Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Friday, July 13, 2018

Freddie Roach teaching boxing basics -


Freddie Roach teaching boxing basics - Manny Pacquiao's trainer talks footwork, punching, padwork

Freddie Roach teaching boxing basics - 

Manny Pacquiao's trainer talks footwork, punching, padwork 

Learn to fight with Boxing Trainer of the year Freddie Roach 

Learning the best boxing footwork from Manny Pacquiao's coach and trainer, 

Freddie Roach

Freddie Roach does padwork, talks about punching and how to hold boxing mitts 

How to properly hold boxing mitts 

Learn to fight like one of the greatest boxers of all time Manny Pacquiao 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

“Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ

Watch “Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ (Opening Sequence)” on #Vimeo

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Max Baer -vs- Tony Galento | All Rounds w/Postfight (16mm Transfer)

The Max Baer vs Tony Galento fight film is a classic document of pre-war Sports Americana. 
In 1940, Max Baer and Tony Galento, the two most colorful boxers of their day, met for a title elimination showdown in Jersey City. 
It was a titanic slugfest. 
The fight began even before the opening bell as Galento threatened Baer during the referee's instructions.
The two went right to work in the first round, with Galento on the attack. 
By round 3 however, Baer was taking control, fighting in flurries, in between clowning and taunting the relentless Galento. 
After 7 rounds of bruising action, Galento collapses in his corner and cannot answer the bell for the 8th. It was Baer's last victory. 
 The Movie
The film is noteworthy for several reasons. The fight was among the best filmed bouts of the day. 
It was also among the first fight films produced as the interstate traffic of boxing films was lifted. 
For the first time since 1910, boxing films could be distributed across state lines and shown across the country. 
As a result, fight films became feature productions in theatres, rather than simply newsreels. 
In the decade prior to the television boom, movie audiences were treated to complete fight pictures only days after the event. 
The Film
This footage in this video is taken from three sources and shows all rounds of the fight. 
The opening potion is from a VHS copy that suffers from generation loss. 
Despite the lack of quality, I thought it was important to show the ring intros and referee's instructions, as it includes Galento's trash talk and threat to get "twice as rough" as Baer, as if Tony ever needed an excuse. 
The remaining (and superior) source footage begins after the opening bell, and is taken from an extended 16mm print, with Round 3 taken from the Castle Films highlight. 
The final minute includes the famous "after-battle" interview with Max Baer, Lou Costello and Joe Louis. 

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Monday, July 2, 2018

(81kg) KHALIL Coe (USA) Knocked OUT Julio La Cruz (CUB)

45.CHEMIEPOKAL - WORLD CUP of OLYMPIC BOXING 2018 Final /visitors view/
Light Heavy (81kg)

Floyd Mayweather: Bought an $18 Million Watch!!!



Hirst's diamond skull sells for $100 million

August 30, 2007 / 11 years ago
Hirst's diamond skull sells for $100 million
A diamond-encrusted platinum skull by artist Damien Hirst has been sold
to an investment group for the asking price of $100 million

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A diamond-encrusted platinum skull by artist Damien Hirst has been sold
to an investment group for the asking price of $100 million,

Monday, June 11, 2018

Avtandil Khurtsidze is taken into custody in New York.

Who says the 'MOB' is not in and around Boxing?

US-detained mafioso boxer Avtandil Khurtsidze refused bail

US-detained mafioso boxer Avtandil Khurtsidze refused bail

Avtandil Khurtsidze Faces 40 Years, Racketeeing Trial Begins

Last year, middleweight contender Avtandil Khurtsidze (33-2-2, 22 KOs) was on the verge of a mandatory world title shot, when he knocked out Tommy Langford in April to secure a crack at WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders.

But before he was able to get his hands on Saunders, the hard punching Khurtsidze, 39-years-old, was arrested as a part of a RICO prosecution - with allegations that he worked as an "enforcer" to Brooklyn mob boss Razhden Shulaya.

On Monday, the boxer's racketeering trial began.

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Khurtsidze has been in federal lockup since his arrest and faces as a much as 40 years if convicted.
“Shulaya acted as the boss and Khurtsidze acted as his solider,” prosecutor Andrew Thomas told the jury, according to the New York Post.

Khurtsidze’s lawyer, Megan Benett, said the two men knew each other from their days in post-Soviet Georgia and that they “socialized together” — but they were not associates in a criminal organization.
But the video evidence may create some issues for Khurtsidze.

The prosecutors indicated to the jury, that several videos in their possession will show the boxer threatening or assaulting people on behalf of Shulaya.

In one video, as reported last year, Khurtsidze is seen punching a man directly in the face after he is accused of stealing money from a Brighton Beach poker ring Shulaya allegedly ran. Shulaya then slaps to the man’s face and tell him he had better pay up or suffer the consequences.

“You will hear threat after threat after threat,” Thomas said of Khurtsidze.

The organization, which Khurtsidze is alleged to have been a part of, is being accused of running several illegal operations - including the buying and selling untaxed cigarettes, running an illegal poker ring that cheated its players and hacking the code on slot machine software so that members of the organization could rig the winnings.

Tags: Avtandil Khurtsidze   


The Georgian Tornado was rousted last summer (not long before he was scheduled to face Billy Joe Saunders) along with a few dozen others suspected of Russian mafia connections, and has been incarcerated ever since. As of the latest updates, circa end of the year to roughly a month ago, he was still awaiting trial. Info has been hard to come by through either Russian or English language sources. Do we know what the minimum sentences he's facing might be? Would they effectively spell the end of his career (he's already 38, so while he was aging like fine wine in the ring you've got to figure anything more than 5 years behind steel bars means he's done for).

I know he sounded pretty confident in an interview a few months ago that he would be exonerated. He maintains his innocence of the charges (of being an enforcer and beating up the mob's debtors) even though he admits to being friends with some of the criminal element.
Khurtsidze, 38, is charged with conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO, as well as conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Each felony charge carries up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

Khurtsidze (33-2-2, 22 KOs) won a vacant interim middleweight belt by knocking out Tommy Langford in the fifth round on April 22 in Leicester, England. That set the stage for the mandatory bout with England's Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs), who was ringside.

Now Saunders is waiting for the WBO to determine the mandatory challenger, leaving him in limbo and not fighting on July 8.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Lew Jenkins: Boxer and War Hero

Gene Pantalone‏ @GenePantalone

#DDayRemembered A sportsman and true patriot, boxing champ Lew Jenkins landed troops on #DDay and than received a Silver Star in the Korean War. 

Read his story this November; a man from humble beginnings in #Texas to world champ and than war #hero. …

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

53 years ago today, Muhammad Ali stopped Sonny Liston


53 years ago today, Muhammad Ali stopped Sonny Liston in 1 round to defend his heavyweight title for the first time.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The dangers of being a boxing referee

The brutal downside of being a boxing ref

Ian John-Lewis takes a punch from Badou Jack. Getty Images

 Jack Johnson was the first black man to hold the heavyweight title. The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

Jack Johnson pardoned for violation of Mann Act in 1913

D. Trump had said in April that he was considering the pardon after receiving a call from actor Sylvester Stallone. Previous pleas to presidents by celebrities and lawmakers had failed.

Ex-heavyweight champ Jack Johnson pardoned by a hypocrite  

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Teofimo Lopez Jr. celebrates KO with Fortnite dance | ESPN

Teofimo Lopez Jr. lands a grazing right hand that sends Vitor Freitas to
the canvas and uses

the “Take the L” dance from Fortnite.

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