boxing

New Bedford's Own 'Rocky,' Paul Poirier, Passes Away at 59
Paul Poirier--known to New Bedford family and friends simply as "The Champ"--has passed away at the age of 59.
The former pro boxer and three-time New England Heavyweight Champion passed away from a heart attack on Monday.
Even before he ever stepped foot in the ring, the New Bedford…
Creed Goes Toe to Toe with Original Rocky
The sports drama film CREED is, by far, the best Rocky saga since the real McCoy, that stays true to it's franchise, and yet packs a surprise punch that's genuine and very effective! This movie is everything you could ever have wanted and so much more...
Boys & Girls Club Receives New Equipment From SCBA
One of the very first charges taken on by the South Coast Business Alliance was a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford. In 2007, the group saw an opportunity to contribute to a cause that would provide more than just an activity to the youth of New Bedford...
Paul Pender–Boxing’s Forgotten Champion
Felice Leeds, director of the upcoming documentary Unforgotten: The Story of Paul Pender, joined me to discuss the film and the life story of her first cousin once removed, former middleweight boxing champion Paul Pender.
Pender--a Massachusetts native--beat Sugar Ray Robinson twice and was part of t…
Professional Boxer Rubin Carter Dead
Former professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is dead at the age of 76.  Carter spent nearly two decades in prison for murder, but was then released when it was determined that he didn't get a fair trial.  Carter was made famous by the 1975 Bob Dylan song &q…