Tag Archives: Joe Louis

David vs. Goliath: Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

The Biblical battle of David vs. Goliath has endured for thousands of years as an inspiration for underdogs in one-on-one combat. But few people have written of that storied confrontation in a more intriguing fashion than Malcolm Gladwell.

When the Fourth of July was a Big Day for Boxing

We’re going way back, but there was a time when the Fourth of July was a big day for boxing in the U.S. The high water mark, according to BoxRec, was set in 1922 when there were 67 shows spread across 27 states. In that year, the holiday fell on a Tuesday.

The Four Faces on the Mount Rushmore of Boxing: A New TSS Survey

In this survey we posed a hypothetical question: Suppose that there was going to be a Mount Rushmore of Boxing with the faces of four boxers carved on to a granite mountain

April 12th Marks the Death of Two Boxers Who Were Giants among Giants

Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson are two of the three most significant fighters to ever grace the sport of boxing. The other, of course, is Muhammad Ali.

At Least Devon Alexander Has YouTube; “Jersey Joe” Didn’t

This past weekend I watched a crossroads welterweight bout between former two-division champ Devon Alexander 27-4-1 (14) and former WBC welterweight

On This Date in Boxing History: Rocky Marciano KOs Joe Louis

Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano. The Rock, a shoemaker’s son from Brockton, Massachusetts, was five fights and 11 months away from winning the world

Boxing History Went Up in Flames in Blaze That Destroyed Kronk Gym

worked with 41 world champions, 30 of whom he helped develop at that city’s shrine to the sweet science, the Kronk Gym, the most famous alumnus

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 […]

Why Is Every Fighter Measured Against Perfection?

Have you seen Frank Lotierzo’s young heavyweight prospect, Louis Ali? He’s like no other fighter you’ve ever seen fighting at […]

Christina Newland’s “50 Best Boxing Movies of All Time”: A Provocative List

BEST BOXING MOVIES — On March 30, the online magazine Paste published Christina Newland’s “The 50 Best Boxing Movies of […]