I know you have many choices in boxing – thank you for making this website one of them … dmboxing wishes everybody a safe and happy 4th of July 2014
As a special treat and some real “Fire Works” here’s three exiting rounds of boxing – one of my favorite fights – April 15, 1985 – World Middleweight Championship - Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns (to view clink onto video link below)
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On June 28, 2014 – HBO had a double header from Omaha with the first fight featuring Matt Korobov fighting Jose Uzcategui in a battle of undefeated Middleweights prospect looking for a possible title shot. In the first round, the first big punch came from Korobov straight left against Uzcategui. Korobov continued to follow through on his success with solid power punches but in the third round, Korobov started to slow down and looked fatigue even though he did land solid combinations throughout the third round.
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 the Terence Crawford vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa WBO lightweight title fight.
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 for viewing by the end of each posting month.
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association
Robert Guerrero returned to the ring after a loss to Floyd Mayweather thirteen months as part of Showtime triple header. The first bout was Devon Alexander faced Jesus Soto Karass, a tough brawler. Alexander is one of those fighters that never have received the credit he deserve for a great career but the memories of his losses is what pundits remember.
Chicago based ring announcer Steve Corbo, who has been a hit with audiences in Europe, recently recorded Luke Wordley’s top selling novel, “The Fight”.
At the top of the charts in Great Britain, “The Fight” has recently been released in the United States with the audio version being recorded by Corbo and released by Oasis Audio.
Two-time World Champion boxer, Nigel Benn, has enthusiastically endorsed “The Fight”. Reading the book this summer, he said: ‘I loved The Fight. I just couldn’t put it down. It is so realistic and true to life. I can’t recommend this book enough.’
Publishers Weekly reviewed “:The Fight” and said “Wordley has written a champion novel that will stand out in a crowded ring of contenders.”
Available at Amazon.com and book retailers throughout the United States.
“TRIBUTES, MEMORIES AND OBSERVATIONS” BY STEVE CANTON. FOREWORD BY AL BERNSTEIN.
Every now and then a boxing book comes along that is just so good. You have to tell the world about it. Steve Canton’s book “Tributes, Memories And Observations” is just that book. Steve has been around boxing for decades as a fighter, trainer, cut man, manager, radio host and writer. He has been around the world and now he has put down in words his many experiences. The things he has seen along the way and the great people he has crossed paths with.
This book is a treasure of stories. It is not just about the accomplishments of boxers inside the ring. It is also about their exploits outside the ring as well. Personal stories that will capture your heart. With 370 pages of great reading, Steve added 550 photos. Many of them very rare. I truly enjoyed every moment reading this fine book. For me it is a top shelf keeper for my boxing book collection. I highly recommend it to all boxing fans. From the hard core to the casual. It is really just not about boxing. It is about life.
This book is fairly priced at $29.00. To order this book, please go to Steve Canton’s website www.sjcboxing.com
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association
Saturday night (6-14-14) featured two big bouts at the Brooklyn Barclay’s center. The first bout featured British Brian Rose challenging Demetrius Andrade for Andrade’s junior Middleweight title. Within the first minute of the fight, Andrade nailed Rose with a straight left and sent him to the canvas. Rose managed to land a solid right over the final minute of the round but the first round was a 10-8 for Andrade.
Andrade used a variety of punches from different angle throughout the second round as Rose seemed perplexed on what to do. Andrade continued to pummel Rose throughout the third round and one of his right hooks sent Rose down to the canvas for the second time in the fight. Throughout the fourth and fifth round, the fight continued its one-sided nature as Andrade simply landed one punch after another with ease. Rose put his hands up high to keep from getting hit in the head so Andrade moved to the body as he attempted to wear his opponent down. Near the end of the round, Andrade broke through Rose’s shell defense and landed four punch combinations that shook Rose.
At the halfway point of the fight, Andrade landed over five times of the punches than Rose and at the beginning of the seventh round, Andrade may have broken Rose’s noses as blood gushed out from the British’s nose. Andrade continued to assault Rose, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Chris Algieri moved up in class against Ruslan Provodniko and in the first round, the difference in class became obvious as Provodnikov sent Algieri down twice. The first Provodnikov left hook swelled Algieri right eye and in less than thirty seconds, another left hook sent Algieri down a second time. While Provodnikov may have been the better of the two fighters class wise, but Algieri showed to be a fighter with heart.
Tickets are going fast for the upcoming 2014 California Boxing Hall Fame. As a past recipient myself (2007), I would like to encourage your support to a wonderful afternoon honoring current and past personal for their accomplishments in boxing. President Don Fraser does a terrific job hosting this annual event!