Status: Undefeated heavyweight contender.
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 250
DOB: October 16, 1980 In: Philadelphia, PA
First Boxing Memory: David Reid knocking the Cuban out to win the gold in the 1996 Olympics. I used to spar with David Reid in Philadelphia. He used to kick my butt.
Boxing Inspiration: Lennox Lewis…anything a heayweight can do in this sport, [...]
Status: Heavyweight boxer challenges Poland’s Tomasz Adamek in Newark, NJ on September 8.
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 245
DOB: June 22, 1979 In: Tallahassee, FL
First Boxing Memory: “I remember the first minute I was dog tired, when I first started boxing (age 21). My first fight was three weeks after I started boxing and [...]
We posed this question to several fighters including Wladimir Klitschko, Tito Trinidad, Mitch ‘Blood’ Green, Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Winky Wright, among others: You have thrown thousands maybe millions of punches in your life. Is there a particular one that stands out as the best, most memorable punch you ever landed?
Wladimir Klitschko: “In the [...]
(This article was originally published in Boxing Digest magazine in August 2002)
By Scoop Malinowski
The opinion of the so-called experts is often proven to be quite wrong. History has taught us that the Titanic was indeed not unsinkable. The earth is not flat. And in boxing, Tyson could not beat Holyfield. Liston was no match for [...]
Status: Former World Heavyweight Champion in 1978. Boxed professionally from 1977-1995. His ring record is 26-17-3 (14 KOs).
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 220
DOB: July 11, 1953 In: St. Louis, Missouri
Childhood Hero: Muhammad Ali.
Nicknames: Vampire, Neon Leon, Junior.
Hobbies/Interests: I like training my sons, time with my grandson and wife and dancing.
Pre-Fight Feeling: I tried to keep my mind [...]
It happens to most all of our boxing champions – the time comes when they are sacrificed, thrown to the lions. It’s the natural evolution of the ruthless world of boxing which is a jungle.
It happened to Sugar Ray Leonard against Terry Norris. It happened to Joe Louis against Rocky Marciano, Roberto Duran against William [...]
Floyd Mayweather is currently in Florida, “chilling with Don King,” according to his recent Tweet. What this probably means is that Mayweather is feeling the massive pressure from HBO and Golden Boy to fight Manny Pacquiao next and is looking for an escape. Of course, most astute ring observers know a showdown with Manny Pacquiao [...]
Status: Top 10 heavyweight contender. Has a pro record of 12-0 with 7 KO’s.
Ht: 6-6 1/2 Wt: 243
DOB: Janury 2, 1984 In: Stockholm, Sweden
Nickname: The Nordic Nightmare.
Boxing Inspiration: My father.
Childhood Heroes: My brothers, because they helped me a lot.
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: Reading books, playing with my kids.
Favorite Movie: Into The Wild, Fear & Loathing In Las [...]
(This article was originally published at Tennisweek.com on June 20, 2006.)
“No two men can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.” — Samuel Johnson
“To be the best in the world you have to get blood on your hands.” — Philip H. Anselmo
What is Roger Federer feeling now? [...]
Status: WBC Heavyweight Champion.
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 250
DOB: July 19, 1971 IN: Belovodsk, Soviet Union
Nicknames: Dr. Iron Fist, Iron Chin.
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Chess, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, table tennis.”
Childhood Dream: “Spaceman or astronaut or do karate like Bruce Lee [smiles].”
Age Started Boxing: “13.”
First Boxing Memory: “Losing my first fight.”
Boxing Inspiration: “To make history in [...]
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