Tag Archives: Bernard Fernandez

‘The New’ Ray Robinson is Looking to Make a Name for Himself

PHILADELPHIA — It would have been a great story, if not a unique one.  A boxing-obsessed father, maybe even a […]

For Some Elite Boxers, `Prime Time’ Can Be Too Short a Time

When a world champion fighter is young, talented and at the top of his form, he can be excused for […]

Bernard Hopkins, Channeling his Inner Peter Marciano, Picks Jacobs over GGG

Bernard Hopkins has never been a shrinking violet when it comes to offering strong opinions, on anything, so perhaps it […]

Lou Duva, Boxing’s Yogi Berra, Dead at 94

BERNARD FERNANDEZ REMEMBERS LOU DUVA —120 He was short. He was rotund. He was irascible. It would be easy to […]

TSS Mainstay Bernard Fernandez Captures Three BWAA Writing Awards

BERNIE AWARDS — The Boxing Writers Association of America has announced the winners of the 16th annual Bernie awards. The […]

Keith Thurman Has a Leg Up in Showtime’s Welterweight Game of Thrones

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Thrones are wherever you find them, and one of the many would-be princes in Showtime’s undeclared tournament […]

Wilder vs Washington Has a Storyline Straight out of Charles Dickens

  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … *Charles Dickens’ opening to his classic […]

Can Bare-Knuckle Big Shot Bobby Gunn Muffle Musty Roy Jones Jr.?

“CELTIC WARRIOR” BOBBY GUNN — In the late 1980s, when a young, seemingly invincible Mike Tyson was widely recognized as […]

Pep vs Saddler: The Underappreciated Arch-Rivalry

WILLIE PEP AND SANDY SADDLER — Saturday, Feb. 11, marks the 68th anniversary of Willie Pep’s most celebrated ring performance. […]

In His New Book, Jerry Izenberg Pays Homage to the Golden Era of Heavyweights

JERRY IZENBERG’S “Once There Were Giants”: — Anyone who saw the great 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray, might recall […]