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...

Two of Amsterdam’s Duchessi brothers may be sparring in heaven. In 1935, much to his mother’s chagrin, Peter Duchessi started boxing and became the first member of the family to use the nickname Duke. He was proud that he was able to go six rounds against future champ Sugar Ray Robinson. He fought 71 fights and had 57 victories, 15 of them knockout...

Venerdì 1 dicembre ci sarà l’atteso debutto del pugile italiano Fabio Turchi negli Stati Uniti. Lo sfidante sarà l’americano Mitch Williams, mentre il teatro del match sarà lo Strand Ballroom & Theatre di Providence, nello stato di Rhode Island. Il combattimento rientra all’interno del Real Deal Championship Boxing V, evento organizzato dall’ex cam...

Invisible Italian American boxers – To the untrained eye, it seemed that prior to the 1920s there were few noteworthy American boxers of Italian origin—and a limited presence in the decades that followed. But behind many Irish boxing names, there frequently stood an olive-skinned, dark-haired fighter with a hidden identity. More than one thousand I...

One of the best things about the city of Baltimore is its diversity. If you walk a few blocks in any direction, you can go from the Inner Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay to eclectic neighborhoods such as Mount Vernon, Canton and Fells Point. One particularly well-known neighborhood within a neighborhood in Baltimore is Fells Point’s “Little Italy,” wh...