Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla Climbs Into a Boxing Ring

It’s a royal knock out! Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla climbs into a boxing ring with a squad of muscular soldiers (but doesn’t end up on the ropes) She inspected the soldiers who had lined up to wait for her to arrive before being shown into the training gym....

Mike Tyson at Glory 19 – Post Fight

There is no other way to say it than to state the obvious: Mike Tyson is a fighting icon. Bearing witness to the crowds that flocked to him at Embassy Suites Hampton Roads Hotel and the Hampton Coliseum this past weekend (Feb. 6, 2015) at GLORY 19 … it is a sight unlike any...

Poster for Mike Tyson’s Fight Against Tony Tubbs.

1988-03-21 : Mike Tyson 216¼ lbs beat Tony Tubbs 238¼ lbs by TKO at 2:54 in round 2 of 12 Location: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan Referee: Arthur Mercante Judge: Larry Rozadilla 9-10 Judge: Ken Morita 10-10 Judge: Masakazu Uchida 10-9 Ring Announcer: Michael Buffer Aired On: HBO World...

Amateur Boxer Magazine 1984

I compiled a 24–3 record as an amateur and turned professional in 1985. D’Amato taught me a peekaboo boxing style, with hands held close to his cheeks and a continuous bobbing motion in the boxing ring that made his defense almost impenetrable. At 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 metres)...

DEA Turns To Schools In Battle To Curb Drugs

I was proud to join the DEA in an anti-drug campaign back in 1987. Here’s the story: It was one of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s most stunning drug busts that convinced its administrator, John C. Lawn, that arresting drug smugglers – no matter how big –...

Tulsa Celebrity Fight Night April 23, 2015

Tulsa Celebrity Fight Night to Host Inaugural Black Tie Gala to Benefit Make-A-Wish Oklahoma Tulsa Celebrity Fight Night (TCFN) is a star-studded action packed annual world-class event. TCFN will present some of the world’s greatest Boxing Champions, Hollywood Movie Stars and a...

I Carried the Water Bottle for the Champ

Edwin Rosario vs Juan Nazario – Chicago 1987 When was the last time you saw the Heavyweight Champion of the World work the corner of a fighter? AND hold the water bottle and spit bucket!! My managers had a sensational fighter, Lightweight Titleholder Edwin “El Chapo” Rosario....

Mike Tyson Debuts on Glory 19 as Color Man

Mike Tyson made his debut as color for kickboxing on the Glory 19 card held at the Hampton Arena in Virginia. Mike’s comments brought his vast knowledge of boxing into the world of kickboxing. The big Rico Verhoeven vs. Errol Zimmerman Heavyweight title fight ended not with a...

“Sparring Must Simulate the Fight” – Cus D’amato

Here’s a shot of me sparing in Catskill in 1986. Cus knew that in order to be the best possible fighter it’s important to spar exactly as if it were a real fight. The punches, the head motion, the intensity, everything, must be executed just as if I was fighting for the...

A Very Young Robert Downey Jr. with Mike Tyson 1986

The spring of 1986 was a sensational time for me. I was coming off the victories over Reggie Gross and Mitch green at Madison Square Garden. When there was no fighting or training I would stay in the city at Steve Lott’s apartment. Many times I would visit Columbus Café owned by...