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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

Frank Deford Didn’t Like Boxing, But He Wrote the Greatest Boxing Story

Frank Deford, America’s most celebrated sportswriter, died on Memorial Day, May 29, at age seventy-eight. Deford, whose best work was […]

The Freak Show: Bad Juju for Big George Foreman

One of the most bizarre events in the history of heavyweight boxing took place 42 years ago this week. On […]