On Saturday, September 3rd, Andre Berto (27-1, 21 KOs) gets another shot at welterweight gold when he faces the current IBF Welterweight Champion Dejan Zavec (31-1, 18 KOs) on HBO at 10:30 PM EST.
On September 21st, 1985, long reigning universally recognized and undefeated Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes embarked on his mission to match Rocky Marciano's unbeaten streak of 49-0 at the historic Riviera Hotel and Casino in luxurious Las Vegas, Nevada.
In a time when boxing's role in American sports has been transformed from a major contributing powerhouse to a fringe pastime with minimal coverage from the press, one of this country's boxing treasures, 2001 Hall of Fame inductee Don Chargin, continues to be hopeful that boxing can make a resurgence to the sports limelight.
This Saturday, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal winner Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) faces former WBA Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBA Heavyweight Championship in Erfurt, Germany.
Not much you can say about this next list except, "Wow, did you see that!!" Seriously, here is my personal list of the best one punch knockouts over the past 11 years. It's amazing what an effect the knockouts had on the recipients' careers, as well as the entire sport of boxing.
In what was being labeled as "ShoBox: The Next Generation's 10th anniversary Telecast", which included a touching segment dedicated to the late Nick Charles, undefeated Super Featherweight prospect Diego Magdaleno (20-0, 7 KOs) defeated the always tough Alejandro Perez (15-3-1, 10 KOs) in a unanimous 10 round decision at Texas Station Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV, last night.
Life is never what you expect it to be. But, if you had told young Christina Ruiz of San Antonio, TX, that she would be fighting for a major world title in New York City, NY, in front of thousands of fans just 2 years after turning pro, she would have probably told you, "It's going to take me that long?"
Saturday at the San Antonio Event Center in a very entertaining evening of boxing, prospects Joseph Rios and Ivan Najera impressed the crowd by blowing out their competition in a matter of seconds.