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Buffalo Veterans Boxers Association Ring 44 Hall of Fame member and past organization president John “Jack” Green died Monday in Comfort Care at Sisters Hospital from complications of a brain bleed, according to his brother, James. He was 73. Jack Green was a champion for promoting the sport of boxing at the amateur and pro levels for most of his life in and outside Buf…

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Mikiah Kreps’ entourage was ready to celebrate Saturday night in Chattanooga, Tenn., but not the newly crowned National Golden Gloves 125-pound class Elite Women’s boxing champion. “After four days of fighting, all I wanted to do was get my rest,” the 22-year-old Niagara Falls boxer said Sunday by phone. She settled for a little pizza and wings after her split decision …

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Mikiah Kreps of Niagara Falls is a national women’s Golden Gloves champion. Kreps, representing the Buffalo region, scored a unanimous decision over Destiny Jaso of Texas in the 125-pound final to win the championship at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Tennessee. Jaso had an advantage in reach over Kreps, but the Niagara Falls boxer was able to score with body blows…

Mikiah Kreps, Buffalo’s last representative in the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Chattanooga, Tenn., won her semifinal bout Friday to advance to the championship round. Kreps defeated Olivia Blechschmidt from the New York Metro region by a judges’ decision to move on to the final round in the 125-pound weight class. The 22-year-old beat Carisse Br…

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Mikiah Kreps and two other boxers representing Buffalo won their bouts Wednesday night in the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Tennessee. Kreps triumphed over Charise Jones of Cincinnati in her 125-pound women's elite division match, when her opponent could not come out for the second round and retired. Alex Castellan…

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Mikiah Kreps stands in the far corner of an old warehouse, beyond the black curtain, folding chairs and boxing ring, and sips on her second Pedialyte of the day. This one is strawberry. The first was mixed fruit. “I like that they have less sugar than Gatorade,” she says. Kreps fasted until after 11 a.m. weigh-ins to ensure she made the cut, then feasted on Greek …

Heavyweight Paul Marinaccio, who fought top heavyweight contenders in this century, and five other ring competitors are the six new Hall of Fame members who will be inducted at the Ring 44’s 23rd annual dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 5 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant. Marinaccio won 25 bouts, lost six and had three draws as a pro between 2002 and 2014. Also inducted wer…