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Hurricane Passes
Boxing legend, social activist Carter dies at 76

Rubin Carter (Photo: Newspix/Getty Images)

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former American boxer who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, has died at his home in Toronto at age 76. His long-time friend and co-accused John Artis says Carter died in his sleep Sunday morning after a battle with prostate cancer. Full Story.(Photo: Newspix/Getty Images)

Bernard Hopkins (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Turn Back The Clock

Already the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a split 12-round decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan. The announcement of the decision drew boos from the pro-Hopkins crowd. Two judges scored the fight 116-111 for the 49-year-old Hopkins. One judge scored it 114-113 for the 30-year-old Shumenov. Full Story.

Manny Pacquiao (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Sweet Revenge

Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title. Pacquiao (56-5-2) pursued and peppered the previously unbeaten Bradley around the MGM Grand Garden ring with an aggressive performance recalling the Pacman in his prime. Full Story.

 


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