Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach has predicted that a boxing match between undefeated former five division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Conor McGregor is on the cards for the future. While an MMA fighter has never before crossed the boundary to take on a professional boxer in the ring, the match has … [Read more...] about McGregor v. Mayweather in the Cards?
On June 11, Irishman Kevin McBride will square off against two-time World Champion Mike Tyson. The bout is set to take place at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. It will be a comeback fight for Tyson and a chance to redeem himself since his loss to the U.K.'s Danny Williams on July 30 last year. For McBride, it will have to be the fight of his life. While McBride was born in … [Read more...] about The Clones Colossus to Take on Iron Mike
On Thursday, August 14th, a massive power blackout paralyzed much of the Northeast. But that didn't keep hundreds of well-wishers from gathering at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Connecticut, the following night to pay their respects to "Irish" Micky Ward. American culture is geared toward superstars and blockbusters. Ward is an anomaly: a gritty club fighter from Lowell, … [Read more...] about Micky Ward Says Good-Bye
Irish Mickey goes one more round. ℘℘℘ Micky Ward fought a great fight against his longtime boxing rival Arturo Gatti on June 7. Known ringside as "Irish" and "Thunder," the two fought their third and final match before a sellout crowd in Atlantic city. Ward lost in a unanimous decision, but managed to knock Gatti down in round 6 and nearly got him down in round 9. But Gatti … [Read more...] about Micky Ward’s Last Fight
"Irish" Mickey Ward takes on Arturo Gatti again for $1.2 million ℘℘℘ Mickey Ward is a fighter. That's the first thing to know about him. Outside the ring, he's soft spoken and likeable. Inside the squared circle, he's something else. On May 18, 2002, Ward stepped into the ring against Arturo Gatti. It was a memorable fight marked by unremitting punishment and an extraordinary … [Read more...] about The Fighting Irish