Tag Archives: Evander Holyfield

How the ‘Omega Project’ Got Holyfield Ready for Qawi – and, ultimately, Tyson

They could have called it something else. They could have just said it was a more intensive, non-traditional type of […]

Better Boxing Through Chemistry? The Fight Over PEDs Never Really Ends

He’s baaack. Well, that assertion is not really correct. Victor Conte, the disgraced founder of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative […]

A Pier 6 Brawl in Philly Enlivens a Soft Boxing Weekend

WEEKEND BOXING RECAPS — On an otherwise quiet weekend for boxing, there was a corker in South Philadelphia that would […]

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 […]