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Senator John McCain was a real champion for boxing

Boxing is a better sport because of John McCain. The U.S. senator from Arizona, who died Saturday after a protracted battle with brain cancer, was a boxer himself at the Naval Academy and maintained a love of boxing throughout his life as both a fan and a champion of the sport.

Sen. John McCain was a passionate boxing fan and his

Sen. John McCain (R), who died Saturday at 81 after a battle with brain cancer, talks to his hero, former boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, at the 2009 NBA All-Star Game.

John McCain: The boxing senator |

John McCain was an amateur boxer for the US Naval Academy in the 1950s. “I remember him screaming at me ringside after the Whitaker-De La Hoya fight saying, ‘What a …

John McCain’s support for boxing, including Ali Act, is

McCain’s finest bit of legislative support for the sport was the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, which provided professional fighters with financial, health and safety safeguards that didn’t BOXING – McCain’s loss is boxing’s gain

Fortunately, John McCain carries a stick big enough to smack some sense into boxing. “We won’t give up the fight,” he said. Tim Graham is a veteran boxing writer who pens a …

Respect pours in from sports world in wake of John McCain

Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year, was a passionate boxing fan who long advocated for better protections for professional fighters. He was 81.

McCain: Trump’s pardon of boxing legend Jack Johnson

May 24, 2018 · Sen. John McCain, who for years has pushed for a posthumous pardon for legendary boxing great Jack Johnson, cheered President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to …

Local sports columnist talked boxing with McCain — and

And I think that was John McCain’s real interest in the sport: He cared for fighters much more than he cared for the fight-game. As one observer put it some time ago, John McCain was the “best hope to salvage boxing from the sewer.”