Late Breaking

Author Archives: Colin Linwebber

A tribute to Rocky Marciano’s legendary boxing trainer, Allie Colombo

A tribute to Rocky Marciano’s legendary boxing trainer, Allie Colombo, will be held tomorrow night at Joe Angelo’s Café in Brockton. Both Marciano (49-0, 43 KOs), who retired in 1956 as the only undefeated heavyweight champion in boxing history, and Colombo were born and raised in “The City of Champions” and they became friends at a young age. “The Brockton ... Read More »

Jewish champ will lose to Puerto Rican icon at Yankee Stadium

Provided that a bar mitzvah doesn’t prohibit it from occurring, WBA super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman is expected to defend his crown against former WBO welterweight titlist Miguel Cotto on June 5 at Yankee Stadium. “The Yankees want to make a deal, we know we can make a deal, they’re just working through a problem at Yankee Stadium,” promoter Bob ... Read More »

Former heavyweight champ Oliver McCall needs help or he’ll be dead within five years

Former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall was arrested on Saturday night for possession of cocaine and a crack pipe in Fort Lauderdale Saturday. McCall (54-9, 37 KOs), who upset Lennox Lewis (41-2-1, 32 KOs) by second round TKO for his title in September 1994, was scheduled to fight Zuri Lawrence (24-15-4-1, 8 KOs) this week at the ... Read More »

The five most skilled boxers since 1985

Unfortunately, very little news of interest has emerged so far this week in the world of boxing. Considering the relative dearth of recent activity in The Sweet Science, I decided to rank the five most skilled boxers to enter the ring over the course of the past quarter-century. It is imperative that I emphasize the word “skilled.” The forthcoming list ... Read More »