Other than the last twenty seconds, Tim Bradley boxed in a workman like fashion as he pressured Jesse Vargas throughout the first ten rounds before he decided to box his way to victory over the last two rounds. There were no knockdown in this event but Vargas landed a right hand in the final twenty second of the fight that sent Bradley reeling and nearly out. Bradley regained his legs and as Vargas came close, Bradley held on for dear life. The referee mistaken the ten seconds click for the end of the fight and ended the bout prematurely. Vargas thought the referee had stopped the fight in his favor but after the confusion, the fight went to the scorecards with Bradley winning 115-112, 117-112, 116-112.
I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to expand my knowledge. I am delighted now to bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.
1) The catch phase “let’s get ready to rumble” that is used by ring announcer Michael Buffer, originated from what fighter?
As this website enters its 8th year “officially” on July 15, I would like to say thank you to all the fan base that have come into dmboxing.com with their support. Without you the success of this website isn’t complete!
It is a true blessing to have a group of people that help with their best efforts to make this site what it is, and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Harold Lederman (HBO / Hey Harold!); Steve Corbo (Guest Post Writer): Adam Pollock (Book Reviews); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and in memory of a man that is truly missed resting peacefully in heaven with God, Rusty Rubin. My dear friend Rusty was my first writer at the start of this website in July 2007, volunteering his award winning column, “In Rusty’s Corner.”
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at Timothy Bradley (31-1-1 / 12 by KO) vs. Jessie Vargas (26-0 / 9 by KO), scheduled 12 rounds, for the “vacant” WBO welterweight championship – airing on HBO Saturday, June 27, from the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)
Adrien Broner faced Shawn Porter in a battle of former world champions and this was declared the battle of Ohio as both fighters were from the Buckeye State. Broner only loss before this fight was in the Welterweight division against the hard punching Marcos Maidana and Broner lost to another hard punching Welterweight. While the fight was fought at a 144 pound catch weight, it was obvious that Porter swarming unorthodox style troubled Broner.
By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer for dmboxing.com since 2008
Although Memphis Pal Moore was once a title claimant and the possessor of a fine record, he should not be confused with Pal Moore out of Philadelphia. In fact, the Pal from the City of Brotherly Love may have been the overall better fighter.
Philadelphia Pal Moore was a member of the famous “Fighting Moore Family” which included brothers Willie, Reddy, and Frank. He was born Paul Von Franzke October 1891, in Germany. He began his professional career in 1907 in Philadelphia. By 1909 he had invaded New York and began to draw attention. By 1910, he had hit the big time. On February 1st of that year he stopped Henry Miers in Boston prompting ex-heavyweight champion James J. Corbett who was in attendance to heap praise on Pal. On May 25th Pal scored an upset six round newspaper verdict over the heralded Jim Driscoll. In his last five bouts for 1910 he twice met Owen Moran losing a newspaper decision and then holding Moran to a draw. He then lost newspaper verdicts to Abe Attel, Harlem Tommy Murphy, and Tommy Langdon.
Author / Member of Boxing Writers Association of America
Fighters find themselves in a position, how much risk do I take to entertain the public? Erislandy Lara for example had a cakewalk against Delvin Rodriguez as he simply dominated Rodriguez with his superior boxing skills but what he truly needed in the eyes of his promoters and fans was a impressive knockout victory.
Lara simply was satisfied with a win and while he is still the WBA Super Welterweight champion, there was nothing in the fight that said, “ Let see this fighter again.” The one past fighter that Lara reminds me of is Winky Wright, a smooth boxer who often embarrassed more marketable fighters and he was often ignored. Wright finally got his chance for a title and Lara has received his but Lara wants bigger paydays. Lara is the type of fighter that other fighters ignore or stay away from since he not only can upset a bigger name fighter but the amount of money to made fighting Lara pales in comparison to other fighters.
After two months of serious training and a disappointing postponement of his fight scheduled for Simi Valley two weeks earlier, Henry Calles moved on to a larger venue and tougher opponent on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
The Hangar at The Orange County Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, California, was the site. The nine-bout fight card was attended by a standing room only crowd of 1600 plus fans. The card was promoted by Roy Englebrecht / Fight Club OC.
The opponent for Henry would be local favorite Reece Bennett in a super middleweight bout, scheduled for four rounds.
As a member of Team Duke’s working Henry’s corner, it was an honor for me to be in such good company for the fight along with trainers Oscar Gracia Sr., Oscar Gracia Jr., and team manager Sarah Cammann.
My friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his video shorts regarding upcoming fights.
Here’s a look at Nicholas Walters (25-0 / 21 by KO) vs. Miguel Marriaga (20-0 / 18 by KO) WBA featherweight championship and Felix Verdejo (17-0 / 13 by KO) vs. Ivan Najera (16-0 / 8 by KO) lightweight bout. This HBO doubleheader airs this Saturday, June 13, from Madison Square Garden, New York.