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Weights for Tonight’s Fights at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago

by on Feb.07, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Mike Tyson, at center, with

Former World Heavyweight Champion, Mike Tyson, at center, with Roberto Garcia and Norberto Gonzalez

Roberto Garcia 155 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 157

Kamil Laszczyk 125 vs. Daniel Diaz 125

Erickson Lubin 147.5 vs. Roberto Carlos Acevedo 145.5

Ahmad Cheikho 147.5 vs. Francisco Rios-Gil 148

Junior Wright 199 vs. Galen Brown 193

Patryk Szymanski 154 vs. Daniel Hicks 152

Kristin Gearhart 140 vs. Allanna Jones 141

Jose Felix Quesada 135 vs. Christopher Jackson 134.5

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

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Link to Interview with James ‘Buster’ Douglas: Part II

by on Feb.12, 2010, under Guest Columnists

COLUMBUS, OHIO, February 12, 2010 — If you got a chance to check out Columbus Boxing Examiner Sam Rossi’s interview with James ‘Buster’ Douglas, following is a link to the second part.  This segment gets more into the meat of the actual event, and looks back primarily onto the action that took place between the ropes when Douglas squared off against Tyson 20 years ago.
 
 
 
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Link to Interview with James ‘Buster’ Douglas

by on Feb.11, 2010, under Boxing News

COLUMBUS, OHIO, February 11, 2010 — Columbus Boxing Examiner Sam Rossi has forwarded the following link to CBZ with the first part of his interview with James ‘Buster’ Douglas on the 20th Anniversary of his win over Mike Tyson.

http://www.examiner.com/x-29356-Columbus-Boxing-Examiner~y2010m2d10-When-Buster-shook-up-the-world-Part-I
 
Part II will be posted tomorrow.

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My Thoughts on the Mike Tyson Documentary

by on Jul.17, 2009, under Boxing News

By Jason Keidel

Tyson, the tattooed and tortured son of Brooklyn, delivered a 90-minute monologue on what it was and is to be Iron Mike. No third-person mantras, no makeup, no props, no apologies.

Alarmingly honest, Tyson admitted he was arrested dozens of times before puberty in Brownsville, bragging of his ability to mug anyone, from drug dealers to old ladies. School was optional, family was scarce, and crime was fruitful. (His father abandoned him when he was two; his mother died when he was sixteen.) Whisked to numerous juvenile detention centers, Tyson took up boxing, becoming a gym rat in upstate New York, where he befriended a journeyman fighter who taught him enough to keep his interest. Rather than see Tyson return to Brooklyn and vagrancy, prison, or even death, he recommended Tyson to famed trainer, Cus D’Amato.  Just a teen, Tyson’s career soared under D’Amato’s wing. (continue reading…)

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‘Tyson’ Hits Stores on Blu-Ray & DVD Aug. 18th

by on Jul.01, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases

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CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 29, 2009) – Tyson, a no-holds-barred portrait of the legendary and controversial former heavyweight champion, arrives on Blu-ray High Def and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on August 18. Oscar® nominated writer/director James Toback (Bugsy)[i], who earned a special ‘Regard Knockout Award’ after last year’s Cannes Film Festival screening, directs Tyson, which is entirely narrated by the champ himself.  The film tells the story of a young boy who rose from the most impoverished circumstances, soared to unlimited heights, then — like a character in a classical tragedy — was destroyed by his own arrogance and hubris.

Tyson’s bonus features include a new featurette “A Day in the Life” with Toback, red carpet premiere footage and commentary. The Sony Pictures Classics film will be available on DVD for $28.96 SRP, while the Blu-ray High-Def version will sell for $39.95 SRP. (continue reading…)

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