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.
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
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. () - Former IBF featherweight champion Billy "The Kid" Dib (36-3, 21 KOs) returns 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 ESPN 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.
Gingras battles boxing with business and fatherhood in preparation for title bout
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (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 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.