Joseph William “Joe” Frazier – ringname “Smokin’ Joe” — was an American professional boxer, an Olympic gold medalist and undisputed world heavyweight champion, whose professional career lasted for over a decade from 1965 to 1976. Frazier’s most exciting and memorable fights were against the greatest — Muhammad Ali.
When he died, Frazier wanted his Olympic Gold medal to be cut up into 8 pieces, and have each piece given to 1 of his 8 children.
Joe Frazier / “Smokin’ Joe – Boxing Quote
Frazier was a very thoughtful, educated, reflective man. One of his most memorable quotes about the sport of boxing was
“Boxing is the only sport, where you get your brains shook, your money took, and your name in the undertaker’s book.”
Adrien “The Problem” Broner continues to compare himself with Pound-for-Pound King Floyd “Money” Mayweather. But Broner’s most recent 2 losses — to Marcos Maidana and Shawn Porter — have shown that he is a far cry from the speed, class and skills of Floyd Mayweather.
2 Cats have taken to the internet to explain to casual and hardcore fans alike, the key difference between Floyd and Adrien. Enjoy!
Former middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez official announced his retirement from the sport of Boxing during the Hall of Fame weekend in Canastota, New York this week.
“It’s time to step aside and continue on to new horizons,” Martinez said during part of a speech obtained by USA TODAY Sports. “I’m now retired. Thank you very much, hasta la victoria siempre (and to victory always).”
Later, Martinez also touched upon the practical reasons why he hung up the gloves.
“I am a boxer, my knee is shattered. I am 40 years old, I’m getting wrinkles and my hair is falling out. I cannot play a game of soccer with my mates, like when I was a kid, let alone return to fight at the top level” said Sergio Martinez.
Here’s a video of 1 of Martinez’s spectacular moments in the Ring, when he knocked out Paul Williams cold in their second encounter.
Heavyweight prospect “Irish” Mike Perez 21(13)-1-1 is set to take on Russian Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin 28(20)-1-0 in a battle for the WBC Silver heavyweight title this Friday May 22nd 2015. The 12 Round contest takes place in Moscow, Russia.
For American Boxing fans and others around the world, WatchESPN will stream this fight live and air on same-day tape delay on ESPN2. According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, The WatchESPN stream, which also will include undercard bouts, will utilize commentary from England’s BoxNation broadcast. The ESPN2 replay – which will lead into the Boxcino tournament championships on the series finale of Friday Night Fights – will likely feature have FNF announcers Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas calling the bouts.
Here’s the Perez vs Povetkin faceoff video from the Press Conference .
Gennady GGG Golovkin dropped Willie Monroe Jr a few times in the 2nd Round and then again in Ropund 6 when he was eventually TKOed and decided to call it quits after a brutal knockdown in that 6th Round. This video highlights all the knockdowns in 15 seconds. Enjoy!
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Undefeated Nicaraguan boxer Roman Gonzalez who is also the current WBC champion, former WBA Light Flyweight & WBA Minimumweight champion, is set to make his TV Debut on HBO gainst Mexican veteran Edgar Sosa this Saturday. Gonzalez fights on the undercard of the #GolovkinMonroe fight at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Roman Gonzalez is undefeated in 42 pro fights and is dubbed by many to be one of the best pound for pound boxers in the world. The US, UK boxing fans have not seen much of him because the lower weight class fights, like lightweight, straweight minimumweight etc are not very popular with American and European boxing audience.
2015 Junior Olympic Regional Tournament is less than 3 weeks away. Action starts Friday May 29 at 6pm, continues on Saturday at 2pm and concludes Sunday May 31 at noon. Admission is $20, For tickets and more info contact @pvaboxing at (202) 528-7694.
Checkout Connecticut’s Hottest Fighters this May 30th 2015 on the “Danbury Fight Night” at The Danbury Arena in Connecticut. The Main event features undefeated Oscar Bonilla taking on Andrew Bentley. For Tickets, visit www.prizepromotions.net
WBA & IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin (right) and Hollywood star Andy Garcia (Left) pose on May 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Miami Marlins baseball game where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. GGG takes on #2 ranked contender and southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. at the Forum in Los Angeles, California this Saturday May 16, 2015. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Don’t miss it!