boxing

Local business owner will go three rounds for charity
Local business owner will go three rounds for charity
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/11/2013 at 1:24PM

A local entrepreneur will exchange blows to donate bucks for charity. Steven East, president and CEO of Caring People Home Healthcare Agency, which has a branch in Forest Hills, is training to compete in the Long Island Fight for Charity boxing event on November 25 at the Hilton Long Island hotel. The 10th annual event [...]

Monument honors former site of Sunnyside Garden Arena
Monument honors former site of Sunnyside Garden Arena
Sports Billy Rennison 10/10/2012 at 11:07AM

Where once stood a beacon of the sweet science a mecca of fast food sits in its stead. Boxing fans, officials and legends gathered outside a Wendy’s along Queens Boulevard to dedicate a monument at the former site of the Sunnyside Garden Arena. Originally built as a tennis club in the 1920s, the arena was [...]

Army reserve officer, boxer fights for a cause
Army reserve officer, boxer fights for a cause
News Terence M. Cullen 9/24/2012 at 4:32PM

As Army Reserve Captain Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson walked toward the ring, there was probably only one thing on his mind. The middleweight pro boxer was laser-focused on his impending match against Yolexcy Leiva at Resorts World Casino New York City. During the first five rounds of the Brooklyn-born, West Point graduate’s bout against Leiva, [...]

FDNY boxers take the ring for charity
FDNY boxers take the ring for charity
News Terence M. Cullen 9/18/2012 at 2:21PM

This time, instead of their gear, they donned boxing gloves. Several FDNY firefighters took part in the “Battle of the Badges” on Friday, September 14 at Resorts World Casino New York City — the first-ever boxing match at a city casino. The action in the ring started with the first match of amateur boxers Ali [...]

Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents
Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents
News Jay Lane 12/27/2011 at 1:07PM

Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents The marketing executive whose three daughters and parents died in a Christmas morning fire was spared the horrific details of the tragedy, her brother said Tuesday. Madonna Badger was “as devastated as you could imagine,” Wade Johnson said. “Like any mother and [...]

Registration open for Golden Gloves
Registration open for Golden Gloves
Sports Steve Mosco 12/27/2011 at 8:58AM

The crown jewel for boxing aficionados, the Daily News Golden Gloves, is increasing its reach and accepting jabs from a wider population. For the first time in Golden Gloves history, the tournament will be open to all entries from the state of New York when registration opens for 2012. “After 85 years of world-class competition, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/08/2011: Boxing legend Joe Frazier dies, 67
News Jay Lane 11/08/2011 at 8:49AM

Severed Foot Found On Front Lawn In Rosedale; Turns Out To Be Bear’s There’s relief in Rosedale this morning after a gruesome discovery rattled nerves. A man taking out the garbage Sunday night found what appeared to be a severed child’s foot on his front lawn. Police responded to the scene to investigate. On Monday morning, the Medical [...]