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Ring Announcer Larry Tornambe and undefeated middleweight contender Peter Quillin to be Special Guests on Fightin' Words Wednesday

Ring Announcer Larry Tornambe and undefeated middleweight contender Peter Quillin to be Special Guests on Fightin' Words Wednesday

Philadelphia area ring announcer Larry Tornambe, fresh off of announcing the Matt Godfrey-Shawn Hawk fight, will be the special guest of Bob and Butch, 8:30pm this Wednesday night on Fightin’ Words.

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Interview with “The Iceman” John Scully Part: Two

Interview with “The Iceman” John Scully Part: Two

From his beginnings fighting in the Jr. High School boxing league, the WBC (Windsor Boxing Council), to battling it out in some hellacious throw downs, to now, training top boxers around the world, former contender “The Iceman” John Scully has pretty much seen all and done all in the boxing world. And now in the second part of this exclusive interview conducted with Scully, he talks more

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Sadly, The Hits Keep Coming

Sadly, The Hits Keep Coming

Sunday morning I competed in a triathlon with my sister Dr. Kasey Carroll, in Sebring Florida. Initially, I was very pleased with my finish and the fact that Kasey had won her age group. After the race we gravitated back to our hotel rooms to shower up and head back to our homes, about 1 ½ hours away. But, something happened shortly before I got in the shower. I glanced over at ESPN News shortly

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Lamon Brewster "As an amateur and as a professional, I looked up to Vernon Forrest" Part 1

Lamon Brewster

I met Vernon back in 1992, he was teammates with my roommate, Montell Griffith, they got real close. At some point in my amateur career when I was getting frustrated with the amateur boxing federation, Vernon was the one who came to me and told me that they had big plans for me and to hold on to it and not to give up. I listened, and we always stayed cool.

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Alive, Well and Online.

Alive, Well and Online.

Any fan of boxing has heard it before: Boxing is dying.  Some say boxing is already dead. Oscar De La Hoya's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. supposedly "saved boxing."  What I scratch my head in wonder about, on a daily basis, is what exactly was boxing saved from?  Boxing is far from dying and is a long way from dead.

 

All things in life have ebbs and flows. Boxing's no different.  While this year has seen its shares of setbacks with injuries and postponements (David Haye, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Middleweight Champ Kelly Pavlik and Chris John to name a few), there have also been several action-packed, edge-of-your seat kind of fights that we just eat up.  Anyone who saw WBA welterweight kingpin Shane Mosley dominate Antonio Margarito or World Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz Adamek dethrone Steve Cunningham got more than their money's worth. They got the chance to see boxing at an extremely respectable level. Miguel Cotto's razor thin WBO welter title defense over Joshua Clottey was another example of what can happen in boxing when two top athletes are willing to take the risks necessary to push themselves to the next level. What does this have to do with the Internet?  Plenty.

 

Without the Internet, fans from all over the world would have missed many of these fights. Without the World Wide Web, fans who don't subscribe to premium cable channels would miss out on some of the most anticipated and surprising fights of this era. The Internet brings fans up close-and-personal to their favorite boxers and helps fans get to know fighters on the rise; as well as those well-established champions and veterans. There's up-to the minute news on every boxer from the journeyman who agrees to step in on short notice to the elite who have their every moved planned, tracked and reported for our pleasure and curiosity.  If a fighter gets a divorce or gets injured in training, we know about it instantly.

 

In the cases of Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti and Vernon Forrest, sometimes we wish we didn't get the news.

 

Regardless of what news or access we have, it's vital to the lifeblood of boxing that we get it. Mainstream media stopped covering boxing a long time ago. As far as print media is concerned, of the few real fight magazines,"The Ring" magazine (while still relevant) is usually a month or more behind current news.

 

 

Watching boxing live, be it in person or on TV, is now a luxury that fewer hardcore fans can afford to indulge in; especially in troubling economic times.  Tickets for an elite-level fight are well outside the means of many; in America and abroad. HBO and Showtime subscriptions are not something every boxing fan can afford; not to mention the countries where these outlets are virtually nonexistent. Boxing website forums play a huge part in helping get fans the fights they would otherwise have no way of seeing. An advocate of such an outlet, I personally take whatever spare time I have to do my share of sharing by recording and uploading every fight I can.

 

I do this for my own collection and love of the sport, but more importantly, it's to give fans a chance to see fights immediately. There are several boxing websites that have fight-sharing options. Some are better than others. Regardless, the point is that without fans of the sport willing to take time to record every fight and upload them so the fans can see them, regardless of availability, many excellent fights would be seen by so very few.

 

While promoters say they it hurts their bottom line by having these fights available on the internet, without these outlets, boxing would be in a worse position than is supposed. I've contacted more than a handful of boxers to get their blessing on sharing their fights before doing so as well as their opinions on shared fights. The positive response is overwhelming.

 

From the fan's perspective, it's a gold mine that keeps paying dividends.

 

For hard news, consider the online interviews you find. Without the ‘net, these interviews wouldn't be happening. Most newspapers don't cover much boxing. Those that used to have scaled back to, at most, sharing an Associated Press report of only a substantial headlining fight; if not a mere blurb.

 

Gone are the days of the reporter paid to cover boxing in daily or weekly circulation. These days, guys like Convicted Artist Magazine's own "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr. and Coyote Duran bring the most in-depth, well written and reported interviews and boxing news to the table.  Online writers not only master their craft and support their passion, but also play a major role in keeping boxing globally alive.

 

Before television, fans showed up by tens of thousands to see their favorite sport. Later, many old-timers thought boxing was dying because the gates started shrinking. It wasn't. It was just that when larger modes of exposure broke down, fans gained new, smaller avenues to travel to see this sport. When boxing started slipping from the airways in the late 80's we heard the same thing. Now, with the advent of the Internet, we should never really take a statement like "Boxing is dead" seriously.

 

 

Boxing is alive and well and there are millions of fans like us online daily proving it. Look...you're doing it right now.

The John Bray Story

The John Bray Story

John Bray grew up in the tough streets of the San Fernando Valley in Van Nuys, California.  What most people don’t know about John is that he is of Irish and Mexican descent and was raised by both his Mexican mother and grandmother.  He grew up along with his five siblings in a traditional Catholic household.  In 1980, at age 9, John began his amateur boxing career in which he would eventually win seven national titles, with an outstanding record of 124-12.

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Big Dog's Boxing Headlines

Big Dog's Boxing Headlines

This past weekend was bitter sweet for the fans of the “sweet Science”, all though there were some news makers on Friday Night Fights, along with a couple of victorious heavyweights trying to make a come back, the Sunday morning news that the fight world woke up to was a complete shocker. Former world champion and all around good guy Vernon Forrest was viciously gunned down at a gas station in Atlanta, GA by two unknown assailants.

This past weekend was bitter sweet for the fans of the “sweet Science”, all though there were some news makers on Friday Night Fights, along with a couple of victorious heavyweights trying to make a come back, the Sunday morning news that the fight world woke up to was a complete shocker. Former world champion and all around good guy Vernon Forrest was viciously gunned down 

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July, not a good month for Boxing as the Fight World mourns for another lost Warrior

July, not a good month for Boxing as the Fight World mourns for another lost Warrior

It was just a few short weeks ago that I received a message that read, “Arturo Gatti murdered”. I was driving down the road and could not verify the message, several thoughts were running through my head. Is it a sick joke, maybe a typo, just a plethora of back and forth feelings. So I called my buddy Bob who was able to confirm Gatti’s death, and how the former warrior had lost his life.

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Exploring the Super Middleweight Tournament in Depth

Over the next year and some change it is Showtime’s goal to put on a 168 pound tournament that will determine who the best fighter is in the Super Middleweight division.  First of all it shows that the 168 pound division has come a long way in a short time.  Traditionally the super middleweight division borders that of the cruiserweight division in terms of being the most unpopular in the history of boxing.

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Sergio Mora “I hope Bob Arum and Kelly Pavlik will do right by the contract and give me this fight”

He was the inaugural champion of the boxing series, “The Contender” who earned his way to the WBC light middleweight title, and now Sergio Mora 21-1-1 (5) wants the chance to prove that he is the best 160-pound fighter in the business. But will he get the opportunity?

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Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin calls out the Middleweight division

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin calls out the Middleweight division

He is entertaining, young, crafty, hard hitting, undefeated and a contender, and Peter Quillin 20-0 (15) wants  a title shot, and is willing to call out the entire middleweight division to get his gold.  In this exclusive interview conducted by Convicted Artist Magazine, Quillin speaks out on his hunger to earn a title, enjoy.

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Antonio Escalante showcases his skills once again at ESPN Friday Night Fights

Antonio Escalante showcases his skills once again at ESPN Friday Night Fights

Antonio Escalante (20-2-0) of Sun City El Paso Texas was unstoppable and taking stiff left hook to Cornelius Lock (18-3-1) this Friday night in El Paso Texas at the Don Haskins Center. The quick and elusive Cornelius Lock of Detroit Michigan was unable to evade the 124 pound southwest superstar.

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Interview with the former light heavyweight contender “The Iceman” John Scully Part: One

Interview with the former light heavyweight contender “The Iceman” John Scully Part: One

What does it take to make a fighter? That is a question that can be answered by “The Iceman” John Scully, who not only was a stand out amateur, but had a pro career that spanned thirteen years and had the former light heavyweight contender swapping leather in forty-nine professional bouts. Now the Hartford native uses his knowledge of the “sweet science” in training top professional as well as

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Matt "Too Smooth" Godfrey relinquishes SNBC Belt

Matt

Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey, world rated cruiserweight boxing contender has relinquished his Sovereign Nations Boxing Council belt so that worthy contenders may fight for it as he prepares for a major world title shot. SNBC links federally recognized tribes throughout the United States and Canada. Its mission is to develop, promote and help regulate professional boxing and mixed martial arts in a fair and

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The Nexus and the Poster “It’s Not Thunder You Hear. It’s Heart.”

The Nexus and the Poster “It’s Not Thunder You Hear. It’s Heart.”

These words, boldly crowning an “HBO Championship Boxing” poster touting Arturo Gatti’s January 2004 fight against Gianluca Branco (for the vacant WBC super lightweight title), simply and soberly summarized the career of a man the world would call “Thunder.”

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Kaliesha West vs. Rolanda Andrews

Kaliesha West vs. Rolanda Andrews

After an 8 month hiatus, female sensation Kayliesha “Wild Wild” West will be stepping back in the ring on a mission to fight for a world title and show women’s boxing that she a force to reckoned with. On August 1, 2009, West (10-1-0, 2 KO’s) will be squaring off against veteran boxer Rolanda Andrews (8-7-1, 4 KO’s) at the Agua Calienete Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.  West is coming

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Samuel Peter Would You Wager on the “Nigerian Nightmare”?

Samuel Peter Would You Wager on the “Nigerian Nightmare”?

It was just a few short years ago that the name Samuel Peter was a very marketable one. The heavy handed heavyweight from Nigeria was consistently making his mark on the heavyweight division by dropping and stopping a slew of his victims on his way to stardom. After twenty fights as an amateur and a stint on the Nigerian 2000 Olympic boxing team

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John "The Quietman" Ruiz Responds to Valuev vs. Haye proposal

John

Team Ruiz believes a potential World Boxing Association title fight title between champion Nicolai Valuev and David Haye is nothing more than a matter of wishful arrogance. Team Ruiz has already contacted the WBA inform the WBA Championship Committee that WBA mandatory challenger, 2-time WBA heavyweight John “The Quietman” Ruiz (43-8-1, 29 KOs), will not stand by

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Blaze of Glory Wiegh In, ESPN Friday Night Fights Boxing

Blaze of Glory Wiegh In, ESPN Friday Night Fights Boxing

Blows will rain and blood will spill July 24, 2009 when El Paso’s super bantamweight Antonio Escalante (19-2, 13 KO's) squares off with southpaw Cornelius Lock (17-14-1, 10 KO's) of Detroit, Michigan at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.
Blaze of Glory is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and will feature an undercard of young prospects that are dead serious about climbing up the ranks of professional boxing. Undercard fighters include:

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WBA light heavyweight champ Gabriel Campillo

WBA light heavyweight champ Gabriel Campillo

In only his ninth professional fight, unbeaten light heavyweight sensation Beibut Shumenov will challenge current champion Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo, making the first defense of his newly won World Boxing Association title belt, August 15 in Kazakhstan. 2004 Olympic Kazakhstan Olympian Shumenov (8-9, 6 KOs) 2008 WBC Asian Boxing Council Organization' Boxer of the year

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Luna Jr. Ready for ESPN Golden Boy Promotions' Undercard in El Paso, Texas !

Luna Jr. Ready for ESPN Golden Boy Promotions' Undercard in El Paso, Texas !

July 24, 2009, the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, will host an exciting night of boxing that will be televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights boxing series.  The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and will feature super bantamweight sensation Antonio Escalante taking on veteran southpaw puncher Cornelius Lock in the main event. The rest of the undercard features exciting young prospects which includes Cestus Management’s own 140 pound battering ram Robert “NIGHTHAWK” Luna Jr. taking  on Fort Worth native the rough and tough Tomondre King in a four round bout.

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Marco Antonio Nazareth dies due to a brain hemorrhage

Marco Antonio Nazareth dies due to a brain hemorrhage

The boxing community suffered a horrible loss today. Marco Antonio Nazareth of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico died 3 days after his fight against Omar Chavez. The fight took place in Centro de Convenciones, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico on July 18th 2009. Chavez, is the son of boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez and hold a professional record of 17-0-1. Nazareth was hospitalized after getting knocked down in round 1 and again in round 4.

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Matt “Sharp Shooter” Undefeated Featherweight, Remillard keeps moving on

Matt “Sharp Shooter” Undefeated Featherweight, Remillard keeps moving on

WBC Youth and USNBC featherweight champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard is learning first-hand how the risk-and-reward theory in boxing can work against a fighter. For the second time in a row, veteran Edel “Cuate” Ruiz (32-22-4, 23 KOs) pulled out of a scheduled bout against Remillard. Ruiz had done the same thing two months earlier in Maryland.

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Convicted Artist Magazine Sits Down With Tampa Bay Storm QB Brett Dietz

Convicted Artist Magazine Sits Down With Tampa Bay Storm QB Brett Dietz

The Arena Football League is the most fan friendly football league in major sports. After each game, the home team open up the field to the fans so they can come down to the playing surface, run the field and meet all of their favorite players. One of the most storied franchises of the AFL is the Tampa Bay Storm. The Storm have won a total of five Arena Bowl championships, a record in the AFL.
In 2007, QB Brett Dietz stepped in as starting QB for the Storm, after QB John Kaleo

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Amir Khan Cruises Past Kotelnik, But is He the Real Deal?

Amir Khan Cruises Past Kotelnik, But is He the Real Deal?

This past Saturday Amir Khan defeated Andriy Kotelnik by unanimous decision for the WBA World Light Welterweight Championship.  The official scores were 120-108, 118-111, and 118-111.  Those scores, especially the shutout score, were perhaps just a little wide, but Khan fought a great fight that saw him in control of the action most of the night.  At only 22 years old he becomes one of the youngest fighters in British history to win a world championship. 

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WHITAKER DECISIONS BATCHELDER

WHITAKER DECISIONS BATCHELDER

Boxing at the Beach returned to the South Bay area of Los Angeles for the first time in 20 years, as the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center presented a seven-bout boxing and MMA card Friday night. Lance 'Mount" Whitaker, Granada Hills, CA made a step toward re-establishing himself as a viable heavyweight contender with a close unanimous decision over Danny Batchelder, Phoenix, AZ. Batchelder

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ESPN's Friday Night Fights Wrap-up

ESPN's Friday Night Fights Wrap-up

Las Vegas NV - Friday night at Las Vegas’s Planet Hollywood, veteran
lightweight  Miguel Vazquez, 25-3 (12) scored a minor upset over the highly touted Breidis Prescott, 21-1 (18), winning a split decision.  After over coming a flash knockdown in round one, Vazquez took charge of the fight in round two, scoring at will, often confusing and frustrating Prescott. Scores were 96-93 and 95-94 for Vazquez and shockingly 97-93 for Prescott.

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Batchelder Ready to Make Mole Hill Out of “Mount” Whitaker

When heavyweight contender Danny “Danny Boy” Batchelder (25-6-1, 10 KO’s) steps back into the ring tonight against perennial heavyweight contender Lance “Mount” Whitaker (32-5-1, 27 KO’s) in Redondo Beach California, he intends to chop down the big man, who has a 7 inch height advantage over him.  Batchelder stated “I will outwork him, especially when I get inside; I’ll make sure to keep my work rate up, higher than his. I’ve always been good against tall guys anyway.” Batchelder stated that he knows Whitaker from previous fights; watching tape on him and sparring fighters similar to Whitakers style. Batchelder also said that beating Whitaker tonight will help bring him back into the heavyweight title picture “Lance has been in the ring at the top level, and I am going in the ring against a guy who has again, been to the top, a place that I want to be at, and will be after I beat Lance!”

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More fighters comment on Arturo Gatti

More fighters comment on Arturo Gatti

The fight world is still in mourning of the sudden death of Arturo Gatti, which we know by now the thirty-seven year old fighter was murdered, allegedly by his wife Amanda. All though Gatti had retired in September of 2008, his influence on boxing is still great, and will be for years to come. So the loss of such a wholehearted warrior, and the details of how he died, has been a big blow to the fight world. And cone again, 20a few fighters have commented on the death and legacy of the late Arturo Gatti.

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Gatti Found Dead

Gatti Found Dead

It’s sad news all around us as we keep losing all the great people in the world today. On Saturday July 11, 2009 we lost one of the best pound for pound fighters we have ever seen. Arturo Gatti was a fantastic fighter who had a never quit attitude whenever he stepped inside the ring to go to war with whoever he was about to fight. WE can remember him from a specific three fight trilogy between Arturo Gatti and Mickey ward and I can honestly say it gave Gatti the reputation of one of the most exciting fighters of his generation.

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Powerhouse Combat Sports and NMSU Special Events are proud to announce the confirmation of WAR ZONE

Powerhouse Combat Sports and NMSU Special Events are proud to announce the confirmation of WAR ZONE

Powerhouse Combat Sports and NMSU Special Events are proud to announce the confirmation of WAR ZONE at the NMSU Pan American Center on Friday, July 31st! Doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bout starting at 7:30 PM.
Night of professional boxing features George Foreman III, taking on George Barrage in the main event of the evening. Jennifer Han will be stepping in the ring for War Zone. Austin Trout, Sammy Dipace, Aaron Lions. Super bantamweight Salvador Sanchez - the nephew of the legendary Salvador Sanchez - will also be making his first appearance in the City of Crosses.

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Quezada walks over Walker in one!

Quezada walks over Walker in one!

Last night at the Tachi Hotel & Casino in Lemoore , CA , heavyweight contender Manuel Quezada retained his WBC CABOFE heavyweight title and took another step closer to title contention by walking over his opponent Travis Walker, via an astounding first round TKO. Coming into this bout, Walker had just about as many knock out victories to his resume than Quezada had wins under his belt. But Quezada proved that past outcomes of fights doesn’t mean squat when it comes down to stepping in the ring

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Manuel Quezada Exclusive Interview “If people did not know who I was before, they will want to know NOW !

Manuel Quezada Exclusive Interview “If people did not know who I was before, they will want to know NOW !

Convicted Artist caught up with heavyweight contender Manuel Quezada 28-4 (18) before the fight with Travis Walker, and now we catch up with the victor once again, just moments after his first round TKO victory over Travis Walker. Quezada is now celebrating his biggest victory to date, which is also his seventeenth consecutive win, and he had these words for Convicted Artist Magazine, enjoy.

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Worlds Greatest Boxer Ever

Worlds Greatest Boxer Ever

The two greatest pound-for-pound boxers today, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., lead a group of six active champions in “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxers” (TWGEB) promotion. On-line voting at GreatestEver.com allows boxing fans from around the world to select the greatest boxer in each of the original eight weight classes, highlighted by the all-time pound -for-pound “Greatest Ever.”

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Danny Batchelder: "I Belong With the Top Guys In the Division"

Danny Batchelder:

Danny Batchelder has not fought since losing a fourth round knockout to former world champion Lamon Brewster, in a fight that he was winning up to the point he made a split second mental error. Danny has lived that fight over and over, realizing that he was beating one of the best fighters in the division, let his guard down for a second and paid for it. Danny has been scheduled to fight a couple of times since then, but the first fight card was cancelled at the last minute and then Danny suffered a mis-diagnosed injury just before his latest scheduled bout. Danny is now scheduled to fight former heavyweight contender Lance "Mounty Whitaker on July 17th, in a fight that will help put the winner back into the heavyweight division title mix.

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Heavyweight Contender Lamon Brewster comments on the death and legacy of Arturo Gatti

Heavyweight Contender Lamon Brewster comments on the death and legacy of Arturo Gatti

Convicted Artist caught up with heavyweight contender Lamon Brewster, who is in preparation for his upcoming fight July 25th. Brewster, who is known for his heavy hands as well as toughness, gave his thoughts on one of the toughest warriors to grace the ring, Arturo Gatti. 
 Here is what the former champ had to say.

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Arturo "THUNDER" Gatti - Gone But Never Forgotten

Arturo

On May 18, 2002 I was in a gymnasium at my Senior Prom in rural Virginia , but my mind was about 800 miles away. They had already dubbed the fight “The Fight of The Century,” despite being only two years into the new century, and not to mention the match hadn’t even taken place yet. Luckily for me, my date, who I had been dating for

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Travis Walker: "Travis Walker is The Biggest Threat in The Heavyweight Division"

Travis Walker:

Travis "Freight Train" Walker, 31-2 (25), has been close to boxing's golden ring, only to have it snatched away, first to a poor stoppage and then a mental lapse that cost him a fight. In October of 2007, Travis was matched up against an unheralded TJ Wilson, who came running out

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Manuel Quezada “The fans can expect an exciting fight, because I don’t plan on holding back!”

Manuel Quezada “The fans can expect an exciting fight, because I don’t plan on holding back!”

This Thursday night at the Tachi Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, CA, Goossen Tutor Promotions brings the fight fans an action packed card with the main event featuring Goossen’s very own WBC CABOFE heavyweight title holder Manuel Quezada 27-4 (17), who will be taking on the heavy handed Travis Walker 31-2-1 (25) in a scheduled twelve round heavyweight clash.
Quezada, who earned his WBC CABOFE title by knocking out the 6’7” Rick Dyer in the fall of 2007, is riding a sixteen fight win streak.

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Alexis Arguello and Arturo Gatti: The Loss of the Everyman's Fighters.

Alexis Arguello and Arturo Gatti: The Loss of the Everyman's Fighters.

Last week, while in the midst of a work assignment, I received a text that former lightweight champion Alexis Arguello was found dead in his home. The cause of death? Suicide. I thought that the Nicaraguan officials must have been mistaken since Alexis had kicked a decade long drug habit and had recently been elected the mayor of Nicaragua 's capital city of Managua . This had to be a case of mistaken identity or maybe a robbery that Arguello has fallen victim to, but alas, it was true. One of the greatest fighters of my time had fallen victim to depression and decided to take his own life.

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Nice Guys Have Finished Last, At Last

Nice Guys Have Finished Last, At Last

Last night, two Light Heavyweight contenders squared off in what could have easily been a main event matchup in Philadelphia.  Shaun George was coming off a stoppage of Chris Byrd, while former world title challenger Chris Henry was trying to bounce back after two close losses.  After Geroge hurt Henry in the first round, he appeared to retreat, abandon the jab, and allow himself to be completely outworked.  It was as if the "air had gone out of him" as Teddy Atlas and Joe Tessitore wondered aloud.  As I have not heard any comment from George as to why he retreated and was eventually stopped in

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Arturo Gatti Found Dead With Head Injury

Arturo Gatti Found Dead With Head Injury

With the recent news of the demise of Arturo Gatti, who at 37 was found dead with a head injury in his Brazilian hotel room, we are faced with the tragic loss of another star who gave us so many wars.  The recent loss of Alexis Arguello hit many people hard, as well.  Gatti and Diego Corrales were two other personable (albeit flawed) individuals who were personified heart, determination, and courage.  These are often the men that leave us too soon.

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Chris "The Nightmare"Arreola called out by Wladimir Klitschko

Chris

Wladimir Klitschko calls out Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola. Klitschko has chosen to fight top U.S. Heavyweight Contender Chris Arreola of Riverside, California. IBF, WBO, and IBO Champion Wladimir Klitschko

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John "The Quiteman" Ruiz (2-Time WBA Heavyweight Champion)

John

John Ruiz 2- Time Heavyweight Champion speaks out to the world of boxing about his shot at the WBA Title. To America's "Top" Heavyweight Boxers, I've been told I'm not the most fan-friendly fighter in the world, my style often criticized as being ugly, but I'm proud to say I've never ducked a worthy opponent. I've read and heard a lot of BS about how I shouldn't be the WBA mandatory title challenger. A few totally unproven, so-called contenders have whined about them deserving a world title shot more than I do.

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John Bray elected into the California Boxing Hall of Fame

John Bray elected into the California Boxing Hall of Fame

John Bray of the John Bray Boxing Foundation is being elected into the California Boxing Hall of Fame for his dedication and generosity to the sport of boxing. Former amateur national champion, professional boxer and current manager and trainer John Bray is being elected into the California Hall of Fame Class of 2009. John began his amateur boxing career in 1980 and eventaully would win seven national titles with an outstanding record of 124-12. Bray had his most notable win as an amateur winning his second gold medal

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Brandon "Flawless" Gonzales arrives on the pro boxing scene

Brandon

A phenomenal force is ascending the professional boxing ranks. Highly ranked amateur sensation Brandon "Flawless" Gonzales has arrived on the pro boxing scene like a whirlwind. Light heavyweight Gonzales holds a current professional record of 7-0 with 6 KO's. A phenomenal force is ascending the professional boxing ranks. Highly ranked amateur sensation Brandon "Flawless" Gonzales has arrived on the pro boxing scene like a whirlwind. Light heavyweight Gonzales holds a current professional record of 7-0 with 6 KO's. 

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Eddie Chambers defeats Samuel Peters in downtown Los Angeles

Eddie Chambers,  IBF #3 heavyweight  boxer with a record of (34-1, 18 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over former heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (30-3, 23 KOs). It was Samuel Peter’s first fight since losing his World Heavyweight Title against Vitali Klitschko.

Friday night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California Eddie Chambers was able to engage in sustained attacks against ex champion Samuel Peters.
Official scores were 95-95, 96-94, 99-91.

Miguel Espino defeats Alex “Terra” Garcia in the 6th Round and retains WBC CABOFE Title

Miguel Espino defeats Alex “Terra” Garcia in the 6th Round and retains WBC CABOFE Title

WBC CABOFE Middleweight Boxing Champion and former Contender alum Miguel Espino (20 wins, 9 by weigh of knock out and only 2 losses) continued his victorious  ways by stopping former light middleweight champion Alex “Terra” Garcia. In an impressive fashion Saturday Night March 23, 2009  in Beverly Hills, California at the Playboy Mansion. It was a celebrity packed crowd with TV sets from all over the nation, Espino and Garcia traded shots for the first three rounds

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Miguel Espino vs. Alejandro “Terra” Garcia at the Playboy Mansion

Miguel Espino vs. Alejandro “Terra” Garcia at the Playboy Mansion

WBC CABOFE Middleweight Champion Miguel Espino of North Hollywood will protect his title this Saturday March 21st at the infamous Playboy Mansion.  WBC CABOFE Middleweight Champion Miguel Espino will fight  former WBA Light Middleweight Champion Alejandro “Terra” Garcia of Tijuana, Mexico. The Fight is the main event and will be held at the Playboy Mansion 10236 Charing Cross Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90024. Located at the extreme northwestern corner of the Los Angeles Country Club. Near the University of California Los Angeles and the Bel-Air Country Club.

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David Nino Rodriguez wins NABA Heavyweight Title

David Nino Rodriguez wins NABA Heavyweight Title

David Nino Rodriguez knockouts Alberto Manuel Pucheta of Argentina in 7th round Saturday March 14th in Torreon Mexico. David Rodriguez scored a 7th round knockout over Alberto Manuel Pucheta of Argentina on Saturday night in Torreon, Mexico winning the NABA heavyweight title belt. Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas is now 31-0, 29 by weigh of knockout while Pucheta holds a record of 32-3 with 19 by weigh of knockout. Rodriguez is also the current WBC Mexico Heavyweight Champion

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David Nino Rodriguez vs Manuel Pucheta Weigh-Ins

David Nino Rodriguez vs Manuel Pucheta Weigh-Ins

David Nino Rodriguez vs. Manuel Pucheta Champions ship fight in Torreon Mexico For the NABA Heavyweight Title. March 13th 2009 Weigh-Ins MARCH 14th 2009  The 12 round fight takes place on March 14, 2009 at the Auditorio Centenario in Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Mexico

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Kathy Long MMA Interview - 5 Time World Kickboxing Champion

Kathy Long MMA Interview - 5 Time World Kickboxing Champion

California featherweight Kickboxing Champion Kathy Long will be making her pro debut in women's MMA. Exclusive Interview with the 5-time World Kickboxing Champion as she traines for her upcoming fight. California featherweight Kathy Long has become known for her role in bringing a great deal of interest to women’s kickboxing.  As a 5-time World Kickboxing Champion, Kathy Long has impressed both judges and the crowds with her round-ending punch combination and lightning fast speed.

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David Nino Rodriguez fights for the NABA Title

David Nino Rodriguez fights for the NABA Title

WBC Mexico Heavyweight Champion David Nino Rodriguez faces veteran Manuel Alberto Pucheta for the North American Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship. The 12 round fight takes place on March 14, 2009 at the Auditorio Centenario in Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza Mexico. Rodriguez has been receiving extensive training including rigorous sparring to ensure a victory against the Argentinian heavyweight. 6-foot-4 Rodriguez holds an unblemished record of 32 wins with 29 by weigh of knock-out.

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Roy Jones Jr. & Submission Artist Ken Shamrock Boxing & MMA Fight Card

Roy Jones Jr. & Submission Artist Ken Shamrock Boxing & MMA Fight Card

Roy Jones Jr. & Ken Shamrock headline the first of its kind Boxing and MMA fight card at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida March 21st, 2009. Eight-time world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock

Roy Jones Jr., returns to the ring to fight Omar Sheika at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida March 21st, 2009 The card will feature.

 
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John Bray Interview - Boxing Manager, Trainer and Mentor

John Bray Interview - Boxing Manager, Trainer and Mentor

Since the late 80’s early 90’s John Bray has played an impressive role in the world of boxing. We had the honor to get an exclusive interview with John Bray, founder of the John Bray Boxing Foundation and trainer for the TV reality show “The Contender” season four. Here is what he had to say. 

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Austin Trout vs. Marco Antonio Avendano

Austin Trout vs. Marco Antonio Avendano

Austin Trout faces his toughest opponent yet. When he faces world ranked veteran Marco Antonio Avendano in Torreon, Mexico on March 14, 2009. This is the longest scheduled fight in Austin Trout’s career.  Marco Antonio Avendano is a world class fighter who has traveled the world to fight highly ranked fighters. Avendano is from Cumana, Venezuela and holds a professional light middleweight record of 27 wins, 19 by weigh of knock-out with 6 losses. This is an important fight for Austin Trout for many reasons.

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Tommy Morrison 2009 Fight

Tommy Morrison 2009 Fight

Tommy "The Duke" Morrison's comeback is alive and well. Fighting Live January 31, 2009. Two time World Heavyweight Champion Tommy "The Duke" Morrison will be fighting live Saturday January 31, 2009 at the Albany County Fairgrounds in Laramie, Wyoming.  Morrison’s comeback is alive and will continue to be under Who’s Your Daddy Production. The beautiful and talented Mia St John will headline this boxing event. After passing all medical tests Morrison has been pronounced fit to compete.

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John Bray Free Youth Boxing Clinic

John Bray Free Youth Boxing Clinic
The John Bray Boxing Foundation is proud to present the second Annual John Bray Free Youth Boxing Clinic. February 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Through the help of professional boxers and local community leaders The John Bray Boxing Foundation.  We would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event a reality: Everlast Worldwide Inc., Glaceau Vitamin Water, Convicted Artist.com, Visual Impact Stunt Equipment Company and the International Stunt Association.
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Boxing manager and trainer Quentin Blue Horse exclusive Interview

Boxing manager and trainer Quentin Blue Horse exclusive Interview

We had the honor to speak with Quentin Blue Horse, the trainer of popular junior middle weight and former contestant of the reality show “The Contender” Jonathan “Reid Dawg” Reid. When it comes to boxing one of the most important ingredient to a successful fighter’s career is his trainer. We had the honor to speak with Quentin Blue Horse, the trainer of popular junior middle weight and former contestant of the reality show “The Contender” Jonathan “Reid Dawg” Reid. Blue Horse who had taken a few wrong turns in his life while grow up.

 

 
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David Nino Rodriguez vs El Pató Gato Gonzalo of Argentina

David Nino Rodriguez vs El Pató Gato Gonzalo of Argentina

David Nino Rodriguez WBC Mexico Heavyweight champion is scheduled  to fight as early as February 2009 against Argentinian Heavyweight boxer “El Pató”  Gonzalo Omar Basile. No Doubt Austin Trout will also be on the El Paso Texas fight card. “El Pató”  Gonzalo Omar Basile. El Patón with 42 professional fights 37 wins 16 by knockout and 4 losses resides in Monte Grande Buenos Aires Argentina. The fight will be held at The Don Haskins Center (Capacity 12,222), home of the UTEP Miners is one of the most recognized sports & recreation centers in the Southwest.

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