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Mandatory Eight Count: Roy Jones the Warrior

Me and Mr. Jones |
Springs Toledo recalls his 20-year infatuation with Roy Jones Jr., describing the living legend as a warrior who might not be what he was in his prime, but has the guts to dream big still.

Why Ricky Hatton must decide this month if he will box again -
Ricky Hatton is hinting that he'll fight again, hopefully before the year is out. This is big news in the U.K., of course.

BBC NEWS | Fermanagh man on friendship with Ali
Paddy Monaghan, an Ederney born world champion bare-knuckle boxer, was leaving a training session when he was approached by Muhammad Ali. "It came about in 1963 in England, before the Henry Cooper fight. It was a case of mistaken identity. He thought he knew me. He came across the road after he had finished training and said 'How ya doin?' I was aghast. Everyone in the world knew who he was, he was Cassius Clay at the time. It went on from there and we've exchanged trips ever since."

10: Most weeks in RING ratings -- The RING Blog
Michael Rosenthal compiles the 10 fighters that have been in the RING rankings the longest. The top man? Antonio Tarver. And it's not even close. There are problems with the No. 3 man.

Salisbury News: County Council Aproves New Arthur Perdue Stadium Location For Next Major Fight
Fernando Guerrero has turned Salisbury, Maryland, into a bit of a boxing hotbed, with fans that love to come out and see him fight. Now, Wicomico County is working with Team Guerrero to put his next fight outdoors in a venue that can serve alcohol, which will help with sponsors and hopefully make the area more attractive for bigger fights.

Andre Ward Gets Ready for the Moment -
Gabriel Montoya's feature piece on Andre Ward, who fights next on September 12 in a tune-up fight with Shelby Pudwill before facing Mikkel Kessler in the Super Six World Boxing Classic in November.

India Wants More After Olympic Boxing Breakthrough -
Boxing is growing in India after a nice showing by the country's team in the 2008 Olympics. This article focuses on bronze medalist Vijender Kumar.

Calderon speaks out | Fightnews
Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon says he hopes Rodel Mayol is as aggressive as he says he will be on September 12, so that he can "take him to school and give him a boxing lesson."

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