Tag Archives: Earnie Shavers

Forty Years after Beating Norton, Holmes Gets His Respect

The narrative at the time was that he couldn’t punch, had skinny legs, lacked heart and was too consumed with being a Muhammad Ali clone. That was the prevailing thought regarding Larry Holmes prior to his first title bout against WBC

Henry Armstrong Enters the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame; a Curious Pick

Last month, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame unveiled the names of the inductees in the Class of 2018. The newcomers will be formally enshrined at a gala banquet on Saturday

The Night Randall “Tex” Cobb Made Howard Cosell Quit (and More)

the night that Randall “Tex” Cobb, the heavyweight contender whose greatest asset was a sponge-like ability to absorb pain, soaked up

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco: December 8, 1927 – November 16, 2017

Ferdie Pacheco, who died on November 16, was a doctor, author, artist, and television commentator. He’s best known for having […]

Ferdie Pacheco, the Famous Fight Doctor, Dead at Age 89

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, a raconteur and Renaissance man who was Muhammad Ali’s personal physician from 1962 to 1977, died last night in his sleep at his home

40 years have Passed since Muhammad Ali’s Last Title Defense

Forty years ago? That’s how long it’s been since former undisputed heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali made his last successful defense […]

40 Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their Favorite Round of Boxing

PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES: In previous stories, we asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing […]

Trouble on the Sports Collectible Front: PSA/DNA and More

THE HAUSER REPORT: Misrepresentations and forgeries are common in the sports collectibles market. Within that environment, many buyers rely on […]

Remembering Luna vs. Luna: A Closet Classic Extraordinaire

THE LUNA VS. LUNA CLASSIC: When it comes to closet classics, I defer to fellow writer and friend Lee Groves. […]