obituary

RingTv image Howard Davis Jr. (1956–2015)

Howard Davis Jr. (1956–2015)

Howard Davis Jr., a 1976 Olympic gold medalist and the Val Barker Award winner of that celebrated boxing tournament, died from lung cancer on Dec. 30 at age 59. Everyone who knew Davis, liked him, and will miss him.

RingTv image Harold Johnson: 1928-2015

Harold Johnson: 1928-2015

RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves pays tribute to International Boxing Hall of Fame-enshrined former light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who passed away on Thursday at age 86. Johnson fought Archie Moore five times and owns victories over fellow hall of famers Ezzard Charles and Jimmy Bivins.

RingTv image Emile Griffith tribute

Emile Griffith tribute

RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves pays tribute to the amazing life and all-time great boxing career of Emile Griffith, a three-time welterweight king and a two-time middleweight champion who helped define the sport in the 1960s and ‘70s.