July 23, 1987 |
Professional boxer Anthony Fletcher had an unscheduled bout with police last night that ended with his arrest on drug charges. Officers Philip Riehl and David Swisher of the 12th Police District were patrolling on 57th Street near Chester Avenue about 7 p.m. when they saw the 31-year-old lightweight boxer throw away a green plastic bag, police said. The officers retrieved the bag, which later was found to contain 22 $10 bags of cocaine, and put Fletcher against a wall to search him, police said.
June 6, 2015 |
Philadelphia boxer Bernard Hopkins said that his next fight - most likely in October - win, lose or draw will be his finale. "It will be my last fight," Hopkins, a 50-year-old surefire Hall of Famer, said Friday. "I'm doing it on my terms because I want to go out on my own terms. And I'm not asking for that right; I'm exercising that right. " Hopkins, the only fighter in history to hold all four sanctioned middleweight belts and to have defended them a record 20 times, had more to say. Hopkins sounded like Charles Barkley when the 76ers star said on the radio in 1991 that "Philadelphia is a racist city.
August 23, 2013 |
THE documentary "Cutie and the Boxer" depicts the fraught but somehow stable and contented marriage of New York artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara. Ushio Shinohara made a brief splash in the art scene 40 years ago as an action painter - he dipped boxing gloves in paint and punched the canvas, leaving splatters of color behind. Still does, in fact. During his 15 minutes, he met and wedded a much younger Japanese woman and aspiring artist, Noriko, who set her own ambitions aside to raise the child they had together and cope with her husband's alcoholism.
December 9, 2011 |
ROCK ALLEN WAS apologizing for a situation not of his making and one that for the foreseeable future he is powerless to change. "I hate for you to see me like this," the former Olympic boxer told an acquaintance of long standing who was seeing him for the first time since the horrific automobile accident the evening of June 7 that left him on the verge of death. By "this," Allen meant the wheelchair in which he remains confined as he rehabs from a lengthy list of injuries that quite likely would have killed someone who had not been in such superb physical condition.
July 26, 2013 |
Retired professional boxer Tony Martin said he was going to evict the third-floor tenant in his Hunting Park rooming house after finding a gun in the man's apartment. That decision cost the 52-year-old light heavyweight his life. Witnesses testified in a hearing Wednesday that Shaquille Henderson used a pistol stolen from his own aunt - a Philadelphia police officer - as the murder weapon. Municipal Court Judge T. Francis Shields ordered Henderson, 21, to stand trial on murder and related charges in Martin's death.
May 6, 2011 |
Entering the ring for the last round of the biggest fight of his life, Vidal Rivera is feeling really good. After a slow start, he threw a left hook in the second round that landed cleanly on his opponent's chin, rolled his shoulder into a 12 o'clock, and came back with a counter right hand. Now, in a ritual he performs faithfully at this point in every bout, the 19-year-old fighter embraces his trainer, Chris Williams. "I love you," he says. "No matter what happens. " Nobody could have predicted that this skinny kid from South Camden would become a boxer, much less vie for a title at last week's National Golden Gloves Championships in Indianapolis.
September 23, 2012
After securing the first world-title shot in his career, North Philadelphia's Gabriel Rosado set his sights on something else. The 26-year-old light middleweight used his signature, gritty style to pick up a 10th-round technical knockout on Friday night over Charles Whittaker at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) is now the mandatory No. 1 contender for Cornelius Bundrage's IBF world title. Whittaker was knocked down early in the 10th round, before referee Steve Smoger was forced to stop the match later in the round.
December 6, 2013 |
THE HANDCUFFS looked puny on Darrell Crone's wrists and he shook his head in disbelief in a Camden courtroom yesterday, thinking the shackles didn't belong there in the first place. There were more than a dozen sheriff's deputies surrounding the muscle-bound aspiring boxer, but the prosecution painted a picture of a man who preferred guns, not his fists or physical prowess, to settle problems. Crone, 31, is accused of shooting and killing Timothy Loper Jr., a married U.S. Marine who was trying to break up a fight outside a Camden bar Sunday morning.
July 23, 2013 |
RODNEY MOORE was as tough as they come when he boxed as a welterweight contender, but he was a softy when talking about his mother. "My mom, who I loved very much, was my best friend, and she wasn't just a super mom, she was also a super woman," he said. "My mom surely lit up a room when she walked in because she wasn't the life of the party, she was the party. " His mother, Alice Coleman Moore, an employee of the Keebler Co. for many years and later a security officer for Burns Security, died June 28 after a long battle with lung cancer.