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Recalling Eddie Brooks' once golden gloves

Published April 4, 2014

The semi-finals of the Golden Gloves tournament in Racine is upon us this weekend, which is a good occasion to remember Milwaukee's Eddie Brooks, who once floored Muhammed Ali in a sparring session after winning a Golden Gloves of his own.


Former Badgers heavyweight recalls Golden Gloves triumph

Published April 6, 2013

Far be it from Bob Ranck to suggest that his participation in the 1953 Wisconsin Golden Gloves tournament was responsible for the attendance that is still the high-water mark in the history of the amateur boxing - an event whose 83rd annual run starts April 6 in Racine.


"Long John" Hubbard made his name both in and out of the ring

Published Dec. 8, 2012

Fifty-nine years ago this month a Milwaukee heavyweight boxer called "Long John" Hubbard got what was coming to him for putting up what a newspaper called "the best fight of his career." Three months in the House of Correction.


Former boxer Fred Radmer keeps on fighting

Published May 18, 2012

Win or lose - and of his more than 40 amateur fights, he lost only a handful - Fred Radmer was well known and popular for the all-out effort that was his trademark in the boxing ring. Now 61 and living in West Allis, Radmer is still an indomitable fighter, only since he hung up his boxing gloves more than three decades ago the competition has been even tougher.

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