The Precarious Record of 49-0

I was browsing through my newsfeed today, as I always do, to find that Thailand’s 105-pound alphabet strap-holding Wanheng Menayothin is closing on Floyd...

The Greatest Defensive Fighters Ever: Part Two–Nicolino Locche

Dope on the Ropes Boxing photographer George Kalinsky asked Angelo Dundee before Muhammad Ali’s famous “Rumble in the Jungle” match with George Foreman, "Why don't...

Joe Louis: Pure Destruction

In the 1940s Manny Seamon could be heard all through Harlem and Jacobs Beach asking, “How would you like to make $25 a day?”...

Aestimatio de Pugilistica: Why boxing has too many weight classes

The modern fistic landscape is brimming with uneasy fans, bubbling in anger over one thing or another. Bad decisions sprinkle themselves over big fights...

The Army Boxer Who Knocked-Down Muhammad Ali (1960)

I had wanted to write a boxing story about Junebug Hudson for years.  He was one of the few people who could claim to knock-down...

The Top-20 Best Jabbers in Boxing Today

20) Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KO’s) http://gty.im/815170958 The Cuban-born boxer has been down in four of his last five fights, but besides his introduction to the...

She Always Inspired Me to Be the Best: Michael Nunn’s Tribute to His Mother...

Family comes first. Michael Nunn emphasizes this often and he gets nothing but resounding agreement from me. It might have been Muhammad Ali who...

Part Five: The Greatest Defensive Fighters Ever – Pernell Whitaker

“At any given moment he switches rhythm, he changes strategy, and I'm hollering at him”—Lou Duva Whitaker bounced steadily, rhythmically, absorbing every piece of well-reasoned...

What if Mike Tyson Fought in the 1960’s and 70’s: Part 2 of 3...

In Part 1, we saw Iron Mike Tyson’s meteoric rise to the top of the heavyweight division. Now, we’ll see how he fares against...

Top 10 Irish Boxers of All Time

10) Wayne "The Pocket Rocket" McCullough (27-6-, 18 KOs) http://gty.im/1383372 McCullough was a whirling dervish of fistic brutality. An accomplished amateur, McCullough would win the silver...