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

A Boxing Memory: Michael Dokes

A Boxing Memory: Michael Dokes “The past is history, the future isn’t here yet, and the present is linguine and clam sauce,” Michael Dokes said after he had demolished a pre-fight meal before his world heavyweight title fight with Riddick Bowe in 1993. Dokes would be the one who would be demolished come fight night. … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Michael Dokes

Billy Collins Jr: The Crime That Ended His Career & So Much More

Billy Collins Jr: The Crime That Ended His Career & So Much More Billy Collins Jr had it all, talent and the looks, he was unbeaten and on his way to stardom. Until one night in 1983, when everything tragically changed. In many ways, his young life ended that night in New York. Fourteen fights, … Continue reading Billy Collins Jr: The Crime That Ended His Career & So Much More

Ricky Hatton: Closure, Peace & Happiness

Ricky Hatton: Closure, Peace & Happiness It felt like old times, the familiar setting, the Manchester Arena. 'There's only one Ricky Hatton' blasted out from the Hatton faithful, but many things were missing. The usual blend of familiar celebrities were seated at ringside, but sadly the parents were not. A bitter family feud, now thankfully … Continue reading Ricky Hatton: Closure, Peace & Happiness

Tyson vs Douglas: One Night In Tokyo

Tyson vs Douglas: One Night In Tokyo "The man's mother died, and he turned that into the focus of his dedication and commitment. You prepare to succeed or you prepare to fail. Buster Douglas prepared to succeed, Tyson failed to prepare to succeed." Don King told ESPN what went wrong and what went right on … Continue reading Tyson vs Douglas: One Night In Tokyo