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“The Fighter” a Knockout for Wahlberg, Bale, Adams

Paramount Pictures “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams, is a compelling adaptation of Bob Halloran’s biography of Lowell, Massachusetts boxer “Irish” Micky Ward. Chronicling Ward’s career from its stall in the midst of tough fights and dysfunctional family melodrama to his challenge of Shea Neary in…

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Vanda obvious favorite in Williams Rematch after losing to Duran

Matt “The Predator/Skelator” Vanda is scheduled to face Phil “The Drill” Williams December 18 at the Target Center in Minneapolis for a rematch of their original fight last year. Vanda won the first contest via 10 round split decision in November 2009 at Grand Casino, Hinkley. Denny Nelson and Tim…

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Burrell Bad News for first opponent

Burrell Bad News for first opponent one half of Roca’s twin protegés wins on Duran-Vanda undercard Deano ‘Bad Newz’ Burrell of New York won his professional boxing debut on November 12 in a Lightweight bout at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. He scored a 2nd round TKO over…

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Sugar Sharp with Verbal Prowess at Press Conference

Just before the September 28 Golden Boy Promotions press conference with Oscar De La Hoya at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York, I got the chance to speak with the premier boxing journalist of today, Bert Sugar. We had a great exchange. Read the full story on the Literacy and…

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De La Hoy Shares Pictures and Punches with Brooklyn Youth at Press Conference

On Tuesday, September 28, I was able to attend the press conference for Golden Boy Promotions and the Barclays Center  at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York. Oscar De La Hoya announced at the conference that his Golden Boy Promotions will promote 12 boxing cards annually over the next three…

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Winners Never Quit

Jim Glancey, beloved Minnesota Boxing Mentor, Photographer, Coach dies at 83 On Thursday, August 19, I attended the funeral of Jim Glancey, a St. Paul boxing photographer and mentor to youth for over thirty years. Born James Ronald Glancey on February 26, 1927, he died on Saturday, August 7, 2010.…

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St. Paul Boxing figure, Joe Azzone, dies of Heart Attack at 79

Former Secretary of the Minnesota State Boxing Commission, Board Member of International Boxing Federation, and founder of great boxing gym of the past died on July 3 St. Paul Boxing figure, Joe Azzone, dies of Heart Attack at 79.Josep J. Azzone, Sr., a St. Paul native who was an integral…

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Weigh-ins complete, competitive fights set for Saturday night at St. Paul Armory

Joey Abell weighed in at 245 pounds for tommorow night’s rematch with his nemesis, Arron Lyons, who tipped the scale at 238. Vincente Alfaro and Brad Patraw each weighed 119 1/2 pounds for a match with such competitve promise it’s too hard to predict a winner. Frank Quinn, who’s returning…

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Abell seeks Revenge, Minnesota favorites fight in St. Paul at the Armory

This Saturday night Minnesota heavyweight Joey Abell seeks to avenge his first loss with a rematch against Arron Lyons, of Las Cruces, NM. Abell was 9-0 when he lost to Lyons more than four and a half years ago, on December 1, 2006, via 1st round TKO in Philadelphia, PA.…

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