Latest Men's boxing News

Bob Halloran, former Las Vegas sports executive, dies at 87

Jan. 03, 2022 18:21 PM EST

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Halloran, a former sportscaster for CBS Sports who later organized major boxing events as an executive in Las Vegas, has died. He was 87. Halloran died of natural causes Sunday at his home in the desert city of Rancho Mirage located 120 miles east...

Aaron, Elder overcame hate to achieve records, milestones

Dec. 31, 2021 23:27 PM EST

Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. “Hammerin’ Hank” supplanted...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Harry Reid remembered as a fighter, skilled Senate dealmaker

Dec. 29, 2021 11:25 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was an accomplished amateur boxer who'd rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding his opponents that he knew how to fight, too. That skill took him far — from poverty in Searchlight, Nevada, to the pinnacle of the U.S. Senate. “I...

Ali grandson to box as fights back at Madison Square Garden

Dec. 09, 2021 17:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nico Ali Walsh studied everything from a ticket stub to a scale, loving all the memorabilia from some of boxing’s biggest names and nights. Well, except for a picture of his grandfather getting cracked in the head by Joe Frazier’s thunderous left hand. ...

The Monster: Japanese star Inoue targeting boxing's big time

Nov. 30, 2021 23:16 PM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — They don’t call Japanese boxer Naoya Inoue “The Monster” for nothing. The WBA and IBF bantamweight world champion is undefeated, with all but three of his wins by knockout — mostly in the early rounds. Drawing praise...

Timeline of NBA in 1960s as league celebrates 75th season

Nov. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1960s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 1, 1960: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and...

NBA laid key foundation during 1960s amid off-court chaos

Nov. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sam Jones remembers the NBA landscape in the 1960s being only marginally different from what he had experienced growing up in America’s segregated South. “There was a quota for Blacks when I came in 1957. There were only two players on each team that...

Andrade stops Quigley in 2nd to keep WBO middleweight title

Nov. 20, 2021 00:28 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade stopped Jason Quigley of Ireland in the second round Friday night to retain his World Boxing Organization middleweight title at Southern New Hampshire University Arena. The 33-year-old Andrade, from Providence, Rhode Island,...

John Artis, co-defendant of 'Hurricane' Carter, dies at 75

Nov. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — John Artis, who was wrongly convicted with boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in a triple murder case made famous in a 1975 song by Bob Dylan and a 1999 film staring Denzel Washington, has died. He was 75. Artis died on Nov. 7 of a gastric aneurysm...