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Boxing star Gervonta Davis indicted in hit and run crash that sent four to the hospital

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Boxing star Gervonta Davis has been indicted on 14 counts related to a hit-and-run crash in downtown Baltimore last fall, court records show.

Davis, 26, was indicted Monday in Baltimore Circuit Court. The charges include failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failure to render reasonable assistance to an injured ...Read more

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'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler's wife says COVID-19 vaccine did not contribute to boxer's death

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It wasn’t the COVID-19 vaccine that put boxing great “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler down for the count. That’s the word from his wife, Kay Hagler, who knocked out the “stupid” rumor Monday.

“After 31 years the love of my life is gone and my life without him no longer makes sense, but I can feel him next to me even now and he’s ...Read more

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Commentary: The 'Fight of the Century' at 50

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Monday marked the 50th anniversary of perhaps the greatest sporting event of my lifetime, and one of the most significant of the 20th century: the so-named “Fight of the Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Both boxers were undefeated, with a combined record of 57-0 (Ali,...Read more

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Mac Engel: Canelo Alvarez's next fight, possibly at AT&T Stadium, would be a global experiment

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FORT WORTH, Texas — As America cautiously, or not cautiously, tries to re-open, sports promoters eye a return to bigger arenas, bigger crowds, and bigger paydays.

Specifically, everyone in sports wants AT&T Stadium back in play at more than 30% capacity.

And super middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez of Mexico has made fighting in Texas a ...Read more

Benjamin Hochman: Leon Spinks' successes energized St. Louisans

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His furious fists touched them gently — a generation of teenage boxers in St. Louis.

A generation of teenagers in St. Louis.

Really, a generation in St. Louis.

“You gotta listen to me now,” Kevin Cunningham said Monday by phone. “This is history I’m talking about.”

St. Louis’ Leon Spinks won Olympic gold.

St. Louis’ Leon ...Read more

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108 years after racially motivated trial, court docket for Black heavyweight champ Jack Johnson goes public

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CHICAGO — The building hasn’t seen a trial in months, so to have a jury verdict suddenly pop up on the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse docket last week was unusual enough.

Then there was the date the verdict was returned: May 13, 1913.

That was the day an all-white jury in Chicago convicted Black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson of federal ...Read more

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Dom Amore: Hartford's Mykquan Williams fights to give, and receive, a lift from his hometown

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When local artist Rene “Fame” Montalvo came to the Ring of Champions gym in Manchester to paint a mural, the subject, Mykquan Williams, had a request.

“Mykie asked him to put the Hartford skyline behind it,” Paul Cichon says, “and I asked him, why? He said, ‘I want to feel like the whole city is behind me.’ ... You know, the kid ...Read more

 

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