Post Tagged with: "boxing"

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Cotto Loss Showed It Was Time To go

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor The final chapter for Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden Saturday evening showed it was time for the four-division and six time world champion to await his call for enshrinement in the International Boxing Hall Of […]

by · December 7, 2017 · Sports
Kovalev Again In Charge Of Division

Kovalev Again In Charge Of Division

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Sergey Kovalev is a champion again. That may or may not be good for the light heavyweight division now that the 34-year old holds the WBO title after a late second round stoppage over Vyacheslav Shabranskyy […]

by · December 4, 2017 · Sports
Bronx Fighter Wins Pro Debut At Garden

Bronx Fighter Wins Pro Debut At Garden

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Ismael Villarreal of the Bronx a promising prospect at 154 lbs. had a successful pro debut to open the card of boxing in the Garden Theatre. It was a unanimous four-round decision over Race Sawyer of […]

by · November 26, 2017 · Sports
Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

The late great boxing legend Jake LaMotta was a Class of 2003 Bronx Walk of Fame inductee.

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News, Obituary
“The Raging Bull” Last Of The Best

“The Raging Bull” Last Of The Best

Jake LaMotta was appropriately named “The Raging Bull” and outlived the contemporaries of his time.

by · September 20, 2017 · Sports
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Boxing Needs Reform After Canelo-Golovkin Travesty

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor  More than one follower on social media last night with the insults claimed to tell this columnist to stick with baseball and the knowledge was like a novice who did not know how to lace […]

by · September 18, 2017 · Sports
Mayweather vs. McGregor: This Is Not Boxing

Mayweather vs. McGregor: This Is Not Boxing

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor  From my perspective and that of  more than one boxing observer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor can do what they want Saturday night in Las Vegas. The fight is not boxing and deserves minimal attention, though […]

by · August 27, 2017 · Sports

Slow Death of Pay-Per-View Boxing Begins With Pacquiao on ESPN

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor It was inevitable and  boxing promoters are beginning to see the picture when Manny Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight title tomorrow night from Australia. It has nothing to do with Pacquiao and his continued quest at […]

by · July 1, 2017 · Sports
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Heather Hardy: More Than Just A Fighter

By Hans Themistode Heather Hardy stepped back into the ring March 4th in Brooklyn New York at the Barclays Center against opponent Edina Kiss and delivered her normal terrific performance when she easily outpointed her opponent over eight rounds. Heather […]

by · March 21, 2017 · Sports
Conor McGregor responds to Floyd Mayweather's fight comments: 'I run boxing'. Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports

It is All Hype: Mayweather vs. McGregor

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor   You want hype? Well, you have it with this talk of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor battling in the squared circle. To me, the eventuality of such a fight is a long shot. Unless the […]

by · February 19, 2017 · Sports
Boxing Survives Last Round:  New York Action Resumes

Boxing Survives Last Round: New York Action Resumes

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Boxing has been revived and has survived another round in New York and the fighters are content. So are the promoters, matchmakers, managers, and trainers. Most of all the venues, including Madison Square Garden and […]

by · January 30, 2017 · Op Ed, Sports
Badou Jack, world super welterweight champion.

Bronx Champion Del Valle Helped Groom Badou Jack

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Lou Del Valle knows something about what it takes to be a world champion. A former New York City Golden Gloves champion propelled himself and became a WBA light heavyweight champion. He would lose to Virgil […]

by · January 14, 2017 · Sports
A Capsule of NY Sports Good and Bad in 2016

A Capsule of NY Sports Good and Bad in 2016

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Good luck, prosperity and all the best to you as we ring out the old and bring in a new year. And it is no different in the world of fun and games that this columnist […]

by · December 31, 2016 · Sports
Boxing Survives Final Round: Action Resumes In New York

Boxing Survives Final Round: Action Resumes In New York

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Boxing has survived another round in New York and the fighters are content. So are the promoters, matchmakers, managers, and trainers. Most of all the venues, including Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center are back […]

by · December 21, 2016 · Sports
Boxing’s Heavyweight Division: No Longer a New York State of Mind

Boxing’s Heavyweight Division: No Longer a New York State of Mind

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Once upon a time the heavyweight division was the King of New York.  Then there was Lennox Lewis, Riddick Bowe, Shannon Briggs, Evander Holyfield, Shannon Briggs the pride of Brooklyn, and a brawler named Mike Tyson. […]

by · December 13, 2016 · Sports