dorticos was the second Cruiserweight Semi of Season 1 of the quest for the Ali Trophy, and rebroadcast live tonight at 7pm (UK) on World Boxing Super Series Facebook and YouTube.
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EXCLUSIVE: Amir Khan challenges Manny Pacquiao with spar reminder
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 19 Apr 2020
Amir Khan has reissued his long-time challenge to former training partner Manny Pacquiao and wants the pair to engage in serious fight talks.
During the coronavirus lockdown, Khan believes negotiations could be concluded swiftly as a massive amount of money is to be made.
Should they agree now Read Full Story >>>
The incredibly shrinking Harry Wills
By Pete Ehrmann, BoxingNoir, Sun, 19 Apr 2020
“I have had strange eating habits since I was a boy. It is nothing to be proud of, ashamed nor alarmed about. Bears don’t eat all winter and Harry Wills fasts a month each year.”—Ernest Hemingway letter to publisher Charles Scribner, 1952
The “Black Panther” was a great boxer who Read Full Story >>>
Porter: Thought Of Not Fighting In Front Of A Crowd Really Bothers Me
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2020
From the moment the bell sounded to signal the 12th and final round of his memorable welterweight title unification clash with Errol Spence, Shawn Porter knew this was the stage on which he wanted to remain.
The fond memories were enough to where the thought of fighting in a venue without fans in Read Full Story >>>
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XVI: ERBITO SALAVARRIA, THE WBA, WBC AND LINEAL WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Erbito Salavarria was the WBC, WBA and lineal flyweight champion of the world. He won the WBC and lineal title in 1970 and the WBA title in 1975.
The concept of a lineal champion was developed b Read Full Story >>>
Espinosa home for good
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
After living over 20 years abroad, former WBA bantamweight and WBC featherweight champion Luisito Espinosa is staying home for keeps but without a job, he’s hoping a sponsor will step up to help in ma Read Full Story >>>
5 wins that are so special for Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
It was the perfect time for Manny Pacquiao to come up with a short list of his greatest hits in an illustrious career dating back 25 years ago.
Though not in order of preference, Pacquiao revealed those historic feats while on quarantine asserting his memorable victories came against Oscar De La Read Full Story >>>
Sergio Martinez Won World Middleweight Title 40 Years After Argentine Great Carlos Monzon
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Martinez connects with a right at Pavlik.
Ten years ago today, April 17 in the USA (April 18 in the other half of the globe), Sergio Martinez made history by being the first Argentine to win universal recognition Read Full Story >>>
Arum Thinks Crawford-Pacquiao Could Happen
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
If COVID-19 has done anything, it’s given people plenty of time to think. Those in the boxing business are no exception. It wasn’t all that long ago, for instance, that a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford seemed to be an impossibility. Pacquiao was too old. What’s more, he foug Read Full Story >>>
In defense of Shelly Finkel
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
THERE’S a concerned call clearing the name of Hall of Fame promoter Shelly Finkel, which dismally topped the list of those dangling “staggering amounts in the tens of millions” for prized Filipino middlew Read Full Story >>>
SHOWTIME SPORTS® CONTINUES SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS FRIDAY NIGHT WITH 1999 FIGHT OF THE YEAR JOHNNY TAPIA VS. PAULIE AYALA I & II
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
WHAT: SHOWTIME Sports will continue to serve boxing fans during the current hiatus from live sports with another edition of SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS this week featuring 1999 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year Johnny Tapia vs. Pa Read Full Story >>>
Terence Crawford wants the big fights but won't sell his soul to get them
By Cameron Wolfe, ESPN.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Terence Crawford unleashes a smile as he hears another one of Errol Spence Jr.'s recent proclamations to "wash" him if the two best welterweights in the world finally face off in the ring.
Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), the WBO world titleholder, isn't much of a talker. In a boxing world of brash and b Read Full Story >>>
Titles and more titles and uncrowned champion Billy Graham
By Sean Anderson, MaxBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2020
It is a widely accepted view that the sheer number of boxing world titles has resulted in them being devalued.
A common misconception is that it is a problem that first occurred in the 1980’s, as early as the 1960’s this issue was rising to prominence. In the 1962 Boxing News annual, J. Onslo Read Full Story >>>
Eumir Felix Marcial, our First World Class Big Man Since Ceferino Garcia in the 30s?
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Eumir Felix Marcial.
If Eumir Felix Marcial lives up to his potentials and the expectations of the many who believe in him including Manny Pacquiao, we will have our first real world class big man in boxing since Ceferin Read Full Story >>>
S.I. coronavirus diary: Famed boxing trainer Teddy Atlas says this fighter will remain undefeated after battle with COVID-19
By Teddy Atlas, silive.com, Fri, 17 Apr 2020
The other day, I had wanted to tell this fighter, my favorite fighter of all time, that he would win his next bout, but they had the gym closed. No visitors.
Word had been that he was worried. He was my father’s favorite, and his father’s. I had never heard of him being concerned before, nor Read Full Story >>>
No fans Pay-Per-View is the ONLY way boxing returns in the short term
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Pay-Per-View Boxing – World Boxing News has been following the current coronavirus crisis closely with the task of keeping fans firmly updated at a high priority.
We firmly need our sport back and the sooner, the better for everyone. A picture of how we do that is slowly emerging.
As WBN pre Read Full Story >>>