On this day…in 1994

On this day in 1994, George Foreman, age 45, becomes boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he defeats 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. More than 12,000 spectators at the MGM Grand Hotel watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who went into the fight with a 35-0 record. Foreman dedicated … [Read the full story]

Davo’s quote of the day

“My computer beat me at chess last night…but it was no match for me at kick boxing”

Ben Wrotniak plans to smash Barry Hall

Bouncer Ben Wrotniak is the man who intends to derail Barry Hall and his¬†ambitious boxing plans. Wrotniak will be the former AFL star’s first professional opponent in a much-anticipated bout in Melbourne in May, with further details of the venue and date to be released soon. And the 27-year-old heavyweight, known as “The Overcomer” after … [Read the full story]

Barry hall has ‘Barry Hall’ haters to deal with

Bouncer Ben Wrotniak is the man who intends to derail Barry Hall’s ambitious boxing plans. Wrotniak will be the former AFL star’s first professional opponent in a much-anticipated bout in Melbourne in May, with further details of the venue and date to be released soon. And the 27-year-old heavyweight, known as “The Overcomer” after winning … [Read the full story]

Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Floyd Weather

Manny Pacquiao maintains he wants his next fight to be a long-awaited showdown with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr as the American turned to Twitter to tell ‘The Pac-Man’ to “Step up, Punk”. In an interview from his native Philippines, the eight-division world champion reiterated his desire to fight Mayweather. “I’ve said this over and … [Read the full story]

Rocky the Musical is here

It was a big announcement for fans of the classic boxing movie series Rocky…and, I hate it when I’m right…but I did say this “Hollywood” year would be the year of musicals. So it seems appropriate that the film’s diminutive creator and star Sylvester Stallone was dwarfed by the world’s heavyweight boxing champions as he … [Read the full story]

Pacquiao and Mayweather looking more likely

Manny Pacquiao’s struggle to a controversial victory over Juan Manuel Marquez could nudge the Filipino boxing icon closer to a megafight showdown against unbeaten US star Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao stretched his win streak to 15 fights with a majority decision over Marquez on Saturday at Las Vegas, but lacked the overpowering form he had shown … [Read the full story]

Mundine isn’t taking Austin Trout seriously enough

Anthony Mundine doesn’t see anything from world super welterweight champion Austin Trout that would trouble him despite the American pounding fellow Auisstralian Frank LoPorto last week. Trout completely outclassed Melbourne wharfie LoPorto, with the referee stopping the fight in Texas late in the sixth round to give the undefeated American a technical knockout victory and … [Read the full story]

Boxing is corrupt and it’s out of control

Chad Dawson took the WBC light heavyweight title from Bernard Hopkins with a controversial technical knockout, ending Hopkins’s reign as boxing’s oldest world champion. The referee stopped the fight at 2:48 of the second round and awarded Dawson the victory after Hopkins appeared to injure his right shoulder in a fall at Staples Centre. Hopkins, … [Read the full story]

Mayweather wins with a controversial KO

Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather won the World Boxing Council welterweight championship with a controversial fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas. Mayweather knocked out Ortiz at 2:59 of the fourth round, as he appeared to hit the champion during a break in the fight with a left-right combination while he had his hands at his … [Read the full story]

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