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Blog Profile / Keeping Score: Boxing

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Archived Since:May 16, 2012

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Former Boxing World Champion Killed in Venezuela

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Former world champion boxer Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, police said Tuesday. Cermeno, a WBA super bantamweight and featherweight champion in the 1990s, was found shot to death Tuesday on a road in the central state of Miranda, local police chief Eliseo Guzman said. Show More Summary

Manny Pacquiao Says Bank Accounts Frozen in Philippines

Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday that the Philippines had frozen his bank accounts over allegedly unpaid taxes. “This is harassment,” Pacquiao, 34, told local media  just two days after his major boxing victory over American Brandon Rios in Macau. Show More Summary

Pacquiao, Rios Camps Come to Blows in Macau

(MACAU) — Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, was involved in a physical altercation with the entourage of opponent Brandon Rios on Wednesday, days before their fight. Roach approached Rios’ trainer, Robert Garcia, in the gym both...Show More Summary

The Punch That Knocked Out Manny Pacquiao

There was one second left in the sixth round of Saturday’s big fight in Vegas between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez. Pacquiao, one of the best boxers in the world, had been picking apart his old nemesis Márquez with darty punches that the Mexican, an expert counterpuncher, couldn’t seem to counter. Show More Summary

Orlando Cruz Comes Out as First Openly Gay Professional Boxer

Stereotypes are TKO'd as the Featherweight Olympian announces his sexuality

Pacquiao Loses: What Defeat Means for Manny — and His Newfound Faith

Is God trying to tell Manny Pacquiao something? On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the politician and newly re-energized Christian from the Philippines was a hitting machine, pounding his American opponent, Timothy Bradley, 28, into confusion and almost overt fear. Show More Summary

First Openly Gay Boxer Fights for World Title

(LAS VEGAS) — Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing. Now he’s in a fight of another kind, a championship battle Saturday night that is the biggest bout of his professional career. Show More Summary

Ken Norton: 1943-2013, Heavyweight Champ and “The Fairest of Them All”

In the mid 1960s, there was a lot of talk about a great fighter out of the amateur ranks named Ken Norton. Some of the guys on the 1968 Olympic team knew him from the armed forces team, and they spoke very highly of him. If Norton hadn’t gone pro in 1967, he probably would have been an Olympic gold medalist. Show More Summary

Mayweather-Alvarez Bout is Richest Fight Ever

(LAS VEGAS) — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television. Showtime said Thursday that at least 2.2 million homes bought the pay-per-view for the bout, second only to the 2.44 million homes in Mayweather’s 2007 bout against Oscar De La Hoya. Show More Summary

Boxer Ken Norton, Heavyweight Who Broke Ali’s Jaw, Dead at 70

Ken Norton, the 70s heavyweight powerhouse best known for handing Muhammad Ali one of his few losses, died Wednesday at a veterans medical facility where he had been recovering from a stroke. He was 70. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Illinois, Norton was introduced to boxing while serving in the Marines between 1963 and 1967. Show More Summary

Former Heavyweight Champion Norton Dies

(LAS VEGAS) — Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, has died. His son says he passed away Wednesday at a local care facility. He was 70. Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, a friend of his said. Show More Summary

Mayweather Dominates for Easy Decision Win

(LAS VEGAS) — Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is. Show More Summary

Weighty Issues, Big Money for Mayweather-Alvarez

(LAS VEGAS) — Listen to Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s people and Canelo Alvarez wanted to fight their man so badly he offered to drop a few pounds to get him to sign on the dotted line. Listen to the Alvarez camp and Mayweather wanted the fight at an even lower weight that Alvarez would have to starve himself to make. Show More Summary

The Punch that Knocked-Out Manny Pacquiao

There was one second left in the sixth round of Saturday’s big fight in Vegas between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao, one of the best boxers in the world, had been picking apart his old nemesis Marquez with darty punches that the Mexican, an expert counter-puncher, couldn’t seem to counter. Show More Summary

Is Manny Pacquiao’s Legend Gone For Good?

Boxing’s combatants are so often molded by poverty, struggle, and a penchant for vice, it’s hard for a single story to float above a canvas of so many hard-luck tales.  But once every generation or so, a fighter’s tale — both inside and outside the ring — becomes transcendent. Show More Summary

Study Documents How Brain Damage from Concussions Progresses

Researchers at Boston University conducted the largest study to date on how concussions can damage the brain. By studying brain tissue from deceased athletes and military veterans who suffered head trauma, they say that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, occurs in four stages. Read more on our companion site, Health & Family.

Somber Vigil Held for Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Family and friends of former boxing champion Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho kept a somber vigil Friday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he remains on life support. Doctors in San Juan have said Camacho is clinically brain dead from a shooting earlier this week in his hometown of Bayamon. Show More Summary

Former Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Shot in Puerto Rico

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was shot in the face as he sat in a car outside the Puerto Rican capital Tuesday, and doctors said he was in serious condition but expected to survive. Another...Show More Summary

Emanuel Steward, Legendary Boxing Trainer, Dies at 68

(DETROIT) — Emanuel Steward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and a standout trainer for boxers including Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya, died Thursday. He was 68. Victoria Kirton, Steward’s executive assistant, said Steward died Thursday at a Chicago hospital. Show More Summary

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