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The Final Round in Anthony McKinney's Quest for Justice

Steve Drizin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Had a new jury seen this new evidence of Anthony McKinney's innocence, it would have acquitted him. But Anthony never got the chance to prove his innocence in court. After serving 35 years in prison, Anthony died alone in his prison cell on August 27, 2013. He was 53.

WATCH: The Fight That Made Muhammad Ali A Champion

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago today, on February 25th, 1964, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Although ...

Breaking Down UFC 160

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Velasquez and Silva previously met inside the octagon a year ago in a non-title fight, with the now-champion easily dismissing "Big Foot" at 3:36 of the first round, bloodying the Brazilian with a vicious ground-and-pound assault.

Wladimir Klitschko Vies to Make Heavyweight History

Gordon Marino | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports
Gordon Marino

The IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight king, Wladimir Klitschko, has not lost since 2004, nor has he been tested by any of his opponents. This will be his 14th title defense.

American Heavyweight Hopes Are in 'Mayhem'

Gordon Marino | Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports
Gordon Marino

There is an American in the wings who, within a year, might be able to challenge for the greatest prize in sports -- the heavyweight championship. The man with the promise is, Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell.

Reigning Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Next PM?

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The Western-style liberal party of heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko has surge...

Evander Holyfield's Unable To Avoid Foreclosure On $14 Million Mansion

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Evander Holyfield's in trouble again, and it has nothing to do with Mike Tyson this time. The former heavyweight champion has proven unable to avoi...

UFC Champ Helps Boy's Dream Come True

Elliot Worsell | Posted 07.25.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is as vicious and violent as it gets when the opening bell rings, yet grins blissfully with the youthful naivety of a young boy when ungloved and disarmed. The champion's soul remains young, his heart still at home in Cacador.

Hail the Heavyweight King(s)

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.05.2012 | Sports
Gordon Marino

On Saturday, IBF, IBO, and WBA heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko (57-3) slammed a jab, right hand, left hook combination to stop Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-5) by knockout at 1:12 of the fourth round.

Vitali Klitschko Successfully Defends His Title

Gordon Marino | Posted 11.10.2011 | Sports
Gordon Marino

On Saturday night in Wroclaw, Poland, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko defeated Polish challenger Tomasz Adamek. This was Klitschko's 9th successful title defense.

The New Heavyweight Champ Is Here

AP | Posted 10.27.2011 | Sports

ERFURT, Germany -- Alexander Povetkin of Russia defeated Ruslan Chagaev by unanimous decision Saturday to claim the vacant WBA heavyweight title. T...

The Heavyweight Title Deserves More Than Haye and Klitschko Were Willing to Give

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports
Scott Jordan Harris

Haye, who was introduced as 'The Fighting Pride of London, England' did not give London, England a fight of which it can be proud. Rather, he gave it one of which it has to struggle not to be ashamed.

Vitali Klitschko Pounds Out a Dominant Performance and an Argument for Reform in Boxing

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gordon Marino

On Saturday night, Vitali Klitschko both established himself as one of the most dominant heavyweight of his era and inadvertently hammered out an argument for reform in his beloved sport.

'Real Deal' Holyfield tackles global warming

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Evander Holyfield has no intention of hanging up his gloves. In fact, he'll have a new nickname the next time he climbs into the ring.

The Real Deal is now the Lean Green Fighting Machine.

Refusing to give up on his goal of retiring as heavyweight champion even as he approaches his 47th birthday, Holyfield said he'll travel to South Korea in November for his next bout – he's not even sure of the opponent – and bring along a message of preserving the environment.

He plans a formal announcement Friday about his environmental partnership, which includes building a 40-acre solar energy farm on his suburban Atlanta estate and turning another acre into an organic garden that can be used by neighborhood youths.

For Team Obama, A Refresher on Jack Johnson and "The Great White Hope"

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Zirin

In 1918, the first black heavyweight boxing champion defeated a racist "great white hope." But when the Obama Administration takes a right hook to the face, it just smiles through bloodied teeth.