| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Fight Club OC will have a historic ladies night inside the ring on Thursday.
The nine-bout card will feature a women's mixed martial arts fight and a women's boxing fight at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa at 7:30 p.m. The ladies battling...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:28 AM
COSTA MESA — On a night Fight Club OC celebrated its first card with professional women mixed martial arts and boxing bouts, a man who called himself "Repo Ric" tried to steal Thursday's show.
He came dressed in as much glitter you see during a...
| Sep 23, 2012
Chicago and boxing are a match made in heaven, both taking perverse pride in rumors that the fix is in, that the mob has a piece of the action.
Where else would a fighter's wife testify in divorce court that her husband "lay down," purposely losing a...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Mark Kriegel, a columnist for FoxSports.com, is one of the best sports biographers. His previous books chronicling the lives of Joe Namath (2005) and Pete Maravich (2008) were definitive.
Both men were legends in their respective sports, football and...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Boxing keeps turning up the volume on the hype. Apparently, if you sell it loudly, fewer will notice if it is lousy.
Oscar De La Hoya, never lousy in the ring, was presenting a card of boxers at a media gathering the other day for a Saturday night show...