Age first started boxing: Eight.
First boxing memory: My first fight. I beat up on a little fellow and he was crying, but I was glad I won.
Inspiration: To take it one round at a time and make it back to the corner for further instructions from (trainer/father figure) Mr (George) Peterson. That’s all.
Favourite all-time fighter: [...]
(NOTE: This Biofile was done in 1996 at the Chicago White Sox training camp in Sarasota, Florida.)
Status: Manager of Miami Marlins. Former MLB shortstop from 1985-2000 with Chicago White Sox, Baltimore, Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
DOB: January 20, 1964 In: Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
Baseball Inspirations: “Roberto Clemente. David Concepcion – from Venezuela, [...]
Status: Former Welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight champion. Ring record is 42-3 (35 KO’s).
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 160
Born On: January 10, 1973 In: Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico
Childhood Heroes: “Ray Leonard. I like his style, the way he boxed, his movement. I met him at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the Yori Boy Campas fight. [...]
STATUS: Three-division world champion boxer will take on Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 7.
HT: 5-9 WT: 154
DOB: Sept. 7, 1971 IN: Lynwood, CA
BOXING INSPIRATIONS: “Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, Richie Sandoval – I used to watch him training hard in the Pomana [CA] Athletic League gym when I was 10.”
NICKAME: “Sugar – since [...]
(Note: This Biofile with legendary champion is from 1993 – my second year as a professional journalist. It was the peak of the Chavez reign, just before the infamous San Antonio showdown on September 10, 1993. I was very lucky to get this Biofile with Chavez who did very few one-on-one interviews with American media. Glady [...]
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 [...]
Status: Three-time Super Welterweight champion boxed as a pro from 1986-1998. Retired with a record of 47-9 (31 KO’s).
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 154
DOB: June 17, 1967 In: Lubbock, TX
Nicknames: “T-Bone, Terrible, Tino.”
Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Reggie Jackson, J.R. Richard – great players, great people.”
Hobbies/Interests: “Bowling, time with family.”
Favorite Movies: “Scarface, The Godfather, The [...]
Status: Professional boxer. #7 WBO Cruiserweight contender. Member of 2000 Brazilian Olympic Team. Pro record is 32-2 (29 KO’s).
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 200
DOB: June 29, 1976 In: Matogrosso, Brazil
Boxing Inspirations: “Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr., Mike Tyson.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Soccer. Go out with friends, enjoy life.”
First Boxing Memory: “Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler. I was nine [...]
Status: Eight-time world champion in boxing.
Ht: 5-6 Wt: 147
DOB: December 17, 1978 In: Cabangal, Philippines
Age started boxing: 12.
Early boxing memory: My first fight gave me one dollar. I gave the dollar to my mother.
Favorite all-time fighter: Sugar Ray Leonard.
Pre-fight meal: Rice and fish.
Pre-fight superstition: Pray. Just pray. Pray right before I go to fight.
Typical breakfast: [...]
Why I Like Boxing: John McEnroe
September 13, 1981, John McEnroe was on top of the world. He was the world’s #1 tennis player, having just won his third consecutive U.S. Open title in New York. Just three nights after his 46 62 64 63 KO win over Bjorn Borg, which sent the super Swede staggering [...]