| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Emile Griffith's remarkable life ended last week with the boxer's death at age 75, but I hope his story of strength, triumph, tragedy and redemption should never leave us.
We talk and write often about how sports is a microcosm of our lives and the...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Raymond Leroy Klingmeyer, a former boxer and referee who is a member of the state's boxing Hall of Fame, died Friday of renal failure at the Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 88.
"When he came into the ring, he looked like a referee. He...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Anthony "A.J." Williams works in science by day and in the sweet science by night.
He's accustomed to the good-natured verbal jabs he takes about his pursuit of a boxing career.
"They actually just make jokes about it all day every day," the 26-year-...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Saturday’s Maryland-North Carolinamen’s lacrosse showdown in Chapel Hill, N.C., was a fight to the finish – right up to the point where it actually became one.
The two teams didn’t shed their lacrosse gloves for boxing gloves as a...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:30 AM
According to most pollsters, the coming presidential election is close, a "dead heat" with President Obama holding a thin lead in several crucial states. I'm really amazed. In my opinion, this election shouldn't even be close. It should be a landslide for...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The darkened arena pulsed with anticipation, the thousands of spectators roaring and their cameras flashing like giant fireflies as the boxers swaggered in, punching the air, bouncing on the balls of their feet and glaring like gladiators. And then, the...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 4:27 PM
Mack Lewis wanted to save them all.
All those kids with hard eyes who grew up poor and fatherless and heard the call of the street corner and easy money — those were the ones he thought boxing could save.
They'd come around the old gym at the...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Jake "The Snake" Smith's Baltimore Boxing Promotions will put on eight Olympic-style amateur bouts in a parking lot at M&T Bank Stadium starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The "Fed Hill Fight Fest" will take place in lot N along Ostend Street beside the...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
It has been a week since the last time we conversed, meaning I reported and wrote and you took the time to read and sometimes wrote back. It is the longest I've gone without blogging in quite a while and......
| Mar 14, 2006
This past Halloween, on an unseasonably warm evening, the new Mack Lewis Boxing Gym, nestled in the shadows of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 900 block of North Bond Street, was alive with its usual activity.
The night's soundtrack: the thud of padded...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Oscar De La Hoya was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame Tuesday, capping a career spawned in East Los Angeles that featured a 1992 Olympic gold medal in Barcelona and multiple world titles.
“This is the dream of everyone who puts...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The Sports Xchange
De La Hoya, Trinidad elected to Hall of Fame
Rivals Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinidad were elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility on Wednesday.
The Hall of Fame is voted on by the Boxing...