Tag Archives: Arne K. Lang

Requiem for a Heavyweight: The ‘Fighting Bob’ Martin Story

In Rod Serling’s “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” a washed-up boxer is told that he must quit the sport immediately as […]

News Flash! Canelo-GGG II Finally a Done Deal

Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, recently gave those involved in the management of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, an ultimatum: Agree to our terms by noon PT Wednesday, June 13, or the fight is dead.

Fast Results from Manchester: Fury Breezes; Hooker Upsets Flanagan

the main selling point of tonight’s show at the Manchester Arena was the freak fight between Manchester-born Tyson Fury and Sefer Seferi

What’s Old is New Again. Bare-knuckle Boxing Resurfaces in Wyoming

On July 3, 1889, Governor Robert Lowry of the sovereign state of Mississippi placed a $1000 bounty on the heads of pugilists John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain in a futile attempt to prevent them from engaging in a bare-knuckle prizefight on Mississippi soil.

After a Lusterless Weekend, the Boxing Scene Heats Up in a Hurry

That’s certainly true of boxing, a sport without a season. The first weekend of June was arid. There was no shortage of shows – there were three in Atlantic City alone – but none that created a buzz. By contrast, this coming weekend brings us a spate of noteworthy events.

Boxing Fans are a Forgiving Lot; the Jack Johnson Illustration

overwhelming response was positive — you have to admit that there’s a certain irony in the fact that the most polarizing president in U.S. history saw fit to pardon the most polarizing sports personality.

Tugstsogt Nyambayar is an Odd Name, but a Name to Remember

PBC show on Fox Sports 1 where the main go was a rather uninteresting pairing of junior welterweights Eddie Ramirez and Argenis Mendez. But the PBC show, aided by a stronger clutch of supporting bouts, produced more fireworks.

British Boxing Fans Mourn The Deaths of Brendan Ingle and Dean Francis

On Friday, May 24, British boxing fans were saddened to learn of the deaths of two prominent members of the UK fistic fraternity. The noted trainer Brendan Ingle

President Trump Pardons Jack Johnson but Gets No Brownie Points From Me

The campaign to secure a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson picked up steam in recent years. I knew the campaign would eventually bear fruit, and considering that posthumous

Stylistically Speaking, Daniel M was the Lomachenko of his Day

When a fighter becomes recognized as an extraordinary fighter, pundits writing stories about him invariably conjure up the name of a great fighter of yesteryear who was stylistically