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Over a century ago today, Milwaukee boxing fans had a bout of their own

Published Dec. 6, 2016

On this day, 120 years ago, local boxing fans stole out to a roadhouse near Hales Corners, after midnight and in a blizzard, to watch an illegal prizefight for the lightweight championship of Wisconsin. Many of them ended up in worse shape than the combatants in the ring.

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Wisconsin's Pryor engagement

Published Oct. 11, 2016

On May 16, 1990, it was announced that Aaron Pryor - who was legally blind in one eye - was coming to Madison to box, thereby thrusting Wisconsin into the sport's spotlight for the first time in 40 years. But the attention was hardly flattering.

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Vietnam couldn't divide West Allis boxer and Ali

Published June 7, 2016

West Allis native Don Lutz was a professional boxer in Miami Beach, where he trained with numerous world champions, including Muhammad Ali. And even though they responded to being drafted to the Vietnam War differently, the two couldn't be divided.

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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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