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The CBZ’s Christopher Shelton Interviewed at Ringside Boxing Show: ’1880s Boxing in Canada: A History’December 1st, 2014
The world’s most-meticulous boxing researcher, Christopher James Shelton, was our featured guest Oct. 26 to discuss the wild and often-frigid boxing world that was 1880s Canada, a time and place where boxing matches turned into actual fistfights, and fighters sometimes wore jackets in the ring — which came in handy when (no kidding) one fighter knocked another through a window.
This was a jam-packed show that opens with expert breakdowns of big upcoming fights (Hopkins-Kovalev, Khan-Alexander & more) by Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti. Read the rest of this entry “
By Karl Hegman
The Bayou City’s International Roving Warrior, Marlen Esparza, capped off a phenomenal campaign in 2014 by capturing the AIBA Women’s World Flyweight Boxing Championship in Jeju, South Korea on November 24th.
Esparza won a total of five fights in eight days to capture amateur boxing’s most prestigious tournament. She fought more times in one week than most Houston professional boxers fight in two years or more. Read the rest of this entry “
By Richie S. Jones
Editor’s Note: With the winter holidays approaching, Richey S. Jones has generously provided us December’s boxing dates. It’s an enormous endeavor, no doubt, compiling these records. So, without further ado, enjoy!
1942: Ezzard Charles W 10 Joey Maxim, Cleveland.
Sugar Ray Robinson KO 8 Izzy Jannazzo, Cleveland.
1973: Bob Foster W 15 Pierre Fourie, Johannesburg, South Africa. Retains World Light Heavyweight Title. Read the rest of this entry “
When I was coming up in the early 1980′s as a novice amateur light middleweight I used to follow the amateur game very closely. Every month I would read the top magazine for amateur boxing at the time, “The Amateur Boxer’ magazine that had a list of top ten ratings for each weight class in the nation. To me the names on those lists were every bit as famous and revered by me as the names in the WBA and WBC top 10.
They were the ones kids like me first wanted to be like and one of them whose name appeared month after month and year after year during that time was that of the very talented and highly accomplished bantamweight out of Capitol Heights, Maryland, Mr. Floyd Favors Read the rest of this entry “
By Dan Hanley
Although never a palatable division to the American fight fan, the flyweight division has produced many an exceptional and exciting fighter. But while we were turning our nose up at those south of 118, Latin America, Europe and Britain were savoring the duke-outs these mighty mites were producing. This all changed however, as the ’70s imbued the sport with the kind of flare that transcended fight town from the musty gyms into pop culture. And while the strains of Curtis Mayfield were echoing in the background, one of those little guys packing a wallop, charisma and one badass pompadour broke ranks and entered the mainstream fray.
DH: Alberto, where are you from?
AS: I was born in L.A. but we moved to Pomona, California when I was about 7 years old. Pomona’s where I grew up. Read the rest of this entry “