Tag: athletic interviews

  • Bobby Rooney, Boxing Bobby Rooney

    Articulate and Knowledgeable, Former Professional Boxer/Current Boxing Trainer Bobby Rooney Lends Insight into Potential Mayweather/McGregor Boxing Match, More

    Currently, there is much discussion about the possibility of undefeated, 49-0 professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. stepping into the squared circle for a matchup against current mixed martial arts, UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. The chatter swirling around has the two facing off in a traditional boxing match. One of the biggest questions is how would an accomplished mixed martial artist with strong striking ability but no professional boxing under his belt fare against one of the best pound for pound fighters of all time. To answer that question, we welcome back former professional boxer and current boxing trainer Bobby Rooney. Over the years, Mr. Rooney has provided us compelling analysis on some of boxing’s biggest fights.

  • Legendary Coach Pat Summitt Passes; Joins John Wooden in the Ultimate Hall of Fame; RIP Coach and Give a Cheer for the Volunteers

    We at CYInterview would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of legendary women’s college basketball coach Pat Summitt, who coached 38 years at the University of Tennessee. As the winningest coach in NCAA division 1 basketball history - men’s or women’s - with 1098 wins, there are many great words to describe her. A few of the words that come to mind are: humble, grateful, teacher, motivator, leader and champion. There is a lesson there. Coach Summitt won 8 national titles, had a 39-0 undefeated team in 1998 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1984, she led the United States's Women’s Basketball Team to a gold medal at the Olympics. After being diagnosed in 2011 with early onset dementia, the basketball coach kept moving forward and founded the Pat Summitt Foundation, to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. In 2012, President Obama honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Few people have contributed as much to women’s sports as Pat Summitt.

  • The Fight of the Century, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Wynn Sports Book Supremo John Avello and Former Professional Boxer/Current Boxing Trainer/Ring Historian Bobby Rooney Weigh In

    This Saturday night in Las Vegas will be the most anticipated boxing match of this century. When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao get into the ring at the MGM Grand, it will be a fight fans have waited years for. Many thought the match would never happen, including the late, great boxing historian and past CYInterview guest Bert Sugar [see here]. CYInterview brings in its experts to breakdown all the angles. We are joined by Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager John Avello who provides us analysis on all the gambling action for this bout. Additionally, we are joined by former boxer and current trainer Bobby Rooney to provide analysis on what he thinks will go down in the squared circle on Saturday night.

  • Bobby Rooney, Boxing Bobby Rooney

    Mayweather/Pacquiao: Former Professional Fighter, Current Trainer and Serious Student of the Sweet Science, Bobby Rooney, Joins Us to Break Down One of the Biggest Boxing Matches in Recent Times

    A few years back, we asked the now late, great boxing historian Bert Sugar whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao would eventually fight. In fact, it was the last question we ever asked the esteemed boxing journalist [see here]. Bert, we hope they have pay per view up in heaven. On May 2nd 2015, the fight people have been waiting years for is finally going to happen, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will finally get into the squared circle with Manny Pacquiao. For an early assessment of the matchup, who better to give us insight than our friend and master of the sweet science, Bobby Rooney. A retired professional boxer, Mr. Rooney continues today as a trainer in the sport. In fact, he is a legacy figure in boxing. His father, Bob Rooney Sr. was also a boxing trainer, as well as Chuck Wepner’s main sparring partner for the Bayonne Bleeder’s fistic endeavor against Muhammad Ali.

  • Chris Yandek, Martina Navratilova 2014, Martina Navratilova Art Basel, Chris Yandek Martina Navratilova, Art Basel 2014, Art Basel Celebrities 2014, IWC Schaffhausen Art Basel Event, IWC Art Basel Event 2014, Celebrities on South Beach, Celebrities in Miami 2014, Martina Navratilova Miami Beach, W Hotel IWC Event 2014

    Tennis Great, Martina Navratilova Tells Us What She is Up to During the Art Basel, IWC Schaffhausen Watch Event on South Beach: The Court Legend is Getting Married, More

    Martina Navratilova is one of the greatest tennis players in history. With 18 singles, 31 doubles and 10 mixed doubles major championships, her grand slam championship total of 59 makes her the winningest major champion in American history, male or female, and second overall worldwide. Major championships consist of tennis’s four major tournaments which are the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Few have contributed as much to the sport of tennis as Ms. Navratilova. Last week, during the IWC Schaffhausen watch event on South Beach, we had a chance to catch up with the tennis legend about what is going on in her life and how often she is now getting out onto the court.

  • Chris Yandek, Lennox Lewis 2014, Lennox Lewis Art Basel, Chris Yandek Lennox Lewis, Art Basel 2014, Art Basel Celebrities 2014, IWC Schaffhausen Art Basel Event, IWC Art Basel Event 2014, Celebrities on South Beach, Celebrities in Miami 2014, Lennox Lewis Miami Beach, W Hotel IWC Event 2014

    Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis at IWC Schaffhausen Event, During Art Basel, on South Beach: Talks About State of Boxing, Up and Comers, Floyd Mayweather, More

    In 2004, Lenox Lewis retired from boxing as the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. With a record of 41 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, Lewis has one of the greatest resumes in the history of boxing’s heavyweight ranks. Today, the pugilist lives in Miami Beach, Florida with his family. Last week during Art Basel at the IWC Schaffhausen watch event on South Beach, we had a chance to speak with the former champ about what he is up to today, as well as getting his thoughts on the state of boxing.

  • Mike Tyson, Bobby Rooney, Tyrell Wright, Boxer Tyrell Wright, Boxer Bobby Rooney, Mike Tyson 2014

    Former Pro Boxer, Now Trainer/Manager, the Compelling Bobby Rooney, Talks his Background and the Undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana WBC/WBA Welterweight Unification Fight

    Becoming a professional boxer was not something that happened by chance for Bayonne, New Jersey native Bobby Rooney. His father was a professional boxer and trainer, so you could say it’s all in the family. His dad, Bob Rooney Sr. was actually the chief sparring partner for Chuck Wepner’s historic fight against Muhammad Ali. Mr. Wepner is often mentioned as the fighter who inspired the movie Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, which became an enormous movie franchise and is now a Broadway show. During his professional career, Bobby enjoyed a solid record of 12-3. Though a successful amateur in his teen years, he decided to start a family and did not return to the squared circle as a professional until he was over 30 years old, late by most standards. Age, however, did not stop him. He still had the right stuff.

  • In a Gust, The Hurricane Leaves Us Behind; RIP Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: We Look Back at Our 2011 CYInterview

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter passed away today. He was 76 years old. Mr. Carter, who initially rose to fame as a boxer, is best remembered for his incarceration and subsequent battle with the criminal justice system, based on his protestations of innocence. After being convicted of murdering three people at a tavern in New Jersey in 1966, Mr. Carter's conviction was overturned in 1985 after having served 19 years in prison. No doubt, many know Rubin Carter's story owing to the 1999 movie The Hurricane. Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington portrayed the incarcerated pugilist in that film. In 2011, I spoke with Mr. Carter for over 35 minutes. In our CYInterview, he told me prison was the best thing that ever happened to him, even though he always maintained his innocence. Rubin also spoke about Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, the Canadian family who assisted in getting him released from prison, inaccuracies in the movie The Hurricane, as well as many other topics.

  • Brian Vivkers, Doctor Jack Ansel, Blood Clots 2014, Nasscar 2014, Brian Vickers 2014, Daytona 500 2014, Daytona 500, Nascar 2014, Nascar Blood Clots, Auto Racing 2014

    Nascar Driver Brian Vickers, Professor of Medicine Dr. Jack Ansell Join CYInterview for an Important Discussion on Blood Clots

    Each year, a reported 900,000 Americans suffer blood clots and up to 300,000 end up dying. For Nascar driver Brian Vickers, blood clots have impacted his life on two different occasions. Dealing with blood clots sidelined his auto racing career. The winter season is, reportedly, when the incidents of blood clots rise. Brian Vickers joins me, along with Dr. Jack Ansell, Professor of Medicine at New York University’s School of Medicine, to inform people about dealing with blood clots. You can read and listen to the entire CYInterview below:

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    CYInterview Coaching Panell II: Coach Mike Leach, Financial Services Professional Rob Gill and Featured Columnist Jay Bildstein Join Us for a Compelling Discussion About Coaching and Training

    Last year we brought you a timely and important panel on the subject of coaching [see here]. We were joined by CYInterview regular, Washington State head football coach Mike Leach, former President of CBS Productions Andy Hill and financial services professional Rob Gill. One year later, we welcome back Coach Mike Leach and Rob Gill, with featured columnist Jay Bildstein joining us this time, for an important discussion about coaching and training fundamentals, which can help lead individuals and organizations to success.