The Indomitable Fight Inside Howard Davis Jr.

BY ERIC STINTON “It was a surreal moment.” Howard Davis Jr. was 20 years old and had only been boxing for five years when he entered the ring at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He was in the gold-medal match against Romania’s Simion Cutov, and on top of everything else, his mother had passed away…

Glen Cove Boxing Hero Says He Will ‘Clobber Cancer’

Patch.com August20, 2015 Paige McAtee Glen Cove Boxing Hero Says He Will ‘Clobber Cancer’ Gold medal boxing Olympian and Glen Cove native Howard Davis Jr. shared fond memories of his hometown on Tuesday.   By PAIGE MCATEE (Patch Staff) August 20, 2015  Gold medal boxing Olympian and Glen Cove native Howard Davis Jr. stopped by City Hall to…

Boxing’s forgotten legend fighting biggest fight: lung cancer

Article from: http://nypost.com/2015/08/07/boxings-forgotten-legend-fighting-biggest-fight-lung-cancer/ Howard Davis Jr. Photo: Getty Images; Splash News Howard Davis Jr. doesn’t have time to ask “Why me?” He didn’t ask “Why me?” when his mother died only days before the start of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, where Davis was representing the USA boxing team in the 132-pound division. He didn’t…

Olympic champion Davis vows he’ll ‘continue to fight’

By Lyle Fitzsimmons | CBSSports.com Boxing fans of a certain age still remember the 1976 U.S. Olympic team. Those Americans took Montreal by storm over two weeks in late July, winning seven medals in 11 weight classes — besting Cubans and Russians along the way — including golds that ultimately helped launch the championship-level pro careers of Michael…

Howard Davis, jr in The Ultimate Fight against Cancer

Article from: http://www.boxinginsider.com/columns/howard-davis-jr-in-the-ultimate-fight-against-cancer/ By Jackie Kallen Being one of 10 kids growing up on Long Island, Howard Davis jr. learned at a young age how to fight. He had to fight for attention, he had to fight for the things he wanted, and he had to distinguish himself among his siblings. He accomplished that. His father…

Davis to be honored for helping Tamarac theft victim

Howard Davis Jr., after hearing a 4-year-old had his iPad stolen, recently gave the boy a new iPad as a replacement. The Olympic gold-medal boxer will be honored Tuesday by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Photo courtesy of Karla Guadamuz-Davis (Handout) Article from: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/fl-howard-davis-broward-sheriff-honor-0804-20150803-story.html His battle with terminal lung cancer has not put Howard Davis Jr.…