SUNSET- The newly formed Louisiana High School Boxing Association is getting ready for its inaugural Hall of Fame Induction and Reunion. The event is set for Sunday afternoon in the city of Sunset at the Sunset Events Center. In a news release, the group says 33 former prep boxers and... more »
LAS VEGAS - Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, has died. His son says he passed away Wednesday at a local care facility. He was 70. Norton had been in poor health for the last several... more »
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - "The Greatest" wants to find more like him. Boxing great Muhammad Ali wants to recognize some of the greatest humanitarians around the world. The first-ever Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will be presented Oct. 3 in the former heavyweight champion's hometown of Louisville, Ky. The Muhammad Ali Center... more »
CLEVELAND - Jimmy Bivins, a heavyweight boxer in the 1940s and 1950s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died at 92. Bivins' family says he died of complications from pneumonia Wednesday at an East Cleveland nursing home. Jerry Nelson, the wife of Bivins' nephew, says... more »
BATON ROUGE- The state boxing commission wants to make sure amateur, mixed martial arts regulations are as strong as professional levels.
Commission members tell News 2 Louisiana was one of the first states to implement pro standards years ago. They discussed several changes at a meeting today. One may... more »