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  • Emile Griffith dies at 75; champion boxer struggled with his sexuality

    Emile Griffith dies at 75; champion boxer struggled with his sexuality
    Emile Griffith, a former world welterweight and middleweight boxing champion who spent decades haunted by his fatal beating of then-champion Benny Paret in the ring and bothered by the public's interest in his sexuality, died Tuesday. He was 75.
  • Jhonny Gonzalez, Victor Terrazas hope to spoil Saturday fight plans

    Jhonny Gonzalez, Victor Terrazas hope to spoil Saturday fight plans
    Saturday night is supposed to be a showcase for Southland fighters Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, but veteran Mexican fighters Jhonny Gonzalez and Victor Terrazas have other plans. Gonzalez, 31, is a former world bantamweight and featherweight world...

    Live discussion: Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. remain undefeated?

    Live discussion: Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. remain undefeated?
      Join Times boxing writer Lance Pugmire at 1 p.m. today for a live discussion of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero fight. Guerrero is a heavy underdog in the fight against the undefeated Mayweather, but as Pugmire wrote Thursday, that's...

    PASSINGS: Richard W. Lyman, Johnny Tapia

    PASSINGS: Richard W. Lyman, Johnny Tapia
    Richard W. Lyman Former president of Stanford University Richard W. Lyman, 88, a former president and provost of Stanford University who clamped down on student protests during the Vietnam War era, died Sunday of congestive heart failure in Palo Alto,...

    Raul Rojas dies at 70; L.A. gang member turned boxing champion

    Raul Rojas dies at 70; L.A. gang member turned boxing champion
    Raul Rojas, a tough former gang member who turned to boxing and became a world featherweight champion, died Sunday of natural causes at a Los Angeles convalescent home, said his daughter Rebecca. He was 70. Rojas claimed the World Boxing Assn. belt on...