When it comes to supplying the best boxers in the World, Boston stands out from all others. It has produced some of the best known and legendary boxers that have ever lived. Below we go into further details about the top 5 Boston boxers that have ever lived.
John L. Sullivan
Sullivan has an outstanding boxing record. He was 38-1-2 with 30 coming as way of knock out. His nickname was “The Boston Strong Boy” and inducted into the Boxing Hall Of Fame in 1990.
During his time, boxing was more brutal than we see today. Most of his pro fights came under the class of bare-knuckle fighting. John held the heavyweight title that was under the London Prize Rules. He is also recognised as the first heavyweight gloved boxing champion. This made him a true Boston sports hero.
During his illustrious career, he attracted an enormous amount of boxing punters who placed free bets and others on him. The free bets offers during his last fight were highly in his favour but ended up losing to James J. Corbett.
The best well known boxer from Boston is Rocky Marciano. Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in the movie blockbuster series “Rocky”. He is one of the few boxers in history that was able to retire from boxing undefeated.
In 1990, Marciano was inducted into the Boxing Hall Of Fame. The reputable boxing magazine “Ring” rated him as the 14th best boxer of all time.
Rocky`s most famous boxing moment was when he delivered a devastating right hand to knock out Jersey, Joe Walcott in the 13th round. During his long and industrious career he fought 51 times with 32 of those coming by knockout.
Hosted by none other than Sean McDonough, the first-ever Globies award show was held at the House of Blues in Boston on Tuesday. Some of the biggest Boston icons made appearances including David Ortiz, Rob Gronkowski, Patrice Bergeron as well as retired legends Doug Flutie, Troy Brown, Ray Bourque and others.
After the professional team MVP awards were given out, many Patriots players prevailed with pretty much any award they could possibly win. Tom Brady alone won six including Patriots MVP. Best moment went to Malcolm Butler for his Super Bowl interception. Julian Edelman won unsung hero, Gronk took home best quote and best social media campaign (with Big Papi), and Belichick won executive of the year and coach of the year. That’s 12 awards total for those of you counting at home. That’s what happens when you win rings.
Toward the end came the awards for inspirational figures who made significant imprints and contributions in the Boston sports culture in one way or another. Tom Menino, Milt Schmidt, little Liam Fitzgerald and Pete Frates were all recognized for their courage, spirit and dedication tied into Boston sports. It was a very special segment of the award ceremony and another reminded reason of what great things propagate through the community and fandom of professional sports.
Check out the pictures below from the event!
The award show was fun and entertaining and very well done. Big thank you to the Boston Globe and their sponsors for putting this event together. Here’s to many more!
Isaiah isn’t wrong. Italy has great pizza. And for someone who loves pizza as much as Isaiah Thomas does, I can understand his disappointment. As history would have it, Isaiah Thomas is a Pizza Guy (hence the hashtag #PizzaGuy). What is a Pizza Guy? This video should help explain things:
Someone please get this man a pizza endorsement deal in the Boston area! Hopefully Isaiah experiences some great Pizza in Italy, but when the Celtics get back to Boston let’s find him his Pizza Guy of the Northeast. IT really wants the free pizza endorsement hookup. And who doesn’t love free pizza?
The New England Revolution Football Club is a United States-based professional soccer club that has its base at Foxborough in Massachusetts. The New England Revolution FC is a member of the Major League Soccer front and actively plays in the Eastern Conference of the League.
The team is one of 10 chartered MLS clubs as it has been actively competing in the MLS since its commencement.
Some might not know that Robert Kraft is the New England Revolution FC owner and is also the proud owner of The New England Patriots. Robert’s son, Jonathan Kraft is also a major investor of the club as he follows his father’s business acumen.
The name “Revolution” is coined about New England’s regional significant involvement during the American Revolution. Currently, the New England soccer club plays its home matches at the Gillette Stadium.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
The New England Revolution soccer club played its home games previously at the adjacent but now demolished Foxboro Stadium. The team played at the stadium for five years starting from 1996 to 2001.
Picture of the now demolished Foxboro stadium
The New England Revolution club is the only original soccer club that has every league game it has played televised.
Robert Kraft and Jonathan Kraft’s New England Revolution team popularly referred to as The Revs scooped their major trophy during the 2007 US Open Cup. The year that followed, the Revs scooped the 2008 North American SuperLiga Cup.
On the downside; however, The Revs are yet to win an MLS Cup and an MLS Supporters’ Shield. Despite having featured in five different final matches in the MLS Cup and having the second greatest regular season record in 2005.
Picture of the MLS Cup held by a member of the Huston Dynamo after defeating the Revolution.