July 15, 2019

Boxing great Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker killed after being hit by car: Retired boxer Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, who held world titles at four weight classes, has been killed after being hit by a car, Virginia Beach police said Monday.

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August 25, 2017

Is Mayweather-McGregor Too Dangerous to Allow?: Boxer Floyd Mayweather faces mixed martial artist Conor McGregor Saturday. The Association of Ringside Physicians believes the bout should never have been sanctioned because of McGregor's lack of boxing experience. "The thing I really fear, truly fear, is that somebody's going to get really hurt in this upcoming fight," group president Larry Lovelace said. He's not talking about Mayweather. Expected ticket sales are $70 million.

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June 07, 2016

MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dies: Professional mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice died Monday at age 42. Slice had been hospitalized earlier Monday for undisclosed reasons near his home in South Florida, according to Coral Springs police. ""We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss," said Bellator MMA president Scott Coker. "Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man." Slice, birth name Kevin Ferguson, was a former backyard brawler and Internet sensation. A heavyweight at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, he had a 5-2 professional record with four TKOs.

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June 04, 2016

The Greatest is gone.:

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November 15, 2015

Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey in Huge UFC Upset: Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey to take the UFC women's bantamweight championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday night. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports called it "arguably the biggest upset in UFC history" and said Rousey "was never in the fight." Vegas took a big hit on the fight after giving Holm bettors 6-to-1 odds.

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April 28, 2015

How Big Will Mayweather-Pacquiao Be Saturday?: On Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a welterweight title bout that is expected to generate more pay-per-view revenue than any bout in history. Pent-up demand for the fight has fostered expectations that it will exceed the records for pay-per-view boxing purchases (2.48 million for Mayweather's win over Oscar De La Hoya in 2007) and for revenue ($152 million for Mayweather's defeat of Saul Alvarez two years ago). The cost of watching Pacquiao fight Mayweather -- at a suggested price of $89.95 to $99.95 -- is a record for boxing.

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January 23, 2015

Don't hit me in the mouth, I gotta play tonight: Miles Davis and boxing. "The legendary jazz trumpeter and composer isn’t the only person to ever make the comparison—George Foreman famously stated that “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”—but few are as uniquely qualified to ponder the relationship between music and pugilism as Davis was. Over the course of his life and career, the man’s connection to the sweet science was almost as complex and fascinating as his music was. It was a source of childhood inspiration, a muse, and even a lifesaver."

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November 01, 2014

Annotated list: the 25 best photos of Muhammad Ali, inside and outside the ring.

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June 08, 2014

Miguel Cotto Shows He's Better Than Ever in Dominant TKO Win vs. Sergio Martinez: Miguel Cotto was everything he could be Saturday night. He was fast. He was powerful. He was precise. He was dynamic.

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October 09, 2013

On boxing and stereotypes: "Many years ago, more indeed than I care to number, I had a discussion with my fellow-students that had a permanent influence upon my views and attitude to life. It concerned, of all things, the ethics of professional boxing, a subject to which until that moment I had not given a moment’s thought. But youth is an age at which it is felt necessary to have a strong opinion about everything, and mere ignorance is no bar to passionate advocacy. The same is true, of course, of journalists. There is nothing like passionate ignorance to keep one young at heart." ~Theodore Dalrymple

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September 19, 2013

Ken Norton, a Championship Fighter Who Broke Ali’s Jaw, Is Dead at 70: Ken Norton, who fought three memorable fights with Muhammad Ali, breaking his jaw in winning their first bout, then losing twice, and who went on to become the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, died Wednesday in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nev. He was 70.

posted by BornIcon to boxing at 10:33 AM - 3 comments

September 15, 2013

Floyd Mayweather puts on dominating display in win: Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.

posted by BornIcon to boxing at 10:38 AM - 3 comments

May 05, 2013

Still 'Money': Floyd Mayweather Jr. picks apart Robert Guerrero to win unanimous decision: The countdown to the end of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s legendary career began on Saturday with a brilliant performance in a victory over Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden. Mayweather rolled his record to 44-0 and kept alive a dream to end his career with a perfect mark.

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December 09, 2012

November 21, 2012

'Macho' Camacho Shot in Face: Hector "Macho" Camacho was clinging to life Wednesday after being shot in the face a night earlier in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, while in a car. "The situation with Macho is very delicate," said Dr. Ernesto Torres at the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. "The prognosis is not good." Camacho was parked outside a liquor store with a friend when he was shot. Cocaine was found on the friend, who was killed. Two assailants fled in an SUV.

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October 25, 2012

Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward dies at 68 : Hall of fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, who directed the careers of several champion fighters including Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and current heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, has died.

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October 05, 2012

Boxer Orlando Cruz: I'm a 'Proud Gay Man': Orlando Cruz, 31, the fourth-ranked featherweight in the world, announced this week that he's gay. "I have always been and always will be a proud gay man," he said. "I want to be me. I want to be Orlando Cruz, and I don't want to pretend." Cruz faces Jorge Pazos in his next bout Oct. 19 in Kissimmee, Fla.

posted by rcade to boxing at 09:25 AM - 6 comments

August 02, 2012

Olympic Boxing Scandal: Japan's Satoshi Shimizu knocked down Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov five times in the third and final round of their bantamweight bout yesterday. And yet, the judges scored the round in favor of Abdulhamidov, who spent more time on the canvas than on his feet.

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June 21, 2012

WBO Scores Fight for Pacquiao: A five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored Manny Pacquiao over Timothy Bradley in a video review of their fight.

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March 25, 2012

Legendary Boxing Writer Bert Sugar Dies: The boxing writer and historian Bert Sugar died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 74. Sugar published Boxing Illustrated and The Ring magazine and wrote many books on boxing. He worked in the '60s as a Madison Avenue advertising executive at the agencies McCann Erickson and J. Walter Thompson. While battling his illness In December, Sugar sized up his life this way: "Half the people are rooting for me to recover, half are not. I've been an editor, lawyer, adman, writer, announcer. I've gotten away with things. This has been fun but maybe I'm paying for it. Somewhere, some way, somehow, it's going to come back and revisit you. But I don't regret a step."

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February 19, 2012

Boxers David Haye, Derek Chisora Fight at Press Conference: A mixed martial arts bout broke out at the press conference after Derek Chisora lost to Vitali Klitschko in a WBC title fight in Munich. Haye, a boxer working as a TV pundit for the fight, was insulted by Klitschko's manager and then got into it with Chisora. After they traded insults, Chisora yelled "tell me to my face" and came down into the crowd. The fellow Brits and others fought for five minutes and at one point, Haye wielded a camera tripod and Chisora a bottle.

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February 02, 2012

Ali's Trainer Angelo Dundee Dies: Angelo Dundee, the legendary boxing corner man who trained Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and 13 other world champions, died Wednesday at his home in Tampa, Fl. He was 90. Dundee stuck with Ali through all the controversies in his career, including his conversion to the Nation of Islam in 1964 and his conviction on draft evasion charges, and was on hand to celebrate the boxer's 70th birthday last month. "He let me be exactly who I wanted to be, and he was loyal. That is the reason I love Angelo," Ali wrote in the foreword to a book by Dundee.

posted by rcade to boxing at 08:40 AM - 4 comments

December 09, 2011

UFC Fighter Fired for Tweeting Rape Joke: The UFC has dropped fighter Miguel Torres after he reposted the following joke from the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Twitter: "If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn't mind going for rides in them. Everyone like surprises." He also posted "Your mouth says no but my roofies say yes" and "I'm not a gynecologist but I'll take a look."

posted by rcade to boxing at 10:08 AM - 27 comments

December 07, 2011

Disabled’ MMA fighter Nick Newell, without a forearm or hand, submits opponent: Nick Newell's dream run continued on Friday during a Legacy Fight championship event. He remained unbeaten at 6-0 in his young MMA career with a win over Denis Hernandez at XFC 15. What he's accomplishing without a forearm or fist on his left arm is simply incredible.

posted by gfinsf to boxing at 07:52 AM - 2 comments

November 08, 2011

Smokin' Joe has passed away.: The boxing legend passed away tonight.

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November 06, 2011

Smokin' Joe Fighting Cancer: Former heavyweight champion "Smokin'" Joe Frazier has liver cancer and is under hospice care. The 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago, Frazier's personal and business manager said Saturday. "We have medical experts looking into the all the options that are out there," said Frazier's manager Leslie Wolff. "There are very few."

posted by rcade to boxing at 12:45 PM - 4 comments

October 11, 2011

An Underdog on the Undercard: Dewey Bozella will be in his first professional fight at age 52, having spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

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September 18, 2011

1961 Larry Merchant Would Kick Floyd Mayweather's Ass: After Floyd Mayweather's controversial sucker-punch knockout of Victor Ortiz in their welterweight title fight Saturday night, Mayweather went off on ring announcer Larry Merchant during a live interview (video). Merchant responded to Mayweather's insults by telling the enraged boxer, "I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your ass."

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September 01, 2011

De La Hoya Admits Posing in Fishnets, Heels, Panties: Former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya has admitted that four-year-old photos that show him in boxing gloves, fishnet stockings, women's undergarments and high heels are real. For years De La Hoya associates have attacked the reputation of 23-year-old stripper Milana Dravnel, who posed with him in some photos as they trysted in a Philadelphia hotel. "Let me tell you, yes, it was me," said De La Hoya in an interview with Univision. "I'm tired of lying, lying to people, lying to myself."

posted by rcade to boxing at 04:07 PM - 9 comments

May 02, 2011

The first man to floor 'The Greatest' passed away: Henry Cooper fought Ali, who was then known as Cassius Clay, at London's Wembley Arena in 1963 and sent the American falling into the ropes with a fierce left hook in the fourth round.

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May 01, 2011

Requiem for boxing: the decline of the Sweet Science: And the MMA fights themselves feel like fast food – sometimes extraordinarily good fast good – compared with what boxing at its best can produce, a three-hour, three-star meal. They feel like a tweet (though sometimes, a great, clever, provocative tweet), not a sonnet, and certainly not an epic, a really catchy jingle, not a fully realized popular song. There's no arguing with the marketplace. Fifty-five thousand people can't be wrong. There's no turning back the clock. And there's no point in trying to explain what's missing, because what's missing has already been, and is already gone.

posted by rumple to boxing at 02:13 AM - 7 comments

March 16, 2011

Boxer Doesn't Regret 'Gang Rape' Remark: World Boxing Association heavyweight champion David Haye said that he does not regret saying last year that an upcoming fight would be "as one-sided as a gang rape" and his opponent Audley Harrison would "get violated in that ring." "I don't regret anything I say," Haye explained. "To be honest, the most controversial things I've said actually give me more column inches. So the more controversial you are, the more column inches you get. The more column inches you get, the more people are aware you're a boxer. The more people know you're a boxer, the more people are interested if you win or lose ... the more they pay pay-per-views."

posted by rcade to boxing at 02:19 PM - 7 comments

March 06, 2011

Alvarez Becomes Youngest Super Welterweight Champ: Mexican boxer Saul Alvarez became the youngest world champion in super welterweight history by defeating Britain's Matthew Hatton for the vacant World Boxing Council crown Saturday. Alvarez, 20, improved his record to 36-0 with one draw and 26 knockouts, taking a belt vacated by Manny Pacquiao.

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February 16, 2011

Bob Arum: Only Whites Like MMA: Although boxing promoter Bob Arum credits mixed martial arts with a "marvelous job of marketing," he said the rival sport doesn't have broad appeal. "It's white males, and they have never been able to expand their demographic," he said. "The Hispanics don't care anything for it. Most African-Americans don't watch it. ... So the future success of UFC is limited. ... The only demographic that boxing has lost is the white, young males, period."

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January 30, 2011

Herschel Walker Wins Second MMA Fight: Former NFL running back Herschel Walker, 48, improved his mixed-martial arts record to 2-0 with a first round TKO of Scott Carson (4-2) Saturday. The match aired as part of Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg on Showtime. "When they told me he was coming, I thought it was a joke," said MMA instructor Javier Mendez. "He was very green, mind you, but his dedication and his learning curve was like nobody I'd ever trained."

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December 08, 2010

New to Boxing Hall: Tyson, Chavez ... and Rocky?: Two of boxing's biggest stars of the 1990s are going into the Boxing Hall of Fame. It was no surprise that Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez, who combined for 157 wins, got the nod. Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champ while Chavez was a title winner in three divisions. The day's shocker, though, was that the name Sylvester Stallone appeared alongside the boxing legends. That's right, Stallone is going into the BHOF for his contributions to the sport through film. Stallone gained worldwide fame between 1976-2006, playing the fictional character "Rocky Balboa" in six movies. An interesting inclusion, considering the impact the character may have had in reclaiming some popularity for professional boxing at the time. Consider the fact that Abbott and Costello are enshrined in the Baseball Museum at Cooperstown (though NOT the Hall of Fame).

posted by billinnagoya to boxing at 07:35 AM - 9 comments

November 21, 2010

Martinez Scores 'Knockout of the Year': WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez landed a devastating one-punch knockout of Paul Williams during the second round of their fight in Atlantic City Saturday night, avenging a loss last December in a 12-round decision. "Williams was out cold before he hit the canvas," Tim Smith of the New York Daily News reported. "There was no need for referee Earl Morton to count." Video.

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November 14, 2010

Pacquiao Beats Margarito, Wins WBC Title: Boxer Manny Pacquiao dismantled the larger, taller Antonio Margarito on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium to claim the vacant WBC super welterweight title. In the final rounds, Pacquiao (52-3-2) clearly took pity on Margarito (38-7-0-1), doing just enough to win the rounds as his opponent's eyes were swollen shut.

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September 11, 2010

Mayweather's Racist Pacquiao Rant Ignored: One week after boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. went on a racist tirade in an Internet video chat about rival Manny Pacquiao, making such comments as "we're going to cook that little yellow chump" and "we're going to cook that [bleeper] up with some cats and dogs," USA Today sports columnist Mike LoPresti doesn't understand why the comments didn't spark outrage or draw wide media attention. "Is it because nobody cares about boxing?" he asks. "One more time, boxing has given us a reason to dismiss it as a sport that's turned into grimy carnival act."

posted by rcade to boxing at 07:39 PM - 3 comments

August 29, 2010

Couture makes short work of boxer Toney: As almost everyone expected, mixed martial arts legend Randy Couture dominated and then defeated boxer James Toney at UFC 118, causing the heavyweight boxing champion to tap out with an arm triangle that choked Toney in 3:19 of the first round.

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