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Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great matchmaker Johnny Bos tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 21st starting at 7p ET) at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.
Many of Bos’ friends, family and associates have been invited to attend tomorrow’s Ring 8 monthly meeting in an effort to raise funds to help defray the costs of the funeral. One-hundred percent of all proceeds raised Tuesday from new Ring 8 membership fees ($30.00 per year entitles each member to a buffet dinner at Ring 8 monthly meetings), as well as any group or individual donations, will go directly towards the funeral expenses. (more…)
Sad to report the news that colorful boxing matchmaker Johnny Bos has passed away at the age of 61. Bos was a major player on the New York boxing scene, booking early “build-up” fights for Gerry Cooney, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Paul Malignaggi and Yuri Foreman among others. He was the manager of former world champion Joey Gamache. Bos moved to Florida in 2008 and is a member of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.
By Ron Jackson
One of South Africa’s best known trainers Jabulani Malinga known as “Jabu” passed away at his home in Katlehong on the East Rand on Monday night after a long illness. Jabu a former fighter who fought as a lightweight and was trained by Norman Hlabane was better known for managing and training his three sons Peter, Patrick and Vusi. He also trained Nkululeko Mhlongo the current South African junior middleweight champion.
The eldest son Peter was a top class fighter who fought from 1991 to 2006 and won the South African welterweight title in April 1996 when he beat Aaron Kabi. He also went on to win the WBU welterweight title in June of the same year when he knocked Alessandro Duran in the third round. (more…)
WBC #10 rated featherweight Alex Miskirtchian from Belgium is set to defend his European (EBU) title on June 21 against Italian Davide Dieli.
The 27 year old Miskirtchian, 22-2-1(8), born in Tbilisi (Georgia), will make the 3rd defense of his EBU title he won against Sofiane Takoucht from France in Sept 2011 and made since 2 successful defenses against Philippe Frenois in April 2012 and stopped Andreas Evensen in Feb of this year.
The 33 year old Dieli, currently rated #6 by the EBU, is 12-3-0(4) and lost a split decision to Sofiane Takoucht for the EBU-EU title.
The EBU clash will take place in the Octave Henry Hall of Namur near Miskirtchian’s home town of Dinant and the show is promoted by his manager Alain Vanackere CEO of Euroboxe Promotion.
By Jose E. Santiago
Fightnews is sad to report that Nathan “Coach Nate” Livramento has passed away after a tough battle with cancer. Livramento is best known for his work as a boxing coach in the New Bedford MA area, training and developing youth from challenging backgrounds. Utilizing his passion for boxing as a vehicle, he was able to mentor countless troubled youth and provided them with positive alternatives. In 2007, Livramento moved to Atlanta GA and continued with his passion in combat sports by training boxers and MMA fighters. In 2011 he was awarded “Georgia Pro Boxing Trainer of the Year”. Establishing countless friendships in the boxing community, his lasting positive impression and infectious smile will not be forgotten by those lives he impacted and helped over the years.
The Royal Belgian Boxing Federation will celebrate her 100 years later this year and for the occasion a book called 100 rounds will be issued. The start of those centenial festivities are set for May 17. The book will cover the 100 years history of Belgian boxing, mostly with pictures. The issue is scheduled for November and will cost 39,95 € or ordered now at a price of 29,95 €. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the National President Mr Willy Bosch @ Gospertstrasse 86A, B-4700 Eupen, Belgium.
Bay Area boxer legend Luis Molina, who was San Jose native recently passed away. Molina was the cousin of Bob Santos who manages six-time and four-division world champion Robert Guerrero. Molina was close to Guerrero and was the person who stamped the approval for Bob Santos to the young phenom in the amateurs. Having competed many times in the South Bay as a professional, Molina is the only boxer from San Jose to have fought in the Olympics (1956).
In an era where there was only one champion in a total of eight weight classes, Molina worked his way to the #1 spot, but didn’t get a title shot against Carlos Ortiz who was considered one of the best fighters of that time. (more…)
More than 100 members attended this past Tuesday night’s monthly Ring 8 meeting at the Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island, New York. International matchmaker Don Majeski was the guest speaker.
Ring 8 is the official sponsor of the second annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.n. ET), April 28, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. (more…)
International matchmaker Don Majeski will be this month’s Ring 8 guest speaker on Tuesday evening (April 16, 7:00 p.m. ET) at historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, New York.
Majeski is arguably the premier matchmaker in the world, based on his background of serving as matchmaker for many of the top fighters and fights in the world for the past few decades. He is also a member of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame’s nominating committee. (more…)
By James Slater
In sad news, it has been reported that former top class heavyweight contender and former two-time world title challenger Carl “The Truth” Williams has passed away. Williams, just 53, lost a long battle with oesophageal cancer, passing away on April 7th.
Best known for his losing challenge of a peak Mike Tyson – when Williams was somewhat controversially stopped via TKO, when up and on his feet, in the opening round – Williams fought a number of other notable bouts. (more…)
The iconic New York Daily News Golden Gloves returns to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for the third consecutive year on Wednesday, April 3rd! There will be four championship bouts and six semi-finals contested in the 2013 rendition of the fabled amateur boxing tournament.
The oldest and most esteemed amateur event in the U.S.A., celebrating its 86th anniversary this season, has produced generations of legendary boxers including Sugar Ray Robinson, Emile Griffith, Floyd Patterson, Riddick Bowe, Gerry Cooney, Mark Breland, Jose Torres, and Zab Judah. (more…)
The second annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday, April 28th (12:30-5:30p ET) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. (more…)
Services for Omar Henry will take place today in Chicago at the Apostolic Church of God (6320 South Dorchester). Viewing from 10-11AM, funeral service from 11-3PM. Cemetery Mount Hope at 4PM (11500 South Fairfield). Omar Henry’s family is in desperate need for donations to help with his funeral and burial expenses. Click here if you can help.
The 26th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held this Sunday afternoon (12p to 5p ET) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Ring 8 “Fighter of the Year” newly crowned WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and “Fighter of the Decade” Joe Calzaghe will be in attendance. (more…)
2012 Comeback Fighter of the Year Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (Brooklyn, N.Y.) has inspired people across the country with his amazing recovery from cancer and return to the boxing ring. He now hopes to help others through the creation of his philanthropic foundation, Get in the Ring. (more…)
Sky Ute Casino in association with Prize Fight Boxing announce “Rumble in the Rockies” featuring an 8-round junior middleweight main event between home town favorite Elco Garcia (26-8, 12 KOs) squaring off against heavy handed Russian Rahman Yusubov (9-9, 6 KOs). (more…)
Brian Halquist thought his days as a boxing promoter would slow down after two of the most popular Northwest fighters of the 90′s – Native American heavyweight contender Joe “The Boss” Hipp and three-time world champion Greg Haugen – lost their respective high-profile bouts.
In his first world title challenge, Hipp was savagely beaten by then-WBA heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon (August 1995) until the fight was stopped during the tenth round due to cuts and excessive swelling around the fighter’s eyes. (more…)
Photo by Bob Barton
Christmas came early for lightweight power-broker “Dangerous” Dannie Williams in the form of an ESPN2 Friday Nights Fight main event showdown on January 11th against John “The Hammer” Molina Jr. (24-2, 19 KOs) at the Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“I’ve been waiting to get back into a meaningful fight so I can get back in the lightweight picture,” Williams said from training camp in Youngstown, Ohio. “That’s what this fight is all about. I look at this fight like all of my fights as the biggest of my life.” (more…)
The 26th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon (Noon-5p ET), February 10th at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Damage from Hurricane Sandy to Russo’s On The Bay forced the event’s postponement from December 9th to February 10th. (more…)
The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Charity and Golden Boy Promotions are sponsoring a Toy Drive throughout this week leading to Saturday’s card at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena which is headlined by British superstar Amir “King” Khan making his ring return against Carlos Molina. (more…)
Joaquin Zamora 156 vs. Bernardo Guereca 153.8
Archie Ray Marquez 135.2 vs. Ricky Alexander 130.4
Josh Torres 146.2 vs. Omar Quevedo 145.4
Adrian Lopez 179.2 vs. Manny Otero 180
Henry Anaya III 165 vs. Manuel Eastman 164.2
James Martinez 147.4 vs. Donald Sanchez 146.8
Angelo Leo 118.4 vs. Jesus Pacheco 118.2
For more photos, visit www.NewMexicoBoxing.com
The incoming class of CBHOF inductees include former WBA jr middleweight champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms, former WBU middleweight titlist “Dangerous” Dana Rosenblatt, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, promoter Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment and Sports, manager George Cruz and the late manager/promoter Lou Viscusi. (more…)
For the past 16 years, boxing trainer and ESPN television fights analyst Teddy Atlas has endeavored to fight the good fight in memory of his late father. This year’s 16th annual Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Dinner (affectionately nicknamed the “Teddy Dinner” by boxing scribes) on Thursday, November 15th at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island will be dedicated to helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout the New York area from Staten Island to Rockaway. (more…)
The “Mares vs. Moreno” official weigh-in, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 at 12 p.m. PT, is open to the public. Los Angeles Clippers Forward Caron Butler will attend & KDAY Radio Host Tattoo will act as weigh-in emcee. The weigh-in takes place at Staples Center, Star Plaza, 1111 South Figueroa St. in Los Angeles. Parking is available at the Staples Center’s Lot 7, located off of 11th Street between Figueroa Street and Flower Street. Please advise the parking attendant you are there for the boxing weigh-in at Staples Center.
By Nick Giongco
Clarito Samson, the Filipino sportswriter who promoted world title fights starring Luisito Espinosa and Gerry Penalosa in the 1990s, passed away Wednesday morning in Manila, Philippines. Samson’s first foray into big-time boxing promotions came in 1996 when he staged Espinosa’s mandatory defense of the WBC featherweight crown against Mexican Cesar Soto before 50,000 fans at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. In attendance during that historic fight was WBC president Jose Sulaiman. Samson would later promote Espinosa’s defense against another Mexican, Manuel Medina, in May 1997. Two weeks after the Espinosa-Medina showdown, Samson promoted Penalosa’s defense against Seung Koo Lee in Mactan, Cebu, and in 1998 was in charge once again when Penalosa faced Joel Luna Zarate of Mexico at the Cuneta Astrodome. Before his death, Samson was involved in the media-public relations section of the Philippine Olympic Committee.
WBA and WBC jr welterweight champion Danny Garcia was awarded the Briscoe Award as “2011 Philly Fighter of the Year” at the 5th Annual Briscoe Awards. The Briscoe Awards are inspired by middleweight contender Bennie Briscoe, who is considered one of the best to never win a world title. Briscoe (66-24-5-1, 53 KOs) fought professionally from 1962 to 1982 and contended for the middleweight championship three times. This year Briscoe Awards were also delegated for “Philly Fighter of the Year” and “KO of the Year” (by a Philly fighter). In addition to the annual awards, former world bantamweight champion and living legend Jeff Chandler was presented with a new WBA championship belt and honored with a museum exhibit dedicated to his career. Click here to read about the ceremony and see photos of the winners plus the Jeff Chandler exhibit.
By Ron Jackson
Former SA flyweight champion and long-time administrator Marcus Temple died in Cape Town on Saturday, October 13. He was 80. Marcus William Leslie Temple was born in Luanshaya on April 21, 1932. He became an outstanding amateur and won the SA flyweight championship in 1949. He represented South Africa at the Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1950 and won a bronze medal. (more…)
East Coast pride will be on the line at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philly on Friday night, October 12th, when former three-time top rated US amateur, and undefeated North Philly bantamweight sensation Philly Miguel “No fear” Cartagena (5-0, 3 KOs), faces his toughest test to date in battle-tested Jose “Chili” Rivera (3-6-2) of Brooklyn, New York in the six round bantamweight main event of the evening. (more…)
Gulfstream Boxing Promotions and Nedal Boxing Promotions will present the “Coming Home” event on November 10th at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. In the main event, undefeated jr middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will see action against an opponent to be named in a six round bout.
LaManna (9-0, 5 KOs) will be fighting in his hometown of Millville for the very first time and the bout takes place just two days before his 21st birthday. (more…)
Fightnews.com staff sends our condolences to boxing publicist Fred Sternburg, whose mother Mildred Kogod Sternburg of Chevy Chase, MD passed away Saturday evening. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Internment at Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg, MD. Following internment, the family will receive friends at Somerset House, Building 1, Chevy Chase, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mildred’s memory to the either of the following: Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD. 20852, (Please designate the donation to the Celia and Fred S. Kogod Endowment Fund for Special Needs Children) or JSSA Hospice, c/o Jewish Social Service Agency, 200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
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