Status: WBA Featherweight champion.
Ht: 5-5 Wt: 126
DOB: Dec. 23, 1981 In: Guantanamo, Cuba
First Boxing Memory: “The first steps, when I launched my career in the amateur ranks. When I first started when I was eight-years-old, I said I wanted to be a great champion some day. Not only in the amateurs but in the pros. [...]
Status: 2011 World Champion in 1,500 meters. 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympian. Winner of 2011 Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City.
DOB: August 23, 1986 In: Webster City, Iowa
Ht: 5-5 Wt: 110
First Running Memory: “I know I was running before this. But my first real good memory was the first race [...]
Status: WBC Silver Welterweight champion will attempt to win WBC Interim Welterweight title on Sat. night at HP Pavilion in San Jose vs. Robert Guerrero.
Ht: 5-7 Wt: 147
DOB: September 4, 1983 In: Trabzon, Turkey
Record: 23-0 (17 KO’s).
First Boxing Memory: I have been fighting for 20 years now. I remember going into [...]
For a recent Biofile, the auto racing legend Mario Andretti mentioned he played tennis. “Just about every day. I play quite a bit outdoors. We have a beautiful court (at home in Nazareth, PA). I’ve been playing since fairly late, started at around age 32. A lot of the Formula I racers were tennis players. [...]
A new champion of the poker world has been crowned, with 22 year-old
German player Pius Heinz winning the title and more than $8.7 million in
cash in early November in Las Vegas. Heinz won the World Series of Poker.
World Series of Poker Main Event (which
costs $10,000 to enter) serves as poker’s unofficial world championship
each year, as [...]
Don King promoted Tomasz Adamek to his first world title – the WBC Light Heavyweight championship which Adamek won against Australian Paul Briggs in Chicago in May 2005 at the sold-out United Center on the undercard of the Andrew Golota-Lamon Brewster WBO Heavyweight title match.
King was asked for his opinion on Adamek this week at [...]
Status: Track and field athlete. Current world champion in the high jump event (both indoors and outdoors).
DOB: November 8, 1983 In: Split, Croatia
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 165
First Track Memory: “I was very little girl and I was running around the track and watching my father and nobody liked me, I was so annoying [...]
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 Classic interview was conducted at Madison Square Garden in 1997.)
Status: Hall of Fame manager, trainer and TV commentator.
DOB: May 30, 1922 In: Rockaway Beach, N.Y.
Childhood Heroes: ”Van Lingo Mungo, Joe Strip, Ralph Kerchival – guys you never heard of. Way before your time.”
Nicknames: ”Radar. I had a pretty good [...]
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