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Boxing on streets of Detroit neighborhood more than fighting

Jan. 15, 2022 00:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The sight of two people battling it out in a makeshift 10-by-10 boxing ring on a nearly empty street in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood may seem violent to some, but to Dwayne Taylor, the punches thrown are a way of possibly saving someone’s life. “It’s better...

‘Gloves up, guns down’: Boxing gym works to combat violence

Jan. 08, 2022 00:04 AM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — In 2015, James and Brittany Hankinson started a nonprofit boxing gym in their backyard to combat gun violence in Aiken County. Six years later, their trainees include half a dozen professional boxers and 13 state champions. James Hankinson, co-founder of...

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...

Boxer Frank Gore open to becoming NFL running back again

Dec. 17, 2021 13:09 PM EST

Frank Gore is open to returning to the NFL for a Super Bowl run after he makes his boxing debut. The five-time Pro Bowl running back faces former NBA All-Star Deron Williams on Saturday night on the undercard of the rematch between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley. ...

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. ...

From Serbia, Afghan boxers seek refuge, careers in West

Dec. 05, 2021 02:24 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — They practiced in secret and struggled to get to an international tournament in Europe. Now, members of the Afghan national boxing team are seeking refuge in the West, hoping to continue both their careers and their lives without danger or fear. ...

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...