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December 14, 2003
On Thursday, December 11, 2003, RENEE BOXER (nee Nissenbaum), loving wife of Ben Boxer, beloved mother of Harry Boxer of Redondo Beach, CA., Diana Boxer of Hawthorne, FL. and Sherri Boxer of Reisterstown, MD, devoted mother-in-law of Denise Boxer and Joseph Cook. She is the last of 11 siblings. Loving grandmother of Dr. Marin Feldman Xavier, Brooke Feldman, Alyson Rubin, Mallory Rubin and Taylor Bree BoxerServices at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mt. Wilson Lane on Sunday, December 14 at 1 P.M. Interment Har Sinai Congregation Cemetery, Garrison Forest Rd. Please omit flowers.
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Sports Digest | October 9, 2014
Boxing Crews wins Police Athletic League middleweight title Franchon Crews of Baltimore captured the National Police Athletic League middleweight championship Saturday in Oxnard, Calif., winning by technical knockout in the second round against former Baltimorean Danielle Mitchell , now of North Hollywood, Calif. In the 165-pound semifinals, Crews won by TKO over Kira De Morales of San Pedro, Calif. Next, Crews will help her husband and training partner, Glenn Dezurn of Baltimore, prepare for his fifth professional fight, set for Oct. 24 in Somerset, N.J. Colleges Cirovski suspended for violating Big Ten sportsmanship policy Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski was suspended one game Wednesday by the Big Ten Conference for violations of the conference's sportsmanship policy after the team's 3-2 overtime loss to Northwestern on Sunday.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2012
A 31-year-old man convicted by a jury of manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boxing standout last year was sentenced Thursday to the maximum of 10 years in prison. Terrance Sims said he never meant to harm Ronald Gibbs, a nationally-ranked boxer with Olympic aspirations. Sims had given a ride on March 6, 2011 to a woman dating Gibbs' sister, and both Sims and Gibbs got involved in a fight between the two women. Though Gibbs, known as "Rock," was skilled with his hands, he was no match for the knife wielded by Sims.  Circuit Court Judge John Addison Howard noted that Sims had been convicted of manslaughter for a shooting exactly 10 years to the day before that Gibbs was stabbed, and that in 2009 Howard had sentenced Sims to three years in prison for heroin distribution.  "There's no question that there are a lot of people in your family who have a great deal of faith in your character," Howard told Sims.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
" I don't intend to quit boxing as long as I am able to push a fist into the face of a rival and keep him from knocking me over the ropes. " George Chaney, 1923 He hailed from the squalid streets of East Baltimore, an Irish-American kid with calloused hands, a tough will and a means to make a buck. They called George Chaney the Knockout King and his punch, the Highland(town) Earthquake. And though he never won a world title, he captured the heart of a brawling, blue-collar city that embraced the fighter with the lightning left hook.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer who moonlights as a boxer. "I remember lying with him and him kind of explaining to me the rules of boxing, the scoring, the 10-9 scoring and how if you get knocked down, you get 8 [points] and just how that worked," recalled the 30-year-old July, who was 9 at the time of the heavyweight fight.
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Alex Glaze, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
For the past three months, Emmanuel Taylor has been training at the Charm City Boxing facility in White Marsh hungrier than ever. Taylor (14-1, 10 knockouts) suffered his first professional loss this past November at the hands of Prenice Brewer when he made a crucial mistake, one that he says he will never make again - he left the fight in the judge's hands. "I said to Emmanuel, 'You lost the first round,' " said David Sewell, Taylor's trainer of 10 years. Then Sewell said he told Taylor to go back to the plan.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 25, 2011
Raymond Hamilton "Ray" Leonard Jr., a retired police chief, decorated Korean War veteran and former amateur fighter who had been chairman of the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame, died Feb. 18 of heart failure at a niece's home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The former longtime Morrell Park resident, who moved to Myrtle Beach last year, was 80. Mr. Leonard, whose father was a B&O Railroad boilermaker who worked at the Mount Clare shops and whose mother managed...
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Gervonta Davis knows why the arrangement of balloons is tied to the light pole on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Mosher St. They're birthday balloons, commemorating a 21st birthday that never happened. "I know that dude. Me and him, we were just talking about boxing like a couple weeks ago," Davis says inside Upton Boxing Center, five blocks northwest of the balloons. "His name is Gervontae, too, but it's spelled with an 'A' and an 'E'. " Gervontae Burgess, 20, was gunned down June 22 in a double shooting.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | October 23, 1998
LOS ANGELES -- Two contrasting scenes here the other day portray the nature of the fight for California's Senate seat between incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger, state treasurer Matt Fong.In bright sunshine, Ms. Boxer stood on the steps of a major hospital trauma center, citing the deadly statistics -- 40,000 fatalities a year from guns, including 5,000 children. Ms. Boxer declared: "My opponent says we don't need any more gun laws. . . . We don't need another senator marching lock step with the gun lobby."
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
On a frigid Thursday morning in late January, Emanuel Taylor was swinging at shadows in the ring at Charm City Boxing, headquartered in a warehouse tucked away in an industrial park in White Marsh. As he got his morning workout in - he would return that evening for another - big black-and-white photos of boxing greats such as Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali eyeballed him. With the temperature in the teens, a few men with connections to Taylor or the Baltimore boxing scene huddled around a space heater and chatted as the speed and intensity of Taylor's punches picked up. Everyone in the gym seemed to have a story to share about how they or someone close to them could have been something special.
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Sports Digest | April 17, 2014
Colleges Towson gets combo guard Ivory from Baton Rouge CC Combo guard Josh Ivory , who played for Baton Rouge Community College last season, has transferred to Towson and will play for the Tigers starting in 2014-15, coach Pat Skerry announced Wednesday. Ivory, 6 feet 2, 195 pounds, is a native of Alexandria, La. He played at Cleveland State in 2012-13 and has two years of eligibility remaining. More Towson men's basketball: Senior guard Mike Burwell has been invited to the Portsmouth Combine Top 80 Free Agent exposure camp, which runs today through Saturday at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. The combine allows college seniors who have exhausted their eligibility and current professionals the opportunity to exhibit their athletic ability and basketball prowess in an environment that incorporates combine testing, skill development, and competitive games.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
On a frigid Thursday morning in late January, Emanuel Taylor was swinging at shadows in the ring at Charm City Boxing, headquartered in a warehouse tucked away in an industrial park in White Marsh. As he got his morning workout in - he would return that evening for another - big black-and-white photos of boxing greats such as Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali eyeballed him. With the temperature in the teens, a few men with connections to Taylor or the Baltimore boxing scene huddled around a space heater and chatted as the speed and intensity of Taylor's punches picked up. Everyone in the gym seemed to have a story to share about how they or someone close to them could have been something special.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 6, 2014
For anyone looking to cap off Valentine's Day with a bang, ESPN2 might have what you're looking for and with local flavor. Edgewood resident and professional boxer Emanuel "The Tranzforma" Taylor is scheduled to fight Chris Algieri in a 10-round junior welterweight main event, live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, Feb. 14. The fight is one of six on the card to be held at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. First bell is scheduled for 7:30 p.m....
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From Sun staff reports | January 11, 2014
Former Baltimore heavyweight contender Larry Middleton died Thursday at age 71. Middleton won 23 bouts, including 14 by knockout, lost 10 and drew 10 in a career that started in 1965 and ended in 1978. Fighting out of Baltimore-based trainer Mack Lewis' gym, he won 19 straight bouts from 1966 to 1972, including a decision over eventual champion Joe Bugner in 1971. Middleton also fought other prominent heavyweights, including Ron Lyle, Jimmy Ellis, Oscar Bonavena, Duane Bobick, Ken Norton and Jerry Quarry.
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By Jules Witcover | December 27, 2013
As President Obama tries to enjoy his Christmas vacation in Hawaii (the land of his birth, as recognized by most Americans except the diehard fringe still casting him as a foreigner), he has a lot to reflect on. In his last White House press conference before departing, he exchanged tidings of good cheer with reporters. But he was also peppered with as many reminders of how badly things turned out for him in the past year. It fell to the toughest but fairest reporter in the room, ABC News' Jonathan Karl, to confront him with the bark off: "You may not want to call it the worst year of your presidency, but it's clearly been a tough year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Driving around Baltimore this past summer, I noticed a trend of pulling down houses and replacing them with new ones or paving over the land for a parking lot, as Friends School recently did after demolishing a two-story stucco house that dated to the 1920s next to the North Charles Street campus. Traveling down the 1900 block of Ruxton Road, I cast my eyes to the side, and the stately old mansion that was there when I drove by a few days earlier was gone, with a sign in the freshly graded earth advertising the site as a desirable one for a house.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | February 25, 1995
Anthony J. Longo Sr., a former featherweight boxer known for his powerful left hook and strong chin, died Thursday at Francis Scott Key Medical Center after suffering a heart attack at his Highlandtown residence. He was 66."They rang the gong 10 times in tribute to Tony before the matches Thursday night at Teamsters Hall," said Ray Klingmeyer, president of the Veteran Boxers Association Inc. International Ring 101.Mr. Longo was most likely drawn to boxing because his three brothers -- Nick, Johnny and Joey -- fought professionally.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer who moonlights as a boxer. "I remember lying with him and him kind of explaining to me the rules of boxing, the scoring, the 10-9 scoring and how if you get knocked down, you get 8 [points] and just how that worked," recalled the 30-year-old July, who was 9 at the time of the heavyweight fight.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Gervonta Davis knows why the arrangement of balloons is tied to the light pole on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Mosher St. They're birthday balloons, commemorating a 21st birthday that never happened. "I know that dude. Me and him, we were just talking about boxing like a couple weeks ago," Davis says inside Upton Boxing Center, five blocks northwest of the balloons. "His name is Gervontae, too, but it's spelled with an 'A' and an 'E'. " Gervontae Burgess, 20, was gunned down June 22 in a double shooting.
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