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Spinks' manager infuriated 5 Feb 2005 13:05

Spinks' manager infuriated

Kevin Cunningham, manager and trainer of undisputed welterweight champion Cory Spinks is infuriated at the Missouri Commission for allowing challenger Zab Judah to wear Reyes gloves instead of Grant gloves, the brand Spinks selected. Traditionally... read more ...
MAX SCHMELING PASSES AWAY AT 99
4 Feb 2005 18:20

MAX SCHMELING PASSES AWAY AT 99

The entire world, not just the sport of boxing, suffered a great loss this week when former heavyweight champion of the world Max Schmeling passed away at the age of 99 at his home in Germany. Not only did Schmeling defeat Joe Louis in his prime, he defied Adolf Hitler and the murderous Nazi party and went on to have the kind of fairy tale happy ending that every boxer dreams of but precious few actually achieve... read more ...
Gainer will face John? 4 Feb 2005 16:17

Gainer will face John?

Former WBA featherweight king Derrick Gainer is close to signing a contract to face current WBA champion Chris John in Indonesia. "We have settled the principle matters with Gainer," Indonesian promoter Daniel Bahari told Fightnews.com. "Now we're only discussing..." read more ...
Johnson-Zoff for IBF belt!
4 Feb 2005 15:16

Johnson-Zoff for IBF belt!

Levander Johnson and Steffano Zoff will fight for the IBF lightweight title vacated by Julio Diaz. In a letter to their promoters (DiBella Entertainment and OPI 2000), IBF championship chairman Lindsey Tucker asked that negotiations begin immediately and be concluded by March 1. If no agreement is reached, the bout will go to a purse bid... read more ...
Cory Spinks: 3 Feb 2005 17:50

Cory Spinks: "I am planning to have fun in the ring"

Cory Spinks: "I trained hard, feel great and am ready to go. I am planning to have fun in the ring. It is great to be back home. This is such a blessing to have this fight in St. Louis. For a guy to grow up in the ghetto like me and then end up in the record books for the most fans at a fight here is outrageous. When they first told me the place was a sellout, I broke down in tears..." read more ...
Pacquiao now with Finkel!
3 Feb 2005 15:40

Pacquiao now with Finkel!

Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao has indeed hooked up with the influential boxing man Shelly Finkel, a key member of the boxer's team said Thursday morning. Pacquiao signed up with Finkel, chief handler of Mike Tyson and other top notch fighters, in the presence of a ranking California State Athletic Commission official. Pacquia... read more ...
Monte Barrett: 3 Feb 2005 15:09

Monte Barrett: "I am a diamond in the rough"

Monte Barrett: "This is a great opportunity for me and I thank SHOWTIME and Don King for making it happen. I am ready for anything. It really does not matter what people think of me as a fighter. I know who I am. The only respect I am looking for is from my family and my camp....I am a diamond in the rough. It is my time to shine. I am in excellent position to control my own destiny. After all I have gone through and overcome, it is inevitable that..." read more ...
Joe Calzaghe To Face Mario Veit?
3 Feb 2005 14:08

Joe Calzaghe To Face Mario Veit?

Sources from the WBO have informed Boxingtalk.com that undefeated super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe will make the mandatory defense of his title against WBO interim champion Mario Veit. Veit defeated Kabary Salem for the interim title and then was forced to watch Calzaghe take on Salem in his last fight, however, it seems the WBO... read more ...
Diaz gives up IBF title 3 Feb 2005 13:59

Diaz gives up IBF title

“Julio today voluntarily relinquished his IBF lightweight championship, and we at Sycuan Ringside Promotions wholeheartedly endorse this unselfish act,” stated Scott Woodworth, executive vice president of Sycuan Ringside Promotions. “Julio would have like nothing better than to have carried the IBF belt into the ring against Castillo in a title unification bout. But after long and deliberate consideration, both Julio and Sycuan Ringside Promotions felt it better not to draw the IBF into a protracted lawsuit with Lou DiBella, even though we certainly would have won any legal battle. I emphasize... read more ...
Morales headed to mountains! 2 Feb 2005 14:01

Morales headed to mountains!

Three-time world champion Erik 'El Terrible' Morales is off to the cold mountains north of Mexico City and will beginning high-altitude training today. "I've been running and doing conditioning work in Tijuana, but now it's time to step it up. I'll be in the mountains for six weeks," Morales said... read more ...
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