Jack Sharkey: He Fought The Hardest Game And Won

Jack Sharkey: He Fought The Hardest Game And WonBy Garry WhiteThe little boy encouraged by the broad-shouldered man in front of him takes a shy swing. “Oh you can hit harder than that, Jackie,” says the man, playfully. The little boy tries again, his face beaming, and this time the man, his father, tumbles to the … Continue reading Jack Sharkey: He Fought The Hardest Game And Won

The Rise & Fall Of Errol Christie

The Rise & Fall Of Errol Christie The career of Errol Christie might have finally ended in Manchester in 1993, in front a few hundred die-hard fans, but in reality it had ended many years earlier. Trevor Ambrose put the final nail into a once-promising career, a sad pitiful end to the boxing life which … Continue reading The Rise & Fall Of Errol Christie

A Boxing Memory: Joshua vs Ruiz 1

A Boxing Memory: Joshua vs Ruiz 1 It was supposed to be the big American launch, the bright lights of New York, the iconic theatre of pugilist history. In the Garden he came to grow a reputation, a supposed formality very quickly turned into a nightmare. The expected turned into the unexpected, Anthony Joshua left … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Joshua vs Ruiz 1

A Boxing Memory: Benn vs Eubank 1

A Boxing Memory: Benn vs Eubank 1 We have seen many great fights in a British ring. Boxing News has recently meticulously gone through them all and ranked them in order of their perceived greatness. Such lists are of course, highly subjective, one man's preference is another's disdain. Despite many worthy contenders for the honour, … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Benn vs Eubank 1

Holmes vs Ali: Boxing’s Night Of Shame

Holmes vs Ali: Boxing’s Night Of Shame Muhammad Ali had a career of pulling off miracles inside a boxing ring. Not only wasn't he expected to beat Sonny Liston and George Foreman, but there were also genuine fears for his health in those historic fights. Ali had shocked the world before, but even he couldn't … Continue reading Holmes vs Ali: Boxing’s Night Of Shame

Jimmy Wilde: The Ghost With A Hammer In His Hand

Jimmy Wilde: The Ghost With A Hammer In His Hand By Garry White Arguably, Jimmy Wilde (132-3-1), the first proper flyweight champion of the world, possessed the greatest and most descriptive nickname in ring history. At a time when it wasn’t always fashionable for British fighters to adopt ring monikers, Wilde was known as the … Continue reading Jimmy Wilde: The Ghost With A Hammer In His Hand

Spinks vs Ali 2: The Third Coming

Spinks vs Ali 2: The Third Coming Appearances can be deceiving and things most certainly can look very different from the way they really are. They can also give you a distorted picture, something isn't quite what you see. In February 1978 we saw a little of that distortion. The incredible career of 'The Greatest' … Continue reading Spinks vs Ali 2: The Third Coming

Hagler vs Hearns: ‘The War For Respect & Acceptance

Hagler vs Hearns: The War For Respect & Acceptance   It took Marvelous Marvin Hagler eight years to win the world middleweight title, even longer for people to realise, accept just how good he was. But one fight changed everything. Sugar Ray Leonard wasn't present in that Las Vegas ring in 1985, but in many ways … Continue reading Hagler vs Hearns: ‘The War For Respect & Acceptance

Big Frank, A Cyclone & Other Fighters Who Defined My Youth

Big Frank, A Cyclone & Other Fighters Who Defined My Youth Boxing in some way shape or form has seemingly always been there, passively at the start, at other times obsessively so. Even when my age was still in single digits, boxing was present in even that embryonic period in my life. Muhammad Ali bouncing … Continue reading Big Frank, A Cyclone & Other Fighters Who Defined My Youth

A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard

A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard There is no doubt that Sugar Ray Leonard outstayed his welcome. Like many before and since, Leonard couldn't accept his day in the sun was over. The retirements and subsequent comebacks became tiresome and his last few fights did nothing for his legacy or indeed his reputation. We didn't … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard