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November 19, 2016 at the Rival Boxing store on Sunset Road in Las Vegas.
1979 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Vince Hudson, 1992 U.S. Olympian Montell Griffin, “Showtime” Shawn Porter, 1986 Iowa Golden Gloves Champion Vince Brown, James Quick Tillis
1984 Olympic Box-Off participant (lost VERY controversially to Pernell Whitaker for the 132 pound Olympic spot in 1984) Joey Belinc, three-time USA/ABF National Champion Michael Bentt, 1988 Eastern Olympic trials Champion “Iceman” John Scully and fledgling amateur boxer and grandson of Muhammad Ali, Nico Ali-Walsh pose for a photo at the Amateur Boxing Reunion held this past Saturday at the Rival boxing Store on Sunset Road in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By ‘Ice’ John Scullly
Boxing Trainer, former light heavyweight contender
LAS VEGAS — At my 5th official Amateur Boxers Reunion, this one held at the Rival Boxing Store in Las Vegas this past Saturday, 1988 United States Olympic teammates Kelcie Banks and Roy Jones Jr. ran into each other for the first time since those Olympics.
I snapped this photo literally within 30 seconds of them seeing each other. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Coming off an impressive sixth round knockout win over previously unbeaten Australian prospect Jake Carr just two months ago, Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (21-2-1, 14 KOs) will look to keep his renewed momentum going on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, taking on Accra, Ghana’s Thomas Awimbono (25-4-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 108″.
Gavronski’s win over Carr in September marked his first fight back since losing to Dashon Johnson last November in a bid for the WBA-NABA US 168 lbs. title, only the second loss of his career. Prior to that, Gavronksi had racked up a six fight win streak, rebounding from a 2014 decision loss to current top middleweight world title contender Tureano Johnson for the vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight belt. The popular Tacoma native, who recently cracked the WBC rankings at #39, looked sharp in his most recent bout, a product of having spent his training camp outside of his home state of Washington, working with Eddie Rivas in San Antonio, Texas. He’s done the same in preparation for the tough Ghanaian fighter. Read the rest of this entry “
Muhammad Ali, Jesus Chavez, Andrew Golota & Clarence Griffin Head List of 2016 IL Boxing Hall of Fame InducteesOctober 7th, 2016
Event Held on November 4, 2016 — Tickets must be purchased in advance
CHICAGO, IL – Mike McNamara, the Co-Director of the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame, announced the Hall’ s 2016 class of inductees today.
As was the case with the Hall’s first class in 2015, this year’s inductees include a wide range of participants and contributors to boxing in Illinois. They are: Read the rest of this entry “
By Juan C. Ayllon
When he hit you, it felt like a jolt of lightning went through your body. So said one sparring partner in the 1970s who, after being knocked down discovered that Roberto Duran’s nickname, “Manos de Piedras’ (Hands of Stone) was very fitting, indeed. One of the greatest boxers of all time, Duran went on to win world titles in four weight divisions, retiring at age 50 with a record of 103 wins (70 by knockout) and 16 losses.
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