*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on February 10, 2011
By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer
What a way to start out the year 2011. I just finished reading an excellent book by an author I have great respect for. Steve Maguire is a top shelf boxing historian. In his recent book “Boxing’s Top Tens”, Steve gives his opinions and insights on some of the greatest boxers and historical boxing events of all time. He does this in a style which really opens up room for agreement or debate by the reader. Agree or disagree, Steve makes a solid case for his choices. This author did his homework!
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I was approached at dmboxing.com regarding the sale of a collection of historically significant boxing autographs. A collection of this magnitude is seldom seen and seldom, if ever, becomes available for purchase.
Here’s a complete list of these classic autographs and their descriptions:
SONNY LISTON (Signature on paper w/his picture and all best wishes from Sonny Liston – World Heavyweight Champion)
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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on June 23, 2014
By Steve Corbo (Guest Post)
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.”
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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
On September 20, 2017 Jake La Motta, middleweight champion whose epic fights with Sugar Ray Robinson are legendary, passed away at the age of 95.
LaMotta was known as the Raging Bull and he fought in 106 bouts in a 14 year colorful brawling career. His Fame led to Martin Scorsese’s 1980 movie Raging Bull, that was nominated for eight Academy Awards and in which Robert DeNiro won best actor for his portrayal of LaMotta.
He fought, who I and top boxing historians consider the greatest fighter of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson six times – twice in a three week span in 1943. LaMotta won only once, in their second fight which was a 10 round decision, giving Robinson his first loss after 40 straight wins. This would be Robinson’s only loss in his first 132 professional fights. Their final fight was a grueling intriguing slugfest known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, in Chicago on February 14, 1951, in which LaMotta lost his middleweight title. Robinson won when the referee stopped the fight in the 13th round while LaMotta was hanging on the ropes, helpless and beaten. As the bout ended, LaMotta would say to Robinson “You didn’t put me down Ray, you didn’t put me down Ray!”
Although foes in the ring, he and Robinson were friends outside it. Robinson served as his best man in LaMotta’s sixth wedding.
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Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev – IBF/WBA Heavyweight Championship – October 28
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FOUNDED NOVEMBER 8, 1968 President, Henry Hascup 59 Kipp Ave., Lodi, New Jersey 07644 email@example.com – www.njboxinghof.org Tel – 973-471-2458 – Fax – 973-470-8301
The 48th Annual Induction & Award Ceremonies for the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame will take place on Thursday, November 9th at the Venetian in Garfield, N.J. – Tickets @ $85
Sal Alessi Kenny Bogner Clarence Coleman Greg Everett Anthony Hamm Joey (Eye) Intrieri Johnny Molnar Bob Rooney Sr. Marlon Starling Adrian Stone Paul Vegliante
POSTHUMOUSLY Jimmy Cerello Oscar Goode Mike Mastandrea
Also, the NEW JERSEY BOXING HALL OF FAME will be honoring our Senior Amateur (Aadam Ali), Junior Olympic Amateur (Emmanuel Chance) & Pro Boxer of the Year (Derrick Webster) as well as the Amateur Official (Andrew Mustacchio) & Coach of the Year (Mike Rizzo), Plus our “2017 Man of the Year” (Chuck Wepner).
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 former lightweight champion had a rare feat of fighting three non-title bouts with three different welterweight champions?
a – Freddie Welsh
b – Lew Jenkins —– CORRECT ANSWER
c – Tony Canzoneri
d – Sammy Angott
2 – Former bantamweight champion Johnny Coulon had the distinction of having twice defended his title in twenty round bouts within a period of how many days?
a – 7 days
b – 10 days
c – 14 days —– CORRECT ANSWER
d – 20 days
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Roy Englebrecht Productions / Fight Club OC / presents its next show in two weeks on Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Doors open at 6:30pm / First Bout at 7pm / Location: The Hanger at the Orange County Fair Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com
The memory of a fighter that has disappeared in the boxing minds of today is that of George Chaney.
A fine record of eighty-six knockouts in a sixteen year career was an outstanding feat in itself, giving him the nickname “KO”.
Chaney was born in 1893, in Baltimore, Maryland of Irish decent. In his career he weighted 118 to 135 pounds and fought in the bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight divisions. He stood 5 feet, one-and-half inches, his professional career started in 1910 and ended 1925.
His southpaw style was as good as any boxer, which included hard hitting from either hand.
He fought the best that were around in his day which included Charley Goldman, Billy Herman, Al Delmont, Phil McGovern, Kid Williams, Young Britt, Johnny Dundee, John Kilbane, Rocky Kansas, Abe Attell, Lew Tendler, Philadelphia Pal Moore, Willie Ritchie, Danny Kramer just to name a few.
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