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Statue Honoring Boxing Champion Joe Frazier In Progress

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.

09/05/2012

"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

Tyson Says He’s Used To Putting Life On Stage

Pounding out the details of his personal life on a Broadway stage doesn’t seem to faze Mike Tyson.

08/03/2012

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Don’t Blame Tim Bradley For The Controversy

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.

06/12/2012

Pink's Hot Dogs Grand Opening

New Class Inducted Into Boxing Hall Of Fame

The Boxing Hall Of Fame inducted six new members.

06/11/2012

Danny Mills (credit: Gary Purfield)

A Puncher’s Chance At Life

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.

03/02/2012

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Bernard Hopkins Ready To Let Fists Do The Talking Against Dawson

Bernard Hopkins gets ready for his rematch with Chad Dawson.

02/24/2012

(Fans passed by the old Joe Frazier gym, now a furniture store and paid their respects to the late former champ. Credit: Jim Melwert)

Fans Remember ‘The Champ’ Outside Of Old Joe Frazier Gym

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.

11/08/2011

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Boxing Great Joe Frazier Dies After Cancer Fight

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.

11/07/2011

Local Boxer Tom Walton has a few dreams left to knock out. (Courtesy: Tom Walton)

One Boxer’s Fight For Hollywood

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.

11/07/2011

Hopkins Stopped By Dawson In Controversial 2nd-Round Finish

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.

10/16/2011

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Funeral Service Held For Late Boxing Promoter

Mourners, including some celebrities, have paid tribute to the late boxing promoter Butch Lewis at a memorial service in Delaware.

08/01/2011

Gennaro Pellegrini Jr.

BLOG: Remembering The Fallen On This Special Day

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.

05/02/2011

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Bernard Hopkins Training In Philly For Title Fight

Bernard Hopkins is hoping to become the oldest boxer ever to win a world title belt later this month.

12/01/2010

Tiger Woods Is Our New Mike Tyson

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. […]

07/28/2010

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