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Who’d Have Thunk It? Little-Known Boxers Best Future Pro Greats in Amateurs

by on Feb.10, 2016, under Boxing News

By John Scully

 

Chicago's Al Evans, at left versus Ray Mercer, knocked out a 15 year old Mike Tyson in the Amateurs. (photo courtesy of Youtube.com)

Chicago’s Al Evans, at left versus Ray Mercer, knocked out a 15 year old Mike Tyson in the Amateurs. (photo courtesy of Youtube.com)

Every boxer and trainer who has been in the game long enough can tell you about some guy that the overwhelming majority of boxing fans have never heard of before who has a story to tell. Every superstar boxer in the game knows of some guy from years gone by for whom they great respect. A guy he may have lost to during his formative years. A guy who impressed him with his skills, his talent, his power. Every boxing star wasn’t always the star. Along the way he lost fights to guys who were sharper, faster, stronger and, in some cases, just better.

Not everyone with superior skills and talent sees his way to the top of our game. Like the immensely talented but widely unknown to the masses Earl “The GOAT’ Manigault in basketball, boxing has plenty of guys who once upon a time had a memorable day in the sun that has been long been forgotten about by most. (continue reading…)

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George Groves Scores a Dominant Unanimous Decision over Glen Johnson

by on Dec.17, 2012, under Boxing News

By Adeyinka Makinde

 

Groves (at right) rallies against Johnson (photo courtesy of Skysports.com)

Groves (at right) rallies against Johnson (photo courtesy of Skysports.com)

 LONDON, Saturday, December 15th – George Groves, the Commonwealth super-middleweight champion, floored Glen Johnson in the 12th and final round en route to a lop-sided unanimous decision.

 The 24-year-old Groves was made to work hard at times by the wily, determined Johnson who coming into this bout had lost four of his last five fights. (continue reading…)

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Glen Johnson, Future Hall of Famer: Not One of the G.O.A.T.s but Perhaps the Best

by on Jul.20, 2012, under Boxing News

By Sam Geraci

 

Glen Johnson (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Glen Johnson (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

On July 13, 2012, Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson announced his retirement after rising prospect Andrzej Fonfara convincingly outpointed him in Chicago in front of an overwhelmingly pro-Fonfara crowd.

 If the fight was Johnson’s last, and there hasn’t been any indication in the past week to suggest otherwise, what a typical Johnson-like fight to go out on: on the road against a young, tall, and hungry prospect in a fight most big names who are due for one more big payday, especially Johnson, shouldn’t have taken. (continue reading…)

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Photo of the Day: Glen Johnson Ready to Enjoy Retirement with Fiance

by on Jul.16, 2012, under Boxing News

Glen Johnson with his fiance, Angela Waugh (photo by Juan C. Ayllon via LG cell phone)

Glen Johnson with his fiance, Angela Waugh (photo by Juan C. Ayllon via LG cell phone)

CHICAGO — Following his loss to Andrzej Fofara and subsequent announcement of his retirement from boxing at the UIC Pavilion on Friday, July 13th, the former IBF Light Heavyweight Champion, Glen Johnson, exited with his fiance, Angela Waugh. 

“If I can’t beat Fonfara,” he said, “What’s the sense of moving forward.”  (continue reading…)

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Andrzej Fonfara Dominates, Retires Glen Johnson

by on Jul.14, 2012, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

Photos coutesy of Tom Barnes (http://www.tomba-images.com/

Fonfara (right) bounces a left off Johnson's head (photo by Tom Barnes)

Fonfara (right) bounces a left off Johnson's head (photo by Tom Barnes)

CHICAGO, July 13, 2012 – The last time Andrzej Fonfara fought on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, he was stopped inside two rounds. That was four years and two days ago, to be precise, at the Aragon Ballroom, and his opponent was Derrick Findley, a squat and muscular, hard-slugging brawler.

Six foot-two and 160 lbs. back then, Fonfara looked like a spindly fawn trying to fend off a hungry bulldog with quick, sharp pokes from its left forepaw. He was surprisingly effective until the roof crashed down on him in the second. (continue reading…)

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