New Bedford’s Own ‘Rocky,’ Paul Poirier, Passes Away at 59
Paul Poirier--known to New Bedford family and friends simply as "The Champ"--has passed away at the age of 59. The former pro boxer and three-time New England Heavyweight Champion passed away from a heart attack on Monday. Even before he ever stepped foot in the ring, the New Bedford born and raised Poirier was a fighter, battling whatever life threw at him from a young age...

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