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Huge Crowd Expected For “Once And For All: Hopkins vs. Dawson” At Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City, New Jersey

by on Apr.28, 2012, under Boxing News


(Photo courtesy of HBO) 

April 28, 2012 – Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and Caesars Atlantic City are pleased to announce that over 7,000 fans will be in the building for the epic battle taking place tonight at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey betweenWBC and Ring Magazine Light-Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and former World Champion “Bad” Chad Dawson.

“When you have a future Hall of Famer like Bernard Hopkins and a young hungry lion like Chad Dawson, two fighters who really don’t like each other, going at it, fans know they are going to witness a great night of boxing,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Boardwalk Hall has been ground zero to some of the best fights in boxing history and tonight is going to be no different. You can feel the electricity in the air. Tonight, two warriors are going to leave it all in the ring and when that happens fans are the real winners.” (continue reading…)

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Joe Hanks Scores 1st Round K.O.!

by on Apr.28, 2012, under Boxing News

MIAMI, OK (April 27, 2012) Star Boxing’s undefeated heavyweight contender Joe “The Future” Hanks made it a very quick evening on Friday night, brutally knocking out veteran Marcus Rhode in the first round at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

 Improving his record to 20-0-0 with 14 knockouts, Hanks drilled Rhode to the canvas three times before referee Gary Ritter called a halt to the bout at the 1:36 mark of the opening stanza. (continue reading…)

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Chad Dawson’s Trainer, ‘Iceman’ John Scully, Doesn’t Just Talk the Talk

by on Apr.28, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos courtesy of John Scully and

Fight poster courtesyof HBO.


John Scully, left, with Chad Dawson, after Dawson scored a 7th round stoppage over former junior middleweight world champion Carl Daniels at Foxwoods on December 10, 2004. (photo courtesy of John Scully)

John Scully, left, with Chad Dawson, after Dawson scored a 7th round stoppage over former junior middleweight world champion Carl Daniels at Foxwoods on December 10, 2004. (photo courtesy of John Scully)

Sports analysts will tell you that at the world-class level in any sport, the difference in athletes’ skill level is often quite small.

Enter the Iceman.  With Chad Dawson’s championship rematch against all-time great Bernard Hopkins just hours away, it bears noting that his trainer, John Scully, has fought for world titles, sparred with champs like Roy Jones, Jr. and James Toney. Now, he’s helped Dawson hone his skills razor sharp for tonight’s epic battle in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“Iceman” John Scully was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Gerald and Carol Scully. His father was a salesman selling candy, soda and cigarettes to stores, mini-marts and gas stations, while his mother (who passed in 1996) worked as a secretary for an insurance company.

A graduate of Windsor High School in Connecticut in 1985, Scully launched what would become an illustrious amateur boxing career in 1982. Highlights included middleweight championship wins at the 1987 Ohio State Fair, 1987 National PAL tournament, and the 1988 Eastern U.S. Olympic Trials.  His final tally as an amateur was 57 wins and 13 losses. (continue reading…)

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Value of Year offer for Conn. Boxing fans

by on Apr.27, 2012, under Press Releases

Exciting pro card plus Mayweather-Cotto Closed circuit broadcast at Mohegan Sun
BRONX, NY (April 27, 2012) – Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is offering a value package of the year for Connecticut boxing fans on Saturday night, May 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
All tickets holders will be able to watch a live pro boxing card, featuring undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade and a host of popular Connecticut boxers, plus the closed circuit showing of the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto fight on Mohegan Sun Arena’s jumbo screen. (continue reading…)

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