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Boxing Legends

When Arguello finally retired in 1995 after 26 years of active duty, his record was 77-8 with 62 KOs. (Photo: Courtesy)

Remembering Alexis Arguello

19 April, 2016

On April 19, 1952, 64 years ago today, Andres Alexis Arguello Bohorquez was born in Barrio Monseñor Lezcano, Managua, ...

Oscar De La Hoya turns 43 today, and the WBA wishes the Hall of Famer all the best and many more. (Photo: John Keaton)

Happy Birthday, Golden Boy

04 February, 2016

Oscar De La Hoya turns 43 today, and the WBA wishes the Hall of Famer all the best and ...

Although he never fought, Dundee was a master motivator, one of the ring’s great psychologists. (Photo: Al Satterwhite)

Remembering Angelo Dundee

01 February, 2016

“Muhammad Ali is Muhammad Ali, and compared to him all other men are earthlings.”—Angelo Dundee Angelo Dundee, one of ...

“Alexis was a giant,” said Sr. Mendoza, “a man who gave everything inside and outside the ring.”

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Alexis Arguello

30 January, 2016

At a special event Thursday afternoon in Managua, Nicaragua, Deputy Mayor Enrique Armas honored Gilberto Mendoza and his son, ...

“Like Muhammad Ali puts it, we are all—black and brown and poor—victims of the same system of oppression.” (Photo: AP)

Two Kings of the World

19 January, 2016

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They were both proud sons ...

Dempsey-Carpentier was the first fight sanctioned by the National Boxing Association, the precursor to the WBA.

Dempsey-Carpentier Revisited

02 July, 2015

“I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for ...

The Fight poster - Hagler vs Hearns

Marvelous Marvin Hagler versus Thomas Hearns 30 year anniversary

15 April, 2015

Marvelous Marvin Hagler called it his most memorable fight and the “highlight of his career.” Hagler knocked out Thomas ...

Max Baer Heavyweight Boxing Champion Training, 1933.

106 years of the birth of Max Baer

11 February, 2015

Today we commemorate 106 years of the birth of the great American boxer, Maximilian Adelbert, better known as Max ...

Jersey Joe Walcott

101 years ago was born the boxing legend Jersey Walcott

31 January, 2015

101 years ago was born a man who would be the 1950’s heavyweight world champion, the American Jersey Walcott. ...

Bernard Hopkins WBA/IBF Light Heavyweight Champion.

Hopkins set to do it his way – Again

04 November, 2014

It’s fight week, and Bernard Hopkins has been here 65 times before. However, Saturday night’s world light heavyweight championship ...

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