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."

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Oscar De La Hoya talking comeback?

"This is not soccer, this is boxing. And a guy can get hurt coming back and fighting, you know, like talking about fighting Golovkin, is he crazy?" said Bob  Arum.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Anthony Joshua ☆ Highlights ☆ All 13 Ko's

Anthony Joshua highlights 2015, Anthony Joshua vs Kevin Johnson,
On 24 July 2013 it was confirmed that Joshua had turned professional under the Matchroom Sport promotional banner. Joshua made his professional debut on 5 October 2013 at the O2 Arena in London in the Main-Event of a card featuring Scott Quigg's successful WBA super-bantamweight title defence against Yoandris Salinas, beating Italian Emanuelue Leo by a TKO in the first round.[15]

Joshua's second professional fight was against English Heavyweight Paul Butlin at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on 26 October 2013. The bout was stopped in the 2nd round when the referee decided Butlin was taking too much punishment and declared Joshua the winner by TKO.[16]

Joshua's third professional fight was on the Prizefighter Series card against Croatian, Hrvoje Kisciek, on 14 November 2013. Joshua got a TKO victory in the second round, achieving his third knockout victory in a row.[citation needed]

On 1 February 2014 on the undercard of Lee Selby against Rendall Munroe, Joshua scored a 2nd round TKO victory over Dorian Darch to take his record to 4-0.[citation needed]

On 1 March 2014 on the undercard of Ricky Burns against Terence Crawford, Joshua defeated Hector Alfredo Avila with a 1st round KO, in Glasgow, Scotland.[citation needed]

On 31 May 2014, Joshua knocked out Matt Legg in one round on the undercard of Carl Froch against George Groves in Wembley Stadium.[citation needed]

In Joshua's seventh professional fight, on 12 July 2014, in the Echo Arena, Liverpool, he defeated Englishman Matt Skelton via 2nd round stoppage.[citation needed]

In Anthony Joshua's eight professional fight, on 13 September 2014, against German Heavyweight Konstantin Airich, Joshua took his undefeated record to 8-0 with a 3rd round stoppage victory, in the Manchester Arena.

Joshua was in the Main-Event of a Matchroom Sport card for the second time in his career, in his 9th professional appearance against Denis Bakhtov on 11 October 2014 at The O2 Arena in London, for the WBC International Heavyweight Title. Joshua won the fight by knockout in the second round taking his record to 9-0.[17]

In his 10th professional bout, Joshua defeated Michael Sprott within the 1st round to extend his record to 10 wins all by stoppage. He was supposed to face American boxer Kevin Johnson on January 31, 2015 at The O2 Arena in London, but the bout was cancelled after Joshua sustained a back injury.[18]

On 4 April 2015, Joshua beat Jason Gavern as he collected a third-round knockout in his return to the ring in Newcastle.

On 9 May 2015, in his 12th profressional bout, Joshua defeated Raphael Zumbano Love in a second round knockout in Birmingham.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Champion Jack Dupree

William Thomas Dupree, best known as Champion Jack Dupree, was an American blues pianist. His birth date has been given as July 4, July 10, and July 23, 1908, 1909, or 1910. He died on January 21, 1992.

Champion Jack Dupree was a New Orleans blues and boogie-woogie pianist, a barrelhouse "professor". His father was from the Belgian Congo and his mother was part African American and Cherokee. He was orphaned at the age of two, and sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs, the alma mater of Louis Armstrong.

He began a life of travelling, living in Chicago, where he worked with Georgia Tom, and in Indianapolis, Indiana where he met Scrapper Blackwell and Leroy Carr. While always playing piano he also worked as a cook. In Detroit, after Joe Louis encouraged him to become a boxer, he fought in 107 bouts, winning Golden Gloves and other championships and picking up the nickname 'Champion Jack', which he used the rest of his life.

Nasty Boogie - Champion Jack Dupree (1958)


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amior KLhan and Dog

Amir Khan posted this photo on Instagram while training at the gym for his fight against Chris Algieri

Amir Khan posted this photo on Instagram while training at the gym for his fight against Chris Algieri