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Henry Armstrong

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One of my favorite boxers of all time is Henry Armstrong. He was born Henry Jackson on December 12, 1912, in Columbus, Mississippi.

Armstrong engaged in 62 amateur bouts, 58 of which he won before turning professional in 1931. He was knocked out in three rounds in his first pro fight, compiling a 1-3 record in his first four professional bouts. But all of that would change. He would go on to be the only boxer to hold three world championships simultaneously.

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Gene Aguilera

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On December 3, 2016 my friend Gene Aguilera was inducted into the WBC World Boxing Council Legends Hall of Fame. It was an extreme honor for me to be his presenter, and it was such a deserving honor for Gene. In prior years, with the World Boxing Hall of Fame and California Boxing Hall of Fame, I have been a presenter for Rodolfo Gonzalez (WBC lightweight champion); Ernie Terrell (WBA heavyweight champion); Eddie Perkins (WBA junior welterweight champion); Eddie Futch (arguably the greatest trainer of the 20th century); and Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing). But, it is Gene that is so very special in my heart because our roles were reversed – he was my presenter upon my induction on May 17, 2015.

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I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This goes back to 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 learn and educate myself. It’s now my pleasure to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five multiple choice questions – in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.



1 – On March 1, 1949 when Joe Louis announced his retirement, who won  the vacated heavyweight title?

a) Ezzard Charles

b) Jersey Joe Walcott

c) Billy Conn

d) Rocky Marciano


2 – George Foreman won the Gold Medal in the heavyweight class at the Mexico City Olympic games – in what year?

a) 1964

b) 1966

c) 1968

d) 1970

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Spence Jr. Wins Welterweight Title Belt By Knockout Over Brook


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Errol Spence Jr. (22-0 / 19 by KO) traveled to Sheffield, England on Saturday night and dethroned champion Kell Brook (36-2 / 25 by KO) to win the IBF welterweight title.

It was a action packed fight, with both fighters giving it their best.

My scorecard had Brook winning four of the first six rounds, before Spence gained momentum.

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Crawford Dominates Diaz … Inoue Wins in Japan

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Terence Crawford (31-0 / 22 by KO) was nothing less than brilliant in his WBC/WBO super lightweight title defense over Felix Diaz (19-2 / 9 by KO) Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, the bout shown live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Crawford was in complete control from the start before Diaz’ corner ended the one-sided bout at the end of round ten.

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Terry McGovern – Terrible Terry

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At the turn of the 20th century, Brooklyn was becoming a thriving suburb of its own in the New York Metropolitan area.

It was the home of the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, the Trolley Dodgers National League baseball team, and was also the home of “Terrible” Terry McGovern who had migrated there from Johnstown, Pennsylvania at the age of six.

The first fight for the Irish-American kid was at Brooklyn’s Jackson Club in early 1897, an amateur bout that ended in a first round victory over Jack Shea. That event would officially launch a stellar career in boxing for the young McGovern who turned pro that same year.

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Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko – RECAP

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Lets get straight to the point, this was a good and very entertaining fight. This is just what boxing and particularly the heavyweight division needed.

I picked Joshua to win, simply because of youth. But I knew the 41 year old Klitschko would be a true test for the young 27 year old champion.

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Pound for Pound

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I thank everyone that has contacted me with fan mail input. It’s a good feeling to be appreciated and respected.

In the past few years the three most asked questions have been: Who is the greatest boxer of all time? (Answer: Sugar Ray Robinson) Who would win between Muhammad Ali vs. Mike Tyson? (Answer: Ali) Who are the best prospects in boxing today? (Answer: Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Eddie Ramirez).

But as of late, most write in asking (and with their opinions): Who are the best pound for pound?

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Lou Duva – R.I.P.

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On March 8, 2017, Lou Duva  passed away from natural causes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey. He was 94 years old.   

Lou had a remarkable career as a trainer, handling nineteen world champions. Some of the boxers, just to name a few, that Lou was involved with were Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, Michael Moorer, Arturo Gatti, Mark Breland, Lennox Lewis, Rocky Lockridge, Bobby Czyz, Johnny Bumphus, Tony Tucker, Mike McCallum, Vinny Pazienza, Hector Camacho, Fernando Vargas, Andrew Golota, Alex Ramos, Livingstone Bramble, Tony Ayla Jr., and Joey Giardiello who was his first world champion  in 1963.

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