Tag Archives: Evander Holyfield

New Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield was a Mama’s Boy and is Glad of It

CANASTOTA, N.Y. – He might have mentioned deceased mentors George Benton, Lou Duva and Dan Duva, as well as a […]

25 Years Ago, Michael Moorer and Bert Cooper Waged a Tumultuous Battle

THE MOORER–COOPER BARNBURNER: They often are called “closet classics,” a term employed to describe thrilling, two-way action fights that, for […]

Briggs vs Oquendo and the Odious WBA “Regular” Heavyweight Title Belt

BRIGGS VS OQUENDO — In 1989, at age 40, George Foreman appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The accompanying […]

Getting to the Sunshine: The Ricky Womack Story

THE RICKY WOMACK STORY — Thomas Boswell, the respected sports columnist of the Washington Post, once predicted that the 1984 […]

Remembering Nat Allbright: The Man Who Could Make Your Boxing Fantasy Come True

Remembering Nat Allbright – I don’t particularly care to write obituaries about notable boxing figures because I hate to see […]

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 […]

This Day in Boxing (Dec. 20): When the Russian Giant Fleeced the Real Deal

THE VALUEV-HOLYFIELD HEIST — There is a line from one of Elvis Presley’s lesser-known songs, Big Boss Man, that could […]

It’s a Landslide as Evander, Barrera, Tapia Enter the Boxing Hall of Fame

EVANDER, BARRERA, TAPIA CANASTOTA-BOUND — You say the outcome of last month’s Presidential election was a stunner? That the pollsters […]