Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding up coming fights.  Here’s a look at Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio WBA middleweight title fight and Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters WBA featherweight title fight, airing this weekend on HBO.

(click onto links below for viewing)

Hey Harold!: Golovkin vs. Rubio (HBO Boxing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZgdaDU9ad8

Hey Harold!: Donaire vs. Walters (HBO Boxing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjt6wql2vLU

Taylor Snags a Title

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By Tom Donelson (contributed to DMBOXING.COM since 2008)

Jermain Taylor was facing Australia Sam Soliman for Soliman’s Middleweight IBF title.  For Taylor, the fact that he was fighting for a title is miracle.   He is being investigated for the murder of his cousin plus he has suffered bleeding from his brain from past wars.  As for Soliman, he is one of those good fighters forever at the cusp of the elite fighters but never quite good enough. While Soliman is an awkward fighter, he is one of those older fighters who seems to stay competitive late in his career.  Fighters like Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson and Bernard Hopkins continue to win championship late in their careers and so did Soliman.

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Eddie Futch (revisited)

By David Martinez
Boxing Historian

 

NOTE:  This article feature was originally posted two years ago … re-posting in honor and remembrance of the legendary boxing trainer Eddie Futch on the anniversary month of his passing … may his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.

 

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        October 10, 2012 will be the anniversary date of the passing of Eddie Futch. Eddie was born on August 9, 1911, in Hillsboro, Mississippi, and passed away on October 10, 2001. He was a man that I consider to be the best trainer in boxing in my era of the sport.

 

         He trained or managed twenty two world champions, which included Don Jordan, Hedgemon Lewis, Bob Foster, Joe Frazier, Virgil Hill, Ken Norton, Alexis Arguello, Michael Spinks, Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Wayne McCullough, Montell Griffin, Marlon Starling, and Mike McCallum, to name a few.

Sir Henry Cooper

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By Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer)

He came from a fighting family and by the time his boxing career ended in 1971 he was the most beloved British boxer of all time. Only once did he challenge for the world’s title but he dominated the British heavyweight scene for over fifteen years. His popularity soared even more after retirement and eventually the Queen of England knighted him. Sir Henry Cooper was more than just a British fighter. He was a fine example of what British boxing is all about. 

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What if ? … James Toney vs. Michael Moorer

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

 

This is a fight that would have made sense if it was put together. Each boxer has ties to the state of Michigan.  It probably didn’t happen because by the time Toney became a heavyweight, Moorer’s star had diminished due to his one round kayo loss to David Tua.  A loss two years later to Eliseo Castillo pretty much took Moorer out of the elite class. Toney’s knockout of Evander Holyfield made him a major player in the division.
 
What if Moorer and Toney would have met at their heavyweight peaks ?  Who would have come out on top.  This could have been a very interesting battle. How would Toney have handled Moorer’s southpaw stance ?  What about Moorer’s quick, hard and accurate right jab ?  How would Moorer have dealt with Toney’s defensive wizardry and his pinpoint counter punching ability ?

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In Rusty’s Corner

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Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years.

For my wedding present to David Martinez, along with my congratulations and support, I offer this column.

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The fight is a challenging one to predict. The one thing we can say with reasonable certainty is that it will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 18.

This is a fight between the strong European power puncher Genedy Golovkin and veteran Marco Antonio Rubio.

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FIGHT CALENDAR for October 2014

 FIGHT CALENDAR for October 2014 FIGHT CALENDAR for October 2014
stay posted every month to www.dmboxing.com for your complete boxing schedule

Oct. 3 … FRIDAY

At Uncasville, Conn.: Antonio Nieves vs. Ahmed Mahmood, 6 rounds, junior featherweights; Wesley Tucker vs. Justin Johnson, 6 rounds, junior welterweights; Lawrence Blakey vs. TBA, 4 rounds, light heavyweights; Nate Green vs. Jorge Abiague, 6 rounds, junior featherweights; Xian Wei Qian vs. Josh Crespo, 4 rounds, featherweights; Ed Latimore vs. Excell Holmes, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Joe Cusumano vs. Solomon Maye, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Zach Ramsey vs. TBA, 6 rounds, welterweights

At Tampa, Florida (Telemundo): Daniel Lozano vs. Jonathan Vidal, 10 rounds, junior bantamweights; Noemi Bosques vs. TBA, 8 rounds, flyweights

At Madrid, Spain: Michele Di Rocco vs. Ruben Nieto, 12 rounds, for Di Rocco’s European junior welterweight title

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RING TRIVIA ~ answers

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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 questions about their era to expand my own knowledge. Now I am delighted to bring you boxing trivia on a quarterly basis on my website. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow for viewing at the end of each month of posting.

1)  The largest purse Joe Louis received in his career was $625,916.00 in what rematch fight?

a)  vs. Jersey Joe Walcott

b)  vs. Max Schmeling

c)  vs. Arturo Godoy

d)  vs. Billy Conn ~ CORRECT ANSWER

2)  The first title fight that was sanctioned by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) was?

a)  Leotis Martin vs. Sonny Liston ~ CORRECT ANSWER

b)  Mike Ayala vs. Romeo Anaya

c)  Donald Curry vs. Bruce Finch

d)  Michael Nunn vs. Curtis Parker

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Canada’s Robert Cleroux beat Chuvalo twice

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

 
No doubt the most well known heavyweight to come out of Canada is George Chuvalo. For a while Lennox Lewis called it his home and Trevor Berbick made his mark but George is still #1 in Canada. Nevertheless there is a very overlooked heavyweight contender from the 1960’s who at one time was closing in on a world title shot. His name was Robert Cleroux. The fact is that “Big Bob” had a trilogy of bouts with Chuvalo for the Canadian heavyweight title. Cleroux won two of those contests.

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