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Photo of the Day: Roy Jones, Jr. Meets Old Friend Kelcie Banks

by on Nov.22, 2016, under Boxing News

By ‘Ice’ John Scullly

Boxing Trainer, former light heavyweight contender

Roy Jones, on the right, embraces Kelcie Banks (photo by John Scully)

Roy Jones, on the right, embraces Kelcie Banks (photo by John Scully)

 

LAS VEGAS — At my 5th official Amateur Boxers Reunion, this one held at the Rival Boxing Store in Las Vegas this past Saturday, 1988 United States Olympic teammates Kelcie Banks and Roy Jones Jr. ran into each other for the first time since those Olympics.

I snapped this photo literally within 30 seconds of them seeing each other. (continue reading…)

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Then and Now: 1983 US Nationals Region 1 Amateur Boxing Team!

by on Jul.26, 2016, under Boxing News

A Couple Photos from John Scully’s fourth Official Amateur Boxers Reunion

 

 

Left to Right:  David Gauvin, Mike Tyson, John Hersey (in the back, partially blocked), Micky Ward, Marty Foley, Joey Negron, Mike Dampolo and Ray Doughty

Left to Right: David Gauvin, Mike Tyson, John Hersey (in the back, partially blocked), Micky Ward, Marty Foley, Joey Negron, Mike Dampolo and Ray Doughty

 

LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2016 — John “Iceman” Scully sent us these two photos of the Region One amateur boxing team members that attended the 1983 United States Nationals at Colorado Springs.

The next photo was taken at Scully’s fourth Official Amateur Boxers Reunion at the Mohegan Sun Casino on July 23, 2016.  As Scully puts it, “The team meets again after 33 years, minus Gauvin and Tyson.” (continue reading…)

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‘Iceman’ John Scully’s 4th Official Amateur Boxing Reunion

by on Jun.15, 2016, under Boxing News

By “Iceman” John Scully

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This will be my 4th official amateur boxers reunion, with the first three having taken place in Las Vegas (December 2014), New York City (June 2015) and Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut (July 2015).

Boxers who have attended previous reunions include the likes of four-time world champion Roy Jones Jr., three-time world champions Mike “The Body Snatcher” McCallum and Iran “The Blade” Barkley, WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster, former WBC light heavyweight champion Montell “Ice” Griffin, 1988 U.S. Olympic coach Kenny Adams. (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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Former Boxer and Current Trainer, Steven Stokes Speaks Out

by on Apr.13, 2016, under Boxing News

By “Ice” John Scully

Steven Stokes, Marines vs Yamar Resto, Army at 1997 CISM Military Games

Steven Stokes, Marines vs Yamar Resto, Army at 1997 CISM Military Games

 

“Great fighter….he was one of the most complete technical amateur fighters I’ve ever seen.”

- 2000 U.S. Armed Forces 132 pound Champion Orlando Cordova, talking about Steven Stokes.

Over the course of my years as an amateur boxing coach I’ve been able to travel the country and see some of the biggest names in the sport as they’ve competed in regional and national tournaments well before they became known to boxing fans from all over the world. From the likes of Brian Viloria, Jeff Lacy and Jermain Taylor to Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, Floyd Mayweather and many others, I’ve been lucky enough to have seen them at the relative beginning of their development .

I’ve also gotten to witness even more many talented and accomplished boxers perform in the very same rings who for one reason or another didn’t quite reach the professional heights of the formerly named. Some of them didn’t sign with the right manager or promoter who could bring them where they wanted to go and where their talents maybe should have brought them, some simply never panned out as professional fighters while others simply never turned professional. (continue reading…)

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