WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers seeking a presidential pardon forJack Johnson
the world's first black heavyweight boxing champion imprisoned a
century ago for his romantic relationships with white women, renewed
their efforts on Tuesday.
Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., John McCain, R-Ariz., and William ''Mo''
Cowan, D-Mass., joined Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., to reintroduce a
resolution urging President Barack Obama to pardon Johnson because he
was wronged by a racially motivated conviction.
CANASTOTA, N.Y. - For a generation of boxing fans, Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was an unforgettable hero of the boxing ring.
His many extraordinary battles were some of the most exciting and treasured wars of modern boxing history, and his large and loyal fan base has always maintained that he was one of the sport's most valued performers.
The International Boxing Hall of Fame made it official by announcing that Gatti would be enshrined as a member of the IBHOF at their annual ceremony on June 7, 2013 in Canastota, N.
MILWAUKEE - Eddie “The Bossman” Brooks sat at the table
on a recent Sunday afternoon ready to eat.
Brooks’ normal routine of eating every day around the same time at the
same restaurant was thrown off a bit.
The man with the dark brown complexion and wearing a
camouflaged military baseball cap invited a guest to his table, which meant
that satisfying his big appetite at an all-you-can-eat place took a back seat.
The guest glanced at Brooks’ big fists and
sat straight up to hear what he did to a boxing legend that many called “The
Greatest” and the “Champ.