Earlier today, the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) announced that Tony DeMarco (58-12-1, 33 KOs) would be inducted with the Class of 2019. Induction weekend will take place June 6-9 of next year at the IBHOF’s headquarters in Canastota, NY. A resident of Boston’s North End neighborhood, DeMarco, known throughout the boxing world as “The F...

Being a professional boxing commentator is all about picking up on the patterns of the fight, the subtle stuff, and assessing how fighters should adjust their approach before it even happens. So says Paulie Malignaggi, who works as a boxing analyst for Showtime and Sky Sports, and who also used to work for Fox Sports 1. “I try to involve the fans a...

For five years, Johnny Pepe has tried to convince Hall of Fame boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini to appear at the annual Carmen Basilio Quest for Champions event, the Watertown Area Boxing Club’s biggest show of the year. Pepe has featured various notable boxing names at past events, such as Christy Martin last year and even the show’s namesake, Carmen...

A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join other notable Italian Americans, including Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, f...

When Mike Stanton was researching what would become "The Prince of Providence," his riveting book about mayor-turned-felon Buddy Cianci, he learned that Cianci's father used to take him to the fights at the old Rhode Island Auditorium. One of the headliners in those days, the 1940s, was Rocky Marciano, the heavyweight from Brockton, Mass. "I was dr...

At the end of a bout that featured more proper fighting among the occupants of the £100 ringside seats than inside the ropes in Manchester on Saturday night, Tyson Fury proclaimed he will regain the world heavyweight championship by the end of the year. What Rocky Marciano would have made of that boast can only be imagined. Seventy years ago next m...

Steve Acunto, called the “dean of boxing,” known for his work with some of the sport’s most famous figures, has died aged 101. “I have never, in my entire life, met a more dedicated man in the field of boxing than Steve,” Rocky Marciano famously said of Acunto. Acunto was born on Staten Island in 1916 but moved to Mount Vernon at age 14 and lived t...

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will appear at the Watertown Area Boxing Club’s 10th annual Carmen Basilio Quest for Champions in September. Mancini will appear at a “Dinner with a Champion,” event at the Italian-American Club on Friday, Sept. 7 before serving as the Guest of Honor for the WABC’s annual flagship boxing show the following night.

Sylvester Stallone gave himself a very personal gift this Christmas. The 71-year-old Rocky actor, sources told TMZ, plunked down more than $400,000 for a statue of his iconic cinematic character, Rocky. The statue - which stands at nine-feet-tall and weighs 1,800 pounds - was a backup produced for the 1982 installment in the boxing anthology, Rocky...

Two Stocktonians appear in “Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D’Amato,” a new book by Mike Tyson, former world heavyweight boxing champion. One is San Joaquin County Supervisor Tom Patti. The other is his father, Anthony Patti. Both fought in New York for D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and manager. “Everybody from the East Side, Cus was like a...