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  • Edgewood boxer Emanuel Taylor has 'all the tools' to be on top

    Edgewood boxer Emanuel Taylor has 'all the tools' to be on top
    On a frigid Thursday morning in late January, Emanuel Taylor was swinging at shadows in the ring at Charm City Boxing, headquartered in a warehouse tucked away in an industrial park in White Marsh. As he got his morning workout in — he would...
  • Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69
    John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
  • Washington's Russell could be boxing's next star

    INDIO, Calif. — If boxing can figure out where it left its torch before the whole house goes down, Gary Russell Jr. again showed he might have the hands to hold it. The 24-year-old featherweight from Washington D.C. had too many hands for...
  • Dream date an age-old issue

    Manny Pacquiao smiled at the question, as many boxers before him have, flexed his right biceps and grinned in delight. "I still feel young and strong," Pacquiao proclaimed last week. Birthday No. 33 comes for Pacquiao on Dec. 17. Floyd Mayweather Jr.,...
  • El CMB incorpora imagen de Sugar Ray Robinson a sus cinturones de campeón

    El CMB incorpora imagen de Sugar Ray Robinson a sus cinturones de campeón
    México, 10 mar (EFE).- El Consejo Mundial de Boxeo incorporó al cinturón verde que entrega a los campeones de todas sus divisiones las imágenes del exmonarca del peso welter y el peso mediano Walker Smith Jr. más conocido como 'Sugar Ray Robinson' y del...
  • Ultimate fight club: A look at the greatest bouts

    Ultimate fight club: A look at the greatest bouts
    About 150,000 spectators squeezed into Soldier Field in Chicago that night in September, 1927, and many left convinced they'd witnessed the fight of the century. The drama's high point came in Round 7 when former champion Jack Dempsey stung Gene...
  • PASSINGS: Carmen Basilio

    PASSINGS: Carmen Basilio
    Carmen Basilio, 85, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died Wednesday at a Rochester, N.Y., hospital following...
  • Jim Murray, Feb. 15, March 2, 1961

     
    Feb. 15, March 2, 1961: Jim Murray writes about a Friars Club roast of Leo Durocher, and visits the Las Vegas training camps of boxers Gene Fullmer and Sugar Ray Robinson before their upcoming bout. Notice that Murray gets a......
  • Jim Murray, Feb. 16, March 3, 1961

     
    Feb. 16, 1961: Jim Murray writes about Dodgers Vice President Fresco Thompson, who thinks the romance has gone out of baseball. March 3, 1961: Murray files another story out of Las Vegas on the upcoming match between Gene Fullmer and......
  • Jim Murray, Feb. 21, March 7, 1961

     
    Feb. 21, 1961: Jim Murray writes a second column about jockey Johnny Longden. “Johnny has to be one of the super athletes of our time. Unlike golf, croquet or cribbage, riding racehorses is not normally considered an old man's game,”......
  • Jim Murray, May 12, 1961

     
    May 12, 1961: Paul Pender is not really a prizefighter at all. He has retired from the game more times than Jackie Jensen. He is a fireman by trade and he still reaches out instinctively to slide down a pole......
  • Don King turns 80: Boxing promoter downplays celebration; too busy working

     
    Here???s a hair-raising revelation: Don King turned 80 on Saturday. The UK???s Daily Mail commemorated it with an expansive feature on King???s career. The British tabloid reported that King, based in Deerfield Beach, is keeping the celebration low key...