Tag Archives: George Foreman

Joe Frazier and his trainer Yank Durham, a Great Combination

Many past heavyweight greats were closely aligned with their trainer. Joe Louis had Jack Blackburn, Rocky Marciano had Charlie Goldman, Muhammad Ali had Angelo Dundee and “Smokin” Joe Frazier had Yancey “Yank” Durham.

The Case for Michael Moorer

This past weekend, the International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted three new members in the Modern Boxer category. Michael Moorer has yet to get the call and perhaps never will, but one can certainly build a case for him.

Three Punch Combo: Fury-Seferi Harks to Foreman-Grimsley and More

Last week, it was announced that Sefer Seferi (23-1, 21 KOs) will be the opponent for Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KO’s) when Fury returns on June 9th from a nearly three year ring absence.

Jim Murray on Boxing: Tasty Tidbits From the Pantry of a Great Sportswriter

This coming August it will be 20 years since we lost Jim Murray, America’s most decorated sportswriter. Murray was 78 when he died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles.

Bernard Hopkins Recalls ‘Revenge Killing’ He Once Planned to Commit

Delaware River as well as his hometown’s skyline, former middleweight and light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, 53

Ali Lost the Biggest Fight Ever and is Perhaps the Greatest Because of It

This past March 8th marked the 47th anniversary of the first fight between Muhammad Ali and “Smokin” Joe Frazier, billed as Frazier vs. Ali being that Joe

Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser: The NYSAC and Minimum Wage – Oops!

When it comes to powerful unions that influence large blocs of voters, that might be true. But closer to home, the Cuomo Administration is falling short of the mark.

Arslanbek Makhmudov, a Big Man with a Big Upside, Turned Pro Last Weekend

Arslanbek Makhmudov is a giant of a heavyweight. Listed anywhere between 6’5 and 6’6 and scaling over 260lbs, this Russian […]

3 Punch Combo: Remembering Foreman-Briggs, Kovalev’s Road Map and More

George Foreman’s storied career when he dropped a majority decision to Shannon Briggs in Atlantic City, NJ. Most boxing experts and fans who watched

They Said It….Dewdrops from 35 Years on the Boxing Beat

During a recent conversation I had with Randy Gordon, the ex-editor of The Ring magazine, ex-chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission and current