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

 

1) Who was the first boxer to defeat Roy Jones as a professional ?

a) Julian Jackson

b) Bernard Hopkins

c) James Toney

d) Montel Griffin – ANSWER

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Mickey Duff – R.I.P.

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By David Martinez

 

On March 22, 2014 boxing lost a true icon in the sport – Mickey Duff.  Although I did not know Mickey personally, he was highly respected for all of his dedication and accomplishments in boxing.  He was a matchmaker, manager, corner man, and promoter.
 
Born on June 7, 1929 in Krakow, Poland, he moved to England in the late 1930′s and focused on boxing.  He boxed as an amateur before turning professional at the young age of 15, posting a professional record of 33 wins, 8 losses, and 3 draws.
 
His involvement with boxers included 19 world champions including Jim Watt, Alan Minter, Barry McGuigan, John Coteh, Terry Downes, Howard Winstone, Maurice Hope, John Mugabi, Cornelius Boza Edwards, Lloyd Honeyghan, Frank Bruno and Joe Calzaghe.
 
May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with God.

WBC Ratings – March 2014

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGSAS OF MARCH 9, 2014

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HEAVYWEIGHT

+200 Lb +90.71 Kg Ukraine HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: VACANT EMERITUS CHAMPION:VITALI KLITSCHKO WON TITLE:

LAST DEFENSE:

LAST COMPULSORY : September 10, 2011 by Klitschko

WBA CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine

Ukraine IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine

Contenders: WBC SILVER CHAMPION: Bermane Stiverne Canada

1 Bermane Stiverne (Canada) SILVER 2 Chris Arreola (US) 3 Deontay Wilder (US) AMERICA 4 Bryant Jennings (US) 5 Mike Perez (Cuba/Ireland) USNBC 6 Manuel Charr (Lebanon/Syria) INTL SILVER /BALTIC/CISBB 7 Derek Chisora (GB) EBU 8 Tyson Fury (GB) 9 Tomasz Adamek (Poland) 10 Odlanier Solis (Cuba) 11 Lucas Browne (Australia) 12 Vyacheslav Glazkov (Ukraine) BALTIC Silver 13 Andy Ruiz (Mexico) NABF 14 Carlos Takam (Cameroon) 15 Tony Thomspon (US) 16 Fres Oquendo (P. Rico) 17 Luis Ortiz (Cuba) 18 Seth Mitchell (US) 19 Mark De Mori (Australia) 20 Eric Molina (US) 21 Artur Szpilka (Poland) 22 Johnathon Banks (US) 23 Malik Scott (US) 24 Kyotaro Fujimoto (Japan) 25 Billy Wright (US) LATINO/FECARBOX 26 Yazmany Consuegra (Cuba) 27 Johann Duhaupas (France) 28 Sam Sexton (GB ) 29 Francesco Pianeta (Italy) 30 Amir Mansour (US) 31 Anthony Joshua (GB) 32 Raphael Zumbano (Brazil) SOUTH AMERICA 33 Alexander Ustinov (Russia) 34 David Price (GB) 35 Andrzej Wawrzyk (Poland) 36 Solomon Haumono (Australia) OPBF 37 Erkan Teper (Germany) 38 Herve Hubeaux (Belgium) YOUTH 39 Alexander Flores (US) 40 Arnold Gjergjaj (Switzerland) WBC INT. CHAMPION: VACANT NA = NOT AVAILABLE Alexander Povetkin (Russia) * NA – WBA Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria) * NA -IBF Alex Leapai (Australia) * NA – WBO

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Gaetan Hart vs. Cleveland Denny (1980)

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 By Steve Corbo
 
I will always remember this fight because I was there, at ringside, close enough to reach out and touch Cleveland Denny. In the late 1970′s my friend Johnny Lira was the USBA Lightweight Champion and one of world’s top rated lightweights. In ’79 he lost in his bid to capture the WBA World Lightweight Title.
 
A year later, Ring Magazine had him rated #5 in the world , he was looking to get back into the mix and get another shot at the title. Johnny was going to fight Gaeten Hart on the undercard of Sugar Ray Leonard vs Roberto Duran, up in Montreal. The bout was scheduled for June 20,1980. But they weren’t able to make the fight and Cleveland Denny wound up in the ring facing Hart, instead of Lira. Johnny, myself and Mauro DiFiore decided to go up to Montreal anyway and see the show. What a show it was, taking place at the Olympic Stadium and in the same city where just four years earlier Sugar Ray Leonard won a Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics. Johnny was on top of his game so we were with Angelo Dundee, Wildredo Benitez, media guys like the dean of all boxing historians Hank Kaplan, etc. We were surrounded by boxing royalty. We had no tickets, but somebody hooked us up and we got in on some TV/Radio Press Passes! We had no assigned seats! I ended up sitting in Leonard’s corner, on a folding chair I picked up from someplace, next to Joe Frazier. We talked about his son Marvis, who was an amateur at the time, and had just won the National’s.
 

Danny Garcia edges Herrera to retain WBC / WBA title belts

Danny Garcia Danny Garcia edges Herrera to retain WBC / WBA title belts

 

 
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association

 

 
Danny Garcia made his return to Puerto Rico, the hometown of his parents as he faced Mauricio Herrera in a title fight.  The card began with Juan Manuel Lopez fighting Daniel Ponce De Leon at junior light- weight. Six years ago, Lopez knocked Ponce De Leon out but now both fighters faced a cross road fight at two higher weight divisions.  Ponce De Leon decided that his strategy would be to knock out Lopez, a Puerto Rico native since he was certain a close decision would go to the hometown fighter. 

 

 
 
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In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years, and has served dmboxing.com since 2007 with his expertise in boxing.

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Let’s take another walk down my memory lane.

This time I am going to write about my late good friend, Jack Welsh.

Jack was a long time sportswriter, living in Vegas, when we first me in the early 1980’s. He appeared to be almost as goofy as I was so it was very comfortable getting to know him.

He was a bit older than me, divorced and was good friends with a mutual friend, Lee Samuels, publicist for Top Rank.

I had heard many stories about Jack, but some were too hard to believe, but getting to know him, I found that these stories would not come close to the way Jack really was, and, with the possible exception of my best friend Sue, (AKA Woozel), was the most fun loving and unpredictable person I ever met.

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RING TRIVIA

RT crop 1024x409 RING TRIVIAI 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 knowledge. Now I am delighted to bring boxing trivia to you on a quarterly basis on my website. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow by the end of each month for viewing.

1) Who was the first boxer to defeat Roy Jones as a professional ?

a) Julian Jackson

b) Bernard Hopkins

c) James Toney

d) Montel Griffin

  Continue reading

Canelo outclasses Angulo

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By David Martinez
 
In a match all about styles, Saul Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1 / 31 by KO) battered a game but outclassed Afredo Angulo (22-4 / 18 by KO) last Saturday night in their junior middleweight bout.
 
Canelo never was able to put down Angulo, but he hit him at will throughtout the fight with acurate combinations. Round 8 was the only round I had Angulo winning on my scorecard, and was the best round of the fight.
 
The end came 47 seconds into round 10, Canelo landed a hard left uppercut that prompted referee Tony Weeks to have seen enough and stepped in to hault the “one-sided” bout and under protest from Angulo.
 
The fight between the two Mexican boxers was shown via Showtime (pay-per-view) from the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Canelo was guaranteed $1.5 million to $850,000 for Anguelo. The purses were adjusted because Canelo agreed to pay $100,000 to Angulo to raise the weight limit to 155 pounds from 154 because he could not make the contracted weight.
 

The Greatest Show on Earth – March 8, 1971

pic 1 233x300 The Greatest Show on Earth   March 8, 1971 By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

          There are certain dates that will stick with you as long as you live. Your birthday, the birthdays of family members, anniversaries, the day that you got your divorce ( s ), etc…Happy and important days that mark milestones in your life.
 
          One such date I’ll always remember is March 8, 1971. The ” Battle Of The Century “, it was so aptly named.
          Two undefeated boxers who each had a legitimate pic 2 230x300 The Greatest Show on Earth   March 8, 1971claim to being the heavyweight champion of the world would collide. When Muhammad Ali first won the title in 1964 his name was Cassius Clay. He would shortly thereafter change his name and then proceed to change the face of boxing. He dominated the scene until 1967 when he refused induction into the US Military due pic 3 242x300 The Greatest Show on Earth   March 8, 1971
to his religious beliefs. Then came the Eight Man Elimination Tourney that was won by Jimmy Ellis. The powerful New York State Athletic Commission would recognize the winner of a match up between unbeaten boxers Joe Frazier and Buster Mathis. A bout in which Joe won. In 1970 Frazier stopped Ellis to claim the vacated title. Later that year Muhammad Ali returned to ring wars and halted highly ranked contenders Jerry Quarry and Oscar Bonavena. The stage was now set. Ali and Frazier would clash for the undisputed title.The first Ali – Frazier bout was the epic that all others are compared to, even today. There is no reason in this article to describe the bout itself. Reams of print have appeared documenting the action that took place in the ring that magical night. What I would like to share is the impact on me, and probably millions of others.