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  1. Mayweather > Pac-man in fantasy tourney

    Michael Woods

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fans are often at odds on the message boards, with each crew maintaining that their guy has the better resume, and standing as an all-time great. It isn't often that they can find common ground, but author Thomas H...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  2. Rest in peace, Carmen Basilio

    Michael Woods

    The Chittenango Choo Choo's ride is done. Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio died of pneumonia in a Rochester hospital Wednesday at age 85. The man who won Fight of the Year honors in 1955 (for a win over Tony DeMarco for the welterweight crown), 1956 (...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  3. Rest in peace, Ray Bonti

    Michael Woods

    Welterweight Ray Bonti of Bayside didn't often tell his family when he was fighting, because he didn't want to worry them. Yes, the fighter was no Sugar Ray Robinson, and his record in three-plus years as a professional stands for the ages at 7-22...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  4. All hail Joe Gans, the first African-American champion

    Michael Woods

    The next time you see a fighter pull a No Mas, or gas out after the midway point of a championship scrap, please consider that Joe Gans, the first African American boxing titlist, had his hand raised after fighting Oscar "Battling" Nelson for 42 roun...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  5. Jake LaMotta To Attend NY Boxing Hall of Fame Dinner

    Michael Woods

    Jake "The Bronx Bull" LaMotta has confirmed his attendance Sunday, April 1 at the inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. LaMotta is now 90 ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  6. NY State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is April 1

    Michael Woods

    New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner April 1 The inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held Sunday, April 1 at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. "Sug...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  7. N.Y. Boxing Hall of Fame inductees announced

    Michael Woods

    Even the casually aware boxing fan might know there is a boxing Hall of Fame. There are two, actually, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., and the World Boxing Hall of Fame, located in Riverside, Calif. The Canastota Hall is ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011