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 …
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.
LEWISTON | Two area Marine Corps veterans will headline a Feb. 6 New England Fights mixed martial arts show at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in what has been billed the “Battle for Bangor.” Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington of Young’s MMA and Boyington’s Taekwondo Academy in Bangor will defend his …

Former Olympic boxing star Davis dies of cancer

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 01, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
Former Olympic boxing gold medalist Howard Davis Jr. died earlier this week after a bout with lung cancer. He was 59. Davis reportedly was diagnosed with lung cancer last February. The cancer later spread to his liver and he died on Wednesday at his home in Plantation, Florida. Davis won …

Sports briefs for Dec. 1, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Dec. 01, 2015, at 8:23 p.m.
Ex-boxing champ Taylor pleads guilty to felony charges LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Former world middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor on Tuesday entered guilty pleas in an Arkansas state court to felony charges stemming from three separate cases and is set to face sentencing in April 2016, court officials said. Taylor, …

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

on Nov. 27, 2015, at 5:33 p.m.
SATURDAY BASKETBALL, BOYS EXHIBITION GARDINER at MDI, 2:30 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet ( GARDINER vs. ELLSWORTH, 4 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet ( BASKETBALL, MEN BRYANT at GEORGETOWN, noon, FS2-TV GEORGIA at SETON HALL, 7:30 p.m., FS1-TVStory continues below advertisement. MAINE at CENTRAL …

NEF mixed martial arts, boxing results

on Nov. 22, 2015, at 11:46 a.m.
MMA/boxing NEF XX At Lewiston Pro MMA 155 (TITLE): Bruce Boyington (c) def. Jimmy Davidson, TKO, round 3; CATCH: Jon Lemke def. Matt Denning, TKO, round 1; 170: Matt Bordonaro def. Crowsneck Boutin, knee bar, round 1; CATCH: Matt Andrikut def. Jesse Baughman, TKO, round 1; 145: Damon Owens def. …
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.
Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington and Brandon “The Cannon” Berry will headline the state’s first combination mixed martial arts-boxing show, NEF XX, at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday night. Boyington, coming off a successful debut with the national-level World Series of Fighting promotion, will defend his NEF MMA …

Sports briefs for Nov. 17, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Nov. 17, 2015, at 7:36 p.m.
Police investigate alleged rape at Nebraska players’ home Police in Lincoln, Neb., are investigating an alleged rape at the residence of Nebraska starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp. According to police, a 20-year-old woman said she was forced into having sex there early Sunday and later …

TV, radio sports schedule for Nov. 10, 2015

on Nov. 09, 2015, at 4:29 p.m.
BASKETBALL, NBA BOSTON at MILWAUKEE, 8 p.m., Comcast SportsNet New England-TV; WEZQ-FM, Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio BOXING, PREMIER CHAMPIONS Super bantamweights, Alejandro Gonzalez vs. Karim Guerfi, 9 p.m., FS1-TV FOOTBALL, COLLEGE TOLEDO at CENTRAL MICHIGAN, 8 p.m., ESPN2-TV HOCKEY, NHL BUFFALO at TAMPA BAY, 7:30 p.m., NBCSP-TVStory continues below advertisement. …

MMA, boxing to share stage in Lewiston show

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 05, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
The venue will be familiar when New England Fights stages its 20th mixed martial arts promotion at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Nov. 21. But the look inside the arena will be different, with an MMA cage and a boxing ring set up side by side to …

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

on Oct. 30, 2015, at 4:42 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, Goody’s 500, practice 9 a.m. and noon, NBCSP-TV NASCAR Truck Series, Kruger 200, qualifying, 10 a.m.,1:30 p.m., FS1-TV Formula One, From Mexico City, qualifying, 2 p.m., CNBC-TVStory continues below advertisement. FIA World Endurance Championship, 11 p.m., FS2-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES KANSAS CITY …

TV Radio schedule for October 1, 2015

on Sept. 25, 2015, at 5:34 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at NY YANKEES, 7:05 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 (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …

TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 24, 2015

on Sept. 17, 2015, at 4:53 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TAMPA BAY at BOSTON, 7:10 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 (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …
Floyd Mayweather (right) and Andre Berto box during their WBA/WBC welterweight title bout Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather won via unanimous decision.

Mayweather beats Berto in farewell fight, ends 49-0

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on Sept. 13, 2015, at 10:39 a.m.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Floyd Mayweather Jr. cemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats with a unanimous decision over fellow American Andre Berto on Saturday night in what he has repeatedly said would be the final fight of his career. Mayweather, 38, easily outboxed his younger opponent over …
Portland boxer Russell Lamour Jr.

Portland boxer seeks to avenge lone pro loss in November bout

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 11, 2015, at 11:44 a.m.
Portland boxer Russell Lamour Jr. will seek to avenge his only professional loss when he challenges New England middleweight champion Thomas Falowo Nov. 14 at the Portland Exhibition Building …
Undefeated WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks as challenger Andre Berto (right) listens during a news conference Wednesday at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Mayweather will defend his titles against Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night in what he says will be his final fight.

Mayweather denies doping violation before Pacquiao bout

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on Sept. 10, 2015, at 5:37 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — The buildup to Saturday’s welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto has been rocked by suggestions of a doping violation four months ago, an allegation flatly denied by Mayweather on Thursday. According to a report by SB Nation, Mayweather allegedly received an intravenous injection of …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 29-30, 2015

on Aug. 28, 2015, at 5:14 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR Camping World Truck, practice, 9:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, The Road America 180, qualifying, 12:15 p.m., race, 3 p.m., NBCSN-TV IndyCar, practice, 1:30 p.m., qualifying, 6 p.m., NBCSN-TVStory continues below advertisement. BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES The International championship, 12:30 p.m., ABC-TV U.S. Championship Game, 3:30 …
Christian Fisk of Rockport and Wyman’s Boxing Club earned fighter of the night and fight of the night honors Saturday with his come-from-behind third-round technical knockout victory over Patrick Brothers of Lowell, Massachusetts, at the Skowhegan Community Center.

Rockport teen eyes boxing future

By Ernie Clark on July 24, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
He’s grown up in a hotbed of high school wrestling as a student at Camden Hills Regional High School, where the Windjammers are perennial state championship contenders. But 17-year-old Christian Fisk’s athletic preference has trended more toward a ring than a mat. “I’ve always loved boxing, but …
Brandon Berry (left) and Engelberto Valenzuela square off during their Saturday night fight at the Skowhegan Community Center.

Fast start leaves Berry eyeing next boxing challenge

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2015, at 1:14 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | Brandon Berry would have preferred not to injure his left shoulder last November. But if his return to the boxing ring Saturday night is any indication, the 27-year-old junior welterweight from tiny West Forks made the most of the respite. The fighter known as “The Cannon” came …