Judge ends federal monitoring of boxing organization (SEPT 29) NEWARK, N.J.
-- For the first time in nearly five years, the International Boxing
Federation is operating without a court-appointed monitor. U.S. District
Judge John W. Bissell on Wednesday ended the supervision he had imposed on
boxing's only U.S.-based sanctioning organization after federal authorities
moved against ..Copyrighted Newsday, NY
Boxing: Johnson knocks out Jones to keep IBF light
heavyweight ...(SEPT 26) MEMPHIS, United States : Jamaican-born Glen Johnson
knocked out American Roy Jones jnr in the ninth round to retain his
International Boxing Federation light heavyweight title. The unfancied
Johnson, who won the vacant title in February with a victory over Clinton
Woods in Sheffield...Copyrighted Story of Channel News
Return of Ballroom Boxing!
(SEPT 26) This Thursday night, September 30th. The return of Ballroom boxing, live from Michael's Eighth Avenue.
Join us as we celebrate our 60th show and one more exciting season opener.
You'll want to be around for these bouts featuring the return of Jed Phipps as he faces tough journeyman Tom "The Ripper" Cameron in an exciting action-packed 6 round Heavyweight bout. Also
featuring Puerto Rico's new sensations Roman Martinez- 8 rds.
nd Mario Santiago - 6 rds.
SA boxing hit by dope scandal (SEPT 26) South Africa's boxing world is being rocked by
another doping scandal. Bantamweight star Vusi Malinga's WBC title and
national crown hang in the balance. One week after bad boy Gabula
Vabaza made his comeback after a six month dope suspension, his stable mate,
Vusi Malinga, has come under scrutiny for reportedly testing positive for a
banned substance, possibly a diuretic. ..Copyrighted
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Sadness after boxing champ jailed (SEPT 21) Regan, 36, who
won world titles at two weights, was sent to prison for 18 months at Newport
Crown Court. His former manager, Dai Gardiner, said the attack was
"completely out of character”. The case prompted calls for
more...Copyrighted story on BBC News
Drug runner posed as top boxing coach
(SEPT 17) A DRUG runner
posed as a top junior boxing coach in a bid to get a reduced sentence for
smuggling heroin and cannabis, it emerged today. Mark Roberts, 25,
pleaded guilty to trying to bring in nearly £400,000 worth of the drugs to
Jersey. Copyrighted on IC Liverpool, UK
Chicago Fighter, Ray "Rocky" Martinez Announces His Retirement
(SEPT 13) (Chicago, Illinois): On the evening of September
10, 2004, popular Chicago fighter Ray “Rocky” Martinez (40-11-1, 20 KO’s)
announced his retirement. Currently managing rising sensation and Illinois
Story on Cyberboxingzone.com
Ali asks for US boxing commission
(SEPT 11) Muhammad Ali asked Congress yesterday to create a U.S. boxing
commission, saying federal oversight is needed to protect boxers from
exploitation and injury.
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Fox TV's Boxing Show Starts Off on the Ropes (SEPT 9) LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fox television
may have beaten NBC to the punch with the launch of its new boxing show, but
"The Next Great Champ" immediately found itself on the ropes in terms of
ratings. The Wednesday night premiere of "Champ," featuring boxing great
Oscar de La Hoya, drew a lackluster 5.2 million viewers ...Copyrighted
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Mayorga arrested: Claims Boxing bout likely off
(SEPT 4) According to the Associated Press, former world
champion Ricardo Mayorga was arrested at Managua's International Airport
Friday on suspicion of rape, and says he is uncertain about the status of
his October 2 middleweight bout in New York against Felix 'Tito' Trinidad.
Story on Doghouse Boxing
Boxing Returns, But Are These Title Fights?
(SEPT 1) The game of
boxing is back this Saturday night, after its late summer hiatus, with a
doubleheader from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas that features WBO
heavyweight titlist Lamon Brewster against Kali 'Checkmate' Meehan, and
undisputed welterweight king Cory Spinks facing Miguel Angel Gonzalez.
Notice I didn't call this a 'championship doubleheader' or anything like
that. Not that Copyrighted story on International Brotherhood of