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The Bobfather Turns 90: Bob Arum Hits the Big Nine Oh
Worldwide / December 8, 2021
The Bobfather Turns 90: Bob Arum Hits the Big Nine Oh

How does Bob Arum do it? The weed, perhaps? Maybe savagely lacing into young gun fightwriters with expletives not deleted is it. Really, seems like the boxing business keeps the greatest promoter of all time, who did his first show in 1966—I wrote about that for RING— and was born during the Herbert Hoover run

Let Them Fight Three
Worldwide / December 8, 2021
Let Them Fight Three

What is it with men? Let’s face it—they (or we, yes, I’m a guy) control most of the levers in politics, business, and certainly sports. In this country, we have never had a woman President (hell, Liberia beat us to it), all the business magnates flying into space on penis-shaped rockets have penises, we need

June 9-12 Int’l Boxing Hall of Fame Session, Including Boston Fixture Ron Borges, Will Be Stacked
Worldwide / December 8, 2021
June 9-12 Int’l Boxing Hall of Fame Session, Including Boston Fixture Ron Borges, Will Be Stacked

The Hall call came, and Boston-area scribe Ron Borges reacted quickly after being happily stunned. Exactly what was the ex newspaperman (Boston Globe, Boston Herald) thinking about being part of a solid class, which is topped by three kings of a sort, James Toney, Miguel Cotto and the majestic Roy Jones Jr? “Wow,” the dual

Teofimo Lopez Father and Son Stay Aligned, Not Letting Nov. 27 Ending Split Them Apart
Worldwide / December 7, 2021
Teofimo Lopez Father and Son Stay Aligned, Not Letting Nov. 27 Ending Split Them Apart

Teofimo Lopez  Sr told me, a couple days before his son went in against George Kambosos, that this will be it, the last fight at 135 for ‘The Takeover‘ specialist. A day after that, we heard heavy chatter about a Devin Haney v Teofimo Lopez fight–I wrote about it on RING website— which would have

Ring 8 Gala Sunday Spotlights Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney Battle
Worldwide / December 6, 2021
Ring 8 Gala Sunday Spotlights Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney Battle

Limited tickets available for this Sunday’s Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony in NY Celebrating 40th anniversary of the Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney fight NEW YORK (December 6, 2021) – Limited tickets are still available for this Sunday afternoon’s (12:30 p.m. ET – 5:30 p.m. ET) 34th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony, highlighted

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Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Booklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was the editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow-by-blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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