Boxing was the second-most popular spectator sport during the Great Depression, and matches were held indoors across the country in just about any venue that could accommodate a ring and some seats. In Laurel, however, promoter Angy Gerrin built a huge outdoor, wooden arena with a capacity of around 7,000.
Emanuel Taylor has been putting in hard work for months preparing to fight Chris Algieri, a former kickboxer who has three inches on him, in Algieri's hometown of Huntington, N.Y. Those in Taylor's corner hope the fight, which will be featured on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights," will put him in position to box for a world championship.
Paul W. "Scottie" Scott, a retired Maryland Transit Administration bus driver who was an ardent collector of Motown Music and artifacts that earned him the sobriquet of "Mr. Motown," died Friday of bladder cancer.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun