Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mickey Goodwin murdered

MELVINDALE, Mich. (AP) — Boxer Mickey Goodwin was found bludgeoned to death Tuesday.

Melvindale police Lt. Keith Guyot told the Detroit Free Press that the 50-year-old Goodwin's body was found about 5 p.m. in the home he shared with his mother. Police said his mother wasn't home at the time, but they declined to release other details.

Goodwin was trained at Detroit's Kronk Gym by Emanuel Steward, who also trained Thomas Hearns and Hilmer Kenty. Goodwin won the Golden Gloves title in 1975 and turned pro two years later, compiling a 40-2-1 record with 28 knockouts as a light heavyweight.

Goodwin, however, never won a championship. After a draw and a loss in 1985, he went eight years before his next fight, then and won seven straight bouts, the last on Nov. 29, 1994.

(photo: Mickey Goodwin (right) with Hilmer Kenty (left), from

- - JSH

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