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Carmen Basilio, 85, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died Wednesday at a Rochester, N.Y., hospital following...
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The Fabulous ForumOakland boxer Andre Ward found himself in a bit of a verbal scuffle this week as he engaged in conversation with Carl Froch, his fellow "Super Six" super-middleweight title finalist, about their bout Oct. 29. Ward maintained his demeanor of......
The Daily MirrorFeb. 15, March 2, 1961: Jim Murray writes about a Friars Club roast of Leo Durocher, and visits the Las Vegas training camps of boxers Gene Fullmer and Sugar Ray Robinson before their upcoming bout. Notice that Murray gets a......
The Daily MirrorFeb. 16, 1961: Jim Murray writes about Dodgers Vice President Fresco Thompson, who thinks the romance has gone out of baseball. March 3, 1961: Murray files another story out of Las Vegas on the upcoming match between Gene Fullmer and......
The Daily MirrorFeb. 21, 1961: Jim Murray writes a second column about jockey Johnny Longden. “Johnny has to be one of the super athletes of our time. Unlike golf, croquet or cribbage, riding racehorses is not normally considered an old man's game,”......
The Daily MirrorMay 12, 1961: Paul Pender is not really a prizefighter at all. He has retired from the game more times than Jackie Jensen. He is a fireman by trade and he still reaches out instinctively to slide down a pole......
Jacket CopyIn our pages this week, Tim Rutten reviewed "Sweet Thunder" by Will Heygood, a biography of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson is "now universally acknowledged as the greatest prizefighter who ever lived," Rutten writes: Anyone who ever saw him in......
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
Previo al arranque de la temporada de 2012 lancé una maldición a los Angelinos de Los Angeles —y en particular a Albert Pujols— que aún sigue atormentando a los serafines y al slugger dominicano. Entonces, un sábado 24 de diciembre de...
Erie Times-News, Pa.When he began boxing six years ago at age 16, Devin Williams was a self-described brawler. Finesse wasn't his thing. He worked hard at changing that, studying the footwork and agility of greats like Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. By the time...
INDIO, Calif. — If boxing can figure out where it left its torch before the whole house goes down, Gary Russell Jr. again showed he might have the hands to hold it. The 24-year-old featherweight from Washington D.C. had too many hands for...
Manny Pacquiao smiled at the question, as many boxers before him have, flexed his right biceps and grinned in delight. "I still feel young and strong," Pacquiao proclaimed last week. Birthday No. 33 comes for Pacquiao on Dec. 17. Floyd Mayweather Jr.,...
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