STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! What is Boxing Day?
Boxing Day by Alecia Dixon
When is it?
December 26th, Boxing Day takes place on December 26th or the following Monday if December 26 falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
Where did it come from?
Boxing... Posted on 12/26/12 at 10:09 AM
THROUGH THE LENS Questions I Have Been Asked
These are questions I get asked quite commonly! A lot of times this week! This might get wordy! Grab some coffee or a nice beverage of your choice and sit back and enjoy!
I am one of those people t... Posted on 1/12/12 at 9:55 AM
THE NEW FORTY Working the bag...
I love my punching bag and gloves. I have been known to say that boxing is my new favorite thing, but one of the students in our program, Patrick Wilson, tells me that it isn't really "boxing" unless ... Posted on 9/18/10 at 11:31 AM
Virgil Hill wouldn’t mind seeing his boxing career end where it started — in Grand Forks. And the former light heavyweight champion wouldn’t mind seeing his son — Virgil Jr. — launch his boxing career in Grand Forks as well.
USA Boxing, which sanctions amateur boxing in America, is investigating the death this week of Grand Forks boxer Jerimiah “J. J.” Moen. Moen, 29, collapsed last Saturday between rounds of a bout at the American Legion Club in East Grand Forks.
Moen never regained consciousness Neither Jerimiah “J. J.” Moen's coach nor a fight judge, both experienced in boxing, saw anything unusual. Moen's family learned this week he had "seriou trauma" to the brain from previous injuries.
A Grand Forks boxer is in critical condition at Altru Hospital after collapsing during an amateur boxing card Saturday. J.J. Moen suffered a severe brain injury, according to his uncle, Mike Sweeney, and, as of Monday night, hadn’t regained consciousness.
Most people who walk through the doors of the St. Cloud Boxing & Wrestling Club expect to see boxers sweating, sparring and jumping rope. Male boxers. But not all of them are men, the St. Cloud Times reported. Witness 25-year-old light heavyweight Jaime Powers and 19-year-old featherweight Jessica Gregg, who are both in there training alongside their male counterparts.
Hector "Macho" Camacho will be taken off life support, his mother said Friday night, indicating she would have doctors do that Saturday. It was a decision the former championship boxer's eldest son opposed.
Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition Wednesday after being shot in his native Puerto Rico, with doctors and his family expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support after his condition worsened.
Virgil Hill, now 48, was one of about 6,800 Olympic athletes from 140 nations in 1984. And today, almost 28 years later, he is planning a professional comeback as the 2012 London Olympics kick off today.
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