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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.


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.

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