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  • Former boxer Ernie Terrell, who fought Muhammad Ali, dead at 75

    12/18/2014 2:01:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 17, 2014 | Maureen O'Donnell
    Former heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell of Chicago survived 15 punishing rounds in a ferocious 1967 fight with Muhammad Ali. An irate Ali wreaked havoc on Mr. Terrell, who had called him Cassius Clay instead of addressing him by his then-new Muslim name. Ali danced around Mr. Terrell and repeatedly jabbed him in the match, shouting, “What’s my name?!” ... Mr. Terrell, 75, who lived for decades near 111th and Halsted, died Tuesday at Little Company of Mary Hospital of complications of Alzheimer’s disease, his wife said. He was 75 ...
  • Klitschko Remains King of the Heavyweights

    11/16/2014 3:56:29 PM PST · by curth · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journals Daily Fix ^ | 3:43 pm ET Nov 16, 2014 | Gordon Marino
    On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg Germany, Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 knockouts) pulverized Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), knocking him out in the fifth round with a lethal left hook. Klitschko’s victory marked his 17th consecutive title defense. He is third in line behind Joe Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20). At 38, Klitschko seems unbeatable. Eight years into his reign, he has dominated his division more than any other active champion today. He holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, but remains one belt away from realizing his most immediate goal, unifying the heavyweight crown.
  • Don't mess with Gramps! (This is HYSTERICAL)

    10/20/2014 6:08:03 PM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 30 replies
    Digg.com ^ | 20 Oct 2014 | RIghtwardHo
    "Remember how your grandparents would always tell you life was more difficult for them? And how hard they had to work everyday? Turns out they weren't exaggerating in the slightest."
  • Christian Boxer Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I Pity Him, He Should Fear God

    10/17/2014 9:19:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    Manny Pacquiao recently revealed that he pities professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and suggested that he should get to know God instead of flaunting his wealth as Mayweather is known to do. Pacquiao made the comment after Mayweather posted several photographs on his Instagram account, showing Pacquiao knocked down in his past fights with the caption, "Miss Pac Man is broke for a pay day." "I'm not affected by it. I pity him and I pray that someday he would change his ways. He should fear God. 'For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world...
  • Boxing promoter Franck Maloney reveals sex change

    08/10/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    London (AFP) - Frank Maloney, the man behind Britain's former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis's march to the top, is undergoing a sex change and living as a woman called Kellie, she told the Sunday Mirror. The 61-year-old Englishwoman -- who stood for election to be London Mayor for the UKIP Party in 2004 -- has been married twice and has two daughters, but she told the newspaper she had always felt she was a woman.
  • Ultimate jumprope routines

    From Ray Leonard's facebook page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hqwku_iHRv8
  • Ex-Boxing Champion Jimmy Ellis Dies at 74

    05/06/2014 7:19:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | May 6, 2014 | Bruce Schreiner
    Jimmy Ellis, a heavyweight champion who sparred with an up-and-coming Muhammad Ali and later fought some of the era's best boxers, died Tuesday. He was 74. Ellis died at a Louisville hospital, brother Jerry Ellis said. Jimmy Ellis had Alzheimer's disease in recent years.
  • Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram: I Broke Up With ‘Miss Jackson’ Because She Had An Abortion

    05/02/2014 12:18:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Newsone ^ | May 1, 2014
    Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather claims he broke off his relationship with fiance Shantel Jackson because she had an abortion, TMZ reports. Mayweather’s Instagram and Facebook accounts displayed an image of what appeared to be ultrasound results and analysis showing two fetuses. The Instagram caption reads, “The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got a abortion, and I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies.” The images have since been taken down. Floyd and Shantel went their separate ways last year after the athlete gave her a $10 million engagement ring. She...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, R.I.P: Triple Murderer Who Fooled Hollywood

    04/24/2014 5:19:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died. Sympathetic obituaries say things like "wrongfully convicted" or "exonerated." But the black middleweight-title-contending boxer was neither. Carter, in 1966, murdered three people. But Hollywood later made a movie, "Hurricane," in which Denzel Washington brilliantly portrayed Carter as a wrongfully convicted near-saint, hounded mercilessly by a determined, racist detective. Excellent moviemaking, but it adds more sludge to the widely held notion of the "racist criminal justice system" that supposedly "warehouses" black males for no reason other than wrong place, wrong time, wrong skin. So, what really happened that night in Paterson, N.J., when three people were...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead

    04/20/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 20, 2014
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer who infamously served 19 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted for a triple murder, passed away Sunday in Toronto at the age of 76. Immortalized in a Bob Dylan song and a 1999 feature film, Carter was jailed in 1966 for a fatal shooting at a bar in New Jersey. Although he and his acquaintance John Artis passed a lie detector test and professed their innocence, the all-white jury convicted them. After multiple legal efforts, in 1985 a federal judge ruled that the convictions of Carter and Artis were based "upon an appeal...
  • Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead: Famed boxer wrongly convicted of triple murder loses battle

    04/20/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | April 20, 2014
    TORONTO — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals and...
  • Manny Pacquiao outfoxed and outworked Timothy Bradley – is Floyd Mayweather next?

    04/13/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/13/2014
    The rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley played out almost exactly like the first instalment. The only difference was the outcome. Pacquiao reclaimed the welterweight title he surrendered amid controversy to Bradley two years ago, rectifying one of the most mystifying decisions in boxing history with a clinical points victory before 15,601 rollicking fans. Two of the ringside judges had Pacquiao winning 116-112, the third scored it 118-112. The Guardian had it 116-112. So few put stock in Bradley’s split-decision win in June 2012 – a verdict that reeked of incompetence at best – that whatever redemption was wrought...
  • FBI suspected iconic 1964 Ali-Liston fight was rigged by mob

    02/24/2014 9:00:19 PM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/24/2014 | By Thom Loverro
    Fifty years ago today, Muhammad Ali “shocked the world” and beat one of the most fearsome fighters ever to put on a pair of boxing gloves, heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. But what if that storied fight was not what it seemed? It happened Feb. 25, 1964, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The film clip and sound bite have now become part of the American story — Liston quitting his stool before the eighth round, a young Cassius Clay, as Ali was known then, bouncing around the ring, waving his hands, yelling to the reporters at ringside who thought he...
  • George Zimmerman / DMX fight cancelled. Liberals take victory lap

    02/09/2014 1:52:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 9, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you missed it, celebrity fight promoter Damon Feldman recently set up another of these pay per view boxing events between George Zimmerman and DMX (who is apparently a musician fallen on hard times). These celebrity boxing events are not a new thing. TheyÂ’ve been held before, featuring various B list actors, failed childhood stars and other media figures. Danny Bonaduce went through a lot of this as an adult when his career fizzled after the Partridge Family years. But back to ZimmermanÂ… The proceeds from the show were slated to go to charity. But there is still a...
  • George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX in celebrity boxing bout

    02/05/2014 10:09:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-5-2014 | Saeed Ahmed
    <p>As in, what now, George Zimmerman?</p> <p>Seems like the former neighborhood watchman has found yet another way to remain in the public limelight.</p> <p>This time, he'll be stepping into a boxing ring to fight rapper DMX.</p> <p>Zimmerman said the celebrity boxing match was his idea. Boxing was his hobby, he told Radar Online last month, even prior to the "incident."</p>
  • Fight promoter: Mexican boxer Gonzalez dies after knockout

    02/04/2014 9:05:06 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    AP, through Fox Sports ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | AP Staff
    A fight promoter says Mexican featherweight boxer Oscar ''Fantasma'' Gonzalez has died after being knocked out in the 10th round of a bout Saturday.
  • Mike Tyson: ‘Dennis Rodman Is Guilty Of Treason’

    01/12/2014 5:38:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | January 10, 2014
    Mike Tyson: ‘Dennis Rodman Is Guilty Of Treason’ January 10, 2014 3:09 PM PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It takes a lot to shock and outrage Mike Tyson. Sounds like a job for Dennis Rodman. As if Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea, for an exhibition game with several former NBA players, didn’t raise enough eyebrows, Rodman’s appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo raised just about all of them. Rodman’s interview turned into an outburst, as he seemed to defend policies of North Korea while yelling at Cuomo. The other players that were along for the ride with Rodman sat silently and...
  • Boxing Fans:Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Technique Far From Being An Impugned Tactic

    12/18/2013 3:33:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    THe Secret Funny Laughter ^ | DEcember 14, 2013 | Staff
    I had always maligned Muhammad Ali for having developed, implemented the Rope-A-Dope tacticthat despite being a very effective strategy, felt was a cheap, cowardly way in which to defeat his opponents. But on closer inspection as offered by the enclosed gif, I came to see first hand that the Rope-A-Dope I thought he used was simply to have him standing in the cormner his head protected his opponent tiring himelf out in the process. But as I now see it, Ali had developed a deeply analytical, highly effective, disciplined approach that was more proactive than reactive, for which he deserve...
  • Manny Pacquiao's next fight after dominating Brandon Rios: Floyd Mayweather? Timothy Bradley?

    11/24/2013 5:53:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Bad Left Hook ^ | 11/23/2013 | By Scott Christ
    Manny Pacquiao got himself back in the race last night with a dominant decision win over Brandon Rios in Macao. So what's next for the Filipino superstar as he closes in on his 35th birthday? With last night's one-sided win over Brandon Rios, will we finally see the long-awaited "dream fight" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather? In a word, no. In a few more words, it's so beyond unlikely that any lengthy discussion as to why we won't see it is really a waste of time, but here are a few bullet points to lay out why this fight...
  • German Photographer Shares Memoirs of 'Muhammad Ali'

    10/07/2013 7:00:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | October 2013 Monday
    World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, states he took 'legendary' photos of Ali. World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, stated he took 'legendary' photos of him. Being in Turkey's Bursa city as a guest of "Third International Photography Festival in Bursa" Hoepker told his photography memories with famous boxer Muhammad Ali and said he had the opportunity to take each scene of him during a boxing match. "It was an incredible thing to approach him that...
  • Ex-heavyweight champ Norton dies

    09/18/2013 8:16:33 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies
    FoxSports (AP) ^ | SEP 18, 2013
    He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight. Ken Norton frustrated Ali three times in all, including their final bout at Yankee Stadium where he was sure he had beaten him once again. Norton, who died Wednesday at the age of 70, lost that fight for the heavyweight title. But he was forever linked to Ali for the 39 rounds they fought over three fights, with very little separating one man from the other in the ring.
  • Ken Norton dies. RIP

    09/18/2013 5:15:51 PM PDT · by Paisan · 44 replies
    I don't have a link at this time, but I just read on AOL that Kenny Norton had gone to his reward. Never liked his style of boxing, but HE made Ali THE Greatest. In their first fight, he broke Ali's jaw in the early rounds. Still, Ali went the distance and lost in a decision. In their 2nd fight in Yankee Stadium, Ali won in a split decision. If it wasn't for Ali, Norton would be an obscure "also-ran" In any case, Norton was one of the TOP Heavy-Weights of the era. RIP
  • Former champ Ken Norton dies

    09/18/2013 6:21:50 PM PDT · by babyfreep · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/18/2013 | AP
    LAS VEGAS -- Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He was 70. Ken Norton Jr., a coach with the Seattle Seahawks, confirmed the death to The Associated Press before handing the phone to his wife, too distraught to talk. Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, a friend of the fighter said.
  • Former heavyweight Ken Norton dies at age 70

    09/18/2013 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He was 70. Ken Norton Jr., a coach with the Seattle Seahawks, confirmed the death to The Associated Press before handing the phone to his wife, too distraught to talk
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison of "Rocky V" fame dies at 44

    09/02/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 2, 2013
    Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Monday. He was 44... He was a prodigious puncher whose bid to fight in the 1988 Seoul Olympics ended at the hands of Ray Mercer, who later dealt Morrison his first professional loss. He had a starring role in "Rocky V" alongside Sylvester Stallone. And perhaps most memorably, Morrison tested positive for HIV when the virus still carried a significant stigma, only to declare later the test was false...
  • Emile Griffith, elegant boxing champ, dies at 75

    07/23/2013 3:24:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2013 | Dave Skretta
    Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down. The applause kept going. Revered in retirement perhaps more than during his fighting days, Griffith died Tuesday at 75 after a long battle with pugilistic dementia.
  • Outraged at George Zimmerman’s acquittal, U.S. Olympic boxer won’t wear the flag

    07/16/2013 10:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Yahoo! Sports Boxing Experts Blog ^ | July 17, 2013 | Kevin Iole
    Many athletes erupted in outrage on Saturday when George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed Florida teen-ager Trayvon Martin. But rather than just take to Twitter to express his outrage, Terrell Gausha, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team, is planning to make a more visible protest against the jury's verdict. Gausha told TMZ that he will never wear the American colors into the ring or on his body again. At the 2012 Olympics in London, Gausha frequently draped himself in the flag. But, he told TMZ, no...
  • A Battered Dream, Then a Violent Path (Did Tamerlan go nuts because he was barred from boxing?)

    04/28/2013 6:45:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/27/2013 | DEBORAH SONTAG, DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and SERGE F. KOVALESKI
    BOSTON — It was a blow the immigrant boxer could not withstand: after capturing his second consecutive title as the Golden Gloves heavyweight champion of New England in 2010, Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev, 23, was barred from the national Tournament of Champions because he was not a United States citizen. The cocksure fighter, a flamboyant dresser partial to white fur and snakeskin, had been looking forward to redeeming the loss he suffered the previous year in the first round, when the judges awarded his opponent the decision, drawing boos from spectators who considered Mr. Tsarnaev dominant. From one year to the...
  • Luis Molina dies (Olympic and professional boxer)

    04/23/2013 11:57:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Boxing News 24 ^ | April 22, 2013
    Bay Area boxer legend Luis Molina, who was San Jose native recently passed away.
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Ten-Count for Carl “The Truth” Williams

    04/08/2013 10:05:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Boxing.com ^ | April 7, 2013 | Robert Mladinich
    Former heavyweight contender Carl “The Truth” Williams passed away today after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He was only 53. During a 15-year career that spanned from 1982-1997, Williams compiled a 30-10 (21 KOs) record against the best the division had to offer.
  • The Christian Boxer (turning the other cheek)

    04/08/2013 5:04:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 8, 2013 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    When our Lord says turn the other cheek, He speaks of a spiritual strategy to humble the self and then perhaps, to win other souls to Him. Not all the proud are shamed by humility and it seems pretty clear that those who smote the One who offered them salvation did not turn their hearts to him when He turned His cheek to them. Saint John Cantius won the hearts of some bandits when he called them back to take some money they had overlooked, but that is an instance rare enough to have become the lore of hagiography. Sane...
  • Ali's Trainer Told FBI Of Boxer's Islam Ties: Angelo Dundee met with agents ...

    02/02/2013 9:56:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 1, 2013
    Two weeks before Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship, the boxer’s trainer met secretly with FBI agents and identified members of the Nation of Islam who were associates of Ali, according to bureau records. In a "confidential" February 1964 memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a supervisor in the bureau’s Miami office reported on a meeting with “trainer-manager” Angelo Dundee and Dundee’s brother Chris, who was promoting the fight between Liston and Ali (who was then still known as Cassius Clay).
  • Boxer Florentino Fernandez dies at 76

    01/28/2013 9:59:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 28, 2013 | Santos A. Perez
    Florentino Fernandez, whose entertaining brawling style helped him become one of the top middleweight contenders and popular local fighters of the 1960s, died of a heart attack Monday morning in Miami, his son, Florentino Jr., said. Fernandez was 76.
  • Boxing Promoter Says There's One Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Fight Manny Pacquiao

    12/07/2012 8:29:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/07/2012 | Tony Manfred
    Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum claims that Floyd Mayweather Jr. once turned down a $100-million offer to fight Pacquiao. Speaking with ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas, Arum said there was a proposal on the table for a $180 million purse — 55% ($100 million) would have gone to Mayweather, and 45% ($80 million) would have gone to Pacquiao. Why'd he allegedly turn a hundred million dollars down? Arum claims that Mayweather hates fighting left-handed, unorthodox fighters. His closest fights have been against guys like this, and Arum says Mayweather becomes "completely vulnerable" against them. Mayweather is undefeated, and the chance...
  • Hector Camacho, 50, Boxer Who Lived Dangerously, Dies

    11/24/2012 7:41:04 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    ny times ^ | 11-24-12 | bruce weber
    Hector Camacho, a boxer known for his lightning-quick hands and flamboyant personality who emerged from a delinquent childhood in New York’s Spanish Harlem to become a world champion in three weight classes, died on Saturday in San Juan, P.R., after being shot while sitting in a parked car. He was 50.
  • Hector 'Macho' Camacho brain dead

    11/22/2012 7:07:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Doctors say famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after being shot in the face. Dr. Ernesto Torres said at a news conference Thursday that doctors are still performing tests on Camacho before meeting with his family. Torres had said late Wednesday that Camacho was showing irregular and intermittent brain activity.
  • Former boxing champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho on life support after shooting

    11/21/2012 8:10:57 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 21, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporters
    Former world boxing champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho was in critical condition today after being shot in his native Puerto Rico, with his family facing the decision of taking him off life support as his condition worsened. Doctors had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face while sitting in a car on Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. However his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. 'He's battling minute to minute. This is the most important...
  • Ex-boxer 'Macho' Camacho hurt in shooting

    11/20/2012 8:32:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | November 20, 2012
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Ex-boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in Puerto Rico, medical officials said.
  • Carmen Basilio, Boxer Who Beat Sugar Ray Robinson for Title, Dies at 85

    11/07/2012 3:53:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2012 | Richard Goldstein
    Carmen Basilio, the welterweight and middleweight boxing champion of the 1950s who fought two brutal bouts with Sugar Ray Robinson, winning his middleweight title and then losing it to him, died Wednesday in Rochester. Basilio, who lived in Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, was 85.
  • Emanuel Steward, famed boxing trainer, dies at 68

    10/25/2012 9:01:55 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 10/25/2012 | Mike Brudenell
    DETROIT — Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn’t the only way to win in boxing. With a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and a soothing voice, Steward developed unique bonds in and out of the ring with a long line of champions that included Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko. Steward, owner of the Kronk Gym in Detroit and an International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer, died Thursday. He was 68. His executive assistant, Victoria Kirton, said Steward died Thursday at a Chicago hospital. She didn’t disclose...
  • Orlando Cruz becomes first openly gay man in boxing

    10/04/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 October 2012 11.00 EDT | (Associated Press)
    Orlando Cruz from San Juan, Puerto Rico and ranked the No4 featherweight by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has openly admitted his is "a proud, gay man". He added: "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud, gay man."...
  • Former Champ Sanders Killed [Another South Africa Murder]

    09/23/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 23 September 2012
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Corrie Sanders, the South African southpaw who knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in one of the great upsets in heavyweight boxing, has died after being shot by robbers at a restaurant during a family celebration.
  • Michael Dokes, Former Champ, Passes Away at 54

    08/12/2012 3:42:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Boxing Scene ^ | August 12, 2012 | Michael Marley
    Former world heavyweight champion Michael "Dynamite" Dokes, blessed by natural boxing talent but cursed by a wicked addiction to cocaine, died early Sunday morning at his family home in Akron, Ohio. The ex-WBA champ, who served almost 10 years in a Nevada prison for a horrendous assault on a woman he lived with, was born on Aug. 10, 1958, and died on August 12 at the age of 54. Dokes was battered in recent months by cancer.
  • Inside Mike Tyson's (Hyper-Tacky) Abandoned Mansion...

    07/28/2012 2:47:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 28 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's not in Vegas- try Southington, Ohio:  like the Romans, Iron Mike left his his mark  (of architectural splendor) all over the place~ Is that real zebra hide carpet? More at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________  TheVine   Modern Man   AcidCow   eBaum'sWorld   Americanurbex
  • Jimmy Bivins, former heavyweight boxer from 1940s and 1950s, dies in Ohio at the age of 92

    07/05/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CLEVELAND — Jimmy Bivins, a heavyweight boxer in the 1940s and 1950s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died at 92.
  • Bad taste: Tyson says Holyfield's ear would have 'been much better' with his rival's BBQ sauce

    06/30/2012 10:57:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, June 29, 2012 | Joe Jenkins
    Bad taste: Tyson says Holyfield's ear would have 'been much better' with his rival's BBQ sauce Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield trade jokes about infamous ear-biting incident on Twitter Former heavyweight champ tweets 'Holyfield's ear would've been much better with his new BBQ sauce' as his former rival looks to promote his new product. It's been 15 years since Mike Tyson had a taste of Evander Holyfield's ear. On Friday, Tyson let it be known that he would have preferred some dipping sauce to go along with it. The former undisputed heavyweight champ raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted:...
  • Manny Pacquiao wins WBO after defeat by Timothy Bradley

    06/22/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/22/2012
    On the night two judges scored the bout 115-113 in the American's favour, prompting boos around the MGM Grand. The WBO has now met with five international judges to evaluate a video of the fight and they unanimously scored it in favour of Pacquiao. The original result still stands as the WBO does not have to power to overturn it, but a rematch could be ordered. It was a first defeat in seven years for Philippines fighter Pacquiao, who landed 94 more punches than Bradley. Pacquiao is already guaranteed a rematch because of a clause in his contract. According to...
  • WBO says Pacquiao won over Bradley

    06/21/2012 6:50:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Inquirer ^ | 6/21/12 | Mark Giongco
    MANILA, Philippines — World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao won over Timothy Bradley in their fight for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown, said a five-man panel of the WBO. Upon its review, the WBO panel re-scored the controversial Timothy Bradley split-decision win over Pacquiao and had it 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, 116-112, 115-113 for the Filipino ring icon. The fight’s official result, however, still stands, according to WBO president Francisco Valcarcel. “We can’t change the result but we did this review for two reasons,” Valcarcel told ESPN.com. “If they want to make a rematch, we will approve the rematch and if...
  • Harry Reid: Maybe we can use that disputed Manny Pacquiao fight to get a federal boxing bill passed

    06/13/2012 4:26:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, it’s big news when the U.S. Senate majority leader says he thinks a major fight was fixed and that Congress should spring into action to solve the problem. Or at least, it would be: As you’ll see, he’s actually not saying that he thinks it was fixed. On the contrary, he thinks the outcome was the result of poor judging, not fraud. In which case … why the hell is he using this as an excuse to promote some sort of new federal boxing statute? It’s Rahm Emanuel’s infamous line about not letting a crisis go to waste,...