Boxing

via BlackDoctor: I have two older cousins who have been boxing since we were kids, and not only do they love it, but they’re amazing at it. In my young mind, I never understood why anyone would want to participate in a sport that; it was so violent. It wasn’t until recently, when I found […]

getty image: As summer break gets closer, a new program is taking shape to steer kids away from trouble. It’s a direct response to murders and violence involving teens happening in and around Cleveland. Damien Parker is the organizer behind the ‘Gloves Not Guns.’ The program will be offering a full year of boxing and mixed […]

Laila Ali, daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and his third wife, Veronica Porsche Ali, watched her dad move from boxing to legendary humanitarian. This year, she had to bury the man who meant everything to her. Now she’s reflecting on her dad’s legacy on her life and how to move forward. Laila grew up […]

GETTY IMAGES: With loads of support behind him, US Olympian Charles Conwell is returning home. “The support was enormous…support from different states, not just Ohio,” said Annette Conwell, the 18 year old Olympian’s mother. And after almost a year of training, Charles Conwell’s road to Rio finally became a reality. “I said to my teammate, […]

Sugar Ray Leonard may be among the biggest names in boxing, but 1980’s “Best Boxer of the Decade” says that one of his toughest battles actually took place outside the ring. As the 59-year-old tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”, he was essentially living two different lives during his legendary boxing career. “There was a […]

Wanda Bamberg Tia, owner of WorkIt! Studio, and fitness trainer Delvin Tyler discuss the benefits of boxing in this week's Fit!Live!Win!

Screengrab Millions tuned in on Saturday night as Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather went head to head for the title. Although Mayweather walked away with the win Pacquaio declared his victory in God with a message to fans on social media. The 36-year-old took to Facebook after his well-publicized defeat with a message that was […]

Only Muhammad Ali could so eloquently capture the essence of Muhammad Ali. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” The thing is, Ali actually had no idea exactly how great of an impact he would have … on boxing and on the world. In the ring, he was heads […]

  The retire boxing champ is in Philadelphia Thursday to be awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center. Retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali is coming to Philadelphia to receive the Liberty Medal. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. […]

Seventeen-year-old U.S. Olympic team boxer Claressa Shields prays in her corner of the ring before every fight. Dubbed by boxing experts as a superstar in the making, Shields was 26-0 before suffering her first loss on her way to qualifying for the Olympics in London. “When she lost for the first time in her life […]

The friends, family and fans boxing legend Joe Frazier are in mourning after learning he is dead at the age of 67. Just days ago, it was revealed that he was suffering from liver cancer. Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Smokin’ Joe Frazier was best known for his legendary battles with Muhammad Ali, especially their […]

John Arthur (Jack Johnson) was born on March 31, 1878 in Galveston, Texas to former slaves. In his early life, he held jobs as a baker, painter and dock worker. With only a fifth grade education, Johnson was limited to modest occupations. But it was his stint as a janitor at a local gymnasium that ignited the interest in boxing that would define his life. Johnson had his first professional fight in 1897. He made the rounds on the Texas circuit, earning the nickname the “Galveston Giant” for his statuesque physique