Topics :: Boxing

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The Wholehearted

By Michael Cox | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Stein/Holum Project brings the power of the close-up to the Arts Emerson Jackie Liebergott Black Box in "The Wholehearted." Staged in an intimate setting, it uses video projection to bring the audience closer to Suli Holum’s nuanced performance.

Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested for Assaulting Man Who Allegedly Hit on Him

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Former boxing champion Kassim Ouma was arrested in Los Angeles Friday after knocking out a man who allegedly made advances towards him.

First Openly Gay Boxer Fights for World Title

By Tim Dahlberg | Friday Oct 11, 2013
Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing.

Puerto Rico Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz to Marry

Thursday Aug 15, 2013
Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has proposed marriage to his partner after recently announcing he was gay.

Bisexual Boxing Champion Emile Griffith Dies at 75

By Dave Skretta | Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing, died Tuesday. He was 75.

Nothing Left to Hide For Gay Boxer

By Tim Dahlberg | Tuesday Oct 9, 2012
Orlando Cruz, the world’s first out boxer, opens up about his decision to come out of the closet and his career.

Orlando Cruz Comes Out as First Gay Pro Boxer

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Oct 5, 2012
Orlando Cruz, a Puerto Rican boxer, announced that he is a "proud gay man," making him the first out-professional boxer in history.

Column: Gay Marriage Flap May Sell Pacquiao Fight

By Tim Dahlberg | Thursday May 24, 2012
Associated Press sports columnist Tim Dahlberg talks about the controversial boxer Manny Pacquiao who recently received criticism for his remarks on same-sex marriage.

World Champion Boxer, Politician Denounces Anti-gay Allegations

By Greg Beacham | Thursday May 17, 2012
Manny Pacquiao, world champion boxer and Filipino congressman, says he loves and supports gays and lesbians, even though he does not approve of gay marriage.

Mark Wahlberg’s long trek - bringing ’The Fighter’ to the screen

By Jim Halterman | Wednesday Dec 8, 2010
Mark Wahlberg has wanted to bring the story of boxer Micky Ward to the screen for some time; and as he waited, he trained to be in shape. After 4 years, the film was green-lighted and a fit Wahlberg was ready. Read how the film got made.
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