Harlem Boxing Champion Harry “The Black Panther” Wills (video)

Harry_Willis_1916Harry “The Black Panther” (or “The Brown Panther”) Wills, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 1889 was a heavyweight boxer who three times held the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. Continue Reading →

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All-Female Boxing Gym Set To Open In Harlem

Her dream has become her reality. “This is it,” said Reese Scott, who is opening the first privately-owned, all female boxing gym in New York City. Continue Reading →

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NY’s First Women-Only Boxing Club Is Here In Harlem

NY Post reports that when Reese Scott started training women to fight at Kingsway boxing gym in Manhattan in 2007, she had just two pupils. Continue Reading →

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Watch The Mayweather-McGregor Fight With Harlem’s Dave East

Genres will collide this week when boxer Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement to take on UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor. Continue Reading →

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Floyd Mayweather Stops For Selfies In Harlem

After the constant tension and aggression between him and Conor McGregor on their promotional tour, Floyd Mayweather is back home in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Atlantic City: Boxing Hall Of Fame 2017 Red Carpet (Photographs)

Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Inaugural Induction weekend held on May 26, 27 and 28th 2017, was a smorgasbord of boxing royalty, celebrity guests and legions of boxing fans. Continue Reading →

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Good Reasons East Harlem’s Lyman Is A Champion

Harlem’s Lyman Good, born May 26, 1985, is a Puerto Rican American mixed martial artist. He is perhaps best known for his time spent with Bellator, where he was the inaugural Bellator Welterweight Champion. Continue Reading →

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‘Harlem’ Tommy Murphy, Harlem, 1911

At the turn of the century boxing was huge in Harlem and this 1921 Exhibit Supply Company Boxing Postcard proves it of ‘Harlem’ Tommy Murphy in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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Premier Boxing Champions Announces Season Three For Harlem Boxing Lovers

premier-boxing-championsHarlem has a long history of boxing fans and boxing champs like Harlem Tommy MurphyHarry “The Black Panther” Wills, Joe Louis, Tyrone “The Harlem Butcher” Jackson, Hector “Macho” Camacho and many, many more. Continue Reading →

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Tyrone “The Harlem Butcher” Jackson, New York Golden Gloves Champ

tyrone-jacksonTyrone Jackson, aka Tyrone “The Harlem Butcher” Jackson, born in Harlem, Jackson was a ferocious puncher, frequently knocking out opponents stemming back to his amateur boxing career that included two appearances in the New York Golden Gloves finals. Continue Reading →

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Calling the Greatest is Selling Him Short

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By Marc Rasbury 

The News of Muhammad Ali’s passing hit the news air waves about midnight on Friday. We were prepared for it for because his family said he was taken to the hospital with severe respitory issues and it didn’t look good. Continue Reading →

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“Muhammad And Larry” At Albert Maysles’ In Harlem

85480393-759d-444e-924b-1683bc5aa548In October of 1980 Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight title against his friend and former sparring partner Larry Holmes. Continue Reading →

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