The original version of the film called for Rocky Balboa to die after a severe in-ring beating by Tommy Gunn, played by boxer Tommy Morrison.
Damon Feldman has made a name for himself over the years promoting many celebrity boxing matches, from Danny Bonaduce to Jose Canseco to Dustin Diamond. His newest fight is likely to be his most explosive yet.
It takes a lot to shock and outrage Mike Tyson. Sounds like a job for Dennis Rodman.
The city Art Commission has approved the design for a statue of the legendary boxer who was born in South Carolina but made Philadelphia his home.
The sell-by date has long since expired. By now, it’s been stale for at least five years. Yet, there are many that still await and clamor for a showdown between pound-for-pound best Floyd Mayweather and fan-favorite Manny Pacquiao.
By now, Bernard Hopkins has burned through storylines at about the rate he’s disposed of title contenders.
It’s a perfunctory boxing ritual that can’t be helped. Danny Garcia’s victory over Lucas Matthysse was barely an hour old when talk of his next opponent was broached.
From the opening moments it was apparent Saul “Canelo” Alvarez could not stay with the faster, quicker, more-accurate punching Floyd Mayweather.
The Mayweather-Canelo fight could possibly exceed the record-breaking 2.5 million pay-per-view buys that Mayweather-De La Hoya attracted in 2007.
36-year-old Floyd Mayweather (44-0) will be facing undefeated 23-year-old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the WBC/WBA world champ (42-0-1) Saturday night in “The One,” from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
He’d like you to believe it. He may even convince a few out there that he’s right, and they believe him. He may even believe it himself, despite the thin, diluted version of boxing today.
The MGM Grand is bristling with activity. Media from all over the world fill rows of the press room, and they’re all waiting for the kid from Philly whose name was once bypassed after he won amateur tournaments.
He sits there and does nothing. Like the words and all the hyperbole surrounding him doesn’t exist. Like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is impervious to Floyd Mayweather’s words, taunts and anything else verbal Mayweather could find to throw at the 23-year-old Mexican junior middleweight world champ.
Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Monday. He was 44.
At age 48, his remarkable career is still going strong.