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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.
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.
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.
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