Former boxing champion Emile Griffith dies at 75
Ronda Rousey will show championship form in Expendables 3! So will multi [champion Victor Ortiz!, Stallone tweeted. Rousey wont be the first MMA star to appear in an “Expendables” film.UFC legend Randy Couture, a current coach on Spike TVs Fight Master, is a main cast Expendable and will most likely appear in the third film. Rousey, now a mainstream sensation, just finished filming “The Ultimate Fighter” opposite Miesha Tate which culminates in a fight on this upcoming Decembers UFC 168 card as the co-main event before the much anticipated Anderson Silva vs. Chris http://mayweathervssaulcaneloalvareztickets.blogspot.com/ Weidman rematch. This isnt the first time that Rowdy, as shes known, has flirted with the silver screen. In February it was reported that Rousey was offered a role in The Hunger Games sequel. Her boss, UFC president Dana White whos had some issues with stars taking on acting roles in the past made it clear then that while he was happy for Rousey, hed prefer she concentrate on fighting.
Emile Griffith, gay former boxing champion remembered for killing Benny Paret in the ring, dies at 75
But Goody Petronelli welcomed Perron to come in and help out. I didnt want to be just another schmuck who comes in the gym and watches, Perron said. A few months after the gym opened, Hagler walked in and told the Petronellis he wanted to fight. They let the 15-year-old Hagler fight on his first day. Hagler ended up with a split lip and a bloody nose. I said, Well thats the last were going to see of him, Perron said.
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GGG easily dispatched of rugged, veteran contender Matthew Macklin in June, and he’s already been labeled as the next big thing at 160 pounds. A match with Martinez has been discussed for some time now and would be an easy sell to the public. Would it be the end of an era? Or would Martinez make one last heroic stand? Let’s find out. Guillermo Rigondeaux Rigo needs a foe who will force the action.
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But in later years, as renewed attention was paid to his deadly fight with Paret, notably in the 2005 documentary, Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith story, by filmmaker Dan Klores, Griffith seemed to gain a measure of confidence, even comfort from talking about his sexuality, admitting he had romantic liaisons with both men and women. In doing so, Griffith became one of the first pro athletes in a male-driven sport to come out about his sexuality and surely one of the first boxers to do so. He was a forerunner to the current Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz, who became the first active boxer to come out last year when he admitted he was gay. Emile Griffith playfully jabs fellow boxing legend Joe Frazier. Emile was a wonderful person and he had nothing to hide, said Ross, who wrote his 2005 biography, Nine, Ten and Out! The Two Worlds of Emile Griffith. He was very open.
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Carrie McMahon, from Whitburn, first discovered her taste for boxing watching Ricky Hatton fight Floyd Mayweather in 2007, and from then on, she was hooked. So when she saw that Mayhem Promotions were looking for Boxing Babes to walk fighters into the ring at their bouts, she jumped at the chance to throw her hat in the ring. The dental nurse then went on to knock out the competition, being named Mayhem Babe 2012 over 500 other entrants. And shes now standing tall again after taking on her biggest challenge yet organising a family fun day to raise funds for the Simpsons Memory Box Appeal (SiMBA) and Yorkhill Sick Kids Hospital. Carrie, 26, said: Mayhem Promotions are currently raising funds for the Sick Kids as one of the other girls son had to spend a lot of time there in his youth due to heart problems. I wanted to do my bit, but I also really wanted to raise funds for SiMBA, as they really helped my father Andy and his girlfriend Mandy when they lost their son Derick in November last year. SiMBA help families cope with the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth by providing a family area within the maternity ward specifically for those who have lost a child, and by also giving the opportunity to create precious memories.
“Emile was a gifted athlete and truly a great boxer,” Hall of Fame director Ed Brophy said. “Outside the ring he was as great a gentleman as he was a fighter. He always had time for boxing fans when visiting the hall on an annual basis and was one of the most popular boxers to return year after year.” Griffith often attended fights in New York, especially at Madison Square Garden, where he headlined 23 times. He was also a frequent visitor to the many boxing clubs around New York City.
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“Thank you to ESPN for continuing to make such competitive fights with world-class fighters. They are building boxing’s fan base by putting out such high-quality events every week. In addition to Cuellar’s fight, Oscar Escandon is fighting against NehomarCermeno for the interim WBA World Super Bantamweight Championship on August 10 at the Megapolis Center in the Hard Rock Hotel Panama City. I have complete faith that by the end of August, I will have two new champions.” Cuellar’s advisor, SebastianContursi who also works with Marcos Maidana, is an old friend of Lewkowicz and brought him to the well-known promoter.