Enzo Maccarinelli: “If I am honest even though I won British, Commonwealth, European and World titles I feel I could have done more.”

Enzo Maccarinelli: "If I am honest even though I won British, Commonwealth, European and World titles I feel I could have done more." There is always some trepidation when I interview retired fighters. Many struggle in retirement, missing the limelight and the buzz of the sport. Boxing is the hardest sport of them all they … Continue reading Enzo Maccarinelli: “If I am honest even though I won British, Commonwealth, European and World titles I feel I could have done more.”

Duke McKenzie: “Before I turned pro, I lost 17 fights back-to-back.”

Duke McKenzie: “Before I turned pro, I lost 17 fights back-to-back.” By Garry White It's Tuesday lunchtime and Duke McKenzie’s name flashes up on my phone. It’s partially unexpected and has me scrambling and fumbling to answer. We were due to meet a little earlier in the day, but when I called at the allotted … Continue reading Duke McKenzie: “Before I turned pro, I lost 17 fights back-to-back.”

A Boxing Memory: Herbie Hide

A Boxing Memory: Herbie Hide The career of Herbie Hide slowly fizzled out in relative obscurity and the front page headlines he could never really escape from. The brushes with the law were too frequent, periods of inactivity would stall his career. Hide still achieved plenty, but he would definitely fall into the category of … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Herbie Hide

A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Seales

A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Seales The 1972 Munich Olympics are largely remembered for the lives lost in the so-called 'Munich Massacre' that left a long-lasting scar on the sporting spectrum. Sport largely lost its importance in the reality that life matters more. It is hard to imagine the backdrop that the athletes of those … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Seales

A Boxing Memory: Charlie Magri

A Boxing Memory: Charlie Magri A professional debut in 1977, six weeks later he was the British flyweight champion. When Charlie Magri turned pro under the tutelage of Terry Lawless, Magri knew this was the plan, Lawless knew his new signing was good enough to advance so quickly. Yes, flyweights were a rare breed domestically, … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Charlie Magri

A Boxing Memory: Teofilo Stevenson

A Boxing Memory: Teofilo Stevenson The money was on the table. A lucrative life-changing amount, $5 million, all he had to was sign on the dotted line. Muhammad Ali would have been the opponent. The greatest against probably the greatest amateur boxer in history. The fight would have been promoted as the 'Fight of the … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Teofilo Stevenson

Sugar Ray Leonard: Olympic Gold & The First Retirement

Sugar Ray Leonard: Olympic Gold & The First Retirement The 1976 Montreal Olympic Games were supposed to be the final chapter in the boxing life of Sugar Ray Leonard. “I’m finished. I’ve fought my last fight. My journey has ended. My dream is fulfilled. Now I want to go to school.” Leonard would say in … Continue reading Sugar Ray Leonard: Olympic Gold & The First Retirement