Sugar Ray Leonard: The Demons & The Final Victory

Sugar Ray Leonard: The Demons & The Final Victory Harry Mullan, the former editor of Boxing News, once wrote of Sugar Ray Leonard: "The last thing a fighter loses is his punch. It is not true: the last thing he loses is his ego, which in Leonard's case is gargantuan." Leonard did have an ego … Continue reading Sugar Ray Leonard: The Demons & The Final Victory

Leonard vs Duran 1: The Brawl in Montreal

Leonard vs Duran 1: The Brawl in Montreal Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran shared a ring on three different occasions. We remember the second fight for the wrong reasons. We barely remember the third and final meeting. In many ways, a fight too many. But the opening chapter in their personal rivalry is a … Continue reading Leonard vs Duran 1: The Brawl in Montreal

The Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Duran & Hearns

The Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Duran & Hearns It was an almost mythical time, perhaps only now do we truly appreciate what we had. They were called the four kings for a reason. They fought in an era where avoidance was a crime. They didn't build their reputations on avoiding each other. They built it … Continue reading The Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Duran & Hearns

Leonard vs Duran 3: A Rivalry That Deserved Better

Leonard vs Duran 3: A Rivalry That Deserved Better If ever a rivalry deserved a better send-off, it was the one that featured Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. Montreal gave us one of the greatest fights in history, New Orleans served up one of the most controversial. But we went from 'No Mas' to … Continue reading Leonard vs Duran 3: A Rivalry That Deserved Better

A Boxing Memory: Matthew Saad Muhammad

A Boxing Memory: Matthew Saad Muhammad Inside the ring, the ability to absorb punches, and many of them, was his biggest strength. When the gloves were cast aside, Matthew Saad Muhammad would pay a heavy price for what made him the fighter he once was. That rare and special kind of durability at one time … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Matthew Saad Muhammad

Remembering Bradley Stone & The Harsh Realities Of Boxing

Remembering Bradley Stone & The Harsh Realities Of Boxing By Garry White Why Bradley Stone? Why not Luther McCarty, Frankie Campbell, Benny Paret, Davey Moore, Johnny Owen, Steve Watt, or a multitude of others? Their names are many and could run into the hundreds or the thousands, approximating the mien of your local war memorial; … Continue reading Remembering Bradley Stone & The Harsh Realities Of Boxing