The holiday season generally is a quiet time within the state’s combat sports community, but there’s plenty of planning already under way for early 2018. Bangor’s Fred Lear, crowned New England Fights’ amateur bantamweight champion with a second-round victory over Walt Shea at the Cross Insurance… Read More
    Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film “Raging Bull,” has died. He was 95. The former middleweight champion died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according… Read More