Tom Boxer Best Hits 2015
"Pretty" Ricky Conlan (born November 30th, 1982) is a former professional boxer who competed until 2015. He competed in the Light Heavyweight division and was the WBA, WBC, The Ring, and Lineal Light-Heavyweight World Champion between 2010 and 2015. He was considered the number one pound for pound boxer on the planet in 2015 before he was forced to vacate his titles and retire due to gun possession charges. He is the main antagonist in Creed, and the opening antagonist in Creed III .
Tom Boxer Best Hits 2015
In 2015 (Creed), Ricky Conlan was considered the number one pound for pound fighter in the entire world, dominating the entire Light Heavyweight division, and accumulating a record of 36-0, with 28 knockouts, but despite his success he was facing a prison sentence because he ran around totem with a gun, causing gun possession charges to be laid on him. He was scheduled to defend his championships in what was regarded as a Super-Fight against the WBA, WBC, and The Ring Heavyweight Champion Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler. Both Conlan and Wheeler were undefeated at the time and considered the two best pound for pound boxers in the entire world, with Wheeler dominating the Heavyweight division and Conlan dominating the Light Heavyweight division. Boxing fans all over the world had been anticipating a fight between them for years. HBO Sports aired a special to hype the fight, titled 24/7 Conlan V Wheeler. In the preview for the special, Conlan mentioned that this may be his final fight due to his looming prison sentence that could sideline him for up to 7 years. Conlan then mentioned that he planned to go out on top, stating ''I've never lost, I've never even been knocked down, and that's not gonna change '' He was oozing confidence, certain that he would defeat Wheeler. At the weigh-ins for the fight, things got heated and Conlan cracked Wheeler with a right hook, breaking his jaw, and causing the fight to be cancelled. Wheeler sued Conlan and the WBC for millions.
Southpaw comes in at number ten on the list and is a sports drama film from director Antoine Fuqua. The movie was released in 2015 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Billy Hope a middleweight champion boxer who seems to have everything in life going for him until disaster hits. He finds himself as lost as ever without his wife Maureen Hope (McAdams) and daughter Leila Hope (Oona Laurence). Hope tries to make a comeback and reclaim his status in the world of boxing before it is too late.
The stories of Boxing's book of life not only talk about glory and triumph. There are also sad and tragic chapters among its pages. One of the most recent of them is Prichard Colon's: the Puerto Rican boxer paralyzed after a fight in 2015.
Ice Factory Festival 2015 New Ohio Theatre; 7pm; $18A different experimental-theater troupe takes the New Ohio every week in one of New York's best-curated festivals. Offerings include a piece about a coven of Lena Dunhams who just can't, like, deal with being themselves, plus a version of The Bacchae set on karaoke night at a sports bar. 041b061a72