Bed-Stuy Gym Trains Boxing Greats, Provides Safe Haven for Kids

The Brooklyn gym, which birthed boxing greats like Mark Breland and Riddick Bowe since the 1980s, continues to serve as a community center and safe space for Bedford-Stuyvesant’s youth. By Camille Bautista The gates may be down at the New Bed-Stuy Boxing Center, but behind the...

This Day in Boxing May 11, 1981 Cooney KOs Norton

Rising heavyweight Jerry Cooney KOs former champ Ken Norton in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden. It was Norton’s last fight as a professional Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA L TKO 1 10 time: 0:54 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Harold Lederman | judge: Tony...

This Day in Boxing May 11, 1987 Tyson Trains For Thomas

Mike Tyson continues his training to defend his WBC and WBA Crown against former Champ Pinklon Thomas.   Muhammad Ali longtime adviser Gene Kilroy watches the action at Johnny Tocco’s Gym in Las Vegas On this day Tyson spars with four of the SIX different boxers who prepare Mike...