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Chris Algieri, Undefeated welterweight, Huntington
Floyd by unanimous decision. He’s too fast and too smart. The ghost will being passion and grit, but as Floyd always says: “Skills Pays the Bills”.
Holt McCallany, Actor and life long boxing fan
It never pays to underestimate Floyd Mayweather, the best pound for pound fighter in boxing. But I'm predicting a tough, hard fight. Robert...Read more »
Guillermo RIgondeaux, who defected from Cuba in 2009, scored a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire before a sold out Radio City Music Hall on Saturday.
Rigondeaux, a southpaw, was the sharper, slicker boxer throughout the 12-round unifcation bout. He captured Donaire's WBO 122-pound title, while retaining his WBA belt. Donaire scored a knockdown in Round 10, but otherwise had no answer...Read more »
There is not a lot to get excited about in Long Beach these day. Many residents are still displaced. The economically important summer season is quickly approaching and the boardwalk is still out of commission, courtesy of superstorm Sandy. But there's always Seanie Monaghan. Monaghan has become one of New York's best ticket sellers and hundreds of Long Beach residents supported...Read more »
If you have spent some time around Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux, you've seen his thousand-watt smile. But it was not on display Tuesday during the media workout at Mendez's Gym in Manhattan. The ritual of the media workout is generally a prolonged photo op during which the fighter breaks a sweat and smiles for the camera. But Rigondeaux actually had a fairly serious workout.
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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 »
Thomas "Hitman" Hearns, the man who put the Kronk Gym on the map, and Freddie Roach, who trains Manny Pacquiao, will lead the class of 2012 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Hearns was perhaps the most dynamic offensive fighter of his era. He waged legendary battles with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran. Now Hearns joins his three rivals in the hall.
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