The Mad Dog Killers claimed Jim Peterson's life 45 years ago. But he only recently got around to dying.
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.
He was a homeless ex-con with nothing to lose. Now he's a homeless fighter with nothing to gain.
Ray Whebbe Jr., hustler, journalist, champion of lost causes, dies at 48
Undressing the manly art of boxing at the Walker Art Center
Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.
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.
After an awful wreck and years of ruin, a nod from God means comeback time for the East Side's favorite son
Minnesota's boxing commission gets socked in the kisser