Boxing

Muhammad Ali's former Cherry Hill mansion is listed on Airbnb
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Mike DeNardo
September 10, 2019 - 4:14 pm
The Cherry Hill mansion, once owned by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has become a popular Airbnb destination for private parties and fundraisers. But loud noise, traffic and trash prompted the township to consider a ban on rentals, like Airbnb, that are less than 30 days. Read more here.
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Fred "Hurt" Jenkins
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Justin Udo
March 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philly boxing trainer, who's worked for decades to transform fighters, inside and out of the ring, is getting ready to call it a career. For the last 48 years Fred "Hurt" Jenkins has trained more than 2,000 boxers at the Athletic Recreation Center, in North...
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Tyhler Williams (left) will make his professional boxing debut Feb. 23, 2019 at The Met Philadelphia. He was guided by Rock Ministries founder Buddy Osborn (right) for years.
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Paul Kurtz
February 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Kensington man who runs a boxing ministry will be ringside this weekend, helping his young protege in his first professional fight . Every day, nearly 75 young people, mostly boys, walk the gauntlet of addicts under the El on Kensington Avenue to get to Rock...
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His first love is boxing, but playing classical piano is a close second for 23-year-old lightweight Jeremy Cuevas.
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Paul Kurtz
February 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The newly restored Met in North Philadelphia returns to its 20th century boxing roots Saturday night . Nine fights are scheduled, and one will feature an up-and-coming lightweight from South Jersey who is also an accomplished musician. His first love is boxing, but...
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Met Philadelphia Boxing
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Paul Kurtz
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Boxing is about to return to the newly restored Met Philadelphia. The voice of a ring announcer hasn't bounced off the walls of the Met in nearly 65 years. The last fight was held on October 31, 1954. But on Feb. 23, boxing will return. Live Nation Philadelphia and...
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Paul Kurtz
January 16, 2019 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Boxing is about to return to the newly restored Met Philadelphia. The voice of a ring announcer hasn't bounced off the walls of the Met in nearly 65 years, but on Feb. 23, boxing will return. Live Nation Philadelphia and Hard Hitting Promotions have teamed up to...
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January 7, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Shanie \"Smash\" Rusth demonstrates the Fight Camp at Digital Experience, a media preview event at the Mirage Events Center.
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Ian Bush
January 09, 2019 - 5:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (KYW Newsradio) — If you want to get, or stay, in shape, some innovations from the CES tech show in Las Vegas might deserve a place in your home gym. FightCamp includes a freestanding punching bag along with hand wraps and a workout mat, but the brains are inside the boxing gloves...
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Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa lies on the mat after being knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr. during first round of their three-round exhibition match on New Year's Eve, at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
Koji Sasahara/AP Photo
December 31, 2018 - 12:37 pm
By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve. Nasukawa's father threw in the towel after 140...
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Jersey Joe Walcott
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David Madden
August 11, 2018 - 6:09 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — An effort is underway to erect a statue in Camden to honor a native son who made his name in the boxing ring, and later in life his community. Jersey Joe Walcott held the heavyweight championship for a year in the early '50s before surrendering it to Rocky. Marciano...
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President Donald Trump center, posthumously pardons Jack Johnson
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
May 24, 2018 - 8:20 pm
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. "I am taking this very...
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