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Celtic Boxing Club of Chicago is well covered in local Illinois newspapers and online portals. These are the latest online articles that cover the boxing club and Coach Mike Joyce.

Fighting Violence with Boxing in Chicago
Gordon Marino - Huffingtonpost.com
January 22, 2013
With more than 500 murders in 2012, Chicago may be as dangerous as Kabul these days. And what is the Illinois Crime Commission doing about the epidemic of violence? Teaming up with the Police Athletic League to teach the combat arts. [Read More]

The Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois unveils participation in a new boxing initiative to combat gang violence throughout the Chicagoland area.
October 11, 2012
Mike Joyce, former volunteer legal counsel for the Police Athletic League of Illinois, has over thirty years of experience in boxing. He is the proprietor of three PAL boxing clubs; the Celtic Boxing Club, the Leo High School Boxing Club, and the West Englewood Boys Club. Throughout the years he has mentored hundreds of young people with a tremendous record of success. Virtually, 100% of Mike Joyce's Police Athletic League boxers has gone on to attend college or enter the military. [Read More]

Mike Joyce "The kids come first".
September 15, 2012
Mike Joyce is the son of a pol and could have done anything with his life. What did he do? He went to law school and then put his legal career on hold so he could work with the kids. That was 12 years ago. He still spends every afternoon in the gym at Leo, working with the kids, saving them from something and making them into something. That says it all. He is a man we should all try to emulate at least one day a week. [Read More]

Group puts up fight for Baldrick's
Caroline Connors - The Beverly Review
March 7, 2012
The event, hosted by Morgan Park resident Mike Joyce and John and Trish O’Sullivan, of Oak Lawn, will feature food, drinks, music and 12 bouts of exhibition boxing—in addition to head shaving. [Read More]

Fight For a Cure - St Baldrick's
Celtic Boxing Club Sponsors St. Baldrick's Event
March 1, 2012
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. [Read More]

Believe in Yourself
Bob Milkovich - You Tube Video
Nov 17, 2011
Mike Joyce and the boxing men of Leo Catholic High School. Located on the southside of Chicago this school has been a safe and supportive place for young men to get a quality education for 86 years. [Read More]

The Fighter Comes to Chicago's Leo High School
Gordon Marino - Huffington Post
October 26, 2011
Mike Joyce, a lawyer and former professional boxer, graduated from Leo in 1986. He now coaches the Leo boxing team. Joyce was elated about having Eklund at his alma mater. [Read More]

Another Champ
Stelle Foster - Chicago Sun Times
October 24, 2011
LEGENDARY Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali is a grandfather again thanks to the birth of baby Jake Joyce on Oct. 16 to daughter Jamillah Ali-Joyce and hubby, Michael Joyce, an attorney/boxing coach at Leo High School and owner of the Celtic Boxing Gym.
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NFL Films Presents More: The Fighter
David Neupauer - NFL Films
October 11, 2011
Notre Dame plays USC this weekend in South Bend, and the Irish will certainly come out fighting as they try to battle back from two early season losses. Fighting is something very familiar to former Notre Dame safety Tom Zbikowski, whose 60 yard punt return touchdown helped Notre Dame nearly upset the top-ranked Trojans in 2005. [Read More]

Between NFL and pro boxing, Tom Zbikowski a scholar of hard knocks
Neil Hayes - Chicago Sun Times
April 18, 2011
‘‘He’s got a lot of ring rust right now, definitely,’’ said lawyer Mike Joyce, who coaches boxing at Leo and manages Zbikowski. ‘‘There’s no doubt about that. But he’s been boxing since he was 9 years old.’’ [Read More]

NFL Player and Boxer Tommy Zbikowski Press Conference Statements About his June 4th Fight in L.A.
YouTube video
April 7, 2011
NFL Player and Boxer Tommy Zbikowski Press Conference Statements About his June 4th Fight in L.A. In this clip, shot on the roof of the Staples Center in L.A., Zbikowski is announced by legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum. He is on the undercard for the Chavez Jr. Vs. Zbik fight. [Read More]

Muhammad Ali’s Mixed-Race Family
Karen DeGroot Carter - Mixed and Happy Website
March 20, 2011
Joyce, a long-time promoter of young boxers, owns and operates The Celtic Boxing Club, an organization in which Muhammad Ali is also involved. [Read More]

Chicago lawyer scores knockout marrying Ali's daughter
Chicago-Sun Times
May 19, 2010
Sun-Times Columnist Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali's daughter, Jamillah, 39, and former State Sen. Jeremiah Joyce's son, Michael, 42, tied the knot in Naples, Fla., last weekend. It was the uniting of two families with deep Chicago roots... [Read More]

Congratulations to Mike Joyce and Jamillah Ali
Pat Hickey - Chicago Daily Observer
May 19, 2010
I met Mike Joyce when I went to work here at Leo High School in 1995. Mike helped coach football and served on the Leo Advisory Board. [Read More]

Lamar Fenner banks on WSB
World Series of Boxing
January 10, 2010
Fenner is coached by Mike Joyce's Celtic Boxing Club on the south side of Chicago and he is a member of Team USA Boxing. His personal best in 2009 was the Chicago Golden Gloves heavyweight title, after which he lost a close National Golden Gloves final to Michigan's Jordan Shimmell on a 3-2 decision.
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Leo High School knows who the REAL "tough guys" are
The Illinois State Crime Commission - Police Athletic League of Illinois
July 23, 2008
Mike Joyce - Leo '86: Director of Cook County States Attorney Dick Devine's S.T.A.Y. Program that fights drugs and gang association, Leo High School Boxing Coach. Professional Boxing Record (10 wins; 1 loss) [Read More]

The Illinois State Crime Commission - Police Athletic League of Illinois
July 23, 2008
Community Members Honored at PAL-IL's First Bishop Shiel Awards Luncheon [Read More]

School gets help from hard-hitting lawyer
Leo Alumni
Pat Milhizer - Reprinted Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
May 21, 2007
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Young Fighter Is Victorious In, Out Of Ring
John Kass - Chicago Tribune
April 09, 2001
One of them is Mike Joyce, a chief sponsor of the Leo Boxing Club. Joyce is a lawyer, and a former pro fighter. [Read More]

Fighting Spirit Grips Leo High
Michael Hirsley - Chicago Tribune
April 04, 2001
Leo High School, on the ropes financially a decade ago, is back on steady footing, one of its attractions a boxing program that's one of a kind among Chicago-area high schools. [Read More]

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