May 6, 2014 - 10:41am
Remembering a Louisville champion: Jimmy Ellis
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.
March 19, 2012 - 10:00am
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 - 10:00am
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,...