Former light heavyweight contender and boxing trainer, John Scully (at right) sent this photo, taken at the Foxwoods recently. Pictured with him , left to right, are Floyd Mayweather Sr., Peter Manfredo, Shane Mosley, and Vinny Pazienza.
Win By KO Publications is pleased to announce the publication of Tony Zale The Man of Steel, now available on amazon and other online book dealers.
In the 1940s, two-time world middleweight champion Tony Zale seemingly had it all. Battling colorful Rocky Graziano in The Ring magazine’s Fights of the Year in 1946 and 1947, “The Man of Steel” from Gary, Indiana, convincingly defeated him in their third and final contest in 1948. These bouts are acknowledged as among the most exciting trilogies in boxing history. Tony had hosts of adoring fans and supportive family, was married to a beautiful and talented woman, and had two little girls whom he adored. (continue reading…)
Mashantucket, CT – During their amateur careers New England middleweights Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs), of Portland, Maine, and Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs), of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, met several times, with Lamour defeating Falowo all but once. Now these two fighters meet again as pros for hometown bragging rights in their ESPN Friday Night Fights debut at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT.
The 26-year old Falowo is from nearby Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is coming off a seventh round stoppage defeat to Ronald Gavril on ShoBox. Although he only beat Lamour once as an amateur, he feels he can defeat Lamour as a pro. He said, “When we fought each other in the amateurs it was four or six rounds, but now that this fight is up to eight rounds it definitely gives me time to break him down. More rounds gives me the advantage because I am a pressure fighter and it definitely takes me awhile to try to get warmed up.” (continue reading…)
DENVER, CO, January 22, 2015 — Undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico speaks about his upcoming 10-round televised battle against top-10 contender Maxim Vlasov of Russia while (L-R) Denver’s “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and former World Lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard,Ca. look on during the final press conference for the third chapter of their epic trilogy.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, the 12-round Alvarado-Rios 3 trilogy fight will take place Saturday, January 24 at the 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield,Co. and will be televised live on HBO®.
MONTE CARLO, January 21, 2015 — Thirty days out from their highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and MARTIN MURRAY have both weighed in within the World Boxing Council’s (‘WBC’) required limits heading into their February 21 clash in Monte-Carlo.
From his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, Golovkin, the WBA/IBO and WBC ‘Interim’ Middleweight Champion weighed in at 172lbs. while top rated challenger Murray hit the scale at 169lbs. on Wednesday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa. (continue reading…)