Throwback Thursday: Julio Gonzalez, Cyborg, Decisions Julian Letterlough, Cyborg

(Julio Gonzalez, shortly after winning his first belt from Dariusz Michaelczewski in 2003; via) Just because a fight doesn't take home all sorts of awards, honors and palpable recognition, doesn't mean it wasn't good or even great. On odds alone, it's probable that there are untelevised matches all over the world that would overwhelm the system with adrenaline...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Return Of The Body Snatchers

"That’s where he needs to go! To the BODY!” Of Manny Steward’s many great moments in the corner and on the HBO announce team, that is the one that stands out the most to me. Throughout round 9, he implored Micky Ward to return the punch that had gotten him there, the punch that had crumpled Arturo Gatti at the beginning of one of the most iconic rounds in modern...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

HBO's Legendary Nights is back with The Tale of Gatti-Ward

It's been a long time since we've seen HBO put together one of their Legendary Nights documentaries - too long, in fact. A decade ago, HBO's premiered the series to critical acclaim, but never followed up. Also a decade ago, Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti had the final of their three epic fights. So why not tie in the rejuvenation of Legendary Nights by featuring that trilogy...
Via Awful Announcing
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing In The Age Of Netflix

So much of boxing’s appeal is how it relates to the world around it, including media and their free market functions. As we move away from legacy media and towards a deeply consumer-driven world, boxing's powers that be have ignored some business principles and suffered for it. They shrank their supply channel, undermined where their product demand is, and lagged behind the...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Arturo Gatti's finest day: Hall of Fame induction

Boosted so she could reach the microphone and speak on a most special day for her late father, 7-year-old Sofia Gatti beamed. ''Thank you from my dad,'' she said Sunday as Arturo ''Thunder'' Gatti was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. On a day that included six deceased inductees, Gatti remained fresh on the mind of everybody,...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Gatti, Hill to enter Hall of Fame

Arturo ''Thunder'' Gatti didn't live to see his finest day. Gatti, who won world championships in two different weight classes, heads the class of 2013 to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The honor, announced Monday, comes three years after his untimely death. A native of Calabria, Italy who was raised in Montreal, Gatti retired in 2007...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Micky Ward: I was molested as a child

Boxing great Micky Ward, the inspiration for the Mark Wahlberg movie "The Fighter," says he was molested by a family friend from age 9 until he was 12. In Ward's autobiography, "A Warrior's Heart: The True Story of Life Before and Beyond The Fighter," the retired boxer wrote of his attacker, who was 10 years older, "He never asked me to do anything...
Via Fox Sports
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Weights from Lowell: Micky Ward & Dicky Eklund nephews Joe McCreedy & Sean Eklund featured

All of the participants for tomorrow night's "Homecoming" professional boxing card, at Lowell Memorial Hall, weighed-in tonight at the nearby Hookslide Kelley's Sports Bar & Grill.The card features the nephews of Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund - Joe McCreedy and Sean Eklund. View the complete weigh-in results right here. Credit: Daniel Militz (L-R) Shujaa...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Boxing returns to Lowell, Mass, home of Micky Ward, on May 9th

Professional boxing returns to Lowell, Massachusetts - home of "Irish" Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund - for the first time in seven years, on Wednesday night, May 9 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Local fan favorites "Irish" Joe McCreedy and Sean Eklund, whose uncles are Micky and Dicky, will fight in front of their hometown fans for the first time as pros on...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Micky Ward Taking up Training with Junior Welter Prospect Levan Ghvamichava

'Irish' Micky Ward training 'The Wolf'; Unbeaten light welterweight prospect Levan Ghvamichava Irish boxing manager Gary Hyde announced today that he has come to an agreement with "Irish" Micky Ward to train his hot prospect, light welterweight sensation Levan "The Wolf" Ghvamichava. Ghvamichava (6-0, 5 KOs), who is a native of Georgia living...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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