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MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

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Mpls and St. Paul Fire, Police Officers Take Part In The Second Annual “Unite Fight”

Minneapolis and St. Paul police and firefighters are stepping into the ring and “duking it out” in the second annual “Unite Fight.” Six weeks ago, Minneapolis officer Carlos Escobar received a life-saving kidney transplant from a 20-year-old college student, Sebastian Rivera.

03/01/2014

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Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Co-Worker Charged With Murder

A St. Paul man and former boxer has been charged with the stabbing death of a co-worker at a Newport business on Thursday. According to the Washington County Attorney’s office, 58-year-old Gregorio Ramirez is charged with 2nd-degree murder. He’s accused of killing his co-worker, 44-year-old Uriel Ortiz, at Bailey Nurseries early Thursday evening.

02/15/2014

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Q&A: WCCO’s David McCoy 1-On-1 With Mike Tyson

The promoter for this weekend’s boxing event in the Twin Cities was none other than one of the greatest boxers ever — former heavyweight champ and all-around sports icon Mike Tyson. Tyson sat down with WCCO’s David McCoy for a one-on-one interview. Here are highlights from their Q&A together.

01/06/2014

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Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

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Basketball Still Runs Through Troy Bell’s Blood

Troy Bell has seen it all in his basketball career. From Holy Angels High School to Boston College, to a first-round pick in the NBA to a career overseas. Because of that, he has perspective and an appreciation for where he’s been. Bell is spending the summer sharpening his game in the Howard Pulley summer league before he returns to his now hometown team in Italy.

08/03/2013

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St. Paul Boxing Legend Remembered For Notorious Publicity Stunt

It’s long since been torn down, but nearly 100 years ago the Gibbons Brothers Gym was one of the biggest points of pride in downtown St. Paul. Tommy Gibbons fought some of the biggest names in the game. “I was never known to be a puncher at the start, and as a matter of fact, I don’t think I was ever a puncher,” Gibbons said in a 1949 KROS Radio interview. “I learned the technique of hitting a fellow where it was most vulnerable: a left hook, under the right arm, the liver – the center of all nerve centers.”

07/03/2013

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Panel Created To Trim Minn. Agencies May Get Axed

How’s this for irony? A Minnesota commission created to determine which state agencies and boards are ripe for elimination is now on the chopping block itself.

04/05/2013

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Feel Like Hitting Something? Try GymJab

Ever have one of those days you just want to punch a pillow? There’s a new gym letting you do that, and you can even step into the boxing ring. GymJab in Minnetonka lets you get out some aggression while burning fat and calories.

10/17/2012

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Evander The Unrecognizable

The trouble continues for NBC and their Olympic coverage. This time a reporter interviewing tourists about London and the Olympics doesn’t realize who they are talking with. Check out the article and Evander’s response here.

07/31/2012

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Scott LeDoux Loses Battle With ALS, Dies At 62

People around the country are mourning the loss of former heavyweight boxer Scott LeDoux.

08/11/2011

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Summer Lawn Events At Brit’s Pub

Ever thought of jumping the pond for a visit to London? You know what’s cheaper, simpler and doesn’t require a passport? A trip to Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment in downtown Minneapolis.

06/25/2011