boxing

Socialism: Cuba Gifts Gold Medal Boxer Cooking Oil, Hot Dogs

A local Communist Party official presented boxer Ronny Álvarez this week with cooking oil, two packs of hot dogs, and a bunch of plantains upon his return from the Junior Pan-American Games qualifiers, where he earned a gold medal, Latin American outlets noted Wednesday.

Cuban boxer Ronny Álvarez poses with foodstuffs.

Boxer Felix Verdejo Charged in Death of Pregnant Lover

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents to face charges hours after authorities identified the body of a dead woman as his 27-year-old pregnant lover, officials said.

Felix Verdejo

Boxing Great Marvelous Marvin Hagler Dies at 66

Marvelous Marvin Hagler stopped Thomas Hearns in a fight that lasted less than eight minutes yet was so epic that it still lives in boxing lore. Two years later he was so disgusted after losing a decision to Sugar Ray Leonard — stolen, he claimed, by the judges — that he never fought again.

Marvin Hagler