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  1. How do we reconcile boxing's violence and risk of mortal danger?

    Nigel Collins

    Boxing's benefits are undeniable, but do they outweigh the greatest danger of all? As long as men and women fight for sport, some of them as a consequence, from time to time, will die.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  2. Nevada panel to probe boxing deaths

    Nevada boxing officials have formed a panel to look into the death this week of Leavander Johnson, as well as other ring injuries within the past three years.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2005
  3. Boxing's new 21-point safety program

    Larry Schwartz

    The National Boxing Association announces new safety rules for professional boxers, including more thorough physical exams, a minimum of six weeks off after being knocked out, a mandatory eight count after knockdowns, and the use of eight-ounce gloves.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 19, 2001
  4. A look back at boxing's wretched year

    Tim Graham

    From scandals to ring deaths to De La Hoya to Golota, 2000 was not a great year for the Sweet Science.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2000
  5. Heavyweight Mike Perez to fight Carlos Takam in ring return

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Mike Perez, whose last fight on Nov. 2 in New York left opponent Magomed Abdusalamov in a coma for more than a month and near death, will return to the ring Jan. 18.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  6. Christopher Lee's Heavy Metal Makeover: Charlemagne: The Omens of...

    Steven Hyden

    In totally normal, everyday music news, Lord of the Rings star Christopher Lee released a heavy metal album on Monday, his 91st birthday. It's called Charlemagne: The Omens of Death. (Brief pause to let the chilling splendor seep in.) In 2010, Lee pu...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  7. 'Boom Boom' Mancini embraces film fest

    Michael Woods

    Yesterday was a hard day for Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini -- the 30th anniversary of the day his fists were responsible for the death of an in-ring foe. On Nov. 13, 1982, the 21-year-old Mancini, the pride of Youngstown, Ohio, defended his lightweight ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  8. 2012 Indianapolis 500 -- Susie Wheldon accepts Dan's Indy 500 rin...

    Susie Wheldon has accepted her late husband's Indy 500 ring and thanked the racing community for its support following his death.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  9. With an assist from Parker, 'Benji' debuts

    Lucas O'Neil

    Nearly 30 years after his death, Ben Wilson's name still resonates in Chicago. Now it will ring out nationwide. "Benji," which debuted April 21 at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival (part of the larger 11th TriBeCa fest), is the first feature f...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  10. With an assist from Parker, 'Benji' debuts

    Lucas O'Neill

    Nearly 30 years after his death, Ben Wilson's name still resonates in Chicago. Now it will ring out nationwide. "Benji," which debuted April 21 at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival (part of the larger 11th TriBeCa fest), is the first feature f...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  11. Ex-Michigan Wolverines, Miami Dolphins tight end Jim Mandich dies...

    Former Miami Dolphins player and broadcaster Jim Mandich has died at age 62.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  12. Spanish mountain biker Alberto Leon committed suicide

    The Spanish Civil Guard has confirmed that mountain bike rider Alberto Leon committed suicide, and the court investigating a doping ring in the country says the death will not affect its probe.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2011
  13. Michael Katsidis to fight with heavy heart

    Dan Rafael

    Michael Katsidis has a reputation for being a warrior inside the ring. So it didn't come as a shock when Katsidis announced he would fight on despite the death of his brother.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2010
  14. The heartbreaking past year in boxing has prompted questions abou...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    It's been a brutal year in the world of boxing. Four high-profile fighters -- Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti, Vernon Forrest and Edwin Valero -- have died in the past 10 months, prompting questions about the culture of the sport.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  15. HBO to pay tribute to Gatti

    Dan Rafael

    The death of Arturo Gatti on Saturday hit the boxing community very, very hard. He was a special fighter who provided fight fans (and writers) with more thrills than anyone in recent years. Fight after fight, he left it all in the ring. He may be go...

    Blog | July 13, 2009
  16. HBO to pay tribute to Arturo Gatti

    Dan Rafael

    The death of Arturo Gatti on Saturday hit the boxing community very, very hard. He was a special fighter who provided fight fans (and writers) with more thrills than anyone in recent years. Fight after fight, he left it all in the ring. He may be go...

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2009