Evander Holyfield: How Being Robbed In The Ring Helped Him Make Millions

During the 1984 Olympics boxing star Evander Holyfield was cheated out of the gold medal.  With 3 big KOs he made it to the semi-finals where he face Kevin Barry of New Zealand.

It was during the second round of the semi-final that Holyfield was disqualified. Referee Gligorije Novicic may have called for a “break” right as Holyfield was landing a hook as part of a combo, that hook floored Barry. Barry was not able to continue and Evander was disqualified.

After the fight the referee raised Barry’s hand, Barry then walked over to Holyfield and raised his hand, showing the world who really won. In fact during the gold medal ceremony, Anton Josipovic of Yugoslavia who won the gold, pulled Holyfield to the top of the podium to join him during the ceremony.

Now 28 year later Holyfield talks about being cheated out of that gold medal.

Amir Khan & Freddie Roach Talk Peterson & Guerrero Fight

Amir Khan will enter the ring Dec 10th to face Lamont Peterson on HBO. One fight that Amir may take down the like is vs Robert Guerrero.

Boxing Standout Gato Figueroa Jr.: Mayweather Is King of Boxing

While in NY EsNewsReporting caught up with boxing prospect Gato Figueroa Jr. (20-3-1  13 KOs)  who is behind ‘Can’t Stop Wont Stop Not a Saying But a Movement’ you can follow Gato on Twitter @NoOneStopsGato

Boxing Legends: Holmes, Holyfield & Others Pick Winner of Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Boxing legends such as Larry Holmes, Evander Holyfield and others were asked by EsNewsReporting to pick the winner of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight. Check out this video.

Abner Mares Puts On A Clinic To Win IBF Bantamweight Belt

ANAHEIM, Calif.– In the first defense of his International Boxing Federation bantamweight world title, Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KOs) left little doubt this time that he is still the IBF king at 118 pounds with an electrifying unanimous decision over Joseph King Kong Agbeko (28-4, 22 KOs) in the main event Saturday night on SHOWTIME®.

Abner Mares Oscar De La Hoya Don King and Joseph Agbeko







Mares, of Hawaiian Gardens , Calif. , by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, also took home the World Boxing Council Silver bantamweight belt with scores of 118-110 on all three judges’ scorecards in the 12-round rematch of their controversial August fight which Mares won by majority decision in Las Vegas.


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