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Cedric Kushner Boxing Promoter Death - REST IN PEACE

Cedric Kushner Boxing Promoter Death - REST IN PEACE

Longtime New York City boxing promoter Cedric Kushner passed away today from a heart attack at the age of 66. Kushner promoted many shows seen on HBO in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He specialized in heavyweight matches. He also did budget pay-per-view telecasts called “Heavyweight Explosion” and promoted an eight-man, one-night heavyweight tournament called “Fistful of Dollars” (won by Tony Thompson). He was the promoter of Hasim Rahman when Rahman won the heavyweight title in 2001 by knocking out Lennox Lewis in South Africa. However Rahman then abandoned Kushner and signed with rival promoter Don King. There was a lawsuit between Kushner and King, with King ultimately retaining the rights to Rahman. Kushner wasn’t actively promoting boxing in recent years.

A South Africa native who moved to the USA in the 70s, Kushner came to boxing from the music industry where he promoted the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Journey and even The Rolling Stones. In addition to Rahman, Kushner promoted the likes of Shane Mosley, Joel Casamayor, Shannon Briggs, Jameel McCline, David Tua and Michael Grant. Kushner was popular with the press core and will be fondly remembered.

By Lamon Brewster.

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STRAIT JABS

STRAIT JABS

Here's to Rigo and Santa Cruz hopefully fighting in 2015.  Sadly it will only happen if Rigo signs with Al Haymon, but given the couple of years he has had, I don't see why he would not.  Rigo was left on the shelf by Top Rank, and does not...

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140 IS HOT!!

140 IS HOT!!

It is looking good for 2015 in many ways. There is the most real chance of getting the big Mayweather-Pacquiao fight since 2010.  We are finally getting Haymon on his own, and pitting his fighters against one another (we are still waitinng for Q...

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BEST CASE SCENARIO

BEST CASE SCENARIO

Deontay Wilder triumphed over Bermane Stiverne in order to become the first title belt holder of US birth since Shannon Briggs in 2006.  However, those scenarios are entirely different.  Briggs won the belt last minute against Sergei Liakho...

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FEBRUARY 2015 BOXING PREDICTIONS

FEBRUARY 2015 BOXING PREDICTIONS

February is a pretty dead month, so I was able to add a January fight that were not announced by the time I wrote my january predictions.  In fact, I am rather disappointed at how quiet February is this year.  It is one of the deadest month...

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