The Life of Tommy Morrison

The Life of Tommy Morrison Tommy Morrison could have had everything. In many ways, he did. And that almost certainly cut his career and ultimately, his life short. Morrison was talented, he had that left hook, he was good looking, Morrison had everything he needed. But Morrison couldn't stay in the gym long enough or … Continue reading The Life of Tommy Morrison

A Boxing Memory: Colin Jones

A Boxing Memory: Colin Jones Herol Graham, Kirkland Laing, Alan Rudkin and a few other illustrious names are often thrown around in the mythical game of who is the greatest ever British fighter never to win a world title. A big punching Welsh welterweight is often a forgotten addition to any such discussions on websites, … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Colin Jones

Liston vs Patterson: Two Fights, Two Rounds

Liston vs Patterson: Two Fights, Two Rounds By Paul Gallender No one who followed boxing should have been surprised when Sonny Liston needed just 126 seconds to take the heavyweight title from Floyd Patterson in September 1962. Yet, fifty-one of 80 sportswriters polled by Time prior to that match didn’t see it coming. They should … Continue reading Liston vs Patterson: Two Fights, Two Rounds

A Boxing Memory: Tyson vs McBride

A Boxing Memory: Tyson vs McBride The end is often painful and regrettable. With each trip to the well, the pride diminishes with every punch thrown from memory and desperation. Boxing seemingly only reserves a dignified end to the very few. Mike Tyson was one of many, his demise was slow, long and somewhat predictable. … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Tyson vs McBride

Hagler vs Leonard: The Night Leonard Defied Boxing Logic

Hagler vs Leonard: The Night Leonard Defied Boxing Logic By Garry White It was perhaps inevitable that Leonard would win. The bookmakers may have made him the outsider, but they should have known that athletes like ‘Sugar’ Ray have always been impervious to their mathematical logic. It is a minimum requirement to be made of … Continue reading Hagler vs Leonard: The Night Leonard Defied Boxing Logic

Foreman vs Ali: The Rumble For The Ages

Foreman vs Ali: The Rumble For The Ages By Garry White What was the biggest fight in history? How do you define it? There were quite a few people at Boyles Thirty Acres -at least 90,000 to be more exact- all crammed into a Jersey City outpost like matchstick heads in those famous overhead pictures. … Continue reading Foreman vs Ali: The Rumble For The Ages

Hagler vs Hearns: An Unforgettable 8 Minutes

Hagler vs Hearns: An Unforgettable 8 Minutes By Garry White The trunks were blue: Oxford with a thin Cambridge stripe. The shades fully appropriate for a professor of pugilism. Menacingly he stared out, his shoulders rolling but his eyes never blinking, across the ring as a trumpeter in a sequined Phoenix Nights jacket carefully blew out the Star Bangled Banner to a … Continue reading Hagler vs Hearns: An Unforgettable 8 Minutes

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