Tag Archives: Bernard Fernandez

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 […]

Jake LaMotta at 94: Down Memory Lane with the Raging Bull

JAKE LaMOTTA, THE RAGING BULL — It seemed to be a good idea at the time. A few days ago, […]

Frampton Succumbs to Santa Cruz – and to the King Tut and BWAA Curses

FRAMPTON-SANTA CRUZ II — “Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the king …” […]

Carl Frampton is Hot, But He’s Looking Down the Barrel at a Dicey Do-Over

He is coming off the best year of his 7½-year professional career, a year so memorable that he was named […]

Edwin Pope’s Death Further Contracts Fraternity of Great Boxing Writers

EDWIN POPE DIES AT 88 — There are some stories that I never wanted to write, and this is one […]

Two Big March Cards Prove Boxing is Still a Major League Sport in NYC

BOXING IN THE BIG APPLE — Residents of New York City, even those who have arrived there from somewhere else, […]

Ringling Bros. Throws in the Towel: Should Boxing’s Ringmasters be Concerned?

THE CIRCUS IS SHUTTING DOWN — Two definitions of “tradition,” as listed in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, describe it as “cultural […]