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  • Mayweather-McGregor betting 'potentially bigger than the Super Bowl'

    07/19/2017 8:48:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 18, 2017 | Kevin Iole
    The Super Bowl is annually the biggest betting event of the year in the U.S. This year, though, it may be eclipsed by a boxing match. Kevin Bradley, the sports book manager of Bovada.lv, said betting on Mayweather-McGregor has been massive already. “We knew this fight would be big, potentially even bigger than the Super Bowl, but now we are almost certain it will be,” Bradley said. “The recent trash talking and promotional tour is only encouraging bets and at this rate we cannot even imagine how much we will take on it. One thing is for sure though, we...
  • Pacquiao backs call for WBO review of his loss to Horn

    07/05/2017 10:21:14 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 7/5/17 | AP
    Manny Pacquiao asked the WBO to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn't want to see the boxing industry "dying because of unfair decision and officiating." While Pacquiao has accepted his defeat to Horn, who fought in his first world title bout in Sunday's so-called "Battle of Brisbane," the Philippine senator said in a statement Wednesday he had a "moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness."
  • Boxers At Rialto [CA] Gym Pray For Its Fighter After Fierce Blow Leaves Him In Coma

    06/13/2017 6:18:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/12/2017
    Franco, 25, sustained a head injury in a featherweight fight in Iowa Saturday. The fight was stopped in the 8th of 10 rounds. He took a blow to the head from Utah’s Jose Haro. Franco was heavily favored in the televised bout but after that punch in the 8th round, officials saw Franco clearly wobbling and stopped the fight. He was taken to the hospital where doctors discovered several brain bleeds. Before the devastating blow, Franco got knocked down in the ring and that can have an affect on a fighter a fellow boxer says. “That weakens you as a...
  • Orangutans are dressed up and made to box each other (tr)

    03/13/2017 9:30:41 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | MArch 13, 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Orangutans are dressed up and made to box each other to entertain visitors at a Thai zoo leading to animal rights activists demanding it is shut down A zoo in Thailand is profiting from 'orangutan boxing' where apes appear to fight for the amusement of locals and tourists. The supposed good-natured show - which takes place at Safari World in Bangkok - has been criticised by animal rights activists who say it should be shut down. One tourist who saw the display condemned the zoo for exploiting the incredibly intelligent primates.
  • Floyd Mayweather is 'out of retirement,' calls for June fight with Conor McGregor

    03/11/2017 12:34:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 11, 2017 | Kevin Iole
    The story that will never die reared its ugly head again on Saturday, when Floyd Mayweather announced in England that he is coming out of retirement. This, of course, is massive news for boxing, given that Mayweather is the greatest boxer of his era and one of the best of all-time. And, being the showman he is, he played it for all it’s worth. “Everybody get your phone out,” Mayweather says. “Post this to the internet as soon as possible.”
  • Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94

    03/08/2017 5:17:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Lou Duva, one of boxing’s most formidable figures as a promoter, manager and trainer in a ring career spanning seven decades, died on Wednesday in Paterson, N.J. He was 94. His death, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was confirmed by his son Dino, a spokesman, John Cirillo, said. Duva had ties to more than a dozen world champions, among them the heavyweight Evander Holyfield, the middleweight Joey Giardello, the welterweights Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland and the lightweight and welterweight Pernell Whitaker.
  • Muhammad Ali's son detained at Florida airport for his 'Arabic-sounding name'

    02/24/2017 10:12:16 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 74 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2017 | ANI
    In a shocking development, it has been revealed that the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, and was repeatedly asked about his religion. Muhammad Ali Jr, 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7 after an event in Jamaica, when they were pulled aside while going through customs because of their 'Arabic-sounding names', reports the USA Today quoting Ali's family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini. Camacho-Ali was let go after she showed...
  • CAIR: Twin Cities Boxer Disqualified From Bout For Wearing Hijab

    11/21/2016 7:00:14 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/21/16 | WCCO.com
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations is speaking out after an Oakdale (MN) boxer was denied fighting in a match in Florida Sunday because she was wearing a hijab. CAIR says 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar was about to enter the ring at the Sugar Bert Boxing National Championships in Kissimmee when an official disqualified her for wearing the traditional Muslim head covering. Zafar’s opponent was named the winner, but shared her belt with Zafar in a sign of solidarity, according to CAIR.
  • Was legendary boxer Sonny Liston murdered? (Book Review)

    10/15/2016 5:29:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2016 | By Larry Getlen
    Sonny Liston was a ferocious fighter, the heavyweight champion of the world and the man Cassius Clay beat to win the title for the first time, igniting his own legend. And yet, outside of boxing, Liston was a haunted man, initiated early into a life of crime and decimated by drugs when his boxing career faltered. His untimely end was long thought to be accidental and self-inflicted, courtesy of a heroin-filled needle in his arm. Now the book “The Murder of Sonny Liston” by Shaun Assael wonders if another might have pushed the fatal plunger. . .
  • Bobby Chacon, former two-division boxing champion from Sylmar, dies at 64

    09/07/2016 6:00:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 7, 2016 | Lance Pugmire
    Bobby Chacon, a San Fernando Valley boxer who won world titles in two weight classes, died Wednesday at age 64. Chacon, who had long suffered from the effects of brain damage, fell and struck his head in a Hemet care facility early Wednesday morning and succumbed to his injuries, said Ricky Farris, president of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame. “One of the most exciting fighters in the history of the West Coast, an amazing blood-and-guts brawler who took on the best fighters in three divisions,” Farris said of Chacon, who will be inducted into the West Coast Boxing...
  • Pence Once Cited 'Mulan' As Proof Women Don't Belong In Military (here come tepid MSM attacks)

    07/17/2016 6:00:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016, 03:26 pm | Jesse Helman
    Donald Trump's new running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, wrote in a 1999 op-ed that the Disney film "Mulan" was liberal propaganda used to foster debate about women serving in the military. “Despite her delicate features and voice, Disney expects us to believe that Mulan’s ingenuity and courage were enough to carry her to military success on an equal basis with her cloddish cohorts,” Pence wrote in the op-ed, which was first reported by Buzzfeed. “Obviously, this is Walt Disney’s attempt to add childhood expectation to the cultural debate over the role of women in the military," wrote Pence, who...
  • Fox Boxing "All Lives Matter" Shirt (Vanity)

    07/16/2016 6:03:33 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 11 replies
    7/16/16 | Fox Sports
    Just a note that Felix Diaz wore an "All Lives Matter" t-shirt during the decision (a draw, then after further review a win for Felix). Brave guy nonetheless, these days.
  • Muhammad Ali 'sex tapes' scandal as ex who claims he fathered her daughter tries to cash in

    06/12/2016 4:47:14 PM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/12/2016 | Christopher Bucktin
    A former girlfriend of Muhammad Ali has made a sick bid to cash in on his death by ­offering for sale tapes she claims show him at sex parties. Barbara Mensah, who alleges her daughter Kiiursti is the lovechild of the three-times world heavyweight champion, wants a six-figure sum for the footage. Just two days after The Greatest was buried at a funeral attended by world leaders and celebrities, grasping Barbara told the Sunday People : “I know the value of the footage. “No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it.”...
  • Muhammad Ali pallbearers will include Will Smith and Lennox Lewis

    06/07/2016 10:36:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Chuck Schilken
    Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the eight pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service Friday in Louisville, Ky. The legendary boxer died June 3 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Other pallbearers at the service will include Jerry Ellis — brother of the late Jimmy Ellis, who was Ali’s former sparring partner and former world heavyweight champion — and several relatives and close friends. Smith received an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in the 2001 movie “Ali.”
  • Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero.

    06/04/2016 8:42:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 156 replies
    Joe Bruno On Boxing ^ | June 4, 2016 | Joe Bruno
    Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero. Muhammad Ali passed away Friday night, June 3, 2016. I wrote the article below around the year 2000. I got to know him fairly well in the 1980’s, when I was Vice President of the Boxing Writers Association. He was a real friendly man, and we had several nice conversations about what I have written below. Still, his death doesn’t change what he was, and what he did early in his career. It is with a sad heart that I stand by what is written below. It’s just the...
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 314 replies
    6-3-2016
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74

    06/04/2016 1:21:27 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 June 16 | NBC News staff
    Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74. After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.
  • Muhammad Ali in 'Grave Condition' in Phoenix Hospital

    06/03/2016 7:02:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 106 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 03 JUNE 2016 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Muhammad Ali is in "grave condition" in a Phoenix-area hospital, a well-informed source tells NBC News, as the boxing legend continues to battle a respiratory condition. The 74-year-old former heavyweight champion's family has gathered by his bedside just a day after he had been hospitalized in what spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday was to be a "brief" stay.
  • Muhammad Ali placed on life support

    06/03/2016 2:07:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/3/16 | Chris Perez
    Muhammad Ali has been placed on life support — and his family fears that it “likely won’t be long until he passes away,” according to a report. The boxing legend was hospitalized in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a respiratory issue on Thursday and insiders tell Radar Online that his loved ones are now rushing to his side because it appears his condition has worsened. “He needs every bit of fight he’s got left to survive,” a source told the website. “Doctors are telling the family that it likely won’t be long until he passes away.”
  • Goodnight, Mr. Kahn

    05/07/2016 8:53:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
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