Author Archives: Rick Assad

Looking back at the Topsy-Turvy Life of Mike Tyson Who Turns 51 This Week

Looking back at the Topsy-Turvy Life of Mike Tyson Who Turns 51 This Week

With the possible exception of the immortal Muhammad Ali, it seems that more words have been written about Mike Tyson than any other boxer. And that's saying a mouthful given the thousands upon thousands of young men with colorful stories and pasts that have stepped into the ring. Tyson...

Award-Winning Writer John Schulian Reflects on his Days on the Boxing Beat

Award-Winning Writer John Schulian Reflects on his Days on the Boxing Beat

By RICK ASSAD Bill Shoemaker was born to ride thoroughbred race horses. Pablo Picasso to paint. Tony Bennett to sing. Marlon Brando to act. John Schulian to write. Schulian has written for six newspapers including the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times and Philadelphia Daily News, ...

Berkow Shined Ringside

Berkow Shined Ringside

Taking nothing away from baseball, football, basketball, or hockey, it seems no sport lends itself to gifted wordsmiths like boxing does. The list of notable writers who have spent time ringside in front of a typewriter, word processor or laptop include such giants as Norman Mailer, George Plimpt...