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  • 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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  • Manny Pacquiao Wins Over Timothy Bradley In What He Calls The Final Fight Of His Career

    04/10/2016 6:21:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Quadrangle Online ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jody Gregory
    These two have met two times before, with Bradley getting the win in their first meeting by way of a controversial decision win. It began in the same Las Vegas venue, with Pacquiao's sensational victory as a whirlwind of a fighter in June 2001, and ended with this emphatic win over the American who inflicted one of his three grave losses in his last six fights.In the decade of the 2000s, when Pacquiao was named the BWAA "Fighter of the Decade", people traveled in droves."I'm looking for knockdowns in this fight, I did my best, but Bradley's a good counter...
  • Manny Pacquiao Defiant After Nike Firing: 'I'm Happier That People Hear the Truth' About Gay People

    02/21/2016 5:51:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said that he has no issues with sportswear giant Nike terminating his contract after his controversial comments about gay people, and insisted that it is more important for people "to hear the truth." "Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that," Pacquiao said, according to USA Today Sports. "Its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight. Our contract had already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing." "I am not condemning the LGBT (community)," the Christian fighter and Filipino politician added. "What I am condemning is the act....
  • [Ireland] Disguised gunmen target boxing fans in Dublin hotel; 1 dead

    02/05/2016 12:32:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 2:16 PM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Gunmen disguised as police opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel Friday, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland's top cocaine-smuggling gang. Fans attending the weigh-in ceremonies for a Dublin boxing event fled in terror as two gunmen wearing police uniforms opened fire inside the lobby of the Regency Hotel. Witnesses inside the ballroom hosting the ceremony saw two other men in the crowd, including one disguised as a woman, running away holding handguns. It wasn't clear whether they opened fire, were working as scouts for the other gunmen,...
  • World champ boxer Bob Foster dies at 76 (light heavyweight champion)

    11/22/2015 8:03:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | Rick Wright
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque's Bob Foster, arguably the greatest light-heavyweight boxing champion of all time, died Saturday morning. No cause of death has been given, but the boxing Hall of Famer had been in failing health for some time. Funeral arrangements are pending. Foster was 76, having been born in December 1938. He is incorrectly listed by boxrec.com has having been born in April 1938.
  • Oakdale girl fights for her chance to get in boxing ring (MN)

    09/24/2015 2:22:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/24/15 | Mary Lynn Smith
    Fifteen-year-old Amaiya Zafar is just a girl who wants to box. But before she can get into the ring of a USA Boxing-sanctioned event, such as a Friday bout in Duluth in which she hoped to compete, she will have to fight for the right to wear a hijab under her helmet and long sleeves and tights. That attire would allow her to adhere to her Muslim beliefs. International rules governing boxing dictate that she wear a sleeveless jersey and shorts that can’t go below her knees. “We’re not the bad guys,” said Angel Villarreal, USA Boxing chief of officials....
  • Floyd Mayweather to retire after equalling Rocky Marciano’s record

    09/13/2015 7:48:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Times ^ | 09/13/2015 | Ron Lewis
    Floyd Mayweather announced his retirement from the ring, as he promised, after a one-sided victory over Andre Berto in Las Vegas, but whether it really is the last time he boxes will only be shown over time. The American retained his WBC and WBA welterweight title with a unanimous points victory that was short on highlights to claim his 49th successive victory, equalling the unbeaten record of Rocky Marciano, the former world heavyweight champion. Marciano was 32 when he was last in the ring in 1955, having boxed in only seven world title bouts, although his exciting no-nonsense style ensured
  • Report: Floyd Mayweather used a banned IV one day before Manny Pacquiao fight

    09/10/2015 10:03:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/10/2015 | Corker Gaines
    The day before Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s highly anticipated bout against Manny Pacquiao, agents for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) conducted a surprise drug test on Mayweather and found evidence of an illegal IV being used on the boxer, according to Thomas Hauser of SBNation. The fluids that Mayweather's camp says were administered to the fighter — saline and vitamins to combat dehydration — are not banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which sets the standards used by Usada. The use of the IV, however, as well as the decisions by Usada to not notify the Nevada Athletic Commission...
  • At bout with Holyfield, Romney saved best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley

    05/16/2015 2:04:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 91 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2015
    Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield had a charity boxing match last night:-snip- Holyfield was declared the victor, but perhaps only because Romney saved his best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley.-snip-Mitt Romney with the joke about wanting his fight against @holyfield to be "as clean as Hillary Clinton's server"-snip-Romney after Holyfield fight: "I'm ready to take on Harry Reid's exercise equipment now.-snip-Romney, with some bite post-fight: "I'm happy to fight anybody so long as Candy Crowley isn't the referee."-snip- Mitt Romney, winner by TKO.
  • Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney box for charity – watch video

    05/16/2015 7:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/16/2015
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and boxing legend Evander Holyfield entered the ring in Salt Lake City on Friday for a bout to raise money for charity. Politics found its way into the charity bout, with one fan playfully shouting: 'Put Hillary in there,' referring to Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
  • Mitt Romney will fight a former world boxing champion tonight [The man who beat Mike Tyson]

    05/15/2015 8:41:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    In one of the most unlikely encounters, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is preparing to take on former world boxing champion Evander Holyfield. The pair will take part in a charity boxing match, to raise money for CharityVision, an organisation that helps provide blindness-curing surgeries around the world. In a YouTube video, Mr. Romney is seen training hard for the fight, but jokes "I don't have much of a right hook, but when I get somebody's ear, I can be pretty formidable."
  • Fans file $5M class action suit against Manny Pacquiao over non-disclosure of injury

    05/06/2015 2:51:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 05/06/2015 | Larry Brown
    Two fans filed a class action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao and his team for failing to disclose a serious shoulder injury prior to the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend. After losing to Mayweather by unanimous decision, Pacquiao’s camp said the fighter was trying to compete despite a severe shoulder injury. They blamed the Nevada Athletic Commission for denying him a painkilling injection prior to the fight. The severity of Pacquiao’s injury seemed to be confirmed when it was reported Monday he would undergo surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder. But what doesn’t add up is that...
  • ‘Ultron’s Saturday Gets Tapped On The Chin By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

    05/03/2015 6:10:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 2, 2015 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    The masses are spending their excess income elsewhere tonight, specifically $90-$100 per subscription to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which is already on course to net $400M in PPV revenue. Many across the U.S. are watching the boxing match Avengers Age of Ultron Saturday Impacted By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fightat parties. What this means for Avengers: Age of Ultron is a lower than expected Saturday of $59M per industry estimates, a 30% decline from yesterday’s $84.46M. The first Avengers saw a Saturday dip of 14% back on May 5, 2012. Ultron‘s Sunday, per industry calculations, is looking at $47M, down 20% from Saturday...
  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    05/03/2015 6:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday lunchtime local time were quickly vacated after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. Herminio Coloma, a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino III, said "the country still holds its head high in the admirable fight of our National Fist."(continued)
  • Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins decision in richest fight ever

    05/03/2015 4:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Chiilicothe News ^ | 05/02/2015
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented his legacy as the best of his generation. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten...
  • Mayweather VS Pacquiao LIVE THREAD

    05/02/2015 8:18:05 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 265 replies
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  • The fighters who've lost to Floyd Mayweather explain why he's so impossible to beat

    04/30/2015 11:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/30/2015 | Tony Manfred
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is widely regarded as the best fighter of his generation and one of the best defensive fighters of all time. He enters his May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao with an undefeated record of 48-0. There's a case to be made that Pacquiao, who has knocked out more opponents, can pull an upset, but most expect Floyd to win this fight the same way he has won fights for years — making his opponent miss early, timing his counters to perfection, and eventually winning on points. There's a radical juxtaposition between Mayweather's persona out of the ring...
  • Former middleweight world champion boxer Gene Fullmer dead at 83

    04/28/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jay Drew
    West Jordan • Many professional boxers have colorful and jarring nicknames designed to instill fear in opponents, capture the imagination of the general public and perhaps bring some extra publicity and headlines. But when it came to having a trademark moniker, Utah's Gene Fullmer wasn't like many of his counterparts. In a 2009 interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Fullmer said he just preferred to be called by the name his parents, Tuff and Mary Fullmer, gave him when he was born in 1931. The former world middleweight boxing champion died late Monday night at a care center near his...
  • Olbermann Will Boycott NFL Draft, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Because Of Abuse Charges

    04/26/2015 6:39:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Sports Grid ^ | April 25th, 2015 | Henry McKenna
    ESPN’s Keith Olbermann wants the United States to address its issues with rape and domestic abuse. And whether the sporting world knows it or not, fans are given the opportunity to do just that during the 2015 NFL Draft and the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight. Jameis Winston is dealing with allegations of sexual assault and Mayweather has five instances of domestic abuse on his criminal record. Yet, Winston is looking like a lock at the No. 1-overall pick, and Mayweather continues to box in the arguably highest profile event in the history of boxing.
  • Heavyweight Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko shows he’s slowing down in victory over Bryant Jennings

    04/26/2015 6:04:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2015
    <p>Not much was expected from Bryant Jennings in Saturday’s heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Madison Square Garden.</p> <p>Klitschko’s advantages in height (three inches, at least) and weight (more than 20lb) were foreboding enough, but nothing compared to the gulf in experience. The 39-year-old from Ukraine had more successful title defenses than Jennings had pro fights. The oddsmakers had made the upstart from North Philadelphia as a 10-1 underdog in Klitschko’s first fight on US soil since 2008.</p>
  • 'The Bronx Bull' is another shot at the story of boxer Jake LaMotta

    04/24/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    ... [Jake] LaMotta has been the subject of several books, a film considered one of the greatest in American cinema, and a failed stage show called "Lady and the Champ." Now there's a second feature film about his life, this one titled "LaMotta: The Bronx Bull." LaMotta will be in Orange County on Saturday when the new movie, produced by Irvine-based Main Street Films, premieres as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival ...
  • Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out fast on Ticketmaster (in one minute)

    04/23/2015 2:08:57 PM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    Fox5Vegas ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Aaron Barker
    About a minute after tickets to next week's Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight went on sale Thursday, they were sold out. Tickets to the May 2 fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena went on sale at noon on Ticketmaster, after a week of back-and-forth between the two fighters' camps. The cheapest tickets that were being sold went for about $1,500, not including service fees. Within about 60 seconds, using the “best available” search method to find tickets on the website returned a message that said, “Sorry no tickets from the venue currently." However, FOX5 found ring-side tickets were...
  • Pacquiao vs. Mayweather has me intrigued. Who do you think will win?

    04/21/2015 1:06:07 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 38 replies
    Me | 4/21/15 | Georgiadawg32
    I'd prefer Manny, but I think Mayweather will win. Your opinions?
  • UFC's McGregor On Mayweather: "I'd Kill Him In Less Than 30 Seconds"

    04/16/2015 12:37:06 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 52 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 16 April 2015
    "I don't look at a man who's expert in one area as a specialist," McGregor told Esquire. "I look at him as a rookie in ten other areas...It would take me less than thirty seconds to wrap around him like a boa constrictor and strangle him."
  • The quake in Salt Lake: Mitt Romney to box Evander Holyfield for charity on May 15

    03/17/2015 9:19:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2015 | AllahPundit
    A logical pairing. One’s a washed-up former champion who didn’t know when to quit, the other’s Evander Holyfield.No no, I kid. There are obvious differences between them. For instance, Holyfield had to defeat some legit heavyweights, not just tomato cans, to earn his title. Zing.The next time you hear someone call Mayweather/Pacquiao the fight of the century, you tell ‘em it’s not even the best fight in May. In fact, Romney is slated to fight former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in the marquis event during a several-bout evening at the Rail Event Center near the Union Pacific Depot...
  • Mitt Romney to fight Evander Holyfield in charity boxing event

    03/16/2015 8:11:14 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 03/16/2015 | AP
     38°  Nation 3 Mitt Romney to fight Evander Holyfield in charity boxing event March 16, 2015 10:27 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE CITY - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in May. Romney's son Josh Romney confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that his father will participate in the May 15 black-tie event in Salt Lake City. In full protective gear, Mitt Romney and Holyfield will spar in the boxing ring for a lighthearted fight before the...
  • Mike Tyson, History Buff: Tyson opens up about everything he wished he had known then

    03/13/2015 4:04:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | March 12, 2015 | Amy Nicholson
    "Mark Twain said boxing is the only sport where a slave, if he's successful, can rub shoulders with royalty," says former heavyweight Mike Tyson, who once knocked out 19 opponents in a row. "Can you imagine that? Just by fighting another human being, he can meet a king, a prince, a queen, eat at the same table with them, be invited to the castle." Or in modern times, make $30 million in one fight, build your own castle, stock it with tigers, and still wake up every morning the pawn of powerful men who make money off your sweat. When...
  • Done deal: Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2

    02/21/2015 4:43:16 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    yahoo.....!? ^ | "13 hours ago" | Kevin Iole Yahoo Sports
    LAS VEGAS – After years of frustration and disappointment, following many starts and stops, perhaps the most talked about boxing match in history is finally a reality. Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Friday that he's agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight bout May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. It's a bout the public has been calling for since late 2009 and pits the two finest boxers of their generation in a historic event.
  • Boxing Great Harold Johnson Dies

    02/20/2015 5:16:58 AM PST · by pallmallman · 9 replies
    The Ring ^ | 02/19/2015 | Lee Groves
    Some fighters seize the public’s imagination with awe-inspiring one-punch knockouts. Others bedazzle with bursts of supersonic speed. A few grab headlines with their retina-burning attire, their inspirational life stories or their inflammatory trash talk. Onetime light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who died Thursday morning at 86, didn’t take any shortcuts to earn his greatness. He was a solid citizen in a sport saturated by crazies, criminals and characters. He was the guy who clocked in every day and did his job in such a classy, dignified manner that one couldn’t help but admire his excellence. Johnson was a beautifully proportioned...
  • Manny Pacquiao's Promotor Says A Deal Is Place For A $200 Million Fight With Floyd Mayweather

    01/14/2015 7:48:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/14/2015 | Tony Manfred
    A deal is on the table for a super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd in Las Vegas, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum told Kevin Iole Yahoo Sports. Arum says the Pacquiao has agreed to his the deal, as have Mayweather's "representatives." The way Arum frames it, all that's left is for Mayweather himself to agree to the deal. Iole reports that Pacquiao has agreed to a 60-40 revenue split where Mayweather would made an estimated $120 million and Pacquiao $80 million. The two sides have been unable to make the fight happen for the better part...
  • 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 · 8 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...