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Boxing Clever: Tony Zale – Forged from steel
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Josh Schwartz
08/22/2022
One day, when Tony Zale (67-18-2) was little more than a toddler, his father went out to collect him some medicine from ...
The Top 10 Chins in Boxing History
Mike Goodpaster
06/22/2022
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Mike Goodpaster
04/24/2022
Tyson Fury dominates Whyte: Is Fury an all-time great?
Tyson Fury destroyed Dillian Whyte on Saturday night, and he did it with an impressive one-punch ...
Paul Cupitt
04/14/2022
Aussie Title Bids Part IV: Tony Mundine vs Carlos Monzon
The Manny Pacquaio vs Jeff Horn bout sees a popular champion in Pacquiao place his title ...
Paul Cupitt
04/13/2022
Aussie Title Bids Part III: Hector Thompson vs. Roberto Duran
Check out the top new sportsbooks! Roberto ...
Chris Benedict
04/11/2022
Michael Nunn Tells a Personal Tale of Two Sugar Rays
“As a kid growing up reading about ...
Mike Goodpaster
04/03/2022
Part Three: The Greatest Defensive Fighters Ever – Ivan Calderon
“I want everybody to remember me as ...
Mike Goodpaster
12/04/2021
The Top 11 Australian Boxers of All-Time
George Kamobosos upset of Teofimo Lopez has ...
Chris Benedict
09/26/2021
Hattie Leslie vs. Alice Leary: The Prizefight That Sent Victorian-Era Buffalo into an Uproar
“My name is Libbie Splann. My stage ...
Chris Benedict
09/13/2021
Michael Nunn and Iran Barkley Discuss Their Bout, Bob Arum, and the Four Kings
Mountains to Climb, Pebbles in Your Shoe ...
Buddy Gibbs
09/12/2021
Wars Behind Closed Doors
If a boxer wants to have any kind of success and not end up a human ...
Bobby Mac
07/11/2021
Wilt Chamberlain vs Ali: 50th Year Anniversary Tribute
In 1967, Wilt Chamberlain contracted to challenge Muhammad Ali in fight ...
Jeremiah Preisser
07/04/2021
The Greatest Defensive Fighters Ever: Part Two–Nicolino Locche
Boxing photographer George Kalinsky asked Angelo Dundee ...
Chris Benedict
06/17/2021
Boxer in a Bowler Hat: Charlie Chaplin Goes From Tramp to Champ in 1915 Comedy
Charlie Chaplin was exactly halfway through his ...
Mike Goodpaster
06/14/2021
FIGHT of the MILLENNIUM:  Champion Euthymos vs. Theagenes (480 BCE)
(An excerpt chapter from the book, Boxing In The Time Of Christ, $5.99 at amazon.com.)   Xenophanes, from the ...
Mike Goodpaster
05/25/2021
Bone’s Top-5 Southpaw Jabs of All Time
While easily considered the most important punch in boxing, the jab is also the least appreciated ...
Josh Schwartz
05/09/2021
Fade Away: The last years of Joe Louis
Working as a Greeter in Cesar’s Palace ...
Christopher Shelton
04/12/2021
Nelson Mandela – The Boxer (1918-2013)
Buddy Gibbs
03/29/2021
The Story of “Tampa” Tommy Gomez
“My daddy was a one-generation immigrant. Most ...
Peter Maher: An Irish Tribute
Mike Goodpaster
02/20/2021
Joe Louis: Pure destruction
Mike Goodpaster
02/14/2021
Chris Benedict
02/13/2021
Belinda Laracuente, The Puerto Rican Road Warrior Who Dished Out Brown Sugar By the Fistful
Anyone. Anytime. Anywhere. Belinda Laracuente was a ...
Chris Benedict
01/20/2021
Hessie Donahue, The May Queen Who Knocked Out John L. Sullivan
Boston’s 1956 May Queen was not your ...
Mike Goodpaster
12/02/2020
Part One: The Greatest Defensive Fighters Ever–Willie Pep
Willie Pep once stated, "The best advice ...
Mike Goodpaster
10/07/2020
Badou Jack – 8 facts about the famous Scandinavian boxer
Nordic people are descendants of Vikings so ...
Chris Benedict
09/22/2020
The presumption, or the Fate of Polly Fairclough
As an esteemed pioneer of women’s boxing ...
Christopher Shelton
07/31/2020
Jack Moriarty and 1880’s Canadian Boxing
Sports journalist, Ed Fitkin, worked in print ...
Christopher Shelton
07/29/2020
The Forgotten Canadian Champion (And Maybe It’s Deserved): Billy Hawkins
As Mike Goodpaster and I prepare our ...
Christopher Shelton
07/06/2020
Black Heavyweight Champion Frank Childs vs. Former Colored Heavyweight Champion Bob Armstrong in Cincinnati (Robinson...
Bob Armstrong’s reputation as Colored heavyweight Champion ...
Christopher Shelton
07/03/2020
Cincinnati Christmas Boxing Arrest of John L. Sullivan (12-25-1880)
Professor John Donaldson from Cleveland held a ...
Chris Benedict
06/25/2020
Where Did You Go, Smokin’ Joe? To Starrcade and WrestleMania By Way of Puerto Rico
Starrcade ’84: The Million Dollar Challenge ‘Nature ...
Mike Goodpaster
06/23/2020
The Army Boxer Who Knocked-Down Muhammad Ali (1960)
I had wanted to write a boxing ...
John Raspanti
06/19/2020
“The Set-Up” is Arguably the Greatest Boxing Film Ever Made
"Well, that's the way it is. You're ...
Chris Benedict
06/13/2020
Battling Butler: How Buster Keaton’s Silent Comedy Helped Inspire Raging Bull
Somewhere among the myriad topics of conversation ...
Chris Benedict
05/22/2020
The Twilight Rounds: Rod Serling explores the dark side of boxing – Round eight
Legend has it that Archie Moore was ...
Chris Benedict
05/15/2020
The Twilight Rounds: Rod Serling explores the dark side of boxing – Round seven
“In this corner of the universe, a ...
Chris Benedict
05/08/2020
The Twilight Rounds: Rod Serling explores the dark side of boxing – Round six
“This is a crazy fucking business,” Joe ...
Jeremiah Preisser
04/30/2020
TGT Fight of the Day: Jimmy Ellis vs. Oscar Bonavena
Two heavyweight contenders battle at the Freedom ...
Jeremiah Preisser
04/24/2020
TGT Fight of the Day: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Johnny Gant
#3-rated Leonard takes on #4-ranked Gant in ...
Chris Benedict
04/24/2020
The Twilight Rounds: Rod Serling explores the dark side of boxing – Round four
“In the television seasons of 1952 and ...
Michael Montero
04/16/2020
Rating the Best Heavyweights Over the Last 30 Years (1990-2020)
Michael Montero names the fighters he feels ...
Chris Benedict
04/10/2020
The Twilight Rounds: Rod Serling explores the dark side of boxing – Round two
“Why do I write? I guess that’s ...
Jeremiah Preisser
03/25/2020
TGT Fight of the Day: Aaron Pryor vs. Nick Furlano
Furlano proves tough against Pryor.
Mark Lewis
02/17/2020
Boxing’s Herodotus: Pierce Egan and Boxiana
“The awful set to at length commenced.” ...
Mark Lewis
02/02/2020
Jack Johnson: Fireworks of a different kind
When Jack London opened his ringside report ...
Jeremiah Preisser
01/09/2020
TGT Fight of the Day: Mike DeJohn vs. Willi Besmanoff
Heavyweight contender Mike DeJohn takes on German ...
Mike Goodpaster
11/17/2019
Marvin Hagler vs. Roberto Duran
Marvin Hagler finally got his shot at ...
Reznick Productions
08/29/2019
Joe Frazier Knockouts and Highlights
RIP to the great Joe Frazier. Your ...
Jeremiah Preisser
05/14/2019
Middleweights
Mark Lewis
04/09/2019
Why Fans Don’t Understand Boxing Records
Boxing champions were once household names worthy ...
Andrew Senior
02/21/2019
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Floyd Mayweather: The Stats
MY LATEST STAT MATCH UP FEATURES RAY ...
Buddy Gibbs
01/06/2019
The Story of Sharkey Wright: Hawaii’s Hero
In 1929, the United States was in ...
Josh Schwartz
12/05/2018
Georges Carpentier: The Fighting Frenchman
“Carpentier was fast. He could punch with ...
Christopher Shelton
11/04/2018
The 1888 Colored Heavyweight Champion: George Godfrey
By January 1888, George Godfrey had been ...
Mike Goodpaster
10/25/2018
Archie Moore Down Under: Part Three
Archie Moore resumed training immediately after the ...
Mike Goodpaster
10/14/2018
Archie Moore Down Under: Part One
Archie Moore, "The Old Mongoose", best known ...
Christopher Shelton
07/19/2018
Irish Heavyweight Champion (OR NOT), Peter Maher (1895)
(Phoenix, Arizona – June 2018)  Last night ...
Mike Goodpaster
02/28/2018
The Top-20 Best Jabbers in Boxing Today
20) Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KO’s) The ...
Christopher Shelton
02/13/2018
Midnight For Ernest Hemingway: His Boxing Life (1899-1961)
It is boxing publisher, Dennis Taylor that ...
Buddy Gibbs
12/18/2017
Fritzie Zivic vs. Jake LaMotta: Trouble in Forbes Field
Some fights are simply impossible to make ...
Christopher Shelton
10/18/2017
Bob Fitzsimmons versus James Jeffries I & II (1899-1902)
(6/9/1899) Champion Bob Fitzsimmons versus   James Jeffries I     ...
Mike Goodpaster
10/16/2017
Yuri Arbachakov: The post-Soviet Flyweight Champion
On October 22nd, 1966, in a place ...
John Raspanti
10/10/2017
Remembering Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor One Year after his Death
The timing was perfect. My wife and ...
John Raspanti
09/29/2017
Ultimate Tough Guy–The Life and Times of James J. Jeffries
In boxing you’re only as good as ...
Buddy Gibbs
09/11/2017
Leonard Morrow–The California Kid: Part II
An eye for an eye After pulling ...
Christopher Shelton
09/10/2017
Boxing Heroes: Patch Adams, Mago, Ceren and Irish Mike Perez
DR. PATCH ADAMS:  “One can never promise to ...
Buddy Gibbs
09/05/2017
Leonard Morrow–The California Kid: Part I
While most students at McClymonds High School ...
Chris Benedict
08/23/2017
From the Madhouse to Muldoon’s House: Nellie Bly’s visit with John L. Sullivan
Nellie Bly arrived in New York City ...
Christopher Shelton
08/10/2017
The Murder of Irish-Catholic Pugilist, James Elliott (1883)
Tracy Callis (chief historian of Cyber Boxing ...
Christopher Shelton
07/26/2017
The Boxer-President: Theodore Roosevelt (1873-1907)
My Turkish sister, Ceren Sultan Altay, is ...
Christopher Shelton
07/21/2017
1720’s London Championess: Elizabeth Wilkinson Stokes
When the world’s greatest female fighter battled ...
Christopher Shelton
07/08/2017
Fight of the Century: Johnson/Jeffries (7/4/1910)
Heavyweight Champion, Jack Johnson (New York - ...
Christopher Shelton
07/01/2017
Wyatt Earp: Scandal in San Francisco (12/2/1896)
I.N. Choynski (circa 1896):  “If Christ would come ...
Paul Cupitt
06/30/2017
Aussie Title Bids Part V: Paul Ferreri vs Carlos Zarate
The Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn bout ...
Paul Cupitt
06/12/2017
Aussie Title Bids Part II: Lionel Rose vs Fighting Harada
The Manny Pacquaio vs Jeff Horn bout ...
Mike Goodpaster
06/08/2017
Aussie Title Bids Part I: Jimmy Carruthers vs. Vic Toweel
The Manny Pacquaio vs Jeff Horn bout ...
Chris Benedict
06/06/2017
She Always Inspired Me to Be the Best: Michael Nunn’s Tribute to His Mother Madies
Family comes first. Michael Nunn emphasizes this ...
Mike Goodpaster
05/12/2016
Top-10 Irish Boxers of All Time
McCullough was a whirling dervish of fistic ...
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