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Andrzej Fonfara wins by TKO to highlight night of boxing at U.S. Cellular Field

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

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Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76


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.

Chicago-area’s Eddie Wineland to fight on UFC card at United Center


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 …

Manny Pacquiao mulls retirement


Manny Pacquiao’s trainer says the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month.

Manny Pacquiao dedicates next fight to typhoon victims


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.

Ken Norton, former heavyweight boxing champion, dead at 70


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.

Judge C.J. Ross decides to step away after Mayweather controversy

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.

NSAC’s Kizer defends judge CJ Ross after controversial call on Mayweather-Canelo


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 …

Floyd Mayweather improves to 45-0 after majority decision over Canelo Alvarez


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 …

Ex-heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison dead at 44


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.

Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at 44


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 finally defeats Glass Joe in ‘Punch-Out!!’


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 …

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    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