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On This Date in Boxing History: Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio Go to War in Chicago

On This Date in Boxing History: Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio Go to War in Chicago

On this date in 1958, Sugar Ray Robinson won the middleweight title for the fifth and final time, when he edged Carmen Basilio by split decision in a brutal, 15-round war. It was Basilio’s first defense of the title after defeating Robinson the previous September. Less than two months shy of his 37th birthday, Robinson [...]

March 25, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: The Real Life Rocky

On This Day in Boxing History: The Real Life Rocky

On this date in 1975, the Bayonne Bleeder, Chuck Wepner, challenged the great Muhammad Ali for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the Richfield Coliseum, in Richfield, Ohio. The tough journeyman sported a 30-9-2 record when he faced Ali, making him an unlikely choice for such a big fight. Wepner had been knocked out [...]

March 24, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Willie Monroe Jr. Will Look to Shock the World Against GGG

Willie Monroe Jr. Will Look to Shock the World Against GGG

Last week the announcement came out that undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) will make his next defense against Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe (19-1, 6 KOs) at the legendary Forum in Inglewood, California, on May 16. Golovkin is riding a 19-fight knockout streak and is among the sport’s hottest fighters. It’s turning [...]

March 23, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mayweather Rejects Pacquiao’s $5M Penalty for Failed Drug Test

Mayweather Rejects Pacquiao’s $5M Penalty for Failed Drug Test

Depending on who and what you believe, there are many reasons why Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao hasn’t happened until 2015. One such reason was an alleged disagreement over drug testing and that has resurfaced here again to a degree. Pacquiao’s camp has proposed a $5 million fine for either side if they were to [...]

March 20, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

Haircut: Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao? Why Decide?

Haircut: Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao? Why Decide?

The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao hype and momentum is building rapidly. At a hair show in Puerto Rico recently a barber drew quite a bit of attention for blending two of his favorite things. Hair and Boxing. He shaved the likeness of Manny Pacquiao into the hair of a customer. But he wasn’t done there. He [...]

March 18, 2015 admin Boxing 0