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Portland’s ‘Haitian Sensation’ to defend title on ESPN’s ‘Friday Night Fights’

Portland boxer Russell Lamour Jr., who won the International Boxing Association’s North American middleweight title on Nov. 15 at the Portland Exposition building, will defend his New England middleweight title on Jan. 30 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. The fight will be broadcast nationally on ESPN for the network’s “Friday Night Fights” series. Lamour, […]

Local boxer fighting his way to a shot at greatness

Old time Portlanders will tell you about the glory days of boxing at the Portland Expo. Decades ago locals flocked to the now century old building for weekly fights. Raucous crowds would fill the smoky arena to cheer and jeer. It was the golden age for the sport, and Maine played a big part in […]