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What makes heavyweight champion brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko tick? Just watch the HBO documentary “Klitschko” set to air on Saturday, September 8at 5:30 p.m.
Director Sebastian Dehnhardt gives viewers a no-holds-barred account of the Klitschko brothers rise to the top of the boxing world and what led to it. The film contains detailed interviews with the Klitschko’s parents, trainers...Read more »
If you let Sergio Martinez tell the story, the only reason WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is in the position he’s in is because of his name. Chavez Jr. is the son of former Mexican great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
Martinez (pictured) hasn’t tried to hide his disdain for Chavez.
“It is very simple. I cannot accept the fact he is world champion,” Martinez said. “The only...Read more »
Saturday could be a big day for boxing as Chad Dawson squares off against Andre Ward in a much-anticipated 168-pound bout at the Oracle Arena in Oakland live on HBO’s Championship Boxing.
Just how important is this fight to Dawson? Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) dropped down from light heavyweight to super middle weight to take the fight against Ward (25-0, 13 KOs). He also is fighting...Read more »
Randall Bailey pulling out of his fight with Devon Alexander was a blow to the September 8 card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. But the next best thing may actually be a better fight.
WBC super lightweight contender Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs) will take on Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) live on Showtime’s Championship Boxing on Saturday night. It should be an interesting...Read more »
Since 1979, the Westbury boxing gym has produced its share of champions. But that is only a small part of this story. The people who have been around the gym longest — trainers Kevin Collins and Joe Gadigian — will tell you that the real success of the gym is in the number of fighters who went on to lead productive lives away from the ring. The gym counts sanitation workers, police officers, carpenters,...Read more »