Category Archive: Boxing

Mar 18

10 Friday Questions 3/18

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1. What is one thing you find yourself complaining about the most? 2. What was the last thing you ate for dinner? 3. Describe your favorite tshirt: 4. How many trips a week do you make to the grocery store? 5. Got any vacations planned for this year? If so where? 6. If you could …

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May 04

TROY: Floyd Mayweather Defeats Marcos Maidana by Majority Decision

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It was a controversial decision, but Floyd Mayweather came away with the MD victory (the three judges scored it 114-114, 117-111, 116-112). I had it about*even in the scorecards. Marcos Maidana dominated the first six rounds and Mayweather came alive — while Maidana slowed down — during the rest of the bout, landing hard right …

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Mar 22

TROY: On Mike Tyson’s Autobiography, “Undisputed Truth”?

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A couple of weekends ago I finally picked up Mike Tyson’s autobiography, “Undisputed Truth”, and the title that mentions the word ‘truth’ definitely delivers a heavy dose of it as the author reflects on his life of mistakes, triumphs, losses and tragedies that have been scattered throughout the near-600 pages of paper. I envy people …

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Mar 05

The Sports Bank.net: ESPN hires new on-air talent Britt McHenry, a Northwestern grad

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Britt McHenry, a graduate of the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, has joined ESPN as a Washington, D.C.-based bureau reporter. She will appear on SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and programs like NFL Live and Baseball Tonight. She starts on St. Patrick’s Day. Coincidental, given her Irish surname. Britt McHenry leaves* ABC7/WJLA-TV (since 2010) and News …

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Jan 23

“The Stack” 1-23-14

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The Stack is back on this Thursday after a day off and ready to start talking Super Bowl storylines, because you can never have enough Super Bowl coverage even though the Super Bowl is still about ten days away. Oh wait you can? Well we’ll ease into it, but there are a couple of other …

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Sep 18

Ex-heavyweight champ Norton dies

  Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility. He was 70. Ken Norton Jr., a coach with the Seattle Seahawks, confirmed the death to The Associated Press before handing the phone to his wife, too …

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Sep 15

On Floyd Mayweather Haters…

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Example of an average combat sports pseudo-fan spouting off on a related-interest forum: I don’t follow boxing. Would probably only watch if Mayweather and Pacquiao fought, but all I know of mayweather is a punkish and disrespectful personality. That is all I see on the news. And sometimes, someone’s bad personality carry so far into …

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Aug 27

Mike Tyson talks about Drug Addiction – Boxing news

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Mike Tyson, who was once the crowned heavyweight champion in boxing, recently spoke about how his life has changed because he has been under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He stated that he could well be on the death bed because he has experienced drug addiction. While talking to the media, Mike Tyson said, …

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May 05

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Dominates Robert Guerrero, Ties Purse Mark

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After all the talk, hype and guarantees, Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his fight with Robert Guerrero very boring…or exciting, depending on your point of view. Mayweather Jr. cruised to a unanimous 12-round decision, which resulted in booing from the 15,688 fans inside MGM Grand Garden Arena. That was even after Mayweather Jr. injured his right …

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Apr 20

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed on Thursday night, was an aspiring amateur boxer who hoped to try out for the United States Olympic team. Tsarnaev came to the U.S. from Chechnya in 2003, and won a Golden Gloves novice fight in the 178-pound weight division in 2004. He told the Lowell …

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