Boxing

 
Portland firefighter and paramedic Jason Quirk of South Portland, dubbed the "Fighting Firefighter," will fight Brandon Baue of Troy, Missouri, on Saturday night in a six-round middleweight bout as the co-main event of a pro-am boxing card at the Skowhegan Community Center.

‘Fighting Fireman,’ who is training Patrick Dempsey in boxing, ready to jump-start boxing career

By Ernie Clark on July 28, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
The 28-year-old Quirk (6-0 with four knockouts) will face Brandon Baue of Troy, Missouri, on Saturday night.

‘Irish’ Micky Ward special guest for Skowhegan boxing show

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
Brandon Berry (left) wins the Northeast Junior Welterweight title over Eric Palmer in 2014.

Injured boxer turns to promoting Skowhegan show

By Ernie Clark on June 09, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.

Lou Duva, boxing manager who threw punches in and out of the ring, dies at 94

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on March 13, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
Lou Duva, a Hall of Fame boxing manager and trainer who guided more than a dozen fighters to world titles and whose pugnacious personality and promotional savvy made him one of the most colorful figures in his sport, died March 8 at a hospital in Paterson, New Jersey. He was 94.

Portland boxer earns national ranking

on March 10, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
The Portland resident recently won the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions for his weight class.
Portland boxer Russell Lamour Jr.

Lamour scores victory in Portland main event

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Russell Lamour Jr. of the Portland Boxing Club scored an eight-round unanimous decision over Central American middleweight champion Jaime Barboza of San Jose, Costa Rica, on Saturday night in front of a packed house at the Portland Exposition Building.

TV, radio sports schedule for Sept. 27, 2016

By Jim Emple on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:46 p.m.

Ex-heavyweight champ to appear at Portland boxing show

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 16, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will be the featured guest as the Portland Boxing Club stages its 103rd show on Nov. 12 at the Portland Exposition Building.
Johnny Crafts (left,) attempts to contain Henry Clark during NEF XXI at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston earlier this year.

Amateur title fights to highlight NEF 25 card in Lewiston

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
NEF 25 will be the promotion’s second show in a month after a sold-out crowd of 1,200 turned out to watch NEF Presents “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight.”
U.S. boxer Claressa Shields celebrates on the podium with her medals after the women's middleweight competition Sunday at the Rio Games at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Two-time boxing gold medallist hopes to inspire African-American women

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.

TV, radio schedule for August 12, 2016

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.

TV, radio sports schedule for July 21, 2016

on July 20, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.

Sports briefs for July 18, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 18, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.

TV, radio sports schedule for July 15, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.

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.

TV, radio schedule for June 10, 2016

on June 09, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
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.
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.