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NABF Belt is Great Title, From Don King and Ali, to Bobby Hitz and Taylor Duerr

NABF Belt is Great Title, From Don King and Ali, to Bobby Hitz and Taylor Duerr

NABF Belt is Great Title, From Don King and Ali, to Bobby Hitz and Taylor Duerr By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Staying in 1969 in the heavyweight division in the United States, the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) belt became a prominent title and springboard to establishing top contenders as being […]

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A Critical Analysis of Rematches Won and Lost by Roberto Duran

Roberto Duran Career

A Critical Analysis of Rematches Won and Lost by Roberto Duran By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Esteban DeJesus, Edwin Viruet, Pat Lawlor and Jorge Castro were later career rematches Panama’s “The Hands of Stone” Roberto Duran won. Sugar Ray Leonard (bout three), Vinnie Paz (Pazienza) and Hector Camacho were rematches Roberto […]

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Ex-World Champ Chris Eubank Mugged in London

Chris Eubank mugged

Ex-World Champ Chris Eubank Mugged in London By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent London, UK(October 16th, 2021)– The whole world knows parts of Mexico are not as safe as they used to be. Still, it was a major shock in July 2019 when muggers had the audacity in Mexico City to rob […]

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Missing From Boxing Press For Decades, Top Super Lightweight Steve Hearon is Located

Steve Hearon

Missing From Boxing Press For Decades, Top Super Lightweight Steve Hearon is Located By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   From Carlos Monzon to Clifford Etienne to James Page, some highly regarded boxers inside the ring, in life emerge outside the ring as nonfunctional in society in the long run. Such is […]

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The Boston Bomber Tony DeMarco, Italian World Welterweight Champion, Dies at 89

Tony DeMarco Dies

The Boston Bomber Tony DeMarco, Italian World Welterweight Champion, Dies at 89 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Boston, MA (October 14th, 2021)– The boxing world has lost an all-time. Hall of Fame great in Italian Paddy DeMarco.  Former World Welterweight champion Italian Tony “The Boston Bomber” DeMarco, also known as Leonardo […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Audley Harrison, TBI and the 2015 Comeback Which Never Was

Audley Harrison Comeback

RCM Historical Boxing: Audley Harrison, TBI and the 2015 Comeback Which Never Was By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Sydney Olympic Games 2000 Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist Audley Harrison, training for a final comeback attempt in 2015 after two years out of the ring, retired for good due to the effects of […]

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A Tribute to Pascual Perez, Argentina’s 4’11” Boxing Giant

Pascual Perez

A Tribute to Pascual Perez, Argentina’s 4’11” Boxing Giant By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent A native of Mendoza Argentina, Pascual Perez won a gold medal boxing at the 1948 London Olympics in the first post-World War II Olympic Games. A hero in Argentina, between 1952 and 1964, Perez had a professional […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Lloyd Honeyghan vs. Donald “Cobra” Curry

Curry vs. Honeyghan

  RCM Historical Boxing: Lloyd Honeyghan vs. Donald “Cobra” Curry By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Real Combat Media historical boxing often looks at great fights and crossroads fights. When Lloyd Honeyghan met Donald Curry on September 26, 1986, at Caesars Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Showtime, Donald […]

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It Wasn’t! Brizel Editorial Response to Boxing 24 7 Calling Tyson KO of Seldon a Dive

Brizel Seldons RCM

It Wasn’t! Brizel Editorial Response to Boxing 24 7 Calling Tyson KO of Seldon a Dive Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent *Photo Credit: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media   Rapper Tupac Shakur was in attendance, and got gunned down after leaving the brief bot at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Tale of Boxing Tigers

Real Combat Media Historical Boxing: Tale of Boxing Tigers By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  BoxRec currently lists 20 active boxers using the last name of Tiger, and 21 boxers using the nickname of Tiger. All of the current boxing Tigers are not noteworthy. However, in the professional boxing past, there were […]

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Larry Holmes and His Amazing Heavyweight Statistics

Robert Brizel Editorial: Larry Holmes and His Amazing Heavyweight Statistics Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  *Photo Credit: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Larry Holmes of Easton, Pennsylvania, the former World Boxing Council World Heavyweight champion known as the “The Easton Assassin”, holds two unique professional boxing statistics which will likely […]

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WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Sergio Palma of Argentina Dies at 65

WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Sergio Palma of Argentina Dies at 65 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Mar De La Plata, Argentina (July 1st, 2021)– Former World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight champion Sergio Victor Palma has died at age 65 on June 28, 2021, in Mar De La Plata, Argentina, after […]

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Blackpool Rock, British Heavyweight Champion Brian London Who Fought Ali, Dies at 87

Blackpool Rock, British Heavyweight Champion Brian London Who Fought Ali, Dies at 87 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent British Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Brian Sidney Harper London, known professionally as Brian London, “The Blackpool Rock”, who fought Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight title but was unsuccessful, has died […]

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Happy Birthday Champs! Roberto Duran and Mike Weaver Turn 70

Happy Birthday Champs! Roberto Duran and Mike Weaver Turn 70 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  June marks the birthdays of several noted boxers. On a happy note, two of the all-time memorable greats have reached 70 years old in good health and good spirits. On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the “Hands […]

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Former Top Heavyweight Contender Bernardo Mercado Dies of Cardiac Arrest at 69

Former Top Heavyweight Contender Bernardo Mercado Dies of Cardiac Arrest at 69 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Former number one heavyweight contender Bernardo Mercado of Columbia, who knocked out Trevor Berbick and Earnie Shavers to reach the number heavyweight contender position in March 1980, only to lose to Leon Spinks and […]

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Les Rackley Sr., New Zealand Trainer of Champions, Dies at 92

Les Rackley Sr., New Zealand Trainer of Champions, Dies at 92 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Wellington, New Zealand (June 5th, 2021)–  British welterweight boxer and noted boxing trainer Les Rackley Sr., who moved to New Zealand and trained boxers who won 55 New Zealand championships and 20 South Island championships, […]

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The Brooklyn Assassin, Lineal Super Welterweight Champion Keith Mullings, Dies at 53

The Brooklyn Assassin, Lineal Super Welterweight Champion Keith Mullings, Dies at 53 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Peekskill, NY (June 3rd, 2021)– Nicknamed “The Brooklyn Assassin”, former Lineal and World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight champion Keith Mullings died on May 29, 2021, at age 53. The passing of Mullings was […]

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Top Five All-Time Great Super Middleweights

Top Super Middleweights in History

Top Five All-Time Great Super Middleweights By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent The 168 pound super middleweight division, more than just a phantom or passing through division, has been the testing ground for both natural super middleweights, and middleweights moving up in weight class. Here is this reporter’s list of the all-time-favorites […]

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Female Heavyweight Boxing Champion Olga Domuladzhanova Dies of Coronavirus at 52

Olga Domuladzhanova

Female Heavyweight Boxing Champion Olga Domuladzhanova Dies of Coronavirus at 52 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent *Photo Credit: Moscow, Russia (May 15th, 2021)– Female heavyweight amateur Russian and World Boxing champion Olga Domuladzhanova, who won the female amateur heavyweight gold medal world boxing championship at Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France, in April 2001, died […]

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Old Archie Moore Was Older and Wiser Than He Looked

Archie Moorer Historical Boxing

Old Archie Moore Was Older and Wiser Than He Looked By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Through the looking glass of boxing time, “The Old Mongoose”, Archie Moore, was older and wiser than he looked. He actually held a share of the world heavyweight title later in his career, though this overlooked […]

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Say A Prayer For The Bronx Bomber, Middleweight Alex Ramos

Alex Ramos RCM

Say A Prayer For The Bronx Bomber, Middleweight Alex Ramos By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Nicknamed “The Bronx Bomber”,  former USBA middleweight titleholder and middleweight contender Alex Ramos is now in the fight of his life. Ramos, 39-10-2 with 24 knockouts between 1980 and 1994, is now suffering from dementia pugilistica, […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: From Hero to Heroin: The Last Days of Tony “El Torito” Ayala Jr.

Tony Ayala Jr

From Hero to Heroin: The Last Days of Tony “El Torito” Ayala Jr. By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Before his release from incarceration a final time, Tony “El Torito” Ayala Jr. pondered the option of a boxing comeback at age 51. Tony had lived and breathed the gym and rings of […]

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TEAM HOLYFIELD CLAIMS MIKE TYSON REJECTED 25 MILLION GUARANTEE TO FIGHT IN THE TRILOGY

Tyson vs. Holyfield 3

MIKE TYSON REJECTS $25,000,000 GUARANTEE TO FIGHT EVANDER HOLYFIELD AT HARD ROCK STADIUM IN MIAMI ON MAY 29th MIAMI (March 22, 2021) – Representatives of Evander Holyfield expressed frustration after Mike Tyson’s representatives refused to accept a $25,000,000 guarantee from Team Holyfield to participate in Tyson v Holyfield 3 at the Hard Rock Stadium to kick off […]

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Hearns Claims Hagler Died From Vaccination Aftereffects on Instagram, Hagler’s Wife Denies It  (But Won’t Reveal The Cause)

Hearns vs Hagler Top Rank photo

Controversy: Hearns Claims Hagler Died From Vaccination Aftereffects on Instagram, Hagler’s Wife Denies It  (But Won’t Reveal The Cause) By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Bartlett, New Hampshire (March 15th, 2021)– Controversy! Former multidivisional champion Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, on Instagram, has it former Hall of Fame legendary World Middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin […]

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Middleweight Champion and All-Time Great, Dies at 66

Marvin Hagler dies at age 66

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Middleweight Champion, and All-Time Great, Dies at 66 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   New York, NY (March 14th, 2021)– Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who succeeded the late Carlos Monzon of Argentina as the dominant force in the middleweight division as its world champion in the 1980s, whose reign […]

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Former World Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks Dies in Las Vegas at 67 – Career Video Highlights

Former World Heavyweight Champion Neon Leon Spinks Dies in Las Vegas at 67 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   Las Vegas, NV (February 7th, 2021)– Former World Heavyweight champion “Neon” Leon Spinks, who shocked the boxing world in 1978 when he won a 15 round split decision over Muhammad Ali to […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Anatomy of Muhammad Ali versus Lyle Alzado Fight Poster

Ali vs. Alzado Fight Poster

RCM Historical Boxing: Anatomy of Muhammad Ali versus Lyle Alzado Fight Poster By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Boxing posters, long a staple of many a boxing gym, are as much a part of sports memorabilia and Americana as most sports knickknacks. With the advent of computer technology, where sporting events are […]

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Latin Boxing Champion and Olympian Carlos Burga Dies of Coronavirus at 68

Carlos Burga

Latin Boxing Champion and Olympian Carlos Burga Dies of Coronavirus at 68 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Lima, Peru (January 23rd, 2021)– Latin American Peruvian amateur boxing champion Carlos Burga, who represented Peru at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, at welterweight, and served as Peru’s national amateur sports representative, later […]

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Exodus Boxing Promoter Anthony ‘Preacherman’ Mwamba , 1988 Olympian, Dies of Coronavirus at 61

Anthony 'Preacherman' Mwamba dies

Exodus Boxing Promoter Preachman Mwamba, 1988 Olympian, Dies of Coronavirus at 61 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Lusaka, Zambia (January 22, 2020)– One of Zambia’s few active boxing promoters, and active support of female boxing in his country, Exodus Boxing Promotions director Anthony ‘Preacherman’ Mwamba, passed away at age 61 on […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Rudy Clay, Brother of Muhammad Ali – The Forgotten Warrior

Rudy Clay

RCM Historical Boxing: Rudy Clay, The Forgotten Warrior By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Rudy Clay, AKA Rahman Ali, Muhammad Ali’s brother, is truly “the forgotten warrior” of professional boxing. Well-known boxing brothers involving at least one heavyweight, like Rudy Clay and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), include: Larry Holmes and Mark Holmes, […]

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Fred Levin of Square Ring, Manager of Roy Jones Jr., Dies of Coronavirus at 83

Fred Levin of Square Ring, Manager of Roy Jones Jr., Dies of Coronavirus at 83

Fred Levin of Square Ring, Manager of Roy Jones Jr., Dies of Coronavirus at 83 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Florida attorney and philanthropist Fred Levin, who founded Square Ring and co-managed and advised Roy Jones Jr. for much of his amateur and professional career with his late brother Stanley in […]

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