Posts Tagged Boxing

Virgil Hill’s farewell bout set for Bismarck; boxer from ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hall-of-fame boxer Virgil Hill says it’s his last fight.

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Man gets prison in Phoenix death of ex-champion boxer

PHOENIX (AP) — One of two men charged in the beating death of a teenage boxer in Phoenix has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Ali’s gloves, Shoeless Joe photo up for auction

Boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston are displayed in New York, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Just months before the 50th anniversary of the heavyweight rematch between Ali and Liston, boxing fans are getting a chance to own a piece of one of the most hotly debated title fights of all time. Both pairs of gloves from the May 25, 1965, bout in Lewiston, Maine — won by Ali with a first-round knockout from what some saw as a "phantom punch" — go up for auction Feb. 21 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston fetched over $1.1 million at an auction in New York City.

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