boxing

To this day, Muhammad Ali is an international icon, the subject of books, feature films (including one he starred in as himself) and documentaries. The latest “The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” deals specifically with the time he spent fighting his conviction on draft evasion in 1967. During that time, he was stripped of his boxing […]

  It’s a sad day in boxing. former heavyweight champion Ken Norton died in Las Vegas at 70 years old. His son made the announcement…

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali’s jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight. Ken Norton frustrated Ali three times in all, including their final bout at Yankee Stadium where he was sure he had beaten him once again. Norton, who died […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Nevada boxing judge who drew widespread criticism after scoring a weekend title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez a draw is giving up her ringside job, at least temporarily. “I’m taking time away,” Cynthia C.J. Ross told The Associated Press on Wednesday in a brief telephone […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter […]

  With Floyd Mayweather Jr. preparing for his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the last thing Money Mayweather needs is a lawsuit. Well, he’s got…

  Well, they don’t call him “Money” Mayweather for nothing. Superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is breaking the record for being the highest paid boxer…

Tommy Morrison‘s career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion. It reached its nadir when he tested positive for HIV three years later. The last 20 years of the brash boxer’s life would be defined by extensive […]

Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down. The applause kept going. Revered in retirement perhaps more than during his fighting […]

Since his retirement former heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman has been a busy man. He’s promoted his ever-popular George Foreman grill, Meineke auto repair shops, became a minister and rancher and raised his family – including his five sons famously named George. (Jr, III, IV, V, V1). Three of his sons have joined him in […]

Bill Richmond, a.k.a. the “Black Terror”, was the first African-American to be labeled an international “prizefighter.” Born a slave in the area that is now called Richmondtown in Staten Island, Richmond also served as a hangman during the Revolutionary War. His most famous hanging was Nathaniel Hale, the first American to be labeled a spy. […]

This is Chris Paul from the TJMS running through the top stories in roughly sixty seconds with The Morning Minute. Saturday night was fight night in Las Vegas.  Floyd Mayweather Jr. successfully defended his title against Robert Guerrero in a 12 round decision.  And for those of you who were smart enough not to waste […]