Results tagged with 'golden gloves'
Published May 31, 2016
Native Milwaukeean Luis "Cuba" Arias, 25, is an undefeated middleweight who hopes to lead a boxing renaissance here when he fights at the Wisconsin Center on June 4 against Jorge Silva. Now a Florida resident, Arias talked with OnMilwaukee about his homecoming and his ring career.
Published July 1, 2015
Brew City boxing legend Sam Cicerello died on June 28, at age 90.
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.
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.
Published April 10, 2013
Norman Johnson, the sensational Milwaukee lightweight who won the 1953 and 1954 Golden Gloves at 135 pounds, passed away last Friday about three weeks short of his 78th birthday.
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