Saturday, December 21, 2013

On This Day in Fistiana… 12/21/96 Tua vs. Izonritei

On this Day in Fistiana…

David Tua vs. David Izonritei

December 21, 1998

On this day in fistiana, David Tua scored an exciting win over David Izonritei at Mohegan Sun Casino in the second half of an HBO Boxing After Dark Double Header.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Kayo Quick Bucks League Winners (9/13-12/15)

 
Congratulations to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in KOFantasyBoxing®'s
Kayo Quick Bucks League 2013 (9/13-12/15)

A Very Special Thanks for everyone playing KOFantasyBoxing and we hope you'll return to play in our next league that begins in mid-January.

 Here are the final standings
(first place $500, second place $250, third place $100)
PLEASE NOTE: Residents of Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Montana and Vermont may play KOFantasyBoxing® but are NOT eligible to win any prizes and the winnings will be given to the closest scoring eligible gym. International residents may also play KOFantasyBoxing® but they too are ineligible to win any prizes.

1st   Maya's Boathouse TOTAL: 855 pts. [ scoring ]
2nd   Tribe of Tigers TOTAL: 665 pts. [ scoring ]
3rd   Hearty Boys TOTAL: 620 pts. [ scoring ]
4th   Randy's Nest TOTAL: 525 pts. [ scoring ]
5th   Pecan Sandies TOTAL: 505 pts. [ scoring ]
6th   welcome to holyfields TOTAL: 260 pts. [ scoring ]
7th   TK421 Memorial TOTAL: 135 pts. [ scoring ]
8th   Stillwater TOTAL: 115 pts. [ scoring ]
9th   lil zed boxing club TOTAL: 85 pts. [ scoring ]
10th   The Vanguard TOTAL: 85 pts. [ scoring ]

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Talkin' Boxing with Billy C -BFTP Alexis Arguello

Talkin' Boxing with Billy C

today's Blast-From-The-Past featured Alexis Arguello

and Scott Crouse gives Billy his take on the fights
 
of the week & much, much more!
 
Talkin' Boxing with Billy C airs 5 days a week for two hours each day-- M-F 5pm-7pm Eastern at BillyCBoxing.comYouTube, and LDLTV.com

And remember Talkin' Boxing with Billy C is available as a podcast for just 15 dollars a year...yeah, that's right. 
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On this Day in Fistiana… 12/19/98 Mayweather vs. Manfredy

On this Day in Fistiana…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Angel Manfredy

December 19, 1998

Fifteen years ago today Floyd Mayweather used blazing hand speed and accurate punching to make short work of challenger Angel Manfredy. Quick stoppages seemed to be the theme of the night on this card in Atlantic City as both the co-features were halted pre-maturely by the referee, although Tua-Rahman 1 was far more egregious than this one. Here, Manfredy was clearly stunned and soon to be stopped when the ref intervened. 

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/19/98 Tua vs. Rahman 1

On this Day in Fistiana…

David Tua vs. Hasim Rahman 1

December 19, 1998

Fifteen years ago today David Tua and Hasim Rahman fought an exciting heavyweight contest with a very dissatisfying ending which ended Rahman's unbeaten streak and solidified one of the lesser heralded heavyweight rivalries of the nineties.


On this Day in Fistiana… 12/19/97 Hamed vs. Kelley

On this Day in Fistiana…

Naseem Hamed vs. Kevin Kelley

December 19, 1997

Sixteen years ago today a featherweight war broke out at Madison Square Garden. It was a wild one while it lasted and is the greatest win of Hamed's career.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

On This Day in Fistiana… 12/18/04 Ward vs. Molina pro-debut

On this Day in Fistiana…

Andre Ward vs. Chris Molina

December 18, 2004

Nine years ago today Andre Ward made his professional debut on the undercard of Johnson-Tarver 1 in Los Angeles, CA. 

On This Day in Fistiana… 12/18/04 Johnson vs. Tarver 1

On this Day in Fistiana…

Glen Johnson vs. Antonio Tarver 1

December 18, 2004

Nine years ago today Antonio Tarver was upset by a supremely conditioned and motivated Glen Johnson at the Staples Center in LA.

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/18/99 Pacquiao vs. Jamili

On this Day in Fistiana…

Manny Pacquiao vs. Reynante Jamili

December 18, 1999

Fourteen years ago today a 21 year old Manny Pacquiao was rebounding from his last knockout loss--to Medgoen Singsurat--with this 2 round kayo of Reynante Jamili. This fight was Pacman's first at Super Bantamweight and it took place even before he met American boxing trainer Freddie Roach, which is obvious when you see his still raw fighting style in this video. One thing is for sure though, that Pacman power is there...

Monday, December 16, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/16/95 Tyson vs. Mathis Jr.

On this Day in Fistiana…

Mike Tyson vs. Buster Mathis Jr.

December 16, 1995


On this day in fistiana in 1995, Mike Tyson beat a Buster, but no, not that Buster, this was Buster Mathis Jr son of the former heavyweight contender and an opponent who was actually shorter than Iron Mike, the only time he ever faced a more diminutive foe. And quite frankly on this night, Mike's second fight out of the slammer, Tyson didn't look all that impressive, missing with both hands and getting winded before finishing Buster off with a couple short uppercuts in the 3rd. The whole card however was an impressive Don King marathon show, featuring ten fights including several stars of the era and of all time(see below). It was also offered on regular commercial television on a Saturday night on FOX after so many had been disappointed with Tyson's first fight after being released from prison, his 89 second bout versus Peter McNeeley in August of that year. 

               

Sunday, December 15, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/15/01 Michalczewski vs. Hall 1

On this Day in Fistiana…

Dariusz Michalzewski vs. Richard Hall 1

December 15, 2001

The man Roy Jones Jr never faced, Michalzewski was the other 175 pound champ throughout much of Roy Jones Jr's Light Heavyweight reign. In this bout he faces Richard Hall and stops him in 11 rounds, a feat Roy Jones had accomplished a year and a half earlier.


On this Day in Fistiana… 12/15/88 Snipes vs. Washington

On this Day in Fistiana…

Renaldo Snipes vs. Lionel Washington

December 15, 1988

Voted Ring Magazine's "Most Fun Fight" of the year, Renaldo Snipes meets Lionel Washington at NYC's The Felt Forum.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/14/96 Bowe vs. Golota

On this Day in Fistiana…

Riddick Bowe vs. Andrew Golota 2

December 14, 1996

One of the weirdest fights in heavyweight history…redux.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/12/99 Hopkins vs. Echols 1

On this Day in Fistiana…

Bernard Hopkins vs. Antwun Echols 1

December 12, 1999



On this Day in Fistiana… 12/12/86 Smith vs. Witherspoon 2

On this Day in Fistiana…

James "Bonecrusher" Smith vs. Tim Witherspoon 2

December 12, 1986

Talkin' Boxing with Billy C -- BFTP John L Sullivan


Talkin' Boxing with Billy C


today's Blast-From-The-Past featured John L. Sullivan

and Scott Crouse gives Billy his take on the fights
 
of the week & much, much more!
 
Talkin' Boxing with Billy C airs 5 days a week for two hours each day-- M-F 5pm-7pm Eastern at BillyCBoxing.comYouTube, and LDLTV.com

And remember Talkin' Boxing with Billy C is available as a podcast for just 15 dollars a year...yeah, that's right. 
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/10/04 Pacquiao vs. 3-K Battery

On this Day in Fistiana…

Manny Pacquiao vs. Fahsan 3-K Battery

December 10, 2004

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/10/94 Chavez vs. Lopez

On this Day in Fistiana…

Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Tony The Tiger Lopez

December 10, 1994


On this Day in Fistiana… 12/10/82 Dokes vs. Weaver 1

On this Day in Fistiana…

Michael Dokes vs. Mike Weaver 1

December 10, 1982

and yes, they did have a rematch. Here's a link to Part Two on YouTube

Friday, December 6, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/6/85 Tyson vs. Scaff

On this Day in Fistiana...

Mike Tyson versus Sammy Scaff

December 6, 1985

Twenty-eight years ago today a teenage heavyweight named Mike Tyson made his debut at Madison Square Garden, he wasn't there long. 

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/6/08 Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya

On this Day in Fistiana...

Manny Pacquiao versus Oscar De La Hoya

December 6, 2008

On this day in 2008 Manny Pacquiao surprised a lot of experts when he leapfrogged the 140 pound division and went up from beating David Diaz for a lightweight belt to challenging Oscar De La Hoya for the unofficial title of box-office darling, pay-per-view powerhouse. And if you listen to the commentary of Jim Lampley in the vieo below you'd think Manny split the atom and set the land speed record all in the little ring. 
Oscar really never has a chance, although he does land several body shots that made the 3rd and the 5th slightly more competitive than every other round in which Manny pelts Oscar with regularity.


On this Day in Fistiana… 12/6/75 Stracey vs. Napoles

On this Day in Fistiana...
John H. Stracey versus Jose Napoles
December 6, 1975

38 years ago today the 25 year old John H. Stracey won the welterweight title in a bull ring in Mexico City. Rising from the deck in round one, Stracey set to work cutting and swelling up the champion's face in front of the hostile crowd. The great Jose Mantequilla Napoles was stopped in round six and never fought again, while Stracey became the first British Welterweight Champion in almost sixty years, since the reign of the great Ted Kid Lewis.
Watch Stracey's win below...



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana... 12/4/93 Kelley vs. Vargas

On this Day in Fistiana...

Kevin Kelley versus Gregorio Vargas

December 4, 1993



Talkin' Boxing with Billy C --BFTP Joe Grimm (Jimmy Haskin)

Talkin' Boxing with Billy C


today's Blast-From-The-Past featured Joe Grimm


Scottie Crouse gives Billy his take on the fights 
of the week & much, much more!
 
Talkin' Boxing with Billy C airs 5 days a week for two hours each day-- M-F 5pm-7pm Eastern at BillyCBoxing.comYouTube, and LDLTV.com

And remember Talkin' Boxing with Billy C is available as a podcast for just 15 dollars a year...yeah, that's right. 
 Fifteen. Bucks. Per. Year. 
 Where else can you get a deal like that? 
 

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Monday, December 2, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana... December 2, 2000 Trinidad-Vargas

On this Day in Fistiana

Felix "Tito" Trinidad KO12 Fernando "El Feroz" Vargas
By Alex Pierpaoli

On this day in fistiana, Fernando Vargas went to war against Felix Trinidad in a bout so brutal it fundamentally altered El Feroz' career. Some would go as far as to say Tito ruined Vargas in that 12 rounds at Mandalay Bay, just five days before the Californian turned 23 years old. Surviving two knockdowns in the opening round, the first times he'd ever been down as a pro, Fernando Vargas battled back, dropping Tito Trinidad in the 4th and grinding away in bone-thumping exchanges all the way to the end of the eleventh. Were Tito's low-blows purposeful in rounds 3, 4 and 7? Each seemed to come when Trinidad was hurt or at a decided disadvantage--in the third when it appeared his eye was roughed up by the seam on Vargas' glove. Although the fight was probably mathematically deadlocked after six or even seven there is no doubt the momentum had shifted in Trinidad's favor by the 8th and Vargas was getting the worst of most of the trading. Despite being out-gunned, on this day in boxing history, Vargas proved why he was, and is, so beloved by his fans as he willed himself on against the superior firepower of the Puerto Rican sensation. 

During the broadcast Jim Lampley quotes former Trinidad opponent David Reid's advice to Fernando Vargas and a warning about borderline tactics."Trinidad will do anything to win the fight," said Reid.
What do you think? Did Trinidad blast Vargas in the balls to survive in this fight? Does it detract from this, what may likely be Tito's signature victory? Do you think Vargas was ever the same after this fight?

Look back on this instant classic and see for yourself...

*12/2/14-The IBHOF class of 2015 will be announced in 2 days and Fernando Vargas may or may not be one of the inductees. He was the recent subject of a Blast From The Past and my gut says he'll get the call from Canastota this week.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Talkin' Boxing with Billy C -BFTP Bud Taylor


Talkin' Boxing with Billy C


today's Blast-From-The-Past featured Bud Taylor

plus Billy C reads viewer emails & Scottie Crouse stops by with his take on the fights of the week & much, much more!


Talkin' Boxing with Billy C airs 5 days a week for two hours each day-- M-F 5pm-7pm Eastern at BillyCBoxing.comYouTube, and LDLTV.com

And remember Talkin' Boxing with Billy C is available as a podcast for just 15 dollars a year...yeah, that's right. 
 Fifteen. Bucks. Per. Year. 
 Where else can you get a deal like that? 

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Twitter Recap - Manfredo-Gingras live-tweets from ringside



A bloodied Rich Gingras pursues Peter Manfredo
KO Fantasy Boxing: Manfredo vs. Gingras; results from Twin River Event Center
Words & Pictures By Alex Pierpaoli (Twitter.com/kofantasyboxing)


Peter Manfredo stops Rich Gingras in 8 heated rounds of action at Twin River, results here


Bout 1, Ethan Pena of Providence, RI, versus Antonio Marrero of Hartford, CT, Junior Middles, 4 rounds,

Marrero did bulk of the work in rd 1, pressing matters, with Pena looking to find a good range and angle on his foe; body shots by Marrero

very low blow by Pena in the second, Marrero takes a well-deserved breather

Pena got the better of round 2, he drove Marrero back along the ropes, crowding him and punishing him to the body

Friday, November 22, 2013

Manfredo vs. Gingras; results from Twin River Event Center

Peter Manfredo (L) bangs with Rich Gingras (R)
Peter Manfredo Jr stops Rich Gingras in heated fire-fight at Twin River Event Center
Words & Pictures by Alex Pierpaoli

Billed as Pride & Power, super middleweight combatants Peter Manfredo and Rich Gingras showed both and then some, in a thrilling Main Event at the Lincoln, Rhode Island venue.

Manfredo's boxing skill and busy left hook were the difference in a fight that saw both men doing damage and exchanging often to the delight of the sold-out crowd. Gingras had Manfredo stunned and in serious trouble in round three but after that Manfredo upped the pressure and was never in trouble again as he broke Gingras down with hard body shots and chopping combinations.

In the seventh, Manfredo did lots of damage, scoring repeatedly with double left hooks and rights straight up the middle into Gingras' face. When the end came in the 8th as Referee Joey Lupino stepped between the fighters, Gingras staggered away, slumping back and headed to the canvas in his own corner if not for the ropes and Lupino to catch him. The official time was 1:33 of round 8.

The victory brings Manfredo's record to 40-7 (21) and Gingras' drops to 13-4-1 (8).


Female lightweight Jaime The Hurricane Clampitt, of Warwick, RI, made her successful final fight-return to the prize-ring with a six-round unanimous decision win over Dominga Olivo, of Brooklyn, NY. Clampitt got

Peter Manfredo vs. Rich Gingras, tonight from Rhode Island


Photo by CES Boxing
Manfredo-Gingras headline six bout card at Twin River Event Center
by Alex Pierpaoli

Both Peter Manfredo Jr, of Providence, RI and Rich Gingras, of Lincoln, RI, scaled 169lbs at yesterday's weigh-in for their Main Event atop the CES promoted "Pride & Power" card tonight in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gingras has been more active and is likely the more conditioned of these two fighters; add to that the fact that Gingras is coming off a career best performance in

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Freddie Roach vs. Alex Ariza, the Pacquiao-Rios sideshow & BFTP Archie Moore


Talkin' Boxing with Billy C


today's Blast-From-The-Past featured Archie Moore

plus Billy C reads viewer emails & gives his take on the Alex Ariza kick to Freddie Roach's chest & much, much more!


Talkin' Boxing with Billy C airs 5 days a week for two hours each day-- M-F 5pm-7pm Eastern at BillyCBoxing.com, YouTube, and LDLTV.com

And remember Talkin' Boxing with Billy C is available as a podcast for just 15 dollars a year...yeah, that's right. 
 Fifteen. Bucks. Per. Year. 
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Opening Ceremony Part Two IBHOF 2013

Opening Ceremony
from Induction Weekend at the IBHOF, 2013

Part Two

Here's video coverage of the start of this past year's wet and chilly weekend.

Opening Ceremony IBHOF Induction Weekend 2013 part 1

Opening Ceremony
from Induction Weekend at the IBHOF, 2013

Part One

Here's video coverage of the start of this past year's wet and chilly weekend. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

2013 IBHOF Inductee Colin Hart

A Ringside Lecture from Induction Weekend
UK Journalist Colin Hart at the IBHOF, Canastota, NY
recorded 6/6/13

Magic Man ringside lecture from Canastota, 2012

"Magic Man" Marlon Starling
from Induction Weekend at the IBHOF, 2012
Undisputed Welterweight Champion of the World, Marlon Starling is a crowd favorite in Canastota, NY.
Here's video coverage of his 2012 ringside lecture. 

Another ringside lecture from the IBHOF 2012

Sugar Ray Seales 
from Induction Weekend at the IBHOF, 2012
1972 Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Seales speaks to fans in Canastota, NY, at the IBHOF.
This is only a portion of his ringside lecture. 
**Very sorry for the copious background noise.

IBHOF 2012, a Ringside Lecture

Ruben "El Puas" Olivares
From Induction Weekend at the IBHOF, 2012
From June of 2012 at the IBHOF in Canastota, NY, here is video coverage of former bantam & featherweight champ Ruben Olivares' ringside lecture.
**Very sorry for the copious background noise.

Another Ringside Lecture from Canastota 2013

Mia "The Knockout" St. John
From Induction Weekend at the IBHOF, 2013
Mia St. John visits Canastota for the first time and speaks to fans on a very cold and rainy June day at the IBHOF.
Here's video coverage of her ringside lecture. 
**Very sorry for the background noise.

A Ringisde Lecture from Canastota, NY, June of 2013

Julian "The Hawk" Jackson
From Induction Weekend at the IBHOF, 2013

This past June, The Hawk, Julian Jackson made his first tripe to Canastota, NY, for the IBHOF Induction Weekend. 
Here's video coverage of his ringside lecture. 
**Very sorry for the copious background noise.