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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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World Boxing Council champion Larry Holmes, right, delivers a flurry of blows to challenger Gerry Cooney during the 13th and final round of their championship fight,  June, 12, 1982 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Holmes won the fight and retained his crown with a 13th round knockout. It was 25 years ago on a blisteringly hot night in Las Vegas, and Holmes was defending his heavyweight title against the big-punching Cooney in the richest fight of its time.  (AP Photo/file)

LOVERRO: Cooney on race, regret and the Holmes fight

A country divided by race can manifest itself in many ways -- a presidential election, a football player refusing to stand for the national anthem, and, 35 years ago Sunday, in a boxing ring outside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Published June 11, 2017

German Meraz, left, and Alexandru Marin trade punches during a bantamweight fight at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

LOVERRO: Uzcategui fight spills into National Harbor crowd

The MGM National Harbor was baptized Saturday night with the chaos that often comes as the host of a pugilistic night -- when the fighting in the ring gets out of control and spilled out into the crowd. Published May 21, 2017

Uzbekistan's Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, left, and United State's Gary Russell exchange punches during a men's light welterweight 64-kg quarterfinals boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOVERRO: Three Russells, one big night for boxing in the DMV

Gary Russell Jr., the world featherweight champion, will defend his title Saturday at the MGM National Harbor, and his two brothers, Gary Antuanne, making his professional debut, and Gary Antonio, an undefeated bantamweight fighter, are featured on the card as well. Published May 18, 2017