Tag Archive | Davey Armstrong

Born to box: Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

As the son of a prizefighter, International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee (“Class of 2015”) Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was born to box, and the Youngstown, Ohio fighter climbed to the top of the sport’s mountain, capturing the World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight title in 1982. Mancini’s father, the late Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, boxed […]

A remarkable boxing journey like no other 1972 Olympic gold medalist “Sugar” Ray Seales

Imagine being the lone boxer from your country to capture an Olympic gold medal, only days after the infamous Munich massacre. Now imagine also having won a remarkable 338 of 350 amateur matches, having fought a trilogy as a professional with “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, being declared legally blind in both eyes (having entertainer Sammy Davis, […]