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  • Olympic boxer Virginia Fuchs had ‘no idea’ sex could cause doping violation.

    06/15/2020 8:43:34 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 55 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 12, 2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    US Olympic boxer Virginia Fuchs, who beat doping allegations because the banned substances were transmitted to her during sex, has spoken out in a video interview, saying she had “no idea” something like that could happen. “When I was first notified back in March when I had these prohibited substances in me, I was in complete shock and had no idea where they had come from, knowing I had never ingested anything,” Fuchs said in the video published by FOX 26 reporter Mark Berman on Twitter about the moment she found out she was positive for Letrozole and GW1516, which...
  • A 21-year-old American boxer likened to Floyd Mayweather said he'd 'never let a white boy' beat him

    04/22/2020 11:25:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Insider ^ | Apr 17, 2020 | Alan Dawson
    Devin Haney, a 21-year-old world boxing champion, said this week he'd "never let a white boy" beat him. Haney competes in a wildly-competitive 135-pound weight class, a division in which Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, and Vasyl Lomachenko also campaign in. On a possible showdown with Lomachenko, Haney said: "Fight a white boy 10 times, I'm gonna beat him 10 times." The comments are similar in tone to Bernard Hopkins' notorious statement to Joe Calzaghe ahead of their 2008 bout, which Calzaghe, who is white, comfortably won. A 21-year-old American boxer likened to Floyd Mayweather said he'd "never let...
  • How Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Came To Like Trump

    02/21/2020 6:02:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 2020 | Joel B. Pollack
    The Democrat debate on Wednesday was the undercard bout. The real Vegas fight — the one that matters — happens Saturday night. Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face off against undefeated lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a rematch of their December 2018 fight, which ended in a thrilling draw. ...President Trump is not expected to attend the fight, though he is in Vegas this week on a four-day swing through the west. But the fight points to a fascinating story about his presidency. Tyson Fury, the “Gypsy King,” is a fan of Trump, and invited him to...
  • The 'murder' of Sonny Liston that was made to look like an overdose: Mob-linked heavyweight [tr]

    11/14/2019 9:06:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2019 | Alex Raskin
    Former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston is perhaps best known as the man sprawled across the canvas and looking upwards at Muhammad Ali in one of the most celebrated moments in boxing history. The immortalized photographs were taken at a small gymnasium in Lewiston, Maine, where Liston's rematch with Ali was famously held after being moved from Boston Garden amid fears of organized crime – a presence throughout most of Liston's life.
  • How students are taking part in unlicensed boxing events in front of packed crowds of [tr]

    08/09/2019 6:05:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 9, 2019 | Alisha Buaya
    British university students are risking their lives to take part in unlicensed boxing fight nights. In a craze that is sweeping university students across the nation, young men are willingly stepping into a boxing ring to fight each other in front of glamorous women and cheering crowds. Footage from a recent bout in warehouse in Cardiff shows a man, Dan 'The Duster Davis', strut into the arena to bass heavy beats. Following him is his entourage as smoke machines and plumes of gold sparkles illuminate their entrance.
  • Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev, 28, dead after suffering brain injuries in first loss, reports say

    07/24/2019 6:49:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 07/24/2019 | Paulina Dedaj |
    Dadashev was placed in a medically induced coma following a 2-hour surgery early Saturday morning during which a portion of his skull was removed to reduce swelling caused by a brain bleed, ESPN reported. Dadashev’s doctors reportedly informed his team that he was showing signs of severe brain damage, but cautioned the full extent of the injuries couldn’t be assessed until the swelling subsided. On Tuesday, Dadashev’s trainer, Buddy McGirt, and his strength and conditioning coach, Donatas Janusevicius, told ESPN the young boxing pro had died. The formerly undefeated boxer from St. Petersburg lost to Puerto Rico's Subriel Matias, 27,...
  • Manny Pacquiao hands Keith Thurman his 1st career loss: Joins the Over Age 40 Boxing Champions List

    07/21/2019 6:18:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 07/21/2019 | Dan Rafael
    LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao, the all-time boxing legend, aimed to prove he could still take care of business against an elite opponent at age 40. He did just that, adding yet another enormous victory to his storied, 24-year career by defeating Keith Thurman, a man 10 years his junior, by split decision to take his undefeated record and welterweight world title before 14,356 on Saturday night at the raucous MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao, who knocked down Thurman in the first round, won 115-112 on the scorecards from judges Dave Moretti and Tim Cheatham, while judge Glenn Feldman had...
  • Local boxing legend, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, dies after being hit by vehicle in Virginia Beach

    07/15/2019 8:27:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    WTKR ^ | July 15, 2019 | Nick Boykin
    Norfolk native and boxing legend, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, 55, died Sunday evening after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach near the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road. A family member confirmed to News 3 that the Olympic gold medal winner and four-weight world champion was killed in the 10 p.m., crash. Police said the driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck Whitaker stayed at the scene and is cooperating with officers.
  • Former champion Whitaker hit by car, dies

    07/15/2019 8:26:17 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | 15 July 2019 | Dan Rafael
    Pernell Whitaker, a longtime pound-for-pound king and one of the greatest boxers in history, was killed Sunday night when he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was 55. The Virginia Beach Police Department said that the incident remains an active investigation but that Whitaker was apparently hit by a vehicle at around 10 p.m. Sunday when he was walking at an intersection. "When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene," Virginia Beach Police Department spokesman L.M. Bauder...
  • Baltimore mayor says public boxing matches may solve street violence

    06/03/2019 8:25:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 63 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | June 3, 2019 | Bob D'Angelo
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore’s mayor believes he has a solution to solving some of the violence in the city: Public boxing matches. After eight shootings and 11 stabbing incidents in the city over the weekend, Mayor Jack Young said he is trying to find ways to ease tensions in the city. "If they want to really settle them, we can have them down at the civic center, put a boxing ring up and let them go and box it out,” Young told WBAL. “Those kinds of things, you know, and the best man wins and the beef should be over. Those...
  • Legendary boxing judge, Harold Lederman dies at 79.

    05/11/2019 5:21:24 PM PDT · by PallMal · 9 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 11, 2019 | Brian Campbell
    Legendary boxing judge, HBO personality Harold Lederman dies at 79 after battle with cancer
  • Mass. Woman Charged with Assault After Attacking MAGA Hat-Wearing Man in Bar

    02/24/2019 8:33:43 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 2/22/2019 | D. Heine
    A Massachusetts woman has been charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct after attacking a man wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat in a bar last week, NECN News reported. Police in Falmouth, Mass., were called to the Casa Vallarta bar at about 8 p.m. Friday after Rosiane Santos, 41, allegedly went on a drunken rampage, verbally assaulting and attacking a man who says he was minding his own business. Bryton Turner said it was due to the MAGA hat he was wearing. Turner recorded the incident with his phone saying, "Ignorant people like this. I'm just...
  • Yellow Vest Flip Boxer is a...*REAL* BOXER..!

    01/06/2019 6:06:46 PM PST · by gaijin · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 6th, 2019 | me
  • Floyd Mayweather leaves Japanese kickboxer in tears in fight farce

    01/02/2019 3:01:25 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies ^ | Duncan Wright
    Floyd Mayweather knocked Tenshin Nasukawa out in the opening round as their big-money fight turned into a farce. Kickboxing star Nasukawa was left crying in his own corner after being sent tumbling to the canvas three times in the first two minutes of the fight on New Year’s Eve in Saitama, Japan. Mayweather, 41, boasted about earning $9 million dollars to take on Japan’s golden boy — and he collected his money with minimum fuss after making his opponent look foolish. When the first bell sounded the unbeaten five-weight class boxing champion strolled out with a grin on his face...
  • Archie Moore vs Yvon Durelle, December 10, 1958

    12/10/2018 3:55:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    See body of thread | December 10, 2018
    60 years ago today, December 10, 1958, a remarkable comeback in the history of professional boxing occurred when 42 year old Archie Moore overcame what appeared to be almost certain defeat to retain his world light heavyweight boxing title against 29 year old Yvon Durelle. Here are the highlights and here is the full fight, and here are the records of Moore and Durelle. The rematch was more one-sided.
  • Tragic story of boxer driven to death after being battered with ‘cement’ lined gloves

    11/20/2018 5:52:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | August 16, 2017 | George Mills
    ON June 16 1983, promising boxer Billy Collins stepped into the ring to face Luis Resto in a fight that would go down in history for all the wrong reasons. Collins, a 14-0 prodigy promoted by the legendary Bob Arum at the time, was fancied to beat Resto – a plucky Puerto Rican who some thought was capable of an upset when the pair met at Madison Square Garden in New York. Touted as the co-main feature before Roberto Duran’s headline fight with Davey Moore, the pair put on a spectacular display of boxing over 10 rounds. Despite entering into...
  • The 1970's: The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing

    10/24/2018 7:47:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2018 | Steve Feinstein
    The decade of 1970s is widely regarded as the Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing. More world-class, highly skilled heavyweights were active during this time than at any other decade in boxing history. Names like Ali, Frazier, Foreman, Norton, Quarry, Lyle, Shavers, Bugner, Ellis, Young, Holmes, Spinks, Patterson and Bonavena were known throughout the sporting world. The decade started off with Joe Frazier winning universal recognition as heavyweight champion when he stopped Jimmy Ellis after four spirited rounds in their long-awaited showdown at Madison Square Garden on February 16th, 1970. Muhammad Ali had been stripped of his title and shorn of...
  • Karl Mildenberger, Former EBU Champ & Ali Foe, Passes Away

    10/06/2018 9:34:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies ^ | October 6, 2018 | Per Ake Persson
    Former EBU heavyweight champ and world title contender Karl Mildenberger has passed away at the age of 80, reports media in Germany. Mildenberger turned pro in 1958 and first challenged for the EBU title in 1962 but lost to Dick Richardson. In 1964 he beat Santo Amonti to win the title and defended it three times before challenging the champion of the world, Muhammad Ali.
  • Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2, Middleweight Championship, Live Thread

    09/15/2018 6:09:13 PM PDT · by Impy · 16 replies
    The rematch of their draw (fixed, GGG won) last year is finally at hand. It's on HBO Pay-Per-View (and your friendly pirate sites which we won't mention here), Main Event should start after 11:PM Eastern. GGG is the favorite at -155, Alvarez is + 125
  • Boxer walks out of fight as soon as opening bell rings

    08/25/2018 8:37:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 32 replies
    Heavyweight Curtis Harper was on his way to a forgettable career in boxing before he decided Friday night to leave a lasting memory. Harper, with FS1 cameras rolling in Minneapolis, touched gloves with scheduled opponent Efe Ajagba, heard the first bell and promptly walked out under the ropes onto the same ramp he had just entered, prompting a stunning disqualification that left Ajagba and everyone watching aghast.