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By John “Iceman” Scully
For the my third interview in what I hope will be an endless stream, I have decided to go back and touch base with a decorated amateur peer of mine from the late 1980′s.
Ron Simms, representing the United States Air Force (via Washington, D.C.), competed in at least two tournaments that I did (the 1988 U.S. Championships and the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials). Ron also qualified for the 1995 Pan-Am Games after defeating two top rated Americans, Shane Shwartz and Dana Rucker. Ron proudly represented the United States Air Force and the United States of America on his way to capturing a bronze medal at 165 pounds after winning two bouts before losing in the semis to the awesome two-time Cuban Olympic Gold medalist, Ariel Hernandez. Read the rest of this entry “
By Christopher Morgan
CARSON, CA, October, 18, 2014 — Boxing fans in Southern California were treated to a brief flash of boxing’s premier knockout star, Gennady Golovkin, as he walked through and demolished the normally durable Marco Antonio Rubio one minute into the second round. A hard left hook from Golovkin blinded Rubio, who never saw the follow up right uppercut that staggered him into the ropes defenseless, allowing Golovkin to put all of his body weight into the fight ending left hook that bounced off of Rubio’s temple, dumping him flat on his back. Rubio attempted to beat the count, but it was obvious he didn’t want to get hit like that again, as he rose slightly late and was counted out.
Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 Kos), or Rubio as I will refer to him from here on out, enters the ring first with modest applause despite hailing from Torreon, Mexico. Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, of Karaganda, Kazakhstan (30-0, 27 Kos), or as he is known among media and fans as “GGG” or “Triple G”, has the crowd in a frenzy of excitement as he commences with his ring entrance — and what an entrance it is! Unlike most ring walks where one standard lane is used by all fighters in a straight line, GGG makes a complete circle around the entire arena allowing fans in all corners to catch a glimpse of the rising legend. Brilliant blue Kazakh flags can be seen sprinkled throughout the arena. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
It has been almost two years since fight fans in the Flathead County area have had the opportunity to see live pro boxing. The area has some very knowledgeable and devout fight fans, which is evident each time an event has been staged in the past, not to mention a number of solid pros needing fights, yet it’s been some time since they’ve seen anyone attempt to host fights on a regular basis. On October 24th Pro boxer Jesse Uhde hopes to change that as he steps into the role of promoter, making a play at staging regular fight cards to satisfy the demand from aficionados. Under the banner of the newly formed Hard Knocks Fight Promotions, Uhde will stage his first fight card at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, Montana. The show promises to deliver an exciting night of fights catering to both segments of the fight world, featuring a stacked line-up of four professional boxing matches and a number of pro and semi-pro MMA match-ups. Read the rest of this entry “
For my second in a series of interviews I am doing with figures from within the boxing community, I am bringing you some insight into the life and career from former world champion Jose Antonio Rivera of Worcester, Massachusetts.
I have known Jose for over twenty years now. I have sparred and trained with him, trained him, traveled with him, and I have to note that he is definitely, without a doubt, one of the most decent men that I’ve ever met in this game. As a boxer he is certainly in the top percentile of the most dedicated and hard working boxers I’ve ever known. Read the rest of this entry “
By “Iceman” John Scully (AKA “ICE”)
In the first of what I hope will be many interviews I can bring to boxing fans in the future, I would like to introduce you to a good friend and fighter and former amateur teammate of mine, Mr. Lonnie Davis of New York City.
Lonnie Davis, living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and boxing out of the legendary Times Square A.C. in New York City finished his professional boxing career as a middleweight with a 14-1-4 (3 knockouts) record. Read the rest of this entry “