Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 29, 2013 Golovkin vs. Macklin

On this day in fistiana...

Gennady Golovkin vs. Matthew Macklin

June 29, 2013


On this day in 2013, Triple G sent a shockwave through the ribcage of Matthew Macklin that reverberated throughout the sport. A middleweight star was born.

June 29, 1991 Toney vs. Johnson

On this day in fistiana...

James Toney vs. Reggie Johnson

June 29, 1991



June 29, 1970 Liston vs. Wepner

On this day in fistiana...

Sonny Liston vs. Chuck Wepner

June 29, 1970




Saturday, June 28, 2014

Canastota wrap-up

KOFantasyBoxing's Video Wrap-Up of the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend 2014
by Alex Pierpaoli


June 28, 2008 Pacquiao vs. Diaz

On this day in fistiana...

Manny Pacquiao vs. David Diaz

June 28, 2008



June 28, 1997 Holyfield vs. Tyson 2

On this day in fistiana...

Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson 2

June 28, 1997



June 28, 1991 Nelson vs. Fenech 1

On this day in fistiana...

Azumah Nelson vs. Jeff Fenech

June 28, 1991





June 28, 1991 Tyson vs. Ruddock 2

On this day in fistiana...

Mike Tyson vs. Donovan "Razor" Ruddock 2

June 28, 1991




June 28, 1980 Minter vs. Antuofermo 2

On this day in fistiana...

Alan Minter vs. Vito Antuofermo 2

June 28, 1980




June 28, 1939 Louis vs. Galento

On this day in fistiana...

Joe Louis vs. Tony Galento

June 28, 1939



Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

On this day in fistiana… Ayala vs. Tapia 6/26/99

On this day in fistiana…

Paulie Ayala vs. Johnny Tapia

June 26, 1999


On this day in fistiana… Monzon vs. Valdez 6/26/76

On this day in fistiana…

Carlos Monzon vs. Rodrigo Valdez

June 26, 1976


On this day in fistiana… Duran vs. Buchanan 6/26/72

On this day in fistiana…

Roberto Duran vs. Ken Buchanan

June 26, 1972




On this day in fistiana… Johansson vs. Patterson 1 6/26/59

On this day in fistiana…

Ingemar Johansson vs. Floyd Patterson

June 26, 1959


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

On this day in fistiana... Mayweather vs. Gatti 6/25/05

On this day in fistiana...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Arturo Gatti

June 25, 2005



On this day in fistiana... Savarese vs. Douglas 6/25/98

On this day in fistiana...

Lou Savarese vs. Buster Douglas

June 25, 1998


On this day in fistiana... LaPorte vs. De La Rosa 6/25/83

On this day in fistiana...

Juan LaPorte vs. Johnny De La Rosa

June 25, 1983


On this day in fistiana... Leonard vs. Kalule 6/25/81

On this day in fistiana...

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Ayube Kalule

June 25, 1981



On this day in fistiana... Maxim vs. Robinson 6/25/52

On this day in fistiana...

Joey Maxim vs. Sugar Ray Robinson

June 25, 1952



On this day in fistiana... Louis vs. Walcott 2 6/25/48

On this day in fistiana...

Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott 2

June 25, 1948



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

On this day in fistiana... Duran vs. Leonard 1 6/20/80

On this day in fistiana...

Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard 1

June 20, 1980



On this day in fistiana... Olivares vs. Chacon 2 6/20/75

On this day in fistiana...

Reuben Olivares vs. Bobby Chacon 2

June 20, 1975



On this day in fistiana... Ohba vs. Amores 6/20/79

On this day in fistiana...

Masao Ohba vs. Orlando Amores

June 20, 1979


Like his heavier Mexican counterpart Salvador Sanchez, Masao Ohba was a great Japanese f;lyweight who died tragically in a car crash while still an active champion and so much of his greatness was yet to be shown. Like Stanley Ketchel, Sanchez, and many others, Ohba is one of boxing's immortals.

On this day in fistiana... Patterson vs. Johansson 2 6/20/60

On this day in fistiana...

Floyd Patterson vs. Ingemar Johansson 2

June 20, 1960




On this day in fistiana... Louis vs. Godoy 2 6/20/40

On this day in fistiana...

Joe Louis vs. Arturo Godoy 2

June 20, 1940



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Press Release-- Billy Dib returns to CT

Billy 'The Kid' Dib returns to Foxwoods as  
Junior lightweight For 50 Cent's Birthday Bash 

Mark Davis vs. Michael Farenas headlinesESPN FNF Special Edition Wed., July 2

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (June 19, 2014) - Former IBF featherweight champion Billy "The Kid" Dib (36-3, 21 KOs) returns Wednesday, July 2 to the scene of arguably the most disappointing night of his professional career for a 10-round co-feature bout against former WBA featherweight title challenger Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs). Dib's promoter, 50 Cent's SMS Promotions, will present a special edition of ESPNFriday Night Fights at Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

In 2013, Dib lost his International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight title belt at Foxwoods by way of a 12-round split decision (114-112, 112-114, 112-114) to undefeated Evgeny Gradovich.  Dib also lost a rematch to Gradovich last November and the Australian has moved up one weight class to junior lightweight for his fight with Garza.

On this day in fistiana... Barrera vs. Ayala 6/19/04

On this day in fistiana...

Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Paulie Ayala

June 19, 2004




On this day in fistiana... Holyfield vs. Holmes 6/19/92

On this day in fistiana...

Evander Holyfield vs. Larry Holmes

June 19, 1992



On this day in fistiana... Trinidad vs. Blocker 6/19/93

On this day in fistiana...

Felix Trinidad vs. Maurice Blocker

June 19, 1993




On this day in fistiana... Louis vs. Conn 2 6/19/46

On this day in fistiana...

Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn 2

June 19, 1946



Monday, June 16, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

On this day in fistiana... Rosario vs. Garza 6/14/91

On this day in fistiana...

Edwin Rosario vs. Loreto Garza

June 14, 1991


On this day in fistiana... Baer vs. Carnera 6/14/34

On this day in fistiana...

Max Baer vs. Primo Carnera

June 14, 1934






young prospects & rising stars

Junior Middleweight Jimmy Williams of New Haven, CT in training for his eighth professional contest on July 2nd, at Foxwoods Casino.

photos by Alex Pierpaoli


Trainer Dave Forsyth works the mitts with CT State Super Welterweight Champ Jimmy Williams.



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On this day in fistiana... Matlala vs. Ampofo 6/11/94

Baby Jake Matlala vs. Francis Ampofo

June 11, 1994


Measuring just under a meter and a half (4 foot ten inches) from the soles of his feet to the top of his head, South African flyweight Baby Jake Matlala was the shortest world champion in history. Matlala died of complications from pneumonia at just 51 years of age in December of 2013, but on this day in 1994 he defeated the UK's Francis "Pocket Battleship" Ampofo, in Matlala's fifty-first professional prizefight, his 40th win.

On this day in fistiana... Holmes vs. Cooney 6/11/82

On this day in fistiana...

Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney

June 11, 1982


On this day in 1982, Larry Holmes battered undefeated challenger Gerry Cooney to a 13th round TKO stoppage in a Heavyweight Championship bout that stirred racial sentiments and became a must-see cultural event.

Monday, June 9, 2014

On this day in fistiana... Bradley vs. Pacquiao 6/9/12

Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao 1

June 9, 2012


What looked to be another Manny Pacquiao title defense became one of the biggest upsets in modern history--perhaps in part because of the rapidity of social media and not necessarily the egregiousness of the decision. Although the official judges seemed to get it wrong, the bout was a lot closer than HBO's commentators made it sound. Undoubtedly the judges were influenced by a Pacquiao who was far less aggressive than usual and fought mostly in late round bursts of punches. Nonetheless a bad decision for the ages, on this day in 2012.

On this day in fistiana... Cotto vs. Judah 6/9/07

Miguel Cotto vs. Zab Judah

June 9, 2007


On this day in fistiana at Madison Square Garden in NYC, Miguel Cotto and Zab Judah fought a thriller on the eve of NY's the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

On this day in fistiana... Lewis vs. Tyson 6/8/02

Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson

June 8, 2002


On this day in fistiana in Memphis, Tennessee Lennox Lewis stopped a puffed up shell of what once resembled Mike Tyson in one of the richest and weirdest fights ever. Tyson was uncommonly serene and just took the ass-kicking most people expected and wanted to see. Only Lennox Lewis was wary of him, so much so that the mild-mannered Emanuel Steward is reduced to a surly cuss between rounds, as he extolls Lewis to let his hands go and stop the dead man in front of him.

On this day in fistiana... Pacquiao vs. Julio 6/8/02

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jorge Eliecer Julio

June 8, 2002


On this day in fistiana in Memphis, Tennessee on the undercard of Lewis vs. Tyson, a 24 year old Filipino named Manny Pacquiao won his third fight in the USA. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

On this day in fistiana... De La Hoya vs. Sturm 6/5/04

On this day in fistiana...

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Sturm

June 5, 2004


Three ringside officials preserve the upcoming De La Hoya versus Hopkins mega-fight when they award the Golden Boy a unanimous decision after it looked as if Sturm won.

On this day in fistiana... Walcott vs. Charles 4 6/5/52

On this day in fistiana...

Jersey Joe Walcott vs. Ezzard Charles 4

June 5, 1952



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More pix from Hammer Time! 5/31/14 Mohegan Sun

CES Boxing presents...
Hammer Time!
Hank Lundy vs. Cuevas Jr
Shelito Vincent vs. Lakeysha Williams
Pro-Am Boxing

photos by Sean Laydon



Vincent returns to the ring after 6 month lay-off


Shelito Vincent versus Lakeysha Williams

portions of their 6 round super bantamweight bout
May 31, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Rich Gingras fights Friday at Twin River --Press Release

Gingras battles boxing with business and fatherhood in preparation for title bout


 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 2nd, 2014) -- For someone who's been through every fight imaginable, there's not much Rich Gingras can't handle in or out of the ring.

As the Lincoln, R.I., light heavyweight prepares for his next title fight Friday night at Twin River Casino, he's handling personal and professional battles that have made the past three and a half weeks the busiest of his life.

In addition to his New England Light Heavyweight title bout against Jaime Velazquez in the eight-round main event of CES Boxing's "Unstoppable" card Friday, June 6th, 2014, Gingras (13-4-1, 8 KOs) is also launching the N.E. branch of Rock Steady Boxing, aimed toward helping people with Parkinson's Disease, while simultaneously preparing for his first fitness competition just 22 days after the fight.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lundy notches victory at Mohegan Sun

Hammerin' Hank Lundy thumps Pipino Cuevas Jr

Ringside Video

KOFantasyBoxing Video Wrap-Up -From Mohegan Sun

KOFantasyBoxing Video Wrap-Up
Hank Lundy vs. Pipino Cuevas Jr
& Shelito Vincent vs. Lakeysha Williams

"Hammer Time!"
May 31, 2014
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Results from Mohegan Sun ---CES Pro-Am Boxing

CES Presents... 
Hammer Time!
Lundy thumps Cuevas Jr,
Vincent out-hustles Williams
at Mohegan Sun
Words and Pictures by Alex Pierpaoli



Last night was Hammer Time at Mohegan Sun Arena when lightweight, Hammerin' Hank Lundy scored a second round TKO victory over Pipino Cuevas Jr in the co-Main Event of an 11 bout pro-am card promoted by Classic Entertainment and Sports. Female super bantamweight, Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent picked up a unanimous decision win over Lakeysha Williams in the 6 round co-main.

Hammerin' Hank Lundy, of Philadelphia, PA, started fast and went straight to work on the body of Pipino Cuevas Jr, of Mexico City, Mexico, in the opening round. In round two, Hank Lundy, 138 lbs, caught Cuevas, 138 ½ lbs, with a left-uppercut followed by a lunging left-hook to the face that sent Cuevas to the canvas. Cuevas beat the count but was on unsteady legs when Ref. Mike Ortega decided to stop it. The official time was 2:23 of Rd 2, and Lundy improved to 25-3-1 (12) while Cuevas dropped to 17-12 (15). The victory is now Lundy's third straight since he lost a unanimous decision to Victor Postol in March of 2013. Hammerin' Hank hopes to make another run at a world lightweight strap before the end of 2014.

In the co-main event, Shelito Vincent, of New London, CT, battled Lakeysha Williams, of

Jimmy Williams wins CT State Super Welter Title

Jimmy Williams flattens Christian Lao

In an all-New Haven contest, Jimmy Williams and Christian Lao did battle for bragging rights in the Elm City. The result was determined in just 1:57 of round number one.
Williams improved to 6-0-1 (3) and Lao fell to 5-3-1 (2).