Al Bernstein Looks Back At The Rematch Between Sugar Ray Leonard & Thomas Hearns

Al Bernstein Looks Back At The Rematch Between Sugar Ray Leonard & Thomas Hearns In 1981 two fighters treated us to one of the greatest fights in boxing history, and almost certainly the best welterweight title fight we are ever likely to see. Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns served up an all-time classic for … Continue reading Al Bernstein Looks Back At The Rematch Between Sugar Ray Leonard & Thomas Hearns

Witherspoon vs Bruno: Blood, Sweat & Tears

Witherspoon vs Bruno: Blood, Sweat & Tears There was a time not that long ago that British heavyweights were branded and labelled as horizontal. A near-century of failure to capture the biggest and richest prize in boxing resulted in that unfortunate and unflattering assessment. Bob Fitzsimmons, the last British-born heavyweight champion of the world, held … Continue reading Witherspoon vs Bruno: Blood, Sweat & Tears

Holmes vs Cooney: The Colour Of Money

Holmes vs Cooney: The Colour Of Money A chance meeting at a restaurant, an exchange of insults, the two fighters moved forward for something more. They pushed and shoved a little, it was broken up before it developed into anything more serious. Larry Holmes had just stopped Leon Spinks to defend his WBC world heavyweight … Continue reading Holmes vs Cooney: The Colour Of Money

Larry Holmes: The Fight For Acceptance

Larry Holmes: The Fight For Acceptance Timing is everything in life, probably even more so in sport. Larry Holmes had the unenviable task, an impossible one in many ways, of having to follow the greatest world heavyweight champion in history. As Muhammad Ali faded as a fighter, and tragically his deteriorating health took away much … Continue reading Larry Holmes: The Fight For Acceptance

Joe Louis: Why He Should Always Be Remembered

Joe Louis: Why He Should Always Be Remembered By Jules Philippe-Auguste May 13th is a date that every American citizen should know. It is the birthday of one of the most important figures in history. The person I am referring to is the former heavyweight champion, Joe Louis Barrow. If you are confused to why … Continue reading Joe Louis: Why He Should Always Be Remembered

Wilfred Benitez: The Legend Who Lost Everything

Wilfred Benitez: The Legend Who Lost Everything At 17 Wilfred Benitez was a world champion, at 28 he was effectively finished as a fighter, by the time he was 38 his life was a whole lot different. Too many fights, too many punches absorbed. The glory days long gone, his fortune also a thing of … Continue reading Wilfred Benitez: The Legend Who Lost Everything

Kirkland Laing: ‘The Impossible One’

Kirkland Laing: 'The Impossible One' When the discussion starts over who was the best British boxer never to win a world title, two names often form the majority of any such discussion. Herol 'Bomber' Graham despite numerous attempts on the world stage never did manage to win the big one. Arguably those chances came too … Continue reading Kirkland Laing: ‘The Impossible One’

THIS JUST IN: MUHAMMAD ALI’S HERNIA KILLED SONNY LISTON!

THIS JUST IN: MUHAMMAD ALI'S HERNIA KILLED SONNY LISTON! by Paul Gallender BOSTON, MA - Friday, November 13, 1964  In three days, Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston would meet at a time when their physical and mental conditions were as closely aligned as they would ever be. The much older Liston was in the best … Continue reading THIS JUST IN: MUHAMMAD ALI’S HERNIA KILLED SONNY LISTON!

Wilder vs Fury: Two Fights, One Champion

Wilder vs Fury: Two Fights, One Champion  Badly overweight, battling severe mental demons, any thoughts of a successful boxing comeback looked remote at best for Tyson Fury. Frank Warren took a punt, and Fury miraculously launched an unlikely return. Two fights in, and the evidence proved inconclusive in terms of recapturing former glories. But the … Continue reading Wilder vs Fury: Two Fights, One Champion

Mayweather vs McGregor: A Union Of Mutual Convenience

Mayweather vs McGregor: A Union Of Mutual Convenience In August 2017 two worlds formed a union of mutual convenience. Conor McGregor the biggest star the world of MMA has ever seen, crossed the great divide and entered a new domain to challenge Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. When it was first talked about, it … Continue reading Mayweather vs McGregor: A Union Of Mutual Convenience