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LaManna stops Crabtree in Three

Thomas LaManna

NUTLEY, NJ — In the very gymnasium where Martha Stewart once took phys. ed, Nutley native Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna TKO’d Ohio’s Daniel Crabtree igniting the hometown crowd, as well as almost starting a riot. The first round was favorable for the taller LaManna, who showcased his impressive arsenal of offensive weapons. He worked well behind his stiff jab and pieced ... Read More »

McDermott stops Abraham in Four

NORTH BERGEN, NJ–– North Bergen’s own, Danny McDermott, righted his two fight losing streak with a sensational fourth round TKO victory against a very game Brian Abraham. From the bell it was clear that both fighter’s would be willing to eat their opponent’s punches to land some of their own. In the first round, both fighter’s willingly engaged in exchanges, ... Read More »

He’ll Do It His Way

“And now the time is here, and Dawson faces the final curtain…” I hope Bernard Hopkins’ once again enters the ring to Artie Rabin’s customized version of “My Way.” Why? Because I like it. It’s an old school song for an old school fighter. But the song really is irrelevant — other than the fact that I’d much prefer it ... Read More »

Take It To The Bank: Derrick Webster In 2012

On Friday October 28, a twenty-nine year old family man from South Jersey will make his eleventh professional appearance inside a boxing ring. Ninety-nine times out of one hundred, a fighter who fits above billing would be nothing to write home about. But then again, there is only one Derrick “Take It To The Bank” Webster. Although he committed to ... Read More »

Making History Remains Hopkins’ Carrot On A Stick

“You can’t make history all the time. You can have a winning record, a winning season, but to actually make history — a baseball player hitting 500 home runs or something like that — these things don’t happen all the time.” — Bernard Hopkins Before his second meeting with Jean Pascal back in May, Bernard Hopkins made it clear that ... Read More »

BROADWAY BOXING PRESSER NOTES

The final press conference for Lou DiBella’s Broadway Boxing card which will take place on Saturday night at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York, was held on Tuesday at Portobello’s Pizzeria & Sicilian Kitchen which is located at 83 Murray Street — a two minute walk from the World Trade Center. — The main attraction, undefeated prospect, Gabriel ... Read More »

Praying For A Good Fight, Uncertain It Will Be Answered

Since discovering His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ just a few years ago, Zab Judah has undergone some monumental changes both in and outside the ring. Since finding Christ, it’s almost as if Judah’s had a another man in the ring fighting alongside him, or a fourth man in his corner — perhaps he was an ex-carpenter. Things have seemed ... Read More »

Wolak and Rodriguez fight to draw in classic

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — For thirty-six minutes, Pawel Wolak and Delvin Rodriguez turned midtown Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom into the Roseland Brawlroom as they went at it from bell to bell in an exhilarating fight that was ultimately ruled a majority draw. There’s no secret as to what Pawel Wolak’s gameplan is inside the boxing ring: come forward, bring ... Read More »

Swing And A Miss, But That’s Only Strike One

Boxing fans are advocates for the sports by default. They want to see the sweet science back in the spotlight, they preach the Gospel of boxing whenever they can; whenever a big fight is on the horizon. In America at least, boxing’s fan-base has been shrinking since the start of the new millennium. The sport has shed a chunk of ... Read More »

“Star Power” starring Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz

NEW YORK CITY -In many ways boxing is theater. The fighters – the actors; the ring – their stage. But when a press conference for one of the most anticipated fights of 2011 takes place in an actual theater, the Hudson Theater just away from Times Square, boxing isn’t just theater anymore…it’s THEATER. For the two-plus hours I occupied my ... Read More »

Island Takeover Of The Mainland

It’s not often you have the elite professional prospects of an entire nation — correction — Commonwealth, all fighting at the same venue within a span of forty-eight hours, but that is precisely what took place at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City this past weekend about a dozen or so of Puerto Rico’s best prospects stepped inside the ... Read More »

Del Valle and Gonzalez shine at Boricua Invasion II

NEW YORK CITY — On the eve of the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City, “Team Puerto Rico” took the stage on the second night of a two night all Latino extravaganza titled “Boricua Invasion.” Tonight’s fights featured some of Puerto Rico’s youngest and best talent. The co-feature and main event of the evening were televised live on ... Read More »