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Jimmy Ellis : The Forgotten Champ

When people think of a former World Heavyweight Champion they think of the greats like Muhammad Ali , Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Max Schmeling and the list goes on. One name you won’t hear though is that of Jimmy Ellis.

Ellis , a native of Louisville,  Kentucky, started boxing as an amateur after watching a friend box the one and only Muhammad Ali on a televised amateur show called “Tomorrow’s Champions”. After watching his friend ( Donnie Hall) lose, Jimmy Ellis thought he had what it took to be a fighter. He followed his friend to Louisville’s Columbia Boxing Gym where he started his amateur career under the coaching of a police officer called Joe Martin. Ellis was no doubt a talent, notching up a very impressive amateur record winning 59 of his 66 fights. He fought Ali twice as an amateur, losing the first and winning the second. He was a Golden Gloves Champion and no doubt was a big prospect as he turned pro in 1961. Continue reading

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Jennings Maintains Unbeaten Record Against Szpilka

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Bryant Jennings improved his professional boxing record to 18-0-10 KOs on his HBO debut on Saturday night.

Jennings took on fellow unbeaten heavyweight Arthur Szpilka of Poland, who boasted a 16-0-12 KOs record , at Madison Square Garden on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia vs Juan Carlos Burgos bout. Continue reading

IBF Order Froch To Face Groves Again

The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has ordered Carl Froch to face George Groves within 90 days or face been stripped of his Super-middleweight title.

Froch and Groves were involved in one of the best and most controversial boxing bouts in Britain in recent years. Groves had out-boxed Froch for most of the fight before being controversially stopped in the 9th round in their November 23rd clash last year. Continue reading

Boxing : Pascal Overcomes Bute In Montreal

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NABF light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal out-pointed former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute over twelve rounds claiming the vacant WBC diamond championship in the process.

The Bell Center in Montreal, Canada was packed out as both boxers wanted to claim bragging rights at their adopted home. Pascal (29-2-1, 17KOs) from Haiti,boxing out of Quebec, claimed the decision over Lucian Bute (31-2, 24KOs) from Romania, also boxing out of Quebec. Continue reading

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