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’.

Roy Jones Jr

Roy Jones Jr ‘Superman’, A Biography!

DOB: January 16, 1969 – Pensacola, FloridaGym(s): Pensacola, Florida. Roy Jones Jr Boxing – Las Vegas. RJJ boxing school – Moscow RussiaBoxing Career: Amateur, Professional, Trainer, Commentator, RapperNickname: ‘Superman’, ‘RJ’, ‘RJJ’ ‘Captain Hook’ Height: 5 Foot 11 inches. 180cmReach: 74 inches. 188cmStance: OrthodoxWeights fought at: Middleweight, Super middleweight, Light heavyweight, Cruiserweight, Heavyweight. Professional Record:  Total Fights: …

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James Toney

James Toney: ‘Lights Out’, A Biography!

DOB: August 24, 1968 – Grand Rapids, Michigan Gym: Kronk Gym, Detroit. Fortune Gym, Hollywood Boxing Career: Amateur, Professional, MMA Nickname: ‘Lights Out’  Height: 5 Foot 10 inches. 178cm Reach: 72 inches. 183cm Stance: Orthodox Weights fought at: Middleweight, Super middleweight, Light heavyweight, Cruiserweight, Heavyweight. Professional Record:  Total Fights: 90 Wins: 77 Wins by KO: …

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Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray Charles Leonard : A Biography

DOB: May 17, 1956 – Wilimington, North CarolinaGym: Palmer Park Recreation Centre & Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing GymLocation: Palmer Park, MarylandBoxing Career: Amateur, Professional, AnalystNickname: ‘Sugar Ray’ Height: 5 Foot 10 inches. 178cmReach: 74 inchesStance: OrthodoxWeights fought at: Lightweight, Light Middleweight, Middleweight, Super middleweight, Light heavyweight.Professional Record: Total Fights: 40Wins: 36Wins by KO: 25Losses: 3Draws 1Notable Fights: “The …

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Charley Goldman

Charley Goldman ‘Israel’: A Biography

DOB: December 21, 1888, Warsaw, Poland.RIP: November 11, 1968.Gym: Stillman’s Gym & CYO Gym.Location: New YorkBoxing Background: Amateur Boxer and Boxing Trainer.Notable Fighters: Lou Ambers, Marty Servo, Joey Archibald, and Rocky Marciano! Charley Goldman: Early Years Though Charley Goldman was born ‘Israel Goldman’ in Poland 1888, he grew up as ‘Charley’ in the tough Red Hook …

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Ignacio Beristain

Ignacio Beristain ‘Nacho’: A Biography

DOB: July 31, 1939 Actopan, Veracruz, MexicoGym: Romanza Gym (Opened 1992, Closed 2020 due to CoVid19)Location: Mexico CityBoxing Background: Amateur Boxer and Boxing Trainer.Notable Fighters: Daniel Zaragoza, Juan Manuel Marquez, Rafael Marquez, and Oscar De La Hoya! Ignacio Beristain: Early Years Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Beristain fell in love with boxing as child. He began his career as …

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Teddy Atlas

Theodore ‘Teddy’ Atlas’: A Biography

DOB: July 29th 1956Gym: ‘Catskill Boxing Club’Location: New York CityBoxing Background: Boxing Trainer, and SportscasterOrganisation: The Dr. Theodore Atlas FoundationNotable Fighters: Donny Lalonde, Barry McGuigan, Michael Moorer and Mike Tyson! Teddy Atlas – Interesting Early Years! Prior to his rise to fame, Theodore ‘Teddy’ Atlas has a very interesting backstory to say the least. His eclectic …

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Roger Mayweather

Roger Mayweather ‘Black Mamba’: A Biography

DOB: April 24, 1961 – March 17, 2020Gym: Mayweather Boxing ClubLocation: Las VegasBoxing Background: Professional Boxing Fighter, and TrainerOther Nickname: ‘The Mexican Assassin’Notable Fighters: He only needed one! But that one – Floyd Mayweather Jr. became unbeatable! Roger Mayweather: Early Life Roger Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The son of Theartha Mayweather Sr. and …

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Lou Duva

Lou Duva ‘The Face of 1000 Punches’: A Biography

DOB: May 28, 1922 – March 8, 2017Gym: ‘Stillman’s Boxing Gym’ and ‘Garden Gym’Location: New York CityBoxing Background: Boxing trainer, manager and boxing promoter and a little bit more!Notable Fighters: too many to mention! But how about Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Pernell Whitaker to start – amongst 19 total world champions! Lou Duva Boxing Background …

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