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‘Ice’ John Scully’s 3rd Amateur Boxing Reunion Featuring Micky Ward, Dickie Ecklund, Roy Jones, Jr., Lawrence Clay-Bey, 1998 National PAL 85 lb. JO Champion Dwayne ‘Super D’ Hairston, 1985 USA/ABF National Champion Kevin ‘KB’ Bryant, Mike Dampolo and More a Success!September 5th, 2015
By John ‘Ice’ Scully
On Saturday, August 15 at the Hard Rock restaurant inside Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, I held my 3rd official amateur boxer reunion, and the turnout was spectacular. My first two reunions were held in Las Vegas last December with the likes of Alex Ramos, Mike McCallum, Lamon Brewster and Montell Griffin showing up and this past June in New York City, with former champions Junior Jones and Iran “The Blade” Barkley in attendance.
This one at the biggest casino in the world featured an even deeper guest list as the likes of “The Fighter” Mickey Ward and his brother Dickie Ecklund, former two-time welterweight champion Marlon Starling, 1996 and 2004 U.S. Olympic super heavyweights Lawrence Clay-Bey and Jason Estrada and “Poison” Junior Jones made their way in. Read the rest of this entry “
By Richey S. Jones
1866: James J. Corbett born.
1899: Harry Harris D 6 Jimmy Barry, Chicago.
Joe Gans KO 10 Eugene Bezenah, Brooklyn, NY.
1900: James (Rube) Ferns W 15 Matty Matthews, Detroit. Retains World Welterweight Title.
1908: Sam Langford ND 6 Joe Jeanette, NYC. Newspaper decision was a draw according to the New York Times. Jeanette was knocked down in the 1st and 2nd round, but it was felt that his rally afterward against Langford had earned him a draw Read the rest of this entry “
By Karl Hegman
Summer has once again grasped the Bayou City in its relentless, sweltering wrath. I used to love training in the heat as a kid as it flushed and cleaned your system out and made making weight an easy endeavor.
But as the more I age, those days of closing my garage door and banging away on the bags for hours at a time in the sauna like heat are now nothing more than a very distant memory. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
One of Montana’s most promising professional hopefuls will look to continue his ten fight unbeaten streak this Friday, July 31st, at the Eagles Lodge in Helena, Montana. Local favorite Duran Caferro will defend the Montana State Welterweight title, taking on the challenge of St. Louis, Missouri’s Kelly Wright in the main event of H-Town Eagles Promotions’ eight bout Pro/Am show.
Caferro (12-1, 9 KOs), an amateur standout whose lone defeat came two fights into his pro career three years ago, has been on a roll since suffering his first setback, claiming ten straight wins, seven of those within the distance. In addition to holding the Welterweight title, Caferro added the Montana State Middleweight title last January with a unanimous decision win over long time regional stalwart Daniel Gonzalez. Caferro will attempt to make the second successful defense of the state’s 147 lbs. belt against journeyman Kelly Wright. Read the rest of this entry “
Written by Christopher Morgan from ringside
Photos by Rafael Calvo
LAS VEGAS, NV, July, 25, 2015 — Sergey Kovalev did what was expected of him in outclassing and annihilating mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi in 3 mostly one sided rounds. The only argument among media and fans it seemed was how many rounds Nadjib would survive, with the majority response being “about 8 rounds”. Now it is your turn to find out how it all went down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Main event is beginning as the lights dim and the light heavyweight challenger begins his ring walk. Nadjib Mohammedi of Marseille, France ( 37-3, 23 Kos) is wearing a classy Vegas themed hat and walking confidently to the ring when the lights suddenly brighten to trigger the imminent arrival of light heavyweight champion “the Krusher” Sergey Kovalev of Kopeysk, Russia (27-0-1, 24 Kos). The ring entrance music drowns everything out. It’s interesting Russian rock, uncharacteristic of what one would normally hear in a boxing ring. Kovalev is looking very serious, knocking his gloves together during Buffers customary “Let’s get ready to ruuuumbllle!” Read the rest of this entry “