biography

Oscar Mattheus Nielsen

Oscar Mattheus Nielsen

By: The Sweet Science Mar 21 2014

BATTLING NELSON 'He was blond, lean and muscular, but certainly not a physical superman or an immediately daunting vision to behold. The genuinely tough men rarely are.' – author Mike Casey, from 'From Hell: Battling Nelson in the Old West' (http://www.boxing.com/from_hell_battling_nelson_in_the_old_west.html) 'I've lost several fights, but I have never been beaten'...

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins

By: The Sweet Science Mar 21 2014

The oldest boxer to ever win a world title and a future Hall of Famer is Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. The Executioner, as he is oftentimes referred to, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 15, 1965. Let's take a look at one of the best boxers of all-time. Bernard Hopkins 53(32)*-6-2 *(32 knockouts) Hopkins is a former world middleweight champion who defended that title a record ...

OWEN MORAN

OWEN MORAN

By: The Sweet Science Jan 27 2014

Owen Moran was born in Birmingham, England on October 4th, 1884.  Birmingham in the 1890’s was already England’s second city, a gritty factory town nearing three quarters of a million people.  The population of such a burgeoning population center, both wealthy and poor, were attracted by travelling fairs and booths for amusement.  These ‘booths’ were usually wood...