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.

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 "Pretty Boy" Boyington of Brewer (right) deflects blows from Josh Parker during a previous mixed martial arts fight. Boyington will defend his NEF professional lightweight title in a five-round bout against Jon Lemke of Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy in Brewer in the main event of NEF 21.

Bangor-area fighters to battle for NEF pro lightweight crown

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 07, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.

Former Olympic boxing star Davis dies of cancer

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 01, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.

Sports briefs for Dec. 1, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Dec. 01, 2015, at 8:23 p.m.

TV, radio sports schedule for Nov. 28-29, 2015

on Nov. 27, 2015, at 5:33 p.m.

NEF mixed martial arts, boxing results

on Nov. 22, 2015, at 11:46 a.m.
Brandon Berry (right) battles Eric Palmer for the Northeast Junior Welterweight title on Oct. 11 in Lewiston. Berry won by unanimous decision and will fight in Lewiston again on Saturday against Roberto Valenzuela.

Boyington, Berry headline state’s first MMA-boxing show

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 20, 2015, at 3:57 p.m.

Sports briefs for Nov. 17, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Nov. 17, 2015, at 7:36 p.m.

TV, radio sports schedule for Nov. 10, 2015

on Nov. 09, 2015, at 4:29 p.m.

MMA, boxing to share stage in Lewiston show

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 05, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.

TV, radio schedule for Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2015

on Oct. 30, 2015, at 4:42 p.m.

TV Radio schedule for October 1, 2015

on Sept. 25, 2015, at 5:34 p.m.