Author Archives: Ted Sares

Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their First Live Boxing Event and its Impact

Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their First Live Boxing Event and its Impact

PART ONE OF A TWO-PART SERIES -- On June 6, 1948, the storied Marigold Gardens in Chicago was filled with cigar smoke, boxing being a bastion of political incorrectness and all. The smell of sweat, beer, cheap cigars, and Italian sausage mixed with an occasional whiff of perfume provided a comfortab...

Plane Crashes, Boxing, and Lessons Learned

Plane Crashes, Boxing, and Lessons Learned

Last year was the safest year on record for commercial air travel. Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial jets in 2017. President Donald Trump celebrated this achievement in a tweet posted on Jan. 2: "Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news -- it w...

Noted Boxing Buffs Name The Nicest Person They Have Met in Boxing

Noted Boxing Buffs Name The Nicest Person They Have Met in Boxing

I'm back again with another survey. This time I asked more than two dozen noted boxing buffs to name the nicest person they had met in boxing. One could select a boxer, active or retired, but it didn’t have to be a boxer. It could be anyone associated with the sport, living or deceased (but not a ...

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

Boxing’s Bomb Cyclone

Anyone with this handle has to be big, and the one I have in mind is very big and very fit with a prominent six-pack, visible vascularity in his biceps and forearms, and broad shoulders featuring deltoids that flow down from an impressive trapezius. But he is not a body builder; he is a boxer—and ...

The Night Oscar Diaz Cried For Help

The Night Oscar Diaz Cried For Help

Golden Johnson, who had fought a veritable who’s who of opponents, was 24-7-3 when he fought a favored Oscar “El Torito” Diaz (26-1) in November 2006 at the Alamodome in Diaz’s hometown of San Antonio with Diaz’s NABF welterweight crown at stake. What started to be an exciting back and for...

Siri: The Last of a Breed

Siri: The Last of a Breed

Over the years, certain fighters had the unique ability to guarantee action as soon as the bell rang. Most of these warriors demonstrated a distinct disdain for defense and that, perhaps, was the key to their “style.” Tony Zale was the quintessential example. Much later, Arturo Gatti hit the ...

A Night to Remember in Gritty Lowell, a City with a Great Boxing Tradition

A Night to Remember in Gritty Lowell, a City with a Great Boxing Tradition

The names of professional boxers who competed in Lowell, Massachusetts, as amateurs read like a who's who of boxing greats. As fellow writer Jeffrey Freeman (KO Digest) writes, “…Lowell is proudly known more for its amateur boxers than for its professionals. Lowell has the annual Golden Glove...

Remembering the Abraham-Miranda Bloodbath: A Profile in Courage

Remembering the Abraham-Miranda Bloodbath: A Profile in Courage

Armenian/German Avetik Abrahamyan, aka Arthur “King” Abraham, is nearing the end of a long career during which he was a three-time world champion in two weight classes. In his prime, he possessed a solid defense using a modified peek-a-boo technique and had extremely heavy hands supplemented by ...

Gabe Rosado: “I’m Never Ever Gonna Quit……..”

Gabe Rosado: “I’m Never Ever Gonna Quit……..”

Gabriel "Gabe" Rosado could well finish this refrain from the late singer Barry White by saying “Cause quitin' just ain't my stick.” Gabe has been called a lot of things but quitter has never been one of them and if ever a fighter needs to be saved from himself it’s this tough-as-nails Phil...

The Current Crop of Light Heavyweights: How Do They Stack Up?

The Current Crop of Light Heavyweights: How Do They Stack Up?

November will be a very interesting month in the light heavyweight division. On November 4, Russia's Dmitry Bivol (pictured) meets Australia's Trent Broadhurst in Monte Carlo for the vacant WBA belt. A week later, the IBF version of the 175-pound title is up for grabs when Russia's Artur Beterbiev, ...