July is here, and that is reason enough for WBA to crown their boxer of the month: Gervonta Davis. It turns out, that he starts every fight with the sign of the cross. That is a Christian symbol which references Christ’s suffering. That makes an interesting choice in boxing because this ritual expresses an acceptance of pain.

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Since forming the Retired Boxers Foundation in 1995, proudly serving as the non-profit organization’s president since day one, Alex Ramos has devoted his life to helping his fellow retired boxers in need. Hundreds of phone calls each year come into the home of former USBA middleweight champion Alex Ramos. Most are from current or retired boxers that have fallen on hard times.
Many of these calls from Alex’s boxing brothers can’t or won’t even be followed up with a “thank-you” call after receiving that much desired help, yet one thing is for sure…all these calls will be answered.
Now Alex Ramos has fallen ill, and needs our prayers.

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Dmitriy Salita is a literally orthodox boxer. Check out this review of “Orthodox Stance”.

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NBC is reinventing the classic competition series American Gladiators and is currently filming a brand new series with new Contenders and a new team of Gladiators for their upcoming premiere season. Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali (Muhammad Ali’s daughter) will be the brand new hosts for the series which airs 6th January 2008 on NBC.
That day is Epiphany (Greek: επιφάνεια, “appearance” or “manifestation”) – a Christian feast intended to celebrate the “shining forth” or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus. Some Christians commemorate the visitation of the Magi to the child Jesus on this day, while others use the day to commemorate the baptism of Jesus as an adult.

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There is a myspace profile around that list the following hero:

“THE MAN THAT I THANK FOR EVERTHING HES DONE
IN MY LIFE! GRACIAS DIOSITO! SIN TI NO PODIA SER NADA!”

The Official Ferocious Fernando Vargas’s Details are not as suprising:
Status: Married
Here for: Networking
Orientation: Straight
Hometown: Oxnard
Body type: 5′ 10″ / Athletic
Ethnicity: Latino / Hispanic
Religion: Catholic
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Boxer/Businessman

Two-time world champion “El Feroz” Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) and three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) clash in what will be a street-style brawl at Staples Center the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23. Check out some Quotes at KO Corner.

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First round knockout along with the post fight interview with Robert Guerrero. First of all he thanks Jesus Christ, who makes the boxer able to cope with all the ups and downs of the last weeks. Guerrero’s wife is in hospital for cancer treatment.
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WBC world welterweight champion “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather will meet British icon and world junior welterweight champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton in “UNDEFEATED”, for the world welterweight championship on Saturday, December 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA.”First of all, I want to thank God… I think we’re going to do a hell of a job with this fight against Ricky Hatton on December 8.”

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Samuel Peter:

“I have been blessed already in my life. My Lord has been good to me. Now let’s do this in the ring come Saturday night.”

Jameel McCline:

“This fight was not supposed to happen for me because of my knee injury [against Valuev]. But God brought this to me. It’s in his hands.”

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Don King is a lover of big words. Peter vs. McCline is not just a fight but merely a question of Faith, Hope and Glory. Do the two boxers agree?
Samuel Peter is known to be a devout Christian man who neither drinks nor smokes. So we could call him faith-based.
Jameel McCline shows a collection of assorted family photos on his website. The first two pictures show wedding and Christmas scenes, his wife and two daugthers. So he is really a man of hope.
Both of them are longing to be WBC heavyweight champion and want to enjoy the Glory of the title. Don King is right.

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Curated by Ali’s daughter Maryum ‘May May’ Ali and his long-time manager and friend Gene Kilroy, time.com collects 17 pictures of Muhammed Ali.
Photo #7 shows Muhammad Ali praying to Allah before defending his crown in London in 1966.

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