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  • Jimmy Gustafson, left, of Lake in the Hills and Tanner Frese of Cary practice combination punches. Gustafson is boxing in Round 1, an exhibition set for Saturday, April 28, in Lakemoor.

    Cary resident launches boxing promotions Apr 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Paul Jonas really believes in boxing as a way to build character, especially in young people. The Cary resident has created Poundit Boxing Promotions, which will present its first amateur boxing event Saturday evening at The Lakemoor Banquets.

  •  Dave Corzine, who achieved success in in high school, college and professional basketball, towers over Mayor Arlene Mulder as they enter an assembly at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights Thursday.

    Pride for the pros: Thomas salutes its best Mar 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Their professional playing careers span five different decades, and on the surface, it may not seem like they have much in common. But on Thursday morning in Arlington Heights, Dave Corzine, Mike Myers, Brian McBride, Tom Zbikowski and Tom Nelson shared one thing: they were all recipients of the Pride of the Wolf Pack Award at Thomas Middle School. Corzine, McBride, Zbikowski and Nelson all spoke to the student body about the importance of hard work and dedication, no matter your walk of life. Although none of them attended Thomas at the same time, they all had a hand in influencing one another.

  • The WBC suspended British boxer Dereck Chisora indefinitely on Tuesday following his brawl with former WBA champion David Haye after a title fight against Vitali Klitschko in Germany.

    WBC suspends Chisora indefinitely after brawl Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    The WBC suspended British boxer Dereck Chisora indefinitely on Tuesday following his brawl with former WBA champion David Haye after a title fight against Vitali Klitschko in Germany. The WBC issued a statement announcing the ban and harshly criticized Chisora's conduct before and after the Feb. 18 fight, saying it "is considered one of the worst behaviors ever by a professional boxer."

  • In Vegas to promte his fight with Miguel Cotto, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it clear he doesn't think much of fellow boxer Manny Pacquiao. "He's not one of the sharpest," Mayweather said.

    Mayweather says Pacquiao 'not one of the sharpest'Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    A trumpet blared a fanfare to introduce Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto as fans at the Apollo Theater cheered the start of Tuesday's news conference to promote their May 5 fight in Las Vegas. Still, there appeared to be far more interest in the fight that's not happening — a matchup between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather made clear that whether they meet in the ring is about the money — breaking down the shares in what could be boxing's richest fight ever.

  •  A young Muhammad Ali, left, stands with trainer Angelo Dundee at City Parks Gym in New York in 1962.

    Angelo Dundee, Ali’s corner man, dies at 90 Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Angelo Dundee, the brilliant motivator who worked the corner for Muhammad Ali in his greatest fights and willed Sugar Ray Leonard to victory in his biggest bout, died Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. He was 90.

  • These public, on-field prayers of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow have made him one of our nation's most-admired and most-mocked athletes.

    Tebow's benediction, Eli's ‘Hail Mary' and Ali's birthday Jan 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    We now can give the benediction for Tim Tebow's season in the religious spotlight, but don't forget the Giants' "Hail Mary" touchdown and Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday.

  •  Floyd Mayweather challenged and taunted Manny Pacquiao, shown here after his victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in November, to a May 5 bout in a tweet on Tuesday.

    Pacquiao camp: No fight with Mayweather on May 5 Jan 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Manny Pacquiao’s camp says there is no economic sense in setting up a bout with Floyd Mayweather on May 5 after the unbeaten American publicly challenged the Filipino champion via Twitter.

  • A judge in Las Vegas on Friday gave Floyd Mayweather Jr. until June 1 to turn himself in to serve a 90-day jail sentence for his guilty plea in a domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to meet contractual obligations for a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent.

    Boxer Mayweather sidesteps jail time until JuneJan 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    A judge in Las Vegas on Friday gave Floyd Mayweather Jr. until June 1 to turn himself in to serve a 90-day jail sentence.

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. will plead guilty in Las Vegas to reduced charges in a plea deal settling felony allegations that he battered his ex-girlfriend and a misdemeanor charge that he poked a security guard. An aide to Clark County District Attorney David Roger confirmed the 34-year-old boxer will enter his pleas Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

    Boxer Mayweather gets 90 jail days in Vegas caseDec 21, 2011 12:00 AM
    Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge.

  • Caleb Hanie was the last quarterback to take a snap for the Bears as the 2010 season ended ... and may be again as the calendar year comes to a close.

    It's a wrap: Remembering a wacky sports year Dec 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    It's that time of year and there are gonna be a gazillion year-end wrap-up shows. And it got me thinking; if there was a show like that for what happened here in sports over the past year, I'm not sure who or what would be the winner, Mike Spellman writes. From Caleb Hanie to Ozzie Guillen, it's been a wacky year in the Windy City.

  • Light heavyweight boxer Mike Lee of Wheaton returns to the ring Saturday for a six-round fight against Allen Medina at Madison Square Garden. Lee's fight will be part of the undercard for the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito bout on HBO's Pay-Per-View event.

    Wheaton boxer Mike Lee ready for Madison Square Garden debut Dec 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    After boxing in Cowboys Stadium, Wheaton native Mike Lee will surely have another one of those big moments Saturday when he steps into the ring for a scheduled six-round fight against Allen Medina at Madison Square Garden.

  • ‘Unique’ Hitz can’t get enough boxing Nov 22, 2011 12:00 AM
    Boxing promoter Bobby Hitz is still sold on his sport and still selling it to the public. Hitz, a former heavyweight who once fought George Foreman, is reviving a Thanksgiving Eve tradition with a card tonight in Elk Grove Village.

  • Referee Tony Weeks holds up Manny Pacquiao arm after his victory Saturday over Juan Manuel Marquez after their WBO welterweight title fight.

    Manny Pacquiao escapes with a decision Nov 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    Manny Pacquiao was taken to the limit Saturday night before escaping with a majority decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez in their welterweight title fight.

  • Muhammad Ali, right, takes a left from Joe Frazier during the 15th round of their heavyweight title boxing bout in New York March 8, 1971. Frazier won a unanimous decision. Frazier died Monday after a brief fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

    Muhammad Ali stayed linked to Howard Cosell leading up to Joe Frazier Nov 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    So wedded were Cosell and ABC to Ali that the boxer's enforced exile from the ring for evading the Vietnam-era draft could not keep him off the air. He would drop by “Wide World of Sports” periodically to playfully discuss his legal battles with Cosell, who had stuck by Ali.

  •  In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier grimaces after Muhammad Ali, left, landed a blow to Frazier’s head during their boxing bout in Manila, the Philippines. Ali won the fight after Frazier’s manager stopped the fight in the 14th round.

    Images: Joe Frazier, 1944-2011 Nov 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who fought Muhammad Ali three times, has died.

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