SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charlie Powell, the San Diego sports all-star who was one of the first black NFL players and who later became a boxer and fought Cassius Clay, has died. He was 82.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.
At Tokyo, Akira Yaegashi vs. Roman Gonzalez, 12, for Yaegashi’s WBC flyweight title; Naoya Inoue vs. Samartlek Kokietgym, 12, for Inoue’s WBC junior flyweight title; Ryota Murata vs. Adrian Luna Flores, 10, middleweights.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion’s newest venture — professional basketball.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nonito Donaire will fight unbeaten Nicholas Walters for the WBA featherweight title Oct. 18 at the outdoor StubHub Center in Carson, California.