Tag Archives: Evander Holyfield

Ringside in Providence with Evander Holyfield: Toka TKOs Moralde

PROVIDENCE,​ ​R.I.​ ​—​ ​Forgive​ ​me​ ​if​ ​this​ ​strikes​ ​you​ ​as​ ​fake​ ​news​ ​or​ ​even​ ​a​ ​true​ ​form​ ​of​ ​divine providence,​ […]

Trainer Talk: Don Turner Reflects on His Days With Evander and “Krusher”

“I want to ask you a question,” Don Turner said in his slight rasp, as he finished reminiscing about moving to New York in 1959 and watching

Prominent Trainer Ronnie Shields Reflects on a Life in Boxing

Ronnie Shields never thought boxing would be his life. After a stalwart amateur career consisting of over 260 bouts and […]

McDonagh Polishes Up His Act

(Published in the Philadelphia Daily News on Feb. 6, 2007) The former fighter, in his lilting Irish brogue, recites the […]

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 […]