Each day, Garcia grinds out a championship career on the second floor of a dusty, cramped North Philadelphia gym, with only a sign that says “Swift Boxing Club,” and an arrow pointing toward rickety, wooden steps off to the side of the building that provide the only evidence Philly’s next top fighter is inside.
A statue honoring late boxing great Joe Frazier is going up soon. Many say it’s a long overdue tribute to a Philadelphia sports icon.
Pounding out the details of his personal life on a Broadway stage doesn’t seem to faze Mike Tyson.
Tim Bradley thought he reached the top. The dedicated, rugged welterweight from Palm Springs, California—a road warrior who built his career from scratch—cashed in by doing something no one thought he could do in beating Manny Pacquiao Saturday night in Las Vegas for the WBO welterweight title.
The Boxing Hall Of Fame inducted six new members.
It’s a strange odyssey that has taken 20-year-old Dan Mills from being found in a ditch to center stage in a casino boxing ring, from being pushed around on a gurney by a hospital orderly telling him he’s lucky to be alive to a budding career in law enforcement, from a smashed bloody face and separated vertebrae in his neck to somehow surviving a car accident that would have killed most people.
Bernard Hopkins gets ready for his rematch with Chad Dawson.
Many residents passed by Joe Frazier’s old gym on North Broad Street early Tuesday morning and remembered the former World Champion who died Monday night.
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday night after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.
If you’ve ever noticed untimely traffic jams, detours and yellow marker signs across the city, that probably means someone’s shooting — a movie that is.
Bernard Hopkins was stopped for the first time in his career in bizarre fashion when Chad Dawson lifted him and tossed him to the canvas late in the second round, leaving the 46-year-old champion with a dislocated joint in his shoulder.
Mourners, including some celebrities, have paid tribute to the late boxing promoter Butch Lewis at a memorial service in Delaware.
Somewhere this day you’d like to think Gennaro Pellegrini Jr. is smiling. Somewhere you’d like to think he’s looking down on his fellow Philadelphia police officers, and the men he served with in his National Guard unit, his fist pumping over the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.
Bernard Hopkins is hoping to become the oldest boxer ever to win a world title belt later this month.
I’ll always remember watching Mike Tyson lose to Buster Douglas. I was 13 years old, and one of the things I knew about sports, even more about the world, was that Mike Tyson beat everyone. […]