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A Tribute To Ken Norton – 1943-2013

As fans have no doubt read by now, heavyweight legend and former world champion Ken Norton passed away earlier today. The magnificently conditioned former U.S Marine, most famous for his three epic fights with Muhammad [...]

My Mom the Cut-Man: Old School Revisited

The year was 1960, my desperate trainer uncle entered our 3rd floor South Bronx apartment without bothering to knock. With him was his Lightweight prospect, Pablo Lopez, then undefeated in 8 fights. They had to [...]

Hall Flags at Half-Staff For Ken Norton

CANASTOTA, NY - SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who passed away today in Las Vegas. He was 70. [...]

Ring 8’s Emile Griffith tribute Tues. in NY

NEW YORK (September 16, 2013) - Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith at tomorrow night's (Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET) monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, [...]

After The Gloves Come Off: Jack Peterson

The former British Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight champion retired after losing to German Walter Nuessal for the third time in February of 1937. He was only 26 years old which is very young for a talented boxer [...]

Bam on boxing: Thomas Hearns

BAM on Boxing Legends Part 1 of 4 If you attended the Aug. 10 boxing card at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, you may have seen one of the greatest Puerto Rican fighters of all-time, Wilfredo Gomez, [...]

Remembering Tommy “The Duke” Morrison

CANASTOTA, NY - SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, who passed away [...]
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