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In 1990, boxing icon Muhammad Ali was not the formidable fighter he once was but he was still a powerful figure. Using his legendary status and his own goodwill, Ali helped secure the release of 15 U.S. hostages taken by late Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  The August 1990 invasion of […]

President Donald Trump claims he may actually pardon Jack Johnson after 105 years — the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion who was convicted in 1913 for driving his white girlfriend across state lines. Trump said actor Sylvester Stallone – who played the boxer Rocky in several hit movies — is urging Trump to pardon […]

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Floyd Mayweather’s Tour Bus Shot Up In Atlanta Its been reported by TMZ that Floyd Mayweather’s tour bus was shot up in Atlanta outside of the  Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead Monday morning. Despite being in one of the vehicles that were shot Mayweather was uninjured., his bodyguard wasn’t as lucky. One of Floyd’s bodyguards was […]

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CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Deep in the bowels of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Anthony Joshua sat with his four world heavyweight belts in front of him and called on Deontay Wilder to get serious about negotiations for a unification fight. Across the Atlantic, Wilder was posting a video on Twitter minutes later, shouting into his phone: […]

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Since 2004, Republican Sen. John McCain has pushed for a posthumous pardon for legendary heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson. The world’s first Black heavyweight champion flaunted his love of the high life and white women during the time of Jim Crow garnering a charge that his great-great niece wants President Donald Trump to pardon. In October […]

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the latest Beverly Hills-dwelling celeb to get hit by burglars. The thievery was reported to police on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Police said the break-in occurred between Nov. 21-28. Items reported stolen include luggage, sunglasses and other accessories, police added. The boxer was not at home at the time of the […]

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“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler was one of the most fearsome boxers of his era. In a series of epic battles, Hagler mowed down some of boxing’s best talent and ended his career in what is still one of the most contested decisions in the sport’s history. Marvin Nathaniel Hagler was born May 23, 1954, in Newark, […]

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Manny Pacquiao’s latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike. It may not be the only endorsement Pacquiao loses, even as he and promoter Bob Arum scramble to contain the damage done by a television interview in the Philippines in which the boxer said gay people “are worse than animals.” “What […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. began promoting his final fight by doing what he does best. Fending off every attack with defense that looks effortless. The pound-for-pound king of boxing insisted Andre Berto is a worthy opponent for his grand farewell when they made a joint appearance in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, […]

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. walked away with another belt in the so-called Fight of the Century against Manny Pacquiao, but HBO and Showtime delivered the knockout punch that fans were pining for. With 4.4 million PPV buys (nearly double the old 2.48 million record) and over $410 million in domestic PPV revenue, the May 2 fight […]

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured. The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas on behalf of two plaintiffs, […]