Lou Duva, one of the feistiest, most charismatic, colorful characters in boxing history, died at 94 on Wednesday. Duva, whose unforgettable face helped make him famous, spent parts of nine decades in boxing. The patriarch of a family immersed in boxing, his work as a manager and trainer earned him induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fam...

A series of "not-to-be-missed" articles is coming to We the Italians' magazine next spring: 10 special stories dedicated to athletes of Italian origin who had success in many popular sport disciplines in the United States.  From baseball to basketball, from boxing to bowling, from football to golf, from hockey to racing and soccer and wrestling: th...

Two red boxing gloves rest at the center of a big round decal on the floor at the Rocky Club, its logo symbolizing the club's colorful history hosting bouts in a city steeped in boxing lore. This winter afternoon Lawrence-born Dave Bradstreet, 68, tends bar at the social club, affectionately known as "The Rocky."  The large room here at 11 Trinity...

Sport is a very important topic in our trip around the US looking for how, when and where Italians have left positive contributions to the growth of the American society. Sport champions are often true heroes, especially in the US: and some of those heroes have been Italian Americans, inspiring a strong and justified sense of pride in those fellow...

Floriano Pagliara, The popular Italian from Cecine Italy and now residing in Williamsburgh Brooklyn will take on slick moving Antwan Robertson from Minnesota USA   Pagliara has held title belts as the IBF Mederteranian Champion and Italian Federation in the Jr. Lightweight Division.   Read more   Source: http://www.worldbo...

by Maria Papadopolous   Todd Petti wasn't even born yet, but he talks about the day 60 years ago when boxing legend Rocky Marciano retired as if he were there. Marciano, who grew up in Brockton and always called the city his hometown, compiled a boxing career record of 49-0 with 43 knockouts. The heavyweight boxer was undefeated when he...

Giovedì 22 gennaio, Floriano Pagliara ha realizzato uno dei suoi sogni: all'incontro di boxe tenutosi al Webster Hall, "l'italiano" (così lo chiamano qui a NYC) ha sconfitto Antwan Robertson conquistando così il titolo di campione Wbu.   Con la gioia e l'entusiasmo della vittoria ancora in gola, ha chiesto a Stefania di raggiungerlo sul ring...

By Gerardo Granados I am a big fan of the middleweight Champion Jake LaMotta, his inside the ring fighting style and on times troubled life outside the ring, are impossible for me to not to follow.   Maybe there a couple of young fight fans who don't know him, perhaps the reader is thinking to skip the article, possibly the older fight fans...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6pmThe Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini(2012), 90 min. - Jesse James Miller, dir.   Youngstown, Ohio, native Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini made his professional boxing debut in 1979. His father Lenny had been a top-ranked contender who lost his best chance at a championship when he was drafted into Wor...

by Italian American Club of Las Vegas   Ray Boom Boom Mancini exceeded all expectations. Almost 100 people, including Ray's wife and two sons, other boxers and members of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, 10 people from the Arizona American Italian Club, Federated Italo Americano, Sons of Italy and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club,...