Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton dies at 70

Ken Norton, the former heavyweight champion who broke Muhammad Ali‘s jaw on his way to a major upset in 1973, died Wednesday. He was 70. Norton died in Arizona, where he had been living since suffering a stroke last year. He had been in failing health for a several years. Norton had overcome two earlier […]

Ex-heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison dies at 44

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison has died at the age of 44. Morrison was diagnosed in 1996 with the HIV virus that causes Aids. The Tulsa World reported his death on Monday. Tony Holden, Morrison’s former promoter, told the newspaper that the fighter, who appeared in the fifth Rocky film as the main […]

Manny looks at three more years

Manny Pacquiao says he can fight for another three years despite two successive losses. The former multi-division champion said in Singapore on Friday: “It’s part of boxing. Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win.” Brushing aside calls for him to retire and focus on his political career, the Filipino said his Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez […]

Successful Fundraiser for former Ethiopian Boxer Seifu Mekonnen “Tibo”

Seifu Mekonnen Los Angeles, California – A fundraising event organized here by friends and fans of former Ethiopian Olympic boxer Seifu Mekonnen “Tibo”, was attended by close to 800 Ethiopians and Friends of Ethiopia, said Fassil Abebe, a member of the organizing committee. The event, which took place at the beautiful The Proud Bird Restaurant by LAX […]

LA Fundraiser for former Ethiopian Boxer Seifu Mekonnen

Seifu Mekonnen "Tibo" Los Angeles, California – A fundraising event organized by friends and fans of former Ethiopian Olympic boxer Seifu Mekonnen “Tibo”, will be held here on Saturday, February 5, 2011. The event will serve both to honor his life-long legacy to the sport and to also raise money to cover expenses for kidney transplant procedure. Seifu […]

Ethiopia Boxing: Seifu Mekonnen “Tibo” waits for Kidney Transplant

Tibo (left) and former World Champion Ken Norton Los Angeles – Seifu Makonnen, a former Olympic boxer from Ethiopia, is undergoing treatment for kidney disease and waiting for a transplant. Makonnen was once one of the most feared boxers in East Africa. A heavyweight with a fierce punch, he was called Tibo, Amharic for “knockout.” He has a clutch of gold medals from various […]

Former Ethiopian Olympian Seifu Tibo seeks our help for a Kidney Transplant

Seifu Mekonnen "Tibo" Los Angeles, California – Seifu Mekonnen, affectionately known as “Tibo” by most sports fans, had an illustrious boxing career, including winning the East African heavyweight championship, representing Ethiopia at the 1972 Munich Games in Germany, competing professionally in Kenya and coaching the national team.He had fought and won many battles in the ring in the […]
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