Rocky Marciano – The Brockton Blockbuster

A product of the Army and amateur ranks, Rocky Marciano was born on September 1, 1923. He takes his place alongside Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis as one of the great heavyweights. Rocky Marciano was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, to parents who were immigrants from Italy: when he was...

Floyd Patterson – The Gentleman of Boxing

Born in Wasco, North Carolina, on January 4th, 1935, Floyd Patterson (55-8, 40 KO's) was a light heavyweight-cruiserweight who competed with the Heavyweight division winning the Championship of the World on two occasions. The former Olympic middleweight king who won his crown at the Helsinki Games in 1952 became the...

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Talking Points – Merseyside Derby: Everton 2: 2 Liverpool

Excitement and anticipation were in the air, as the Merseyside derby kicked off on Saturday. Coming into this game, a lot had been written about the decade-old dominance by the red part of Merseyside in this derby. Carlo Ancelotti, the Everton coach had reposed his faith in the team stating in the pre-match conference, stating how his team looked focussed and was in good spirits. While Jurgen Klopp, who was still smarting from...

How NRL Finals Week Three Went Down

All eyes now turn to the Grand Finals of the NRL and the NRLW, following the latest weekend of games. Storm v Raiders The Melbourne Storm met the Canberra Raiders in Brisbane, playing for a Grand Final that meant everything to both of them. The night got off to an eventful start as a major outage caused disruptions at the ticket gate, leaving 20,000 fans locked out at kickoff. On the field, Storm hit the accelerator from...

A Happy Ending to a Tumultuous NBA Season

The NBA season came to a conclusion last weekend with the Los Angeles Lakers led by Finals Most Valuable Player, LeBron James, defeating the Miami Heat four games to two.  It was the Lakers 17th NBA championship (although my son won argue that we should only count the Los Angeles titles (12) and not the Minneapolis ones (5)  But that's another article for another day. While it was not the way I had hoped with...

Joshua Defends World Titles against Pulev on December 12

Anthony Joshua will make his much-awaited return to the ring on December 12. He will defend his unified world titles against his IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev. Pulev won a final eliminator against Hughie Fury to become IBF no.1 challenger. The fight is scheduled to be at the 02 and despite there being no crowds allowed at the moment, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing hopes that this will change. He claimed that they are hoping to...

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 set for Jan. 23

If you’ve followed the UFC for a while, you know that former, two-division champion, Conor McGregor (22-4), likes to do things his own way in the UFC. Well, he has done it again. Conor McGregor originally took to Twitter inviting Dustin Poirier (26-6) to take part in a charity fight outside of the UFC. It wasn’t long before the organization stepped in, regaining control of the fight that fans desperately wanted to see. What makes this...
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