Who is the first person you see in the Rocky movies?

The year is 1976. The iconic Sylvester Stallone franchise of boxing movies kicks off with a bang. The first movie didn’t have a number since nobody could have anticipated the success that lead to 8 total sequels. Do you remember the first face you see in all those movies?

The first fight shown in the first Rocky movie is set in a repurposed church building where the face of Jesus opens the scene from a stain glass window.

Redemption for Oscar Valdez

The World Boxing Council agreed to a plan of redemption for Champion Valdez after a positive Phentermine test. He will pay money, be on probation status, and follow a strict testing schedule.

The WBC is no stranger to a good redemption story, as he adores the Virgin Mary on his Instagram feed: “Thank you for always being there for me.”

Gervonta spiritual Boxer of the month

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.

Alex Ramos is ill

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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American Gladitors reinvented for Epiphany

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.


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


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.

Floyd Mayweather Jr Thanks God

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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Peter/McCline Final Press Conference Quotes

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.”

via SecondsOut