boxing

  • Ruby Goldstein Dead at 76

    Ruby Goldstein, veteran boxer and boxing referee, known as the “Jewel of the Ghetto”, who died last week at the age of 76, fought a total of 55 times, winning 50 bouts and losing five. Goldstein, who fought as a lightweight and welterweight won his first 23 battles before sustaining a loss and finished his… More ▸

  • 9 Selected to Jewish International Sports Hall of Fame

    Joseph Siegman, chairman of the Executive Board of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, announced today that nine selections have been made by the international Selection Committee, chaired by Haskell Cohen, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s sports editor, at a meeting held recently in Israel. The induction into the Hall of the nine selectees will… More ▸

  • Harold Ribalow Dead at 63

    A funeral service was held today for Harold Ribalow, noted writer, editor and anthologist of American Jewish fiction, who died of cancer last Friday in his home in New York City. He was 63 years old. Ribalow, who was a former sports columnist for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was the author of some 15 books… More ▸

  • Mohammed Ali Charges Zionist ‘control’

    Former heavyweight boxing champion Mohammed Ali charged Zionists “control” America and the world, according to an interview reported in a leading publication in India, the text of which the Jewish Telegraphic Agency obtained. Ali had been in India and in Africa as President Carter’s special emissary to obtain support for the Carter Administration’s boycott of… More ▸

  • Athlete of the Decade

    Maariv today named Tal Brodie, the American-born basketball player as the Israeli athlete of the 1970s. Brodie, from Trenton, N.I., immigrated to Israel after participating on the U.S. basketball team in the 1965 Maccabiah Games. He was an all-American at the University of Illinois. Maariv said the athlete of the would for the decade was… More ▸

  • 18 Athletes Inducted in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    Eighteen athletes were inducted last night in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at an inaugural dinner here. The Hall of Fame, which is under the auspices of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, will be located at Israel’s Wingate Institute. Those inducted are: Red Auerbach, who won nine worldchampionships as coach of the… More ▸

  • American Jewish Groups Condemn Slepak, Nudel Sentences

    American Jewish leaders expressed outrage today over the sentences imposed by two Moscow courts on Vladimir Slepak and Ida Nudel. They were given five and four years, respectively, of “internal exile”–meaning banishment to Siberia–for protesting Soviet violations of their human rights, including the right to emigrate. Both were convicted yesterday on charges of “malicious hooliganism.”… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali may wind up his boxing career in a final match next Feb. 25 with Mike Rossman, the “Jewish Bomber,” according to reports. Ali is reportedly intrigued by a suggestion that the fight be held in Miami Beach, where 14 years ago to the day Ali, then known as Cassius Clay,… More ▸