Boxer Bobby Czyz faces resentencing for drunken driving
offenses (FEB 28) TRENTON, N.J. — Two-time world
champion boxer Bobby Czyz Jr. faces resentencing next month
on two drunken driving convictions, one of which under New
Jersey law would carry a sentence of six months in jail. But
a former lawyer for Czyz said Friday it is not clear whether
the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Famer should face the jail
time because of issues that were raised when a 1999 DWI
conviction in Bridgewater was resolved. Czyz was allowed to
be sentenced as first-time offender then because a prior
drunken driving plea, in 1998 in Old Bridge, did not conform
to court rules, said John Bruno, who represented the boxer
in 1999 and on a 2000 DWI charge in Bound Brook.....Copyrighted on Newsday
Bad Boy Boxer:
Paz picked up on Warrant.. Looks like the “law” caught up with Vinny Paz, 40,
of Warick, Rhode Island, when he was arrested at the Foxwoods
Resort Casino on charges of passing bad checks in Las Vegas.
The former 1987-88 IBF lightweight champion apparently wrote
some “hot” checks and had seven counts pending against him.
Jr. works out at the IBA gym...
Photos by Tony Rila
(FEB 25) Yesterday at the exclusive IBA gym, IBA
Light-Heavyweight Champion of the world Roy Jones Jr. had a
private workout at the facility. Roy is getting ready for his
March 1, fight at the Thomas & Mack Center, to take on John
Ruiz, who is defending his WBA Heavyweight title. The fight
will be seen on HBO Pay-Per-View.
St. John to be on Best
Damn sports Show on March 6th!
By Sue TL Fox
February 25, 2003
(FEB 25) Be on the lookout for Mia "The
Knockout" St. John to be a guest on the "Best Damn Sports Show"
televised on Fox Sports Net Thursday, March 6th. Mia will be
discussing the aftermath of the Martin fight and her upcoming fight on Fox.
Harding loses Pro Debut: But... Showtime is also big loser
By Sue TL Fox
February 23, 2003
(FEB 23) Last night on a
high profile card that featured mainliner Mike Tyson, in Memphis,
Tennessee, Showtime and the promoter of the event put on an untelevised “beginner's bout” four-round boxing match on the
undercard that featured former ice-skating princess Tonya Harding,
and her opponent, Samantha Browning. Browning trained for
this match with Harding for about a month or so. Harding
trained for a few months---neither one of them could have
beaten most of the amateurs in the sport, much less the pros
that are in the sport today. Full
by Howie Reed -February 23, 2003
HE came, he saw, he conquered and he did it all
in under a minute. That about sums up Mike Tyson's one punch
victory over Cliff Etienne. Fortunately I ate my popcorn while
waiting for the fight to begin or it would have been to late.
Maybe now the "experts" will shut the F up. For two weeks
we’ve read and heard from every segment of the population.
Mike shouldn’t fight----he’s not in shape. No difference he
Vacant IBA America's Cruiserweight Title! Photo by Rick Pineda
February 22, 2008
(FEB 22) Last
night at the Aladdin Resort, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kelvin "Konkrete"
Davis used a hard right hand to drop Brazil's Rogerio
Lobo at :42 seconds of the first round, to win the vacant
IBA America's Cruiserweight title. Davis is now 19-1-1 (15KO).
Weigh-in today in
Las Vegas: Davis to fight Lobo...
Photo by Rick Pineda
Tonight on Friday February 21, 2003 at the Aladdin Hotel, in
Las Vegas, Nevada, Duva Boxing and the Aladdin Hotel present
Kelvin Davis (18-1-1-13ko) and Rogerio Lobo (25-6-19KO)
for the vacant IBA America's cruiserweight title.
Briefs: McCain wants boxing probe
John McCain on Friday asked Nevada's
governor to look into possible conflict of interest violations
in the appointment of the son of a major boxing
promoter to ... Copyrighted Story on Record-Searchlight
Etienne now says he will not fight Tyson
(FEB 19) The
latest on the continuing saga of Mike Tyson and his supposed
boxing match set for February 22, in Memphis, Tennessee, is
that now that Tyson says he will fight Clifford Etienne after
canceling out, Etienne says he will not be fighting. Etienne
told news sources that he was dropping out as he is tired of
Tyson’s antics. Promoters have other opponents that can take
the fight on short notice, but they are hoping that Etienne
will have a change of mind. WBAN does not know if they plan
on keeping Tonya Harding on the card or not.
Tyson's Boxing Truck Jackknifes on I-55
(FEB 19) Mike Tyson says his fight
will go on as scheduled this weekend in Memphis -- but the
most crucial piece of equipment almost didn't make it.
Late Tuesday night, the truck and trailer transporting
Tyson's boxing ring from TKO Productions in New Orleans ran
off the interstate near McComb. The pickup truck was
pulling the trailer to Memphis when the driver lost control
The boxing equipment was tossed around a bit, but nothing
was seriously damaged. Copyrighted on TLBT-TV
by Howie Reed February 16, 2003
"Hi Howie, Just wanted you to know that I
enjoyed your last column. Keep up the good work...or whatever
it is that you do... Keep Happy. Larry." Name withheld to
protect the guilty. MOM always use to say, "Always
finish what you start." Full
Tyson-Etienne Fight Could be Off
(FEB 15) LAS VEGAS — Mike Tyson
doesn't feel well, has a bad back and hasn't set foot in the
gym since Wednesday. Still, his comeback fight with Clifford
Etienne remains on — at least for now. Copyrighted Story on
Kid Gavilan dies at age 77
(FEB 14) Former Welterweight champion, Kid Gavilan, born in
Camaguey, Cuba, on January 6, 1926, died at the age of 77
years old. Gavilan suffered a heart attack on Thursday, and
died at a Miami Hospital. Gavilan made fame when he became
regularly had televised fights fighting such greats as Sugar
Ray Robinson. His ending record before retiring was 107-30-6
(28), with a boxing career that spanned into 15 years in the
(FEB 12) On March 16, in Dallas, Texas on the Lou Savarese vs.
Kirk Johnson mainliner, Mia will be fighting on this card.
WBAN's insider reported that Mia will be televised on this
card. No opponent has been named at this time. .
Golden Boy turns boxing promoter
(FEB 12) By Vida en el Valle. Oscar De
La Hoya still has some big fights ahead of him, but he wants
to make sure he is prepared for life after boxing.
... Copyrighted Story on Vida en el Valle
Press Release: Pendarvis
Boxing Promotions - Saturday
night’s fight card in Boston cancelled(FEB 12) BOSTON, Mass.
– Saturday night’s (Feb. 15) scheduled "The Backyard Brawl"
pro boxing card at the National Guard Armory in Dorchester
(MA), featuring the comeback of Irish super middleweight Ray
Close, has been cancelled due to the site’s lack of
availability because an increased level (Orange) of security
has been declared. "It’s out of our control," promoter Doug
Pendarvis said. "I hope to reschedule the entire card."
Tonya Harding to make pro boxing debut on Tyson card
(FEB 11) NEW YORK (AP) - Former
Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding will make her professional boxing debut
Feb. 22 on a card featuring Mike Tyson in Memphis, Tenn....Copyrighted
Story on Canada.com
Max: Women's boxing has come a long way
(FEB 10) other. It disturbs me. Women's boxing was
difficult for me to get used to. Call me chauvinist or chivalrous -- it's up
to you. Apparently... Copyrighted Story on ESPN
by Howie Reed -February 9, 2003
I’LL bet ya that a lot of you out there have said, when there is a lull in
the conversation at the quiche and fondue party featuring a clever new white
wine, "Boy that Talkin Boxin column....Full Editorial
career over with loss to Etienne, says trainer(FEB 6) LAS VEGAS - Former world
heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson should consider
life outside the ring if he can't beat Clifford 'the Black
Rhino' Etienne... Copyrighted by New Zealand Herald
RUSSELL Crowe is headed to the boxing ring. (FEB 5) headlines for hot-tempered
altercations away from the cameras, the actor will show the
world his talent for throwing a punch when he portrays 1930s'
Copyrighted Story on News Interactive
Boxing announcer Bobby Czyz Jr.
charged with drunken driving
READINGTON, NJ - Boxing
commentator and former two-time world champion Bobby Czyz Jr.
has been charged with drunken driving. Czyz ...
Copyrighted Story on Miami Florida
Casamayor Moves Up (FEB
2) IBA world jr. lightweight champion Joel Casamayor
made it official earlier today that he will vacate his IBA 130
pound title and campaign at the lightweight division limit of
135 pounds. Casamayor, clearly one of boxing’s best, has set
his sights on IBA world champion Juan Lazcano and
Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year.
Lazcano Returns to El Pason on
(FEB 2) IBA World Lightweight
Champion Juan Lazcano returns to El Paso, Texas,
February 13 when he meets Radford Beasley in a twelve
rounder on this years second installment of HBO Latino. A win
for Lazcano makes him the logical choice to meet Floyd
Mayweather Jr. later this summer in what could prove to be a
fight of the year candidate.
by Howie Reed -February 2, 2003
NOT a day, week or month goes by
when I’m not asked, "Howie, how is it that you are able to do
such an outstanding job of covering the World of Boxing." My
answer is always the same "alacrity". There are those that
prefer "Smoke and Mirrors ". Full