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NEWS
May 27, 1986
The recommendations made by former heavyweight boxing champ Larry Holmes make a lot of sense. The safety of prize fighters should be the premier concern of all those who enjoy the sport of boxing. All too often boxers are seriously injured because of too-frequent bouts and the promoters' concern for profits instead of the boxers' welfare. If the individual state boxing commissions are not willing to oversee the welfare of fighters, the federal government should pass laws regulating this "industry.
SPORTS
October 13, 2001 | By Tim Smith, New York Daily News
People in the boxing world aren't shocked by much. But the news that legendary trainer Eddie Futch died Wednesday morning at his Las Vegas home stunned almost everyone. That's because everybody thought Futch would be around forever. It wasn't that Futch appeared indestructible - he was 90 years old, frail and arthritic - but he was such a venerable and beloved figure that everyone wanted him to stay around forever. "There was nothing bad about Eddie Futch," promoter Lou DiBella said.
NEWS
June 27, 1999 | By Leonard N. Fleming and Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
J. Russell Peltz, who is known as a walking encyclopedia of boxing history, kept his most treasured items in his office at 25th and Brown Streets. His collection of pugilisticmemorabilia was valued at $1 million. Today, a portion of that collection - ranked among the best in the world - is in ruins. Peltz, a boxing promoter, and Philadelphia police are trying to determine why the office, in the city's Fairmount section, was firebombed early Friday morning. The fire consumed much of Peltz's secretary's space, where various boxing artifacts were kept.
SPORTS
April 6, 2006 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Comcast-owned sports channel OLN is poised to enter boxing in a big way, in a move that would add another major indoor sport to the lineup of a channel that used to be called the Outdoor Life Network. Several people familiar with the negotiations, who did not want to be identified, said OLN is close to sealing a 10- to 12-date deal with boxing promoter Bob Arum that would create a national Thursday night fight series beginning in July. OLN would pay Arum $250,000 per date to produce the boxing shows, the people said.
SPORTS
February 12, 1992 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Mike Tyson had been found guilty of rape 18 hours earlier, and the No. 1 topic of discussion among the late-afternoon crowd at Joe Frazier's Gym in North Philadelphia was the former heavyweight champion's unanimous-decision defeat at the hands of 12 Indianapolis jurors. Some of those at Frazier's Gym were steadfast in the belief Tyson had not committed the crime for which he was convicted; others said that the verdict against him was justified. But regardless of where they stood on the question of guilt or innocence, there was a unanimity of opinion that the downfall of an individual, no matter how powerful or prestigious, does not presage a downfall for boxing.
NEWS
December 18, 2004 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
Like other retailers, auctioneers will be catering to last-minute shoppers during this final week before Christmas, starting today. At 10 a.m. in Norristown, Ah Ram Lee, an auction newcomer, will conduct the first session of a two-day sale offering collectibles and sporting memorabilia, much of it devoted to boxing. The boxing memorabilia, consigned by John Iorio, a former middleweight now living in Norristown, will be offered at today's session, along with a late-arriving consignment of African statuary.
NEWS
July 2, 2003
I don't know all the circumstances surrounding his indictment, but Philadelphia boxer Calvin Davis did a lot for Philadelphia such as donate money to the African American museum, help women with domestic violence, provided basketball events for children, so let's focus on the positive instead of negative media coverage. Calvin Davis'record speaks for itself with the Philadelphia community. George Hall State Correctional Institution-Greene I have seen all the great, great fighters from the '20s through the '90s, but all of them were beaten many times.
NEWS
January 8, 1986
It may not come as a surprise to anyone that boxing has been corrupted by underworld influence. That sad fact has been documented by investigations in the past. Nonetheless, the New Jersey Commission of Investigation has performed a useful public service by conducting an extensive study of the inner-workings of the boxing business and reporting its findings. It is not a pretty picture. The commission has detailed, for example, how young fighters controlled by the mob are elevated quickly to contenders for world championships through fraudulent means.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2005 | By Rob Watson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While it was way too long and depressing for summer (let's face it: 'toons, guns, and superheroes always rule in the heat), Ron Howard's Cinderella Man still packed a serious punch. The DVD, available in single-disc form and a two-disc collector's edition, does a pretty good job of protecting the film's integrity. The story is the stuff of boxing legend. A once-promising heavyweight prospect, James J. Braddock (admirably portrayed by Russell Crowe), rises from the ashes of the Depression to upset champ Max Baer (Craig Bierko)
NEWS
January 17, 1991 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer Art Critic
Hinda Schuman is a photojournalist, but she is capable of looking at the world though an artist's eyes, as many of her professional colleagues do. In any case, the distinction between pure reportage and art has never been all that distinct, as Schuman's suite of photographs in the current Challenge exhibition at the Fleisher Art Memorial suggests. Schuman's 13 black-and-white photos were made at boxing matches in Philadelphia and Atlantic City over a two-year period. Individually, the pictures represent the standard boxing images one finds in the newspapers; in this sense, none is remarkable or an indisputable work of "art.
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BUSINESS
July 7, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Later this year, Comcast Xfinity cable television and internet customers will no longer need to leave their cable TV home page and switch television set inputs to get Netflix, the most popular of "over the top" streaming services. Netflix films and TV shows will be just a click away on the X1 cable guide. And if the engineers work their magic fully, a voice request to an X1 remote to "find me movies with Liam Neeson" will bring up options from Netflix as well as from the Comcast universe of live and on-demand content.
SPORTS
June 25, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Frank Bertucci was a renaissance man, a lover of Shakespeare, mysteries, the Penn Relays, traveling, and soccer. In fact, it was difficult to find a bigger soccer authority or enthusiast. He covered soccer on all levels, including the World Cup, and his passion and knowledge regarding the sport clearly came through in his writing. A Philadelphia newspaper journalist for 24 years, 14 years as a writer at the Inquirer and 10 more as a copy editor at the Daily News, Bertucci died in May 2015 at the age of 68. The Union made sure that Bertucci's memory and the contributions he made to the sport will live on by honoring him with a plaque that will hang in its media dining room at Talen Energy Stadium.
REAL_ESTATE
June 13, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
The last time we moved was in 2001. The time before that was in 1987. I hate moving, although I know that the hour is coming when I will have to leave my little bungalow in Brigadoon and head to a mortgage-free, low-property-tax land more conducive to retirement. Traditionally, when those of us who do the bulk of packing ourselves need boxes, we go to the supermarket or the liquor store and ask for used ones. For the more delicate stuff, I buy new, usually at U-Haul or similar outlets.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2016
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks    Per    Rank/Title/Studio Last Week   Total    Out   Location    1. X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox) $79.8   $79.8   1   $19,231    2. Alice Looking Glass (Disney) 33.5   33.5   1   8,904    3. Angry Birds Movie (Sony) 24.6   72.2   2   6,246    4. Captain America (Disney) 20.0   377.5   4   5,892    5. Neighbors 2 (Universal) 11.4   40.7   2   3,350    6. The Jungle Book (Disney)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
IT WAS a slow holiday weekend for celebrity silliness and for Alice Through the Looking Glass . ] X-Men: Apocalypse debuted on top with an estimated $65 million through Sunday and was expected to add on $15 million Monday. Alice did just $28.1 million. Both films were ripped by critics. Alice , however, had to deal with more than bad reviews. On Friday, as the film was hitting theaters, Amber Heard , star Johnny Depp 's wife, was granted a restraining order after alleging the actor previously assaulted her. Some fans called for a boycott of Alice . Paul Dergarabedian , senior media analyst for comScore, said, "I think the reviews had more to do with the film's performance than any personal drama for Depp.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, CORRESPONDENT
GOOD THING the rain held off long enough for the Italian Market Festival, Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, Mayfair's May Fair and the Rittenhouse Row Festival this weekend. Because there sure wasn't much fun to be had at the movies - if you were a grown-up, at least. The box office's big weekend winner was Angry Birds , a, er, film based on an epically successful cell-phone diversion that has been to this decade what Pac-Man was to the '80s, and hundreds of other games (in which human players actually interacted with each other)
SPORTS
May 15, 2016
THE PENNSYLVANIA Boxing Hall of Fame will hold its induction dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday at Romano's Caterers, Castor Avenue and Wingohocking Street in Philadelphia. Lightweight Charles "Chucky T" Tschorniawsky, a popoular fighter at the Blue Horizon, heads the class of inductees. Tschorniawsky, 39, was 25-10-1, with 14 knockouts in a 14-year career. Other living fighters to be inducted are featherweight Benny Amparo (12-3-5, 5 KOs), lightweight Monty Sherrick (10-0, 2 KOs), welterweight Hugh "Buttons" Kearney (18-2-1, 5 KOs)
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
At Temple University Hospital on Thursday morning, Naomi Stevens, all 6 pounds, 9 ounces of her, was resting up for the big day ahead. Born two days before, Naomi was going home that day with her mom, Aracely Castro, 22, to West Philadelphia to be introduced to her brother and sister. "They were always kissing my belly," her mother said softly. "They didn't meet her before. " Along with mother and baby would come a special welcome gift from the hospital - one that will be given to all babies born at Temple in the next year.
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