Articles by author: Michael Marley(393 results)

Roman Martinez, Mikey Garcia Eager To Trade Punches

WBO super featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez (27-1-2, 16KOs), and undefeated Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27KOs), are eager to trade punches. Discussions are ongoing to match them in the fall. Garci...Read More

Don King: They Want the Black Guy Out the White House

Controversial fight promoter Don King may be many things but no one can accuse him of being a political fence sitter. In prior elections, the combative King has described himself as "versatile and ...Read More

Roach: I'll Pay Pacquiao To Drop Sparmates on Their Ass!

Coach Freddie Roach was in an ebullient mood at Wednesday's Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao press conference at the sparkling Edison Ballroom off Times Square. This was, of course, before the ba...Read More

Mike Tyson's Broadway Show Receiving Rave Reviews

He's got the chops, this Mike Tyson guy, reallly does. Notice I said "chops" and not "chomps" as on that night in Las Vegas when Don King and I stood stunned in the ring at the MGM and whispered to...Read More

Michael Dokes, Former Champ, Passes Away at 54

Former world heavyweight champion Michael "Dynamite" Dokes, blessed by natural boxing talent but cursed by a wicked addiction to cocaine, died early Sunday morning at his family home in Akron, Ohio. ...Read More

Tyson Feeling Fight Night Butterflies With Broadway Run

Iron Mike Tyson never got full credit for his hand and foot speed in his younger days in the ring. Despite his blazing punches and nimble feet, Tyson was somewhat miscast as a mechanical KO puncher...Read More

Errol Spence Gives Hope To Hometown Gym In Dallas

By Michael Marley - If you learn anything after decades of sports-writing, you learn that the "grabber" is more often than not who won and who lost the fight, the game or the race. It's the story behi...Read More

Robert Garcia Discusses Ortiz Cutting Ties With Danny

World class trainer and former IBF junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia said Thursday that the firing of his brother, Danny, as trainer of Vicious Victor Ortiz has no bearing on family relations....Read More

Michael Dokes - Former Champ is Fighting Cancer Battle

Former world heavyweight champion Michael Marshall "Dynamite" Dokes is fighting the good fight but his opponent may be unbeatable. Dokes, who will turn age 54 in August, is said to be in "the later...Read More

Arum on Ortiz Upset: We've Got September 15 Alone Now!

Minutes after "Vicious" Victor Ortiz informed referee Jack Reiss that he was not able to continue his grueling Los Angeles war against Josesito Lopez, Top Rank president Todd duBoef got a text message...Read More

Top Rank: We Reserved Sept. 15 First, Not Golden Boy

The stakes are very high for September 15th in Las Vegas. With only two miles of driving distance between them, two high profile pay-per-views will go head to head. On one end, at the MGM Grand, S...Read More

Arum Downs Steward's Concern Over Chavez Jr. Doping

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, the promoter for WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., said Monday night that Andy Lee's co-manager and trainer, Emanuel Steward, is all wet in asserting that Cha...Read More

Arum, DiBella Throw Some Water on Chavez-Lee Dispute

Another weekend, another important fight, another controversy. Last Saturday, we had the odious split decision in Las Vegas which gave Timothy Bradley a completely undeserved split decision victory...Read More

Badou Jack KO'd in His Legal Pursuit To Shed Managers

Badou Jack, that is aka Badou "The Ripper" Jack, unbeaten (10-0, 8 KOs) light heavyweight prospect of Swedish and Gambian origin and who was "discovered" in Sweden by two time former world heavyweight...Read More

Chavez-Lee May Head To Toyota Center or Alamodome

Let's call this incredible blunder exactly what it is, a black eye for so called higher education. Just an hour before a Tuesday afternoon press conference at the Sun Bowl at the University of Texa...Read More

Arum Doesn't Expect Pacquiao To Fight at Marquez's Age

When he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2009, a completely frustrated Juan Manuel Marquez looked like a weary veteran fighter heading for boxing's dustbin. There were times when Mayweather made Marquez...Read More

Arum Erupts Over JuanMa Lopez's One Year Boxing Ban

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is standing with his fighter Juan Manuel Lopez in reaction to a one year ban handed down Tuesday morning by the boxing commission in Puerto Rico. Lopez was given a one year ban...Read More

Jake LaMotta, Age 90, Still Knocking Out The Punch Lines

Instead of acting like his "Raging Bull" persona, 90 year old ring legend Jake LaMotta reprised his second career, standup comedian on Sunday afternoon at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, Queens....Read More

Lederman: Mayweather Jr. Should Fight Martinez, at MSG

His detractors continue to accuse Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. of ducking and dodging Manny Pacquiao. In all fairness, a loud minority of fight fans blame Pacman for the Floyd-Manny fight not coming t...Read More

Garcia: Pacquiao Beats Bradley, Then Rios Wants Him

Highly regarded boxing trainer Robert Garcia always has his suitcase packed. Finding time to unpack, well that’s a different story. Here's Garcia's air itinerary this week, Miami, Los Angeles, N...Read More