Posts Tagged Men’s boxing

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

In this June 8, 2001 file photo, former middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, is escorted by an unidentified security guard into the venue where Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde will box each other in Verona, NY. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, File)

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.

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Fight Schedule

At Manchester, England, Scott Quigg vs. Tshifiwa Munyai, 12, for Quigg’s WBA super bantamweight title.

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Shumenov gets big chance against ageless Hopkins

In this photo taken April 5, 2014, WBA and IBA light heavyweight boxing champion Beibut Shumenov, of Kazakhstan,  poses in Las Vegas. Shumenov and IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins will fight at the DC Armory on Saturday, April 19. (AP Photo/Joe Coomber)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The garage of Beibut Shumenov’s waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There’s a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room.

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Fight Schedule

At Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. (ESPN2), “Boxcino” middleweight tournament semifinals: Vitalii Kopylenko vs. Willie Monroe Jr.; Brandon Adams vs. Raymond Gatica (8 rounds).

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