Author Archives: Ted Sares

The Four Faces on the Mount Rushmore of Boxing: A New TSS Survey

The Four Faces on the Mount Rushmore of Boxing: A New TSS Survey

In this survey we posed a hypothetical question: Suppose that there was going to be a Mount Rushmore of Boxing with the faces of four boxers carved on to a granite mountain. Further suppose that a duly authorized panel decided that Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Muhammad Ali would be three of th...

A Boxing Writer’s Reward

A Boxing Writer’s Reward

Every writer seeks positive feedback and this writer is no exception. Whether it comes in the form of remuneration, e-mail messages, “likes” and “hits,” long threads on Facebook, praise from other writers, or in other ways and combinations, it is greatly appreciated. This story is about a re...

James DeGale: Fit and Ready to Avenge a Humiliating Defeat

James DeGale: Fit and Ready to Avenge a Humiliating Defeat

James “Chunky” DeGale was a 16-to-1 favorite to beat Caleb Truax and retain his IBF super middleweight title when they met this past December at the Copper Box Arena in London. But Truax won! It was the biggest upset of 2017. Truax soundly beat DeGale although one of the judges had it even. T...

Taking No Pleasure From Whyte vs. Browne

Taking No Pleasure From Whyte vs. Browne

The first time I saw it happen was while reviewing film of Ingemar Johansson’s demolition of crafty Eddie Machen in 1958. Machen was knocked down three times by Thor’s Hammer and was almost decapitated by the Big Swede. It all happened in the chilling first round. Referee Andrew Smyth gave Ingo ...

Jim Lampley and 16 Others Weigh in on the Problem of PED Use in Boxing

Jim Lampley and 16 Others Weigh in on the Problem of PED Use in Boxing

For this latest survey, I reached out for suggestions from our regular panel of respondents. Among the fascinating survey questions submitted were “Should Boxers Be Allowed to Have Beards?” and “What Was Your Brush With Greatness?” Picking one was difficult, but I ultimately chose to go w...

Joshua Has a More Well-Rounded Game, But Wilder is More Fun to Watch

Joshua Has a More Well-Rounded Game, But Wilder is More Fun to Watch

On March 3, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder increased his stock exponentially by taking out Luis Ortiz in spectacular fashion in a war that may end up being “Fight of the Year.” Wilder’s performance greatly intensified the demand to see him in the ring with Anthony Joshua. Now Joshu...

Why Sor Rungvisai Could be the new Manny Pacquiao and not Donnie Nietes

Why Sor Rungvisai Could be the new Manny Pacquiao and not Donnie Nietes

For a long time, Gennady Golovkin was being hailed as the new Pacquiao --or at least the Eastern Euro version. However, the shine seems to have worn off GGG given his last two efforts against an aroused Danny Jacobs and Canelo Álvarez. Of course, a win over Canelo in their rematch changes this in a...

Noted Boxing Buffs Look Back on Their First Live Boxing Event (Part 2)

Noted Boxing Buffs Look Back on Their First Live Boxing Event (Part 2)

An interesting array of boxing people responded to our survey. The offshoot was a two-part story. Here are the remaining responses. The irony—or maybe the evolution—of Jim Lampley’s journey that began in 1964 was a gem (what a life, indeed), as were other reminiscences.  Ernesto Morales’s m...

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...