Ron Peterson

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    A Slow Death

    The Mad Dog Killers claimed Jim Peterson's life 45 years ago. But he only recently got around to dying.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006

    The Unmaking of a Pawlenty Voter

    For Ron Peterson, the veteran boxing promoter from Mounds View, no word carries more sting than "liberal." He ascribes most of the world's ills to liberals. When he wants to convey disgust and garden variety invective fails him, he will usually deploy some variation of the L word.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2005
  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Kwan Manasseh Versus Himself

    He was a homeless ex-con with nothing to lose. Now he's a homeless fighter with nothing to gain.

  • News

    August 27, 2003

    Requiem for an Ex-Heavyweight

    Ray Whebbe Jr., hustler, journalist, champion of lost causes, dies at 48

  • Arts

    August 13, 2003

    The Pugilist's Cock Ring

    Undressing the manly art of boxing at the Walker Art Center

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Sharkey Mania!

    Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.

  • News

    July 19, 2000

    Low Blows

    He manages wannabes, has-beens, and more than a few palookas, just like the big-money promoters do. But the ho-chunk casino is a long way from Caesar's Palace. and Ron Peterson is no Don King.

  • Books

    November 3, 1999

    A Leg to Stand On

    After an awful wreck and years of ruin, a nod from God means comeback time for the East Side's favorite son

  • Books

    October 6, 1999

    Down for the Count

    Minnesota's boxing commission gets socked in the kisser