I currently reside in Rome Georgia and have been published as a writer along with being an avid life long fan of the "Sweet Science" chiefly among other sports.
Among my favorite memories as a child include staying up late to watch ESPN and USA network boxing coverage and then watching the big premium weekend fights while visiting my grandparents.
As an adult, I watch all the fights a through z and consider myself somewhat of a modern historian.
My favorite fighters include the late Arturo Gatti, Kostya Tszyu, Evander Holyfield and Manny Pacquiao just to name a few.
I'm excited to see the sport I love back on primetime network t.v. and am optimistic about the future of boxing.
Venerable referee Frank Cappuccino, one of boxing's revered legends, passed away on June 8, 2015 from Alzheimer's complications.
In an intriguing match-up from Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, unbeaten Nicholas Walters 29, 26-0 21 KO of Montego Bay Jamaica defeated fellow unbeaten power puncher Miguel Marriaga 28, 20-1 18KO in bout broadcast live on HBO.
This weekend marked the annual, ultimate rite of boxing immortality for three modern fighters and a handful of observers, contributors and old-time warriors of the Sweet Science.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder showcased brutal and decapacitating punching power to retain his share of the world title to run his undefeated record to 34-0 with 33 knockouts.
Tonight, two former jr welterweight world champions will do battle as top welterweight contenders when Amir Khan (30-3 19 KO) of the United Kingdom faces Chris Algieri (20-1 8 KO) of Huntington, New York in a twelve round affair.
2008 olympic gold medalist James Degale 28, (21-1,14 KO), fighting out of the United Kingdom, made history on Saturday afternoon becoming the first fighter born in the UK to win both an Olympic gold medal and professional world title as he edged game challenger and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell, 31, (24-2,16 KO) to win the IBF Super middleweight championship of the world.
Former #1 middleweight contender Tony Ayala Jr. was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside of his family's boxing gym in San Antonio Texas.
Fringe contender Michel Soro scored an upset fourth round TKO over once beaten "Jersey Boy" Glen Tapia who was coming off three consecutive knockout wins, most recently over former title contender Daniel Dawson in March.