| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Carlos Molina is on the cusp of his ultimate goal.
Molina, a South Side resident, has finally earned a title shot. On Saturday, he'll battle IBF light middleweight world champion Ishe Smith in Las Vegas. The bout is part of the showdown between Floyd...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Backed by boisterous, Polish flag-waving fans Friday at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago resident Andrzej Fonfara scored an epic victory.
Fonfara, a native of Poland, battled former world champion Gabriel Campillo of Spain in a 12-round IBF world title...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The promoter for Amir Khan and Devon Alexander said Monday the two have agreed to a welterweight fight Dec. 7, with the venue to be determined.
Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions said he is awaiting word from officials in Dubai to see whether...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:44 PM
One can't blame baseball fans if they're frustrated by the lack of hits at U.S. Cellular Field this season. That might change Friday, however, when ESPN brings its "Friday Night Fights" series to the home of the White Sox.
According to promoters, it's...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Raymond Leroy Klingmeyer, a former boxer and referee who is a member of the state's boxing Hall of Fame, died Friday of renal failure at the Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 88.
"When he came into the ring, he looked like a referee. He...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:04 PM
When the hands on the clock climb toward midnight at 50 Cent's Birthday Bash on July 5 at the Connecticut Convention Center. When the hands climb toward the actual birthday of Curtis James Jackson III, we may find it appropriate to consider three men...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:03 PM
LAS VEGAS — Imperial Valley heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz is training for the busiest seven weeks of his life.
Ruiz (18-0 with 12 KOs), who grew up in Imperial, is preparing for two fights, including one in Macau, China, that could catapult him...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The first boxing card at the Sands Event Center on June 1 was impressive. The promoters and the NBC Sports Network were thrilled with the sellout crowd and the atmosphere at the Sands. Ronald Cruz of Bethlehem was largely responsible for providing the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:29 PM
A high profile heavyweight boxing match at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem will be broadcast live on NBC Saturday as Tomasz Adamek of Poland and Steve "USS" Cunningham of Philadelphia meet for a highly anticipated rematch. The winner will be in......
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:57 PM
When the Imperial Police Athletic League boxing program gets under way, it’ll have a lead instructor who has seen it all and done it all in the boxing ring, including winning the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Hector Lizarraga, 46,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Bethlehem boxer Ronald Cruz and the Sands have proven to be a good mix.
Cruz has appeared twice on cards at the Sands — once outside and the last time inside the new Event Center — and each time the event was a success largely because of Cruz...