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First George Foreman Youth Ctr. Team Selected for USA Nationals!

by on Oct.14, 2016, under Boxing News

George Foreman sits in the center (photo courtesy of www.georgeforman.com)

George Foreman sits in the center (photo courtesy of www.georgeforman.com)

 

HOUSTON, TX, October 10, 2016 — Starting with the ring of the bell on October 22nd, local area boxers will be fighting for a spot to represent the Gulf Coast Region at the USA Boxing National Championships & in International Travel.

Weight categories will include: Pee Wee 8-9, Bantam 10-11, Intermediate 12-13, Juniors 14-15, Youth 15-16, & Elite 18-40 in both Open and Novice divisions. Winners will represent the Gulf area at the 2016 USA Boxing Elite, Youth and Junior National Championships to be held in Kansas City Missouri December 4-10, 2016. This tournament is a sanctioned event through USA Boxing the National Governing Body of Amateur Boxing and is a feeder to National and Olympic recognition. (continue reading…)

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The Passing of a Legend — Muhammad Ali Has Left Us. Reflections and Impressions with ‘Ice’ John Scully

by on Jun.04, 2016, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

 

The late Muhammad Ali, at left, shakes hands with a young John Scully (photo courtesy of John Scully)

The late Muhammad Ali, at left, shakes hands with a young John Scully (photo courtesy of John Scully)

At 74 years old, the “Greatest” is dead.  Born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942, according the Associated Press, the family of Muhammad Ali reported that he passed Friday night. He had been hospitalized in the Phoenix area with acute respiratory problems complicated by Parkinson’s Disease earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.  Many regard him not only as the greatest heavyweight boxer to grace the ring, but also an amazing humanitarian.  He leaves behind an incredible legacy.

Some would liken him to today’s Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in that, as a Gold Medal Olympian, he was an Uber-gifted African American boxer renowned and sometimes reviled for his braggadocio as the undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the world in 1967.   (continue reading…)

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Big George with Orlando Salido Prior to Saturday’s Showdown

by on Feb.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank, Copyright 2014

Photo by Chris Farina – Top Rank, Copyright 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX, February 27, 2014 — Looking like he could eat him as a snack, legendary Heavyweight champion George Foreman, at left, poses with WBO Featherweight champion Orlando Salido during the final press conference Thursday in San Antonio,Texas for his upcoming championship bout against two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Brian Vera, Saturday, March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Lomachenko , in only his second professional fight will take on Salido for his WBO Featherweight title. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. (continue reading…)

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Houston Boxing Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

by on Jul.17, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Karl Hegman

The following is a complete list of the Inaugural Class of the ten 2013 Inductees into the Houston Boxing Hall of Fame as determined by the President and Board of Directors   Congratulations to the “Eternal Champions” of the Bayou City!

Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz

Marlen Esparza

“Big” George Foreman

Reggie “Sweet” Johnson

Jack “The Galveston Giant” Johnson

Rocky Juarez

Raul “El Diamante” Marquez

“Big” Lou Savarese

Ronnie Shields

Termite Watkins (continue reading…)

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40th Anniversary Special: The Sunshine Showdown — ‘Down Goes Frazier!’ Jamaica, 1973

by on Jan.27, 2013, under Boxing News

By Christopher James Shelton

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“The Sunshine Showdown”, 1973, has lost some of its luster due to the “Rumble In The Jungle”, 1974, and “Thrilla In Manila”, 1975. At the time of the bout, it appeared to be a weaker moment amongst world heavyweights. Only the undefeated champion, Joe Frazier, and a tarnished Muhammad Ali, held names of high recognition and esteem.

Within two years that perception would drastically alter so that this period is currently viewed as one of more beloved and respected eras of the heavyweight division. Don Dunphy proved once again that he is the best announcer in boxing history. But it was an impassioned (and nearly hysterical) Howard Cosell whose imprint permanently marked this sporting event. (continue reading…)

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