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Floyd Mayweather Talks About His Showtime Deal

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather might be one of the most polarizing athletes in the world today

97.1 The Ticket–02/22/2013

Hector Camacho from Puerto Rico waves to the crowd, wearing the NBA Super Middle Weight Championship belt, after winning over Roberto Duran from Panama by decision in 12 rounds at the Pepsi Center 14 July, 2001 in Denver, CO. (Credit: MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Dies After Shooting

Hector “Macho” Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50.

97.1 The Ticket–11/24/2012

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Steward Hailed By Queen Of Soul And Boxing Royalty

Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward was celebrated by boxing royalty and the Queen of Soul at a star-studded memorial service Tuesday in the Motor City.

97.1 The Ticket–11/14/2012

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AP: Boxing Trainer Emanuel Steward Dies At 68

Emanuel Steward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and one of boxing’s greatest trainers, has died. He was 68.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2012

Claressa Shields of the USA (R) celebrates defeating Nadezda Torlopova of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Middleweight of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012 in London.  (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages)

Claressa Shields Is Olympic Champion

Flint’s Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, capping her swift rise to the top of women’s boxing with a 19-12 victory over Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2012

Claressa Shields of the USA is declared winner on points over Anna Laurell of Sweden in the women's Middleweight boxing quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 6, 2012 in London. (Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

Fans Celebrate Flint Teen’s Olympic Boxing Semifinals Win

Boxing fans in Flint have something to celebrate, after 17-year-old local Claressa Shields won her bout in the Olympic Boxing semifinals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012

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Ex-Heavyweight Boxer Jimmy Bivins Dies At Age 92

Jimmy Bivins, a heavyweight boxer in the 1940s and 1950s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died at 92.

97.1 The Ticket–07/05/2012

Johnny Tapia defends himself against during the featherweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

5-Time Boxing Champ Johnny Tapia Found Dead

Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home.

97.1 The Ticket–05/28/2012

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Detroit History: The Drunk Who Propelled A Street Cop To Chief

Heavyweight prize-fighting legend John L. Sullivan was on a binge when he encountered the Detroit Police Department’s own boxing champion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2012

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Boxing writer/sports historian Bert Sugar (L) and HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg attend the after party for the HBO Sports screening of 'McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice' at Blue Water Grill on June 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Boxing Writer Bert Sugar Dies Of Cardiac Arrest

Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian who was known for his trademark fedora and ever-present cigar, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 75.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2012

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