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Gyllenhaal's boxing drama "Southpaw" packs minimal punch

Published Aug. 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal's impressive physical transformation from scrawny media parasite in "Nightcrawler" to pro boxer in "Southpaw" has snagged most of the movie's pre-release hubbub - partly because, well, there's not all that much to say about the cliche-ridden, predictable film housing that handsome new physique.


Another cat encounter from Milwaukee's past

Published July 28, 2015

On the afternoon of Nov. 30, 1936, people at the busy Downtown intersection of 3rd and Wells Streets were startled by the appearance of a gorilla walking a lion. The former was actually a familiar enough sight in Milwaukee, as William "Gorilla" Jones was a famous boxer who'd fought in Milwaukee seven times. The latter, however, was new.


A brothers' fight was historic, but not so golden

Published April 6, 2015

It wasn't exactly Cain vs. Abel II, but two Milwaukee brothers earned a footnote in boxing history by fighting each other for a Golden Gloves championship 64 years ago. There'll be no sibling rivalries on display when the Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Golden Gloves tournament starts its 85th annual run in Racine Saturday night at the John Bryant Community Center, but it's all relative.


Former alderman, boxing champ Orville Pitts passes away

Published March 27, 2015

When Orville Pitts was elected Milwaukee alderman in 1968, his political future looked as bright as the one that had seemed in store for Pitts in the boxing ring a decade earlier. But unlike the knockout that ended his boxing career, his downfall in the political arena was self-inflicted and a drawn-out process featuring, in random order, booze, drugs, hookers, the devil and Richard M. Nixon. Pitts died Tuesday at 81, after a long illness.

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Saturday's NAFC "Uprising" Features Woman's MMA

This Saturday night, September 20th, North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) returns to Milwaukee's historic Rave Eagles Ballroom with "Uprising" MMA. An action packed amateur and professional fight card drawing the region's top talent will entertain the loyal fans of the Brew City ...

The Rise of the Female Fighter - Knockout Kings Kickboxing Showcases Women Warriors

The Rise of the Female FighterKnockout Kings Kickboxing Showcases Women WarriorsWhy did it take this long? What was it that kept female fighters off mainstream airwaves and basically hidden in the shadows, out of view from the general public until just recently? It was predominantly, us. We, us, ...

5 Great Reasons to Attend Knockout Kings Kickboxing Next Friday

5 Great Reasons to Attend Knockout Kings Kickboxing Next FridayLooking for a fun night out filled with non-stop action? Want something to quench your thirst for high-energy good times? All Fish Fried out and just need a change of pace?  Here are 5 great reasons why you should make plans to a...

Girl Power Hits Milwaukee Friday! Women's MMA Knocking Down Stereotypes, Attracting New Fans

 Girl Power Hits Milwaukee Friday! Women's MMA Knocking Down Stereotypes, Attracting New Fans      Thursday, January 30, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI) There was a very good reason ESPN put Ronda Rousey, the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, on the cover of their 2012...

Sergio Pettis-James Porter Set for Saturday's NAFC Headliner

Is there a hotter gym in MMA right now than Roufusport? Is there currently a hotter competitor in the sport than Anthony "Showtime" Pettis?The answers to those questions are certainly debatable, but what isn't debatable is the fact that the Milwaukee-based fight team helmed by striking ...

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