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  • President Trump Posthumously Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson…

    05/25/2018 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 23 replies ^ | 5/24/18 | sundance
    President Trump Posthumously Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson…
  • 'The Nation' Angered that 'Racist' Trump to Pardon Late African-American Boxing Champ

    04/23/2018 8:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jay Maxon
    The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin is livid that the man who occupies the White House, courtesy of the slave-holders who devised the electoral college, is getting the credit for pardoning Jack Johnson. The African-American Johnson was an early 20th century boxing champion who also served prison time for a criminal charge. Johnson (shown in photograph) was the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion, from 1908-1915, the era of Jim Crow. He had dated and married white women, and in 1912, he was arrested for violating the Mann Act forbidding a person from transporting a woman across state lines for...
  • Trump considering pardon for boxing legend Jack Johnson after call from Sylvester Stallone

    04/21/2018 2:11:32 PM PDT · by ethom · 148 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/21/18 03:33 PM EDT | BY BRETT SAMUELS -
    <p>President Trump said Saturday he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxer Jack Johnson at the urging of actor Sylvester Stallone.</p> <p>“Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial,” Trump tweeted.</p>
  • Scott Westgarth: British Boxer Dies After Winning Fight in Doncaster

    02/26/2018 11:05:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/26
    British boxer Scott Westgarth has died in hospital after falling ill following a light-heavyweight fight in Doncaster on Saturday. The 31-year-old won the eliminator bout on points against Dec Spelman. He appeared to be in pain during post-fight interviews and was then taken to hospital after falling ill backstage. The rest of the show, headlined by Curtis Woodhouse who was due to fight in a Commonwealth light-welterweight title eliminator, was cancelled. Westgarth, who was the underdog going into Saturday's bout, was chasing an English title fight. His previous record was six wins, two losses and a draw.
  • Boxer vs Wrestler

    12/06/2017 8:15:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Taking a break from gun stuff, lets talk about pugilist sports. Before UFC and MMA was conceived the debate of a boxer vs a wrestler have been talked about for a long time. Fight fans from boxing and wrestling have always talked about pitting their favorite athletes against the other. Even thugs out on the streets corner would talk about how a good old right cross would take out any wrestler. On the other side a powerful suplex would rock the boxers world. In the past there were promotions at the sports professional level to settle this debate, however, most...
  • Joe DeNucci proved that nice guys can be champs

    09/29/2017 6:03:54 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 3 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 9/30 | Peter lucas
    Here are a few records and interesting asides related to former State Auditor Joe DeNucci, who died earlier this month at age 78. As a professional fighter — he was a world class-ranked middleweight — Joe fought more fights at the Boston Garden than any other fighter. His overall record was 54-15, with four draws, but that does not tell the whole story As the elected state auditor of the commonwealth, he served in that post for 24 years, longer than any of his predecessors. As auditor, he worked with and outlasted a half-dozen governors: Michael Dukakis, William Weld, Paul...
  • Jake LaMotta dead: 'Raging Bull' boxing legend dies aged 95

    09/20/2017 7:48:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 31 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/20/2017 | Josh Robbins
    Jake LaMotta – the legendary boxer depicted by Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull – has died, aged 95. A Facebook account, belonging to his daughter Christi, posted a tribute to him yesterday evening (19 September). It read: "Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 - September 19, 2017 – Rest in Peace Pop." Well-wishers have queued up to give their condolences to Christi and sing the praises of one of boxing's all-time greats. Patti Fazzino wrote: "Dear Christi, I am so sorry to lose your Dad. He is in my heart. Look at it like this, all the North Miami Beach Italian...
  • Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin + UFC: Rockhold Vs. Branch, Live Thread

    09/16/2017 5:48:37 PM PDT · by Impy · 53 replies
    This is hell of a matchup, so rare nowadays to see 2 top guys actually fight each other. 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 a -155 favorite over Canelo at +125. The UFC Fight Event is on Fox Sports One and Fox Sports GO, prelims in progress, main card at 10PM eastern. The former middleweight champ takes on David Branch in the main event.
  • Brain-Damaged Boxer Will Receive $22 Million in Settlement With State of New York

    09/11/2017 2:21:47 PM PDT · by plain talk · 28 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Sept 11, 2017 | Dan Barry
    The State of New York has agreed to pay $22 million to a boxer who sustained severe brain damage during a heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden nearly four years ago, in a case that raised serious questions about the postfight care given to athletes who have just exchanged repeated blows to the head. The settlement, awarded to the former boxer Magomed Abdusalamov and his family, was approved Friday by Judge Jeanette Rodriguez-Morick in New York City Civil Court. It was first reported by ESPN. A separate lawsuit filed against the three ringside physicians is pending in state Supreme Court....
  • Joe DeNucci, boxer and long-serving politician, dies at 78

    09/09/2017 7:56:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    AP via ^ | September 8, 2017
    Joe DeNucci, a former world class middleweight boxing contender who became a politician and the longest-serving state auditor in Massachusetts history, has died at age 78. DeNucci, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died Friday at his home in Newton, where his death was confirmed by the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home. In his boxing days he fought quality opponents including Emile Griffith, a world champion in multiple weight classes, before turning to the equally rough-and-tumble world of state politics. As a Democrat, he served as a state representative and later held the office of state auditor for...
  • Sugar Ramos passes away aged 75 in Mexico City (former featherweight boxing champion)

    09/04/2017 8:26:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Boxing News ^ | September 4, 2017 | Matt Christie
    Former world featherweight champion Sugar Ramos, real name Ultiminio Ramos, has died at the age of 75 after a long fight from cancer. One of the first victims of the professional boxing ban in Cuba, Ramos moved to Mexico – where he later became an idol – to escape the communist regime of Fidel Castro in 1961. Two years later he challenged Davey Moore for the WBA and WBC featherweight titles, and it is the tragic outcome of that bout that became Ramos’ unwanted claim to fame.
  • Mayweather tops McGreggor as ref stops it in 10th

    08/26/2017 9:54:46 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 93 replies
    CBS TV
    NcGreggor was all but out on feet.
  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor Mcgregor: Live Thread

    08/26/2017 5:11:47 PM PDT · by Impy · 268 replies
    Prelims on Fox right now. Main Card begins on PPV at 9 Eastern. Fight expected to begin around 11:45PM Eastern
  • The Honor of Boxing Is at Stake

    08/26/2017 6:13:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Gordon Marino
    Little by little, Americans began to understand that when it came to street fighting, the multidimensionality of mixed martial artists rendered them more pernicious than pure pugilists. Maybe 8 out of 10 times, take it out back, and the boxer ends up on the ground. In 2010, James “Lights Out” Toney, one of the toughest and most technical boxers of our era, ventured into the octagon (the mixed martial arts equivalent of the boxing ring) against an older Randy Couture. Couture, a former wrestler, easily dispatched Toney with a submission hold in the first round. Boxers are not competitive in...
  • Las Vegas books staring down Mayweather-McGregor disaster

    08/23/2017 7:49:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2017 | Howie Kussoy
    People are putting their money where Conor McGregor’s mouth is. Though McGregor isn’t expected to leave his first professional boxing match a winner this weekend, if the brash UFC lightweight champ is somehow victorious, Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t be the biggest loser in Las Vegas. Despite the overwhelming consensus from experts that the 29-year-old Irishman has little chance to beat the undefeated boxing legend this weekend, bettors are overwhelmingly in McGregor’s corner — accounting for 89 percent of all action, according to — and could be setting the city’s sportsbooks up for one of its darkest days ever.
  • 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, 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.”