Boxing

 

TV, radio sports schedule for July 21, 2016

on July 20, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE MINNESOTA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) radio …

Sports briefs for July 18, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 18, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
Area boxers compete in Lewiston Fighters representing Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs and Thunderpig Boxing/Young’s MMA in Bangor were among those competing on a 13-fight amateur boxing card in Lewiston on Saturday. Christian Fisk, an 18-year-old from Rockport, improved his record to 5-1 with a three-round victory by unanimous …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 15, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, practice, 11:30 a.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR XFINITY, practice, 1 p.m., NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket …

Searsport teen seeking her sixth straight boxing win

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
Two young prospects from Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs will be back in action Saturday night during an amateur boxing card at the Longley Elementary School in Lewiston.

TV, radio schedule for July 2-3, 2016

on July 01, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix, qualifying, 8 a.m., CNBC-TV FIA Formula E Championship, 10:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, The Coke Zero 400, 7:45 p.m., NBC-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LA ANGELS at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 …

TV, radio schedule for June 10, 2016

on June 09, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice, 11 a.m., qualifying, 4 p.m., FS1-TV IndyCar, practice, noon, NBCSN-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, practice, 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., FS1-TV Formula One, Canadian Grand Prix, practice, 2 p.m., NBCSN-TV ARCA, 5:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck, The Rattlesnake 400, 9 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE ARIZONA …
Muhammad Ali

Former football stars reflect on influence of Ali for African-Americans from Maine

By Pete Warner on June 06, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
“He affected me by saying don’t be afraid to stand out and stand up in what you believe.”
Brandon Berry (right) battles Eric Palmer for the Northeast Junior Welterweight title in Lewiston in this October 2014 file photo.

Boxers to highlight fight card in Lewiston

By Ernie Clark on June 06, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Boxing will have a prominent role in New England Fights’ next promotion, NEF 24, scheduled for June 18 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston as three of the state’s top professional pugilists will appear at the combined boxing-MMA show. Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour and Casey Kramlich, both from …
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine.

Portland boxing club owner who witnessed legendary Lewiston fight remembers Muhammad Ali

By Beth Brogan on June 04, 2016, at 5:39 p.m.
Bobby Russo was 9 years old when he sat ringside at the Central Maine Youth Center in Lewiston as Muhammad Ali defended the heavyweight boxing championship from Sonny Liston.
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Muhammad Ali was the essence of greatness, and his voice will never be silent

By Jerry Brewer, Washington Post on June 04, 2016, at 2:20 a.m.
Muhammad Ali, the legend of all sports legends, is gone. His quiet, excruciating, decades-long descent into Parkinson’s disease is over. If there is a championship ring in heaven, may he stand peacefully in the middle of it, arms raised, and speak with audacity and wit once more, this time about …

Eight facts about former boxing champ Muhammad Ali

By Reuters on June 04, 2016, at 2:13 a.m.
Eight facts about former boxing champ Muhammad Ali: — Ali had a show-time personality, dazzling footwork and great hand speed that combined to make him a champion like his sport had never seen. His career record was 56 victories, 37 of them by knockout, and five losses. He held the …
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Muhammad Ali (right) punches Richard Dunn while fighting for the WBC/WBA Heavyweight Title in Munich, Germany  on May 24, 1976. Ali died Friday night at age 74.

Muhammad Ali, boxing champion and global good-will ambassador, dies at 74

By Matt Schudel Bart Barnes and Dave Sheinin, The Washington Post on June 04, 2016, at 1:51 a.m.
The boxer had been hospitalized with respiratory problems related to Parkinson’s disease, which had been diagnosed in the 1980s. He was 74.
Christian Fisk of Rockport and Wyman’s Boxing Club on Saturday scored a three-round split decision over Elias Valdez during an amateur boxing show in Newton, Massachusetts.

Rockport boxer scores narrow victory in Massachusetts bout

By Ernie Clark on May 02, 2016, at 1:11 p.m.
Christian Fisk scored a three-round split decision over Elias Valdez during an amateur boxing show in Newton on Saturday.
Jack Simpkins, 24, from Lincolnville concentrates during his warm-up before his Novice 141 bout against Juan Perez Saturday night in Lewiston. The former wrestler has channeled his competitive spirit into boxing after graduating high school.

Lincolnville wrestler finds new competitive rush in boxing

By Ernie Clark on April 18, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
“I like the discipline, it keeps me in line and it keeps me in shape,” Jack Simpkins said.
Russell Lamour Jr. (right) of Portland throws a sharp right to Borngod Washington of Queens, New York, during their bout Saturday night at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire.

Portland boxer scores TKO victory

By Ernie Clark on April 11, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
Russell Lamour Jr., a Deering High School graduate, improved his professional boxing record to 13-2 with a third-round knockout Saturday.
Josh Harvey (left) throws a kick against Stacy Lupo on Friday night during an amateur sparring event at the Factory One nightclub in Dexter.

How a kickboxing event in Dexter could spell growth for combat sports

By Ernie Clark on April 07, 2016, at 8:24 a.m.
“I think this gives fans a chance to come out and see what we’re all about.”

Sports briefs for March 1, 2016

on March 01, 2016, at 7:19 p.m.
Bruins’ Rinaldo draws five-game suspension Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for five games without pay due to an illegal check to the head, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday. The incident occurred in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning when Rinaldo delivered the check …

Lincolnville fighter drops New England Golden Gloves semifinal

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 26, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
“Jack [Simpkins] did a tremendous job though. He definitely belonged there, he just came up a little short,” said Ken “Skeet” Wyman.

Simpkins wins Northern New England Golden Gloves title

on Feb. 09, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
Lincolnville’s Jack Simpkins was crowned the 2016 Northern New England Golden Gloves boxing champion.
Ricky Dexter celebrates his victory over Caleb Farrington during NEF XXI at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday.

Brewer fighter outlasts rival in ‘The Battle for Bangor’

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 07, 2016, at 11:26 a.m.
Bruce Boyington retained his New England Fights MMA pro lightweight crown Saturday night and stretched his winning streak to four fights. Neither achievement came easily. The reigning champion was taken to the limit by fellow Brewer resident Jon Lemke during their five-round title bout as the main event of the …