May 6, 2014 - 11:41am
A Louisville boxing champion has died.
Former WBA heavyweight boxing champion of the world and Louisville native Jimmy Ellis has died at age 74. That report comes from his son Jeff who says it happened on Tuesday morning.
July 6, 2012 - 2:10pm
The National Constitution Center recently announced that Louisville’s own Muhammad Ali will be the recipient of the 2012 Liberty Medal.
The National Constitution Center, a non-profit Philadelphia museum and organization “devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom,” is presenting a series of special programs to celebrate the upcoming 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. In order to...
June 4, 2012 - 10:00am
Earl Heyman is currently a standout boxer from the Derby City that's not where he got his start ironically enough though.
In 2010 Louisville native, Earl Heyman won a super bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints. The defensive lineman got his start right at his hometown school though at the University of Louisville.A standout with the Cards, Heyman eventually was signed as a free agent with the Saints who placed...
March 19, 2012 - 11:00am
Greg Page is yet another important chapter in the saga of area athletics, a boxing champ and so much more Page proved his work ethic and integrity inside and outside of the ring.
Boxing has always been a major factor in Louisville sports, continuing this tradition was Greg Page. Page’s story is firmly rooted in area boxing beginning when Page was a fresh faced fifteen year old training with the Louisville Parks department, specifically with Leroy Emerson.In the...
March 5, 2012 - 11:00am
Ruddell Stitch has cultivated a true hero's legacy- and while he is known as a great boxer inside the ring he's probably even more so known as a great man outside it.
With the combined efforts of Jimmy Ellis and of course, Muhammad Ali as well as a number of notable managers in the 1960’s the city of Louisville had gained a notable footing in the sport of boxing.In the thick of this was Rudell Stitch, a welterweight with a strong orthodox boxing style,...