Tag Archives: Larry Merchant

Jim Lampley and 16 Others Weigh in on the Problem of PED Use in Boxing

For this latest survey, I reached out for suggestions from our regular panel of respondents. Among the fascinating survey questions submitted

St. Patty’s Day Q&A — Irish Micky Ward: “I still love boxing but…”

Micky Ward, now 52, never quit on Lowell Mass. It’s the fighting city where in 1978 he first made his name in boxing as a baby-faced pipsqueak with dreams

Noted Boxing Buffs Look Back on Their First Live Boxing Event (Part 2)

An interesting array of boxing people responded to our survey. The offshoot was a two-part story. Here are the remaining responses. The irony—or maybe the evolution

The “Lone Star Cobra” Was Special But Didn’t Fulfill His Vast Potential

When Donald Curry, the “Lone Star Cobra,” was at his best, which was exceptionally good, he gave no thought of […]

Boxing was a Springboard for Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg

Name the sport and Dick Enberg likely covered it. Perhaps best known nationally as an announcer of NFL games (he […]

“Notes and Nuggets” from Thomas Hauser

What does a journalist do when he retires following a long and storied career that includes 25 years as sports […]

40 Noted Boxing Buffs Recall Their Favorite Round of Boxing

PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES: In previous stories, we asked a set of respondents to name their favorite boxing […]

On The Road With Sonny Liston; a Flashback With Lem Banker

In late June of 1970, Sonny Liston ventured to New Jersey where he dismantled Chuck Wepner in nine gory rounds. […]

Ward vs. Kovalev: This Time, All the Pressure is on Kovalev

It was the signature fight of his career. He fought an undefeated opponent in the opponent’s home country. In spite […]

Looking Back With Fresh Eyes, the Right Guy Won the Hagler-Leonard Fight

MY HAGLER-LEONARD NOTEBOOK REVISITED — Thirty years later, some people still can’t understand why Marvelous Marvin Hagler walked away from […]