Boxing

Boxer Evander Holyfield Slams Gays As ‘Handicapped’, ‘Abnormal’
By January 6, 2014 Read More →

Boxer Evander Holyfield Slams Gays As ‘Handicapped’, ‘Abnormal’

Former heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield, remembered for a bizarre 1995 match in which another former champion, Mike Tyson, attacked him by biting his ear, has become embroiled in controversy over anti-gay remarks he made yesterday on British television. By Nathan James Holyfield, who stars in the UK version of the hit Big Brother series, […]

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Gay Boxer Cruz In Title Bout Tonight
By October 12, 2013 Read More →

Gay Boxer Cruz In Title Bout Tonight

Former Olympic athlete Orlando Cruz, who publicly came out of the closet last year, could become the first openly gay boxer to win a championship fight tonight, when he faces Orlando Salido for the WBO title belt. By Nathan James Cruz, who struggled with his decision to come out, says he went through much soul […]

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Ugandan Women Put On Their Boxing Gloves
By October 12, 2013 Read More →

Ugandan Women Put On Their Boxing Gloves

Diana Tulyanabo (l), 20 and her half-sister Helen Baleke (r) at the Rhino Boxing Club in Katanga. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS KAMPALA – Helen Baleke took up boxing at 16, after she was attacked by a man in Kampala’s Katanga slum. But the beating turned her into what she is today – one of only several […]

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Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing legend, dies at 70
By September 21, 2013 Read More →

Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing legend, dies at 70

Former US heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali, has died at the age of 70, his son says. Norton, who had been in poor health following a series of strokes, died at a care facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. He broke Ali’s jaw in their first bout in San Diego, California, in […]

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Rapper 50 Cent becomes boxing promoter
By November 21, 2012 Read More →

Rapper 50 Cent becomes boxing promoter

Rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent is taking a swing at promoting boxing in Nevada. Nevada Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said Monday the entertainer and businessman whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III won approval last week for a promoter’s license. The company is called SMS Promotions. It’s handling a Dec. 8 bout at […]

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Gay boxer Orlando Cruz defeats Jorge Pazos
By October 20, 2012 Read More →

Gay boxer Orlando Cruz defeats Jorge Pazos

Orlando Cruz retained his WBO Latino Featherweight Championship in his first fight since revealing he is gay. Puerto Rican Cruz, 31, gained a unanimous points victory over Mexican Jorge Pazos to retain his title The judges in Florida scored the fight 118-110, 116-111 and 118-110 in Cruz’s favour. “I was happy that the crowd respect […]

Orlando Cruz: ‘I wanted to take out the thorn inside me and have peace’
By October 20, 2012 Read More →

Orlando Cruz: ‘I wanted to take out the thorn inside me and have peace’

The Puerto Rican, who became the first boxer to declare publicly that he was gay, explains his long and traumatic struggle against fear and prejudice and his fight to be true to himself By Donald McRae “I decided to be free,” Orlando Cruz says with piercing clarity as he looks out across his home city […]

Orlando Cruz  to battle for title
By October 18, 2012 Read More →

Orlando Cruz to battle for title

“Boxeo Telemundo” Presents the Battle for the WBO Latin Featherweight Title between Orlando “The Phenomenon” Cruz and Jorge “The Ferocious” Pazos, Friday, October 19 at 11:35 pm ET/PT, 10:35 pm CT The Bout is Orlando Cruz’ First After Publicly Announcing His Homosexuality to Telemundo’s Jessi Losada and Becoming the First Active, Openly Gay Boxer in […]

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Boxing has first openly gay competitor
By October 4, 2012 Read More →

Boxing has first openly gay competitor

A Puerto Rican featherweight has publicly announced he is homosexual, making him the first openly gay active boxer in history. Orlando Cruz, 18-2-1 in 21 fights, is ranked as the world’s number four at 126lbs by the WBO and was part of the Puerto Rico Olympic boxing team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics along with […]

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Corrie Sanders: Zimbabweans held over boxer’s murder
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Corrie Sanders: Zimbabweans held over boxer’s murder

South African police have arrested three Zimbabweans in connection with the murder of former heavyweight world boxing champion Corrie Sanders. The 46-year-old South African boxer was shot during an armed robbery while attending a family celebration over the weekend near the capital, Pretoria. Police said goods stolen during the robbery, including a mobile phone, hand […]

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