Local promoter Frank Mugnolo might have provided the impetus for the rare outdoor boxing card on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But Gov. Pat Quinn and the promoter’s father, Tony “Muggs” Mugnolo, were better equipped to put the night into perspective. Quinn recalled the …Read More
TORONTO — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices.
For the third straight January, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to the United Center and the UFC is loading up the card with local talent. The Sun-Times has learned that Eddie Wineland, who fights out of Chesterton, Ind., will face Canadian bantamweight Yves Jabouin …Read More
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer says the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month.
Manny Pacquiao believes the best way to bring inspiration and hope to the victims of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in his native Philippines is to win his comeback fight against Brandon Rios.
Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility.
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 said Wednesday she’s giving up her ringside job, at least temporarily.
Since scoring the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez super welterweight title fight a 114-114 draw, judge Cynthia J. “CJ” Ross has taken harsh criticism from all corners of the boxing world. But the head of the Nevada State Athletic Commission doesn’t have an issue with the controversial …
LAS VEGAS — 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 …
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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie “Rocky V,” has died. He was 44. Morrison’s former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death. Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1996.
Mike Tyson was one of the most dominant heavyweight champions of all time.
But one fighter Iron Mike couldn’t get past? Glass Joe.
Tyson was recently asked by TMZ about his skills playing “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!” a landmark boxing video game released by Nintendo in …
I don’t remember the name of the half-blind ex-fighter who sold us pencils to go with our scorecards outside Comiskey Park when I was a kid, but my father knew him. They were ordinary pencils, but Pops always slipped the guy a few bucks for …Read More
Wincing in pain and clutching his shins, Riddick Bowe ended his debut in Thai kickboxing with a thud in the second round. The 45-year-old former world heavyweight boxing champion came to a rude awakening on Friday that Muay Thai is just as punishing.
Adult Swim says it’s turning Mike Tyson into a cartoon detective. The network announced a new animated series Friday called “Mike Tyson Mysteries” that will feature the retired boxing champ.
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. admitted this week what many long have suspected — that he hand-picks every opponent who enters the ring with him. He also decides how much they get paid and what the contract details will be. So Robert Guerrero was …