10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

With Friday's release of Hands of Stone, moviegoers and sports fans will get a crash course in remembering Roberto Duran, one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in boxing history. While the years have been at times less than kind, Duran has a history that is worth remembering.Unfortunately, Hands of Stone barely scratches the surface, choosing to focus on Duran's rise and...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

7th annual Big Fighters, Big Cause charity boxing night for the Sugar Ray Leonard foundation on May 25th

On Wednesday, May 25, B. Riley & Co. will present the 7th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night benefiting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Emceed by actor and comedian Bill Bellamy, the evening will feature a thrilling mix of professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions, food by Wolfgang Puck...
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May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard returns to site of 1st Golden Gloves title win for upcoming PBC card

Forty-two years after he captured his first National Golden Gloves Tournament title at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard returns Saturday, October 10 to the same historic building as a television analyst for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN. PBC on NBCSN is headlined by a 10-round rematch between Framingham (MA) welterweight Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Hill Asks You Not To Call His Year A 'Comeback'

Milton, Mass.'s Rich Hill (AP Photo)In December of 1983, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard said this about his latest return to the ring, "It's not a comeback. I am back." Now, Red Sox starter Rich Hill seems to me channeling the former middleweight champ. In an article on Derek Jeter's website The Players' Tribune ("Don’t Call It a Comeback"), Hill believes emphatically that his...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather: I'm a better fighter than Muhammad Ali

By Pat Bradley No athlete is untouchable. Someone will always try to argue that LeBron James is better than Kobe Bryant, Kobe is greater than Michael Jordan, or MJ is greater than Bill Russell. Each angle has valid arguments in its defense. But Muhammad Ali? As far as boxing lore is concerned, he’s the greatest of all time. Even Floyd Mayweather’s strongest supporters might...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxing's 5 best punch nicknames

Boxing has a lot of punches but here are the five that were so great the punches deserved their own nicknames. The post Boxing’s 5 Best Punch Nicknames appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Lessons from Leonard vs. Duran

By Fight Like Sugar Almost 35 years ago, hall of fame promoters Don King and Bob Arum found enough middle ground to broker one of the most significant fights of the 1980s: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto “Manos De Piedra” Duran. That marked the beginning of a trilogy that indelibly colored the legacy of both fighters. There are echoes of that historic matchup in the super-fight...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather following Sugar Ray Leonard: Dubiously fighting for two WBC titles at once a la Leonard vs. Lalonde

Floyd Mayweather's upcoming rematch against Marcos Maidana will now be for both of his WBC title straps, from the Welterweight and Junior Middleweight divisions. WBC head-honcho Mauricio Sulaiman has apparently given his go ahead after Mayweather requested to do so. For Mayweather, it's a move which allows him to continue following in the historical footsteps of Sugar Ray Leonard...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

First Look: Usher Filming For Sugar Ray Leonard Biopic

PANAMA - Grammy award winning R & B crooner Usher Raymond has been diligently preparing for his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming bio-pic, “Hands of Stone.” In a recent interview with Men’s Health magazine, Raymond spoke of the rigors of training to carve his body into shape to closely resemble the iconic 146 pound world champion. “What he did as a boxer is no...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard picks Floyd Mayweather to be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for 2013's Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 16. As they often do, they have other famous figures in sports and sports history to offer their own take on who should win the award. Here, you'll find the take from Sugar Ray Leonard, and his choice of Floyd Mayweather as the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. Here's an excerpt from...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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