Ringside Books - Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" http://www.ringsidebooks.com/taxonomy/term/1/0 en "Big" George Foreman http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/big_george_foreman <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/georgef.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title=""Big" George Foreman">"Big" George Foreman</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>World Heavyweight Champion 1973-74. <ul> <li>WBA/IBF Heavyweight Champion 1994-95 (stripped of both titles). <li>Claimed the Lineal Heavyweight Title until losing in 1997 to Shannon Briggs. <li>Named The Ring magazine Progress of the Year fighter for 1970. <li>Named The Ring Fighter of the Year for 1973 and 1976. <li>Named The Ring Comeback of the Year fighter for 1994. <li>Named the ninth greatest puncher of all time in The Ring's list of the 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time. <li>Won The 1968 Olympic Heavyweight Championship <li>Autobiography: By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman Outside the Ring <li>Guest starred on a fifth season (1976) episode of Sanford and Son, entitled "The Directors," as himself. <li>Became highly successful with his "Lean Mean Grilling Machine," and starred in ads for Meineke mufflers. <li>Has five sons, all named George. <li>Daughter Freeda embarked on a brief professional boxing career. <li>Is a born-again Christian and an ordained minister in Texas. <li>Commentated on several fights for HBO <li>Defeated Joe Frazier twice (TKO 5 & TKO 2) <li>Defeated Michael Moorer (KO 10) <li>Defeated Gerry Cooney (TKO 2) <li>Defeated Ron Lyle (KO 5) <li>Defeated Gregario Peralto twice (TKO 10 & D10) <li>Defeated Boone Kirkman (TKO 2) <li>Defeated George Chuvalo (TKO 3) <li>Defeated Ken Norton (TKO 2) <li>Defeated Axel Schulz (MD 12) <li>Defeated Bert Cooper (RTD 2) <li>Defeated Dwight Qawi (TKO 7) <li>Defeated Scott LeDoux (TKO 3) <li>won 76 (KO 68) + lost 5 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 81 rounds boxed 350 KO% 83.95 <ul> <li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkEsFCZGuAE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkEsFCZGuAE</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy</strong></p> <p>"The most interesting book ever for me--"War and Peace"! I love English, and the bit of wisdom found all through the pages of the book. It's so long, I am never done with it! Thanks, George Foreman." </p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/War-Peace-Modern-Library-Classics/dp/0375760644/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266342379&sr=1-8"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/warpeace.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:42:31 +0000 ringsidebooks 253 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Arthur Mercante, Jr. http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/arthur_mercante_jr <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/arthurm.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title=" Arthur Mercante, Jr."> Arthur Mercante, Jr.</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul><li><a href="http://www.doghouseboxing.com/DHB/Tyler082609.htm" target="_blank">http://www.doghouseboxing.com/DHB/Tyler082609.htm</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "Inside the Ropes" by Arthur Mercante, Sr.</strong></p> <p>"I'm an avid boxing fan. Always have been. I've around the sport my whole life. You want to read a good boxing book, read my dad's!"</p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Ropes-Arthur-Mercante/dp/1590131401/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1263506887&sr=1-1-fkmr0#noop"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/ropes2.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:02:17 +0000 ringsidebooks 252 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Bruce Beck http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/bruce_beck <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/bruceb.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Bruce Beck">Bruce Beck</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>Weekday Sports anchor at WNBC-TV. He is currently in his twelfth year with News 4 New York. <ul> <li>Play-by-play voice and host of Showtime's Championship Boxing. <li>Covered a multitude of events for News 4 New York, including Super Bowl XLII, The NBA Finals, The Stanley Cup Finals, The World Series, The U.S. Open Tennis Championship, The U.S. Open Golf Championship, The NCAA Final Four, The 2008 Summer Olympics from Beijing, China, <li>Was elected New York State Sportscaster of the year for two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. <li>Received the 2006 New York Emmy as Outstanding Sports Anchor. <li>Was the play-by-play announcer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship from 1994 to 1997, calling UFC 4 through UFC 15 with partner and olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick. <ul> <li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XURBybJoPkw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XURBybJoPkw</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "Fathers, Sons & Golf: Lessons in Honor & Integrity" by Andrew Shanley</strong></p> <p>"Great book! It's Shanley's account of the memorable summer when he and his boys hit the fairways and learned as much about the daily conduct of life, and the love they have for each other, as they did about the elements of a good swing. The book is structured as a series of golf lessons that at the same time are instruction for building character." </p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fathers-Sons-Golf-Lessons-Integrity/dp/0786862459/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262815273&sr=1-1"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/golf_0.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Tue, 24 Mar 2009 02:20:08 +0000 ringsidebooks 251 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Hilmer Kenty http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/hilmer_kenty <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/hilmerk.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Hilmer Kenty ">Hilmer Kenty </a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>WBA Lightweight Champion 1980-1981 <ul> <li>Kenty was Emanuel Steward's first world champion; the first world champion from Kronk Gym, and the first world champion in Detroit since Joe Louis decades earlier. <li>Kenty lost a close decision to future champion Sugar Ray Leonard in the 1973 National Golden Gloves Final. Brother of Forrest Winchester. <li>Defeated Ernesto Espana (TKO 4) and (TKO 9) <li>Defeated Vilomar Fernandez (W 15) <li>Defeated Freddie Pendelton (W10) <li>Defeated Ralph Racine (W10) <li>Defeated Arturo Leon (W10) <lu>Defeated Young Ho Oh (TKO9) <li>Amateur Achievements: <li>1974 National AAU lightweight champion <li>1975 National AAU lightweight champion <li>Represented the United States as a lightweight at the inaugural World Amateur Championship in 1974. <li> Won 29 (KO 17) + lost 2 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 31 rounds boxed 198 KO% 54.84 <li><a href="http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=002749&cat=boxer" target="_blank">http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=002749&cat=boxer</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo</strong></p> <p>"I loved the book and the movie. I liked "Batman and Robin" series, too. They had great teamwork!"</p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Godfather-Mario-Puzo/dp/0451205766/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262816408&sr=1-1"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/godfather.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Tue, 24 Mar 2009 02:19:27 +0000 ringsidebooks 250 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Bobby Czyz http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/bobby_czyz <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/bobbyc_0.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Bobby Czyz">Bobby Czyz</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>IBF Light Heavyweight Champion -- 1986 Sep 6 – 1987 Oct 29 <li>WBA Cruiserweight Champion -- 1991 Mar 8 – 1992 May 8 <li>Was a member of the U.S. Amateur Boxing Team that perished in a plane crash in Poland in 1980. An injury from an auto accident one week before the flight prevented Czyz from making the trip. <li>Amateur record of 24-2. <li>Was a commentator for Showtime Championship Boxing. <li>Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame inductee. <li>New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. <li>A member of Mensa, an organization for people whose I.Q. is in the top 2% of the population. <li>Defeated Oscar Albarado (TKO 3). <li>Defeated Elisha Obed (DQ 6). <li>Defeated Slobodan Kacar (TKO 5). <li>Defeated Robbie Sims (W10). <li>Defeated Murray Sutherland (W 10). <li>Defeated Andrew Maynard (KO 7). <li>Defeated Leslie Stewart (SD 10). <li>Defeated Donnie Lalonde (W12). <li>Won 44 (KO 28) + lost 8 (KO 5) + drawn 0 = 52 rounds boxed 322 KO% 53.85 <li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTK5jESK20Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTK5jESK20Q</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "Silent Strength" by Lloyd J. Ogilvie </strong></p> <p>"This book is about growing up hard and beating the odds. The author puts the reader into the story. It's true to life, very moving, and hard to put down."</p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Strength-Wisdom-Daily-Living/dp/1565073983"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/silents.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:23:37 +0000 ringsidebooks 248 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Peter "The Pride Of Providence" Manfredo, Jr. http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/peter_pride_providence_manfredo_jr <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/peterm.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Peter "The Pride Of Providence" Manfredo, Jr.">Peter "The Pride Of Providence" Manfredo, Jr.</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>NABO Light Middleweight & IBU Light Middleweight Champion <ul> <li>EBA Light Middleweight Champion. <li>Defeated Grady Brewer (W 8). <li>Defeated Mike McFail (TKO 8). <li>Defeated Anthony Bonsante (W 12). <li>Defeated Joey Gilbert (W 5). <li>Defeated Alfonso Gomez (W 7). <li>Defeated Scott Pemberton (TKO 3). <li>Defeated Joe Spina (YKO 3). <li>Defeated Donny McCrary (TKO 2). <li>Contestant on the NBC boxing reality television show "The Contender". <li>Competed in 165 amateur bouts, including a bronze medal-winning performance at the 2000 Eastern Olympic Trials. <li>The only boxer in New England history to receive the Outstanding Boxer Award at the Junior Olympics, as well as win the title for the Silver Mittens, the New England Golden Gloves and the New England Tournament of Championships. <li>won 31 (KO 16) + lost 6 (KO 2) + drawn 0 = 37 rounds boxed 203 : KO% 43.24 </ul> <li><a href="http://www.manfredojr.com/" target="_blank">http://www.manfredojr.com/</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell </strong></p> <p>"My favorite book is "Lone Survivor". It's a true story about a navy seal who was the lone survivor in a military operation in Afghanistan. I enjoyed the book because it showed what a true hero is and what happens when you prepare yourself through grueling training." </p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Survivor-Eyewitness-Account-Operation/dp/0316067601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233269471&sr=1-1"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/lone.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:04:09 +0000 ringsidebooks 247 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Willie DeWitt http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/willie_dewitt <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/willied.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Willie DeWitt">Willie DeWitt</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>Canadian Heavyweight Champion -- 1984-1988 <ul> <li>1984 Heavyweight Olympic Silver Medalist. <li>1982 Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion. <li>Defeated Henry Tillman (W 10). <li>Defeated Ken Lakusta (W 12) & ((KO 5). <li>Defeated Conroy Nelson (TKO 4). <li>Defeated Tony Morrison (W 10). <li>Currently practices criminal law in Canada. <li>DeWitt has a road which bears his name in Grande Prairie, Alberta. <li>won 20 (KO 13) + lost 1 (KO 1) + drawn 1 = 22 rounds boxed 118 : KO% 59.09 </ul><li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq3OJUUM9yM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq3OJUUM9yM</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand</strong></p> <p>"It's a long book, but "Atlas Shrugged" is one of my favorites. Not that I agree with everything in it, because I don't. I'm older now and wiser. I guess Rands' themes support what I learned as a fighter: If I worked hard, trained hard and had a strong work-ethic then I'd win. It usually worked out that way. I was reading this book when I was in my 20s during training. That book was the best of the bunch by Rand, but "The Fountainhead" was good too."</p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Shrugged-Ayn-Rand/dp/0452011876/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232580115&sr=1-12"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/shrugged.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Fri, 16 Jan 2009 03:08:25 +0000 ringsidebooks 246 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Alfonso Gomez http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/alfonso_gomez_0 <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/agomez.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Alfonso Gomez">Alfonso Gomez</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>Popular contestant on the NBC boxing reality television show "The Contender" <li>Defeated Peter Manfredo, Jr. (W 5). <li>Defeated James Brinkley (W 5). <li>Defeated Arturo Gatti (TKO 7). <li>Defeated Ben Tackie (W 10). <li>Had an amateur record of 80-10. <li>Managed by his father, an ex-boxer, Alfonso Gomez, Snr. <li>won 18 (KO 8) + lost 4 (KO 1) + drawn 2 = 24 rounds boxed 124 : KO% 33.33 </ul><li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDimX5fYY_I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDimX5fYY_I</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "A Desparate Cry" by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez</strong></p> <p>"My favorite books are "A Desparate Cry" by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez and "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Both knockout books."</p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/grito-desesperado-Desperate-cry-Spanish/dp/9687277009/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230660537&sr=1-10"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/cry.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:53:44 +0000 ringsidebooks 245 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Mickey "The Toy Bulldog" Walker http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/mickey_toy_bulldog_walker <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/mickeyw.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Mickey "The Toy Bulldog" Walker">Mickey "The Toy Bulldog" Walker</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>Welterweight Champion & Middleweight Champion <ul> <li>Fought for the Light-Heavyweight Championship. <li>Defeated Maxie Rosenbloom (W 10). <li>Defeated King Levinsky (W 10). <li>Defeated Paolino Uzcudun (W 10). <li>Drew with Jack Sharkey (D 15). <li>Defeated Johnny Risko (W 10). <li>Defeated Ed "Bearcat" Wright (W 10). <li>Defeated Ace Hudkins (W 10)(2 X). <li>Defeated Mike McTigue (TK0 1). <li>Defeated Paul Berlenbach (W 10). <li>Defeated Theodore "Tiger" Flowers (W 10). <li>Defeated Jack Britton (W 15). <li>Nat Fleischer ranked Walker as the #4 All-Time Middleweight. <li>Herb Goldman ranked Walker as the #4 All-Time Middleweight. <li>Elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1955. <li>Elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. <li>won 110 (KO 60) + lost 22 (KO 6) + drawn 5 = 165 rounds boxed 1253 : KO% 36.36 <li><a href="http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php/Mickey_Walker" target="_blank">http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php/Mickey_Walker</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "The Moon and Sixpence" by W. Somerset Maugham</strong></p> <p>"This was a book and movie based upon the life of the French painter, Gauguin, in Tahiti. I didn't know who Gauguin was but I read some of Maugham's earlier books. I met the writer at Billy DeBeck's apartment years earlier during The Roaring Twenties. The picture had a strange effect upon me...I envied this guy who could paint so beautifully. I envied his way of living. I pictured myself in his place. If only I could paint like that. Suddenly, I wanted to be an artist...That's the way it was in those days...I jumped from my seat...and headed straight for Kramer's art store on Bond Street...I wound up with an easel, palette, canvas sketch board, oil tubes, and a fistful of brushes...It set me back about $200. As I was about to leave, I turned to the clerk. 'Don't tell anyone about this...or I'll break your jaw.'" ("Mickey Walker--The Toy Bulldog & His Times", p. 275)</p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Sixpence-Dover-Value-Editions/dp/0486446026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231103051&sr=1-1"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/sixpence.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Sun, 04 Jan 2009 21:26:11 +0000 ringsidebooks 244 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com Nikolay Valuev "The Russian Giant" http://www.ringsidebooks.com/boxer/nikolay_valuev_russian_giant <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Name: <a href="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/nikolayv.jpg" rel="lightbox[box]" title="Nikolay Valuev "The Russian Giant"">Nikolay Valuev "The Russian Giant"</a></strong></p> <p><strong><ul>WBA Heavyweight Champion Dec 17 – 2007 Apr 14 & WBA Heavyweight Champion 2008 Aug 30 – present <ul> <li>Defeated John Ruiz (W 12) & (W 12). <li>Defeated Serguei Lyakhovich (W 12). <li>Defeated Monte Barrett (TKO 11). <li>Defeated Owen Beck (TKO 3). <li>Defeated Larry Donald (W 12). <li>Defeated Clifford Etienne (KO 3). <li>Defeated Attila Levin (TKO 3). <li>Defeated Pablo Vidoz (TKO 9). <li>Defeated Dicky Ryan (TKO 1). <li>Valuev is the tallest and heaviest man ever to hold a version of the World Heavyweight Championship. <li>Valuev has written a book in Russian called "My 12 Rounds", with the help of a prominent Russian journalist, Konstantin Osipov. <li>Valuev eats three kilos of meat daily. <li>won 49 (KO 34) + lost 1 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 51 rounds boxed 253 : KO% 66.67 </ul><li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqz_uf2rImE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqz_uf2rImE</a></ul></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy</strong></p> <p>"There are other ways of preparing for the fight. Sometimes I go walking, read books and watch a few Russian movies. I like reading Leo Tolstoy." </p></td> <td><a href="http://www.amazon.com/War-Peace-Vintage-Classics-Tolstoy/dp/1400079985/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229463417&sr=1-6"><img src="http://www.ringsidebooks.com/images/peace.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Boxing Hall of Fame--With Books "Updated Weekly!" Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:31:36 +0000 ringsidebooks 241 at http://www.ringsidebooks.com