Thirty-three years ago today The Marvelous One overwhelmed the UK's Alan Minter over three bloody, one-sided rounds to claim the Middleweight Championship of the World. And just as Hagler finished pelting Minter and raining heavy rights & lefts upon him, an angry, drunken, bigoted crowd rained bottles and trash upon the new Champ and his team. Watch the video below...
Oliver McCall stops Lennox Lewis September 24, 1994 By Alex Pierpaoli
On this day in 1994, Oliver McCall shocked Lennox Lewis with a monstrous right hand and then a somewhat overzealous Referee Jose Guadalupe Garcia waved things off for a still-wobbly Lewis. HBO's team certainly sees the WBC-Don King connection as part of the questionable stoppage but one thing that's interesting to note now so many years later is look who is in the corner of McCall, brought in as an assistant trainer for this bout; the late, great Emmanuel Steward.
On this Day in Fistiana... September 24, 1922 By Alex Pierpaoli
Battling Siki stops Georges Carpentier in round 6 of their 20 round Light Heavyweight Championship Bout in Paris, France, 91 years ago today.
Rising from an early knockdown, Siki prevails in a rough, hard-swinging bout against the more skilled Frenchman. The finish was a first ruled a disqualification by the ringside officials but they were soon overruled by the referee who called Battling Siki the victor via knockout. If you watch the final knockdown in the sixth, it does appear that Siki trips(?) or kicks(?) Carpentier amidst a flurry of blows to the head and body. There is lots of rough stuff in this fight, and it took place before the Neutral Corner Rule. Both guys foul each other on several occasions and it is difficult to discern whether or not the leg-to-leg contact at the end was intentional. Either way Battling Siki had clearly turned the tide in a competitive fight and was landing heavy blows on the French Star. Here is the most substantial clip YouTube had to offer and it's amazing stuff to anyone with a love for the history of the Sweet Science.
FIGHT SETS RECORD AS HIGHEST-GROSSING PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT OF ALL
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19, 2013) — Last Saturday’s blockbuster boxing event — THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS.
CANELO — ranked as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time, with nearly
$150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue reported to date. The news was
announced today by Showtime Networks Inc., a division of CBS Corporation (NYSE:
CBS.A and CBS), in conjunction with event promoters Mayweather Promotions and
Golden Boy Promotions.
SHOWTIME PPV presentation of THE ONE surpassed the previous record of $136
million generated by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing event in
from distributors show pay-per-view buys projected to be 2.2 million. While not
fully reported from all distributors, the total buys could challenge the
existing record of 2.48 million
Champion Breed card from Twin River Event Center Tori Nelson upsets Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes
Words & Pictures By Alex Pierpaoli
Quick results, detailed report to follow:
Bout 5: And in the upset of the night, female welterweight Tori Nelson of Ashburn, VA, defeated Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes of Marshfield, MA, by lopsided unanimous decision, scores were 100-90 x 2, and 98-92.
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