by John Martinez
September 4, 2011
While in the midst of busily training for his upcoming bout with Mexican powerhouse and WBC Welterweight title-holder Victor Ortiz (29-2-22KO), the undefeated six-time world champion of five weight classes, Floyd Mayweather Jr (41-0, 25KO), temporarily set aside his preparations holding a candid, yet lighthearted, Skype session on Friday with United States Soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
Despite his training schedule, Mayweather Jr. found the time to hold nearly two-hour discussion in which he appeared relaxed, confident, and in good humor prior to his September 17 HBO PPV fight.
Courtesy of The Herald Bulletin Online
UFC 100 will have two title fights and a score of possible fight of the night candidates.
Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (3-1) and Interim-Heavyweight titlist Frank Mir (12-3) will meet for the second time, and this time around it will be to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion. Welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre (18-2) will defend his 170-pound crown against No. 1 contender Thiago Alves (22-4). (continue reading…)
Committee examines instances of Federal laws violations regarding timely reporting of medical suspensions, conflicts of interest, mismatches and more
ABC LEGAL COMMITTEE CONFERENCE CALL
May 27, 2009
Members participating Members absent
Tim Lueckenhoff Joanna Aguilar
Greg Sirb Linda Acampora
1. May a boxing / MMA judge, working on behalf of a state athletic commission, rent equipment (ring / cage; with “combat sport” gloves provided at no cost) to the promoter of an event that he/she will be judging? For events that he/she will not be judging? (continue reading…)
Courtesy of the IndyStar.com
The Indiana Boxing Commission’s days, at least in name, are coming to an end July 1, but its three commissioners have been re-appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to serve on the new Indiana State Athletic Commission, created as a result of the recently passed Senate Bill 160.
Indianapolis attorney Jason Barclay was named chairman and given a three-year term. Jake Hall was appointed for a two-year term and John McCane for one year. (continue reading…)
Courtesy of Richey Jones
I love this picture. Chico signed it for me at a 51′s game a few months prior to his 3rd fight with Casamayor. He seemed like such a great person!!
– Richey S Jones
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.