| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A powerful story of triumph and tragedy — and the infamous moment that encapsulated both — gets a stirring workout in the colorful, absorbing documentary "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini," directed by Jesse James Miler, based...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Fight Club OC returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Aug. 15 with a seven-bout card featuring four professional boxing and three pro mixed martial arts fights inside the Hangar.
Two women are in the main event of the boxing portion of the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
On the subject of super fights, who better to ask than the Boy Promoter, Don Chargin, who is 85?
Yes, they still call him that. And yes, he still promotes boxing matches. He lives in Cambria, puts on shows for local fighters in Central and Northern...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Benson Henderson was on the other end of Anthony Pettis’ ninja super kick nearly three years ago, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion has moved on impressively.
With seven consecutive victories since that loss by decision,...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 11:41 PM
GLENDALE – As debuts go, super middleweight boxer Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez enjoyed a double victory in the headline fight at Glendale Glory 4 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium on Saturday evening.
The 21-year-old fighter made his United...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:21 PM
COSTA MESA — Fighters came out in red and blue T-shirts with numbers on the back of them during the introduction portion of Fight Club OC on Thursday.
A sports drink brand sponsored the professional boxing and mixed martial arts event, but in...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:42 PM
After the Orange County Fair ended Sunday, the cleanup began to put on a different show on the fairgrounds. The organizers of the event went to Twitter on Tuesday to update fans on the venue's progress.
"By Thursday," read a tweet, followed by a link to...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium hovers just outside Earth's atmosphere, a mere 19-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Undefeated opponents and televised bouts are nothing new for Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan.
But as the Glendale boxer continues his hopeful ascent to becoming a world title contender, each and every fight becomes his most important yet.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Plenty serviceable as a belated documentary addendum to "Rocky," director Jesse James Miller's bio of '80s-era World Boxing Council lightweight champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:51 PM
On a run of winning world titles in three divisions during his last four fights, Southland boxer Abner Mares is moving toward his first world featherweight title defense Aug. 24 at Carson’s newly named StubHub Center against former champion Jhonny...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:04 PM
When the hands on the clock climb toward midnight at 50 Cent's Birthday Bash on July 5 at the Connecticut Convention Center. When the hands climb toward the actual birthday of Curtis James Jackson III, we may find it appropriate to consider three men...