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No heavyweights in ‘Friday Night Fights’

No heavyweights in ‘Friday Night Fights’

Jan. 8 | But the smaller guys put on a good show   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Downtown Minneapolis was the site where ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” made its season debut last week. “This city has a lot of boxing history,” said Warriors...

Mike Tyson calls Mpls ‘the center of the boxing universe’

Mike Tyson calls Mpls ‘the center of the boxing universe’

Jan. 8 | But only for one night     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Once known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was in town last week. The 5’-10” Brooklyn-born Tyson turned pro at age 18 in 1984,...

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Dec. 26 | WNBA Finals MVP Tamika CatchingsPhoto by Charles Hallman Two members of our MSR sports experts’ panel recently released their 2012 best sports stories. Nate Parham of Swish Appeal places at the top of his list the Indiana Fever winning the 2012...