In the Ring With Jack Johnson – Part II: The Reign – by Adam J. Pollack continues the series of the most detailed and thorough books ever written on Jack Johnson. This 880-page book completely covers Jack Johnson’s reign and life as world heavyweight champion.
The current boxing champions — as of July 7, 2015 — are listed below in their recognized title belt organization and in their weight class division. Each champion’s professional record is shown in the following format: wins-losses-draws-no contests (knockout wins) and date of winning title.
Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)
July 2, 2011
January 17, 2015
April 22, 2006
February 23, 2008
June 20, 2009
July 6, 2014
***** Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz / WBO super middleweight championship / July 18, 2015 / Halle, Germany *****
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*** SATURDAY – July 4 ***
At Mazatlan, Mexico: Pedro Guevara vs. Ganigan Lopez, 12 rounds, for Guevara’s WBC junior flyweight title
At Chiapas, Mexico: David Carmona vs. Warlito Parrenas, 12 rounds, for vacant interim WBO junior bantamweight title
At Dublin: Jamie Conlan vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior bantamweights; Tommy Langford vs. Ronny Mittag, 10 rounds, middleweights; Michael Rooney vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Member Boxing Writers Association of America
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?
a) Muhammad Ali – ANSWER
b) George Foreman
c) Hector Camacho
d) Thomas Hearns
(Summer 2015 Edition)
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.
(click onto link below to view video)
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.
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.