Matthew Heys

A fan and participator of more or less all sports up to University level from Burnley, England. I now write as a freelance sports journalist. Boxing, a sport which became a great passion of mine, and I an ardent follower of, after watching the mesmerising brutal power of a young 20 year old who would go onto be known as ‘the baddest man on the planet’.

Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson – “The Hawk”: A Biography! 

Professional Record:  Notable Fights: Julian Jackson vs Mike McCallum, Julian Jackson vs Baek In-Chul, Julian Jackson vs Terry Norris, Julian Jackson vs Herold Graham, Julian Jackson vs Dennis Milton, Julian Jackson vs Gerald McClellan I and II. Overview  Julian Jackson is a former professional boxer who was born in St Thomas, the U.S Virgin Islands, fought …

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Kostya Tszyu

Kostya Tszyu – A Biography! 

Professional Record:  Overview  Kostya Tszyu or Konstantin Borisovich Tszyu to give him his full birth name, is a professional boxer who was born in Serov, inthe USSR (former Soviet Union) before he emigrated to Australia in 1992. KostyaTszyu’s professional career spanned 13 years from 1992 – 2005 during which time he held multiple light-welterweight world …

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Shane Mosley

Shane Mosley “Sugar”: A Biography!

DOB: September 7, 1971 – Lynwood, California, United States.Nationality: American. Gym(s): Pomona Gym.Location: California. Coaches: Jack Mosley (his father) until 2004, Naazim Richardson from 2007. Boxing Career: Amateur, Professional. Nicknames: “Sugar”. Height: 5 Foot 9 inches. 175cm. Reach: 74 inches. 188cm. Stance: Orthodox. Weights fought at: Lightweight, Welterweight, Light middleweight. Professional Record:  Total Fights: 61 …

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Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto “Juanito”: A Biography! 

DOB: January 29, 1980 – Providence, Rhode Island, United States.Nationality: Puerto Rican. Gym(s): Bairoa Gym.Location: Caguas, Puerto Rico. Coaches:  Evangelista Cotto his Uncle (2001 – 2009) Emmanuel Steward (2010 – 2011)  Pedro Diaz (2011 – 2012) Freddie Roach (2013 – 2017) Boxing Career: Amateur, Professional, Promoter. Nicknames: ‘Juanito’. Height: 5 Foot 7 inches. 170cm. Reach: …

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Barry McGuigan

Barry McGuigan (MBE): A Biography!

DOB: February 28, 1961 – Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland.Nationality: Irish, British Citizen. Gym(s): Wattlebridge Boxing Club, Smithboro Boxing Club, Immaculata Boxing Club. Location: Belfast. Manager: Barney Eastwood Coaches: Eddie Shaw Boxing Career: Amateur, Professional, Boxing Pundit, Promoter. Nicknames: ‘The Clones Cyclone’. Height: 5 Foot 6 inches. 168cm. Reach: 70 inches. 178cm. Stance: Orthodox. Weights fought at: …

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Felix Trinidad

Felix Trinidad “Tito”: A Biography!

DOB: January 10, 1973 – Fajardo, Puerto Rico.Gym(s): His Fathers – Felix Trinidad Sr.Location: Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico. Manager & Trainer: Felix Trinidad Sr. Boxing Career: Amateur, Professional. Nicknames: ‘Tito’. Height: 5 Foot 11 inches. 180cm. Reach: 72 inches. 183cm. Stance: Orthodox. Weights fought at: Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight. Professional Record:  Total Fights: …

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Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins Jr “The Executioner”: A Biography! 

DOB: January 15, 1965 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.Gym(s): State Correctional Institution, Graterford, Pennsylvania.Location: Graterford, Pennsylvania. Manager & Trainer(s) English ‘Bouie’ Fisher  & Naazim Richardson.  Boxing Career: Amateur, Professional. Nicknames: ‘The Executioner’, ‘The Alien’. ‘B-Hop’. Height: 6 Foot 1 inches. 185cm. Reach: 71 inches. 180cm. Stance: Orthodox. Weights fought at: Middleweight, Light heavyweight. Professional Record:  …

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Pernell Whitaker

Pernell Whitaker “Sweat Pea!”: A Biography

DOB: January 2, 1964 – Norfolk, Virginia. United States. Died: July 14, 2019.Gym(s): ‘Gym – Waering’s gym.Location: Virginia Beach. Trainer(s) Lou Duva, George Benton, Bobby Waering. Boxing Career: Amateur, Professional, Boxing trainer. Nicknames: ‘Sweet Pea’. Height: 5 Foot 6 inches. 168cm. Reach: 69 inches. 175cm. Stance: Southpaw. Weights fought at: Lightweight, Light welterweight, Welterweight, Light …

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