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“Irish” Micky Ward: One of boxing’s most beloved ring warriors

Whenever “Irish” Micky Ward is announced at fights, he usually receives the largest ovation from his army of adoring fans. Everybody in boxing – boxers, promoters, managers, trainers, media, etc. – respect the tough Irish American from Lowell, Massachusetts, for his guts, attitude, and dedication to his craft. Never has a negative comment come out […]

Top USA amateur boxers adjusting to life without fights & waiting another year for Olympics shot

Amateur boxing, as in the professional ranks, has been shut-down worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic. USA Boxing members are adjusting to these challenging and trying times all across the country. Gyms and schools are closed, tournaments suspended, and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed a year. Members of the Elite […]

Walker, Willoughby, Jones, Shook, Odom Added to Liberty’s 2020 Draft Class

With the first-ever No.1 pick in franchise history, the New York Liberty selected University of Oregon guard, Sabrina Ionescu in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Following Ionescu, New York had five additional selections, including the 9th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 26th overall, which is the most draft capital the team has ever had in a single […]

USA Boxing featherweight Andrea Medina closing in on 2020 Olympic spot in Tokyo

Coming off consecutive runner-up finishes in major tournaments, USA Boxing featherweight Andrea Medina is within one tournament of representing her country in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In December, the 20-year-old Medina lost a split decision to Lupe Gutierrez at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing, and 4-1 to Iulia Tsyplakova (Ukraine) last […]

St John’s WBB Aliyyah Handford to Participate in USA Team Trials

Following a junior season that saw her lead the BIG EAST in scoring and earn unanimous first team all-conference honors, Aliyyah Handford has been selected to participate in the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s  Pan American Games and World University Games Team Trials, it was announced on Wednesday by USA Basketball. Handford is one of 54 women’s basketball […]