Let’s Get a Boxing Movie

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on December 12, 2012

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer 

Since this is the holiday season you may have some time off of work to relax and watch a few movies. There are several classic boxing movies that are available at your local video store to fill a void left by a lack of live boxing action. I’m going to list some of my favorites that you may find entertaining. “Gentleman Jim”, the story of James J. Corbett is my personal favorite. Errol Flynn is great as Corbett and Ward Bond is even better as John L. Sullivan. Next up would be Paul Newman as Rocky Graziano in “Somebody Up There Likes Me”. Then Robert DeNiro in the story of Jake LaMotta titled “Raging Bull”.

Robert Ryan is a hard luck, aging but proud fighter in “The Set Up”. Charles Bronson plays a bare knuckle battler and James Coburn is his fast talking manager in “Hard Times”.  More than a boxing movie, with a great cast like Marlon Brando, Rod Stieger and Lee J. Cobb, is “On The Waterfront”. It gave us Brando’s character, Tommy Malloy’s unforgetable line,”I coulda’ been a contender”.

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Saunders by Unanimous Decision Over Lemieux

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

In a match of the classic boxer vs. the classic puncher WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0 / 12 by KO) completely dominated David Lemieux (38-4 / 33 by KO) in a twelve round one-sided bout on Saturday night in Lemieux’s home town of Laval, Quebec, Canada.

It was a fight made to order for Saunders who made his first trip for a fight over the Atlantic Ocean from his home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. As a southpaw, he used an excellent lead right hand jab along with outstanding footwork and was impressive in every phase of the fight.

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Lomachenko, Ogawa, Roman, Truax – Winners on December 9, 2017 – RECAP

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America … contributing writer for dmboxing.com since 2008. 

This past weekend, action occurred around the world beginning in Madision Square Garden where Vasyl Lomachenko simply took Guillermo Rigondeaux apart and forced Rigondeaux to quit on his stool.  Rigondeaux moved up in weight and Lomachenko was the bigger fighter, who bullied Rigondeaux throughout the bout. 
 
What was supposed to be a bout between two of the better technician, Rigondequx hardly looked disciplined or technically skill as he rarely could connect on punches much less through combinations.  He ended up holding and delivering low blows, a tactic that cost him a point in the sixth round. Both men had won gold models in consecutive Olympics and this was a bout between two former two time Olympic gold medalist but alas, Rigondeaux looked every bit of his 37 years of age and never was in the fight.  Lomachenko made the case that he is one of the best pound for pound.
 

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Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video clips of upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Billy Joe Saunders (25-0 / 12 by KO) vs. David Lemieux (38-3 / 33 by KO) WBO middlweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, December 16, 2017 from Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada. 

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Lomachenko Brilliant … Rigondeaux Quits!

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

The hype was certainly there for a much anticipated match-up between two decorated 2-time Olympic gold medalist  (southpaw) champions, but the hype wasn’t near the competitiveness of the fight itself.

WBO junior light champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (10-1 / 8 by KO) dominated previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeux (17-1 / 11 by KO) over six rounds before Rigondeux quit on the stool before the bell rang for the seventh round, reportedly due to a injured left hand.

A sold out crowd at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York and the millions watching on ESPN were treated to Lomachenko in perfection.

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Don Fraser – California Boxing Hall of Fame

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

It has been officially announced, Don Fraser will be retiring from his position as President and Founder of the California Boxing Hall of fame, at the end of this year.

Due to failing health issues Don has decided to step down from this position and will sell the rights to the Hall of Fame, for $2.500.00.

I consider Fraser to be “Mr. Boxing” and with over 65 years in boxing, he is recognized around rthe world as an icon in the sport!

Don was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005, and has worked in many capacities in boxing including, but not limited to: public relations, promoter, match maker, manager, publicist, writer, and executive officer of the California Athletic Commission.

Since its inception in 2001, the California Boxing hall of Fame has annually honored the champions of boxing with the greatest of respect and dignity. 

For further details, you may contact Don Fraser at (818) 761-4887 … thank you!

 

RING TRIVIA

I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This began back when I was a kid in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to educate myself. It’s now my pleasure to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five (5) multiple choice questions – March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow by the end of each posting month for viewing.

 

1 ) What are the only two nations to make a clean sweep (gold medals in all weight classes) in the history of the Olympic games in boxing competition?

a) USA and Britain

b) USA and France 

c) USA and Russia

d) USA and Germany

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Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video pieces regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Orlando Salido (44-13-4 / 31 by KO ) vs. Miguel Roman (57-12 / 44 by KO) junior lightweight bout, scheduled for 10 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, December 9, 2017 from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

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