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Cunningham Adamek IBF Eliminator Fight Preview

Cunningham Adamek IBF Eliminator Fight Preview By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent *All Photos Copyright Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved  Newark, NJ (December 17, 2012) — In a rematch of their December 2008 cruiserweight title bout in which Tomasz Adamek put Steve Cunningham on the canvas three times, and emerged as […]

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Joseph Awinonya speaks with Real Combat Media

Joseph Awinonya speaks with Real Combat Media

  Trainer Joseph Awinonya, and The Dreams of The African Assassin  By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  New York, NY (December 17, 2012)– Dreams are why we keep fighting, dreams are why we keep believing…from the 2011 cable television movie ‘Dreams’ co-starring Joseph Awinonya. Awinonya can be seen from 2:08 to 2:30 in the […]

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Kratingdaenggym Tragedy: HIV / AIDS and Boxing

  Kratingdaenggym Tragedy: HIV / AIDS and Boxing By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  New York, NY (December 17, 2012)– According to the late former World Heavyweight champion and New York State Athletic Commissioner Floyd Patterson, “Because of the very nature of boxing, the risk of HIV transmission from blood-to-blood contact is (always) there.  […]

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See Skeletons! 22-0 Edmund Gerber Exposed by Sprott in Rematch

See Skeletons! 22-0 Edmund Gerber Exposed by Sprott in Rematch  By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  Hamburg, Germany (December 15th, 2012)–It ain’t over till the fat lady sings. When a fighter gets exposed, the skeletons are laughing and its Halloween all over again. And continue to be exposed heavyweight pretender contenders shall me. My […]

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Punching Policeman Frankie Filippone Eyes NABA USA Title

Punching Policeman Frankie Filippone Eyes NABA USA Title By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  New York, NY (December 15th, 2012)–Italian super middleweight boxer Frankie ‘The Freight Train’ Filippone is a Master Police Officer with the Virginia Beach Virginia Police Department. Also known as ‘The Punching Policeman’, Filippone has been featured as a headline fighter […]

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Danny Garcia versus Zab Judah WBA & WBC Fight Preview

Danny Garcia versus Zab Judah WBA & WBC Fight Preview By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent *All photos Copyright Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved Brooklyn, NY (December 14th, 2012)– Styles make fights. It all boils down to the preparations, getting ready in the gym, and coming up with the right game plan. If you asked […]

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AYALA AND STEVENS IN JANUARY 19th FIGHT NIGHT CO-FEATURE

AYALA AND STEVENS IN JANUARY 19th FIGHT NIGHT  CO-FEATURE

  AYALA AND STEVENS TO MEET IN JANUARY 19th FIGHT NIGHT  CO-FEATURE AT MOHEGAN SUN TOTOWA, NJ – Main Events announced today that middleweights Elvin Ayala and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens  will meet in the 10-round co-feature bout on the next nationally televised edition Fight Night on NBC Sports Network, January 19, 2013. The anticipated meeting […]

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Harold Lederman, HBO’s Best and Finest

  Harold Lederman, HBO’s Best and Finest By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent New York, NY (December 14, 2012)– At 81 years old, Home Boxing Office’s most experienced boxing analyst of 35 years, Larry Merchant, will call his last fight card on December 15, 2012. With the loss of the late HBO commentator Emmanuel […]

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Why Pacman Pacquiao Lost to Marquez: Post Fight IV Review

  Why Pacman Pacquiao Lost to Marquez: Post Fight IV Review By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  New York, NY (December 13th, 2012)– Juan Manuel Marquez beat Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao because Pacquiao went all out for a knockout. That is the wrong thing Pacquiao did. If Paquiao had just boxed Marquez in their fourth […]

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What Happened To Super Middleweight Donavan George?

What Happened To Super Middleweight Donavan George? By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  *Photo Copyright Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved With a record of 23-3-1, with 20 knockouts, Chicago, Illinois super middleweight Don ‘Da Bomb’ George, at age 28, seems to have missed the boat in his quest for a world […]

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On Camaraderie at Ringside and in Life

On Camaraderie at Ringside and in Life By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  New York,NY (December, 13th, 2012)– It was nice to see every star from Billy Joel to Bruce Springsteen to The Who get together in the Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. The spirit of friendship, fellowship and camaraderie in […]

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Al Ice Cole’s 22 Year Ring Journey

  Al Ice Cole’s 22 Year Ring Journey By: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1964, the 22 year cruiserweight and heavyweight journey of the man they call ‘Ice’, Al Cole, began quietly in 1989, when Cole stopped Lorenzo Thomas in the third round of his professional debut […]

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Chicago Lightweight Contender Johnny Lira Dies at 61

      Chicago Lightweight Contender Johnny Lira Dies at 61 By: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent *Photo Copyright Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved New York, NY (December 12th, 2012)– Colorful and controversial Chicago lightweight contender Johnny Lira, who was ranked number one by the WBA and was undefeated in his first […]

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Luis Collazo speaks with RCM and calls out Miguel Cotto

    Ex-WBA Welterweight Champ Luis Collazo Calls Out Miguel Cotto By: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent   Queens, NY– In an exclusive ringside interview with Real Combat Media during a boxing card at Resorts New World Casino in Queens, New York, on Saturday evening, December 8, 2012, former World Boxing Association Welterweight champion […]

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Virgil Hill Happy To Be in Boxing Hall of Fame, Among Eleven 2013 Inductees

  Virgil Hill Happy To Be in Boxing Hall of Fame, Among Eleven 2013 Inductees By: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent   Canastota, NY (December 11th, 2012)–Reached by telephone Saturday night while on the West coast before the start of the Juan Manuel Marquez versus Manny Pacquiao boxing card in Las Vegas, Virgil ‘Quicksilver’ […]

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Vinny Maddalone Kayoes The Bear

Vinny Maddalone Kayoes The Bear

    Vinny Maddalone Kayoes The Bear By: Robert Brizel- Ringside  Flushing, NY– According to internet sports commentator and publicist Marc Abrams, “Some cats like Vinny Maddalone have nine lives.” A thirty eight year old heavyweight, Vinny Maddalone, now 36-8, 27 knockouts, Flushing, Queens, New York, has enjoyed a consistent ring career with particular resilience. […]

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Pacquiao Marquez IV Preview and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Next Move

Pacquiao Marquez IV Preview and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Next Move By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  Las Vegas, NV (December 8, 2012)– On Saturday night, December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao will face Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth and final confrontation in the […]

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Paul Williams, The Forgotten Warrior

Paul Williams, The Forgotten Warrior By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent  New York, NY (December 7, 2012)– The famous names of boxing, oh how quickly they fade into obscurity. Joe Frazier, Emmanuel Steward, Angelo Dundee, Hector Camacho, Bert Sugar, Arturo Gatti, gone but not forgotten, and then slowly but surely much forgotten. Then there are […]

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Andre Rozier Speaks on Dominguez, Jacobs, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and More

  Andre Rozier Speaks on Dominguez, Jacobs, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and More By: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent   New York, NY (December 7, 2012) See at far right in the photo, trainer, adviser, spiritual leader, and cornerman of Havoc Boxing Promotions, and the President and founder of Havoc Boxing Gear, Andre Rozier is […]

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Whatever happened to Sergio Martinez’s Trainer Gabriel Sarmiento?

  Whatever happened to Martinez Trainer Gabriel Sarmiento? By Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent *Photo Copyright Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved New York, NY (December 6th, 2012)–Sergio Gabriel Martinez may be universally recognized as the Middleweight champion of the world, but for much of his career, a mysterious man with sunglasses […]

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Is Tito Bracero Next For Danny Garcia after Judah?

Is Tito Bracero Next For Danny Garcia after Judah?

Is Tito Bracero Next For Danny Garcia after Judah?   By: Robert Brizel   Brooklyn, NY (December 6, 2012)–On the undercard of a seven bout card at Roseland Ballroom in New York City this past October, light welterweight contender Gabriel ‘Tito’ Bracero of Brooklyn won an eight round unanimous decision over Erick ‘La Maquina’ Cruz of […]

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One-Handed Boxer Shatters Boxing Stereotypes

One-Handed Boxer Shatters Boxing Stereotypes By: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Correspondent After watching a one-handed cruiserweight boxer win in Brooklyn, as a boxing writer I have to wonder……should professional boxing have a handicap division? “Anything is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself,” is the viewpoint of 33 year old boxer Michael […]

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Irish Seanie Monaghan is on the Rise

Irish Seanie Monaghan is on the Rise By Robert Brizel, Ring Combat Media Correspondent   This past October 2012 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, Lou DiBella fighter Irish Seanie Monaghan successfully defended his World Boxing Council Continental Americas Light Heavyweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over rough tough experienced Pennsylvania trial […]

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Restless Shane Mosley Wants To Fight Malignaggi

Restless Shane Mosley Wants To Fight Malignaggi By: Robert Brizel *Photo copyright Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved Pictured: Paulie and Robert Brizel at Ringside In June 2012, Sugar Shane Mosley retired from the professional boxing ring. Six months later, Mosley has been making comeback noises and has stated who he wants to […]

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Cruiserweight Willie Herring Speaks on Silgado versus Lebedev WBA Bout

Cruiserweight Willie Herring Speaks on Silgado versus Lebedev WBA Bout

        Cruiserweight Willie Herring Speaks on Silgado versus Lebedev WBA Bout By Robert Brizel *All photos copyright Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved On December 17, 2012, at Crocus City Hall, Myakanino, Russia, Columbian boxer Santander ‘Demolition Man’ Silgado, 23-0, 18 knockouts, now fighting out of Brooklyn, New York and […]

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Undefeated Sadam Ali Needs a Step Up Fight

  Sadam Ali Needs a Step Up Fight   By: Robert Brizel   Sadam ‘ World Kid’ Ali, the ex-Junior Olympic champion, has a record of 16-0. Sadam’s recent destruction of journeyman Ronnie Warrior Jr., who he knocked out in the second round, proved solidly he is a hard hitter. However, Sadam remains untested in […]

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Light Middleweight Prospect Alantez Fox to Fight Jimmy LeBlanc

Light Middleweight Prospect Alantez Fox to Fight Jimmy LeBlanc By: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media and Boxing 360 Correspondent Unbeaten Maryland light middleweight prospect Alantez Fox, now 7-0-1, coming off a draw against Frank Galarza at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Raceway this past September 22 against Frank Galarza, will next fight veteran Jimmy LeBlanc […]

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Osumanu Adama to Defend USBA Middleweight Title Against Findley

Osumanu Adama to Defend USBA Middleweight Title Against Findley

  Osumanu Adama to Defend USBA Middleweight Title Against Findley By: Robert Brizel *Photo copyright: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved According to his trainer, Joseph Awinongya, “Osumanu is in shape.”According to middleweight contender Osumanu Adama, “I’m ready to fight anybody. I’m a boxer, that’s what I train for.” Osumanu Adama of Ghana […]

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WBA NABA Champ Dorin Spivey Challenges Ricky Burns and Richard Abril

WBA NABA Champ Dorin Spivey Challenges Ricky Burns and Richard Abril

      WBA NABA Champ Dorin Spivey Challenges Ricky Burns and Richard Abril By: Robert Brizel   *Photo copyright: Robert Brizel,Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved    World Boxing Association number eight world lightweight contender Dorin Spivey, the current North American Boxing Association Lightweight champion, issued a challenge to WBO Lightweight champion Ricky Burns […]

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Spanish Harlem Says Goodbye to Hector Macho Camacho

Spanish Harlem Says Goodbye to Hector Macho Camacho By: Robert Brizel *Photo copyright: Robert Brizel,Real Combat Media, All Rights Reserved New York, NY– A carriage drawn by white horses made its way slowly through Hector Camacho’s old Manhattan neighborhood, where residents lined the streets. Outside of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in the El Barrio […]

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