Author Archives: Robert Ecksel

Idi Amin: Dictator And Boxer?

Idi Amin: Dictator And Boxer?

Idi Amin/Forrest Whitaker: When a boxer becomes a dictator Politics is like boxing you try to knock out your opponents. Idi Amin Forrest Whitaker has a shot at winning a Best Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards this year for his scintillating portrayal of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the fil...

Norman Mailer, Hitler and Sonny Liston

Norman Mailer, Hitler and Sonny Liston

"I respect most boxers because they're violent people who learned to discipline themselves ... a good boxer is an artist ... Boxing is existential — some fights are better than others.” – Norman Mailer I just finished Norman Mailer’s new novel, “The Castle in the Forest,” his fact...

Chambers Tkos Rossy

Chambers Tkos Rossy

ESPN2's Friday Night Fight results from Seldon, NY Live from the Suffolk Community College in Selden, NY, in a card broadcast on ESPN's Friday Night Fights, Fast Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) handed formerly unbeaten Derric Rossy (15-1, 9 KOs) his first loss with a stunning seventh round TKO stop...

Bosfest 2007 Next Thursday

Bosfest 2007 Next Thursday

Johnny Bos gets roasted Thursday night in Manhattan The Johnny Bos Roast is going on as scheduled next Thursday night at 7 pm at Hurley's Steakhouse, located at 48th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Johnny Bos, aka the Bosmanian Devil, aka Wizard of Bos, has been entrenched in boxing for ov...

Two Women Sue Jermain Taylor

Two Women Sue Jermain Taylor

Guilty as charged? Or are they just two little girls from Little Rock? Middleweight champion of the world Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor has been socked with two civil law suits filed by two women who claim that the champ assaulted them during a Sept. 3 performance by comedian Katt Williams at R...

Is Boxing Dead? Ask Mr. Computer

Is Boxing Dead? Ask Mr. Computer

Scientists computer analyze boxing injuries and death >At this point in the history of technology, we're all hooked on computers, even rehabbed Luddites like some of us here at TSS. Being wired has been likened to having a second mind to meld with our first, but with the second mind free of th...

Pbf Lets His Mouth Do The Talking

Pbf Lets His Mouth Do The Talking

Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather turns his ire on Ricky Hatton It's good to know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is focusing on his next fight. Pretty Boy Floyd is scheduled to meet the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya in a May superfight that most observers expect to will be either a passing of the torch fro...

Joe Calzaghe: The Naked Truth

Joe Calzaghe: The Naked Truth

Undefeated Joe Calzaghe stripped of his belt and more Undefeated Welsh super middleweight sensation Joe Calzaghe has decided to stop fooling around. According to the South Wales Echo, Joe Calzaghe is set to be stripped but not of his world championship belt." Calzaghe, who was once named Wales...

Vitali Still Wants Lennox

Vitali Still Wants Lennox

Vitali Klitschko eyeballs Oleg Maskaev and Lennox Lewis Former heavyweight champion of the world Vitali Klitschko, who recently announced his return to active duty after a premature retirement, has told ITV that the fight he most wants is a rematch with Lennox Lewis. Klitschko quit the game in...

Laila Ali Visits Nelson Mandela

Laila Ali Visits Nelson Mandela

Laila Ali says Nelson Mandela reminds her of The Greatest Laila Ali, in Johannesburg, South Africa, for her February 3 super middleweight title bout against Guyanan Gwendolyn O'Neil, told Reuters that Nelson Mandela, the 88-year-old anti-apartheid superhero who brought white rule on the dark cont...