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 modern Menderes, Izmir, Turkey (circa 500 BCE):  “If one owns a...

Listen Up: Without Peer, the One and the Only, Archie Moore

First off, a disclaimer needs to be noted. I have always liked Archie Moore before ever consciously thinking about what he meant to boxing. It came...

The Top 11 Most significant NON heavyweight fights in Boxing history

When people talk about the biggest fights in boxing history, the heavyweights are brought up the most.  Today I want to look at the biggest...

The 10 Worst Heavyweight Title Challengers from 1970-1990

I am not going to lie here, my original plan was to do the top-10 from 1970 up to the present day. That was...

Top 10 Junior Lightweights of All Time

10)Genaro Hernandez Hernandez won the 130lb title in 1991 with a stoppage of Daniel Londas. Eight defenses would follow before Hernandez dropped his belt to...

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 tool in the sport according to all 14*...

Top 10 Welterweights in Boxing History

Today I want to discuss the top ten welterweights of all-time. You won’t find Roberto Duran on this list. I think Duran was a...

The Nine Most underrated Heavyweight Boxers of All-Time

I love doing these lists. I grew up in the 70s and 80s - the heavyweights were always my favorites. Today we are going...

Fade Away: The last years of Joe Louis

Working as a Greeter in Cesar’s Palace wasn’t hard work. Signing a few autographs for starry-eyed out-of-towners, fooling around with house money on the...

The 10 Most Underrated Boxers of the 1980s

10) Carlos De Leon De Leon is an often forgotten champion in a mostly overlooked division. De Leon first won a world title when faced...