THOM LOVERRO: Boxing a ‘niche’ sport? Not in this area

Boxing is on the ropes in the national sports landscape, often described by observers these days as a “niche” sport.

If so, that niche is in the suburbs, where boxing is far from down for the count. In the D.C. area, in particular, the sport is thriving as spectator event: Five shows will be staged locally in November, the first one Saturday night at the Patriot Center.

Jimmy Lange, a Northern Virginia fan favorite who has become a sports franchise of his own, makes his return to the ring after a 17-month layoff to face Grover Wiley in the main event. Read Story

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